Film Screenings: Banchi Hanuse And Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers
Film Screenings: Banchi Hanuse And Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers

9 November 2016—7:00pm-9:30pm
Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 W Hastings Street, Vancouver

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A series of short film screenings will be followed by a dialogue with the filmmakers, Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers and Banchi Hanuse.


Films by Banchi Hanuse

Cry Rock
Immersive and revealing, Cry Rock is a documentary blends interviews set against the wild beauty of the Bella Coola Valley with vivid watercolour animation. The film illuminates the intersection of Nuxalk history, place and spirit that are at the heart of an oral storytelling tradition.

Uulx - The Scratcher
In a stark and stunning frozen remote landscape, an unlikely encounter between hunter and the hunted unfolds. But which is which? Inspired by a true story, Uulx - The Scratcher is a cautionary tale inviting us to consider our own disassociation from nature.

We Shall Eat, When the River is Full
19 years nearly extinct, the Nuxalk community sees hope in reviving the sputc (eulachon) — a fish vital to the Nuxalk way of life. We Shall Eat, When the River is Full is currently in post production and will be coming soon.

Films by Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers

An unconventional documentary that explores the complex relationship between a father and daughter. Through animation, re-enactments, and archival photos, Tailfeathers delves into the dissolution of her parents' mythic love story and how it has coloured her perception of love in her adult life.

Colonial Gaze: Sámi Artists' Collective
A mockumentary film that uses the familiar conventions of Dogme-style filmmaking to raise very real and relevant questions within Sámi art in humorous way.

Artists' Biographies

Banchi Hanuse is the founder and station manager of Bella Coola’s community radio station, Nuxalk Radio 91.1 FM. Her directorial debut, Cry Rock, won several awards following its premiere at National Geographic's All Roads Film Festival including the Golden Sheaf Award for Best Documentary Short at Yorkton Film Festival. Hanuse began in the film industry as a camera trainee with IATSE Local 669 and then went on to work at the National Film Board of Canada — Pacific Yukon Centre — as a researcher and associate producer. She is an alumna of Werner Herzog’s Roque Film School.

Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers is a filmmaker, writer, and actor. She is Blackfoot from the Kainai First Nation (Blood Reserve) as well as Sámi from northern Norway. She holds a Bachelor's Degree from the University of British Columbia in First Nations Studies with a Minor in Women's and Gender Studies. Her award-winning works are often rooted in social justice and explore innovative means of telling stories through mediums including narrative fiction, docudrama, documentary, mockumentary, and experimental film. She is a recipient of the Vancouver Mayor's Arts Award and a Kodak Image Award for her work as an emerging filmmaker. Her recent short documentary, Bihttoš, was included in the TIFF Top Ten Shorts and was also nominated for a Canadian Screen Award and a Leo Award for Best Short Documentary.

Discussion Panellists

Tarah Hogue
Raymond Boisjoly
Marianne Nicolson
Glen Coulthard

Sarah Hunt

[Panellists' Biographies](
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Pillars of Expertise: A Two-Day Documentary Workshop With Hossein Martin Fazeli
Pillars of Expertise: A Two-Day Documentary Workshop With Hossein Martin Fazeli

22 October 2016—11:00am-6:00pm
Cineworks Studio, 1131 Howe Street (lane entrance)

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22 – 23 Oct; 11.00am - 6.00pm;

General Admission: $140 + tax
Earlybird General Admission (until 7 Oct): $120 + tax
Concession (Students / Seniors): $100 + tax
Member Admission (Cineworks / DOC BC): $70 + tax

Cineworks, [DOC BC]( and [InFocus Film School]( present a weekend intensive workshop and masterclass by multi-award-winning director Hossein Martin Fazeli, exploring essential practical skills and theory that form the pillars of expertise in documentary filmmaking.

Hossein Martin Fazeli has been writing and directing dramatic and non-fiction films for the past 15 years. His films have been broadcast around the world, including on BBC, ARTE, SBS, and Canal+. His film, The Tale of The Two Nazanins, about an Iranian teenage girl imprisoned on death row, was broadcast on major international networks such as the BBC and CBC and is credited with igniting an international campaign that saved her life. In 2007 he was short-listed by the Sundance Institute to take part in their International Filmmakers Award. His films have won 37 international awards.

