Gerda Cammaer

Associate Professor Co-director of the Documentary Media Research Centre (DMRC) Faculty of Communication and Design School of Image Arts Toronto, Ontario gcammaer@ryerson.ca Office: (416) 979-5000 ext. 6870
Fluent in French

Bio/Research

Gerda Cammaer has degrees in Communication Studies, Film Studies and Film
Production. Both as a maker, curator and scholar she specializes in experimental
and documentary film. Her films have been shown at festivals and film
screenings internationally. Following her Ph.D. thesis (co...


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Bio/Research

Gerda Cammaer has degrees in Communication Studies, Film Studies and Film
Production. Both as a maker, curator and scholar she specializes in experimental
and documentary film. Her films have been shown at festivals and film
screenings internationally. Following her Ph.D. thesis (completed in 2010), a
research-creation project about the importance of experimental film practices in
times of accelerated technological changes, she directed her attention to various
forms of ephemeral cinema and forgotten film histories. With Zoe Druick (SFU)
she co-edited Cinephemera: Archives, Ephemeral Cinema, and New Screen
Histories in Canada (McGill University Press, Fall 2014). Her current research
focuses on the revival of microcinema—various low-budget independent short
films inspired by the creative possibilities of new moving image technology—and
their lineage with historical forms of alternative short films and videos, particularly
travel films. Gerda is the co-director of the Documentary Media Research Centre
(DMRC) located in the School of Image Arts. She is the recipient of a Faculty
Scholarly, Research and Creative Activity award in 2013 and the Outstanding
Contribution to Graduate Education award in 2016.


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Media Relations

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Media Relations

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