cv

Daniel McIntyre is an artist working primarily with film to create work about memory, identity and history. Through experimentation with hand processing and curation, his art practice is rooted in physical manipulation of materials to alter image creation. Working with aspects of radiation (Lion, Bikini), the destruction of memories (Goodbye, Happy), and the faceted image as viewed through a diamond (Famous Diamonds), his work involves a crucial connection between visual structure and subject matter.

 

Since graduating from York University in 2009, he has been creating award-winning film work and exhibiting worldwide at venues including Oberhausen Kurzfilmtage, International Film Festival Rotterdam, Cinémathèque québécoise, The British Film Institute, the Istanbul Modern, and the Museum of the Moving Image. In addition to serving on juries including Queer Lisboa, MIX Copenhagen, and Canada Council for the Arts, he has been curating moving image works with Pleasure Dome, Inside Out LGBT Film Festival, and the Images Festival.

 

He is currently researching for Elder, an experimental documentary focusing on Vikings, genetic lineage and phenomenology to be completed as his MFA thesis.

Independent Film and Video Works

Elder (2014-2017, experimental documentary, in progress)

Syncope (2017, in progress)

Famous Diamonds (2016)

Bikini (2015)

Epilogue (2015)

Lion series (2011-2014)

         –Forever

         –Water

         –Sodium Lamp Study

         –Cowboys and Iodine

         –Cure

         –The Weight of Snow

         –Dust 

Happy (December 2012)

Some Day My Prince Will Come (2011)

Goodbye (Red Tide) (2010)

The Reason Why (2009)

It Only Hurts When I Cry (2008) (Student Production, York University)

Demise (2008) (Student Production, York University)

Commissioned Works

Helium (2017) for 8Fest

Queer Atlantis (2016) for Hamburg International Queer Film Festival

Nosegay (2016) for In Your Pocket with RT Collective and Inside Out

Video Portrait for Marnie Fleming – Canada Council for the Arts (2016)

Satellite (2015) for In Your Pocket with RT Collective and Inside Out

Selected Exhibitions

Famous Diamonds

  • Presented at 45th International Film Festival Rotterdam, January 2016
  • Presented at 30th British Film Institute Flare Film Festival, March 2016
  • Presented at Depth of Field, Jackman Hall at the Art Gallery of Ontario, April 2016
  • Presented at 11th XPOSED International Queer Film Festival, Berlin, May 2016
  • Presented at 26th Inside Out Toronto LGBT Film Festival, June 2016
  • Presented at 4th Winnipeg Underground Film Festival, June 2016
  • Presented at Out East Film Festival, Halifax, June 2016
  • Presented at Rio Gender & Sexuality Film Festival, July 2016
  • Presented at Art on the Big Screens, Mississauga Art Gallery, August 2016
  • Presented at Sziget Festival, Magic Mirror Stage, Budapest, August 2016
  • Presented at 6th Durban Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, Durban, South Africa, August 2016
  • Presented at Oslo/Fusion International Film Festival, Oslo, September 2016
  • Presented at 20th Queer Lisboa, International Short Film Competition, September 2016
  • Presented at 13th Queer City Cinema International Film Festival, Regina, September 2016
  • Presented at 31st MIX Copenhagen LGBTIQ Film Festival, October 2016
  • Presented at Lesbisch Schwule Filmtage Hamburg, Germany, October 2016
  • Presented at 19th Antimatter [Media Art], Victoria BC, October 2016
  • Presented at Asterisco International LGBT Film Festival, Buenos Aires, November 2016
  • Presented at Bienal de la Imagen en Movimiento, Buenos Aires, November 2016
  • Presented in It’s Queer Up North, Colectivo Toronto at CCM, Buenos Aires, December 2016
  • Presented at 6th Pink Life KuirFest, Ankara and Istanbul, January 2017
  • Presented at Reelout Queer Film and Video Festival, Kingston, February 2017

Bikini

  • Presented at 29th British Film Institute Flare Film Festival, March 2015
  • Presented at 4th Pink Life KuirFest, Ankara, Turkey, January 2015
  • Presented at 31stHamburg International Short Film Festival, No Budget Competition
  • Presented at 25th Inside Out Toronto LGBT Film Festival, May 2015
  • Presented at 18th Antimatter [Media Art], Victoria BC, October 2015
  • Presented at Strangelove Queer Film Festival, Antwerp, October 2015
  • Presented at 19th Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival, October 2015, Fascinations Competition
  • Presented at 28th MIX New York Queer Experimental Film Festival, November 2015
  • Presented at Helsinki International Short Film Festival, 2015
  • Presented at What the Fuck Festival, Collectif Jeune Cinema, Paris, July 2016

Epilogue

  • Presented at 29th British Film Institute Flare Film Festival, March 2015
  • Presented at 4th Pink Life KuirFest, Ankara, Turkey, January 2015
  • Presented at 12th Queer City Cinema International Film Festival, Regina, June 2015
  • Presented in Radiant Bodies, Pleasure Dome, Toronto, June 2015
  • Presented at 19th Queer Lisboa, International Short Film Competition, September 2015
  • Presented at Faculdade de Belas-Artes da Universidade do Porto, Portugal, March 2016

