14: 25 min, 16mm, 4K, colour, black and white, 2017

Dust Cycles uses 16mm film and aerial video to explore the Scarborough Bluffs, a string of cliffs located at the eastern edge of Toronto’s waterfront where natural and human made elements collide.

Dust Cycles investigates the past and present of the Bluffs, from the rock and clay strata that reveal the last Ice Age and footprints of First Nations people who populated the area 11,000 years ago, to the present day properties on the brink of destruction due to erosion.

Made possible through the generous support of The Toronto Arts Council, Ontario Arts Council and Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto.



Super 8mm to 16mm, 4:30 min, silent, 2016

A study of light and shadows on a late summer afternoon.
Commissioned by the 8Fest Toronto.

2016    The 8Fest Toronto January 29-30th, 2016, Toronto, ON
2016    International Film Festival Rotterdam, Dinamo P&I Screening, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
2016    (S8) Mostra de Cinema Periférico, La internacional impresionista program, A Coruña, Spain
2016    Festival Nouveau Cinema, Cinémathèque québécoise, Montreal, QC
2017    III Fronteira Festival, part of the LAND(E)SCAPES program, Goiania, Brazil
2017   Angell Gallery, The Readable City, curated by Bill Clarke, Toronto, ON


A collaboration with Philip Hoffman, 16mm, Super 8mm, HD, 2015

A kinetic journey through Expo 67, revisiting Canada’s centennial through the symbols, choreographies, and built environments of the World’s Fair and its construction of (inter)nationalism. Reworking archival footage, By the Time We Got to Expo creates a vibrant collision of textures and forms in order to explore the surfaces, ideologies, and implications of the ‘meeting place’ that was Expo 67.
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Zoë Heyn-Jones

2017   Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal (MAC), 'In Search of Expo', curated by Monika Gagnon and Lesley Johnstone
2017  National Gallery of Art, By The Time We Got To Expo, Saluting Canada at 150 program, Washington, DC
2017  (S8) Mostra de Cinema Periférico,  Spain
2017  $100 Film Festival, Calgary, AB
2017   Factory Theatre, part of the Hand-Processed & Experimental Program, Hamilton, ON
2017    Alchemy Film Festival,  part of the Rhythms Crackle Program, Hawick Scotland
2016    In/Future Festival at Ontario Place, curated by Janine Marchessault, Toronto, ON
2016    City of Mississauga: Culture, Art on the Screens,  Celebration Square, Mississauga, ON
2016    Images Festival, This Illuminated World Program, Toronto, ON
2016    National Gallery of CanadaGovernor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts 2016, Ottawa, ON
2016    Art Court Theatre / Canadian Film Institute, Ottawa, ON
2016    Pleasure Dome New Toronto Works, AGX Film Collective, Waltham, MA
2016    Pleasure Dome New Toronto Works, Center for Performance Research, Brooklyn, NY
2016    Festival International Du Films Sur L'ArtMontreal, QC
2016    DocPoint, Helsinki Documentary Film Festival, Helsinki, Finland
2015    Café Ex - The Films of Philip Hoffman, Ottawa, ON
2015    Echo Park Film Centre, Northern Light: New Experimental Works, LA, CA
2015    Fanshawe College, Films of Eva Kolcze and Philip Hoffman, London, ON
2015    Antimatter Film Festival, Victoria, BC
2015    Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival,Czech Republic
2015    Festival Nouveau Cinema, Montreal, QC
2015    Pleasuredome New Toronto Works, Toronto, ON
2015    The Film Farm Lux 20th Anniversary Show, Lux, London UK
2015    Winnipeg Underground Film Festival, Winnipeg, MB



16 min, 16mm to HD, 2014

All That Is Solid investigates Brutalist architecture through the surface of black and white celluloid. The film features three prominent examples of Brutalist architecture, Robarts Library, U of T Scarborough campus and York University campus. Footage of the buildings has been degraded using a number of chemical and physical processes. The film explores the utopian visions that inspired the Brutalist movement and the material and aesthetic connection between concrete and celluloid.


