Photo by Devan Scott

Photo by Devan Scott

About

Paige Smith is an experimental filmmaker, cinematographer, and educator, with a BFA in Film from Simon Fraser University. Her work has screened around the world, including the Locarno Film Festival (18), Hot Docs (18), and the Vancouver International Film Festival (13, 17 & 18).

Alongside her directorial and cinematography work, Smith works as a filmmaking educator. She has previously instructed at VIVO Media Arts Centre, the Vancouver Art Gallery, and The Cinematheque.

Additionally, Smith has a diverse array of arts organization experience ranging from front of house management at SFU Woodwards, and The Cinematheque, to artist relations work at the Vancouver Queer Film Festival and Vancouver New Music.

She is an avid proponent of curiously exploring life, whether that be approaching unique art forms, empathy towards others, or how to search out new knowledge.

Awards

Audience Choice Award — Best Experimental Film at Moonrise Film Festival (16)

Finalist nomination — Best Video at Associated Collegiate Press national student newspaper conference (16)

Service Award — SFU School for Contemporary Arts worth $500 each, received six separate times through degree.

British Columbia Arts Council Scholarship worth $5,900 based on artistic ability (13)

Authority Award Scholarship worth $1,000 for outstanding performance in fine arts (13)

Top Art Student — Dr. Charles Best Secondary School (13)