Our Small File Team

Dr. Laura U. Marks

Dr. Marks is a is a media scholar, programmer and founder of the Small File Media Festival.

She teaches in the School for the Contemporary Arts at Simon Fraser University where she works on media art and philosophy with an intercultural focus, and on small-footprint media.


Dr. Radek Przedpełski

Radek Przedpełski is lecturer in media studies and visual culture at Trinity College Dublin. He has a background in digital media and sound design. Radek is also a migrant artist working in sound, photography and video


Image: Migrant Since 2006. Image by Anna Zielenkiewicz. Glitch Art by Domenico Barra.

Faune Ybarra

Originally from Oaxaca and Mexico City, Faune Ybarra is an MFA candidate at Simon Fraser University where her research/practice focuses on the interrelation of displacement and “diasporic gestures”. 


Joey Malbon

Joey is a lens-based media artist, educator, musician, event curator and broadcaster dedicated to amplifying his community and elevating his peers through inherent aesthetic and conscious design.

He is an MA student at Simon Fraser University where he researches illegal mediums and how outdated modes of communication can be used as platforms for social change in a digital age.


Sophia Biedka

Sophia Biedka is an independent media-artist of settler descent working on the unceded, ancestral lands of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), Stó:lō and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) First Nations, with a BFA in Film Production from Simon Fraser University. 

Her work challenges the boundaries between traditional and ethnographic documentary by exploring the cinematic experience of place and knowledge, centered around environmental and cultural issues.


Mena El Shazly

Mena El Shazly’s (b. Cairo) work is grounded in video but encompasses embroidery and sculpture. Her practice is concerned with entropy, bodies and (light)-sensitive surfaces that carry knowledge and memory. She studied performing and visual arts at the American University in Cairo and is a former fellow of the Home Workspace Program at Ashkal Alwan, Beirut. El Shazly also has a well-established curatorial practice and has organized several video art events and workshops. She is the current Artistic Director of Cairo Video Festival for video art and experimental film organized by Medrar for Contemporary Art. 

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