more experimental film events this week (Halifax NS)

From: amanda christie (email suppressed)
Date: Sun Aug 19 2007 - 09:01:53 PDT

Five days of experimental filmmaking workshops,
screenings and seminars, hosted by the Atlantic
Filmmakers Cooperative [AFCOOP] in Halifax, Nova

Aimed at exploring film as a form of expression and
experimentation, the FrameX Week includes workshops,
screenings and seminars. The centerpiece of this
celebration is a special Monday Night Movies
presentation of innovative films from The Netherlands
avant-garde scene curated and presented by Dutch
filmmaker, Pim Zwier. In partnership with The Art
Gallery of Nova Scotia, The National Film Board of
Canada, NSCAD University and The Coast, this week
promises to inspire both filmmakers and film lovers.

History of Experimental films:
Thursday, August 23, 2007, 6 PM – 10 PM. $20/$25
The National Film Board of Canada, 5475 Spring Garden
A four-hour survey on the history of experimental and
avant-garde film, focusing on the development of
important international works and major movements in
the art of filmmaking. Instructed by filmmaker and
educator Anthony Cristiano.

Internal Territories:
(screening of contemporary experimental films from the
Friday, August 24, 2007, 8 – 9:30 PM, $5
A special presentation of Monday Night Movies
The Art Gallery Of Nova Scotia, Windsor Theatre,
Bedford Row entrance
A screening of experimental and avant-garde film works
from the Dutch underground. Whether it’s through
surveying animals in a zoo, a housewife at home, a
Dutch emigrant returning home, or a teenager’s first
sexual encounter, these films highlight the
individual’s search for his or her own place in the
chain of nature, society, spirituality, and sexuality.
Meanwhile, the filmmakers themselves are also carving
a space for their artistic medium, as they shape
images on 16mm film through alternative and hand-made
practices. Curated and introduced by Dutch filmmaker
Pim Zwier.

Hand Processing Workshop:
Saturday, August 25, 2007, 10 AM-2 PM, $20/$25
A four-hour hands on workshop on techniques,
alternative processes and aesthetic concerns involved
in the processing of film by hand. Instructed by
Canadian filmmaker Amanda Dawn Christie.

Intersections in Canadian and Dutch Experimental Film:

Saturday, August 25, 2007, 3 – 7PM, $10
This seminar will focus on film related resources and
infrastructures in Canada and the Netherlands and the
resulting impact on the experimental film movements
and aesthetics in each country. Instructed by Canadian
filmmaker Amanda Dawn Christie.

Optical Printing Workshop:
Sunday, August 26, 2007, 11AM-3 PM, $30/$45
A four-hour hands on workshop centered on the
techniques, approaches, concerns and use of the
optical printing process for the creation of unique
film works. Instructed by Amanda Dawn Christie.

Contact: Chris Spencer-Lowe at email suppressed
Phone: 902.420.4572

The Atlantic Filmmakers Cooperative is an accessible
member-run centre for the production and presentation
of creative films in a collaborative learning

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For info on FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at <email suppressed>.