October 04
2017-10-04
Platform Centre
Cinematheque
October 05
2017-10-05
Cinematheque
October 06
2017-10-06
Cinematheque
October 07
2017-10-07
Cinematheque
October 08
2017-10-08
Winnipeg Art Gallery
Rachel Browne Theatre
Platform Centre
Cinematheque
Cinematheque
Cinematheque
Cinematheque
Winnipeg Art Gallery
Rachel Browne Theatre
19:00
Shorts​ ​Program​ ​1:​ ​Picture​ ​Plane

Event​ ​Date:​ ​Wednesday,​ ​October​ ​4,​ ​2017
Time:​ ​7​ ​pm
Location:​ ​Winnipeg​ ​Cinematheque,​ ​100​ ​Arthur​ ​Street.
Duration:

Information:​ ​​ ​Image​ ​as​ ​author​ ​and​ ​performer,​ ​plunked​ ​onto​ ​a​ ​pedestal​ ​as​ ​though​ ​it​ ​were​ ​artifact. Examined​ ​with​ ​care​ ​through​ ​a​ ​microscope,​ ​crafted​ ​through​ ​filters,​ ​or​ ​sheathed​ ​onto​ ​a​ ​figure​ ​- witness​ ​the​ ​experience​ ​of​ ​filmmaking,​ ​presented​ ​in​ ​a​ ​luminous​ ​orchestration​ ​of​ ​malleable prosceniums.

Film​ ​Details:


all​ ​my​ ​phone​ ​numbers​ ​drowned
Michel​ ​KLöfkorn​ ​|​ ​Nigeria
12​ ​mins​ ​45​ ​sec,​ ​Digital,​ ​2017
Are​ ​we​ ​already​ ​living​ ​in​ ​a​ ​collage​ ​?
Didn’t​ ​we​ ​notice​ ​?
​​3​ ​fashion​ ​models​ ​on​ ​their​ ​way​ ​through​ ​the​ ​megacity​ ​of​ ​Lagos/​ ​Nigeria


Laura

Tânia​ ​Dinis​ ​|​ ​Portugal
10​ ​mins​ ​40​ ​sec,​ ​Digital,​ ​2017 Canadian​ ​Premiere
Laura​ ​is​ ​an​ ​essay​ ​film​ ​whose​ ​inception​ ​began​ ​from​ ​a​ ​project​ ​of​ ​research​ ​and​ ​collection​ ​of​ ​familial​ ​photographical archives.​ ​It​ ​departs​ ​from​ ​the​ ​exploration​ ​of​ ​the​ ​notion​ ​of​ ​images​ ​as​ ​bygone​ ​experiences​ ​in​ ​time​ ​which,​ ​from​ ​that timelessness,​ ​expand​ ​in​ ​space,​ ​thus​ ​creating​ ​small​ ​narrative​ ​moments.


two​ ​poems​ ​(loop)

Jaz​ ​Papadopoulos​ ​|​ ​Winnipeg,​ ​MB
5​ ​mins,​ ​Digital,​ ​2016
A​ ​short​ ​video​ ​using​ ​time-based​ ​poetry​ ​and​ ​collage​ ​to​ ​explore​ ​a​ ​grief​ ​that​ ​is​ ​both​ ​individual​ ​and​ ​collective​ ​–​ ​one person’s​ ​experience​ ​of​ ​gender-based​ ​violence​ ​in​ ​urban​ ​Canada.


#bestdirectors

Emma​ ​Piper-Burket​ ​​ ​|​ ​USA
3​ ​mins,​ ​Digital,​ ​2017 World​ ​Premiere
Last​ ​summer​ ​a​ ​female​ ​filmmaker​ ​discovered​ ​that​ ​most​ ​”top​ ​filmmaker”​ ​lists​ ​only​ ​include​ ​male​ ​directors;​ ​from​ ​that moment​ ​she​ ​begins​ ​imagining​ ​herself​ ​as​ ​one​ ​of​ ​them,​ ​one​ ​of​ ​the​ ​greats.


Vacation​ ​Together Richard​ ​Munaba
​ ​|​ ​USA 6​ ​mins,​ ​Digital,​ ​2017 How​ ​do​ ​we​ ​escape?


idizwadidiz

Isiah​ ​Medina​ ​|​ ​Toronto,​ ​ON
7​ ​minutes​ ​20​ ​secs,​ ​Digital,​ ​2016 Winnipeg​ ​Premiere
It​ ​is​ ​what
it​ ​is:
shape​ ​of​ ​sexuation,
sexuated
subjectivity
without​ ​objects,
objectivity
without​ ​subjects​ ​-
nothing​ ​moves
in​ ​being,
nothing​ ​moves:​ ​in-
appearing.
Nothing​ ​moves
twice;

idizwadidiz.


MIRROR​ ​-​ ​MRR​
​(Leftovers,​ ​Shrinking​ ​Perimeters)
Micah​ ​H.​ ​Weber​ ​|​ ​USA
17​ ​minutes,​ ​Digital,​ ​2017 World​ ​Premiere
Part​ ​writing​ ​and​ ​part​ ​oral​ ​document,​ ​MIRROR-MRR​ ​is​ ​an​ ​experimental​ ​animation​ ​about​ ​how​ ​class​ ​and​ ​familial disaster​ ​can​ ​inform​ ​the​ ​ways​ ​in​ ​which​ ​we​ ​address​ ​our​ ​own​ ​vulnerability.

Maelstroms
Lana​ ​Z.​ ​Caplan​ ​|​ ​​ ​USA
7​ ​mins​ ​30​ ​secs,​ ​Digital,​ ​2015
Using​ ​animation,​ ​heat​ ​sensitive​ ​camera​ ​footage​ ​from​ ​US​ ​border​ ​patrol​ ​screens,​ ​military​ ​bombing​ ​drone​ ​monitors,​ ​and other​ ​collected​ ​footage,​ ​Maelstroms​ ​is​ ​a​ ​reflection​ ​on​ ​the​ ​dehumanizing​ ​use​ ​of​ ​image​ ​technology​ ​by​ ​land,​ ​air​ ​and​ ​sea.

HELIOPOLIS​ ​HELIOPOLIS
Anja​ ​Dornieden​ ​and​ ​Juan​ ​David​ ​González​ ​Monroy​ ​|​ ​Germany
26​ ​minutes,​ ​16mm,​ ​Germany Canadian​ ​Premiere
Heliopolis​ ​Helipolis​ ​was​ ​created​ ​by​ ​an​ ​insurgent​ ​priest​ ​(whose​ ​name​ ​has​ ​been​ ​lost)​ ​as​ ​a​ ​tool​ ​to​ ​train​ ​students​ ​in​ ​the design​ ​of​ ​a​ ​revolutionary​ ​city​ ​meant​ ​to​ ​surpass​ ​the​ ​ancient​ ​city​ ​of​ ​Heliopolis.​ ​This​ ​in​ ​spite​ ​of​ ​the​ ​fact​ ​that​ ​the​ ​priest and​ ​his​ ​students​ ​appear​ ​to​ ​have​ ​never​ ​visited​ ​Heliopolis​ ​and​ ​based​ ​their​ ​model​ ​exclusively​ ​on​ ​texts​ ​and​ ​secondhand knowledge.​ ​Eventually​ ​this​ ​became​ ​a​ ​source​ ​of​ ​pride​ ​within​ ​the​ ​school​ ​and​ ​descriptions​ ​of​ ​Heliopolis​ ​gained​ ​a fantastical​ ​nature,​ ​becoming​ ​both​ ​meticulously​ ​elaborate​ ​and​ ​wildly​ ​implausible.

21:00
Opening Reception: ​Rebecca​ ​Belmore, At Pelican Falls

​Rebecca​ ​Belmore, At​ ​Pelican​ ​Falls
Category:​ ​Exhibition
Event​ ​Date:​ ​September​ ​8,​ ​2017​ ​to​ ​October​ ​21,​ ​2017
WNDX​ ​Reception:​ ​October​ ​4​, 2017 
Time: 9pm​ ​-​ ​10pm
Location:​ ​PLATFORM​ ​centre ,​ ​100​ ​Arthur​ ​Street

Information:

In​ ​early​ ​July,​ ​2017​ ​Scott​ ​Benesiinaabandan,​ ​Florene​ ​Belmore​ ​and​ ​Rebecca​ ​Belmore​ ​spent​ ​a week​ ​together​ ​in​ ​Sioux​ ​Lookout,​ ​Ontario.​ ​A​ ​photo​ ​from​ ​the​ ​Ontario​ ​Archives​ ​taken​ ​by​ ​John Macfie​ ​in​ ​1955​ ​drew​ ​the​ ​artists​ ​to​ ​the​ ​site.​ ​In​ ​the​ ​photograph,​ ​taken​ ​before​ ​the​ ​artists​ ​were​ ​born, seven​ ​boys​ ​from​ ​Pelican​ ​Falls​ ​residential​ ​school​ ​in​ ​denim​ ​coveralls​ ​watch​ ​a​ ​man​ ​fishing​ ​on​ ​the lake.​ ​They​ ​are​ ​facing​ ​away​ ​from​ ​the​ ​camera.​ ​“At​ ​Pelican​ ​Falls”​ ​focuses​ ​on​ ​experiential connection​ ​and​ ​archival​ ​intimacy​ ​within​ ​specific​ ​places.

All​ ​three​ ​artists’​ ​extended​ ​families​ ​are​ ​connected​ ​to​ ​this​ ​place​ ​and​ ​history,​ ​and​ ​thus​ ​the​ ​image speaks​ ​to​ ​their​ ​own​ ​stories.​ ​Starting​ ​with​ ​the​ ​picture,​ ​they​ ​visited​ ​the​ ​old​ ​Pelican​ ​Falls​ ​residential school​ ​grounds,​ ​and​ ​fished​ ​at​ ​the​ ​falls.​ ​While​ ​they​ ​couldn’t​ ​locate​ ​the​ ​exact​ ​rock​ ​in​ ​the​ ​archival photograph,​ ​they​ ​quietly​ ​walked​ ​the​ ​grounds​ ​where​ ​the​ ​old​ ​school​ ​once​ ​stood.​ ​The​ ​resulting works​ ​articulate​ ​the​ ​visit​ ​and​ ​its​ ​significance​ ​to​ ​each​ ​artist​ ​in​ ​dialogue​ ​with​ ​one​ ​another,​ ​the photograph​ ​and​ ​the​ ​site.

