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)
The most recent film from veteran Canadian experimental filmmaker Barbara Sternberg anchors this programme that reflects on the weight of time and significance of place. Both Clint Enns and Barbara Sternberg will be in attendance.
"But because truly being here is so much; because everything here Apparently needs us, this fleeting world, which in some strange way Keeps calling to us. Us, the most fleeting of all." — Rainer Maria Rilke, The Ninth Elegy
"Far From, the most recent film from veteran Canadian experimental filmmaker Barbara Sternberg, is a beautifully layered reflection on the weight of place and time on our experience of life. Using footage accumulated from a life with a camera, superimposed with photographs of family and rotoscoped animations, Sternberg draws us through what she calls "the density and noise of existence."