Sunday April 8
All events @ KIAC unless noted otherwise
APROACHES TO EDITING
with Caroline Christie FREE
at YukonSOVA (3rd & Queen)
A film can be made or lost in the editing room. This workshop will focus on the
role of the editor working in today's digital environment, (where there is now more footage to deal with) and what broadcasters and funders are looking for in order to take a project to the next level.
Caroline will discuss role of the editor and their importance in shaping the material and realizing the director or producer's vision. The assembly cut is the foundation of any good film. The next part of the workshop will focus on making a proper assembly, both for documentaries and dramas. Strategies for dealing with the large
amounts of footage common to today's films will also be covered.
A third section will focus on the elements of a rough cut i.e. what it should include and what is currently acceptable to broadcasters and other funders.
The workshop will finish with a discussion on elements of style: form versus content and strategies for finding style within content.
Caroline Christie has been editing television, features and documentaries for over two decades. Her television comedy credits include Republic of Doyle, Dan for Mayor, Insecurity, Howie Do It, and Puppets Who Kill. Christie's other television credits include No Opportunity Wasted, Insomniac with Dave Attell, The Nature of Things, and the cross platform music series City Sonic.
Christie is well known for her skilful editing on documentaries and films and has an extensive list of credits including the critically acclaimed, Emmy nominated series The Awful Truth with Michael Moore. Christie has worked closely with numerous other filmmakers on projects such Army of One, When We Were Boys, Zyklon Portrait, for which she won a Hot Docs editing award, and Flicker.
Christie continues to collaborate with the highly regarded filmmaker, Peter Lynch, on projects such as A Whale Of A Tale, Cyberman, the Genie nominated The Herd, the multi-award nominated, awe-inspiring Project Grizzly, Dem Bones, Animal Nightmares and the Genie Award winning short Arrowhead. Born in Montreal, Christie has lived in Edmonton and Vancouver before settling in Toronto.
Sunday 1pm OUT OF THE COLD
YUKON EMERGING ARTISTS
Meg Walker, Yukon, Animation, 2 m
Interpret the following scene as it was your own repeating dream...
HOW TO MAKE A PEANUT BUTTER AND MARSHMALLOW SANDWICH
Kathryn Hepburn, Yukon, Animation, 2 m
Created entirely on an iPad for the Tab2 workshop at the Klondike Institute of Art and Culture, this film is a look at the director's childhood through the act of making her favourite sandwich.
NOT JUST IN THE KITCHEN
Karen MacKay, Yukon, Experimental, 3 m
Things that are not just from my kitchen.
SOMEWHERE IN THE AFTERGLOW... DREAM FRAGMENTS
Daniel Brown-Hozjan, Yukon, Animation, 2 m
An experimental animation exploring the experience of disturbing the mind and dreaming. The loops of this piece were created with a variety of different mediums on different materials.
Meg Walker, Yukon, Comedy, 4 m
Two northern women take up the gloves to settle a romantic conflict with a musical duel, but their competition distracts them from the obvious and leads to a surprise ending.
LINES (AND WEIRD NOISES)
Kathryn Hepburn, Yukon, Animation, 2 m
Visuals of repeating and varying lines meet with a soundscape created from the noise of a papershredder, blocks of wood and a combination lock.
COMING THIS FALL
Jay Armitage, Yukon, Animation, 5 m
With TV and movie production at an all time high, local TV Station DCTV starts producing its own brand of shows. All these new shows are coming this fall.
Cole Pauls, Yukon, Animation, 2 m
Lizard's brew is the true northern spell.
Moira Saurer, Yukon, Drama, 6 m
Struggling through a long, dark Yukon winter with only her sled dogs for company, a lonely heorine, hungry for companionship finds a unique way to fullfill her needs.
DEMOLITION IN A SECULAR AGE
Lisa Ewasko, Yukon, Documentary, 4 m
St. Lukes Chapel situated in the Misericordia Hospital in Winnipeg is slated for demolition. The Grey Nuns began the hospital 64 years ago. The film is footage compiled from the old wing.