Lion (as complete series)

  • Presented at 286h British Film Institute London Lesbian & Gay Film Festival, March 2014
  • Presented at Queer Lisboa 18, Queer Art section, September 2014
  • Presented at Cinémathèque Québécoise in Nature/Culture, October 2014
  • Presented at 17th Antimatter [Media Art], Victoria BC, October 2014
  • Presented at 4th Pink Life KuirFest, Ankara, Turkey, January 2015
  • Presented in Radiant Bodies, Pleasure Dome, Toronto, June 2015
  • Presented at Oslo/Fusion International Film Festival, Oslo, September 2015
  • Presented at Imagine Science Film Festival, Museum of the Moving Image, New York, October 2015
  • Presented at Film for Artists Residency, Artscape Gibraltar Point, Toronto, June 2016

Forever

  • Selected for Berlinale Film Cloud 2014, Private market for curators, February 2014
  • Presented at Bucharest International Experimental Film Festival, December 2014, International Competition
  • Presented at 2014 LIFT Film Round-Up, Toronto, January 2015
  • Presented in NO HOME, Mothlight Microcinema, Detroit, August 2015

Cowboys and Iodine

  • Presented at MIX Copenhagen, October 2014, Experimental program

The Weight of Snow

  • Presented at 60th Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen, CFMDC Market Screening, May 2014
  • Presented at Faculdade de Belas-Artes da Universidade de Lisboa, BLACK BOX/WHITE CUBE Lecture
  • Presented at 18th Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival, October 2014, Fascinations Competition

Happy

  • Presented at 276h British Film Institute London Lesbian & Gay Film Festival, March 2013, Fragments program
  • Presented at 1st Winnipeg Underground Film Festival, June 2013, Queer Themes program
  • Presented at 23rd Inside Out Toronto LGBT Film Festival, June 2013, Art Therapy program
  • Presented at GAZE International LGBT Film Festival Dublin, August 2013, Men’s Shorts program
  • Presented at QFilm Long Beach LGBTQ Film Festival, Long Beach, September 2013, Queer Shorts program
  • Presented at MIX Copenhagen, October 2013, Experimania program
  • Presented at Q! Film Festival, Jakarta, Indonesia, October 2013, Chubby Stick program
  • Presented at Lesbisch Schwule Filmtage Hamburg, Germany, October 2013
  • Presented at Antimatter Film Festival, Victoria, October 2013, Bone Ghosts program
  • Presented at 3rd Pink Life KuirFest, Ankara, Turkey, January 2014
  • Presented at 2013 LIFT Film Round-Up, Toronto, January 2014
  • Presented at AKS Film + Dialogue Festival, Lahore, Pakistan, December 2014
  • Presented in Antimatter Performance and Film Traveling Programme, Mexico and Europe, 2014-2015
  • Presented at Reelout Queer Film and Video Festival, Kingston, January 2015
  • Presented at Queers in Shorts, Cambridge UK, March 2016

Some Day My Prince Will Come

  • Presented at Reelout Queer Film and Video Festival, Kingston, January 2012
  • Presented at 266h British Film Institute London Lesbian & Gay Film Festival, March 2012, Radical Constitution Program
  • Presented at Open City Docs fest, London, England, June 2012, Aesthetic Queeries Program
  • Presented at MIX Copenhagen, October 2012, MIX Proudly Presents Program
  • Presented at MIX New York Queer Experimental Film Festival, Opening Night Program, November 2012
  • Presented at MIX New York Queer Experimental Film Festival, Wanting, Needing, Waiting program, November 2012
  • Presented at 2nd Pink Life KuirFest, Ankara, Turkey, January 2013
  • Projected at the GLAAD Art Auction, November 2013
  • Presented at AKS Film + Dialogue Festival, Lahore, Pakistan, December 2014

Goodbye (Red Tide)

  • Presented in Soupçons d’extase (curated programme), Antitube, Québec, Québec, October 2012
  • Presented at 9th Queer City Cinema Biennial International Film & Video Fesival, Regina, June 2012
  • Presented in Natural Causes, Visiting Artist Lecture, University of Warwick, England, March 2012
  • Presented at 25th British Film Institute London Lesbian & Gay Film Festival, April 2011, The State I Am In Program
  • Presented in Fragile Harvest (curated programme), Filmpool Saskatchewan 2011

The Reason Why

  • Presented in Natural Causes, Visiting Artist Lecture, University of Warwick, England, March 2012
  • Presented at 22nd Vancouver Queer Film Festival, August 2010, From Coast to Coast Is Queer Program
  • Presented at 2010 Emergence Queer Film Festival, University of Western Ontario
  • Presented at Queer Lisboa 17, Lisbon, Portugal, September 2013, Queer Art programme
  • Presented in Queer Sci-Fi, Traveling Curated Programme, Toronto, London, Lisbon, 2013-2014

