For 20 years The Independent Imaging Retreat or ‘Film Farm’ has been developing a hands-on, artisanal approach to filmmaking that is far removed from the costly, hierarchical and inaccessible industrial model. Each summer it brings to Mount Forest Ontario a small group of interested filmmakers – some novices and some highly experienced – for an intensive week of shooting, hand-processing, tinting/toning, watching and editing film — most of the action taking place in and around an old barn on the Normanby Township property, in rural Ontario.
The Film Farm L.A. 20th Anniversary Show includes early and recent films (16mm and digital), and concentrates its light on those `film farmers’ who have graced the west coast scene with their exquisite, playful and committed works on celluloid. As such we will be screening such works as Helen Hill’s sweet present to husband Paul, Your New Pig is Down the Road (1999), Trixy Sweetvittles' infamously camp Mermaids and Pickles(1999) and Maia Cybelle Carpenter’s sensitive study of women at work at the `Film Farm’, Working Portraits (2005). The program also contains wonderfully diverse works by Chris Chong, Clint Enns, Lisa Marr, Pouyan Jafarizadeh, Deirdre Logue, John Porter, Brenda Longfellow, Lillah Halla and Jennifer Reeves.
Free Event! Phil Hoffman And Film Farm Filmmakers In Attendance!