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Dr. Gerda Cammaer

Dr. Gerda Cammaer
Associate Professor

Ph.D. in Communication Studies, Concordia University (Montreal)

M.F.A. in Studio Arts – Film Production, Concordia University (Montreal)

B.F.A. in Fine Arts – Film Production, Concordia University (Montreal)

M.A. in Communication Sciences (K.U. Leuven - Belgium)

B.A. in Social Sciences (K.U. Leuven – Belgium)

Dr. Gerda Cammaer is a filmmaker, film scholar, and curator. Her research interests include personal essay films, archival films, home movies, travel films and eco-cinema, particularly documenting nature, landscape, and climate change. Her work centres around forgotten and overlooked histories in film, in combination with recent developments in smartphone filmmaking and microcinema. Her creative projects include mobilementaries, found-footage films, collage works, video poems and essay films. Her work has been exhibited in art galleries and shown at various film festivals in Canada and abroad. She is a member of the executive of CILECT North America (the International Organization of Cinema, Audiovisual and Media Schools) and a long-time collaborator of MINA (Mobile Innovation Network & Association). She is the co-editor of Cinephemera: Archives, Ephemeral Cinema, and New Screen Histories in Canada (McGill University Press, 2014) and of Critical Distance in Documentary Media (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018). Most of her other publications can be found online, and her film work is available on Vimeo and on her website: (external link)