Learn, laugh and listen with established filmmakers Rick Hancox and Philip Hoffman in this Key Note talk.
- This key note takes place on Saturday May 12th at 9:15pm – The Guild, Charlottetown.
- For more info. call (902)892-3131 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Rick Hancox is an internationally recognized and award-winning filmmaker, known as an artistic innovator of experimental and personal documentary films, including “Moose Jaw There’s a Future in Our Past”, “Landfall”, and “Waterworx (A Clear Day and No Memories)”, which are all in the collection of the National Gallery of Canada. He taught for twelve years at Sheridan College near Toronto, where he influenced some of Canada’s foremost experimental filmmakers, including Mike Hoolboom. Presently Rick teaches film in the Communications Department of Concordia University and continues with his experimental pursuits.
Philip Hoffman, since his arrival on the Canadian experimental film scene in the late 1970s, has long been recognized as Canada’s pre-eminent diary filmmaker, using aspects of his own life to deconstruct the Griersonian legacy of documentary practice in Canada. Working directly upon the material of film, Hoffman pays careful attention to the way one perceives by foregrounding the image and its creation. Poetic, personal, provocative, and perceptive, the films of Philip Hoffman constitute one of the most important bodies of work in Canadian independent cinema. He has also had a huge impact on filmmakers across the country from his “Film Farm” filmmaker retreat in Ontario. Participants learn to hand process their own film and develop a 16 mm short project. Films made with the support of the Film Farm have been shown in 23 retrospectives across North America. A filmmaker of memory and association, Philip Hoffman creates highly personal yet universal works, weaving fiction and documentary in an experimental ‘diarist’ cinema. In his 30-year filmmaking career, Hoffman has screened his work in England, Holland, Australia, Estonia, Germany, Belgium, Italy, France, and the USA. Philip Hoffman is currently a faculty member in the Film and Video Department at York University. His noted work includes ?O, Zoo!, Passing Through/Torn Formations, What These Ashes Wanted, and the recently released All Fall Down.