Annette Mangaard has written, and directed fifteen films in more than a decade as an independent filmmaker. She has received a Gemini Nomination for Best Director of a Documentary for her one hour film, GENERAL IDEA: ART, AIDS, AND THE FIN DE SIECLE (for TVO, Bravo, SCN, Knowledge) which premiered at Hot Doc’s in Toronto then went on to garner accolades at festivals in Vancouver, Mexico City, Buenos Aires, and Asolo - Italy (among others).
Born in Denmark, Mangaard immigrated to Canada at a young age. Mangaard’s richly imaged film style is anchored in her studies between 1976-80 at the Ontario College of Art where she earned an honors degree in painting and printmaking.
New work includes the feature documentary KINNGAIT: Riding Light Into the World that explores the changing face of the Inuit artists of Cape Dorset for Bravo, TVO, Knowledge and APTN.
Mangaard is currently developing several projects including: WILD WOMEN a multi-platform interactive project about Canadian women cowgirls, and ZERO FOOTPRINT a feature length documentary exploring indigenous peoples, ways of living and whether a zero footprint actually exists.
In 2009 Mangaard was invited to present a retrospective of her films at the Cinematheque Palais de Glace in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Past retrospectives include solo screenings at the Pacific Cinematheque in Vancouver, Canada in 1990 and in 1991 at the Kino Arsenal Cinematheque in Berlin, West Germany.
Her films have been shown at festivals around the world including: The Chicago Film Festival, The Collective for Living Cinema in New York, The Hong Kong Film Festival, Trivandrum Film Festival- India, London Film Festival - England, Kingston Film Festival - Jamaica, DOCSDF – Mexico City, the SESC de Pompeia - Sao Poalo, Brazil, Ozfun Australian Tour, Charleston Filmfest -Houston, Toronto International Film Festival, Vancouver Film Festival, Atlantic Film Festival – Halifax, San Francisco Film Festival, Asolo Arts Film Festival - Italy, Torino Film Festival – Italy, Tyne International Festival - England, FIFA - Montreal, Doxa Documentary Festival- Vancouver and Hot Doc’s - Toronto.
2014, 62:00 minutes, colour, English
2012, 07:00 minutes, colour
2010, 64:00 minutes, colour, English and Inuktitut with English Subtites
2006, 10:18 minutes, colour/B&W, English
2002, 50:00 minutes, colour, English
1990, 26:00 minutes, colour, English
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