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Café Ex: 25 Years of Philip Hoffman's "Film Farm"

  • Club SAW 2 Daly Ave Ottawa (map)



Thursday, August 15, 7:00PM
Club SAW
67 Nicholas Street

The independent imaging retreat or “Film Farm” is artist-driven and focuses on the development of individual artists and the production of experimental film works. For 25 years the Film Farm has initiated and enhanced the work of local, national and international filmmakers and has expanded the traditions of experimental filmmaking in Canada.

On Thursday August 15, 7:00pm, we are thrilled to welcome back to the CFI Canadian experimental filmmaker and Governor General Award winner, Philip Hoffman, at a Café Ex event featuring a retrospective program of experimental works produced (some by Ottawa filmmakers) at Hoffman’s ‘Film Farm’ filmmaking retreat near Mount Forest, Ontario.

Celebrating 25 years of existence, The Film Farm anthology will be an eclectic mix of 16mm and digital works, presented in the newly renovated Club SAW. We are thrilled to inaugurate this newly refreshed screening space with The Film Farm show.

Philip Hoffman and a number of other filmmakers will attend the screening.

Admission is pay-as-you-can.

This evening will also be the launch of the book Process Cinema: Handmade Film in the Digital Age edited by Scott MacKenzie and Janine Marchessault. Books will be available for purchase. Janine Marchessault will be in attendance.

Screening Program

Tell Me What You Saw

Srinivas Krishna          Canada 1994 | 7 minutes   (16mm)


Cara Morton                  Canada 1997 | 3 minutes   (16mm)


Dawn Wilkinson             Canada 1995 | 6 minutes   (16mm)

The Shape of the Gaze

Maia Carpenter                    USA 2000 | 7 minutes  (16mm)

I Regret

Jonathan Culp                 Canada 2018 | 8 minutes   (16mm)

Happy Birthday!

Monika Kin Gagnon       Canada 2010 | 6 minutes  (16mm to Digital)

Your New Pig

Helen Hill                          Canada 2000 | 4:40 minutes   (16mm to Digital)

Moving Forward 

Cooper                                Canada 2010 | 5 minutes  (16mm to Digital)

Demi Monde

Caroline Monnet              Canada 2013 | 4 minutes   (16mm to Digital)

Crashing Skies 

Penny McCann                  Canada 2012 | 6 minutes   (16mm to Digital)


Jeremy Moss                       USA 2014  | 7 minutes  (16mm to Digital

House of Nights

Marcel Beltran                   Cuba 2017  | 13 minutes  (16mm to Digital)

Total screening time: 77 minutes

Earlier Event: 24 July
Cinéma Mouhap Cinema: Project A
Later Event: 25 September
Ottawa International Animation Festival