Friday April 6
All events @ KIAC unless noted otherwise
1-5pm @ YukonSOVA (3rd and Queen)
Expanding The Boundaries of Documentary Story Telling with filmmaker Peter Lynch
IN this class, Peter Lynch will cover both the creative and technical approach to his new short film, "Paahtomahsikimii"–The Lakes Which Go Into The Mountain. (Part of the National Parks Project, screening at the festival on Sunday, 8pm). He will bridge the gap between content and craft and how to hone technique to bring a clarity of ideas to the work.
This film itself poses a complex radical portrait of a National Park that teases and engages with the boundaries of the history of photography, art documentary and cinema. It subverts the conventional idea of the national park
and its position in our national consciousness. It revolves around the most significant new world tragedy the massacre of the buffalo and decimation of our First Nations culture. It draws this through the frame of geological
time; the Blackfoot culture, the history of photography of national parks and landscape painting. It also delves in to art history, the notion of the "western" the mythic totemic and shamanistic. This story is also deeply
imbued with Lynchs personal obsessions and family history. This film is made in the context and traditions of photographers like Muybridge who went beyond traditional photographic documentation towards a new creative photography.
PETER LYNCH is one of Canada's most widely acclaimed filmmakers. His first dramatic short Arrowhead received a Genie Award in 1994. In 1996, Lynch made Project Grizzly, one of the most successful Canadian documentaries of all time – once referenced on The Simpsons. His 2001 film Cyberman played at over fifty international film festivals and was listed as one of the top ten feature films of 2002 by Film Comment. Lynch comes out of an interdisciplinary background in the arts and is responsible for staging many seminal multimedia cultural events in Toronto and around the world, notably "Kitchen Sync." He's been a major player in the early video/new media revolution and chronicler of punk, new wave music, hip-hop, dancehall, and the avant-garde music scene. Lynch co-founded, co-produced and co-directed "Video Culture International," a landmark video new media festival.
7:00 pm THE SPELL OF THE YUKON
Gerard Parsons, Yukon, Documentary, 2 m
A boy makes a homemade musical instrument to
harmonize his mood with the sounds of nature.
JJ VAN BIBBER: TELL THE CHILDREN
Lulu Keating, Yukon, Documentary, 5 m
A short documentary on the expansive life of
JJ Van Bibber.
Daniel Janke, Yukon, Documentary, 10 min
River is a narrative documentary film about a river that
has fl owed against the trends of modern times. It is a
poetic investigation of the river as providing a glimpse
beyond the veil of time in to a world that once was: a
river that fl ows from the future into the past.
CHEW THE FACE
Lulu Keating, Yukon, Drama, 3 m
A woman regrets another birthday alone – until a
stranger enters her life and changes her forever.
SLAY YOUR DRAGON
Alan Code, Yukon, Fantasy/Documentary, 14 min
In the Year of the Dragon; the Dragon here represents
evil in the world. It is up to us to personally identify
that evil. To slay it requires courage, half-naked warriors
and cooperation of the throng... not to mention a
bit of pyromania. For 19 years on the evening of every
Winter Solstice; one rugged Yukon individual gathers
a secret society to generously give time and energy
to semi-pagan ritual, backyard pyrotechnics (on a
grand scale); and well-fueled doses of pyromania.
OPENING UP THE COMMUNITY CHEST:
Broken, But Not Dead
Aubyn O'Grady & Evan Rensch
Yukon, Documentary, 5 m
In the summer of 2011, seven musicians formed a
musical super group that rocked the foundation of
Dawson City. Six months later there are only four
members remaining in town. This is their story.
Celia MacBride, Yukon, Drama, 11 m
A woman living alone in the bush has her solitude interrupted by a stranger.
Naomi Mark, Yukon, Drama, 8 m
Louise, a twenty something girl is stood up by her
love interest Dylan. Feeling jaded and angry, she
returns to the site of her very first instance of rejection
and finds a surprisng truth.
David Hamelin and Neil MacDonald, Yukon, Horror, 8 m
Early one morning, Robin witnesses a meteorite
explode in the sky above her home. After she fiinds
a fragment and brings it to school, Robin begins to
fall ill with a strange sickness that will change her life
Aubyn O'Grady, Yukon, Drama, 3 m
A man with hotdog wieners for eyebrows contemplates
his life in Dawson City on the shore of the
Yukon River as it begins to freeze. Later on, in the
hotel where he lives and drinks, he is surprised when
a beautiful young stranger walks into the bar. Will
sparks fl y when they meat?