BIOGRAPHY
A​ ​member​ ​of​ ​Lac​ ​Seul​ ​First​ ​Nation​ ​(Anishinaabe),​ ​Rebecca​ ​Belmore​ ​is​ ​an​ ​internationally recognized​ ​multidisciplinary​ ​artist.​ ​Rooted​ ​in​ ​the​ ​political​ ​and​ ​social​ ​realities​ ​of​ ​Indigenous communities,​ ​Belmore’s​ ​works​ ​make​ ​evocative​ ​connections​ ​among​ ​bodies,​ ​land​ ​and​ ​language. Her​ ​group​ ​exhibitions​ ​include:​ ​dOCUMENTA​ ​14​ ​(2017),​ ​Athens,​ ​Greece,​ ​​ ​Echigo-Tsumari Triennial,​ ​Niigata​ ​Prefecture,​ ​Japan​ ​(2015);​ ​Global​ ​Feminisms,​ ​Brooklyn​ ​Art​ ​Museum,​ ​New​ ​York (2007);​ ​Land,​ ​Spirit,​ ​Power,​ ​National​ ​Gallery​ ​of​ ​Canada,​ ​Ottawa,​ ​ON​ ​(1992);​ ​and​ ​Creation​ ​or Death:​ ​We​ ​will​ ​Win,​ ​Havana​ ​Biennial,​ ​Cuba​ ​(1991).​ ​Belmore​ ​was​ ​a​ ​recipient​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Gershon Iskowitz​ ​Prize​ ​in​ ​2016​ ​for​ ​her​ ​outstanding​ ​contribution​ ​to​ ​the​ ​visual​ ​arts​ ​in​ ​Canada,​ ​Governor General’s​ ​Award​ ​in​ ​Visual​ ​and​ ​Media​ ​Arts​ ​in​ ​2013,​ ​the​ ​Hnatyshyn​ ​Foundation​ ​Visual​ ​Arts​ ​Award in​ ​2009,​ ​and​ ​an​ ​Honorary​ ​Doctorate​ ​from​ ​the​ ​Ontario​ ​College​ ​of​ ​Art​ ​and​ ​Design​ ​University​ ​in 2005.

*PRESENTED​ ​IN​ ​PARTNERSHIP​ ​WITH​ ​PLATFORM​ ​​ ​AND​ ​URBAN​ ​SHAMAN

19:00
Shorts​ ​Program​ ​2:​ ​This​ ​Must​ ​be​ ​the​ ​Place​

Event​ ​Date:​ ​Thursday,​ ​October​ ​5,​ ​2017
Time:​ ​7​ ​pm
Location:​ ​Winnipeg​ ​Cinematheque,​ ​100​ ​Arthur​ ​Street.
Duration:​ ​​

Site​ ​and​ ​place​ ​ignite​ ​the​ ​palatable​ ​facets​ ​of​ ​this​ ​work.​ ​​ ​Filmic​ ​relocations​ ​of​ ​life​ ​within cinematic​ ​genres,​ ​revolutionizing​ ​and​ ​reconfiguring​ ​the​ ​forms,​ ​and​ ​presenting​ ​refreshed interstices​ ​with​ ​horror,​ ​action,​ ​drama,​ ​and​ ​science​ ​fiction.
Information:

Film​ ​Details:


This​ ​Must​ ​Be​ ​the​ ​Wood *BEST​ ​INTERNATIONAL
Anna​ ​Hogg​ ​|​ ​USA
8​ ​minutes​ ​37​ ​seconds,​ ​16mm,​ ​2016 International​ ​Premiere
One​ ​of​ ​three​ ​sisters​ ​becomes​ ​lost​ ​in​ ​the​ ​wood​ ​where​ ​things​ ​have​ ​no​ ​names.​ ​Its​ ​ephemeral​ ​shadow-light​ ​filters into​ ​the​ ​room​ ​of​ ​the​ ​other​ ​two,​ ​who​ ​search​ ​for​ ​her​ ​in​ ​their​ ​own​ ​reflections.​ ​It​ ​is​ ​a​ ​tale​ ​of​ ​sisterhood​ ​and​ ​the​ ​loss of​ ​sisterhood,​ ​quest​ ​and​ ​the​ ​failure​ ​of​ ​that​ ​quest.​ ​Its​ ​images​ ​are​ ​made​ ​through​ ​a​ ​series​ ​of​ ​long-exposure time-lapses​ ​inside​ ​a​ ​large​ ​camera​ ​obscura​ ​structure,​ ​and​ ​its​ ​text​ ​is​ ​based​ ​on​ ​a​ ​series​ ​of​ ​fictionalized​ ​real​ ​events and​ ​Lewis​ ​Carroll’s​ ​​Through​ ​the​ ​Looking​ ​Glass​.


One​ ​Hour​ ​Real
​​Miriam​ ​Gossing​ ​&​ ​Lina​ ​Sieckmann​ ​|​ ​USA
12​ ​minutes,​ ​16mm,​ ​2016 Canadian​ ​Premiere
One​ ​Hour​ ​Real​ ​explores​ ​the​ ​coulisses​ ​and​ ​facades​ ​of​ ​a​ ​contemporary​ ​free-time​ ​phenomenon,​ ​real-life​ ​escape games.​ ​These​ ​games​ ​originally​ ​emerged​ ​in​ ​Japan,​ ​and​ ​their​ ​popularity​ ​among​ ​players​ ​in​ ​Europe​ ​has​ ​recently snowballed.​ ​In​ ​its​ ​unbiased​ ​observation​ ​of​ ​the​ ​automated​ ​mechanisms​ ​used​ ​in​ ​escape​ ​rooms,​ ​the​ ​film​ ​raises questions​ ​about​ ​surveillance,​ ​the​ ​human​ ​yearning​ ​to​ ​play,​ ​and​ ​the​ ​relation​ ​between​ ​imprisonment​ ​and​ ​desire.


as​ ​close​ ​as​ ​possible/as​ ​far​ ​as​ ​possible
Charlotte​ ​Clermont​ ​|​ ​Montreal,​ ​QC
7​ ​mins,​ ​Digital,​ ​2017 Canadian​ ​Premiere
With​ ​tones​ ​of​ ​nostalgia​ ​and​ ​magic,​ ​a​ ​universe​ ​is​ ​revealed,​ ​where​ ​personal​ ​and​ ​imaginary​ ​memories​ ​seems​ ​to become​ ​indissociable.​ ​VHS​ ​glitches​ ​distort​ ​misty​ ​and​ ​bright​ ​images,​ ​leading​ ​to​ ​a​ ​sentimental​ ​and​ ​mysterious narrative.

dragons​ ​&​ ​seraphim
Sasha​ ​Waters​ ​Freyer​ ​|​ ​USA
6​ ​minutes,​ ​16mm,​ ​2016 Canadian​ ​Premiere
Ancient​ ​flowers​ ​and​ ​animal​ ​desire.​ ​The​ ​past​ ​rises​ ​up​ ​–​ ​a​ ​mirage,​ ​but​ ​I​ ​can’t​ ​bury​ ​it​ ​deep​ ​enough.​ ​Fever​ ​season​ ​of magic,​ ​madness:​ ​adolescence.​ ​It’s​ ​their​ ​turn​ ​now,​ ​our​ ​willing​ ​sacrifice.​ ​dragons​ ​&​ ​seraphim​ ​fuses​ ​original​ ​film​ ​footage of​ ​three​ ​generations​ ​of​ ​family​ ​shot​ ​on​ ​a​ ​hand-cranked​ ​Bolex​ ​camera,​ ​with​ ​16mm​ ​nature​ ​films​ ​and​ ​the​ ​home​ ​movies​ ​of strangers,​ ​optically​ ​reprinted​ ​frame​ ​by​ ​frame.​ ​Sound​ ​design​ ​by​ ​Stephen​ ​Vitiello;​ ​poem​ ​”Childless”​ ​by​ ​Michael​ ​Morse.


​Beautiful​ ​Like​ ​Elsewhere
Elise​ ​Simard​ ​|​ ​Montreal,​ ​QC
5​ ​minutes,​ ​Digital,​ ​2017 Winnipeg​ ​Premiere
In​ ​a​ ​quiet​ ​retirement​ ​home​ ​a​ ​few​ ​residents​ ​watch​ ​a​ ​late​ ​night​ ​film​ ​and​ ​a​ ​nurse​ ​enjoys​ ​a​ ​cigarette.​ ​Welcome​ ​to​ ​the​ ​end of​ ​time​ ​and​ ​the​ ​land​ ​of​ ​dreams.


Continuum
Noncedo​ ​Khumalo​ ​|​ ​Montreal,​ ​QC
2​ ​minutes​ ​44​ ​secs,​ ​Digita,​ ​2016 Winnipeg​ ​Premiere
Continuum​ ​is​ ​an​ ​animated​ ​short​ ​exploring​ ​what​ ​happens​ ​when​ ​societies​ ​rejects​ ​reject​ ​society.


Saari
Ella​ ​Mikkola​ ​|​ ​Regina,​ ​SK
6​ ​mins,​ ​Digital,​ ​2016
The​ ​Finnish​ ​word​ ​”SAARI”​ ​means​ ​an​ ​island.​ ​The​ ​film​ ​is​ ​an​ ​experimental​ ​video​ ​collage,​ ​based​ ​on​ ​late​ ​childhood videos.​ ​Through​ ​these​ ​videos​ ​the​ ​work​ ​explores​ ​themes​ ​like​ ​safety,​ ​distance​ ​and​ ​connection​ ​through​ ​a​ ​subjective memory.​ ​The​ ​intricacies​ ​of​ ​the​ ​desire​ ​to​ ​preserve​ ​a​ ​memory​ ​while​ ​also​ ​attempting​ ​to​ ​move​ ​forward​ ​from​ ​it​ ​serves​ ​as an​ ​inspiration​ ​to​ ​this​ ​film.


Expo,​ ​My​ ​Dirty​ ​Attic
8​ ​mins​ ​30​ ​secs,​ ​Digital,​ ​2016 Winnipeg​ ​Premiere
My​ ​earliest​ ​of​ ​childhood​ ​memories​ ​are​ ​shrouded​ ​in​ ​cold​ ​war​ ​phantasm,​ ​conspiracy,​ ​sea​ ​monsters​ ​and​ ​a​ ​woman describing​ ​her​ ​first​ ​experience​ ​on​ ​LSD.​ ​Expo​ ​67​ ​was​ ​the​ ​blossoming​ ​of​ ​Montreal​ ​as​ ​an​ ​international​ ​city​ ​and my​ ​introduction​ ​to​ ​the​ ​complex​ ​and​ ​complicated​ ​mind​ ​of​ ​a​ ​growing​ ​child.


Pancoran
Richard​ ​Tuohy​ ​and​ ​Dianna​ ​Barrie​ ​|​ ​Australia
9​ ​minutes,​ ​16mm,​ ​2017 Canadian​ ​Premiere
Jakarta​ ​traffic​ ​moves​ ​with​ ​the​ ​harmonious​ ​chaos​ ​of​ ​complex​ ​self​ ​organising​ ​entities​ ​everywhere.​ ​Through​ ​contact printer​ ​matteing​ ​techniques​ ​this​ ​mass​ ​transport​ ​becomes​ ​denser​ ​and​ ​denser​ ​until​ ​only​ ​the​ ​fluid​ ​futility​ ​of​ ​motion​ ​/ motionlessness​ ​remains.​ ​Jakarta​ ​traffic​ ​stands​ ​as​ ​proof​ ​of​ ​the​ ​paradox​ ​of​ ​motion.


