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Affiliations

  • Vidéographe : Member of the Board of Directors
  • MENA Film Festival Vancouver:  Member of the Board of Directors
  • Société d'histoire de la seigneurie de Chambly
  • UNIVERSITY OF CONCORDIA: Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling: Community Affiliate
  • Zoom out / Hors Champ: Member of the editorial committee

Publications

In the Press:

Chantal Partamian is a filmmaker and archivist primarily focused on working with super 8mm and found footage. Partamian's films have been screened and awarded at numerous festivals and are distributed by Vidéographe, Groupe intervention Vidéo (GIV), and the Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Center.


In her capacity as an archivist, she dedicates herself to preserving and restoring reels from the Mediterranean region while conducting research on archival practices in conflict areas. Her written works are predominantly featured in the revue Hors-Champs.

 

In addition to her film and archival work, she initiated "Katsakh," an online project inspired by Vinegar Syndrome, a film degradation process. This initiative comprises three components:

  1. "Katsakh: Mediterranean Archives": A personal collection of super 8mm and 16mm non-fiction films capturing Mediterranean towns and villages from the 1930s to the 1980s.
  2. "Capsules and Experiments": A creative exploration of celluloid's materiality and the interplay of temporalities through experimental filmmaking.
  3. "Obsolescence": A compilation of cherished and valuable obsolete frames and footage.
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