Artistic Director & Lead Programmer
As a documentary filmmaker, performance practitioner, and academic, Kimber has a passion for the transformative potential of storytelling in all of its diverse forms. Kimber moved to Guelph in 2011 to pursue graduate studies in theatre and performance, and fell in love with the city’s natural charm, vibrant community, and passion for ecological and social justice. She has a soft spot for quirky documentaries that take an unconventional artistic approach to storytelling, and in doing so offer a deeper understanding of another’s experience and/or perspective. As Artistic Director, Kimber looks forward to continuing the festival’s advocacy work, promoting diverse voices and striving toward gender parity in the film industry, while supporting (and growing) the brilliant community of artists that call Guelph home.
Born and raised in Guelph, Nathan is a well-respected veteran musician, songwriter, producer, activist, and historian. He was a pivotal player in the explosion of Canadian music in the early 2000s, being a key member of Royal City and having played with the Constantines, Jim Guthrie, Fembots and King Cobb Steelie. As an artist and band-leader, he has been, among other things, a project manager, grant writer, arts administrator, and mediator. He is passionate about film (having read Ondaatje’s The Conversations and Tarkovsky’s Sculpting in Time multiple times), social justice, and community. He is excited to contribute to the Guelph Film Festival's continued growth with his energy and multifaceted skill-set .
Dustin Seabrook/Still Creates