• Vidéographe : Member of the Board of Directors
  • MENA Film Festival Vancouver:  Member of the Board of Directors
  • Société d'histoire de la seigneurie de Chambly
  • UNIVERSITY OF CONCORDIA: Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling: Community Affiliate
  • Zoom out / Hors Champ: Member of the editorial committee

Chantal Partamian is an experimental and documentary filmmaker, as well as an archivist. Their work delves into the intersection of celluloid, memory, obsolescence, and political imaginaries, creating reflections on themes such as erasure, denial, repetition, and blur. Through a combination of experimental short films, film scratches, and documentaries, Partamian explores issues of justice, migration, identity, gender, and conflict, employing a diverse range of artistic practices.

Partamian's work has been presented at multiple festivals in Germany, Canada, Lebanon, Armenia as well as France, Egypt and Croatia. It includes Chère N. (Jury and Audience award Dresdner Schmalfimtage 2007), Epistemic Space, in collaboration with the Armenian-Turkish cinema platform of the Apricot Film Festival Yerevan International Festival, Houbout a poetic essay, which very briefly explores fragments of a distance relationship, and Sandjak an exercise to dismantle the space of the Sandjak refugee camp in Beirut.

In addition to their individual projects, Partamian has collaborated on numerous films of varying lengths, serving as a cinematographer and/or senior editor. They have also taken on roles as a producer, trainer in guerrilla filmmaking, and social media and filmmaking consultant. They are also an active member of the editorial committee for "Hors champ" and "Zoom Out," two renowned publications in the field of cinema. In April 2020, Partamian initiated an online project called "Temporal Assemblages" on Instagram, drawing inspiration from Vinegar Syndrome and showcasing unique video compilations under the username @Katsakh.


Trainings and Panels and more

  • Panel: Reconstruction d'une memoire imagée. Lebanese film festival Canada-  Juin 2023
  • QALQALAH: Table ronde Galerie Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery, Animée par Emma Haraké
  • CAFÉ-CINÉ : Réactualiser les archives pour une histoire au présent, Festival Aflam, MUCEM, Marseille, 2022
  • Mokhtabar Panel on Arab Filmmakers: Toronto Arab Film on Vimeo. 2020
  • THOSE FEMALES WHO CAN WRECK THE INFINITE: Gender & the Abject in Cinema, A selection of three films watched and discussed through the lens of abjection. Screening followed by an interactive discussion moderated by Edwin Nasr, Rami Sabbagh and Chantal Partamian.
  • Lebanese American University | Guest Speaker | Representation of women in the arts and  media, 2012
  • Women, Action and the Media (WAM) initiative: Feminists Discuss Feminist Filmmaking – 2011
  • American University of Beirut | Guest Speaker: Social Media and video | Journalism Training Program, 2011


  • Jury member for Rendez-vous vidéopoésie (RVVP)/ Festival de la poésie de Montréal, 2022
  • Lebanese film festival in Canada | Children's cinematography workshop | 2022
  • Kafaa organization | Bekaa - Lebanon | Trauma-focused discussion facilitation and video projects for refugee youth | 2016
  • Dawawine Beirut | SUPER 8 days with Chantal Partamian | 2015
  • The experience of women film-makers in Lebanon: An encounter with Chantal Partamian | 2014
  • Nasawiya, Lebanon| Trainer for Guerilla Videomaking and social media | 2009-­2012
  • Nasawiya, Lebanon | Trainer on gender, activism and social change and research on gender and visual media and art | 2009 -2012
  • Girl Geek Camp | Film and Video Trainer: Training teenage girls in tech and activism | 2010
  • SMEX (SOCIAL MEDIA EXCHANGE | Digital storytelling workshop
  • AMEL, Beirut | Video Workshop: Pleading a cause | AMEL Org.
  • Amorce | Lyon | Coordinator of super 8 mm film workshops | Super 8 filming, Editing, experimental interventions | 2004-2007



  • "Nous", Hors-Champ, revue de cinéma en langue française. Septembre / octobre 2021
  • Burnt Video art and experimental film festival. Artist response, Edition 3 Program 4, November 2021
  • "Unlayering the Other: a Queer Armenian Experience",  Kohl Journal: Vol. 2 No. 2 | Winter 2016
  • Fragmented Magazine Issue 01 : Location, video showcase  curated by Eleanor Juergens and Catalina Giraldo


  • 2022: Institut du Monde Arabe:  Habibi, les Révolutions de l’amour, Paris
  • 2021: Oscillations, The Plumb Gallery, Toronto: Films by MAEV: Mokhtabar for Arab Experimental Film & Video Art
    2020: 3rd NICHT-MUSEUM ZEITGEMÄßER KUNST, Dresden, Germany
  • 2020: 33es Instants Vidéo Numériques et poétiques, Marseille 
  • 2019: artRISING: Visions of Revolution– ROSLIN ART GALLERY , California
  • 2017: The New Normal at UMAM Documentation & Research, Beirut
  • 2008: Rails, Armenian Center for Contemporary Experimental Art. Yerevan 
  • 2007: Nafas Beirut, Espace SD, Beyrouth

Grants / Awards/ Residencies

  • 2022: Recipient of the Cinema al Fouad and Beirut DC Production Grant for the experimental short film “Traces”
  • 2022: Recipient of the Explore and Create: From Concept to Realization - Canada Council for the Arts fund for the experimental short film “Traces”
  • 2022: Sandjak: Audience Award, Burnt experimental film and video festival. Montreal
  • 2022: Recipient of the Vivacité fund of the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec for the development of the experimental short film “Traces”
  • 2021: Sandjak: Special mention at One shot festival, Yerevan 2021
  • 2021: Houbout: Finalist: Festival revolution per minute, Boston
  • 2020: Recipient of the Vivacité fund of the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec for the development and research around the film “Odar”
  • 2020: Recipient of the Research and Creation Fund - Canada Council for the Arts for research around the film “Odar”
  • 2015: After this day: Venice Biennale 2015 - The National Pavilion of the Republic of Armenia
  • 2007: Dear N.: Cambridge International Super 8 Film Festival 2007: Development Award
  • 2007: Dear N: Dresdner Schmalfilmtage 2007: Jury Prize
  • 2007: Dear N: Dresdner Schmalfilmtage 2007: Audience Award