Film For Artists Residency – Call For Artists


Film For Artists Residency – Call For Artists

Artscape Gibraltar Point announces a call for artists for the Film For Artists Residency. Program dates: 19 – 26 June 2017. Facilitators: Zoë Heyn-Jones, Eva Kolcze, and Terra Jean Long.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 1 May 2017

Price: $750 + HST

The Film For Artists residency, appropriate for absolute beginners and small-gauge film enthusiasts alike, will focus on artisanal film techniques while engaging with the specific geography of the Toronto Islands.

Spend a week on beautiful Hanlan’s Point investigating the compelling materiality of celluloid film. Explore various hand-processing techniques on Super 8mm and 16mm film including the creative and aesthetic potential of film in conjunction with notions of site specificity and psychogeography.

Embrace experimentation, chance, and accident in your process. Think of the filmmaking process as a cycle not separate from the natural, ecological cycles that encompass lives and practices. An alternative to traditional filmmaking instruction, forego the rules in favour of integrating cycles of experimentation, growth, and decay.

The Film for Artists residency will host free public screenings, talks, and tours in order to foster interest in the Toronto Islands as a creative site. Encourage participants and public audiences to consider Toronto’s unique history, landscape, and topography.

Artscape Gibraltar Point is excited to announce that 2017’s residency will explore the Toronto Islands through the lens of plant life, animated by the work of several local artists who use plants in their practices in innovative and dynamic ways. Explore organic film processing, using plants and household materials to develop film, alongside the traditional chemistry used in hand-processing.

Artscape Gibraltar Point will teach:

  • Basic camera theory and how to use the Super 8mm and Bolex 16mm cameras
  • How to hand process black and white 16mm and Super 8mm film
  • Decay techniques using bleach, soil, oil, and salt
  • Painting, drawing, and scratching on film

Film For Artists Residency will include:

  • A bedroom and shared studio spaces
  • Hands-on instruction supplemented by walking tours, talks, film screenings, and engagement with relevant literature
  • Black and white film, darkroom chemistry, and supplies
  • Super 8 and Bolex cameras. Supplies are limited and residents are encouraged to bring your own

Participants are encouraged to share their own films, or films that inspire them, in several informal screenings.

About Artscape Gibraltar Point

Artscape Gibraltar Point is a secluded community cultural hub nestled against the magnificent natural backdrop of Toronto Island. The island is a fifteen minute ferry ride from downtown Toronto, Canada’s largest city. They host artist residencies, provide studio rentals, and welcome individuals and groups year-round. Their lodge features bright studios, private accommodations, a vibrant communal kitchen, large yards, and a beach overlooking Lake Ontario.

Artscape Gibraltar Point opened in 1999. Over the years, they have hosted over 1,000 artists who have taken advantage of the facility’s quiet and natural setting to focus on their practices and projects. Artists participate in short-term residencies and long-term studio rentals.

For more information, contact alochhead@artscape.ca.

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Short Film Makers – Call for Artists


For the launch of the uBe Art monthly movie night—spotlighting short films—uBe Art is accepting short animated films that run anywhere from three to eight minutes.

Call for artists application

Deadline: 7 Feb 2016

Submission: $10

Selected films will be announced Monday, February 15th.

The top five to seven short films selected will be screened at the launch event Friday, March 11th, 2016.

There’s a need for more venues to screen and promote short film. uBe Art is a great opportunity to reach a new audience in an artistically rich area and in a venue only blocks from Pixar.

In a culture where an exclusivity in art remains palpable, and traditional galleries continue to intimidate art newbies, uBe Art has dissolved that gap, bringing art and people of all walks and ages together in a space that encourages all to engage with, get cozy with, create, and appreciate art.

For more information, contact info@ube-art.com.

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