Saturday, April 6, 9:30-11:00
At the Confluence
Wood: An Art Show for the Trees
Keesic Douglas Ontario Canada, 5 min
A reversal of roles in the traditions of art exposition. (IN)
Lake Ontario (in my head)
Penny McCann, Ontario, Canada, 5 min
A meditative look at a mutable and hypnotic horizon. Grainy Super 8 imagery, optically printed 16mm footage and an atmospheric soundtrack evoke the stillness of mind reached when standing before expansive sky and water. Filmed at Gibraltar Point Centre for the Arts, Lake Ontario (in my head) was created as part of LIFT’s 25th anniversary Film is Dead… Long Live Film! commissioning project.
(Filmmaker in Attendance)
Jason Affolder Indiana USA, 10 min 30 sec
Snoozer is a Silent Comedy inspired by Classic Cartoons, Argentine writer Jorge Luis Borges, and the music of the Beach Boys. Boy meets Girl and pursues her through a series of intertwining dreams, facing surreal obstacles and a dastardly rival for her affection.
Needle in the Heart
Gary Stronghill Yukon Territory Canada, 6 min 20 sec
A portrait of the world of tatooing.
Alice or life in black and white
Sophie Schoukens, Quebec, Canada, 17 min
Alice is poised to fly. A young girl on the threshold of womanhood. But her wings have been clipped. She is trapped. She hovers in Chilhood, denies her heart and appetite. Her life descends into black and white… Will she find the strength to soar herself into a world of colour?
Waves at Birth
Maoud Raouf, Quebec, Canada, 5 min
The man in the bottle symbolizes lost hope of humanities survival during a war at its climax. A little humming bird desperately escapes the war on land and in an attempt to survive, it struggles to fly over the ocean. Under the waves, a man closed up in a bottle floats downwards, going deep into the ocean where a happy seahorse plays by itself in the harmony of nature.
Hubert Davis, Ontario, Canada, 11 mins
Beneath the surface of a city there are a million unheard stories. There are children’s voices falling silent…
Hanna Bergholm, Norway, 29 min
Jussi faces a difficult decision: Should he stay and try to make it with traditional reindeer husbandry, or should he go and follow his brother and friends to a new life in the big city?(ON)