Chris Kennedy is an independent filmmaker, film programmer and writer based out of Toronto. He programmed for the Images Festival from 2003-06, Pleasure Dome from 2000-06 and co-founded Early Monthly Segments in 2009. His short experimental films have screened at over one hundred film festivals worldwide and have been featured in solo shows at the Canadian Film Institute, Los Angeles Film Forum, Nam June Paik Art Center and the Pacific Film Archive. He has presented the work of others in Belgium, Egypt, Germany, the US and Canada. He holds an MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute, where he was co-founder and host of a weekly film salon. His work as an artist and programmer operates in dialogue with the history of film as art, exploring the medium's materiality in a contemporary context.