Sunday, April 5
OUT OF THE COLD: YUKON EMERGING ARTISTS
Yukon Gold Potatoe , Season 1: The Boiling Point
Justine Hobbs, Paul Robitaille, Yukon, 3m, Reality
In the Yukon, winter comes early and stays late. Four hard
drining and fist pumping teams are trying to make a life doing
the only thing they know how to do… cooking.
Max Sims, Yukon, 4 m, Drama
A man has trouble with his television.
Devon Berquist, Cud Eastbound, Yukon, 4m, Documentary
It’s a dogs life.
Aud Fischer, Yukon, 5m, Documentary
Toby-the-mouse, becomes a little too ‘involved’ in the care
of baby mouse, Sky.
John Steins, Yukon, 4m, Animation
Art gallery visitors get more than they bargained for when
viewing a mysterious portrait of a Lady in Blue.
Leah Byrne, NWT, 21m, Documentary
An glimpse into this small northern community
Pony Girl Thoughts
Nina Vroemen, Yukon, 5m, Experimental
Inspired by a book she wrote as a young girl, director Vroeman eamines her Chinese astrological sign, only to discover how living in the Yukon has brought out the strength of her “inner horse”.
Forget The Rush
Jay Armitage, Yukonexer, 10m, Animation
It is 1910 in Dawson City. The Gold Rush is over but industrial mining is yet to take over so the town is still full of a crazy mix of characters. One set of characters meet at a restaurant to solve the wolrd’s problems.
Sound We See: An Old Crow Village Symphony
Old Crow, Yukon, 29 m, Documentary
A day in the life of Old Crow. Each hour is represented by one minute of film. Created by the community of Old Crow Yukon. This film uses Gwich’in language an music, as spoken by community members. The participants range in age from 6-82 and includes professional and first time filmmakers.
ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE
SCREENING and Q&A
Kyle Whitehead is an artist and filmmaker working primarily with small-format cinema, experimental sound and electronics. He prefers a careful and considered approach to image making; which should not be confused with best practices, as his work is more about embracing the potential of an indeterminate process. What he wants is the definitive by chance – leveraging trailing-edge technologies often with unusual or startling effect. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally at film festivals and visual arts venues. Kyle received his BFA from the Alberta College of Art and Design and currently resides in Calgary where he spends most of his time in the dark.
In his artist talk Kyle will discuss his practice broadly, showing documentation and video transfers of past works, as well as works in-progress. Kyle’s film-based practice also incorporates experimental sound, synthesizers of his own design and interactive electronics, and is largely presented at visual arts venues and festivals, as installation or live-performance, in an effort to explore the boundaries of expanded cinema. Kyle will be showing video documentation of his recent project Circles of Confusion, as well as several shorts created on Super 8 and 16mm film.
The Joy of Failure: An Artist Talk with
Filmmaker Matthew Rankin
Matthew Rankin presents a guided tour of his films, techniques, imaginative universe and speculates upon the majesty and, indeed, the duty of artistic cataclysm.
Matthew Rankin studied Québec history at McGill University and at Université Laval before returning into the artistic underclass of his native Winnipeg to become a maker of art films. Working in photochemical hybrids of documentary, experimental drama and animated abstraction, Matthew’s films have been the object of both international acclaim and outraged corporate attack. A three-time alumnus of the Sundance Film Festival, Matthew was a 2013 artist-inresidence at the MacDowell Colony in Peterborough, New Hampshire, and is the winner of the 2014 National Media Arts Prize. Matthew works in English, French and, increasingly, Esperanto.
I Am Kuba
Åse Svenheim Drivenes, 55 min, Norway, Documentary
When the family business goes bankrupt, Kuba’s (12) and Miko?aj’s (8) parents are forced to leave Poland to find work abroad. I AM KUBA is a coming-of-age film about Kuba who is left to take care of his little brother while his parents are away, Kuba becomes a teenager and rejects the big responsibility placed on his shoulders, his family is forced to make a life-changing decision.
Winner of the TOMSØ PALM AWARD in the Films from the North category at the 2015 Tromso International Film Festival.
Join us on Princess Street outside the
ODD Gallery for some Chili and live music as
The Lemon Bucket Orchestra
will give us a sneak preview of what
we’ll be getting at the closing concert!
Bounce, this is not a freestyle movie
Guillaume Blanchet, Quebec, 4m, Documentary
Dircetor Blanchet travels the world for ,two years with
a football as his faithful companion in this homage to the
greatest game of all!
I Was a Teenage Girl, Apparently
Lyn Elliot/Nina Frenkel, USA, 6m, Animation
An animated film about a woman who finds the diary she
kept as a teenager, and then goes back in time to try to talk
some sense into her teenage self.
Blair’s Last Day
aAron Munson, Alberta, 6m, Documentary
Blair Maddox has been projecting IMAX films almost 30 years.
‘Blair’s Last Day’ documents his last day on the job before the
IMAX theatre switches to a digital projection system, leaving
Blair unemployed after projecting over 30,000 films.
Alisi Telengut, Quebec, 6m, Animation
Wind burial, influenced by Shamanism, is an old Mongolian
tradition. When someone dies, the corpse is carried on a cart
until a bump causes the body to fall. The place where the
corpse lands becomes a simple tomb.
Tomorrow after Yesterday
Behzad Moloud , Iran, 13m, Drama
A thief steals a car, but everything is strangely familiar.
The Mail Lady
Kirby Hammond, Manitoba, 18m, Documentary
As door-to-door mail delivery comes to an end in Canada,
this film observes the unusual and complex relationship
between a mail carrier and a client on her route.
La Canadienne française
Sarah Pellerin/Charles Grenier, Quebec, 6m, drama
Thomas Stein, a francophile visiting Montreal, falls for a
French Canadian girl. Together they try to find the horrible
man who stole her bed sheets.
Mynarski: Death Plummet
Matthew Rankin, Quebec, 8m, Drama
A completely hand-made historical micro-epic about the final
minutes of Winnipeg’s doomed Second World War hero,
Andrew Mynarski. Combining aviation agitprop and abstract
animation, Mynarski Death Plummet is a psychedelic, photochemical
war picture on the theme of self-sacrifice, infinity
The World of Tomorrow
Don Hertzfeldt, USA, 16m, Animation
A little girl is taken on a mind-bending tour of her distant
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Note: This is a separatly ticketed event.
We are very excited to partner with the Dawson City Music Festival and the Yukon Arts Centre to present
ELEVEN members of the Lemon Bucket Orkestra, live in concert!
Following the final screening at the DCISFF, the OddFellow’s Ballroom will be transformed from theatre to an explosive dance party:
From Toronto to New York, Budapest to Berlin, audiences around the world are hailing the Lemon Bucket Orkestra as folk music revolutionaries. Since their inception four years ago, the band has grown from its initial quartet of buskers to a fifteen-piece guerrilla folk force with an army of fans at home and abroad. For those discovering the band, one experience is all it takes. The relentless energy of the band is beyond infectious; new and longtime fans alike speak of a liberating experience found nowhere else.
DOORS AT 9:30PM (immediately following the final DCISFF screening)
TICKETS: $15 Advance & for DCIFF Volunteers //
$20 AT THE DOOR (subject to capacity)
Licensed, all-ages venue.
http:// www.lemonbucketorkestra.com /
Advance tickets are available at KIAC.
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