Heidi Phillips is an experimental filmmaker and installation artist from Manitoba, Canada with an affinity for the tactility of the filmic medium. Phillips’ often uses thrifted super 8 films, contact printing and darkroom experiments to push her work into new places. Phillips’ old school process frequently becomes part of the content, as grainy scratched films are merged with images lifted from found footage to create mesmerizing, transcendent works.
Her films have screened around the world at galleries and festivals such as The Power Plant in Toronto and Transmiedale in Berlin. She is also the recipient of the 2011 Manitoba Film Hothouse Award, and was honoured at Cinematheque with a retrospective of her work.
Phillips chose to complete her MFA at Transart Institute’s low-residency international program, in order to allow for the opportunity of staying active in local arts groups in Winnipeg, Canada. Since 2002, Phillips has been a contributing member of the media arts community in Canada, sitting on various boards such as send + receive: a festival of sound, teaching workshops for the Winnipeg Film Group and The University of Winnipeg, and serving on juries for the Canada Council for the Arts and Manitoba Arts Council.