Izabel Barsive is an independent filmmaker and multimedia artist. Her company, Barsive Productions, is based in Ottawa and specializes in documentaries and dance videos.
She has taught part time at the Department of Communication of the University of Ottawa since 2005 and at the UOF, as well as at various Francophone high schools and abroad. A trained occupational therapist, she hosts media arts workshops for individuals with special needs at the Digital Arts Resource Centre (formerly Saw Video), where she also regularly serves as a mentor, in addition to working with various local artists and Canadian Francophone artists.
“As a teacher, she is outstanding due to her professional experience in the arts and media, her solid skills in the classroom, and her willingness to provide a superior level of teaching to our...”
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Her danse videos have received support from various arts councils in Canada and have been presented a many local, national, and international festivals. Her audiovisual and photographic works have also been showcased in art galleries and at various arts events.
She is currently exploring the topic of the environment and the fragility of existence by way of experimental videos created on a smart phone and other media.
Izabel Barsive has received several awards for her videography. She has also been invited to serve on several juries, including for the Ontario Arts Council, the Manitoba Arts Council, and the Ottawa Arts Council, the Gémeaux Awards and SAW Video (DARC).
Congratulations Izabel Barsive!
This award honours a part-time professor who excels in teaching at the Faculty of Arts. A professional development grant of $5000 is awarded to the recipient.