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Midi Onodera

Midi Onodera is an award-winning, Toronto-based filmmaker who has been directing, producing and writing films for over twenty years. She has over 25 independent short films to her credit as well as her theatrical feature film, SKIN DEEP. In recent years, Midi has expanded her visual palette to include works in video and interactive DVD. THE BASEMENT GIRL, SLIGHTSEER and NOBODY KNOWS involve a collage of formats and mediums -ranging from 16mm film to Hi8 video to digital video and low end digital toy formats such as a modified Nintendo Game Boy Camera, the Intel Mattel computer microscope and the Tyco and Trendmasters video cameras.

Midi's films have been critically recognized and included in numerous exhibitions and screenings internationally. Some highlights include the Andy Warhol Museum, the International Festival of Documentary and Short Films, Bilbao, Spain; the Rotterdam International Film Festival; the Berlin International Film Festival and a number of screenings at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Midi has recently completed a feature length video shot in Japan, entitled I HAVE NO MEMORY OF MY DIRECTION. This project deals with the loss of memory, the temporal space of digital photography and the ghosts of inherited imagination. Currently, she is making a video a day for 365 days she has completed over 290 and they are available for free download at www.amovieaday.com
Additional information about Midi can be found at: www.midionodera.com. (09/09)


The Basement Girl
A film by Midi Onodera, 2000, 12 min., Color

Abandoned by her lover, a young woman finds comfort and safety in her basement apartment. Mundane routines, a diet of junk food and the warmth of the...

The Displaced View
A film by Midi Onodera, 1988, 52 min., Color

THE DISPLACED VIEW is a film that movingly depicts the odyssey of an American-born Japanese granddaughter in search of her identity through her grandm...

Ten Cents a Dance (Parallax)
A film by Midi Onodera, 1986, 30 min., Color

Onodera's three-part reflection on contemporary sexuality and communication uses a split screen device with a new twist. In the first segment, two wom...



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