Ilsa​ ​the​ ​Far​ ​Seer
Ian​ ​Campbell​ ​|​ ​Regina,​ ​SK
10​ ​minutes,​ ​Digital,​ ​2017 Winnipeg​ ​Premiere
A​ ​schoolgirl​ ​from​ ​the​ ​sticks​ ​makes​ ​her​ ​way​ ​to​ ​the​ ​city​ ​of​ ​the​ ​future:​ ​1920’s​ ​Weimar​ ​Berlin!​ ​Her​ ​love​ ​of​ ​new technologies​ ​leads​ ​her​ ​to​ ​find​ ​a​ ​job​ ​in​ ​the​ ​burgeoning​ ​television​ ​business​ ​where​ ​she​ ​meets​ ​strange​ ​and​ ​unique personalities​ ​and​ ​​ ​learns​ ​to​ ​triumph​ ​over​ ​the​ ​petty​ ​authoritarians​ ​in​ ​her​ ​way.​ ​Ilsa​ ​the​ ​Far​ ​Seer​ ​is​ ​a​ ​highly​ ​stylized retrofuturist​ ​alternative​ ​history​ ​that​ ​seeks​ ​to​ ​recall​ ​the​ ​manic​ ​energy​ ​and​ ​unbridled​ ​creativity​ ​of​ ​classic​ ​expressionist cinema.


Hot​ ​Anger
Gwen​ ​Trutnau​ ​|​ ​Winnipeg,​ ​MB
4​ ​minutes,​ ​Digital,​ ​2017 World​ ​Premiere
Her​ ​anger​ ​is​ ​like​ ​a​ ​fever​ ​.​ ​Burdened​ ​by​ ​her​ ​oppressors​ ​she​ ​battles​ ​through​ ​the​ ​darkest​ ​corners​ ​of​ ​space​ ​,​ ​and its​ ​unknown​ ​inhabitants.​ ​But​ ​none​ ​more​ ​alien​ ​than​ ​her​ ​own​ ​consciousness​.

 

21:00
Performances:​ ​Ray​ ​Fenwick​ ​+​ ​Alex​ ​Ateah

A​ ​Night​ ​of​ ​Very​ ​Informative​ ​Presentations
Category:​ ​Performance
Event​ ​Date:​ ​Thursday​ ​October​ ​5​ ​/​ ​9:00​ ​PM
Location:​ ​Winnipeg​ ​Cinematheque,​ ​100​ ​Arthur​ ​Street.
Information:​ ​​ ​Presentations​ ​for​ ​a​ ​better​ ​you​ ​and​ ​a​ ​better​ ​me.

Details:

How​ ​to​ ​Talk​ ​with​ ​Plants​ ​with​ ​Ray​ ​Fenwick​ ​(Winnipeg,​ ​MB)
33​ ​minutes
We’ll​ ​begin​ ​with​ ​a​ ​central​ ​person​ ​whose​ ​own​ ​starting​ ​point​ ​is​ ​faith​ ​in​ ​the​ ​possibility​ ​of​ ​communicating​ ​with​ ​plants.​ ​Not just​ ​talking​ ​to​ ​them,​ ​but​ ​with​ ​them;​ ​a​ ​kind​ ​of​ ​first​ ​contact​ ​with​ ​a​ ​new​ ​species.​ ​His​ ​belief​ ​is​ ​tested,​ ​and​ ​questions​ ​begin to​ ​pile​ ​up,​ ​but​ ​despite​ ​mounting​ ​doubts​ ​he​ ​refuses​ ​to​ ​lose​ ​faith,​ ​urging​ ​the​ ​audience​ ​to​ ​do​ ​the​ ​same.​ ​“If​ ​we​ ​figure​ ​this out,”​ ​he​ ​says,​ ​“we​ ​figure​ ​everything​ ​out.”

​Comedy…​ ​what​ ​is​ ​it?​ ​with​ ​Alex​ ​Ateah​ ​(Winnipeg,​ ​MB)
Approx​ ​20​ ​min.
We’ve​ ​all​ ​heard​ ​of​ ​comedy​ ​but​ ​do​ ​we​ ​actually​ ​KNOW​ ​what​ ​it​ ​is?​ ​Please​ ​join​ ​world​ ​renowned​ ​stand​ ​up​ ​comedian,​ ​New York​ ​Times​ ​best​ ​selling​ ​author,​ ​and​ ​philanthropist​ ​Alex​ ​Ateah​ ​as​ ​she​ ​delves​ ​into​ ​the​ ​history​ ​of​ ​comedy​ ​and​ ​attempts to​ ​answer​ ​one​ ​of​ ​life’s​ ​most​ ​mysterious​ ​questions-​ ​what​ ​IS​ ​comedy?

19:00
Mass​ ​for​ ​Shut​ ​ins​

Category:​ ​Feature
Event​ ​Date:​ ​Friday​ ​October​ ​6,​ ​2017
Location:​ ​Winnipeg​ ​Cinematheque,​ ​100​ ​Arthur​ ​Street.
Duration:

Information:​ ​​Regional​ ​premiere​ ​of​ ​Winston​ ​DeGiobbi’s​ ​feature​ ​film,​ ​Mass​ ​for​ ​Shut-Ins,​ ​prefaced by​ ​​ ​Milos​ ​Mitrovic​ ​&​ ​Conor​ ​Sweeney’s​ ​homer_a.

Film​ ​Details:


Mass​ ​for​ ​Shut-Ins
Winston​ ​DeGiobbi​ ​|​ ​New​ ​Waterford,​ ​Nova​ ​Scotia
67​ ​mins,​ ​Digital,​ ​2017 Regional​ ​Premiere
Devoid​ ​of​ ​adult​ ​responsibility,​ ​Kay​ ​Jay​ ​lives​ ​with​ ​his​ ​grandfather​ ​in​ ​a​ ​rundown​ ​apartment,​ ​eating​ ​junk​ ​food​ ​and drinking​ ​excessive​ ​amounts​ ​of​ ​pepsi.​ ​When​ ​Kay​ ​Jay’s​ ​computer​ ​breaks,​ ​their​ ​slothful​ ​daily​ ​routine​ ​is​ ​immediately thrown​ ​off​ ​balance.​ ​Overwhelmed​ ​by​ ​boredom,​ ​Kay​ ​Jay​ ​steps​ ​out​ ​for​ ​a​ ​walk,​ ​crossing​ ​paths​ ​with​ ​characters​ ​who seem​ ​to​ ​challenge​ ​their​ ​world—​ ​some​ ​more​ ​abrasively​ ​than​ ​others​ ​like​ ​the​ ​towering
presence​ ​of​ ​his​ ​delinquent​ ​older​ ​brother,​ ​September.​ ​As​ ​reality​ ​closes​ ​in​ ​and​ ​tensions​ ​rise,​ ​a​ ​mysterious​ ​man​ ​in​ ​a hummer​ ​could​ ​hold​ ​the​ ​key​ ​to​ ​perpetuating​ ​a​ ​coddled​ ​life.


homer_a
Milos​ ​Mitrovic​ ​&​ ​Conor​ ​Sweeney​ ​|​ ​Winnipeg,​ ​MB​ ​+​ ​Toronto,​ ​ON
10​ ​minutes,​ ​Digital,​ ​2017 Regional​ ​Premiere
A​ ​depiction​ ​of​ ​the​ ​death​ ​of​ ​the​ ​nuclear​ ​family,​ ​”homer_a”​ ​is​ ​a​ ​direct​ ​collision​ ​between​ ​Harmony​ ​Korine’s​ ​TRASH HUMPERS​ ​and​ ​THE​ ​SIMPSONS.

 

21:00
Shorts​ ​Program​ ​3:​ ​Dance​ ​Magic​ ​Dance​ ​w/​ ​performances​ ​by​ ​Aaron​ ​Zeghers​ ​+​ ​Scott Fitzpatrick

DANCE​ ​MAGIC​ ​DANCE
Category:​ ​Open​ ​Call
Event​ ​Date:​ ​Friday,​ ​October​ ​6,​ ​2017
Time:​ ​9​ ​pm
Location:​ ​Winnipeg​ ​Cinematheque,​ ​100​ ​Arthur​ ​Street.
Duration:

Information:​ ​​ ​An​ ​audio​ ​visual​ ​dance​ ​party​ ​of​ ​work,​ ​presented​ ​as​ ​a​ ​playlist​ ​to​ ​outline​ ​a​ ​very blatant​ ​relationship​ ​between​ ​image​ ​and​ ​soundtrack.​ ​Sound​ ​emanates​ ​directly​ ​from​ ​the​ ​physical form​ ​of​ ​the​ ​image,​ ​or​ ​quite​ ​inherently,​ ​at​ ​times​ ​we​ ​are​ ​witnessing​ ​the​ ​event​ ​of​ ​a​ ​dance,​ ​visual and​ ​aural​ ​correspondences​ ​moving​ ​tenderly,​ ​in​ ​sync,​ ​to​ ​the​ ​tempo​ ​which​ ​they​ ​are​ ​setting.​ ​* Featuring​ ​live​ ​performances​ ​by​ ​Scott​ ​Fitzpatrick​ ​and​ ​Aaron​ ​Zeghers.
Film​ ​Details:


Emulsion​ ​Entr’acte;​ ​intermission
Kariss​ ​Hahn​ ​|​ ​USA
4​ ​mins,​ ​Digital,​ ​2017 Canadian​ ​Premiere
the​ ​Ohio​ ​State​ ​University​ ​performs​ ​their​ ​’Hollywood​ ​Blockbuster’​ ​halftime​ ​show.
an​ ​investigation​ ​of​ ​synchronization….all​ ​under​ ​its​ ​own​ ​‘orchestration’​ ​in​ ​form.
….with​ ​this​ ​process​ ​there​ ​are​ ​many​ ​chances​ ​for​ ​their​ ​march​ ​to​ ​‘fall​ ​out​ ​of​ ​line’​ ​as​ ​the​ ​film​ ​strips​ ​dance​ ​together, overlap,​ ​become​ ​separated​ ​and​ ​ultimately​ ​create​ ​their​ ​own​ ​intermission….


