An IMAF Presentation. Join media art historian Darrell Varga and documentary director Chuck Lapp as they explore and illuminate the untold stories of the of Atlantic Canadian film scene.
- This presentation takes place on Sunday May 13th from 2-4pm at the Confederation Centre Art Gallery in Charlottetown.
- For more info. call (902)892-3131 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Chuck Lapp represents the Documentary Organization of Canada [DOC] and is the Vice- Chair of the Atlantic Chapter. Originally from Summerside, PEI, he got his start in media there in college. Since then he’s been an independent filmmaker in Halifax, Montreal, and Toronto for over 30 years. An honours arts graduate of Dalhousie University, Chuck worked in Toronto and Montreal in the early 70′s and became the founding co-ordinator of the Atlantic Filmmakers Co-operative in Halifax in 1973. Mr. Lapp started Envision Productions Ltd. In 1983. He is past National Secretary of DOC and he did also served for nine years on the board of the HOT DOCS Film Festival.
Darrell Varga is a filmmaker, writer and professor of film studies at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design where since 2005 he has held the Canada Research Chair in Contemporary Film and Media Studies. Varga has written extensively about Canadian Cinema and filmmaking in Atlantic Canada and has presented invited lectures on this subject throughout Canada and internationally. Originally from Winnipeg, Varga was involved with the Winnipeg Film Group in the late 1980s and was a past president of the Board of Directors. He has an MFA in film and PhD in Social and Political Thought from York University. He is a programmer for the Halifax Independent FilmFestival and organizes an annual documentary making symposium with The Atlantic Filmmaker’s Cooperative.