- John's upcoming photo book - "Documentary Portraits, 1978-2014"
documenting alternative film scenes since 2005,
hi-lighting film projection, super 8, and local film classification
- Screenings! Cinemas! Assisted by Toronto Arts Council!
The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT)
Filmmaking Workshops - Fall 2013 Super 8, 16mm, 35mm! Finish on film!
Limited enrollments. First come - first served. Super 8 Filmmaking Workshop with John Porter Saturday, Oct. 18 + Saturday, Nov. 1, Noon-4pm.
Registration begins Tuesday, September
L.I.F.T., 1137 Dupont St. (at Gladstone Ave.), Toronto
Pact with the Process: 20 Years of Film Farm
Works from Philip Hoffman’s Independent Imaging Retreat,
or the "Film Farm,” celebrating it’s 20th anniversary
Works by Leslie Supnet, Matt Soar, Lillah Halla, Becka Barker,
Brenda Longfellow, Chris Chong, Lillah Halla, John Greyson,
Lisa Marr, Carolyn Monet, Deirdre Logue, Jennifer Reeves,
Helen Hill, Maïa Cybelle Carpenter, Eve Heller, Eva Kolcze,
Lyndsay Bloom, Carolynne Hew and Maria Magnusson. Facebook
Saturday, September 20, 7:30pm, $8
Outdoors in the Courtyard, 401 Richmond St. W., Toronto
(rain location: CineCycle,
behind 129 Spadina Ave.)
21st Annual New Toronto Works Showcase Experimental videos (and maybe some films) by
Kami Chisholm, Steve Kado, Ash Moniz, Zeesy Powers,
Jesi the Elder, Rachel Crummey, Samantha Noseworthy,
Cale Weir, Oliver Husain, Felix Kalmenson, Michelle Clarke,
Tyler & Raynor Semrick-Palmateer, Parastoo Anoushahpour,
Daniel Foridevaux & Elisa Gonzalez, John Price, Colin Rosati.
Video installations by Victoria Cheong and Natalie Logan.
Curated by Iris Fraser-Gudrunas and Nahed Mansour.
Saturday, October 18, 7:30pm, $8
240 Sterling Ave., Toronto
(south of Bloor St. W., west of Landsdowne Ave.)
Rhapsodic Rhythms: Len Lye’s All Souls Carnival and Other Postwar Films Canadian premiere of All Souls Carnival
(Len Lye, New Zealand, 1957), plus
3 of Lye's “scratch films” on 16mm!
A Talk by University of Toronto film scholar Alla Gadassik,
plus an introduction and Q&A by Paul Brobbel,
Len Lye Curator, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Zealand.
The 9th Winnipeg One
Take Super 8 Event Premieres of new super 8 films made for this screening.
Each film edited-in-camera on one reel of super 8, then shown as shot,
the artists not seeing their work first. Annual event in Regina since
2000. Sunday, September 28 Gas
Station Theatre, 445 River Ave., Winnipeg, Manitoba
12th International Home
Show your home movies! or come just to watch. 16mm, 8mm, super 8! Video 8, Hi-8, Digital 8.
Pre-event film drop off at IFCO, Suite 140,
2 Daly Ave., Ottawa, 613-569-1789.
Syracuse Experimental Film & Media Workshop presents
7th Annual Syracuse One
Take Super 8 Event Premieres of 30 new super 8 films made last month! Each film shot on 1 roll of super 8, edited in-camera, then processed
and premiered on super 8 without the artists seeing their films first!
Free popcorn and soft drinks! BYO snacks/drinks too. blogspot
Saturday, November 8, 6pm, $3
St. Clare Theater, 860 N. Salina St., Syracuse,
Annual Open Screening Bring your latest experimental films or videos to show
(finished or unfinished, found or stolen), before 8pm,
or just come to watch! 16mm, super 8, VHS, DVD, Blu-Ray, Quicktime, Mp3
Maximum 10 minutes. First come, first shown.