Something​ ​from​ ​Nothing
Peach​ ​S​ ​Goodrich​ ​|​ ​USA
2​ ​mins​ ​30​ ​sec,​ ​Digital,​ ​2017 Canadian​ ​Premiere
An​ ​experimental​ ​animation​ ​where​ ​both​ ​image​ ​and​ ​sound​ ​are​ ​created​ ​by​ ​scratching​ ​into​ ​16mm​ ​film​ ​with​ ​a​ ​boxcutter. The​ ​original​ ​film​ ​content​ ​is​ ​laid​ ​waste,​ ​playing​ ​heavily​ ​and​ ​playfully​ ​with​ ​negative​ ​visual​ ​and​ ​auditory​ ​space


Framelines
Sabine​ ​Gruffat​ ​|​ ​Montreal,​ ​QC
10​ ​mins​ ​14​ ​sec​ ​,​ ​35mm,​ ​2017 Manitoba​ ​Premiere
Framelines​ ​is​ ​an​ ​scratch​ ​film​ ​for​ ​the​ ​21st​ ​Century​ ​made​ ​by​ ​laser​ ​etching​ ​abstract​ ​patterns​ ​on​ ​the​ ​film​ ​emulsion​ ​of negative​ ​and​ ​positive​ ​35mm​ ​color​ ​film.​ ​The​ ​result​ ​of​ ​the​ ​laser​ ​burning​ ​layers​ ​of​ ​emulsion​ ​produces​ ​a​ ​pixellated language​ ​of​ ​colors​ ​and​ ​textures​ ​only​ ​possible​ ​through​ ​this​ ​process.​ ​The​ ​strips​ ​of​ ​film​ ​were​ ​then​ ​re-photographed​ ​on top​ ​of​ ​each​ ​other​ ​as​ ​photograms.​ ​The​ ​soundtrack​ ​filters​ ​and​ ​layers​ ​the​ ​noise​ ​made​ ​by​ ​the​ ​laser​ ​etched​ ​optical​ ​track.


Table​ ​Dance
Lindsay​ ​Arnold​ ​|​ ​North​ ​Portal,​ ​SK
3mins​ ​13​ ​sec,​ ​Digital,​ ​2017 Manitoba​ ​Premiere
Reminiscent​ ​of​ ​small​ ​town​ ​socials,​ ​Table​ ​Dance​ ​is​ ​a​ ​celebration​ ​of​ ​the​ ​handwork​ ​produced​ ​by​ ​women​ ​during​ ​the​ ​mid to​ ​late​ ​20th​ ​century.​ ​Over​ ​160​ ​doilies​ ​take​ ​to​ ​the​ ​dance​ ​floor,​ ​throwing​ ​off​ ​their​ ​matronly​ ​reputations​ ​to​ ​prove​ ​age​ ​is​ ​no barrier​ ​to​ ​having​ ​a​ ​good​ ​time.
screening​ ​format:​ ​quicktime​ ​file


Pepo
Joel​ ​Penner​ ​|​ ​Winnipeg,​ ​MB
5​ ​mins,​ ​Digital​ ​File,​ ​2016 Manitoba​ ​Premiere
Pepo​ ​is​ ​an​ ​imaginative​ ​exploration​ ​of​ ​the​ ​beauty​ ​found​ ​as​ ​zucchini​ ​and​ ​squash​ ​foliage​ ​and​ ​flowers​ ​desiccate​ ​on computer​ ​scanners.


See​ ​Weeds
Dawn​ ​George​ ​|​ ​Halifax,​ ​NS
3​ ​mins​ ​20​ ​secs,​ ​16mm,​ ​2017
An​ ​examination​ ​of​ ​three​ ​weeds​ ​-​ ​dandelion,​ ​coltsfoot,​ ​and​ ​goldenrod​ ​and​ ​each​ ​weed’s​ ​direct​ ​effects​ ​on​ ​film​ ​stock​ ​via hand-processing​ ​with​ ​eco-processing​ ​techniques.​ ​​ ​The​ ​film​ ​reveals​ ​not​ ​only​ ​the​ ​visual​ ​characteristic​ ​of​ ​each​ ​plant​ ​but also​ ​of​ ​filmic​ ​qualities​ ​that​ ​each​ ​plant​ ​imparts​ ​on​ ​the​ ​film​ ​stock.


Membrana​ ​Mortis​ ​(Dead​ ​Film)
Kyle​ ​Whitehead​ ​|​ ​Calgary,​ ​AB
5​ ​mins,​ ​Super​ ​8,​ ​2016 Manitoba​ ​Premiere
Membrana​ ​Mortis​ ​is​ ​a​ ​meta-film,​ ​a​ ​chaotic​ ​assemblage​ ​of​ ​re-photographed​ ​and​ ​chemically
manipulated​ ​image​ ​fragments​ ​culled​ ​from​ ​a​ ​damaged​ ​roll​ ​of​ ​film​ ​that​ ​was​ ​nearly​ ​unprojectable.​ ​The​ ​films​ ​title suggests​ ​a​ ​two-fold​ ​intention​ ​-​ ​here​ ​process​ ​and​ ​existence​ ​presuppose​ ​one​ ​another,​ ​at​ ​once​ ​an​ ​elegy​ ​to​ ​a​ ​dead​ ​film and​ ​observance​ ​of​ ​new​ ​genesis.


Sick​ ​Ardour
Anna​ ​Barham​ ​|​ ​United​ ​Kingdom
8​ ​minutes​ ​25​ ​seconds,​ ​Digital,​ ​2017 World​ ​Premiere
At​ ​the​ ​core​ ​of​ ​Sick​ ​Ardour​ ​-​ ​a​ ​homonym​ ​of​ ​‘cicada’​ ​(British​ ​pronunciation)​ ​-​ ​is​ ​a​ ​slowed​ ​down​ ​recording​ ​of​ ​a​ ​male cicada’s​ ​familiar​ ​mating​ ​call​ ​and​ ​cross​ ​section​ ​images​ ​of​ ​its​ ​body​ ​created​ ​by​ ​laser​ ​ablation​ ​tomography,​ ​a​ ​process where​ ​a​ ​specimen​ ​is​ ​vaporised​ ​by​ ​a​ ​laser​ ​in​ ​ultra-thin​ ​slices​ ​in​ ​order​ ​to​ ​construct​ ​a​ ​3d​ ​digital​ ​model.​ ​​ ​Interwoven​ ​in​ ​a rhythmic​ ​structure​ ​of​ ​images​ ​and​ ​black​ ​frames,​ ​are​ ​other​ ​sounds​ ​and​ ​footage​ ​relating​ ​to​ ​descriptions​ ​of​ ​the​ ​cicada’s voice​ ​in​ ​various​ ​cultures​ ​-​ ​ranging​ ​from​ ​Haiku​ ​to​ ​ancient​ ​Chinese​ ​burial​ ​practices​ ​to​ ​Greek​ ​lyric​ ​poetry.​ ​​ ​​ ​The​ ​result​ ​is an​ ​affective​ ​exploration​ ​of​ ​the​ ​permeability​ ​of​ ​a​ ​body​ ​to​ ​sound,​ ​image​ ​and​ ​space.


Murmur
Caroline​ ​Blais​ ​|​ ​Montreal,​ ​QC
3​ ​mins​ ​13​ ​sec,​ ​16mm,​ ​2017 Regional​ ​Premiere
In​ ​the​ ​evening,​ ​the​ ​murmur​ ​of​ ​appliances​ ​and​ ​the​ ​buzz​ ​of​ ​a​ ​fly​ ​are​ ​the​ ​sounds​ ​filling​ ​the​ ​room.


Sektor
Goran​ ​Škofić​ ​|​ ​Croatia
5​ ​mins​ ​30​ ​secs,​ ​Digital,​ ​2015 Canadian​ ​Premiere
The​ ​welding​ ​device,​ ​created​ ​for​ ​industrial​ ​purposes,​ ​is​ ​here​ ​used​ ​in​ ​a​ ​different​ ​manner.​ ​By​ ​extraction​ ​of​ ​the​ ​visual effect​ ​of​ ​the​ ​device,​ ​an​ ​audio-visual​ ​composition​ ​is​ ​created,​ ​based​ ​on​ ​the​ ​industrial​ ​noise​ ​music​ ​composed exclusively​ ​for​ ​this​ ​occasion.​ ​Seven​ ​welding​ ​devices​ ​-​ ​as​ ​seven​ ​musical​ ​instruments​ ​-​ ​are​ ​placed​ ​in​ ​a​ ​circular composition.​ ​The​ ​main​ ​protagonists​ ​are​ ​the​ ​workers​ ​who​ ​-​ ​instead​ ​of​ ​welding​ ​two​ ​metals​ ​together​ ​-​ ​play​ ​and​ ​create strong,​ ​aggressive​ ​music​ ​with​ ​the​ ​action​ ​of​ ​welding.​ ​The​ ​video​ ​Sektor​ ​was​ ​recorded​ ​in​ ​a​ ​small​ ​repair​ ​shipyard​ ​on​ ​Mali Lošinj​ ​in​ ​Croatia.


Everything​ ​Turns..
Aaron​ ​Zeghers​ ​|​ ​Winnipeg,​ ​MB
12​ ​minutes,​ ​3x16mm,​ ​2016
The​ ​mythology​ ​of​ ​the​ ​numbers​ ​1​ ​through​ ​12,​ ​performed​ ​live​ ​on​ ​3​ ​x​ ​16mm.​ ​Scientific​ ​tradition​ ​is​ ​adopted​ ​then eschewed​ ​for​ ​rumours,​ ​legends​ ​and​ ​defunct​ ​theories​ ​from​ ​across​ ​the​ ​ages.​ ​The​ ​camera​ ​pens​ ​a​ ​year-long​ ​record​ ​of space,​ ​movement​ ​and​ ​the​ ​passing​ ​of​ ​time​ ​in​ ​this​ ​almanac​ ​of​ ​anthropomorphic​ ​numerology.

Second​ ​Star
Scott​ ​Fitzpatrick​ ​|​ ​Winnipeg,​ ​MB
15​ ​mins,​ ​2x16mm,​ ​2017
Second​ ​Star​ ​is​ ​a​ ​sound​ ​performance​ ​for​ ​moving​ ​image​ ​mechanics.​ ​Black​ ​and​ ​white​ ​text​ ​is​ ​laser-printed​ ​onto​ ​clear 16mm​ ​film,​ ​assembled​ ​into​ ​loops​ ​and​ ​translated​ ​into​ ​rhythm​ ​and​ ​tone​ ​by​ ​an​ ​analog​ ​projector.​ ​Photographic​ ​tradition is​ ​eschewed​ ​in​ ​favour​ ​of​ ​something​ ​invested​ ​neither​ ​in​ ​abstraction​ ​nor​ ​representation,​ ​reimagining​ ​the​ ​potential​ ​for​ ​an obsolete​ ​technology.

 

17:00
Shorts​ ​Program​ ​4:​ ​Witnessing​ ​+​ ​Telling​

WITNESSING​ ​+​ ​TELLING
Category:​ ​Open​ ​Call
Event​ ​Date:​ ​Saturday,​ ​October​ ​7,​ ​2017
Time:​ ​5​ ​pm

Location:​ ​Winnipeg​ ​Cinematheque,​ ​100​ ​Arthur​ ​Street.

Formations​ ​in​ ​film​ ​which​ ​look​ ​towards​ ​the​ ​land,​ ​and​ ​speak​ ​to​ ​our​ ​relationship​ ​with​ ​such​ ​an essence​ ​from​ ​beyond​ ​notions​ ​of​ ​matter.​ ​​ ​Here,​ ​land​ ​is​ ​much​ ​more​ ​than​ ​an​ ​affixed​ ​construct. Unfastening​ ​these​ ​delineations,​ ​image​ ​here,​ ​it​ ​remaps​ ​history​ ​in​ ​accordance​ ​to​ ​truths,​ ​it​ ​reveals hidden​ ​pleas,​ ​and​ ​it​ ​attests​ ​to​ ​direct​ ​actions​ ​which​ ​rekindle​ ​our​ ​perceptions.