2017    Kinosmiðja Screening Series, All That Is Solid programmed by Terra Jean Long, Reykjavik, Iceland
2016    Victoria Film Festival, All That Is Solid, Shorts program: Ontario, Victoria, BC
2016    Pacific Cinematheque, DIM Cinema, All That Is Solid, curated by Melanie O’Brien, Vancouver, BC
2016    Shapeshifters: An Evening of Experimental Cinema, The Grange Film Series, All That Is Solid, East Haddam, CT
2016    Copenhagen Architecture Film Festival, Copenhagen, Denmark
2016    Filmmakers Co-op, New Year New Works, New York, NY
2015    Winnipeg Design Festival, Winnipeg, MB
2015    Analogica Film Festival, Bolzano, Italy
2015    EXIS Experimental Film and Video Festival,EX-Now, Seoul, Korea
2015    New Monuments Forget The Future, Birch Contemporary, Toronto, ON
2015    Arkipel Intl. Documentary and Experimental Film Festival, Jarkarta, Indonesia
2015    EMMEDIA, Fresh Short Shorts program, Calgary, AB
2015    VideoEx, Architecture Light and Space program, Zurich, Switzerland
2015    Vivo Media Arts Centre, Urban Decay Program, Vancouver BC
2015    Winnipeg Underground Film Festival, Winnipeg, MB
2015    Montreal Underground Film Festival, Montreal, QC
2015    Int'l Short Film Festival Oberhausen, Oberhausen, Germany
2015    Iowa City International Documentary Festival, Iowa City, IA
2015    Images Festival, Toronto, ON
2015    Int'l Film Festival Rotterdam, Dinamo P&I Screening, Rotterdam, The Netherlands


4 min, 16mm, super 8, HD, 2013
The Cheltenham Badlands are exposed geological formations that once lay beneath an ancient lake. The barren, rolling landscape was sculpted by the water that flowed over it. Shot in HD and super 8, the film also features celluloid that has been decayed in soil and water.

2015    Echo Park Film Centre, Lorenzo Gattorna & Close Company, Los Angeles, CA
2015    Art Cinema OFFoff, Young Vagrants, Ghent, Belgium
2014    Haverhill Experimental Film Festival, Haverhill, MA
2014    Montreal Experimental Film Festival, Montreal, QC
2014    The 8fest, Toronto, ON
2014    Open City Cinema, Winnipeg, MB



5 min. 16mm, 2012
A hand processed film exploring the decaying modernist structures of a popular amusement park on the Toronto Islands.

2017    Projection Screening Series, Modern Island, La Station, Nice, France
2015    Canadian Film Day, Why We Love Canadian Film, York University, Toronto, ON
2014    Antimatter Film Festival Tour, Cholula and Oaxaca, Mexico
2014    Rogers Cable 10, XS Network, Toronto, ON
2014    Images Festival, Toronto, ON
2014    International Film Festival Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
2013    Transient Visions: Festivals of the Moving Image, Johnson City, NY
2013    Anthology Film Archives, Experimental Documentaries, New York, NY
2013    Under New Management - Video Rental Store, ODD Gallery, Dawson, Yukon
2012    Antimatter Film Festival, Victoria BC
2012    Montreal Underground Film Festival, Montreal QC

 MARKINGS 1-3 (2011)

Markings 1-3

7 min. 16mm, 2011
A tactile journey in three parts.  Markings 1-3 is an attempt to connect with nature through the surface of celluloid, using such techniques as tinting, toning, painting and scratching.
This film was shot and hand processed at the Independent Imaging Retreat (The Film Farm) in Mount Forest Ontario.

2016    aCinema Screening Series, Markings 1-3, 'Not Similar to Anything, Just Similar' program, Milwaukee, WI
2016    Edge of Frame Programme Three,  DIY Space for London,  London, UK
2016    Scratch Projection, EXPRMTL GRRL, Paris, France
2016    Experiments In Cinema, Best of the Festival, Markings 1-3, Southwest Film Centre, Albuquerque, NM
2015    Proceso de Error - Festival Internacional de Video Experimental,Valparaíso, Chile
2014    Northwest Film Forum, Collaboration with Nature program, Seattle, Washington
2014    Echo Park Film Centre, Collaboration with Nature program, Los Angeles, CA
2014    Pleasure Dome, Film Farm: A Pact with Process, Toronto, ON
2014    Festival De Lima, Otras Miradas program, Lima, Peru
2014    Synethsesia III - Film and Music, Toronto, ON
2014    Experimental Film Fest Portland, Portland, OR
2014    Alchemy Film Festival, Hawick, Scotland
2014    Exploded View Gallery, Tuscon, AZ
2013    Nuit Blanche, CFMDC 'Merging Solitudes', CFMDC.TV
2013    Rare Earth, FPS Screening, Plug Projects
2013    Cinesthesia Feminist Film Festival,  Carbondale, IL
2013    Experiments in Cinema, Albuquerque, NM
2012    Gaze #3, Artist Television Access, Material Worlds, San Francisco, CA

775 KING ST. WEST (2010)


5 min (loop), 2010
775 KING ST. WEST is a single channel video installation which traces the absence and explores the history of a demolished building at 775 King St. West in Toronto. The site was home to many businesses over its 110 year history, including factories, offices and for the past 30 years Paul Wolf Electric and Lighting Supply.

Urban Research on Film, Director's Lounge, Berlin 2012
Topographies at Union Gallery, 2011
 XPACE Cultural Centre, September, 2010