Recent Videos by Parkdale Artists Friday, July 19, 8pm, $pwyc (unclassified) Gladstone Hotel, 1214
Queen St. W., Toronto
Screening Under the Stars
Recent, family-friendly videos & 35mm films,
Bring your own chair, blankets, snacks, etc. Saturday, July 20, 9pm, $pwyc (unclassified)
Albert Crosland Parkette, Fuller Ave., Toronto
(north from Queen W., west of Lansdowne)
The Atlantic Filmmakers Co-op (AFCOOP)
Cinema Park: Summer Super-8 Film
Challenge Super 8 films recently shot and edited-in-camera in two days,
tonight being shown for the first time, even to the filmmakers!
Natelie Boterman, Vanessa Waller & Halley Davies,
Brett Hannam, David Middleton, Jacqueline Pool,
Emma Devost, Dan Smeby, Andrew Flemming,
Matthew Hayes, Hillary Titley, Martha Cooley.
July 17, 8:30pm, free!
AFCOOP Annual General Meeting: 6:30pm
AFCOOP, Suite 101, 5663 Cornwallis St., Halifax,
16 - Perth International Film Festival (July 4-14),
and Edith Cowan University, present
Revel-8 Super 8 Competition 18 new super 8 films by Australian artists,
Nick Vlahadamis, Harry Quinlan, Hector Ortiz & Dion Borrett,
Nicola Walkerden, Mike Rigoll, Paul Donnelly, Carl Anthonisz,
Mark Abberton, Phillip Salmon & Simon Naylor, Daniel Marano,
Byron Wheeler, Adrian Warren, Elyse de Valle, Reuben Unkovich,
Luke Griffiths, Daniel Nicholls, Jasmine Leivers & Samuel Harford.
Each film shot on one roll of silent film, edited in-camera,
now premiering tonight, projected on super 8! with
each filmmaker seeing their own film for the first time! Soundtracks recorded by Australian composers!
Prizes awarded, including Audience Choice Award!
Sunday, July 14, 8pm, $17
Luna Cinema Leederville, 155 Oxford St.,
North Perth, Western Australia, 6906
Silent Sundays Peter
Pan (Herbert Brenon, USA, 1924, on video, 105 min.)
Plus silent short films projected on 16mm!
Live piano accompaniment by William O'Meara!
In the silent-era Revue Cinema, opened 100 years ago!
The Sackville Cinematheque
Weekly screenings of experimental 16mm and super 8 films, hosted by Solomon Nagler from Halifax and Alexandre Larose from Montreal! Artists-in-residence Apr 22 - May 24. 16mm films by Joyce Wieland, Barbara Sternberg, Dziga Vertov,
Maya Deren, Arthur Lipsett and Walter Ruttmann, and live scores! Tonight - super 8 films by Solomon Nagler & Alexandre Larose!
Wednesdays, May 1, 8, 15 & 22,
Struts Gallery, 7 Lorne St., Sackville, New Brunswick
14th Annual Super 8 Hotel
Film Festival Premieres of new super 8 films by local artists!
Norene Smiley, Rena Thomas, Elizabeth Horner, Shamus Griffith,
Linda Rae Dornan, Rebecca Blankert, Navarana Igloliorte, and
Faucet Media Arts Centre Youth Program participants.
The artists took a super 8 filmmaking workshop last month,
then each had 3 days to shoot a 1-roll film, edited-in-camera,
which were then shipped to Toronto for processing (Niagara),
all just in time for their first screening tonight, on super 8!
Popcorn and refreshments!
Friday, May 17, 8pm, free! all
Faucet Media Arts Centre, 7 Lorne St., Sackville,
The Toronto Animated Image Society (TAIS)
TAIS Animation Showcase 2013 Recent shorts & installations by TAIS members.
A 35mm film by Madi Piller, and videos by Evan DeRushie,
Osman Cerfon & Gregory Duroy, Mike Maryniuk & John Scoles,
Aaron Long, Brandon Blommaert, Elise Simard, Esmunds Janson,
Siamak Haseli, Max Swiecki, Pasquale LaMontagna & Astra Burka,
Tess Martin, Jennifer Linton, Juan Camilo Gonzalez, Leslie Supnet,
Jeff Tran, Haiyang Wang, Iriz Paabo, Janice Schulman & Allan Kane. Many of the artists in person!
Saturday, May 11, 7pm, $10