the 8 fest - super 8 film festival
The 8 fest 2014 - 7th ANNUAL SMALL GAUGE FESTIVAL
SPK Polish Combatants' Hall (206 Beverley Street at Cecil)
"a little festival for small films"
The 8 fest returns to Toronto for its seventh year for three nights of screenings and live performances. This year will find the festival at a new venue: the SPK Polish Combatants' Hall (206 Beverley, at Cecil Street, two blocks south of College. The 8 fest is North America's longest running festival devoted to all forms of small-gauge film, including Super 8, 8mm, 9.5 and loops, shown in their original formats. The 8 fest showcases the 70+ history of small gauge film - from contemporary artists' work in the form, to its wider cultural use in home movies, instructional loops and beyond.
This year's edition of the 8 fest consists of eight programmes, one Super 8 workshop, and one artist's talk. The programmes include:
FRIDAY JANUARY 24, 7 PM
Cosmic Miniatures – a showcase of Argentinean small-gauge work curated by Pablo Marin (in attendance), who will be artist-in-residence at LIFT (Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto) during the winter months. Artists include: Andres Levinson, Narcisa Hirsch, Sergio Subaro, Claudio Caldini, Jorge Honik and Laura Abal. Sponsored by LIFT.
FRIDAY JANUARY 24, 9PM
Quintet- a programme of five works by Boston-based artist filmmaker Luther Price including the premiere of a brand new Super 8 film cultivated from the artists' Garden Series. Co-presented with Pleasure Dome.
FRIDAY January 24, 11PM
Bagerooo, seven! Part One (recent works from near and far!)
Films and film performances by Marta Daeuble, Guillaume Vallee, Matthew Town, Rena Thomas, Kevin Kelly, Clint Enns, Eva Kolcze, Echo Park Film Center & DocLab (Hanoi), Cameron Moneo, Eduardo Menz & David J. Romero - plus new commissioned films by Jorge Lozano and Mani Mazinani. Sponsored by Canadian Filmmakers' Distribution Centre
SATURDAY JANUARY 25, 1-4 PM
Intro to Super 8 Camera WORKSHOP with John Porter
$25 includes all materials
SATURDAY JANUARY 25, 7PM
Circles of Confusion: - a projected performance by Calgary-based artist Kyle Whitehead. Installation Details: Circles of Confusion is a generative image and sound based expanded cinema installation and performative work composed of dual Super 8 film-loop projections each coupled with a mirrored pair of optically-controlled sine-wave oscillators. Sponsored by FADO Performance Art Centre
SATURDAY JANUARY 25, 9PM
Ragged Edge of the Universe - survey of 21st century Super 8 activities in REGINA!
Artists include: Ryan Hill, Ian Campbell, Eric Hill, Dianne Ouellette, Charlie Hill, and Chrystene Ells & Berny Hi. Curated by Elwood Jimmy (in attendance).
Sponsored by the Images Festival
SATURDAY JANUARY 25, 11PM
Tit For Tat - a programme of works involving performance and performativity. This is a program of variations on performance featuring the films of Kids on TV, Shawna Dempsey + Lorri Millan, Eldon Garnet and Duncan Johnson, Madi Piller, Matt Whitman, Tara and Gordon Nelson, Rena Thomas, and John Porter. Curated by Milada Kovacova
Sponsored by Trinity Square Video
SUNDAY JANUARY 26, 2 PM
ARTIST TALK WITH KYLE WHITEHEAD
FREE with light refreshments
SUNDAY JANUARY 26, 7PM
Kingston Road/ Humber Bay -a presentation by Home Movie History Project.
HMHP return with more remarkable found and home movies which shed strange new lights on what previously has seemed familiar. A presentation by Home Movie History Project
SUNDAY JANUARY 26, 9PM
Bagerooo, seven! Part Two (new works from near and far!)
Films and film performances by Blaine Spiegel, Pablo Marin, Don Best, Emmalyne Laurin, Tara Meranda Nelson, Pablo Valencia, Charles-Andre Coderre, Gerald Saul, Zoë Heyn-Jones, Paul Clipson, Alisa Berger, Rich Fedorchak, Dagie Brundert, Aaron Zeghers, Jeymer Gamboa, Ilse Kramer - plus new commissioned films by Alexandra Gelis and James L. Gillespie
The full programme for the 2014 8 fest can be viewed at:
The 7th edition of the 8 fest takes place from Friday, January 24 to Sunday, January 26, 2014. Our new venue is the SPK Polish Combatants' Hall at 206 Beverley St. (Beverley and Cecil). LICENSED VENUE!
$5 per event/ $25 festival passes (cash only!)
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The 8 fest is made possible through the generous support of:
The Canada Council for the Arts, The Ontario Arts Council and the City of Toronto through the Toronto Arts Council as well as our sponsors and community partners: Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre, Niagara Custom Lab, FADO Performance Art Centre, Home Movie History Project, The Images Festival, Pleasure Dome, and Trinity Square Video