THE WORKINGCATS GUIDE TO THE KLONDIKE
Veronica Verkley, Yukon, Documentary, 10 m
An historical treatise recalling the methods and
practice of traditional modes of transportation unique
to the Klondike district of the Yukon. A documentary
combining found archival footage, B&W stills, and
9:30 pm UP RIVER
Hans Montelius, Sweden, Animation, 2 m
Late at night in a lonely city intersection, a life-anddeath
battle breaks out amongst the little men trapped
inside the street posts.
The Story of Jimmy and Charlie
Lucy van Oldenbarneveld
Ontario, Documentary, 22 m
Charlie Pete of Lower Post, B.C. lead a sometimes
tortured and troubled life. So did his friend Jimmy
Dennis. As children both were taken from their
families on the same day in 1944. Since then their
lives have never been the same. Now in their mid
70's, these men have never given up.
Kate Balsley, USA, Animation, 4 m
Anima mundi,' a latin phrase meaning
'spirit of the world.' Filmmaker, animator,
video artist and UW-Milwaukee instructor
Kate Balsley combines thousands of individual images
of fl owers to create a unique, fl uid aesthetic.
Line Klungseth Johansen, Norway,, Experimental, 5 m
All noise contains colored particles of
different substances and meanings. Fragile
and impressionable, the fragments glide into abstract
lines, colors and compositions, creating fl immer.
Winner of Films From the North, Tromso, Norway.
LES EAUX MORTES
Guy Édoin, Québec, Drama, 17 m
An old man lives alone in the countryside.
His departed wife comes back to haunt him
and convince him to join her in death.
SINS OF OUR FATHER
Deco Dawson, Manitoba, Experimental, 4 m
Paying homage to Charles Laughton's 1955 Masterpiece
The Night of the Hunter, filmmaker Deco Dawson
retells the chilling tale as if through the eyes of a
child. Recreating vignettes of key, iconic scenes from
the movie using children's models and miniatures,
in-camera effects, 16mm footage of abandoned farm
houses and a meticulously crafted sound design,
Deco Dawson has created a collage film that wholly
captures the eerie doom of the original, in an uncompromising,
re-imagined, retelling of The Night of the Hunter
Zachary Treitz, USA, Drama, 13 m
Rusty has to find a new place to live with his wife and his teenage alligator,
Ana Aurora, Spain, Comedy, 13 m
A space-time hole. A faulty electrical appliance. A girl
who dreams of giving her heart away. A boy who
prefers washing by hand. Underwear that vanishes. A
centrifuge of emotions: the washing machine.
11:30 pm Strange Things Done
THE MAN AND THE MAMMOTH
Nathan Gilliss & Callum Paterson, BC, Animation, 7 m
After rescuing a man eating mammoth from drowning
in the arctic, the lonely hermit receives a strange
gift that changes his life forever.
Lawrence Côté-Collins, Québec, Comedy, 9 m
Audrey and David wash their dirty linen in public while debating the question : "How much is too much
Wally Chung, USA, Animation, 3 m
A man has a strange experience that ends up affecting
the people around him.
Brian Lye, BC, Comedy, 7 m
A humorous love story that refl ects the similarities
between bird and human life.
AMBITION TAKES WING
Shawn Swanky, BC, Drama, 4 m
We always need people with ambition. The greater
good requires talented leaders showing the way and
bringing along the fl ock. Ambition, however, has a
dark side. The most talented often show it by not
patiently waiting their turn. The truly ambitious
crown themselves. Even ducks do it.
THE SCREAM OF THE SCREAMING SCREAMER
Jeffrery Palmer, USA, Comedy, 5 m
A woman, trapped in a recurring nightmare involving
an infl atable painting, vows to get a good night's rest
– by any means necessary.
Steel Viper Force: Rise of Fiero
Curtis Grahauer, BC, Comedy, 22 m
A blood-drenched homage to 80s and 90s action films,
STEEL VIPER FORCE: Rise of Fiero follows Lance Fiero,
a booze-ravaged member of Vancouver's elite special
ops team as he embarks on a quest of justice.