Monday, October 5, 2009

Movie News: Screenings and... Conferences at the Festival du nouveau cinéma

From a media release

10 days of encounters, live action art and over-the-top projections

Montreal, Monday, October 5, 2009 – It’s a cross-platform world out there, and the digital data are flying. The revolution in production and distribution has started and it’s time to rethink image-making modes. The FNC Lab offers an exploration of the potential for reconsidering archival images, and an examination of the avenues opening up for the films of tomorrow. It’s an event-packed program, unfolding free every day from October 7 to 18 at the FNC Headquarters (Agora Hydro-Québec, UQÀM’s Cœur des Sciences Building, 175 President Kennedy Ave.).


Hear guest artists in conversation about the latest technologies and the promises they hold.

Taking Back the Archival Image: Speaker Rick Prelinger (USA, talks about The Archive We Don’t Know, a light-hearted, purposeful exposé of why ephemera from the past are increasingly important. Presented in partnership with Dazibao, October 9th at 5 p.m.

Taking Back Political and Social Space: A panel of filmmakers talk about Making Engaged Films in the Digital Age as part of the 2009 Quebec Social Forum, Sunday, October 11. Another must-see: Wapikoni Mobile 2009 short films, Tuesday, October 13th at 5 p.m.

Taking Back Urban Space: Featuring Émmanuel Sévigny (Playmind, Montreal), creator of the Montreal streetscape projections that will open this 38th FNC, Wednesday, October 7. Also: Beyond Locative Media: Mapping the New Public Sphere with Steve Dietz (USA) and Michelle Teran (Toronto) introducing some of the new mobile devices that are changing how citizens relate to the built environment, Monday, October 12 at 5 p.m. The Regroupement des Producteurs Multimédia (RPM) explores the theme of the city as narrative canvas, on Wednesday, October 14 at 2 p.m.

Taking Back the Film Industry. New business models, new ways to write scripts, new languages, new production modes… Participatory Production (October 10) and Interactive Scriptwriting and New Production Modes (Frank Boyd, UK, October 16) bring us up to speed. In partnership with INIS. Meanwhile, KINO celebrates its 10th birthday with a special Cabaret, Wednesday, October 14 at 9 p.m.

Finally, John Scheele (USA), long-time SFX artist (Tron, Blade Runner), will give us an inside look at what the new digital equipment and cameras are likely to do to every level of the film industry, Friday, October 16 at 3 p.m.


Giving audiences a “wider screen” cinema experience:

A tribute to the great electronic music pioneer Delia Derbyshire, in tandem with Kara Blake’s documentary The Delian Mode, an improv encounter between pianist Jean-Philippe Collard-Neven (Belgium) and videographer Jean Detheux (Montreal), presented in partnership with Vidéographe; an Abattoir Cinéma Special “Love and Terrorism”; All Tomorrow’s Parties (presented with Pop Montreal); The Tune of Terror, a horror film remix concocted by Ouananiche. Music and film, bonding in every key and to every beat.

Did we mention the always delirious She-Wolf Parties? Nuit Bleue. Taqwacore Muslim Punk Blow-Out. 10 Years of Take It Short! TechnOmatic. And closing things out, Bonobo!

The FNC Lab is presented by Videotron. The Encounters Program is presented by Vision Globale.

The Festival du Nouveau Cinéma is presented by Quebecor in collaboration with eXcentris and made possible by funding from SODEC, Telefilm Canada, Ministère du Tourisme; Ministère des Affaires municipales, des Régions et de l’Occupation du territoire; Ville de Montréal; Canada Council for the Arts; Tourisme Montréal; Conseil des arts de Montréal; and Canadian Heritage.

The Festival also thanks its major partners the STM and Solotech, its official suppliers and all the distributors for helping to make this 38th FNC possible.

Media contact:
Michael-Oliver Harding / Brigitte Chabot

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