Kablunât

Glenn​ ​Gear​ ​|​ ​Montreal,​ ​QC
10​ ​min​ ​32​ ​sec,​ ​Digital,​ ​2016 Manitoba​ ​Premiere
Based​ ​on​ ​an​ ​Inuit​ ​legend​ ​from​ ​Labrador,​ ​Kablunât​ ​explores​ ​the​ ​complex​ ​and​ ​intersecting​ ​histories​ ​of​ ​early​ ​Inuit​ ​and Settler​ ​life​ ​on​ ​the​ ​North​ ​Atlantic​ ​coast.​ ​Employing​ ​archival​ ​images,​ ​animation,​ ​collage,​ ​and​ ​time-lapse​ ​video,​ ​the retelling​ ​of​ ​this​ ​origin​ ​story​ ​unfolds​ ​in​ ​a​ ​poetic​ ​space​ ​between​ ​past​ ​and​ ​present,​ ​myth​ ​and​ ​lived​ ​experience.


ôtênaw
*BEST​ ​PRAIRIE
Conor​ ​McNally​ ​|​ ​Edmonton,​ ​AB
40min,​ ​Digital/16mm,​ ​2017​ ​Manitoba​ ​premiere
Drawing​ ​on​ ​the​ ​tradition​ ​of​ ​oral​ ​storytelling,​ ​ôtênaw​ ​is​ ​a​ ​philosophical​ ​and​ ​creative​ ​treatment​ ​of​ ​land​ ​rights,​ ​territory, history​ ​and​ ​culture.​ ​As​ ​Dr.​ ​Dwayne​ ​Donald​ ​leads​ ​a​ ​walking​ ​tour​ ​of​ ​amiskwaciwâskahikan​ ​(now​ ​the​ ​city​ ​of​ ​Edmonton), talking​ ​about​ ​the​ ​history​ ​of​ ​the​ ​land​ ​and​ ​the​ ​people​ ​who​ ​lived​ ​there,​ ​the​ ​layers​ ​of​ ​human​ ​habitation​ ​slowly​ ​reveal themselves.​ ​A​ ​powerful​ ​example​ ​of​ ​4th​ ​Cinema,​ ​Conor​ ​McNally’s​ ​film​ ​incorporates​ ​archival​ ​photos,​ ​animation,​ ​and 16mm​ ​footage​ ​into​ ​a​ ​palimpsest​ ​of​ ​human​ ​existence,​ ​scored​ ​with​ ​language​ ​and​ ​memory.


Voices​ ​of​ ​Kidnapping

Ryan​ ​McKenna​ ​|​ ​Montreal,​ ​QC
14​ ​mins​ ​,​ ​DCP,​ ​2017 Manitoba​ ​Premiere
For​ ​twenty​ ​years,​ ​the​ ​program​ ​Voces​ ​del​ ​Secuestro​ ​has​ ​allowed​ ​family​ ​members​ ​to​ ​send​ ​radio​ ​messages​ ​that​ ​they hope​ ​will​ ​reach​ ​their​ ​loved​ ​ones​ ​kidnapped​ ​in​ ​the​ ​Amazon​ ​jungle.​ ​This​ ​is​ ​an​ ​experimental​ ​documentary​ ​that​ ​pairs these​ ​radio​ ​messages​ ​with​ ​abstract​ ​portraits​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Colombian​ ​landscape.Voces​ ​del​ ​Secuestrois​ ​part​ ​2​ ​of​ ​a​ ​trilogy​ ​of films​ ​that​ ​explores​ ​how​ ​different​ ​communities​ ​have​ ​adapted​ ​unique​ ​ways​ ​of​ ​using​ ​radio​ ​as​ ​communication.​ ​Director’s Note:​ ​WithVoces​ ​del​ ​SecuestroI​ ​decided​ ​to​ ​use​ ​old​ ​and​ ​expired​ ​film​ ​stocks.​ ​I​ ​wanted​ ​an​ ​uncertain​ ​result​ ​to​ ​parallel the​ ​uncertainty​ ​of​ ​sending​ ​these​ ​loving​ ​messages​ ​over​ ​the​ ​airwaves.​ ​As​ ​many​ ​of​ ​the​ ​kidnapped​ ​family​ ​members probably​ ​never​ ​heard​ ​many​ ​of​ ​these​ ​messages,​ ​and​ ​some​ ​may​ ​not​ ​even​ ​be​ ​alive.​ ​I​ ​also​ ​used​ ​color​ ​and​ ​light​ ​to complement​ ​the​ ​mood​ ​and​ ​tone​ ​of​ ​the​ ​calls​ ​that​ ​ranged​ ​from​ ​encouragement​ ​to​ ​total​ ​devastation.​ ​What​ ​I​ ​wanted​ ​to show​ ​is​ ​how​ ​this​ ​community​ ​in​ ​their​ ​desperation​ ​to​ ​preserve​ ​intimate​ ​family​ ​bonds​ ​uses​ ​this​ ​very​ ​public​ ​platform​ ​of radio​ ​to​ ​send​ ​out​ ​their​ ​messages​ ​of​ ​love​ ​and​ ​support.


Einst

Jessica​ ​Johnson​ ​|​ ​Vancouver,​ ​BC
13​ ​mins,​ ​Digital,​ ​2016 Manitoba​ ​Premiere
An​ ​experimental​ ​film​ ​observing​ ​landscape​ ​in​ ​duration.​ ​A​ ​woman​ ​hikes​ ​to​ ​a​ ​secluded​ ​section​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Seymour
River​ ​in​ ​the​ ​Lower​ ​Seymour​ ​Conservation​ ​Reserve

19:00
Shorts​ ​Program​ ​5:​ ​Dramatic​ ​Acts

DRAMATIC​ ​ACTS
Category:​ ​Open​ ​Call
Event​ ​Date:​ ​Saturday,​ ​October​ ​7,​ ​2017
Time:​ ​7​ ​pm
Location:​ ​Winnipeg​ ​Cinematheque,​ ​100​ ​Arthur​ ​Street.

Information:​ ​​ ​Experimental​ ​portraiture​ ​risen​ ​from​ ​spectacle​ ​and​ ​reference.​ ​An​ ​eclectic​ ​focus​ ​on figuring​ ​a​ ​character​ ​through​ ​the​ ​world​ ​which​ ​surrounds​ ​the​ ​life​ ​of​ ​the​ ​character.​ ​​ ​Compelling exposés​ ​chiseled​ ​from​ ​celluloid,​ ​toiled​ ​in​ ​singular​ ​frame​ ​space,​ ​or​ ​even​ ​formed​ ​from recollections​ ​and​ ​revisitations​ ​of​ ​an​ ​event…


Doktor​ ​Ripp

​​Matthew​ ​Ripplinger​ ​|​ ​Regina,​ ​SK
8​ ​minutes​ ​26​ ​secs,​ ​16mm,​ ​2016 World​ ​Premiere
Once​ ​an​ ​influential​ ​experimental​ ​celluloid​ ​filmmaker,​ ​Doktor​ ​Ripp​ ​has​ ​hit​ ​rock​ ​bottom,​ ​yet​ ​attempts​ ​one​ ​last​ ​desperate comeback.​ ​​ ​Fuelled​ ​by​ ​jealousy​ ​and​ ​obsession,​ ​this​ ​final​ ​radical​ ​experiment​ ​turns​ ​against​ ​him,​ ​escalating​ ​into​ ​a frenetic​ ​spectacle​ ​and​ ​self-entrapment.


Der​ ​Glöckner

Chrystene​ ​Ells​ ​and​ ​Berny​ ​Hi,​ ​Regina,​ ​SK
15​ ​minutes​ ​14​ ​secs,​ ​16mm,​ ​2017
16mm​ ​German​ ​Expressionist​ ​homage​ ​film.​ ​From​ ​his​ ​lonely​ ​belltower,​ ​the​ ​aged​ ​Glöckner​ ​(Bellringer)​ ​watches​ ​the ravages​ ​of​ ​WWI​ ​on​ ​the​ ​village​ ​below.​ ​The​ ​eventual​ ​destruction​ ​of​ ​all​ ​he​ ​knows​ ​unveils​ ​his​ ​own​ ​soul​ ​in​ ​the​ ​form​ ​of​ ​a ghostly​ ​young​ ​girl,​ ​who​ ​leads​ ​him​ ​to​ ​transcendence​ ​through​ ​loss​ ​and​ ​beauty.


Dialogue du Tigre

Matthew Wolkow | Montreal , QC
18 minutes 33seconds, 16mm, 2017

Beginning at the Doors of Hell, on the Path of the Burned, this tale is a dialog; an encounter between an entomologist, a professional curious, and a tiger, also known as Papilio canadensis or Canadian Tiger Swallowtail butterfly.


A​ ​Hole​ ​in​ ​the​ ​Leg

Martine​ ​Asselin​ ​|​ ​Montreal,​ ​QC
5​ ​mins,​ ​Digital​ ​File,​ ​2016 Regional​ ​Premiere
Genevieve​ ​has​ ​a​ ​small​ ​hole​ ​in​ ​the​ ​leg.​ ​A​ ​trace​ ​of​ ​her​ ​past.​ ​She​ ​shares​ ​all​ ​the​ ​story​ ​is​ ​this​ ​short​ ​animated documentary.


what​ ​a​ ​feeling

Stacey​ ​Abramson​ ​|​ ​Winnipeg,​ ​MB
5​ ​mins​ ​39​ ​secs,​ ​Digital,​ ​2016
The​ ​act​ ​of​ ​creating​ ​work​ ​is​ ​often​ ​seen​ ​as​ ​magical​ ​and​ ​sacred.​ ​The​ ​realities​ ​of​ ​diving​ ​into​ ​the​ ​process​ ​are​ ​anything but…


Mr.​ ​Saul​ ​and​ ​Son

Gerald​ ​Saul​ ​|​ ​Regina,​ ​SK
5​ ​mins​ ​21​ ​secs,​ ​Digital,​ ​2016 World​ ​Premiere
Year:​ ​2016
​Mr.​ ​Saul,​ ​an​ ​endearing​ ​blowhard​ ​alter-ego​ ​of​ ​the​ ​filmmaker,​ ​pontificates​ ​about​ ​his​ ​mastery​ ​of​ ​being​ ​a​ ​parent​ ​and explains​ ​to​ ​everyone​ ​how​ ​his​ ​son​ ​admires​ ​and​ ​respects​ ​him​ ​and​ ​how​ ​his​ ​son​ ​will​ ​be​ ​just​ ​as​ ​perfect​ ​as​ ​Mr.​ ​Saul​ ​is.


