The enlightened screen

The Canadian Film Institute’s ongoing guest artist series featuring Canada’s best contemporary filmmakers




  • General Admission: $13
  • CFI Members, Seniors, Students, Children: $9

Intimate and interactive screenings and artist talks featuring experimental image-makers Patrice James, Karl Lemieux, Phillip Barker, and Jorge Lozano (we will update the programming on this page once dates, etc. are confirmed). 

Inaugurated in 1998, the twentieth season of this ongoing visiting artist series presents artist-curated evenings of independent experimental film and video in the Byward Market at Mercury Lounge. Once again, the series features Canadian experimental cinema, with guest filmmakers presenting their work and engaging in extensive discussions with audience members for a "pay-what-you-can" admission.