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Witness: 20th Annual $100 Film Festival Commission Project

FRI, JUL 4 / 7 pm
Introduction and Q&A by Ramin Eshraghi-Yazdi

The $100 Film Festival is Calgary’s only celluloid film festival. When the Film 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 cost $100.

Witness, CSIF’s Commission Project for the 20th Annual $100 Film Festival, showcases six innovative films shot on or finished to 16mm celluloid. Uniquely Albertan, these six artful projects cover diverse territory both technically and thematically, while forging surprisingly common threads. We bear witness to questions of memory, place and time within each film. Traces of a home left behind, recollection of one’s youth, the internal disorder that comes from calling forth the past — these are all forms of witness that are clouded by the subjectivity of remembering. — Nicola Waugh, Programming Director, Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers

Autumn / Directed by Eva Colmers, 2013, Canada, 5 min / An editor works on his last film project about autumn. As he cuts and pastes, memories of his childhood flash back. Pictures of the past collide with the present and meld into a new timeless fabric of imagery.

Semper Porro / Directed by Kyle Whitehead, 2013, Canada, 12 min /
A rhythmic composition of abstracted images derived from nature and droning sound derived from the film-material itself. Semper Porro: a Latin term meaning, ‘instead of forward” or “ever forward”.

An Architect / Directed by Ramin Eshraghi-Yazdi, 2013, Canada, 3 min /
A narrated 16mm collage dedicated to the filmmaker’s parents and their sacrifices made in order to secure a life of freedom for their children.

A Dead Man’s Holiday / Directed by Don Best, 2013, Canada, 4 min / Using digital and celluloid compositing and experimental animation techniques, the artist assembles an archival cadaver of a 20-year filmmaking career.

The Sentimentalist / Directed by James Reckseidler, 2013, Canada, 16 min / Hired to protect a woman from her prospective killer, a detective chases a mysterious man throughout the floors of the hotel, and falls into
a cyclical world of madness.

The Balance / Directed by Joshua Whitford, 2013, Canada, 17 min / As a series of bizarre stories take place in one room, twisting between time and reality, we realize the common thread that binds them all.

This project was funded by the Canada Council for the Arts Media Arts Initiatives Grant

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Thu 20

Optical Printer One on One Workshop Sessions

Appointment Based One on One Session
Thu 20

Shoot Some 16mm Film

Camera Orientation Day: Sat. June 1, 2019 – 10 AM – 2 PM (WFG Black Lodge Studio)

Shooting Days: June 3 – July 13, 2019

Processing Day: Sat. July 13 & Sun. July 14 – 10 AM – 2 PM (WFG Media Lab and Platform Dark Room)

Optical Printer Class: Sat. July 20 | 10am - 2pm

Editing: July – August

Screening Date: TBD
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