Joële Walinga is a Canadian visual artist and filmmaker. Born in Calgary in 1988, she studied intermedia at NSCAD University in Halifax and Concordia University in Montreal until she could no longer afford tuition, and continued her studies auto-didactically. She is an alumna of the 2021 Berlin International Film Festival’s talent development programme Berlinale Talents, and the 2022 Zurich Film Festival Academy. Her work has been shown at SXSW, the Art Gallery of Ontario, International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography, RIDM, and Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival among others, and is available at the Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre and online at Doc Alliance Films. She is currently in development on her upcoming hybrid documentary feature, as well as writing her first narrative feature with the support of the Canada Council for the Arts. 

SELF-PORTRAIT. 2022. Documentary/Experimental film. 67 minutes

–2022. RIDM. Montréal, Canada *Special Jury Prize, National Feature

–2022. Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival. Jihlava, Czech Republic

–2022. Chattanooga Film Festival. Chattanooga, USA 

–2022. Prismatic Ground. New York City, USA
–2022. SXSW Film Festival. Austin, USA 

Made with the support of the Canada Council for the Arts

Presented with the support of the Canada Council for the Arts and Telefilm Canada

MRS. DEBORAH CORDE. 2020. Short film. 3 minutes

–2021. Antimatter [Media Art]. Victoria, Canada 

–2021. International Short Film Festival Oberhausen. Oberhausen, Germany

Distributed by the CFMDC

EVICTIONS. 2019. Community collaborative sculpture/installation

–2019. John & Maggie Mitchell Art Gallery. Edmonton, Canada

Presented with the support of the Canada Council for the Arts

IN THE SAME BREATH. 2018. Video, performance, cyanotype and scent 

In collaboration with Alicia Nauta

–2018. Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography. Toronto, Canada

GOD STRAIGHTENS LEGS. 2018. Documentary film. 67 minutes

–2020. Cinémathèque Québécoise. Montréal, Canada

–2018. Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival. Jihlava, Czech Republic

–2018. Vertical Features. Toronto, Canada

–2018. DOXA Documentary Film Festival. Vancouver, Canada

Made with the support of the Canada Council for the Arts and the Toronto Arts Council

Presented with the support of the Canada Council for the Arts

Available online at Doc Alliance Films

Distributed by the CFMDC

 

CAVE SMALL CAVE BIG. 2017. Participatory short film (in collaboration with 5-year-olds). 11 minutes

–2018. John and Maggie Mitchell Art Gallery. Edmonton, Canada

–2018. Truck Contemporary Art. Calgary, Canada

–2018. The Fabulous Festival of Fringe Film. Durham, Canada

–2017. Breakthroughs Film Festival. Toronto, Canada

–2017. Chicago Underground Film Festival. Chicago, USA

–2017. Wendy’s Subway. Brooklyn, USA

–2017. The Khyber Centre For The Arts. Halifax, Canada

–2017. Art Gallery of Ontario. Toronto, Canada

Made with the support of the Toronto Arts Council

Distributed by the CFMDC


Contact: joelewalinga@gmail.com