It Only Hurts When I Cry

  • Presented in Natural Causes, Visiting Artist Lecture, University of Warwick, England, March 2012
  • Presented at 2011 Reelout Queer Film and Video Festival, Kingston
  • Presented at 20th Inside Out Toronto LGBT Film and Video Festival, May 2010, Hogtown Homos Program
  • Presented at 2010 Emergence Queer Film Festival, University of Western Ontario
  • Presented at The Images Festival 2009, S is for Student Program

Gallery Installations and Curatorial Projects

Video Portrait for Marnie Fleming, GGAVMA 2016 Vernissage and Exhibition, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, March 2016
Famous Diamonds in Material, Grrrl!, Hinterconti Gallery, Hamburg, October 2016
Famous Diamonds, Out East Film Festival, Halifax, June 2016

 

Curator – New Toronto Works, Pleasure Dome, November 2016
Curator – Elastic Resistance, Inside Out LGBT Film Festival and Pleasure Dome, May 2016
Curator – Dirt City Rock Fantasy, Pleasure Dome, May 2016
Curator – this, then, Images Festival, April 2016

 

Awards and Nominations

Nomination, Best Short Film / Lili Prize, Famous Diamonds, MIX Copenhagen, October 2016
Nomination, Best Short Film, Famous Diamonds, Queer Lisboa 20, 2016
Honourable Jury Mention, Famous Diamonds, Oslo/Fusion International Film Festival 2016
Nomination, Best Short Film, Famous Diamonds, Oslo/Fusion International Film Festival 2016
Award, Ontario Graduate Scholarship, Elder, York University Faculty of Graduate Studies
Nomination, Fascinations Competition, Bikini, 19th Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival
Nomination, Short Film Competition, Epilogue, Queer Lisboa 19, 2015
Nomination, No Budget Competition, Bikini, Hamburg International Short Film Festival
Nomination, Fascinations Competition, The Weight of Snow, 18th Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival
Nomination, Best Short Film, Forever, Bucharest International Experimental Film Festival, 2014
Nomination, Best Short Film, Happy, AKS Film + Dialogue Festival, 2014
Award, Best Student Film – It Only Hurts When I Cry, Images Festival 2009
Award, Best Sound Design – Demise, Cineseige 2008

 

Project Commissions

Gash (2012) (co-directed with Mark Pariselli), She (2013), Queen Bee (2013)
Satellite, for In Your Pocket 2015, presented at Inside Out LGBT Film Festival 2015
Video Portrait for Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts Laureate, Canada Council for the Arts, 2015-2016
Nosegay, for In Your Pocket 2016, presented at Inside Out LGBT Film Festival 2016
Helium for 8Fest 2017

 

Media Arts Training

MFA Film Production, York University, 2017
BFA Spec. Hons., Film Production, York University, 2008
Independent Imaging Retreat July 2010, Mount Forest, Ontario

 

Professional Activities, Artist Talks and Lectures

Programming Collective member, Co-secretary and Member of Board of Directors, Pleasure Dome, 2015 – present
Secretary, LIFT Board of Directors, 2015 – present
International Jury Member, Short Film Competition, Oslo Fusion, September 2015
International Jury Member, Short Film Competition, Queer Lisboa, September 2013
International Jury Member, Short Film Competition, MIX Copenhagen, October 2012
Peer Assessment Committee Member, Grants to Mid-Career Film and Video Artists, Canada Council for the Arts 2014
Keynote Speaker, Emergence Queer Film Festival, University of Western Ontario, February 2010
Lecture, Natural Causes, University of Warwick, England, March 2012
Artist Talk for Lion Series at 286h British Film Institute London Lesbian & Gay Film Festival, March 2014
Lecture with João Ferreira , Faculdade de Belas-Artes da Universidade de Lisboa, September 2014
Artist Talk for Lion Series at Queer Lisboa 18, September 2014
Retrospective, 4th Pink Life KuirFest in Ankara and at the Istanbul Museum of Modern Art, January 2015
Panelist, The Joy of Short FilmmakingFuture Film workshop, British Film Institute, March 2015
Lecture and Workshop about experimental film and hand-techniques for Chelsea McMullan’s Film Production Class, Lakehead University, March 2016

 

Press/Media Features

Lion, ZOO Magazine #43, Summer 2014
The Cream of Queer Lisboa, Little White Lies Magazine, October 2014
Lion, 160g Magazine, Winter 2015
Famous Diamonds, The New Current, March 2016
Are Short Films The Future? These Filmmakers Might Make You Think So., CBC Arts, September 2016
Material, Grrl! and Quatlantis Interview, Pink Channel, Hamburg, October 2016

 

Collections

CFMDC – Famous Diamonds, Bikini, Epilogue, Lion (Forever, Water, Sodium Lamp Study, Cowboys and Iodine, Cure, The Weight of Snow, Dust), Happy, Some Day My Prince Will Come, Goodbye (Red Tide), It Only Hurts When I Cry and The Reason Why
Center for Documentary Film – Bikini, The Weight of Snow
Collectif Jeune Cinéma – Bikini