Integrating Visions: The Director–DP Dynamic
Integrating Visions: The Director–DP Dynamic

3 July 2016—2:00pm-5:00pm
Cineworks Studio, 1131 Howe Street (lane entrance)

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General Admission: $35 + taxes
2.00pm – 5.00pm
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An afternoon workshop unpacking the essential ingredients for successful collaboration between the Director and Director of Photography (DP) in film and video production.

The dynamic between Director and DP plays a crucial role in maximizing a script’s visual potential. Directors and DPs are each responsible for powerful forms of visioning that must be integrated for efficient and effective production, and knowing how to negotiate this integration is an essential professional tool for each individual in one of these roles.

Directors oversee the coherence of complex elements during production and a dependable dynamic with the DP is a keystone in this structure. The DP’s artistic vision and technical skill are essential ingredients to success, but getting the best results out of available resources and conditions goes deeper, requiring sensitivity to the bigger picture behind each scene, and to the unique interpretation each actor can bring to a performance.

Join Director Marshall Axani and Director of Photography Naim Sutherland, as they discuss the working relationship that has brought them through three award winning short films, Crazy8s "The Vessel" (2012), Hot Shots Shorts Winner and winner of 13 Leo Awards "Anxious Oswald Greene" (2013), Cold Reading Series and Harold Greenberg Shorts to Features winner "Mina.Minerva" (2014) and into their first feature film together, an as of yet untitled Telefilm Microbudget Production Program winner.

In this workshop, participants will:

* Examine elements that make the distinctive look and feel of each film, such as colour palette, lighting, lensing and camera movement, and how these can communicate the emotional subtext to the audience.
* Discuss how to manage a "visual image system" by utilizing elements like hair, makeup, and wardrobe.
* Directors will learn what to look for when hiring a DP, and DPs will learn what to bring to interviews.
* Watch and participate while Naim and Marshall work out the visual elements of their upcoming feature film.


Acclaimed for his stunning optical style, Naim Sutherland is a visual narrator who has a passion for fantasy and period genres. His lens choices, astute use of the art design, colour palette and frame movement to speak in emotions using tone and imagery throughout, has won him several awards including best cinematography at the Vancouver Short Film Festival and a Leo Award both in 2014.


Marshall Axani is an award winning writer and director who has established himself as a versatile and highly ambitious storyteller with a focus on emotionally engaging narrative films. Marshall has also secured a reputation as a skilled pitcher, winning some of Canada’s top film grants from which he has been able to create an array of short films.

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Film & Media Showcase: Cineworks | WIFTV | DOC BC
Film & Media Showcase: Cineworks | WIFTV | DOC BC

29 June 2016—7:00pm-9:30pm
Cineworks Studio, 1131 Howe Street (lane entrance)

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Screening, 7.20pm

The Film and Media Showcase is a forum for members of Cineworks, WIFTV and DOC BC that 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.

Paradise Island; 25 min; HD Video; 2015
Filmmaker: Kathleen Jayme (WIFTV)
Every year, one million tourists arrive in Boracay to get away from reality… but what is the reality for those who live there and cannot escape it? Documentary filmmaker Kat Jayme travels to Boracay, the crown jewel of the Philippines and her family’s favourite vacation spot -- but this time she is not on holiday. With the help of the local children of the island, who make sandcastles for money, she discovers what life is really like on Paradise Island.

Kathleen Jayme is a Canadian filmmaker based in Vancouver, BC. In 2011 she graduated from the University of British Columbia’s Film Production Program and was awarded the H. Norman Lidster Prize Scholarship, honouring an outstanding documentary student. Kathleen received an internship at the National Film Board of Canada, and was later offered a full time job. She currently works at the NFB as a Production Coordinator where she brings what she learns from experienced directors, editors, and producers to her own films. Kathleen just completed her latest film, “Paradise Island,” which was featured at the 2015 Cannes Short Film Corner.

L.A. Beat; 85 mins; HD video; 2016
Filmmaker: Christoph Kositza (Cineworks)
While taping an episode of a popular police reality TV show, "L.A. Beat", a cop and a film crew are taken hostage by a vigilante hell-bent on revenge. Disguised as a police officer, the hijacker cruises the streets and alleys of the Los Angeles underbelly, delivering his own twisted style of justice. The film crew follows and records the action, as the vigilante hunts down drug dealers, vandals, pimps and more.

Christoph Kositza, Anthony Risling and Philip McAlary form KRM Films, a Vancouver-based production team dedicated to creating visceral and entertaining projects for audiences worldwide. L.A. Beat is the second feature film produced by Christoph Kositza and Anthony Risling, and the first title produced under the KRM banner, along with Philip McAlary. The team is now in pre-production for their third feature film.
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Making Sense of the TPP: Impacts on Copyright and Canadian Artists
Making Sense of the TPP: Impacts on Copyright and Canadian Artists

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

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Doors: 7.00pm

In early 2016, Canada was one of 12 countries to sign the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a far-reaching international trade agreement with impacts on every facet of our daily lives. Despite signing, Canada has not yet ratified the agreement, and is currently seeking input from Canadians before moving forward with implementation. Throughout negotiations, one of most contentious issues for has been the Intellectual Property chapter, and the changes it will bring to Canadian copyright legislation. In this talk, we will explore the revisions to copyright that would be required by the TPP, and examine the implications of this agreement on Canadian art and cultural production.

