https://vucavu.com/en/cfmdc/luxandoContinuing to June 6
LIFT Unsteady Landscapes
Happy 40th anniversary LIFT! This program celebrates the collaboration, creativity and tenacity that has marked LIFT's past forty years as an artist-run centre. Including CFMDC films: 165708 by Josephine Massarella; Cut by Susan Justin; Sira by Rolla Tahir; and Video Home System by Sharlene Bamboat. FREE on vucavu.com.
Continuing to July 3, Montreal, QC
Joyce Wieland films are on now at Dazibao’s screening room. Programme 1: Pierre Vallières (1972), Solidarity (1973), Rat Life and Diet in North America (1968), Cat Food (1967), and Handtinting (1967). Programme 2: Reason Over Passion (1969).
June 1-7, online in Germany
Hamburg International Short Film Festival
Hamburg ISFF presents two programs of work by and related to Joyce Wieland in their Archive 1 section. The first, The Ghosts That Tickled Me, features a selection of Wieland’s short films. The second, Party Love Resistance, presents contemporary works that reflect Wieland’s spirit — employing playfulness, creativity, and love as resistant strategies.
LUXANDO means to dislocate, to get out of the frame, to get out of the structure, to get out of oneself. For this program, curators Alexandra Gelis and Jorge Lozano have paired six experimental films from the CFMDC catalogue with six South American sound artists. The films share the poetics of embodiment, discontinuity, the indeterminate, analog glitch, perturbations, gaps, scratches, repetitions, chaos, and noise. The sound artists were asked to respond on their terms, bringing forth new possibilities. FREE on vucavu.com from June 4-13.
Daïchi Saïto Retrospective, Documenta Madrid
A program of work by experimental filmmaker Daïchi Saïto, including his new film earthearthearth.
Conference: The Shifting Ecologies of Photochemical Film in the Digital Era
This conference sets out to investigate the current state of photochemical film and its future sustainability in the digital era. It aims to stimulate debate on all aspects of production, distribution and exhibition, exploring how these might be more effectively brought together through a combination of academic and artistic research, as well as self-organised networks and communities.
Films by Jesse Nishihata
A free online exhibition highlighting Nishihata's work as an independent documentary filmmaker. Nishihata was a pioneer Japanese Canadian filmmaker who worked for the CBC and the NFB, taught Film and Media Studies at Ryerson University, and was an independent producer and director. Curated by Yixun Zhang as a part of their thesis project for the MA program Film + Photography Preservation and Collections Management.
Dortmund | Cologne International Women’s Festival
Wash Day by Kourtney Jackson (2020) screens as part of Films for Kids and Young Adults. As they get ready for the day, three young Black women discuss the public perception of their Blackness in relation to their cultivation of a strong sense of self.
Breakthroughs Film Festival
Breakthroughs is the only festival in Canada devoted exclusively to short films made by emerging women and non-binary directors. We’re thrilled to co-present the program Through Our Rituals including CFMDC films Waiting (انتظار) by Erum Khan and The Ritual of the Sex Magick Warriors by Maximilian Suillerot. And don’t miss Activate NDN Consciousness by Natalie King in the In the City program.
Media City ThousandSuns Cinema
THOUSANDSUNS CINEMA animates aspects of Media City Film Festival’s long-storied program history online. Featuring selections from hundreds of artists showcased by MCFF over its twenty-five year history, THOUSANDSUNS presents short and feature-length films, previous MCFF commissions, fellowship screenings, retrospectives, and other cinematic endeavours connected with our activities since 1994.