Frank Sanna, MFA

Part Time Faculty, Communication Studies


Availability: Email me to set up an appointment.

My creative practise and research interests include traditional and hybrid forms of film and video making, anthropology and philosophy, especially with regards to the role of metaphor in human endeavour.

Embracing learning as experiential and embodied through process, my ultimate goal as a production teacher is to inspire students to discover their own motivations and particular perspectives; to encourage their capacities for personal insight and authentic expression as ‘voice’ in dialogue between themselves and the world.

In addition to filmmaking, my background in media production includes photography, graphic design, writing, as well as film restoration. As a member of the Director’s Guild of Canada I have worked extensively within the Art Department in the film and television industry as Art Director, Graphic Designer and in various other roles.

Curious about 'environment' and phenomena in general, my art and films are basically an exploration of poetic sense-abilities and the crafting of alternate, often fragile, or ambiguous perspectives of reality that we may normally take for granted. In this respect, I am trying to express an emotional truth about our human need for structure and orientation.

“The Edifice,” my most recent work in 35mm film was awarded Best Experimental Film at the Niagara Indi Film Festival and has screened as part of the Philosophy Film Festival (Festiwal Filmu Filozoficznego) in Krakow, Poland.


BA, Graphic Design, Sherdian College / MFA, Studio Arts: Film Production, Concordia University

Current Courses

COMS 384 – Moving Images II


Fall / Winter
COMS 284 – Moving Images I
COMS 276 – Sound I
COMS 569 – Media Production: Moving Images
FMPR 231 – Filmmaking I

COMS 485 – Moving Images III

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