Screening with 2024 Expanding North Resident Anette Gellein


April 23, 2024

The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) presents:

Join the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) on Friday, May 3, 2024, at 7:00 pm with a screening of two works from our Expanding North Resident Anette Gellein. Gellein will be presenting a work-in-progress edit of their current short film, DYKE DREAMS, followed by their 2023 short film, Love and Greed and Pain and Lust. Both films make apparent queer desire in a small town, blurring the lines between reality and fiction. They were shot on 16mm and developed and edited using the artisanal processes available at Polar Film Lab (Tromsø) and LIFT. The films touch on the local oil industry, the Americanization of Norwegian culture, and queer loneliness in the Far North.


A group of people around a Bolex 16mm camera.

DYKE DREAMS (2024) – WIP, 15 minutes  

DYKE DREAMS is an erotic commercial, turning into a horror film. Where the characters scratch their way through each other’s bodies and out of the image. Into a new dimension, changing the genre.  The film is inspired by Kenneth Anger’s film ‘Kustom Kar Kommandos’ from 1965, and can be seen as a homage to his work. 


A person laying down with candles around them, shot on 16mm.

Love and Greed and Pain and Lust (2023) – 15 minutes

Love and Pain and Greed and Lust is an experimental short film shot on 16mm colour film. The film is like a love song which has passed through the looking glass, where familiar romantic motifs are bent into extravagant new forms: Romeo and Juliet becoming flaming creatures dancing for a demon.

Friday, May 3, 2024
Starts at 7:00 pm
Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT)
Main Classroom, 1137 Dupont Street
Admission: Pay-What-You-Can (Suggested $5.00)

Join us afterwards for a short Q&A with the filmmaker.

Anette Gellein (b.1995) is a visual artist from Norway working with film, sound, textile, drawing and performance. Their work is often abstract and theatrical, but at the same time contains a critical approach to language and images. Thematically their work is often about power hierarchies, language and sexuality. Recent projects include their film “Love and Pain and Greed and Lust “(2023), as well as set- and costume designer for an experimental three-act solo opera “Skunk without k is Sun” by Louise Ahl premiered at Tramway in Glasgow 2023.  Gellein has a master’s degree from Glasgow School of Art specializing in Performance art. Previous studies include a BA from Nordland School of Arts and Film in Lofoten. Their work has previously been shown in places such as Oberhausen Film Festival, Kunstners Hus Kino, TENT Rotterdam, Lydgalleriet in Bergen and Arctic Moving Image Festival.

This residency opportunity is presented in collaboration with Baltic Analog Lab (BAL), Filmverkstaden, and Polar Film Lab and is funded by the Nordic Council of Ministers’ Nordic Culture Point.



Nordic Culture Point is an institution of the Nordic Council of Ministers which works to support Nordic co-operation within the area of culture and to increase awareness of Nordic culture in Finland.

Baltic Analog Lab (BAL) is an artist collective and filmlab based in Riga, Latvia. It was founded in 2016. Uniting filmmakers and photographers interested in analog film and photography, Baltic Analog Lab aims to produce, teach and inspire an audience by providing a space for creation, learning and teaching. It is equipped for shooting, processing, editing and screening of 16mm and 8mm film, and also for analog photography. There are two darkrooms, one studio area for work and one dark screening space. The high focus of the lab is education and collaboration; this is maintained by regular workshops led by BAL members and foreigner guests. It also includes film screenings and expanded cinema events.

Filmverkstaden is an artist-run filmlab and darkroom in Vaasa, Finland. We do motion picture 35mm, 16mm, S8 and still photography in different formats.

Polar Film Lab is an analogue film Lab in Tromsø providing working facilities and a network around analogue filmmaking.

The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) is Canada’s foremost artist-run production and education organization dedicated to celebrating excellence in the moving image. LIFT exists to provide support and encouragement for independent filmmakers and artists through affordable access to production, post-production and exhibition equipment; professional and creative development; workshops and courses; commissioning and exhibitions; artist residencies; and a variety of other services. LIFT is supported by its membership, Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council, Ontario Trillium Foundation, Ontario Arts Foundation, the Government of Ontario and the Toronto Arts Council.


For additional information please see or e-mail LIFT Executive Director Chris Kennedy at


Friday 3 May 2024, 19:00 to 20:30

Non-members: Pay-What-You-Can (Suggested $5.00)
Members: Pay-What-You-Can (Suggested $5.00)

Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) 
1137 Dupont Street 
Toronto ON