Events.

Notes From The Interior – Selected Works From the 25th Anniversary 100 Dollar Film Festival 2017
Notes From The Interior – Selected Works From the 25th Anniversary 100 Dollar Film Festival 2017

12 May 2017—10:00pm-11:00pm
Boheme, 1506 East Hastings, Vancouver

S Add to Calendar 2017-05-12 10:00 PM 2017-05-12 11:00 PM 6 Notes From The Interior – Selected Works From the 25th Anniversary 100 Dollar Film Festival 2017 By Donation

A screening of 7 experimental film works finished on 8mm and 16mm film, selected from the 25th anniversary edition of the 100 Dollar Film Festival, 2017, introduced by festival Production Director, Nick Haywood.

The 100 Dollar Film Festival is an annual celebration of moving-image works finished on photochemical film, organized by Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers. When the festival was born in 1992, it showcased eight short films on Super 8. The name sprung from the challenge to shoot a short film on four rolls of Super 8 – which tallied to the cost of $100. In following years, the festival dropped the budgetary limit and allowed 16 mm film, which shifted the focus from low budget to small-format films in celebration of creative investigation on celluloid. Cineworks continues its collaboration with Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers in hosting selected works from the 100 Dollar Film Festival in Vancouver.

Program

A Century Plant In Bloom – Ross Meckfessel
(2017, USA, 16mm, 10:00)
Winner: Audience Choice Award, 16mm
A cry for help in the form of a pop song. A village cast as a simulacrum of the past by Oliver Stone and Ridley Scott, Pasolini and Scorsese. As the future starts devouring the present, how can we hope to remember the past? Pics or it never existed

Notes From the Interior - Ben Balcom
(2015, USA, 16mm, 11:00)
Wandering through the body puzzling out a system of symbols. The trouble is, affect resists signification outright. The inside and outside become muddled when you start to feel your body in relation to the image.

Before, After, Again - Zoe Kirk- Gushowaty &
Michele Simone Smith
(2015, Vancouver, 16mm x 2, 6:50)
Filmed in old – and second-growth forests of the Pacific Northwest, this dual channel, 16mm film follows the cycle of carbon from the mountains to the sea, reflecting on ecological and economic modalities of time, space and matter.

Membrana Mortis (dead film) - Kyle Whitehead
(2016, Calgary, Super 8, 5:00)
Winner: Best of Alberta Award
Membrana Mortis is a meta-film, a chaotic assemblage of re-photographed and chemically manipulated image fragments culled from a damaged roll of film that was nearly un-projectable. The film’s title suggests a two-fold intention – here process and existence pre-suppose one another, at once an elegy to a dead film and observance of new genesis.

Everything Turns... - Aaron Zeghers
(2016, Winnipeg, Super 8, 12:12)
Winner: Audience Choice Award, Super 8
A shorthand study of the mythology of numbers, from 1 to 12. Scientific tradition is adopted then eschewed for rumours, legends and defunct theories from across the ages. This almanac of anthropomorphic numerology is recorded in-camera onto Super 8, using open exposure photography, light painting, light table animation, paper animation, hand drawn animation and more.

Katagami - Micheal Lyons
(2016, Japan, Super 8, 3:00)
Stop-motion animation made by photographing and rephotographing antique kimono resist-dyeing stencils in positive and negative. Spatial shifts and variations in the repeating pattern elements generate apparent motion. Photographed in Super 8. Hand processed in Matchanal (Uji powdered green tea, Vitamin C, Washing Soda).

Negative Space - Laura Trager
(2016, Germany, 16mm, 7:15)
Negative Space is a reflection on the invisible in visual art, and the desire to see. It seeks to inspire the viewer’s imagination of what might be there to discover, but is engulfed by darkness. It is also an homage to feminity and youthful job.


The location of this event is made possible with the generous support of [Millennium Development Group](http://www.millenniumdevelopment.com/).

Image: A Century Plant In Bloom – Ross Meckfessel
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16mm Basics: Introduction to Hand Processing with Caffenol
16mm Basics: Introduction to Hand Processing with Caffenol

30 April 2017—2:00pm-5:00pm
Cineworks Annex, 235 Alexander Street (Ironworks basement)

W Add to Calendar 2017-04-30 02:00 PM 2017-04-30 05:00 PM 6 16mm Basics: Introduction to Hand Processing with Caffenol A 3 hour entry-level workshop introducing participants to the principles and practice of processing 16mm black and white film by hand with Caffenol-C, a coffee-based film developer.
 


$40 + taxes | General Admission

$35 + taxes | Concessions; Community Partner Members*
$30 + taxes | Member Admission

REGISTER: [http://16mm-basics-hand-processing-apr.eventbrite.ca](http://16mm-basics-hand-processing-apr.eventbrite.ca)


Elements include:

* Principles of chemical developing * Darkroom safety * Bucket processing * Tank processing
Caffenol is a developer consisting of coffee crystals, washing soda and sometimes vitamin C. It was introduced in 1995 by Dr. Scott Williams and his class at the Rochester Institute of Technology during experiments to find a household developer.

