Documentary, 67 minutes, 2022
Directed by Joële Walinga

Entirely comprised of unlocked surveillance footage from across the globe, Self-Portrait is an abstract look at ourselves through the things we've chosen to point our cameras at.

Made with the support of the Canada Council for the Arts
Presented with the support of the Canada Council for the Arts and Telefilm Canada

Available on MUBI (us & canada) 
Available on DAFilms (outside us & canada)

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–2022. SXSW Film Festival. Austin, Texas
–2022. Prismatic Ground. New York City, New York
–2022. Chattanooga Film Festival. Chattanooga, Tennessee
–2022. Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival. Jihlava, Czech Republic
–2022. RIDM. Montréal, Canada *Special Jury Prize, National Feature
–2023. MDFF Selects in partnership with TIFF. Toronto, Canada
–2023. DOK#5 Belgrade Documentary Film Festival. Belgrade, Serbia
–2023. Ozveny Ji.hlavy at Nová Cvernovka. Bratislava, Slovakia
–2023. Fotobokfestival Oslo. Oslo, Norway

Documentary Filmmaker Joele Walinga Finds Accidental Beauty in Security Camera Footage. Variety 
 "Self-Portrait", a self-portrait taken from surveillance cameras. Le Devoir
Self-Portrait Review: Four Seasons of Surveillance. POV Magazine
Self-Portrait — Joële Walinga. In Review Online
SXSW ’22: “Self-Portrait” director on the “incidental beauty” of surveillance. Realscreen
SXSW ’22: Janet Pierson, Jim Kolmar talk documentary lineup. Realscreen
Self-Portrait’: Debut Trailer For SXSW Premiere Comprised Of Surveillance Footage. Deadline