Founded in 2005, the WNDX Festival programs new and innovative moving image works from across Canada and around the globe, with a mandate to showcase films made in our immediate community. We celebrate the impetus of screening work from underrepresented communities who are often ignored by mainstream film festival circuits, and strive to find the most innovative, challenging and original moving image works. We are committed to equitable compensation for artists’ labour, and pay screening and professional fees to all the artists who make our show possible. The WNDX Festival of Moving takes place in Winnipeg, MB, over 5 takes in the fall, and additionally present off-festival screenings throughout the calendar year. WNDX operates on Treaty 1 territory, the traditional territory of Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, and Dene Peoples, and the homeland of the Métis Nation.
Our mandate also includes collaborative program initiatives with other prairie Artist Run Centres, educational and training opportunities within our community, and initiatives to foster critical discourse in media arts. We consider all moving image art practices, including film, video, performance, installation, new media forms and beyond.