Tori Foster

Last updated
Tori Foster
Born1982
NationalityCanadian
OccupationArtist, Filmmaker

Tori Foster (born 1982) is a Canadian artist and filmmaker, known for her new media works. [1] [2] [3] She is most noted for her documentary film 533 Statements , [4] which was cowinner with Denis Langlois' film Amnesia: The James Brighton Enigma of the award for Best Canadian Feature Film at the 2006 Inside Out Film and Video Festival. [5]

Contents

Academic career

Foster is an assistant professor of art at California State University, Northridge. [6]

See also

Related Research Articles

California State University, Northridge Public university in the Northridge neighborhood of Los Angeles, California

California State University, Northridge is a public university in the Northridge neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. With a total enrollment of 38,391 students, it has the largest undergraduate population as well as the second largest total student body of the 23-campus California State University system, making it one of the largest comprehensive universities in the United States in terms of enrollment size. The size of CSUN also has a major impact on the California economy, with an estimated $1.9 billion in economic output generated by CSUN on a yearly basis. As of Fall 2019, the university had 2,139 faculty, of which 805 were tenured or on the tenure track.

Tori Spelling American actress and author

Victoria Davey Spelling is an American actress and author. She is widely known for her first major role, Donna Martin, on Beverly Hills, 90210 beginning in 1990, produced by her father, Aaron. She has appeared in made-for-television films, including A Friend to Die For (1994), A Carol Christmas (2003), The Mistle-Tones (2012), both versions of Mother, May I Sleep with Danger?, and The Last Sharknado: It's About Time (2018). She has also starred in several independent films including The House of Yes (1997), Trick (1999), Scary Movie 2 (2001), Cthulhu (2007), Kiss the Bride (2007) and Izzie's Way Home (2016). She reprised her role of Donna Martin in Beverly Hills, 90210's spin-off, BH90210, in 2019.

Hampshire College Private liberal arts college in Amherst, Massachusetts, US

Hampshire College is a private liberal arts college in Amherst, Massachusetts. It was opened in 1970 as an experiment in alternative education, in association with four other colleges in the Pioneer Valley: Amherst College, Smith College, Mount Holyoke College, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Together they have since been known as the Five Colleges or the Five College Consortium.

Christine Fellows Canadian musician

Christine Fellows is a Canadian folk-pop singer-songwriter from Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Gwendolyn Audrey Foster American scholar and filmmaker

Gwendolyn Audrey Foster is an experimental filmmaker, artist and author. She is Willa Cather Professor Emerita in Film Studies. Her work has focused on gender, race, ecofeminism, queer sexuality, eco-theory, and class studies. From 1999 through the end of 2014, she was co-editor along with Wheeler Winston Dixon of the Quarterly Review of Film and Video. In 2016, she was named Willa Cather Endowed Professor of English at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln and took early retirement in 2020.

Americana (music) genre of music and radio format

Americana is an amalgam of American music formed by the confluence of the shared and varied traditions that make up the musical ethos of the United States, specifically those sounds that are merged from folk, country, blues, rhythm and blues, rock and roll, gospel, and other external influences. Americana, as defined by the Americana Music Association (AMA), is "contemporary music that incorporates elements of various mostly acoustic American roots music styles, including country, roots rock, folk, gospel and bluegrass resulting in a distinctive roots-oriented sound that lives in a world apart from the pure forms of the genres upon which it may draw. While acoustic instruments are often present and vital, Americana also often uses a full electric band."

The Inside Out Film and Video Festival, also known as the Inside Out LGBT or LGBTQ Film Festival, is an annual Canadian film festival, which presents a program of LGBT-related film. The festival is staged in both Toronto and Ottawa. Founded in 1991, the festival is now the largest of its kind in Canada. Deadline dubbed it "Canada’s foremost LGBTQ film festival."

Suroosh Alvi Canadian journalist and filmmaker

Suroosh Alvi is a Pakistani-Canadian journalist and filmmaker. He is the co-founder of Vice Media, a youth media brand operating in more than 50 countries. Alvi is a travelled journalist and an executive producer of film, covering global youth culture, news, and music. He has hosted and produced award-winning documentaries investigating controversial issues, movements, and subcultures, including conflict minerals in the Congo, the Iraq War, and the rise of the Pakistani Taliban and global terrorism.

Sundance Institute American non-profit organisation

Sundance Institute is a non-profit organization founded by Robert Redford committed to the growth of independent artists. The institute is driven by its programs that discover and support independent filmmakers, theatre artists and composers from all over the world. At the core of the programs is the goal to introduce audiences to the artists' new work, aided by the institute's labs, granting and mentorship programs that take place throughout the year in the United States and internationally.

Alexis Krasilovsky filmmaker

Alexis Krasilovsky is an American filmmaker, writer and professor. Krasilovsky's first film, End of the Art World documented artists including Andy Warhol and Robert Rauschenberg.

Tori Kelly American singer

Victoria Loren Kelly is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and record producer. Kelly first gained recognition after posting videos on YouTube as a teenager, and appeared as a semi-finalist on the ninth season of American Idol in 2010. Thereafter, she independently released her self-produced debut EP in 2012, Handmade Songs by Tori Kelly.

Kelly Sears is an American animator and filmmaker. In 2015 she lives in Los Angeles, California and is Assistant Professor of Film at University of Colorado Boulder. Her work consists of video, digital animation, stop-motion animation, digital imaging, and sound design.

Denis Langlois is a Canadian director, screenwriter, producer, actor and editor from Quebec. He is most noted for his feature films Danny in the Sky, Amnesia: The James Brighton Enigma and A Paradise Too Far .

Amnesia: The James Brighton Enigma is a Canadian drama film, directed by Denis Langlois and released in 2005. The film dramatizes the true story of "James Brighton", a gay "mystery man" suffering from dissociative amnesia who was found naked behind a dumpster in Montreal in 1998, and was eventually confirmed as Matthew Honeycutt, a young heterosexual man from La Follette, Tennessee who was attempting to escape from his fundamentalist Christian family.

533 Statements is a 2006 Canadian documentary film directed by Tori Foster. The film features Foster travelling across Canada to interview various lesbian and transgender women in cities and towns across the country.

References

  1. "Artist/Maker Name "Foster, Tori"". Canadian Heritage Information Network. Retrieved 31 May 2016.
  2. Smith, Greg J. "Cadence – Tori Foster's Eternal Rush Hour". Creative Applications Network. Retrieved 31 May 2016.
  3. Smith, Greg J. "Concentrated Geographies [Processing]". Creative Applications Network. Retrieved 31 May 2016.
  4. Liss, Sarah. "TORI FOSTER Ryerson guerrilla girl grad travels the trans-canada highway and redefines queer identity in 533 STATEMENTS". Now . Retrieved 31 May 2016.
  5. "“Amnesia” and “533 Statements” Among Top Prize Winners at 2006 Inside Out Fest". IndieWire , June 5, 2006.
  6. "Tori Foster Assistant Professor". California State University, Northridge. Retrieved 31 May 2016.