Frances Leeming

Frances Leeming

Retired Associate Professor

Film and Media

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Frances Leeming is a media artist and animator. Her performance and film projects explore the relationship between gender, technology and consumerism. Her work has been presented and exhibited across Canada, the U.S., Britain and Poland.

Her collage animation, The Orientation Express (1987) has been screened extensively including:

  • Festival of Festivals, Toronto (1992),
  • Festival de Cine y Video Joven Cubano,
  • National Gallery of Cuba, Havana (1990),
  • Seattle Women's Film Festival, Seattle, (1990),
  • Women in the Director's Chair,
  • Women's Film and Video Festival, Chicago (1989),
  • ASIFA Animation Festival, San Francisco, (1989).

Selected purchases include the National Gallery of Canada, the Women's Television Network, Cornell University, California Institute For The Arts, PBS, Channel Four, and SBS (Australia). Leeming completed her third collage animation, Genetic Admiration (2005) which took the grand prize at Images Festival in Toronto. Her experimental film work has been featured inPublic 25: Experimentalism (2002) and performance history in Caught in the Act , an anthology of performance art by Canadian Women (2004). Leeming has guest lectured throughout Canada and taught in the Communication Studies Department at Concordia University, Montreal. Currently Frances teaches Animation and Screen Writing in the Department of Film Studies, Queen's University, Kingston.


Genetic Admiration. 2005, 23:00 minutes, colour, English.

Five Feminist Minutes. 1990, 113:00 minutes.

The Orientation Express. 1987, 14:00 minutes.

Almost Crying. 1978, 60:00 minutes.