August 10, 2020

Recent film works by Cole Forrest

Still image from “Into Water”.

Into Water – Cole Forrest
Run Time: 6 mins,

Queenie – Cole Forrest
Run Time: 6 mins

Friday, August 14, 2020 @ 8:30 pm

Cole is presenting two of his recent film works, Into Water and Queenie, for this year’s Duality-Firestarter.

About the Artist:
Cole Forrest is an Ojibwe filmmaker based in Toronto, Ontario. Originally from Nipissing First Nation, Cole strives for compassion and acceptance within the arts. Cole trained and honed his craft at Big Medicine Studio while working with Aanmitaagzi. Cole has written and directed various independent short films that have been screened at film festivals including ImagineNATIVE and Toronto Queer Film Festival. Cole is a recipient of the Ken and Ann Watts Memorial Scholarship and of the James Bartleman Indigenous Youth Creative Writing Award. He is the 2019 recipient of the ImagineNATIVE + LIFT Film Mentorship, and a 2020 Artist in Residence as a part of the Sundance Native Filmmakers Lab. He is a graduate of the Video Design and Production program at George Brown College. Cole is currently a Grants Assistant at the Toronto Arts Council.  He is grateful to represent his community in all of his artistic pursuits.

Still image from “Queenie”.