Film shot at the 16mm Basics: Introduction to the Arri SRii Camera workshop (Sunday 23 Apr) will be processed in this class. If interested in both components (optional), please register for the Arri class via the following link:

[https://16mm-basics-arri-apr.eventbrite.ca](https://16mm-basics-arri-apr.eventbrite.ca)


Please note: access to membership discounts can be obtained with a Cineworks General Membership ($40 annually). Please call 604-685-3841 for details, or come to an orientation at our Howe Street location (see http://www.cineworks.ca/attend#events for bi-weekly schedule details).


*Community partners include WIFTV, DOC BC and VIVO
Cineworks Annex, 235 Alexander Street (Ironworks basement) Cineworks events@cineworks.ca YYYY/MM/DD
16mm Colour Contact Printing With The Bell & Howell Model C
16mm Colour Contact Printing With The Bell & Howell Model C

29 April 2017—10:00am-5:00pm
Cineworks Annex, 235 Alexander Street (Ironworks basement)

W Add to Calendar 2017-04-29 10:00 AM 2017-04-23 05:00 PM 6 16mm Colour Contact Printing With The Bell & Howell Model C $120 + taxes | General Admission

$135 + taxes | Concessions; Community Partner Members*
$150 + taxes | Member Admission

REGISTER: https://colour-contact-printing-apr.eventbrite.ca


Duration: 7 hours, including 1 hour lunch break


Contact Printing

For the uninitiated, a contact printer is a device for the controlled exposure of a negative (typically) onto an unexposed print stock while pressed in contact with one another. Once exposed, the print stock is developed as a positive of the original negative, producing an image of unparalleled quality and sharpness compared to all other methods of reproducing a motion picture image.

The Bell & Howell Model C, introduced in the 1960s, has many excellent features for 'striking' both black & white and colour prints, and is considered – even to this day – to be one of the premier contact printers. In this workshop, the basic workflow for the operation of the printer will be covered, including how to prepare films for contact printing, how to thread and run the printer, how to accurately calibrate and manipulate colour, and 'time' a print to achieve the best results.


Workshop Outline

This workshop introduces participants to the Model C, the industry standard 16mm contact printer. The class will cover:

* Preparing negative for printing * Lab films and handling * Threading and operation of the printer * Colour grading / timing * Creative printer applications * Hand processing print tests

The class will provide all you need to know to be able to print and process your own 16mm colour projection prints from negative. But that's just the start! With the Model C, not only can you create workprints, but also internegatives, interpositives, you can add optical soundtracks and make release prints. With a speed of 180 feet per minute you can work efficiently and the system enables you to freely edit on film and experiment with your project... all with the wide latitude of the print film!

Finally, if you become a Cineworks member this class is a must if you want to print 16mm and allows you to rent time on the Model C for use in your own projects (we have two: one for 16mm and one for 35mm).


Please note: access to membership discounts can be obtained with a Cineworks General Membership ($40 annually). Please call 604-685-3841 for details, or come to an orientation at our Howe Street location (see http://www.cineworks.ca/attend#events for bi-weekly schedule details).


*Community partners include WIFTV, DOC BC and VIVO
Cineworks Annex, 235 Alexander Street (Ironworks basement) Cineworks events@cineworks.ca YYYY/MM/DD
Film and Media Showcase: Cineworks | WIFTV | DOC BC
Film and Media Showcase: Cineworks | WIFTV | DOC BC

26 April 2017—7:00pm-9:00pm
Cineworks Studio, 300–1131 Howe Street (lane entrance)

S Add to Calendar 2017-04-26 07:00 PM 2017-04-26 09:00 PM 6 Film and Media Showcase: Cineworks | WIFTV | DOC BC Doors: 7.00pm; Screening: 7.20pm; FREE

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 and the public, 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.


Program:

The Silken Faces; 40 min; 2014
Filmmaker: Akbar Nazemi (Cineworks)

In 2006, a heater caught fire in an elementary school in Dorudzan village in Fars province and eight children including six girls and two boys were severely burned. When the same problem emerged as the root of similar tragic events in other schools, Akbar Nazemi set about investigating a phenomenon that illuminates a dark side to Iran’s education infrastructure.

Akbar Nazemi was a young photographer who came back home from studying photography in Dusseldorf when the Iranian Revolution began in June 1978. Renowned for his photography, documenting the reaction to twenty-five years of rule by The Shah of Iran, as well as the first mass demonstration of the rise of militant Islam, Nazemi’s practice has also encompassed documentary and dramatic film for over two decades. He has lived alternately in Iran and Vancouver since the late 1980s and is currently based in Tehran.


