Private Universe - Special Screening

When and Where

Friday, July 14, 2023 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Media Commons Theatre, RL-3025
Robarts Library
130 St. George Street, Toronto, ON M5S 1A5


CIN360H1F - Personal Cinema: From Diary Film to Vlog Special Screening

Title: Private Universe-Special Screening

Curatorial statement: This event showcases the film practices of the course CIN360H1F - Personal Cinema: From Diary Film to Vlog. Filmmakers explore the layers of self and daily lives from various angles, including using online gaming as a diary, engaging in daily self-dialogue, reflecting on daily life, examining the impact of social media, contemplating the lives of pets, addressing body image anxieties, and exploring mental states, including portraying the perspective of individuals with Asperger's syndrome. These films exhibit a range of forms, encompassing humour, grounded realism, and highly artistic visuals. They serve as a reminder of the evolving nature of diary films in contemporary contexts and the rich diversity of personal moving-image practices.

Date and Location:

Special screening

July 14 4 pm @Robarts Media Commons (Room 3025)

Pop-Up Screening July 12-14 @ Innis Lounge 2F


  • Mariam Abdallah
  • Emily Cameron
  • Grace Eaton
  • Kenzy El-Morsi
  • Gigi Lone Garcia
  • Isaac Rathe
  • Vivienne Sam
  • Leni Tian
  • Yongxi Yan
  • Yaqing Yu
  • ChuQing Zhang
  • Xuechen Zhao

Contact Information


130 St. George Street, Toronto, ON M5S 1A5