films

COMING SOON - 2024

Artist Statement

Odette Laramee has a great appreciation for exploring story across cultures, histories/futures, and media. Her work is created from extraordinarily surprising medium and celebrates the vastness of being.

She has participated in international exhibitions, solo presentations, and collectively created projects on six continents.

The experimental, documentary, and narrative films invite reflection on a broad spectrum of themes through the powerful medium of creative inquiry. Laramee's studies are in the area of collective knowledge creation, in the everyday, the socio/political, and the sublime.

Interview Link: https://www.itsliquid.com/interview-odettelaramee.html

Artfacts Ranking: https://artfacts.net/artist/odette-laramee/888275

Awards and Official Selections

Official Selection - nameless, Cinema Carnival - Pisa, Italy, 2024

Official Selection - SHE, Third Culture Film Festival - Tauranga, New Zealand, 2024

Selection - 'ditto', Mixing Identities - Rome International Art Fair - Rome, Italy, 2023

Official Selection - nameless, British Indie Film & Music Festival - London, England, 2023

Official Selection - nameless, Mostra de Cinema de Fama - Fama, Brazil, 2023

Official Selection - nameless, Luleå International Film Festival -  Luleå, Sweden, 2023

Official Selection - nameless, Goa International Film Festival - Goa, India, 2023

Official Selection - nameless, Dialog Film Festival - Köln, Germany, 2023

Quater Finalist - nameless, Neum Underwater Film Festival - Neum, Herzegovina, 2023

Official Selection - Giant Puppets for Dignified Menstruation, Women Deliver: Arts and Film Festival - Kegali, Rwanda, 2023

Official Selection - SHE, Fargo Film Festival - Fargo, USA, 2023

Official Selection - nameless, Hercules International Film Festival - Seville, Spain, 2023

Award Winner - Best Experimental Film and Audience Choice -nameless, Mokkho International Film Festival - Pondicherry, India, 2023

Official Selection - SHE, London Contemporary (The Line Contemporary Art Space) - London, England, 2022

Official Selection - nameless, Venice International Art Fair (Palazzo Bembo and Palazzo Albrizzi-Capello) - Venice, Italy, 2022

Award Winner - Jury Award, nameless, Tulum World Environmental Film Festival - Tulum, Mexico. 2022

Selection and Award - 12-Foot Puppet Promote Participation, Panafrican Festival of Puppets and Associated Arts - Libreville, Gabon. 2022 

Selection - Creative Delivery, International Women's Day Event 2022 - Victoria, Canada. 2022

Official Selection - Emily and Beatrix, ARTS x SDGS Festival - New York, USA / presented from EXPODubai, UAE. 2022

Semi Finalist (Films For Change), Kuno Sings, Baliwood Bali World Independent Short Film Awards - Bali, Indonesia. 2022

Official Selection - Rogue Potato, Serbfest International Film Festival - Chișinău,  Moldova. 2021

Official Selection (Scientific Committee), 12-Foot Puppet Promote Participation - Play, Perform, Learn, Grow Conference - Lesvos, Greece. 2021

Selection (Scientific Committee),Virtual Conference, Digital Culture and AudioVisual Challenges - Corfu, Greece. 2021

Official Selection - Finalist, Kuno Sings - TV Fest 2021 - Vernon, Canada. 2021

Official Selection - Creative DeliveryARTS X SDGS Online Festival - New York, USA / curated from Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. 2021

Award Winner - Best Experimental Film, nameless, Atlanta Award Qualifying Film Festival - Atlanta, New York, Los Angeles, USA. 2021

Award Winner - Best Animation, nameless, Malta International Film Festival - St. George's Bay, St. Julian's, Malta. 2021

Award Winner - Best Experimental Film, nameless, Austria International Film Festival - Vienna, Austria. 2021

Official Selection, nameless, Acorazado Film Festival - Caracas, Venezuela. 2020

Official Selection, Kuno Sings, ARTS X SDGS Online Festival  - New York, USA / curated from Mombasa, Kenya. 2020

Honourable Mention, Kuno Sings, Shakti Film Festival - Langley, Canada. 2020

Award Winner - Best Animation, nameless, Everest International Film Festival - Siliguri, West Bengal, India. 2020

Official Selection, SHE, malabo international music & film festival - Malabo, Equatorial Guinea. 2020

