Annette Mangaard

Annette Mangaard has written, and directed fifteen films in more than a decade as an independent filmmaker. She has received a Gemini Nomination for Best Director of a Documentary for her one hour film, GENERAL IDEA: ART, AIDS, AND THE FIN DE SIECLE (for TVO, Bravo, SCN, Knowledge) which premiered at Hot Doc’s in Toronto then went on to garner accolades at festivals in Vancouver, Mexico City, Buenos Aires, and Asolo - Italy (among others).

Born in Denmark, Mangaard immigrated to Canada at a young age. Mangaard’s richly imaged film style is anchored in her studies between 1976-80 at the Ontario College of Art where she earned an honors degree in painting and printmaking.

New work includes the feature documentary
KINNGAIT: Riding Light Into the World that explores the changing face of the Inuit artists of Cape Dorset for Bravo, TVO, Knowledge and APTN.

Mangaard is currently developing several projects including:
WILD WOMEN a multi-platform interactive project about Canadian women cowgirls, and ZERO FOOTPRINT a feature length documentary exploring indigenous peoples, ways of living and whether a zero footprint actually exists.

In 2009 Mangaard was invited to present a retrospective of her films at the Cinematheque Palais de Glace in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Past retrospectives include solo screenings at the Pacific Cinematheque in Vancouver, Canada in 1990 and in 1991 at the Kino Arsenal Cinematheque in Berlin, West Germany.

Her films have been shown at festivals around the world including: The Chicago Film Festival, The Collective for Living Cinema in New York, The Hong Kong Film Festival, Trivandrum Film Festival- India, London Film Festival - England, Kingston Film Festival - Jamaica, DOCSDF – Mexico City, the SESC de Pompeia - Sao Poalo, Brazil, Ozfun Australian Tour, Charleston Filmfest -Houston, Toronto International Film Festival, Vancouver Film Festival, Atlantic Film Festival – Halifax, San Francisco Film Festival, Asolo Arts Film Festival - Italy, Torino Film Festival – Italy, Tyne International Festival - England, FIFA - Montreal, Doxa Documentary Festival- Vancouver and Hot Doc’s - Toronto.

Artist Code: 504


Suzy Lake: Playing with Time

2014, 62:00 minutes, colour, English

Take Me to the River

2012, 07:00 minutes, colour

Kinngait: Riding Light Into The World

2010, 64:00 minutes, colour, English and Inuktitut with English Subtites

GENERAL IDEA: Art, AIDS and the Fin de Siècle

2008, 47:50 minutes, colour, English, also available Closed Captioned

Sounds Like Kubota

2006, 10:18 minutes, colour/B&W, English

The Many Faces of Arnaud Maggs

2002, 50:00 minutes, colour, English

Critical Writing

Making Unsung and Other Tales
by Moze Mossanen. POV, Winter 2013, no. 92.
Collided, Crashed and Assimilated: Mark Lewis makes art with...
by Annette Mangaard. POV, Fall 2009, no. 75.
Elemental Invasions
by Jessica Wyman. Invasions. A media arts exchange., 2004. Toronto: Toronto Alternative Art Fair International, 2004.
Magg's mug shots: New film and show fete photographer Arnaud Maggs
by Thomas Hirschmann. Now, Jan. 16, 2003, v. 22, no. 20.
An Affectionate Look at Infertility: Channel Surfing
by Henry Mietkiewicz. The Toronto Star, June 24, 1997.
It takes stamina to deliver a movie: Indie film director Annette...
by Judith Gerstel. The Toronto Star, Nov. 1, 1996.
On (Experimental) Film: How we sit and just watch it all
by Barbara Sternberg. Cinema Canada, Sept. 1988.
Former painter puts visual effects in focus
by Christopher Hume. The Toronto Star, Mar. 11, 1988.
Spectacular Peek at Videoland
by Christopher Humme. The Toronto Star, Jan. 11, 1988.