Brett Kashmere

Brett Kashmere is a filmmaker, writer, and educator living in Oakland, CA. Using sports as a tool for engaging audiences in a conversation about collective memory, popular culture, the archive, and obscured histories, Kashmere’s documentary essays combine archival research with materialist aesthetics, hybrid forms, and explorations of voice. His work has been addressed in publications such as Grantland, The Globe and Mail, The Cinema of Hockey (McFarland, 2017), Global Powers of Horror: Security, Politics, and the Body in Pieces (Routledge, 2016), Hardwood Paroxysm, ARTINFO, the Chinese magazine Art World, and Italy’s NBA Rivista Ufficiale; has been supported by The Heinz Endowments, The Pittsburgh Foundation, the Carol R. Brown Awards, the Canada Council for the Arts, the National Film Board of Canada, and the Saskatchewan Arts Board; and has screened internationally at the BFI London Film Festival, Milano Film Festival, Anthology Film Archives and UnionDocs (New York), Kassel Dokfest, Alchemy Film & Moving Image Festival (Scotland), San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, British Film Institute, Ann Arbor Film Festival, Conversations at the Edge (Chicago), Images Festival (Toronto), Wexner Center for the Arts (Columbus), Cinematheque Quebecoise (Montreal), and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (San Francisco). Kashmere holds an BA in Film & Video Studies from the University of Regina, as well as an MA in Film Studies and an MFA in Studio Arts from Concordia University in Montreal. He has taught media production at Concordia University, Oberlin College, and University of California, Santa Cruz.