Joële Walinga is an artist and filmmaker. Her work has been shown at the Art Gallery of Ontario, International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography, and South by Southwest Film Festival among others, and is available at the Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre and online at Doc Alliance Films. She is an alumna of the 2021 Berlin International Film Festival’s talent development programme Berlinale Talents.

SELF-PORTRAIT. 2022. Documentary film. 68 minutes

World Premiere Announcement Upcoming!

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

Made 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

Available online at Doc Alliance Films

Distributed by the CFMDC

 

CAVE SMALL CAVE BIG. 2017. Short film. 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

NIGHT IN. 2014. Multi-channel video installation

–2014. Videofag. Toronto, Canada

Grants & Awards

2021. Concept to Realization. Canada Council for the Arts

2021. Research and Creation. Canada Council for the Arts

2019. Research and Creation. Canada Council for the Arts

2019. Arts Across Canada. Canada Council for the Arts

2019. Chalmers Professional Development Projects. Ontario Arts Council

2018. Arts Abroad. Canada Council for the Arts

2018. Concept to Realization. Canada Council for the Arts

2018. Newcomer and Refugee Artist Mentorship Grant. Toronto Arts Council

2017. Media Artists Grant. Toronto Arts Council

2017. Media Artists Grant. Ontario Arts Council

2015. Media Artists Grant. Toronto Arts Council

Distribution & Collections

Doc Alliance Films. Prague, Czech Republic

Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre. Toronto, Canada

Residencies & Labs

2021. Berlinale Talents. Berlin, Germany

2019. John & Maggie Mitchell Art Gallery Artist in Residence. Edmonton, Canada

2015. Roundtable Residency. Toronto, Canada​

Selected Bibliography

2020. The Question of Plant Consciousness in Contemporary Art. Esse arts + opinions. Emma Lansdowne

2019. Best Canadian Film of the Decade Survey. Seventh Row

2018. Who We're Watching: Joële Walinga. cléo Journal. Paloma Pacheco

2018. GOD STRAIGHTENS LEGS Waits for a Miracle. Screen Anarchy. Josh Hamm

2018. Review: God Straightens Legs. POV Magazine. Patrick Mullen

2017. The Movie Written By Five-Year-Olds” CANADALAND’s The Imposter. Aliya Pabani

2017. A Surrealist Film, Written by Children” Canadian Art. Merray Gerges

2017. This is what happens when you let kids write a movie. CBC Arts. Leah Collins

2017. Peek inside a 5 year old’s imagination. Art Matters

2016. We Tried to Interview Two Five-Year-Old Filmmakers. Daily VICE. Amil Niazi

Contact: joelewalinga@gmail.com