A​ ​Tone​ ​Halfway​ ​Between​ ​Lightness​ ​and​ ​Darkness

Kelly​ ​Sears​ ​|​ ​USA
7​ ​mins,​ ​Digital,​ ​2016 Canadian​ ​Premiere
A​ ​Tone​ ​Halfway​ ​Between​ ​Lightness​ ​and​ ​Darkness​ ​is​ ​a​ ​lyrical​ ​investigation​ ​of​ ​a​ ​spirit​ ​photographer​ ​and​ ​his​ ​ability​ ​to manifest​ ​the​ ​deceased.​ ​Based​ ​on​ ​William​ ​Mumler,​ ​this​ ​piece​ ​uses​ ​images​ ​from​ ​discarded​ ​35​ ​mm​ ​photography​ ​books to​ ​channel​ ​lost​ ​mediums,​ ​lost​ ​lives,​ ​lost​ ​histories​ ​and​ ​lost​ ​hopes.​ ​In​ ​middle​ ​gray.


Athyrium​ ​Filix-Femina​ ​(For​ ​Anna​ ​Atkins)
*BEST​ ​CANADIAN
Kelly​ ​Egan​ ​|​ ​Ottawa,​ ​ON
4​ ​mins​ ​30​ ​secs,​ ​16mm,​ ​2016 Regional​ ​Premiere
An​ ​homage​ ​to​ ​botanist​ ​and​ ​photography​ ​pioneer​ ​Anna​ ​Atkins,​ ​made​ ​in​ ​cyanotype​ ​photograms​ ​and​ ​reanimated​ ​film stills​ ​on​ ​hand-coated​ ​filmstock​ ​exposed​ ​in​ ​the​ ​sun.


The​ ​Tesla​ ​World​ ​Light

Matthew​ ​Rankin​ ​|​ ​Montreal,​ ​QC
8​ ​minutes,​ ​16mm,​ ​2017 Regional​ ​Premiere
City:​ ​Montreal,​ ​Quebec
New​ ​York,​ ​1905.​ ​Visionary​ ​inventor​ ​Nikola​ ​Tesla​ ​makes​ ​one​ ​last​ ​appeal​ ​to​ ​J.P.​ ​Morgan,​ ​his​ ​one​ ​time​ ​benefactor. THE​ ​TESLA​ ​WORLD​ ​LIGHT​ ​is​ ​a​ ​tragic​ ​fantasy​ ​about​ ​the​ ​father​ ​of​ ​alternating​ ​current,​ ​inspired​ ​by​ ​real​ ​events​ ​such​ ​as the​ ​inventor’s​ ​run​ ​of​ ​bad​ ​luck​ ​as​ ​a​ ​businessman​ ​and​ ​his​ ​affection​ ​for​ ​a​ ​pet​ ​bird,​ ​which​ ​he​ ​loves​ ​“like​ ​a​ ​man​ ​loves​ ​a woman.”​ ​Tesla’s​ ​words​ ​to​ ​the​ ​banker​ ​form​ ​the​ ​backdrop​ ​of​ ​this​ ​moving​ ​film​ ​about​ ​the​ ​man​ ​who​ ​blended​ ​science​ ​and art​ ​in​ ​his​ ​attempts​ ​to​ ​create​ ​the​ ​utopia​ ​of​ ​unlimited​ ​energy​ ​for​ ​all.

21:00
Prairie​ ​Animation

PRAIRIE​ ​ANIMATION
Category:​ ​Open​ ​Call
Event​ ​Date:​ ​Saturday,​ ​October​ ​7,​ ​2017
Time:​ ​9​ ​pm
Location:​ ​Winnipeg​ ​Cinematheque,​ ​100​ ​Arthur​ ​Street.

Information:​ ​​ ​An​ ​overwhelming​ ​and​ ​schizophrenic,​ ​yet​ ​microscopic,​ ​reflection​ ​of​ ​animation​ ​bred within​ ​our​ ​Prairie​ ​landscape​ ​spanning​ ​over​ ​50​ ​years!

Film​ ​Details:


Luxuriate

Alison​ ​Davis​ ​|​ ​Winnipeg,​ ​MB
3​ ​mins,​ ​Digital,​ ​2014
A​ ​meditation​ ​on​ ​opulence,​ ​desire​ ​and​ ​excess​ ​Luxuriate​ ​uses​ ​stop-motion​ ​to​ ​animate​ ​second-hand​ ​fur pelts​ ​and​ ​gold​ ​chains.​ ​The​ ​hypnotic​ ​movement​ ​of​ ​the​ ​chains​ ​over​ ​fur​ ​indulges​ ​the​ ​tactility​ ​of​ ​the​ ​materials while​ ​highlighting​ ​the​ ​contrast​ ​between​ ​the​ ​hard​ ​mineral​ ​and​ ​the​ ​soft​ ​biological​ ​natures​ ​of​ ​these​ ​desirable objects


Lily​ ​Hits​ ​the​ ​Road

The​ ​Bum​ ​Family​ ​|​ ​Calgary,​ ​AB

3​ ​mins,​ ​Digital,​ ​2016
Lilly,​ ​a​ ​10​ ​foot​ ​tall​ ​orange​ ​monster,​ ​and​ ​her​ ​adorable​ ​friend​ ​Fluffle​ ​are​ ​abducted​ ​by​ ​aliens.​ ​An​ ​epic adventure​ ​ensues​ ​as​ ​they​ ​encounter​ ​trains,​ ​space​ ​ships,​ ​hitchhikers​ ​and​ ​even​ ​a​ ​Yeti​ ​as​ ​they​ ​try desperately​ ​to​ ​return​ ​home​ ​in​ ​the​ ​nick​ ​of​ ​time.


Thwack

Evin​ ​Collis​ ​|​ ​Winnipeg,​ ​MB
2​ ​mins​ ​28​ ​sec,​ ​​ ​Digital,​ ​2015
A​ ​bûcheron​ ​encounters​ ​the​ ​local​ ​Sasquatch​ ​in​ ​the​ ​depths​ ​of​ ​winter.


DEAD​ ​MEAT

Clark​ ​Ferguson​ ​|​ ​Saskatoon,​ ​SK
10mins​ ​22secs,​ ​Digital,​ ​2008
Dead​ ​Meat​ ​is​ ​an​ ​absurd​ ​experimental​ ​narrative​ ​video​ ​that​ ​follows​ ​a​ ​young​ ​man’s​ ​travels​ ​into​ ​the​ ​desert while​ ​under-going​ ​an​ ​epiphametic,​ ​transformative​ ​moment.​ ​The​ ​journey​ ​is​ ​representative​ ​of​ ​a​ ​cliché​ ​rites of​ ​passage​ ​journey​ ​that​ ​has​ ​been​ ​born​ ​into​ ​our​ ​shared​ ​pop-cultural​ ​identities:​ ​​ ​A​ ​young​ ​man​ ​following​ ​a pre-written​ ​path​ ​of​ ​discovery​ ​as​ ​deciphered​ ​from​ ​media​ ​driven​ ​pop-cultural​ ​iconography,​ ​literature,​ ​and the​ ​such.​ ​​ ​However,​ ​as​ ​the​ ​entire​ ​journey​ ​is​ ​constructed​ ​out​ ​of​ ​miniatures,​ ​photo​ ​backdrops​ ​and​ ​low-fi blue​ ​screens,​ ​the​ ​trip​ ​is​ ​flung​ ​into​ ​the​ ​fantastically​ ​bizarre​ ​and​ ​ridiculous.​ ​​ ​And​ ​as​ ​such,​ ​the​ ​work​ ​asks​ ​the viewer​ ​to​ ​consider​ ​how​ ​much​ ​of​ ​ourselves​ ​or​ ​the​ ​how​ ​much​ ​of​ ​our​ ​personal​ ​identities​ ​and​ ​experiences can​ ​we​ ​consider​ ​legitimate.​ ​​ ​And​ ​as​ ​we​ ​choose​ ​to​ ​gravitate​ ​to​ ​certain​ ​socio-psychological​ ​identifiers,​ ​our separate​ ​realities​ ​are​ ​informed​ ​not​ ​only​ ​in​ ​the​ ​way​ ​we​ ​experience​ ​through​ ​our​ ​separate​ ​identifying​ ​filters, but​ ​also​ ​in​ ​how​ ​we​ ​seek​ ​out​ ​experiences​ ​that​ ​conform​ ​to​ ​the​ ​potentials​ ​of​ ​our​ ​chosen​ ​identities.


A​ ​Bit​ ​Transcendental

Patrick​ ​Lowe​ ​|​ ​Winnipeg,​ ​MB
4​ ​mins​ ​39​ ​secs,​ ​16mm,​ ​2000
Two​ ​teenage​ ​psychic​ ​wannabees​ ​experiment​ ​in​ ​reading​ ​each​ ​other’s​ ​minds​ ​with​ ​unpredictable​ ​and hilarious​ ​results.​ ​​ ​A​ ​colourful​ ​homage​ ​and​ ​parody​ ​of​ ​the​ ​mid​ ​60’s​ ​NFB​ ​experimental​ ​films​ ​and​ ​the​ ​late Arthur​ ​Lipsett.​ ​​ ​(“Very​ ​nice,​ ​very​ ​nice”)


The​ ​Nine​ ​to​ ​Five​ ​Crack

John​ ​Paizs​ ​|​ ​Winnipeg,​ ​MB
3:50​ ​,​ ​16mm,​ ​1975
The​ ​animated​ ​story​ ​of​ ​a​ ​timid​ ​and​ ​troubled​ ​clerk.​ ​Driven​ ​over​ ​the​ ​edge​ ​by​ ​mounting​ ​pressures​ ​he​ ​lashes out​ ​by​ ​grabbing​ ​an​ ​axe​ ​and​ ​reaping​ ​his​ ​revenge.​ ​A​ ​John​ ​Paizs​ ​classic.


