As Distribution Director, Wanda vanderStoop provides continuing support to all of Vtape’s 1,000-plus artists (representing more than 6,500 titles) when marketing their independent projects, acting as a liaison between the artists and museums, festivals, broadcasters, educational institutions, and mobile media platforms by promoting screenings and sales of artists’ independent productions.
Representing Vtape and its artists at international festivals as panelist and presenter/curator, Wanda participates in markets such as the International Film Festival Rotterdam, LOOP Barcelona, Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid, and many others. She brings with her a dynamic cross-section of independent Canadian programs, focused on reaching out to international markets and creating greater exposure for Canadian video art.
A graduate of X University’s Image Arts New Media program, Wanda has worked with a number of arts organizations, participating on boards of directors and programming committees, festival juries and has provided programming and consultation for many others. Wanda is a member of the international DINAMO Distribution Network, an international alliance of non-profit distributors. She is a committed advocate for artist’s rights and fees and contributes to the policy consultation process on changing methods of dissemination in tape and digital media.