Sydney Southam is a filmmaker, performance artist, and professional pole dancer. She often works with archival 16mm film, exploring themes of nostalgia, death, memory, and identity. Her current work explores the backstage and domestic lives of exotic dancers and how their private and professional lives are defined through ideas of Feminism, objectification, power, and love. Sydney is one of the founding members of Vancouver-based Iris Film Collective, and the curator of the potluck dinner and artist talk series Special Sunday Supper. Her films and artwork have shown across Canada, Europe and Asia, notably at MOCA Taipei and Gabriel Rolt Galerie (Amsterdam). She graduated from Central Saint Martins with a BA Fine Art First Class Honours in 2011 and from the University of Toronto with a BA in English, Philosophy and Cinema Studies in 2007.
  • Director (7 Credits)
    Daddy
    Experimental, Short
    Ice Cream
    Experimental, Short
    Postcards from a Ghost
    Documentary, Experimental, Short
    Qualicum
    Documentary, Experimental, Short
    That's Why I Like It2018
    Documentary, Experimental, Short
    Object2017
    Documentary, Experimental, Short
    Catharsis2016
    Documentary, Experimental, Short
  • Producer (6 Credits)
    Daddy
    Experimental, Short
    Ice Cream
    Experimental, Short
    Postcards from a Ghost
    Documentary, Experimental, Short
    Qualicum
    Documentary, Experimental, Short
    That's Why I Like It2018
    Documentary, Experimental, Short
    Catharsis2016
    Documentary, Experimental, Short
  • Writer (1 Credit)
    Catharsis2016
    Documentary, Experimental, Short
  • Acting (1 Credit)
    Catharsis2016
    Documentary, Experimental, Short
Official Selection
That's Why I Like It
Emmedia Gallery, Particle and Wave festival
Calgary Alberta
2018
Finalist in Art House Film Competition
Object
Brighton Rocks
Brighton
Silver Award Winner
Postcards from a Ghost
Spotlight Documentary Film Awards
College
University of Toronto
English, philosophy, cinema studies
20032007
College
Central Saint Martins, university of the arts London
Fine Art
20082011
College
Ryerson Polytechnic University
Radio and Television Arts
20022003
Birth Date
August 29
Birth City
Vancouver
Current City
Vancouver
Gender
Female
Eye Color
Green
Zodiac Sign
Virgo
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