Patrice James holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Film Studies from Carleton University. Ms. James is presently the Executive Director of the Independent Filmmakers Co-operative of Ottawa Inc. (IFCO). She has extensive training in several aspects of film, television and video production, and is herself a practicing filmmaker.
Ms. James has contributed to the cultural life of Ottawa for over 18 years, as a strong advocate for the media arts both locally and at the national level. She served on the Board of Directors of the Independent Media Arts Alliance (IMAA) from 2006-2011, and has been a past juror for the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council and the Ottawa Arts Council.
Patrice James was one of three finalists in 2012 vying to receive Ottawa’s top annual arts prize; the Victor Tolgesy Award, which is given annually to an individual who has “contributed substantially” to culture in Ottawa.
Ms. James continues to live and work in Ottawa.
This event will be an intimate and interactive presentation featuring the work of this maverick Ottawa filmmaker.