The Independent Imaging Retreat or “Film Farm” was founded in 1994 by Toronto-based filmmaker and teacher Philip Hoffman. The week-long retreat has provided over 260 filmmakers with practice in hand-processing film. The 25th anniversary of Film Farm is celebrated with an exhibition, screenings, and a book launch in TIFF Bell Lightbox, Toronto. The exhibition is open until July 19.
Sami van Ingen‘s experimental found footage film Manifest Destiny (2016) is included in the Wavelength screening “Crashing Skies”, on Thursday, July 11, followed by a reception and book launch for Process Cinema: Handmade Film in the Digital Age (2019), co-edited by Scott MacKenzie and Janine Marchessault. Van Ingen has contributed to the book as well. The screening is introduced by scholar and curator Kim Knowles.
Milja Viita‘s latest short film When We Are Nothing Left (2019) is included in the celebratory exhibition in the Film Reference Library in TIFF Bell Lightbox. When We Are Nothing Left is a minimalist film about time, infinity and life cycle, created in the spirit of William Blake.
Film Farm: 25 Years of the Independent Imaging Retreat, June 25 – July 19 2019, Toronto, Canada
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