Ryan Ermacora



2017         BFA Honours, Film; Minor: International Studies, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC. 



2019 Open City Documentary Festival (England)

2019 Black Canvas Festival de Cine Contemporáneo (Mexico)

2019 Trento Film Festival - Sixth Degree Program (Italy)

2019 Images Festival (Canada)

2019 Cinéma du réel - International Competition (France)

2019 Vertical Features - Ryan Ermacora & Jessica Johnson Retrospective - AGO (Canada)

2018 Alternative Film/Video Festival ‘Significant Achievement Award’ (Serbia)

2018 Antimatter - Media Art (Canada)

2018        Edinburgh International Film Festival (Scotland)

2018        DOXA Documentary Film Festival (Canada)

2018        Spektrum Berlin (Germany)

2018        VIVO Media Arts Centre - Group Show (Canada)

2017        Vancouver International Film Festival (Canada)

2017 Philip B. Lind Emerging Artist Prize exhibition - The Presentation House Gallery (Canada)

2016        Leiden International Short Film Festival (Netherlands)

2016        Festival International du Film sur l’Art - Montréal (Canada)                        

2016        Les Rencontres Internationales - Paris (France)            

2015        Vancouver International Film Festival (Canada)

2015        Northwest Filmmakers’ Festival (United States) 

2015        Emmedia Gallery (Canada)

2015        Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art - Solo Show (Canada)

2015        VIVO Media Arts Centre - Group Show (Canada)

2015        DOXA Documentary Film Festival (Canada)

2015        Launch! Festival. 'Imagining Positive Futures Award' (Canada)

2015        WNDX Festival of Moving Image (Canada)        

2014        FCAT Undergraduate Conference - Simon Fraser University (Canada)



2018 Project Assistant for Media Artists Program Grant (British Columbia Arts Council)

2018 Concept to Realization Grant (Canada Council for the Arts)

2018        NFB Filmmaker Assistance Program (National Film Board of Canada)

2017        Philip B. Lind Emerging Artist Prize Short List (Presentation House Gallery)

2016        BC Arts Council Scholarship Award (British Columbia Arts Council)                          

2016        SFU Service Award 2016 (Simon Fraser University)

2015        Imagining Positive Futures Award 2015 (Launch! Festival)

2015        Gerald and Sheahan McGavin Award 2015 (Simon Fraser University)                              

2014        Undergraduate Research Fellowship Award 2014 (Simon Fraser University)              

2014        Kelowna Film Society Award 2014 (Kelowna Film Society)


Selected Bibliography

Naomi Polonsky, "The Hidden Labor Beneath the Global Economy," Hyperallergic, Web. Sept 17, 2019. https://hyperallergic.com/517486/open-city-documentary-festival-2019-labor/

Jaclyn Bruneau, “A Case for “Mere” Recording: Films by Ryan Ermacora and Jessica Johnson,” Cinema Scope, Issue 79, Summer 2019.

Steffanie Ling, “Shy Appreciation,” Program Notes: Vertical Features, January 15, 2019. https://www.verticalfeaturesto.com/ryan-ermacora-and-jessica-johnson

Pat Mullen, “The Landscape Films of Ermacora and Johnson,” Point of View Magazine, January 14, 2019. http://povmagazine.com/articles/view/the-landscape-films-of-ermacora-and-johnson

Kevin Rakestraw, “Ocean Falls Review,” Film Pulse, July 27, 2016. http://filmpulse.net/ocean-falls-review/. 

Conor Bateman, “Kinet Online Publishing Platgorm for Avant-Garde Cinema to Launch July 25,” Four Three Film, July 2016. http://fourthreefilm.com/2016/07/kinet-streaming-site-for-avant-garde-cinema-to-launch-july-25/

Alysha Seriani, "SFU Filmmakers Shine In VIFF Shorts". The Peak. 2015. Web. Oct 13, 2015.

Adèle Barclay and Corie Waugh, “Vandocument: Make A Better World.” Co-op Radio CFRO. Vancouver, BC. Oct 9, 2015.

Shauna Jean Doherty, "Urban Decay - Curatorial Statement". 2015. Presentation, VIVO Media Arts.

Megan Jones, "SFU Film Students Present Short at DOXA". The Peak 2015. Web. 11 May. 2015.


Gallery Affiliation

VIVO Media Arts, Video Out Distribution, Vancouver, BC.