Similitude; 7 min 10 sec; 2016;
Producer, co-writer, co-star: Helenna Santos (WIFTV)
Director: Tim Guzman

Similitude is a love story between two women and the past lives they’ve shared together. It is an exploration of humanity's longing for connection and ventures into the world of dreams vs reality with a story dancing in the space between past, present, and future. Made for only $400, this 7 minute experimental short film accumulated over 30 hours of driving to many different haunting locations in California’s arid deserts and the filming was done on random shoot days over the course of a year with a crew of 2 maximum at any given time, 100% guerilla style.

Best Experimental Film:
Los Angeles Independent Artist Film Festival
Official Selection:
Hollyshorts Film Festival; Zero Film Festival; AMFM Fest;

Helenna Santos is an actor, writer and producer with Mighty Pharaoh Films. She is the Founder of "Ms. In The Biz" and can often be found on panels at conventions such as San Diego "Comic-Con," and has been interviewed by major press outlets including CNN. Her work as a contributing writer has been featured in MovieMaker Magazine, Backstage Magazine, and IndieWire. She is of Filipino and Russian/German heritage, and a US and Canadian dual citizen.


Mokan; 26 min; 2012
Filmmaker: Mohammad Ali Rakhshani (Cineworks)

In Baluchestan province, South East Iran, marital tradition prioritizes fertility and fosters expectation that married men should divorce women not able to bear children. Mokan tells the story of a couple whose relationship was pressurized by the tyranny of this tradition, and chose to flee their community for a life in the desert, nurturing trees – which they name and treat with the passion of loving parents – in an oasis of their own idyllic togetherness.

Winner: Fifth Green International Film Festival, France (2014)
Winner: TRT International Film Festival of Turkey (2012)

Mohammad Ali Rakhshani is a documentary filmmaker from Baluchistan, Iran, with a diploma degree in mechanical engineering and bachelors and masters degrees in filmmaking and cinema. His films are poetic meditations on the challenges and beauties of tradition in his home country and region.


Image: Similitude (production still)
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16mm Basics: Introduction to the Arri SRii Camera
16mm Basics: Introduction to the Arri SRii Camera

23 April 2017—2:00pm-5:00pm
Cineworks Studio, 300–1131 Howe Street, Vancouver (lane entrance)

W Add to Calendar 2017-04-23 02:00 PM 2017-04-23 05:00 PM 6 16mm Basics: Introduction to the Arri SRii Camera A 3 hour entry-level workshop introducing participants to the principles and practice of exposing film with an Arri SRii 16mm film camera.

$40 + taxes | General Admission
$35 + taxes | Concessions; Community Partner Members*
$30 + taxes | Member Admission

REGISTER: [http://16mm-basics-arri-apr.eventbrite.ca](http://16mm-basics-arri-apr.eventbrite.ca)


Elements include:

* Principles of exposing film * Lens options * Handling film * Loading and unloading film in light and dark conditions * Studio lighting demonstration and principles of outdoor lighting
Film shot in this workshop will be processed at the 16mm Basics: Intro to Hand Processing workshop on Sunday 30 Apr. If interested in both components (optional), please register for the Hand Processing workshop via the following link:

[https://16mm-basics-hand-processing-apr.eventbrite.ca](https://16mm-basics-hand-processing-apr.eventbrite.ca)


Please note: access to membership discounts can be obtained with a Cineworks General Membership ($40 annually). Please call 604-685-3841 for details, or come to an orientation at our Howe Street location (seehttp://www.cineworks.ca/attend#events for bi-weekly schedule details).


*Community partners include WIFTV, DOC BC and VIVO
Cineworks Studio, 300–1131 Howe Street, Vancouver (lane entrance) Cineworks events@cineworks.ca YYYY/MM/DD
though she never spoke, this is where her voice would have been.
though she never spoke, this is where her voice would have been.

19 April 2017—5:30pm-8:30pm
Cineworks Studio (access on this date is via The Cinematheque lobby only, 1131 Howe Street)

S Add to Calendar 2017-04-19 05:30 PM 2017-04-19 08:30 PM 6 though she never spoke, this is where her voice would have been. In collaboration with The Cinematheque, Cineworks is pleased to participate in National Canadian Film Day 150, a one-day, coast-to-coast-to-coast celebration of Canadian cinema, marking 150 years of confederated national government on treaty and unceded First Nations territories. Launched in 2014, National Canadian Film Day is an annual event, held in April, organized by [REEL CANADA](http://www.reelcanada.ca/).


