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Across, Cara Morton
Swell, Carolynne Hew
Crashing Skies, Penny McCann
Tell Me What You Saw by Srinivas Krishna
Film Farm: 25 Years of the Mount Forest Independent Imaging Retreat
TIFF Bell Lightbox (350 King St. W.), Toronto, ON

Exhibit: June 25 – July 19, 2019
Screenings: July 10 & 11, 2019


Conceived in 1994, Phil Hoffman's week-long Independent Imaging Retreat — known colloquially as the Film Farm due to its situating on Hoffman's property outside Mount Forest, Ontario — has been an important catalyst for a resurgence of artisanal filmmaking worldwide. Looking to circumvent the fading industry of photochemical labs, every year Hoffman and his team of fellow filmmakers guide the attending artists through the delicacies of hand-processing analogue film, conveying an appreciation for craft, method, and chance that, in some cases, has provided the impetus for a radical change in the artists' practice. Having now produced almost 300 "graduates" (of whom almost two-thirds are women) and over 100 completed works (with many more still "in development"), the Film Farm has helped sustain a spirit of discovery and risk in contemporary experimental filmmaking, particularly in Canada (which has furnished over two-thirds of the Farm's attendees).

Many CFMDC members have passed through the Film Farm over the years, link to the bolded titles below for descriptions of the Farm films that are in our catalogue.

Programme 1: We Are Going Home
Wednesday, July 10, 9pm

KISS (dir. Lyndsay Bloom \ USA 2012 \ 2 min. \ 16mm)
Across (dir. Cara Morton \ Canada 1997 \ 3 min. \ 16mm)
Dandelions (dir. Dawn Wilkinson \ Canada 1995 \ 6 min. \ 16mm)
Swell (dir. Carolynne Hew \ Canada 1998 \ 5 min. \ 16mm)
Scratch (dir. Deirdre Logue \ Canada 1998 \ 2 min. \ 16mm)
Phil's Film Farm (dir. John Porter \ Canada 2002 \ 11 min. \ 16mm )
Your New Pig is Down the Road (dir. Helen Hill \ Canada 1999 \ 5 min. \ 16mm)
What Comes Between (dir. Cecilia Araneda \ Canada 2009 \ 6 min. \ 16mm)
Traces (dir. Christina Zeidler \ Canada 2002 \ 12 min. \ 16mm)
Captifs d'amour (dir. John Greyson \ Canada 2010 \ 5 min. \ Digital)
I Regret (dir. Jonathan Culp \ Canada 2018 \ 8 min. \ 16mm)
Goodbye (dir. Daniel McIntyre \ Canada 2010 \ 4 min. \ Digital)
Kaleidoscope (dir. Jaene Castrillon \ Canada 2017 \ 4 min. \ Digital)
We Are Going Home (dir. Jennifer Reeves \ USA 1998 \ 10 min. \ 16mm)

Programme 2: Crashing Skies
Thursday, July 11, 6:30pm

This screening will include an introduction by scholar Kim Knowles, and will be followed by a reception and book launch for Process Cinema: Handmade Film in the Digital Age, co-edited by Scott MacKenzie and Janine Marchessault.

Minus (dir. Christopher Chong \ Canada 1999 \ 3 min. \ 16mm)
Tell Me What You Saw (dir. Srinivas Krishna \ Canada 1994 \ 7 min. \ 16mm)
The Shape of the Gaze (dir. Maia Carpenter \ USA 2000 \ 7 min. \ 16mm)
Hardwood Process (dir. David Gatten \ USA 1996 \ 14 min. \ 16mm)
Film-Landscape-People: an Exquisite Corpse (dirs. Marcia Connolly & Angela Joosse \ Canada 2008 \ 3 min. \ 16mm)
About Flight: The Surly Bonds of Earth (dir. James Gillespie \ Canada 2003 \ 10 min. \ 16mm > Digital)
Forsaken (dir. Heidi Phillips \ Canada 2012 \ 5 min. \ 16mm)
I Came for the Wedding (dir. Pouyan Jafarizadeh Dezfoulian \ Canada 2009 \ 9 min. \ 16mm)
Knowledge of Good and Evil (dir. Amanda Dawn Christie \ Canada 2005 \ 2 min. \ 16mm)
Anamnesis (dir. Scott Miller Berry \ Canada 2009 \ 3 min. \ 16mm)
Cicatrix (dir. Jeremy Moss \ USA 2014 \ 7 min. \ Digital)
Manifest Destiny (dir. Sami van Ingen \ Finland 2016 \ 5 min. \ Digital)
Crashing Skies (dir. Penny McCann \ Canada 2012 \ 6 min. \ Digital)

This programme is accompanied by the exhibition Film Farm: 25 Years of the Independent Imaging Retreat, on view at the TIFF Film Reference Library June 25 – July 19.

 
Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre
32 Lisgar Street
Toronto ON Canada M6J 0C9
Monday - Thursday / 10:00 - 18:00
(416)  588 - 0725
Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre
32 Lisgar Street
Toronto ON Canada M6J 0C9
Monday - Thursday / 10:00 - 18:00
(416)  588 - 0725