Meghan Sali is a digital rights and communications specialist with OpenMedia. Over the past two years, she has been campaigning on the Trans-Pacific Partnership and its impact on our the way Canadians create, share, and collaborate. In particular, OpenMedia's advocacy on the TPP has focussed on the impacts of changes to copyright law in the Intellectual Property chapter of the agreement.

You can follow Meghan on twitter @megasali

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Cineworks and Iris Film Collective present: Yawar Mallku / Blood of The Condor
Cineworks and Iris Film Collective present: Yawar Mallku / Blood of The Condor

21 June 2016—9:30pm-11:00pm
Falaise Park Field House, 3434 Falaise Avenue, Vancouver

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85 min; b&w 16mm
Quechua and Spanish with English subtitles
Director: Sanjinés, Jorge (Bolivia)

A rare 16mm feature presentation for National Aboriginal Day in Canada, Blood of the Condor (Quechua: Yawar Mallku, Spanish: Sangre de cóndor) is a 1969 Bolivian film by director Jorge Sanjinés. The film tells the story of an indigenous Bolivian community receiving medical care from the Peace Corps-like American agency Cuerpo del Progreso ("Progress Corps") which is secretly sterilising local indigenous women.

Yawar Mallku is thought to have led to the expulsion of the Peace Corps from Bolivia in an act of anti-imperialist cultural nationalism by the Indigenous population. After community screenings of the film, Sanjinés learned that many Indigenous people had criticism about his use of techniques from European art cinema to address Indigenous issues, for example flashback narration, which was difficult to read for those uninitiated in its conventions. Sanjinés took this on board in later films, leaving Yawar Mallku to stand as an important, if culturally problematic attempt to raise the profile of Indigenous issues as a matter of global social justice under ongoing colonialism.
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Gathering Rhythms –– Moving Images and Music Celebrating the Rhythms of Place
Gathering Rhythms –– Moving Images and Music Celebrating the Rhythms of Place

19 June 2016—7:00pm-9:00pm
Vancity Theatre, 1181 Seymour Street, Vancouver

S Add to Calendar 2016-06-19 07:00 PM 2016-06-19 09:00 PM 6 Gathering Rhythms –– Moving Images and Music Celebrating the Rhythms of Place Doors: 7.00pm; Reception: 7 – 7.30pm
Screenings and Performances: 7.45pm
Running time: 90 mins

Presented in association with The Gathering Festival and Vancity Theatre, Gathering Rhythms begins with a public reception in the theatre lobby and features a program of locally produced short films and live music. Headlining the event is the world premiere of a 26-minute short film, The Sound We See: A Vancouver City Symphony, made on 16mm black and white film by 10 young people, screened with live musical accompaniment.


Part 1:

The Gathering Place; 4:00; HD Video; 2016;
Director: Neil Volkey
An introduction to the work of The Gathering Place Community Centre in Vancouver’s Downtown South neighbourhood. Commissioned as part of Cineworks’ Play It Forward program 2016, supporting Metro Vancouver filmmakers, charities and non profits.

Message to Younger Self:
Chris; 1:22; HD video; 2014
Brian; 0:45; HD video; 2014
Producer: Intersections Media: Opportunities for Youth Society
Using hand-drawn animation and voice-overs, students ‘send’ a message to a younger version of themselves.

Intersections Media Opportunities for Youth Society (“Intersections)” is a non-profit charitable organization providing employability and life skills workshops and work experience opportunities for youth facing multiple barriers to employment. Through the unique and familiar medium of art and digital filmmaking as well as involvement in group-based projects, Intersections participants gain the experience and confidence for long-term attachment to the workforce. Bill believed in the potential of youth and the power of helping others help themselves.

Our World – Kamx'id; 1:42; 2015; HD video
Director: Jeremy Wamiss
A magical animation that celebrates the carver.

Since 2007, Our World has been visiting remote First Nation communities in BC and Yukon conducting filmmaking workshops with the people who live there. This project brings together youth and elders to include First Language translation, speaking and cultural sharing. Created initially by the National Film Board of Canada and then produced by Bite Size Media, Our World continues through the dedication of a collective of professional filmmakers with diverse backgrounds interested in contributing to Reconciliation in an artful way.

Imagine Still Creek; 5:36; 2014
Director: Benjamin Rosen-Purcell
A live-action animation and dream-like meditation on time and trace, following the course of the Still Creek stream through Vancouver and Burnaby, BC. Featuring music by The End Tree.

Music Performance; 5:00
A short interlude of live music by Vancouver-based composer and musician, Martin Reisle

Part 2:

Vancouver Special; 5:00; HD video from Super 8; 2005
Director: Lisa Marr
A portrait of Vancouver through images of one of its most quietly iconic residential architectures.