Best Experimental Short Film, nameless, Lakecity International Film Festival - Mumbai, India. 2020

Official Selection, nameless, iFilms International Short Film Festival - Pune, Maharashtra, India. 2020

Best Experimental Short Film, nameless, Chhatrapati Shivaji International Film Festival - Pune, Maharashtra, India. 2019

Official Selection, elle tango - remix, Aphrodite Film Awards - New York, USA. 2019

Official Selection, nameless, Art Quake Kyoto 2019 (Creativity Biennale of Art Exhibitions & Film Festival) - Kyoto, Japan. 2019

Official Selection, elle tango - remix, Shorts@Fringe (Tour) - Azores, Portugal. 2019

Award Winner - Best Experimental Film, SHE, Indo Global International Film Festival - Mumbai, India. 2019

Semi-Finalist, nameless, AI FILM FEST - Tehran, Iran. 2019

Official Selection, nameless, Cefalù film festival - Cefalù, Italy. 2019

Screenwriting Competition Selections

Nostos Screenwriting Retreat - Italy. 2021  Short Circuit Film Festival - Canada. 2019

Emily and Beatrix, Short Fiction. Imagine the animals are trying to tell you something, but you do not notice. This is the quandary of famous artists, Emily Carr and Beatrix Potter. When Beatrix arrives at Emily's home in search of Peter Rabbit, she has no idea what kind of adventure she's embarked upon. But, after being accused by Emily of stealing her paint brushes, she knows that this is a case for Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson. As Woo the Monkey reveals the mystery, even the logger who is being paid by D. Trump encounters his 'good side'. In celebration of their rekindled friendship and the animals' success, Emily and Beatrix host a wondrous tea party - for the small and the 12-foot tall. ‘Emily and Beatrix’ is an original co-creation developed by Lifetime Networks 'Theatre Troupe' with the support of Delusional Studios. We embarked on the journey of filmmaking as a means of continuing to create through the COVID19 pandemic. The film evolved organically at the home where Canadian artist, Emily Carr, once lived. We are a team of neuro-diverse and neuro-typical story/script writers, actors, song writers, singers, dancers, musicians, visual artists, puppeteers, technicians, and ... This film is our call to work together and save our remaining forests.

 

Kuno Sings - Mutual Productions - Poster

Kuno invites her grandmother to celebrate her deceased mother’s birthday. What she really wants is to know why her mother died, and why her family never speaks about her Japanese father. Is it racism, and is there more? In her exploration of popular Ninja lore, Kuno finds the courage to reckon with her past. 'Kuno Sings', Canadian Premiere at the Shakti Film Festival for United Nations: International Day of the Girl Child. International Premiere: ARTS x SDGS. A festival series leading up to 2021 United Nations year of the Creative Economy for the Sustainable Development Goals. (Canada 14:59)

 

Experimental short developed in the spirit of 'the universe in a single atom'. This film is an animation made entirely from extreme close-up images of 3 large jellyfish. Anything is possible? Everything is possible. Original and Short Versions (Canada 19:46 / 4:11)

 

elle tango - Mutual Productions - Poster

Experimental video dance poem (remix). Tango. Animation created with extreme close-up images of butterflies juxtaposed with live performance and English language voice. Official Selection - 2 International Festivals. (Canada 6:00)

 

Ultra Short Experimental Animation explores pink perspective on cycles of the universe. A bit of 'something from nothing' this film is made from 2 still images of the filmmaker's shadow taken in Northern Canada in the season of the midnight sun. Official Selection - 2 International Film Festivals, Award Winner - 1 Festival. (Canada 0:40)

 

 

Virtual Conference - Mutual Productions - Poster

Academic Research - Empty Spaces in Epistemology: Perspectives of Persons Holding Doctorates on the Future of Knowledge Creation

Video Presentation: Virtual Conference

Abstract

Universities are sites of intensive formal adult education. The academic community is instrumental in the creation and dissemination of new knowledge. This study examines the perspectives of persons holding doctorates with regards to the future of knowledge creation.

The methodology and methods employed are qualitative arts-based inquiry using a new media lens. The question is: in what ways can digital images provide a platform for dialogue regarding contemporary science and contemplative  practice / consciousness studies?

Findings are presented as an arts-based video production.

Link: Study and Video (Odette Laramee)