The Parkdale Film + Video Showcase

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Parkdale Film + Video Showcase (PFVS)


Take a look at our past festivals through video documentation of live performances, photos from our screenings, and archived programs.


PFVS runs annually in August, check here for updates. Throughout the year we’re promoting and attending other media arts events. Check out what’s happening now!


Follow our blog for announcements and updates about the showcase. Stay tuned for programming and volunteer opportunites

Who we are

aka The Parkdale Beauty Pagent Society

The Parkdale Film + Video Showcase is run by a rotating collective of local artists and curators who collaborate and seek partnerships with community groups to coordinate the annual community media arts festival. PFVS presents and celebrates the work of artists in Parkdale, through dynamic creative programming including film and video screenings, critical discussions, installation and performance. The Showcase strives to engage the range of diverse Parkdale residents with contemporary media arts practices by offering free or pay what you can programming at accessible locations, free educational workshops for youth, and outreach programs for underserved members of the community living in marginalized circumstances.

  • Media Art
  • Community Engagement
  • Education and Exploration


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Amber Christensen

Artistic Director
Amber Christensen is a researcher, librarian, organizer and media arts curator. She holds an MA in Cinema and Media Studies from York University and a Masters of Library and Information Studies from the University of British Columbia.
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Rachelle Walker

Outreach Coordinator
Rachelle Walker is a visual artist and communications specialist. She helps community groups, artists, and arts organizations to showcase their work and broaden their audiences through web development, social media, and promotional materials.
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Karl Reinsalu

Technical Manager
Karl Reinsalu is a “do-it-yourselfer” with expertise in both analog film and digital techniques. In addition to on-set work, his passion for projection has found Karl as the on-site technician and projectionist for several multi-format film festivals such as the Parkdale Film & Video Showcase and The 8 Fest Small-Gauge Film Festival.

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