Not Just Black & White; 6:49; Digital transfer from Super 8mm and 16mm film; 2013
Director: Lisa G
Like tourists, we visit different neighbourhoods searching for cultural diversity. Do women feel welcome in this Canadian city, Vancouver BC? Stories inspired by the Diverse Voices & Portraits project.

Savage; 6:00; HD Video; Cree with English subtitles; 2010
Director: Lisa Jackson
Anishinaabe filmmaker and SFU grad Lisa Jackson’s remarkable “residential school musical,” a genre-mixing depiction of a young girl’s journey into a dark part of Canadian history. Winner, Genie Award for Best Short.

Part 3:

Vancouver 1907; 6:00; SD video from film; 1907
Director: William Harbeck
The earliest known surviving film footage of Vancouver, shot by USAmerican filmmaker William Harbeck, from the front platform of a streetcar as it made its way through the streets of Downtown and the West End. Originally sent to the National Archives in Ottawa, this extraordinary film is preserved and made available by the City of Vancouver Archives.

The Sound We See: A Vancouver City Symphony; 26:00; HD video transfer from b&w handmade 16mm film; live soundtrack; 2016

Filmmakers: Marie Eve; Shamsi Kabinu; Fielka Jack-Felsh; Megan Lynn Lockerbie; Nicko Flowers; Brandon MacRea; Emeraude Bonard; Kelvin Duncan; Chanele O'Reilly; Mariza Vanettsi

Mentors: Lisa Marr and Paolo Davanzo; Tristan Reuser; Martin Reisle

An intimate portrait of Vancouver from the perspectives of 10 young people, in which the changing rhythms of a 24 hour period are expressed in 24 minutes of film. The film features a live musical score, performed by Vancouver-based composer and musician Martin Reisle, in collaboration with Dakota Niko Carrie Pauls. The Sound We See is a framework for exploring place through analogue filmmaking with celluloid film, established by Lisa Marr and Paolo Davanzo –– traveling Canadian filmmakers and founding members of Echo Park Film Center, Los Angeles. Discovering and redefining techniques of past avant garde urban documentarians, the project has sparked a global ‘Slow Film’ movement with youth and their communities in Canada, USA, Netherlands, India, Germany, Vietnam and the UK. This film was commissioned by Cineworks in partnership with The Gathering Place Community Centre, with the support of a BC Arts Council Youth Engagement Grant.

Cineworks gratefully acknowledges the support of the British Columbia Arts Council Youth Engagement Program in realizing this project.
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Bodies in Motion/Bodies at Rest: A Dance Film Workshop with Daniel Conrad
Bodies in Motion/Bodies at Rest: A Dance Film Workshop with Daniel Conrad

11 June 2016—10:00am-6:00pm
Cineworks Studio, 1131 Howe Street (lane entrance)

W Add to Calendar 2016-06-11 10:00 AM 2016-06-11 06:00 PM 6 Bodies in Motion/Bodies at Rest: A Dance Film Workshop with Daniel Conrad Member Admission: $85 + taxes
Young Artist Discount (Age 24 and below): $85 + taxes
General Admission: $125 + taxes
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Cineworks Independent Filmmakers Society and the [Festival of Recorded Movement]( present a full-day workshop for filmmakers, choreographers, and dancers who want to make dance film; and for any artists who want to exercise their visual imaginations.

Many filmmakers try to film dance choreographed for stage. This often fails, since dance has vastly different needs than film. Film cuts the world into angles, while stage dance is conceived as a continuum from a single angle. Time and space are more compressed on film than on stage. Even the body of the solo dancer struggles with the camera, its full vertical shape resisting the horizontal frame. To make true dance film, choreographers must understand the frame and directors must learn the kinetics of dance. Going from stage to screen starts with choreographing and lighting shot-by-shot, specifically for the camera.

In this intensive workshop, participants will study some core methods, watch films and clips that use them, and practice with camera, lights and a dancer. Topics will include composition and lighting within the frame, choosing angles and working within them, cutting as choreography, rhythmic and overtonal montage, creative use of discontinuous and non-matching action, solving non-stage location challenges, and improvisational methods.

Instructor and Filmmaker Daniel Conrad’s dance films have screened at numerous festivals including Locarno, Montréal World, London Int'l, Hamburg Kurzfilm, Valladolid, Seattle Int'l (Best of Fest Shorts), New York Dance on Camera (2 Silver Awards), Golden Prague (Dagmar & Vaclav Havel Prize), Toronto Moving Pictures (Audience Choice Award), Dance Camera West (Los Angeles), Vancouver Int'l, and many more. His work has been prchased by PBS, the CBC, ZDF, CFCF, SCN, TVE, Ovation, ARTV, Knowledge, Bravo, and the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

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The Annex Production Facility

Located in Vancouver’s Railtown District in the historic Ironworks Building, Cineworks Annex is an analogue studio specializing in celluloid cinematic practices. The Annex is a communal studio space that is home to our past Local Artists in Residences and houses a dark room, optical printing, Steenbeck flatbed editor, film processing/printing facilities, and an animation stand.

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