Jess Murwin is a non-binary queer artist and programmer of mixed Indigenous (Mi'kmaq) and Settler (Western European) descent based in Montreal, Quebec. She received formal artistic training from Notre Dame de la Tilloye (France) and the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (Canada), as well as informal training on various sets, at artist centres and in workshops in Canada, Europe and India. Her work combines myth, fantasy, humor and flamboyance with social commentary. As a programmer, she has worked for the Atlantic International Film Festival, the Toronto International Film Festival, among others. Her focus in presenting films and media art works has always been to champion stories by female, LGBTQIA + and Indigenous filmmakers. She sees this work as a critical way of reclaiming narrative spaces and as an important political and artistic act.
Currently she is working on FAT, a short animated film about society and fat bodies.
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