July 1, 2023

Ste. Anne and a small collection of short films are currently available to stream for free. One month only! Visit to watch now.

June 20, 2023

Exovede in the Darkroom published by ARP books is released this week!

The very first collection celebrating her work, Exovede in the Darkroom is a series of responses, critical and poetic, to Métis experimental filmmaker Rhayne Vermette’s visually explosive and materially intimate practice. It was while studying architecture that Vermette, primarily self-taught, fell into image making and storytelling. Her films are opulent collages of fiction, animation, documentary, reenactments, and divine interruption. Invoking Vermette’s two central influences—Louis Riel’s “exovede” as outsider, and Carlo Mollino’s “darkroom” as the psychic site of secluded experiment—the collection explores Vermette’s powerful shorts that engage a number of 16mm collage practices, as well as her astounding feature film Ste. Anne, a work that mesmerized the film world internationally with the visually resplendent story of a return.

Contributors include Irene Bindi, Lawrence Bird, Janet Blatter, Stephen Broomer, Gwynne Fulton, José Sarmiento Hinojosa, Sky Hopinka, Joshua Minsoo Kim, Suzanne Morrissette, , Claudia Sicondolfo, Jennifer Smith.

Visit to purchase the book.

December 6, 2021

Ste. Anne is featured on TIFF’s top 10 Canadian Films of 2021 list.

December 1, 2021

Ste. Anne is now on Criterion Channel in Canada & US. Watch it here.

October 26, 2021

Ste. Anne wins “Best Departures Feature” at Indie Memphis!

October 18, 2021

Ste. Anne receives the “Special Jury Prize” at the 29th Festival Internacional de Cine de Valdivia in Chile!!!

September 19, 2021

Ste. Anne wins “Amplify Voices Award for Best Canadian Feature Film” at the Toronto International Film Festival!!!!

August 25, 2021

Ste. Anne at the Viennale in Austria this fall!

August 24, 2021

American premiere just announced at the New York Film Festival. Ste. Anne will be featured in the Currents program.  Information:

August 4, 2021

North American premiere just announced. Ste. Anne to screen at the Toronto International Film Festival in September.  The film will be featured in the WAVELENGTHS program.  Information:

July 20, 2021

We are currently casting for my new film, LEVERS. Check out our casting call, open to Manitoba residents only.

Levers Summer/Fall 2021 Casting Call

June 30/ 2021

Valdivia International Film Festival announces Ste. Anne as part of the feature competition. Festival happens Oct 11-17 in Chile.

June 20/ 2021

Ste. Anne in Brazil at Festival Ecra!

More information here.

May 1/ 2021

Ste. Anne to be presented at Documenta Madrid!

More information here.

April 15 / 2021
Ste. Anne will have its Asian premiere in South Korea at JEONJU Intl. Film Festival in May.

Feb 4 / 2021
Ste. Anne, Rhayne Vermette’s first feature length narrative, to have its world premiere at the Berlinale in March 2021.

Poster for Ste. Anne

Sept 06/ 2016

Finally finished production on DOMUS. Made something new…


July 27 / 2016
Black Rectangle is featured in a streaming iCinematheque program. Very excited to be a part of this wonderful program amongst a roster of amazing filmmakers including Jackie Traverse, Kevin Lee Burton, Caroline Monnet, Darryl Nepinak, and Leonard Sumner!! Please watch the program here: It’s the Rhayne, Jackie, Caroline, Darryl, Kevin and Leonard Show!

July 25/ 2016

U.F.O. featured on an article about Hot House on Short Film Fan. Read article here!

July 13 / 2016
U.F.O. will be screening at the Ottawa International Animation Festival. — for more details

June 15 / 2016
Great article by my friend Janet Blatter on animation and production studio administration.

June 10 / 2016
Les Châssis de Lourdes premieres at the Architecture Biennale.

June 8 / 2016
NFB releases U.F.O.

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