Night Programming


1. The Future
2. Jeff and Kevin and the Dead Cow
3. Noah, 18 ans (Noah, 18 years old)
4 Meet Me Zummer
5. Daphnee
6. Le Grous Poisson
7. Matin Ecchymose
8. Into the Impossible (Vivre l’impossible)
9. #######
10. Jolt


1. The Future 6min30sec
Dir. Mackenzie Walsh

My film directly reflects how I want to live life in the future. It reminds, to let loose every now and then and enjoy what life has to offer! It is also a way of saying goodbye to my past high school self and welcoming my new self!

2. Jeff and Kevin and the Dead Cow 8min19sec
Dir. Todd Fraser

Jeff and Kevin are recent art school graduates from Sackville, New Brunswick. Kevin lives in Jeff’s apartment sleeping on a futon. After leading Jeff to a dead cow Kevin discovered while jogging, the pair walk off into the sunset together.

3. Noah, 18 ans (Noah, 18 years old) 11min15sec
Director: Francine Hébert

Noah, 18 ans nous plonge dans l’univers d’un adolescent transgenre, éloquent et courageux. Ce documentaire court-métrage nous invite à découvrir de cette jeunesse unique en mettant de côté nos préjugés.

4. Meet Me Zummer 3min
Director: Lucas Morneau


5. Daphnee 8min47sec
Director: André Melanson

The real and the imagined confront each other against the backdrop of trauma. When dream betrays desire, the realms of possibility collapse.

6. Le Grous Poisson 2min35sec
Dir. Tracey Richard

Inspirée de la culture acadienne et de son vocabulaire, cette œuvre expérimentale marie vidéo originale, dessins numériques et archives pour explorer la sonorité des mots, du Nouveau-Brunswick à la Louisiane.

Inspired by Acadian culture and its vocabulary, this experimental work combines original video, digital drawings and archives to explore the sound of words from New Brunswick to Louisiana.

7. Matin Ecchymose 7min27sec
Director: Emilie Peltier

Des personnes Sourdes de la Ville de Québec rencontrent Mo Bolduc, poète non-binaire, et interprètent en langue des signes certains des poèmes qu'iel a écrits durant une résidence à la Maison de la littérature en mars 2020. Le film est le résultat de cette rencontre, entre textes lus et appropriation de ceux-ci par Karl Normand, Maritza Côté, Josée Villeneuve et Élisabeth Rhéaume, tels des échos visuels puissants, incorporés et poétiques.

8. Into the Impossible (Vivre l’impossible) 6min16sec
Director. Tracey Richard

Inspiré par le mythe grec classique de Déméter et sa fille Perséphone, les saisons changent dans ce court métrage expérimental interprété par des fleurs.
Suite à la perte soudaine de leur grand-père, les sœurs jumelles et réalisatrices Angie et Tracey Richard livrent un portrait émotionnel du deuil et de l’adaptation aux changements en utilisant les compositions florales de ses funérailles.

In this classic greek myth of mother Demeter and daughter Persephone, seasons change in an experimental short film portrayed by flowers. Following the unexpected loss of their grandfather, twin sisters and filmmakers Angie and Tracey Richard deliver an emotional portrayal of grief and adjusting to changes by using their late grandfather’s funeral flower arrangements.

9. ####### 2min11sec
Dir. Dan Smeby & Jim O’Brian Jr.

This short film encapsulates the closing evening of Toronto's *TOM Mens Fashion Week, when the runway became the dance floor with an original score by the performing DJ, Jim O’Brien Jr.

10. Jolt 6min20sec
Dir. Angie Richard

Jolt is a experimental music video that showcases individual rebellion through the lens of an imagined techno nightlife. We are slowly pulled into a hyper-imagined underground world where we meet people from various communities who show us stories of transness, self expression, and ancestral trauma.


This application form is for: Visual artists, musicians, videasts, buskers, street performers, circus, and ARTISTS OF ANY FORM who would like to perform, give a workshop, or activate public space with art in new Brunswick cities, towns, and villages this summer with Festival Inspire
We will be touring NB in June and July, creating murals in a new urban location every week. While on location, we wish to bring the streets back to life through art and creativity while coloring one community at a time.
Le festival sillonnera les routes du NB cet été en juin et juillet, pour créer des murales dans une nouvelle communauté chaque semaine. Une fois sur place, nous voulons ramener de la vie dans les rues grâce à l'art, une communauté à la fois.
Ce formulaire est destiné aux artistes visuels, musiciens, vidéastes, artistes de rue ou de cirque, et toutes autres formes d'art qui souhaitent faire partie de la programmation artistique du Festival Inspire 2021 sous forme de performance, atelier, conférence ou activer les lieux publics via l'art dans plusieurs villes et villages du Nouveau-Brunswick cet été


Inspire Film Screening / Projection Inspire

On July 15th, Festival Inspire will host a special outdoor film screening alongside the Petitcodiac river at the Holy Whale Beer Hall in Riverview! 🍿🍻
We’re looking for films by New Brunswick-based filmmakers that respond to our namesake - Inspire - whatever that means to you. An inspirational film, a mistake that inspired you, flow states of experimentation, fiction, documentary, comedy, drama - we want YOUR inspiration on the big screen!
Le 15 juillet, le Festival Inspire accueillera une projection de film spéciale en plein air le long de la rivière Petitcodiac au Holy Whale Beer Hall à Riverview. 🍿🍻
Nous recherchons des films de cinéastes du Nouveau-Brunswick qui résonnent avec notre nom - Inspire - quoi que cela signifie pour vous. Un film inspirant, une erreur qui vous a inspiré, des films expérimentaux, de fiction, des documentaires, comédies, drames - nous voulons VOTRE inspiration sur grand écran!
DATE LIMITE DE DÉPÔT: 18 juin 2021

Lisa J. Griffin

Co-founder and Executive Director of L’Art ici SVP & Festival Inspire
Lisa is a Community Development Hack living in Moncton Canada. A project junkie, who turns ideas into community movements globally for over 15 years. She studied IDS at Dalhousie Uni and ESD from Murdoch Uni in Australia. Living on a boat taught her that change is the only thing that remains constant. She has a robotic hand from Japan, a fake tooth from Australia, and a yoga teaching cert from India. Her spirit animal is the Otter, Chinese zodiac year of the monkey; and she's an Aquarius. Not an artist herself but a believer of life itself as an art; she is constantly looking at walls and sees the city as a blank canvas for art and culture. Lisa likes coffee and people who invite her to have one over talks about cool ideas.

Matthew Kingsley Williston

Matt Williston Festival inspire

Co-founder and Creative Director of L’Art ici SVP & Festival Inspire (2013 to 2017)
Matthew returned to Moncton in 2012 to bring culture and art to his birthplace after being based in Montreal,while travelling and working the world, since 1999. VJ, DJ, actor, performer, and event organizer, Matthew is well versed in cutting-edge media arts and projection mapping. He continues to push the borders of contemporary and visual arts, bringing with him 20+ years experience in event planning, art and subculture.