Luma is a quarterly online publication about independent film and media art published by the Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers and EMMEDIA Gallery & Production Society. Luma includes critical essays, news, reviews, event previews, interviews, reflections, and photo/video essays about culturally relevant productions, events and ideas. Luma aims to expand critical dialogue about media art and film from a Western Canadian perspective on an international platform.

Issues are released in May, August, November and February.


The Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers is an inclusive, non-profit, arts-based society that exists to fuel filmmakers, support storytellers, and connect the cinematic community. CSIF provides access to workshops and clubs, production and post production equipment, mentorships, and programming- including the annual $100 Film Festival.

EMMEDIA Gallery & Production Society is a non-profit artist-run organization that supports both the production and presentation of media arts. EMMEDIA responds to a broad community by offering affordable access to media art production tools and facilities, services, technical and educational support, an array of production programs and residencies, and a year round schedule of public exhibition programs including the PARTICLE + WAVE Media Arts Festival. Our programs strive to foster artistic dialogue and engagement through complementary activities such as artist talks and panel discussions, workshops and publications.


℅ EMMEDIA Gallery & Production Society
2005 10 Ave SW
Calgary, AB Canada
T3C 0K4


Raeesa Farooqi (CSIF) programming@csif.org | 403.205.4747

Vicki Chau (EMMEDIA) programming@emmedia.ca | 403.263.2833

Editor in Chief

Lindsay Sorell — editor@lumaquarterly.com

Editorial Assistant

 TBA — info@lumaquarterly.com

Editorial Committee

Natasha Chaykowski

Joel Farris

Murray Leeder

Teresa Tam 

Advisory Committee

Gary Burns

Lee Carruthers

Chris Frey

Jem Noble

Charles Tepperman

Diana Sherlock

Nicola Waugh