Cineworks Studio:
(Access on this date is via The Cinematheque lobby only, 1131 Howe Street)

though she never spoke, this is where her voice would have been.
Canada, 2011. Filmmaker: Lindsay McIntyre; 05 min 21 sec;
16mm film projection with sound; looped;
Wed 19 April; 5.30pm – 8.30pm; FREE

“One of seven components of a larger project entitled Bloodline. An autotopographical study of my great grandmother through what was left behind and what is missing. The images are of a set of caribou teeth that she brought with her when she left her home in the north and the audio is a fisher price recording i made of my family when i was seven. The audio and image never share the same screen space.”

Lindsay McIntyre is a film artist and creator from Edmonton, Alberta. She completed an MFA degree in Film Production at Concordia University in Montreal and also holds a BFA in drawing and painting from the University of Alberta. She has also studied at the Kent Institute of Art and Design in England and at the New School in New York. Specializing in analogue film work that emphasizes documentary, experimental and handmade techniques, her work has been shown at national and international festivals and venues and won some awards. Her short films sometimes circle themes of portraiture, place and form. She also does film projection performance. She generally prefers to do everything the hard way and her current filmic obsessions involve handmade emulsion and all kinds of chemical manipulation of celluloid.


The Cinematheque:

Stories We Tell
Canada, 2012; Dir: Sarah Polley; 108 min; 35mm;
Wed, 19 Apr - 6.00pm; FREE; Tickets available at the door;
Sarah Polley’s celebrated, highly-personal documentary is preceded by Ann Marie Fleming's signature work, You Take Care Now.

Archangel
Canada, 1990; Dir: Guy Maddin; 83 min; 35mm;
Wed, 19 Apr - 8.30pm; FREE; Tickets available at the door;
Guy Maddin’s wild and warped tale of obsessive love is preceded by Chris Landreth's mind-blowing short, Ryan.

[Please click here for further details on the above screenings at The Cinematheque](http://www.thecinematheque.ca/nightly/2017/04/19).
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Text To Speech: Benjamin Bratton
Text To Speech: Benjamin Bratton

18 April 2017—7:00pm-9:00pm
VIVO Media Arts, 2525 Kaslo Street, Vancouver

S Add to Calendar 2017-04-18 07:00 PM 2017-04-18 09:00 PM 6 Text To Speech: Benjamin Bratton FREE


Please join us at VIVO Media Arts Centre on 18 April for the next edition of the Text To Speech reading salon series. We will be reading and discussing the chapter The City Layer, from Benjamin Bratton's 2015 book The Stack: On Software and Sovereignty.

The Stack is a comprehensive attempt to map the breadth and scales of global computation. It proposes a multi-dimensional framework through which to conceptualize the various interacting systems (social, material, political, ecological, etc.) that mediate and produce our networked societies. All along the process of tracing the architectures of the Stack, Bratton sounds off the political/ideological implications of its specific material forms. Of chief concern to the study is how global computation might relate to (undermine, amplify, mutate, etc.) the Westphalian paradigm of nation-states, through which we commonly understand sovereignty in a geopolitical context.

Text to Speech is a joint initiative of Cineworks, the Western Front and VIVO Media Arts. Focused on writing about media, media art and the surrounding concepts and frameworks of the mediated world, Text to Speech gatherings aim to build stronger community ties and knowledge in our field. In this reading group, participants will be provided with copies of the reading, and we will facilitate a group reading, discussion, and analysis of this text. Prior knowledge of the work is encouraged but not required, as the session will involve some form of introduction, and some portion of close reading (out loud).

READING 9: Benjamin Bratton, The Stack: On Software and Sovereignty; The City Layer


PREVIOUS READINGS:
8 - Wendy Chun, Control and Freedom: Power and Paranoia in the Age of Fibre Optics
7 - Cornelia Vismann, Cultural Techniques and Sovereignty
6 - Seth Price, Dispersion
5 - Bernard Stiegler, Automatic Society 1: The Future of Work – Introduction
4 - Artie Vierkant, The Image Object Post-Internet
3 - Kaja Silverman, Introduction to The Miracle Of Analogy
2 - Bernhard Siegert, Cultural Techniques: Or the End of the Intellectual Postwar Era in German Media Theory
1 - Sadie Plant, Zeroes and Ones, Digital Women + the New Technoculture
VIVO Media Arts, 2525 Kaslo Street, Vancouver Cineworks events@cineworks.ca YYYY/MM/DD

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Cineworks is a member-driven organization and runs on its core of amazing volunteers. All current members are expected to volunteer a minimum of 10 hours per year as part of your membership duties.

Annex.

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.

We recommend doing an orientation for those interested in learning more about the Annex. It is a mandatory step before using the facilities. To schedule an orientation, please contact annex@cineworks.ca. When you come to the Annex for your orientation, please ring the doorbell on the right side of the metal gate at the bottom of the slope.

Please note that the Annex does not have regular office hours. If you want to go to the Annex you have to book an appointment. Send an e-mail to annex@cineworks.ca for inquiries about the Annex or if you want to go to the annex for an orientation.

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