An annual series of local film making projects that highlight narratives that contribute to and enrich the Guelph story.
Starting in 2010, the Guelph Film Festival has partnered with the Ed Video Media Arts Centre and other local community groups to help enable and present local film projects. Each year the project is unique, sometimes it is a series of films, sometimes just one, but they always highlight part of the Guelph experience and the people who make our city special.
In 2017, with the assistance of the Guelph Community Foundation’s support, the Guelph Film Festival, the Guelph Neighbourhood Support Coalition, Ed Video, and the Civic Museum all worked together to bring a team of filmmakers together to create 5 short films highlighting first generation Canadians and their experiences. Transported: Objects of Meaning and the Immigrant Experience was created by the filmmaking team of Dawn Matheson, Erin MacIndoe Sproule and Euston McGovern and the participating new Canadians were Seun Jilani, Nicola Maggs, Farshad Mazloumi, Amira al Tahhan, and Mwangi Wa Wairimu. Each film was framed around an object that they brought with them to Canada and were on display, along with the films, at the Civic Museum as part of the To The Gathering Place exhibit from November 2017 until February 2018.