Course Components:

Three major schools of documentary filmmaking; Observational Cinema, Investigative Cinema and Performative Cinema. We will see segments of films like 'Divorce, Iranian Style', 'No fire Zone', 'Chronicles of a Summer', 'the Arbour', etc. to get a concise overview of these schools, their main characteristics and differences.

Camera (set-up, framing, lenses);
The vital importance of sound and the differences between lav and boom recording;
The editing process, from assembly to fine cut.

Idea/Story/Structure as three main elements of writing a great proposal;
How to find and develop stories based on personal experiences;
Tips and tricks of interviewing and how to put an interviewee at ease in order to start a conversation with her;
The vital importance of research in order to make a good film;
Pre-production processes and what they entail;

In-class filming exercise. Everybody will take part in the making of a short documentary on the class itself (where to put the camera, how to conduct an interview with the instructor, how to position lav and boom, etc);

The workshop will include a lunch-break of one hour.
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Celluloid Sketches: A Series of Events for Big Draw Festival 2016
Celluloid Sketches: A Series of Events for Big Draw Festival 2016

1 October 2016—12:00am-12:00am
Various times and venues

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It all happens on 1 Oct, with selected events running a week later as well. On the roster are three draw-on-film workshops, one of which will be presented by the master of the medium himself, Richard Reeves, who will also be presenting a screening of this work at Cineworks.

In addition, Iris Film Collective will create a loop-based installation entitled Monkey Bars, featuring works created earlier on the same day.

Draw-on-Film Workshops with Iris Film Collective:
1 Oct; 1.00pm – 4.00pm; Falaise Field House, 3434 Falaise Avenue; FREE
Iris Film Collective, Cineworks and Big Draw Festival present

Try your hand at drawing on film - ink, paint, scratching, you name it - we will then present your work on a real live working 16mm projector.

Monkey Bars: an Iris Film Collective Installation:
1 Oct; 8.00pm – 10.00pm; Falaise Field House, 3434 Falaise Avenue; FREE
Iris Film Collective, Cineworks and Big Draw Festival present

Iris Film Collective will be transforming the playground right outside their Residency Fieldhouse with multiple screens of incredible hand-drawn loops. Drop by and have a look, hang out for the evening at the Fieldhouse for complimentary apple cider!

Richard Reeves: In-Person Screening:
8 Oct; 7.00pm – 9.00pm; Cineworks Studio, 1131 Howe Street; FREE
Iris Film Collective, Cineworks and Big Draw Festival present

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see some recent and classic works from Canada’s master of the hand drawn image, Richard Reeves. His works are incredibly meticulous, beautiful and feature both hand-drawn image and sound. Richard will be appearing in person for this show to discuss his work and answer any questions you might have about his various techniques.

Richard Reeves: Draw-on-FIlm Workshop:
9 Oct; 1.00pm – 4.00pm
; Falaise Field House, 3434 Falaise Avenue; FREE Iris Film Collective, Cineworks and Big Draw Festival present

Richard makes a special visit to the Iris Film Collective Residency Fieldhouse in person to do a little hands-on hand-drawn animation. Participants will work with 16mm film and create animated sequences of image and sound all by hand. See your work come to life!
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Film & Media Showcase: Cineworks | WIFTV | DOC BC
Film & Media Showcase: Cineworks | WIFTV | DOC BC

28 September 2016—7:00pm-9:00pm
Cineworks Studio, 1131 Howe Street (lane entrance)

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The Film and Media Showcase is a public forum for members of Cineworks, WIFTV and DOC BC. It provides filmmakers with an opportunity to share their work with other artists, across genres and in a variety of lengths, in a space dedicated to discovery, discussion and inspiration. Each screening will be followed by a question and answer session with creators, with informal conversation and networking afterwards.


Business Casual: A Documentary; 27 min; HD Video; 2016
Filmmaker: Kasey Lum (Cineworks)
A documentary exposé on the arts underground in Vancouver, BC. Introducing a handful of artists working in film, fashion and music, filmmaker Kasey Lum shines a light on emerging and unique voices helping to define the city's new creativity.

Kasey Lum is a Director based in Vancouver, BC. He works in Music Video, Commercial and Short Film production.

Mars Barb; 10 min; HD Video; 2015
Filmmaker: Milena Salazar (DOC BC)
Barbara Keith lives in Surrey, BC and wants to go to Mars with Mars One, a mission that plans to establish the first permanent human settlement in the Red Planet. From an original pool of 200,000 applicants worldwide, Barb has made it to the last 700.Mars Barb explores this woman’s extraordinary dream.

