Bay Area-based non-profit film and media arts organization Canyon Cinema has, for 50 years, served as a bastion of “artist-made moving image work” not just as an archive, but as a distributor and champion of experimental, avant-garde, alternative and otherwise underserviced filmmaking voices.
A selection of avant-garde/experimental shorts will be presented on August 11th at Cinecycle in downtown Toronto, Canada. We are accepting submissions during the month of July. We will announce the program on the first week of August.
Unruly Archives is a program composed of emerging filmmakers whose works interrogate colonialism, cultural erasure, and historical and political truths that have been erased from the "traditional" filmic archive. Each of the works have some relation to the archive, both in the physical and political acts of documentation, be it in use of analog format or incorporation of source material-family photos, home videos, found footage.
The Northampton Film Festival, based in Northampton MA, is a small, volunteer run, and community focused festival. Although we are a small festival, the unique interests of each of our team members allow us to offer a wide variety of thoughtful programming. Last year’s tracks included feature-length narrative and documentary works, animation, experimental films by artists connected to Western Massachusetts, children’s programming, virtual reality and augmented reality experiences, cult classic events, and filmmaking workshops.
Microscope is very pleased to present a screening night of Super 8mm and 16mm films by Rachael Guma and Grace Sloan as part of our emerging artists series YES, including several premieres, works in progress, and fresh-from-the-lab film prints by the two New York-based artists.
In equestrian culture, Groundwork is comprised of exercises that mature a horse’s response to its rider’s cues and the environment. This program of landscape films from the 1960s through 1980s similarly demonstrates structural and formal methods used by artists to finely tune their perception of natural phenomena. In The Sky on Location, French cinematographer Babette Mangolte focuses her camera on seasonal light and its variegation of the American West’s colour palette.