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CFMDC Scholar In Residence Announcement
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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 // firstname.lastname@example.org
Toronto Media Arts Centre (TMAC) - UPDATE
As you may know, TMAC (in which CFMDC is a founding member) has taken legal steps to protect our four year investment of this community supported, exciting, new Media Arts Centre of which over $800,000 in provincial and federal funding has already been invested by TMAC in the space’s design and construction of the space.
TMAC is hoping to secure mediation with the City and the developer and we expect this to occur sometime in the Fall of 2015.... We are moving forward, cautiously optimistic, that we will reach a negotiated settlement with the City and Urbancorp in a timely fashion. It has always been our desire to come to the table to rebuild the trust and goodwill needed to ensure Toronto can continue to secure the cultural spaces that make our city both vibrant and livable.
The facility has been designed to meet each member’s requirements. For CFMDC, this means a 500sf archival standard film vault, a 600sf screening room, access to a 200 seat flexible cinema space, shared gallery and work space, and the opportunity to share resources with our member partners to the mutual benefit of all of our artists and community members.
See TMAC's Website for more detailed info:
See TMAC’s facebook: https://goo.gl/6QZDBq
See TMAC’s twitter: @TOMediaArts
Any questions regarding TMAC and the current situation with 36 Lisgar Street should be directed to either Lauren Howes, CFMDC Executive Director, or Frank Manzo, CFMDC Board Member and TMAC Board Representative.
Thank you CFMDC members for your support. It is greatly appreciated by both TMAC and our staff.
PRESS RELEASE: The Films of Jack Chambers Now Available!
February 26, 2015
The CFMDC is happy to announce the release of The Films of Jack Chambers Box Set. This 3-volume set brings together for the first time the complete film works of Jack Chambers (1931-78), largely regarded as one of Canada’s most important visual artists. With a well-established career as a painter, he embarked on a short-lived but significant career as a filmmaker in the mid-1960s. Chambers’ artistic practice was described as “perceptual realism” and stood in counterpoint to the dominant abstract styles of his day. He completed five films in his lifetime.