Release​ ​Technique

Freya​ ​Björg​ ​Olafson​ ​|​ ​Winnipeg,​ ​MB
3​ ​mins​ ​30​ ​secs,​ ​Digital,​ ​2011
Created​ ​through​ ​the​ ​use​ ​of​ ​virtual​ ​bodies​ ​found​ ​online,​ ​“Release​ ​Technique”​ ​is​ ​part​ ​of​ ​the​ ​“Keystroke Choreographies”​ ​series.​ ​Each​ ​of​ ​the​ ​videos​ ​in​ ​this​ ​series​ ​are​ ​compositional​ ​studies​ ​utilizing​ ​popular contemporary​ ​dance​ ​principals​ ​and​ ​techniques​ ​as​ ​a​ ​framework​ ​for​ ​virtual​ ​choreography.​ ​Skinner​ ​Release Technique​ ​(SRT)​ ​is​ ​a​ ​movement​ ​training​ ​technique​ ​developed​ ​by​ ​Joan​ ​Skinner​ ​in​ ​the​ ​1960s​ ​that​ ​utilizes image-guided​ ​and​ ​tactile​ ​exercises​ ​designed​ ​to​ ​ease​ ​tension​ ​and​ ​promote​ ​an​ ​effortless​ ​movement, integrated​ ​with​ ​an​ ​alignment​ ​of​ ​the​ ​“whole”​ ​self.​ ​The​ ​series​ ​“Keystroke​ ​Choreographies”​ ​was​ ​created​ ​in residency​ ​at​ ​Latitude​ ​53​ ​-​ ​Contemporary​ ​Visual​ ​Culture​ ​in​ ​Edmonton,​ ​Alberta​ ​in​ ​October​ ​2011.


diver​ ​geyser

Nicole​ ​Shinomek​ ​|​ ​Winnipeg,​ ​MB
49​ ​seconds,​ ​Digital,​ ​2010
“diver​ ​geyser”​ ​forms​ ​associations​ ​between​ ​a​ ​natural​ ​water​ ​spring​ ​(a​ ​geyser)​ ​and​ ​a​ ​diver​ ​(diving​ ​from​ ​a spring​ ​board.)​ ​This​ ​video​ ​is​ ​a​ ​flash​ ​animation​ ​using​ ​royalty-free​ ​footage.​ ​The​ ​separate​ ​animations​ ​are edited​ ​together​ ​to​ ​create​ ​a​ ​new​ ​meaning.


Opera​ ​Della​ ​Mano

Elisabeth​ ​Belliveau​ ​|​ ​Calgary,​ ​AB
3​ ​minutes,​ ​Video,​ ​2014
Opera​ ​della​ ​mano​ ​is​ ​a​ ​cell​ ​drawn​ ​animation,​ ​rotoscoped​ ​and​ ​hand​ ​drawn​ ​from​ ​footage​ ​captured​ ​in​ ​Italy. The​ ​images​ ​explore​ ​the​ ​movement​ ​and​ ​gestures​ ​of​ ​human​ ​hands​ ​at​ ​work.​ ​Some​ ​image​ ​sequences​ ​depict lace​ ​makers​ ​on​ ​the​ ​island​ ​Burano,​ ​Vaporetto​ ​drivers​ ​in​ ​Venice​ ​and​ ​street​ ​gamblers​ ​in​ ​Bologna.​ ​The animation​ ​is​ ​a​ ​reflection​ ​on​ ​tacit​ ​knowledge,​ ​time​ ​and​ ​repetition.​ ​The​ ​sound​ ​is​ ​created​ ​from​ ​field recordings​ ​in​ ​Italy.


Two​ ​Scoops

Jackie​ ​Traverse​ ​|​ ​Winnipeg,​ ​MB
3​ ​minutes​ ​,​ ​DV,​ ​2007
Hand-drawn​ ​illustrations​ ​animate​ ​this​ ​touching​ ​personal​ ​story​ ​about​ ​the​ ​”Sixties​ ​Scoop”​ ​of​ ​Aboriginal children​ ​into​ ​the​ ​Canadian​ ​child-welfare​ ​system.


K23

Kiarra​ ​Albina​ ​|​ ​Calgary,​ ​AB
2​ ​mins,​ ​Digital,​ ​2013
Inspired​ ​by​ ​Tom​ ​Robbins’​ ​novel,​ ​Jitterbug​ ​Perfume,​ ​K23​ ​visually​ ​explores​ ​Pan,​ ​perfume,​ ​everlasting​ ​life, and​ ​human​ ​evolution​ ​from​ ​the​ ​reptile​ ​to​ ​the​ ​floral​ ​brain.


Vessel

Terril​ ​Calder​ ​|​ ​Winnipeg,​ ​MB
1​ ​min,​ ​Digital,​ ​2013
A​ ​“lady”​ ​must​ ​be​ ​compliant​ ​and​ ​be​ ​gentle​ ​in​ ​nature.​ ​This​ ​removal​ ​of​ ​self​ ​is​ ​the​ ​basis​ ​for​ ​this​ ​short​ ​film. One’s​ ​hollowed​ ​form​ ​is​ ​that​ ​of​ ​a​ ​living​ ​doll.​ ​This​ ​way​ ​you​ ​really​ ​can​ ​be​ ​everything​ ​to​ ​everyone​ ​and diversify​ ​yourself​ ​to​ ​meet​ ​varied​ ​expectations.​ ​Both​ ​the​ ​shell​ ​and​ ​the​ ​soul​ ​can​ ​be​ ​manipulated​ ​by cosmetic​ ​reconstruction​ ​to​ ​achieve​ ​mass​ ​approval.


The​ ​General

Victoria​ ​Prince​ ​|​ ​Winnipeg,​ ​MB
10​ ​minutes,​ ​Video,​ ​2001
‘The​ ​General’​ ​is​ ​a​ ​10​ ​minute​ ​experimental​ ​video​ ​incorporating​ ​live​ ​action​ ​puppetry​ ​with​ ​claymation​ ​and stop-motion​ ​object​ ​animation.​ ​A​ ​robotic​ ​like​ ​puppet​ ​maneuvers​ ​its​ ​way​ ​through​ ​a​ ​suffocating​ ​shadowy, organic​ ​space​ ​in​ ​a​ ​wheelchair​ ​apparatus.​ ​Trapped​ ​in​ ​this​ ​desperate​ ​world,​ ​creatures​ ​rise​ ​and​ ​fall​ ​-​ ​taking shape​ ​as​ ​fast​ ​as​ ​they​ ​disintegrate.​ ​The​ ​General​ ​is​ ​a​ ​character​ ​who​ ​represents​ ​fear​ ​and​ ​the​ ​destruction​ ​of war,​ ​our​ ​culture​ ​and​ ​within​ ​the​ ​human​ ​psyche.​ ​The​ ​piece​ ​was​ ​awarded​ ​Best​ ​Sound​ ​at​ ​the​ ​National Screen​ ​Institute,​ ​’Five​ ​Minute​ ​Film​ ​Festival’​ ​2002.​ ​This​ ​piece​ ​best​ ​displays​ ​my​ ​talents​ ​in​ ​audio​ ​and​ ​sound design​ ​as​ ​well​ ​as​ ​incorporating​ ​live​ ​action​ ​with​ ​claymation,​ ​stop-motion​ ​object​ ​animation,​ ​and​ ​puppetry.


Photosynthesis

Scott​ ​Portingale​ ​|​ ​Edmonton,​ ​AB
5​ ​mins,​ ​16mm,​ ​2006
An​ ​over​ ​zealous​ ​vacuum​ ​and​ ​a​ ​quick​ ​thinking​ ​camera,​ ​help​ ​their​ ​organic​ ​friend​ ​from​ ​death​ ​by dehydration.


Untitled

Daniel​ ​Barrow​ ​and​ ​Sheridan​ ​Shindruk​ ​|​ ​Winnipeg,​ ​MB
5​ ​mins,​ ​Video,​ ​​ ​5:10
This​ ​tape,​ ​originally​ ​produced​ ​as​ ​part​ ​of​ ​an​ ​installation,​ ​examines​ ​technology​ ​by​ ​employing​ ​the​ ​language of​ ​television,​ ​and​ ​in​ ​particular​ ​simple​ ​animations​ ​made​ ​for​ ​children.​ ​​ ​A​ ​​ ​tension​ ​is​ ​built​ ​up​ ​via​ ​imagery​ ​and sound​ ​with​ ​no​ ​resolve​ ​at​ ​the​ ​end.​ ​​ ​This​ ​non-conclusion​ ​leaves​ ​viewers​ ​to​ ​reflect​ ​upon​ ​their​ ​own relationship​ ​to​ ​the​ ​technology​ ​in​ ​their​ ​life.​ ​This​ ​piece​ ​examines​ ​the​ ​path,​ ​sometimes​ ​corrupt,​ ​of technologies​ ​on​ ​their​ ​way​ ​to​ ​becoming​ ​obsolete.


Smoke

Leslie​ ​Supnet​ ​|​ ​Winnipeg,​ ​MB
2​ ​mins,​ ​Digital,​ ​2014
Smoke​ ​is​ ​an​ ​animation​ ​of​ ​Mt.​ ​Fuji​ ​erupting,​ ​from​ ​a​ ​single​ ​CMYK​ ​printed​ ​image,​ ​zooming​ ​in​ ​to​ ​reveal​ ​the halftone​ ​process.


Isolating​ ​Landscapes

Heidi​ ​Phillips​ ​|​ ​Winnipeg,​ ​MB
5​ ​minutes,​ ​video,​ ​2005
Isolating​ ​Landscapes​ ​is​ ​a​ ​short​ ​experimental​ ​film​ ​which​ ​includes​ ​found​ ​footage​ ​of​ ​landscapes,​ ​sailboats, and​ ​people​ ​washing​ ​in​ ​water.​ ​Thematically,​ ​the​ ​work​ ​seeks​ ​to​ ​describe​ ​detachment​ ​and​ ​loneliness.


Chroma-dance

James​ ​Pomeroy​ ​|​ ​Winnipeg,​ ​MB
3:50,​ ​16mm,​ ​2007
Chroma-dance​ ​is​ ​a​ ​short​ ​abstract​ ​film​ ​that​ ​is​ ​an​ ​experiment​ ​in​ ​colour​ ​rhythm​ ​and​ ​movement,​ ​referencing both​ ​the​ ​visual​ ​music​ ​and​ ​materialist/conceptualist​ ​traditions​ ​in​ ​avant-garde​ ​filmmaking.


Ask-Me

Carol​ ​Beecher​ ​|​ ​Winnipeg,​ ​MB
2​ ​minutes​ ​18​ ​secs,​ ​16mm,​ ​1993
An​ ​experimental​ ​camera-less​ ​animation​ ​piece​ ​worked​ ​directly​ ​on​ ​black​ ​leader.


Bleach
/2014/Calgary/​ ​
Don​ ​Best​ | ​Calgary
Synopsis​ ​​ ​7​ ​mins
An​ ​short​ ​experimental​ ​animation​ ​film.
“Bleach”​ ​(referring​ ​to​ ​its​ ​properties;​ ​corrosive,​ ​toxicity,​ ​cleansing,​ ​disinfectant​ ​and​ ​its​ ​possible​ ​fatality) combines​ ​the​ ​exploratory​ ​nature​ ​of​ ​camera​ ​less​ ​animation​ ​with​ ​digital​ ​film​ ​software.

Inspired​ ​by​ ​recent​ ​experiences​ ​and​ ​literature​ ​.I​ ​was​ ​interested​ ​in​ ​exploring​ ​thoughts​ ​,​ ​the​ ​nature​ ​of mortality​ ​and​ ​the​ ​theme​ ​of​ ​personal​ ​loss.


