Dana C. Inkster

Dana Inkster is an Alberta-based media artist and cultural producer. Her first film, Welcome to Africville, was released in 1999 and won critical acclaim and awards in Canada and internationally. Since that time, Dana has produced and directed other short films and videos spanning the genres of experimental video art to television public service announcements. Her films and videos have been exhibited and acquired throughout Canada and around the world.

She has been profiled and numerous critics, journalists, and cultural theorists around the world have lauded her work. Her documentary
The Art of Autobiography was awarded Best Documentary of 2003 from the Association of Quebec Cinema Critics. From this work came the Art of Autobiography: Redux works that have found audiences around the world. Her documentary, 24 Days in Brooks (2007) was co-produced by the National Film Board of Canada and CBC Newsworld. It received an Alberta Motion Picture Industry award in 2008 and has been nominated for a Gemini by the Academy of Cinema and Television. She continues to make experimental video work that explores the margins of personal history and the imagination.

In addition to her creative practice, Dana is an educator and has served as faculty in colleges and universities in addition to developing education programs in Canadian galleries and museums. She has lead marketing and distribution projects for the NFB, CBC, Alliance Atlantis, Miramax Films, and the Weinstein Company. She has also worked as an independent producer and in the nonprofit cultural sector. All of this work culminates in a career as cultural producer in which art is facilitator of cultural exchange.

Artist Code: 077


Ladies of the Saturday Night

2012, 19:00 minutes, colour, English

The Art of Autobiography: Redux II

2008, 03:17 minutes, colour, English

The Art of Autobiography: Redux I

2006, 05:00 minutes, colour, English

The Art of Autobiography

2003, 47:30 minutes, Colour, English

From Billie...To Me...And Back Again

2002, 04:20 minutes, colour, English, closed captions, English subtitles

Welcome to Africville

1999, 15:00 minutes, colour, English