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In Celebration: The Artistry & Influence of Melissa Levin
Crossroads – Crossing Borders / Cruzando Fronteras: 20 years of Latin Canadian Cinema
CFMDC is proud to be co-presenting at the 16th annual aluCine Latin Film * Media Arts Festival:
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1217845108239782/
Elements of Light: FSAC Welcome Gathering & Screening
Monday, May 30th 2016 @ 7PM
Good Luck Bar
The Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre (CFMDC), Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers and the The Film Studies Association of Canada (FSAC) are thrilled to present a program of Albertan short films to kick off this year’s annual FSAC Annual Conference, which runs from May 31 - June 1 at the University of Calgary.
THE LITTLE DEPUTY
By Trevor Anderson | Edmonton | 2015
Trevor tries to have a photo taken with his father.
Part of Canada’s Top Ten Shorts, Toronto International Film Festival 2015
WE ALL NEED TO SAY GOODBYE/ADIOS
By Rosanna Terracciano | Calgary | 2013
We All Need To Say GOODBYE/ADIOS, is a subtle and poetic meditation on loss, steeped in the tradition of flamenco. Using white fans and traditional hair pieces, Terracciano demonstrates the emotional side of the dance form, resulting in a piece that speaks to the soul of flamenco without ever showing the dance itself.
A WOMAN COMES INTO THE ROOM
By Heather Kai Smith | Calgary | 2015
A Woman Comes Into The Room is a series of moving drawings inspired by and set to Alice Notley's poem recorded February 21, 1979. The film explores representations of femininity, the anonymous woman and abstraction through line. Using rotoscoping techniques on historical found footage, the film acts as a visual poem to discuss the fleeting feminine form. Produced with support from the Quickdraw Animation Society, Calgary AB.
ELEMENT OF LIGHT
By Richard Reeves | Calgary | 2004
Inspired by the elements of nature on a journey through light and sound. Painted directly onto the film and accompanied by scratched optical sounds. A stream-of-consciousness motion painting.
EXPLORATIONS OF AN UNEXPECTED TIME TRAVELER
By Christina Battle | Edmonton/Denver | 2013
Explorations of an Unexpected Time Traveler imagines a narrative where a woman from some undisclosed point in the past experiences continual unexplained and uncontrollable shifts in time and space. Suddenly finding herself in unfamiliar spaces, seemingly devoid of other people, she explores the various regions recording her discoveries through moving image, sound recordings and photographs along the way.
Shot in various cities & counties in Alberta; Colorado; and Yukon Territory.
SOMETHING STRANGELY FAMILIAR
By aAron munson | Edmonton | 2012
‘It's not the end of the world, but you can see it from there.' - Pierre Elliott Trudeau.
An apocalypse in ink, soap and 35mm film, shot in high definition video.
By Eva Colmers | Edmonton | 2014
An editor works on his last film project about autumn. As he cuts and pastes, memories of his childhood flash back. Pictures of the past collide with the present and meld into a new timeless fabric of imagery.
By Kyle Whitehead | Calgary | 2015
Interstices I is the first in an ongoing series of collaborative, in-camera, double-exposure Super 8 films that has the potential to continue indefinitely. In these processed based works, the second exposure is made with no prior knowledge of the preceding exposure and the resulting vignettes are an aleatoric and non-linear amalgamation of two discrete perspectives. Unstable and intransitive by nature, these resonant and dissonant image-sentences continuously ebb and flow in and around each other, vying for physical presence, on the screen and in the minds-eye.
By Ellie Epp | La Glace/Vancouver | 2015
You know it’s happening but you can’t see it happening.
IN THE BACKYARDEN
By Lindsay McIntyre | Edmonton | 2015
An in-camera exploration of a little girl, her garden, and all that pertains.
By Kyle Armstrong | Edmonton | 2013
Magnetic Reconnection is a short documentary film contrasting the regenerative power of nature with the futility of mankind’s struggle against natural processes of decay. The film features an original score by Jim O'Rourke, a voice-over by Will Oldham and some of the finest footage of the aurora borealis ever captured.
CFMDC FEE SCHEDULE CHANGES
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30 to 45 min.
45 to 60 min.
60 to 90 min.
Fees on individual film pages may not yet reflect these updated fees as we make this transition. Please refer to this schedule, along with additional info on our How to Rent, Buy or Preview A Film information page.
Philip Hoffman - 2016 Governor General's Awards in Visual and Media Arts Winner
Congrats to CFMDC filmmaker, Philip Hoffman!
Philip Hoffman is one of the most influential experimental film artists working in Canada today. He has created a remarkable and sustained body of media art over nearly four decades in that has had an immense impact on several generations of Canadian experimental filmmakers and digital moving image artists.
His enduring impact is seen in the development of personal filmmaking, techniques of hand-processing and artisanal production, and the method of process cinema. His work combines sensitively observational documentary aesthetics, attentive to small gestures and humanist themes, with innovative forms of cinematic experimentation. Hoffman’s inquiry is tied to a deep sense of social responsibility and a profound commitment to pedagogy and to community.
– Michael Zryd, Associate Professor, Department of Cinema & Media Arts, York University
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CFMDC Scholar In Residence Announcement
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Read Stephen's Newest Entry
Hybrid by Jack Chambers, 1966
The Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre (CFMDC) is very excited to welcome member filmmaker and scholar, Stephen Broomer, as our inaugural Scholar In Residence. This residency will focus on the founding years of the Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre 1967-1975 and include research, critical writing, screenings and a publication. Future residencies will continue to explore the diversity of the CFMDC collection and histories.
Call for proposals will be made in the spring of 2016
For Information: Genne Speers, Scholar in Residence Coordinator & Operations Manager // email@example.com