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.
De Miércoles, Julio 10, 2019 (Todo el día) hasta Jueves, Julio 11, 2019 (Todo el día)
Founded in 1994 by filmmaker and teacher Phil Hoffman, the Independent Imaging Retreat has provided over 260 participants (two-thirds of which are women) with guidance and training in hand-processing film.* Known collectively as the "Film Farm", over the past 25 years the week-long retreat has fostered experimental hand-processed cinema practices at the local, national, and international level.
De Martes, Junio 25, 2019 (Todo el día) hasta Viernes, Julio 19, 2019 (Todo el día)
Tiempo, estructura, patrones. Estos son algunos de los principios que guían la novena edición del (S8) Mostra Internacional de Cinema Periférico que, bajo el título Lux Algebra, invoca los elementos alquímicos cinematográficos que manipulan el tiempo y sus estructuras, y que definen una programación con la que se completa la trilogía dedicada a la creación cinematográfica que la Mostra ha ido desarrollando en estas pasadas ediciones, desde la luz con Los nuevos impresionistas (2016) a la materia que da soporte a las imágenes con Objetos y apariciones (2017), sobre los conceptos de apropiación el found footage.
De Viernes, Mayo 25, 2018 (Todo el día) hasta Domingo, Junio 3, 2018 (Todo el día)
In spite of claims of its obsolescence, analog film is still alive. It continues to exist as an inimitable artistic medium, put to use in myriad forms around the world. Nonetheless, in the context of our ever-expanding digital landscape, analog film faces new challenges that have forced it into a process of deep transformation. What steps do we need to take to guarantee that analog film will remain as a living-breathing medium? What are the alternatives to the idea of film as an obsolete, historical object?
De Viernes, Octubre 20, 2017 (Todo el día) hasta Domingo, Octubre 22, 2017 (Todo el día)
This definitive volume of texts by Canadian writer and media artist Mike Cartmell includes a collection of essays written across three decades that examine reading and desire. Lacan, Blanchot, Sebald and Melville lead the charge. In his later years Mike developed a unique and unusual essay style, making ample use of quotations and multiple voices, weighing in on fringe media moments with an exuberant experimentalism.
Beneath the Tower: Moving Images from Toronto is a small sampling of experimental works made in Hollywood North, by moving image artists who pursue their own personal visions. These works offer a glimpse into the formal and personal obsessions of those living in Toronto, Ontario.
Mary Stark and David Chatton Barker, artists based in Manchester, UK, are visiting Toronto. Please join us for a night of film performance and sonic spells at the one and only CineCycle, the especially specially fantastic cinema venue in Toronto. We'll show individual and collaborative films and performance works made over the last two years, as well as fresh from the processing buckets of this year’s Independent Imaging Retreat, otherwise known as Phil Hoffman’s Film Farm.
VISIONS in collaboration with the Cinémathèque québécoise presents: Philip Hoffman - passing through/torn formations (16mm, 1988, 43mins)
“Philip Hoffman has long been recognized as Canada’s pre-eminent diary filmmaker. For over twenty years he has been straining history through personal fictions, using the material of his life to deconstruct the Griersonian legacy of documentary practice. As an artist working directly upon the material of film, Hoffman is keenly attuned to the shape of seeing, foregrounding the image and its creation as well as the manufacture of point of view. Hoffman’s films are deeply troubled in their remembrances; he dusts off the family archive to examine how estrangement fuels a fascination with the familiar surroundings of home. (Karyn Sandlos, Toronto Images Festival, 2001)