Born and raised in Costa Rica, Milena Salazar moved to Canada to pursue an education and career in documentary filmmaking. Her first film, Mars Barb, premiered at the 2015 DOXA Documentary Film Festival and was presented in festivals across North America, including the 2015 Air Canada enRoute Film Festival. She is currently developing new projects in Vancouver, BC and her hometown of San José, Costa Rica. Milena is a 2016 Hot Docs documentary Channel Doc Accelerator fellow.

Waves; 9 min 11 sec; HD Video; 2016
Filmmaker: Michelle Hondi (WIFTV)
A story about an ongoing battle with bipolar disorder that affects much of the entire life of Rachel Kennedy, with an unexpected and empathetic young hero.

Originally a Winnipeg based photographer, Michelle Hondi came to the greater Vancouver area to pursue an education in Documentary Filmmaking and more soul-stirring and creative endeavours.

Image: Kasey Lum; Business Casual, web poster (detail)
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Andreas Bunte: Erosion
Andreas Bunte: Erosion

13 September 2016—12:00pm-5:00pm
SFU Gallery, Burnaby

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An exhibition of work co-produced by SFU Gallery with SFU's School for the Contemporary Arts Audain Visual Artist in Residence Program and Cineworks.

Andreas Bunte's work takes up the interplay between technology, architecture and the body. In thinking about how this interplay is reflected in our physical environment, Bunte turned to SFU's Burnaby campus as the site of a new film work entitled Erosion that addresses a specificity of place and the complex artistic, philosophical and environmental dialogues that engage our current moment. We have long considered how architecture and art both contribute and respond to social, cultural and political life. It is only more recently that we recognize that human activities-artistic and otherwise-have altered geologic conditions and processes. Erosion, shot in January 2016, treats SFU's iconic and internationally recognized Brutalist architecture as a geological formation.

University architecture is commonly judged on its ability to provide a productive learning environment and to promote an active social life on the campus. However, Erosion does not focus on the campus buildings in this respect. In asserting that architecture is geology, Bunte is interested in how we have interfered with our planet’s materials such that we have literally transformed the earth’s geomorphology. Erosion provides insight into the geological implications of SFU's building over the social experience of the site to articulate a new vision of art, architecture and our current epoch, the Anthropocene.

Understanding the campus as a geological fact-like the mountain rock on which it is located-Erosion is a meditation on the specific temporality of architecture. Architecture is not only subject to trends that relegate buildings to their specific decade and architectural movement, it is also exposed to natural processes that yield an understanding of them not as static forms but as constantly in flux.

Andreas Bunte is a Berlin based visual artist who works primarily in film. He recently completed his PhD at the Academy of Fine Art in Oslo, examining the genre of so-called Scientific-Research-Film and its attempt to subjugate film to the idea of utmost realism. He was a past Audain Artist in Residence at SFU (2014) where he began a dialogue with SFU Galleries about his interest in its campus architecture. His work has been exhibited at Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna; Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin; Museum of Art & Design, New York; Or Gallery, Vancouver; Cornerhouse, Manchester; Kunsthalle Basel; ar/ge Kunst, Bolzano; Bielefelder Kunstverein; Kunstverein Hamburg: Berlinale Film Festival and will be included in Skulptur Projekte Münster in 2017.

Curated by Melanie O'Brian


Andreas Bunte: Erosion – Opening Reception:

10 Sep, 2016; 12.00 - 4.00pm; SFU Gallery, Burnaby
Andreas Bunte: Artist Talk:
10 Sep, 2016; 1.00pm; SFU Gallery, Burnaby

Film Screenings:

DIM Cinema, The Cinematheque 1131 Howe Street;

Program One; 28 Sep; 7:30pm.
A selection of films connected to the ideas of geology and architecture raised in Bunte's work including Eva Kolcze's All That Is Solid (2014), Caspar Stracke's No Damage (2002), Gordon Matta-Clarke,Substrait (Underground Dailies) (1976), and Ana Vaz's A Idade da Pedra (2013).

Program Two; 26 Oct; 7:30pm.
Including Raphael Bendahan's Rochdale College 1970 (1970), David Cronenberg's Stereo (1969) and Redmond Entwistle's Walk-Through (2012). Introductory remarks by Aoife MacNamara, Dean of the Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology at SFU.

Tickets $11/9 + $3 membership. Co-produced with DIM Cinema. For more information on the screenings, [click here](Paste Link 
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