Seeing​ ​a​ ​Sound​ ​Quickly

John​ ​Osborne​ ​|​ ​Edmonton,​ ​AB

3​ ​mins,​ ​16mm,​ ​1968
“Seeing​ ​a​ ​Sound​ ​Quickly”is​ ​scratch​ ​animation​ ​film​ ​was​ ​made​ ​with​ ​a​ ​needle​ ​on​ ​black​ ​16mm​ ​leader​ ​film and​ ​then​ ​coloured​ ​with​ ​marker​ ​pens.​ ​The​ ​sound​ ​was​ ​also​ ​made​ ​by​ ​scratching​ ​along​ ​the​ ​optical​ ​track​ ​on the​ ​side​ ​of​ ​the​ ​film.​ ​I​ ​would​ ​first​ ​make​ ​a​ ​section​ ​of​ ​sound​ ​and​ ​then​ ​listen​ ​to​ ​it​ ​and​ ​create​ ​an​ ​image​ ​to represent​ ​that​ ​sound.​ ​This​ ​process​ ​was​ ​continued​ ​over​ ​the​ ​course​ ​of​ ​a​ ​few​ ​months.


Linear​ ​Dreams

by​ ​Richard​ ​Reeves
Canada​ ​/​ ​7:00​ ​/​ ​1997​ ​/​ ​sound​ ​/​ ​colour
The​ ​word​ ​”Linear”​ ​is​ ​composed​ ​of​ ​two​ ​words:​ ​”line,”​ ​as​ ​in​ ​drawing​ ​and​ ​”ear,”​ ​as​ ​in​ ​hearing.​ ​The​ ​film​ ​was produced​ ​by​ ​drawing​ ​both​ ​sound​ ​and​ ​picture​ ​directly​ ​onto​ ​35mm​ ​motion​ ​picture​ ​film.


Wingdings​ ​Love​ ​Letter

Scott​ ​Fitzpatrick​ ​|​ ​Winnipeg,​ ​MB
3​ ​minutes,​ ​16mm,​ ​2011
noun​ ​\ˈwiŋ-ˌdiŋ\
1.​ ​A​ ​lavish​ ​or​ ​lively​ ​party​ ​or​ ​celebration.
2.​ ​A​ ​real​ ​or​ ​pretended​ ​fit​ ​or​ ​seizure;​ ​a​ ​rage.
An​ ​ode​ ​to​ ​a​ ​misunderstood​ ​font​ ​is​ ​rendered​ ​by​ ​laser​ ​printing​ ​directly​ ​onto​ ​16mm​ ​film.​ ​Made​ ​in​ ​Microsoft Paint.


Two​ ​Taa​ ​Too

Ed​ ​Ackerman​ ​|​ ​Winnipeg,​ ​MB
5​ ​minutes,​ ​35mm,​ ​​ ​1992
A​ ​sequel​ ​to​ ​”Primiti​ ​Too​ ​Taa”​ ​which​ ​playfully​ ​animates​ ​the​ ​original​ ​film​ ​in​ ​different​ ​film​ ​frame​ ​sizes​ ​(Super 8,​ ​16mm​ ​and​ ​35mm).

14:00
Kent​ ​Monkman​ ​“Intervening​ ​the​ ​Image”​

Intervening​ ​the​ ​Image,​ ​short​ ​works​ ​by​ ​Kent​ ​Monkman
Category:​ ​Shorts​ ​Program
Event​ ​Date:​ ​Sunday,​ ​October​ ​8,​ ​2017
Time:​ ​2​ ​PM​ ​Screening​ ​/​ ​3:30​ ​PM​ ​lecture
Location:​ ​Winnipeg​ ​Art​ ​Gallery,​ ​300​ ​Memorial​ ​Blvd.
Duration:​ ​71​ ​minutes

Information:
Kent​ ​Monkman’s​ ​practice,​ ​it​ ​really​ ​does​ ​proceed​ ​courageously​ ​within​ ​a​ ​cosmology​ ​of​ ​forms.​ ​His film​ ​based​ ​works​ ​reflect​ ​this​ ​exact​ ​and​ ​inspiring​ ​approach​ ​which​ ​manipulates​ ​the​ ​cinematic image.​ ​​ ​Through​ ​film,​ ​video,​ ​found​ ​footage​ ​and​ ​digital​ ​means,​ ​this​ ​lush​ ​body​ ​of​ ​work​ ​exemplifies Monkman’s​ ​own​ ​interruption​ ​of​ ​cinematic​ ​convention.​ ​And​ ​in​ ​turn,​ ​spotlighting​ ​the​ ​prowess​ ​of​ ​an incisive​ ​director,​ ​well​ ​versed​ ​in​ ​the​ ​multifarious​ ​actions​ ​of​ ​an​ ​incredible​ ​craft.

In​ ​Monkman’s​ ​films,​ ​we​ ​see​ ​his​ ​mastery​ ​in​ ​the​ ​sublime​ ​stillness​ ​of​ ​drama,​ ​yet,​ ​transposed​ ​and animated​ ​with​ ​rigour​ ​through​ ​the​ ​magic​ ​of​ ​cinema…​ ​We​ ​also​ ​see​ ​the​ ​use​ ​of​ ​a​ ​mise​ ​en​ ​scene punctuated​ ​by​ ​the​ ​inherent​ ​practice​ ​of​ ​his​ ​painted​ ​works.​ ​These​ ​films,​ ​they​ ​orchestrate​ ​raucous assemblies​ ​of​ ​characters​ ​figured​ ​carefully​ ​by​ ​the​ ​eye​ ​of​ ​a​ ​scrupulous​ ​portraitist.​ ​​ ​And​ ​finally, quite​ ​often​ ​placed​ ​within​ ​the​ ​creation​ ​of​ ​his​ ​own​ ​frame,​ ​monkman,​ ​himself,​ ​animates​ ​a​ ​visceral relationship​ ​with​ ​the​ ​content​ ​at​ ​hand.​ ​Surrounded​ ​within​ ​the​ ​careful​ ​construction​ ​of​ ​his​ ​scene, our​ ​director​ ​mounts​ ​his​ ​narrative​ ​on​ ​a​ ​convergence​ ​of​ ​humour​ ​and​ ​performance,​ ​resulting​ ​in​ ​the most​ ​intimate​ ​and​ ​engaging​ ​cinematic​ ​experience.

The​ ​screening​ ​will​ ​be​ ​followed​ ​by​ ​a​ ​keynote​ ​lecture​ ​presented​ ​by​ ​Kent​ ​Monkman.

PRESENTED​ ​IN​ ​PARTNERSHIP​ ​WITH​ ​THE​ ​WINNIPEG​ ​ART​ ​GALLERY​ ​AND DECOLONIZING​ ​LENS

Film​ ​Details:


Group​ ​of​ ​7​ ​inches​
​,​ ​2005,​ ​7:35​ ​mins
Synopsis: Group of Seven Inches borrows from the diaries of 19th century painters of “Indians,” George Catlin and Paul Kane, turning their dismissive writings on the “romantic savage” upside down and inside out.  Miss Chief Eagle Testickle (the outrageous alter ego of Cree artist Kent Monkman), forces innocent naked white men to become her figure models, seduces them with whiskey, and when she’s done with them, dresses them up as more “authentic” examples of the “European male.”


Shooting​ ​Geronimo
,​ ​2007,​ ​11:11
Synopsis: Famed romantic filmmaker Frederick Curtis is shooting a film about Geronimo just outside the Long Horn Saloon.  Frustrated with the unconvincing performances of his lead actor, he pulls another young sexy Cree man into the role. Jealousy ensues as Curtis alternately gushes over the two Cree boys as he manipulates them into broad Hollywood caricatures.  A “Lonesome Rider” intercedes, teasing the action to a tragic twist, which forces the boys to take control of Curtis’s film.


Robins’​ ​Hood
,​ ​2007,​ ​5:53
Synopsis: Robin’s Hood is the final chapter in a trilogy of the adventures and histories of Miss Chief Eagle Testickle, a wandering artist from the Great Plains of North America, who journeys far across the seas to study the unspoiled European Male in his native habitat. She meets the handsome Robin Hood in Sherwood Forest, but realizes too late that one can never trust a white man, especially on his own turf.

Mary,​ ​2011,​ ​3:18
Synopsis: Shot in uber-glam shampoo-commercial-style, Mary features the gorgeous, otherworldly Miss Chief Eagle Testickle in this irreverent reinterpretation of the Prince of Wales’s visit to Montreal in 1860 that challenges the meaning of “surrender” within Aboriginal treaties.


Casualties​ ​of​ ​Modernity
,​ ​2015,​ ​14:20
Synopsis: Celebrity artist and humanitarian Miss Chief Eagle Testickle (Kent Monkman) tours a hospital specializing in the treatment of conditions afflicting Modern and Contemporary Art. Led by the Doctor of Fine Arts (Quinton Neufeldt), and closely supervised by the no-nonsense head Nurse (Gillian Edwards), Miss Chief encounters romance, tragedy and triumph.

Dance​ ​to​ ​Miss​ ​chief,​ ​2010,​ ​4:49
Synopsis: Move over J.Lo and Cher! Miss Chief Eagle Testickle has a new sexy video of her club track: Dance to Miss Chief – a playful critique of German fascination with North American “Indians” that is guaranteed to make you want to get up and shake your booty! This remix of contemporary and vintage footage celebrates Miss Chief’s on-screen romance with leading man, Winnetou, fictitious “Indian” from Karl May’s German Westerns.

A​ ​Nation​ ​is​ ​Coming,​ ​1996,​ ​24:00
Synopsis: A NATION IS COMING draws upon various Native prophecies to reflect on how technology, ‘advancement’, and disease have changed both the land and the lives of those who lived here.  Against images of fire, viruses and the bleakness of modern civilization, a Ghost Dancer is resurrected: a symbol of the ill fated Lakota prophecy that promised the restoration of the vanishing buffalo herds and the traditional way of life. The dancer assumes different forms as he finds his way through memories and visions; some are apocalyptic and full of dread, while others, like the Ojibway prophecy of the Eighth Fire, are more hopeful and suggest a new beginning.

19:00
One​ ​Take​ ​Super​ ​8

The​ ​12th​ ​Annual​ ​ONE​ ​TAKE​ ​SUPER​ ​8​ ​EVENT
Category:​ ​Shorts​ ​Screening
Event​ ​Date:​ ​Sunday​ ​October​ ​8​, 2017
Time: 7:00 PM
Location:​ ​Rachel​ ​Browne​ ​Theater,​ 211​ ​Bannatyne​ ​Ave

First​ ​time​ ​filmmakers​ ​and​ ​experienced​ ​veterans​ ​face​ ​the​ ​same​ ​anxiety​ ​around​ ​their​ ​vintage​ ​cameras​ ​and creative​ ​visions.​ ​Regardless​ ​of​ ​the​ ​outcome,​ ​audiences​ ​are​ ​guaranteed​ ​a​ ​one​ ​of​ ​a​ ​kind​ ​film​ ​screening featuring​ ​local​ ​talent​ ​on​ ​the​ ​big​ ​screen​ ​adding​ ​new​ ​treasures​ ​to​ ​a​ ​long​ ​history​ ​of​ ​totally​ ​independent​ ​and budget​ ​conscious​ ​filmmaking​ ​in​ ​the​ ​peg.

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