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.
Wednesday, July 10, 2019 (All day) to Thursday, July 11, 2019 (All day)
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.
Tuesday, June 25, 2019 (All day) to Friday, July 19, 2019 (All day)
Time, structure, patterns. These are some of the principles that guide the 9th edition of (S8) Mostra Internacional de Cinema Periférico that, under the title Lux Algebra, invoke the alchemical film elements that manipulate time and its structures, in order to define a program that complete the trilogy dedicated to film creation the Mostra has been developing in these past editions, from the light with The New Impressionists (2016) to the material that supports the images with Objects and Appearances (2017), on the concepts of appropriation of found footage.
Friday, May 25, 2018 (All day) to Sunday, June 3, 2018 (All day)
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?
Friday, October 20, 2017 (All day) to Sunday, October 22, 2017 (All day)
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.