GONE WITH THE WIND
Kristen Poenn, Yukon, Animation, 2 m
Gone With The Wind: The hopeless love story of a cactus and a tumbleweed.
Chris Clarke, Yukon, Documentary, 6 m
What with a dishwasher doin the dirty work this year... contestant clarko squeezes a no budget film into a shoe-string timeline. Juggling family responsibilities and faulty promises from friends it's a wonder this film made it passed the finish line...
Winner of the 2012 KIAC 48 Hour Film Competition.
YUKON VOICES: 5 SHORT FILMS
5 x 5m, Documentaries
The Yukon Film Society and the National Film Board have teamed up to organize Yukon Voices, an intensive filmmaking workshop that took place in March at Sundog Retreat. 5 short films were produced by emerging filmmakers from Dawson City, Kluane Lake, Faro and Whitehorse aged 17 to 63.
Instructors include -Dennis Allen, Whitehorse-based filmmaker, Lisa Jackson, Vancouver-based filmmaker, Carmen Pollard, Vancouver-based editor and Tracy Friesen, Producer at the National Film Board in Vancouver.
Participants are Wyatt Raymond, Sally Wright, Nathan Bragg, Carol-Ann Gingras, Julie Robinson, Gerry Quarton, Teresa Earle, Aud Fischer, Kim Beggs, Paula Pawlovich, Sylvie Painchaud, Ruth Borgfjord and Lorraine Purvin-Good.
This project has been made possible thanks to the financial support of the Economic Development branch of Yukon Government, Film & Sound Commission.
CAN'T DRIVE SLOW YODEL
Kim Beggs, Yukon, Animation, 4 m
A musician speeding down the highway gets pulled over by a police off cer. The story is a conversation between the musician and the officer where she talks about why she can't drive slowly and he tells her why she should.
Sunday 3pm KIAC ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE FREE!
Togeher with the KIAC/ODD Gallery Artist in Residence program, the DCISFF is please to present the 2 filmmakers who are currently in the Macaulay House residency.
The filmmakers will screen some of their works and then host a Q&A.
Andreas Horvath was born in Salzburg, Austria in 1968. He studied photography in Vienna and multimediaart in Salzburg. As a freelance photographer and filmmaker he publishes photo books and creates independent films. Horvath's documentaries have received awards at international film festivals, such as Chicago International Documentary Film Festival and Karlovy Vary IFF. As a photographer Andreas Horvath published black and white photo albums about Yakutia, Siberia and rural America.
Joanna Priestley has directed, produced and animated 24 films that explore abstraction, botany, landscape, aging and human rights. She has had retrospectives at MoMA (New York), Center for Contemporary Art (Warsaw, Poland), REDAT (Los Angeles), Stuttgart Animation Festival (Stuttgart, Germany) and the American Cinematheque (Los Angeles) and has received fellowships from Creative Capital, National Endowment for the Arts, American Film Institute, MacDowell Colony, Fundación Valparaíso and Millay Colony. Priestley teaches animation workshops worldwide, was founding president of ASIFA Northwest and has been a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences since 1992.
She has served on numerous juries and selection committees, including Stuttgart International Animation Festival, Canadian International Animation Festival, Texas Filmmakers Production Fund, Big Muddy Film Festival and the Annie
Awards. Priestley enjoys medicinal herbalism, gardening and Burning Man and her films are available at
www.primopix.com and www.microcinema.com.
Sunday 5pm DOWN RIVER
POINT NO POINT
Jennifer Campbell, BC, Experimental, 4 m
Set against the iconic landscape of the Pacific Northwest, Point No Point documents a performance staged specifically for the camera that offers novel contexts for the mind and the body. This video continues to explore Jennifer Campbell's subversion of the body through absurd and explicitly physical actions.
