Chase Joynt is a Toronto-based filmmaker, performer and writer. Recently awarded the EP Canada/Canada Film Capital Award for Emerging Canadian Artist, Chase's film “Akin” is currently being exhibited at festivals in Canada, the US and Internationally.
His last film, “Everyday to Stay” was awarded Best Short Film while on tour with Madrid's International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival at El Lugar Sin Límite in Quito, Ecuador and the Jury Award for Best Documentary at the Bangalore Queer Film Festival in Bangalore, India. With creative non-fiction writing published in FUSE Magazine, Shameless Magazine, Bodies That Matter Magazine, Original Plumbing Magazine and the Lambda Literary Award nominated anthology Letters For My Brothers, Chase is currently seeking publication for his book-length literary project MAN LIBS.
Recently, as a response to transphobic advertisements placed in mainstream Canadian media, Chase launched an online poster campaign in collaboration with Toronto media artist that has garnered local, national and international attention in both broadcast and print press. Chase is currently pursuing a PhD in Cinema and Media Studies at York University in Toronto. Chase is currently pursuing a PhD in Cinema and Media Studies at York University in Toronto.