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April 23, 2014

2014 Images Festival: Award Winners

Street basketball player throws a big shot

The 27th annual Images Festival, which was held in Toronto on April 10-19, has announced their award winners. Ten awards were given out to both seasoned filmmakers, as well as several student awards. The festival jury consisted of Shai Heredia, Heather Keung and Roxanne Sayegh.

One of the big winners was Brett Kashmere, who won the Deluxe Cinematic Vision Award for his basketball documentary From Deep. This win for Kashmere comes hot on the heels of his publishing the acclaimed fourth issue of INCITE! Journal of Experimental Cinema, so it’s been a great couple of this fantastically talented filmmaker and underground film historian.

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Videofag: Everyone’s A Little Queer: A Program Of Experimental Film And Video From Portland, Oregon

Front entrance to Videofag in Toronto, Canada

April 24
8:00 p.m.
187 Augusta Avenue
Toronto, ON M5T, Canada

Hosted by: Regional Support Network and Videofag

Toronto will get a little taste of the Portland, Oregon underground film scene courtesy of Regional Support Network, the screening series run by Clint Enns and Leslie Supnet. A night of short films all by Portland indie filmmakers will screen at the Videofag screening room. The lineup has been curated by animator/filmmaker Ben Popp and is listed in full below.

Included in the program are several films by Popp, including his classic Lázsló Lassu, plus work by living legend Bob Moricz, experimental film/video documentarian Julie Perini, Hannah Piper Burns, Orland Nutt, Karl Lind and many more.

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April 18, 2014

Experimental Short Film: Carbon Surf Drawing

There have been extremely few — really if any — experimental short films that attempt to replicate the painterly technique of Cubism. While that may not have been the goal quite set out by Christina McPhee, she perfectly captures all elements of the ocean in a sort-of Cubist montage in her short film Carbon Surf Drawing. In this film, she explores the power, beauty and science of the water in an exciting rushing torrent of images.

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Underground Notes
April 23, 2014

Filmmaker and law professor Brian L. Frye just may have the most awesomely mustached cat of all time. Read More…

April 21, 2014

Remix master Kent Lambert takes a nap with his two special kitties, Mochi and Asha, and dreams about what new media concoctions he can create. Read More…

April 18, 2014

Experimental filmmaker Kate Balsley, who makes wonderful films about the natural world, cuddles with her grey and white cat Princess. Read More…

April 16, 2014

Filmmaker Josh Weissbach, who makes beautifully photographed and composed experimental films, is also the guardian of a deaf and blind cat, Giblet. Read More…

April 14, 2014

Duncan Reekie is a filmmaker, a curator, a central figure of the Exploding Cinema Collective, a scholar and the proud companion of Tikky. Read More…

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