The CFI's mandate is to encourage and promote the production, diffusion, study, appreciation, and use of moving images for cultural and educational purposes in Canada and abroad. To this end, it organizes ongoing public film programming, distributes a small collection of films, and is involved in the publication of books and monographs on various aspects of Canadian cinema.
Imprints is a collection of essays, interviews, ephemera, and personal reflections that chart Louise Bourque’s life and work. Since 1989, Bourque has made a significant mark on Canadian experimental cinema. Her works often involve the physical manipulation of emulsion, with the content of the work stemming from a different type of imprint, namely, that of memory and trauma, and her aesthetics are imprinted on the work of contemporary filmmakers dealing with memorial processes and abstract imagery.