Amanda Forbis & Wendy Tilby, Canada, Animation, 14m
In 1909, a dapper young remittance man is sent from England to Alberta to attempt ranching. However, his affection for badminton, bird watching and liquor leaves him little time for wrangling cattle. It soon becomes clear that nothing in his refined upbringing has prepared him for the harsh conditions of the New World. This animated short is about the beauty of the prairie, the pang of being homesick and the folly of living dangerously out of context.
ALL NIGHT LONG
Mark Cogan, Ireland, Drama, 13 m
A brief but intense encounter between two lonely people changes both forever.
DARK HORSE CANDIDATE
Jason Britski, Saskatchewan, Experimental, 15 m
A portrait of a specific location over the course of a year. One shot per day was selected and the 365 images appears in sequence according to the calendar
BOX MAN HONG KONG LONELY HEART
Brian Lye, BC, Drama, 5 m
A lonely box man looks for love in Hong Kong in this charming love story.
Sara Newens, USA, Documentary, 7 m
From the environmental factors that propel the flames, to the physical and emotional
toll it takes to fight against nature day after day, this film presents a visceral and
meditative insight into the scope of fighting wildland fires. As two firefighters refl ect on their experiences, they reveal their unusual ways to cope with such intensity.
THERE ARE STRANGE THINGS DONE IN THE MIDNIGHT SUN
Braden Brickner & Darryl M. Jordan, Alberta, Drama, 13 m
On the eve of the discovery of gold in the Klondike, Bob Shaw and his partner Joseph Harper stumble upon a large gold nugget. Bob murders Joseph as he pushes himself deep into the violent cycle of greed and insanity.
THE WASHING MACHINE
Danny Lynch, Québec, Comedy, 17 m
After attending the funeral and exhibition of his mother's urn, Samuel 7 years old, returns home with his father Mario. Life must resume and Mario decides to show his son to use the washing machine. At the same time, Mario tells a secret to his son. The washing machine is special. Everything that goes in for a wash, travela back in time...
Sunday 8pm THE BIG FINISH
Marv Newland, BC, Animation, 7 m
An experimental animated short by Vancouver-based director Marv Newland, CMYK celebrates sound, colour and movement. Newland and animator Kunal Sen assembled multitudes of CMYK symbols, turning them into moving artwork. Coloured dots pulsate chaotically and primary shapes dance compellingly, while the music by composer Lisa Miller and the Quatuor Bozzini quartet is equally spontaneous and unrestrained.
Rana Ayoub, Lebanon, Documentary, 13 m
"The Bees" is a documentary portraying the life of a Lebanese beekeeper. The story of the bees will reveal the hidden life secret story of this woman who is struggling to exist and overcome the wilderness she is living in.
Ahmed Abdelaziz, Egypt, Drama, 21 m
In 1994, Roberto Baggio headed to the United States to participate in the World Cup. He leads his national team to the final match, a penalty stands in his way to making history. But he has no idea that Youssef has to wait for 40 days to open his TV and watch the match.
Tomas Sheridan, UK/Russian Fed., Documentary, 10 m
Roaming across the frequencies of Central Asia over the 3500 km that separate Bishkek in Kyrgyzstan from Moscow we're told by an eclectic mix of people what's on their mind.
Katherine Berger, Australia, Experimental, 3 m
Approaching 16mm film as a type of writing surface or canvas, found footage of an Inuit family was buried so that the earth and natural elements could inscribe itself upon the filmstrip. Through the decay, the vintage film becomes reanimated and alive, bursting with colour and movement whilst acting as a mystical rumination on a disappearing way of life.
THE GOAT AND THE WELL
Benjamin Cady, UK, Animation, 5 m
A determined little goat causes endless problems for a grumpy milking lady.
Maxence Bradley, Elisabeth Olga Tremblay, Alexandre Lampron
Québec, Mockumentary, 9 m
Citizens living in the City of Amos (Quebec, Canada) and its surroundings are preparing for the worst. They have to act fast and make some quick decisions.
Peter Lynch, Ontario, Documentary, 13 m
Part personal love letter, part historical redress and part homage to early park photography, Peter Lynch's film is a surreal trip through the various pasts of Waterton Lakes.