CO-PRODUCED WITH CAOS AND EMMEDIA
CALGARY CENTRAL PUBLIC LIBRARY MEETING ROOM 14
SATURDAY MARCH 16, 2019 – 4:30PM
Part of Emmedia’s Homegrown Curator series. Curated by Regina filmmaker Janine Windolph, this fascinating and entertaining program of shorts from around the world uses stop-motion, puppetry, and animated objects to explore the human condition in relation with the land, the environment and space.
Lilly Goes Fishing
The Bum Family, 8 mins, Canada
A giant orange monster embarks on an adventure at a lakeside fishing camp with her friend Fluffle. Will Lilly discover the mysterious secret that lurks below the surface of the lake?
Lee Tomik, 4 mins, USA
A child holds on to creativity, playfulness, and magic on her tenth birthday in the face of a sobering reality – her grandfather is dying.
Outside Hearing In
Savannah Winchester and Dylan Reitz, 7 min, USA
Calvin finds himself able to hear the soundtracks of lives far beyond his own doorstep. The cacophony is at first unbearable, but Calvin finds a way to find comfort in the noises and sets out to build a radio tower to broadcast his gift.
Rachael Wenona Guy, 8 min, Australia
This story of a pair of conjoined twins at odds with each other shifts between acute tenderness and disquieting tension, while hinting at a more universal conundrum – the conflict between our desire for autonomy and the fact of our interdependence.
Joshua Tuthill, 15 min, USA
Two brothers must deal with the sudden loss of their parents. As one falls into the darkness of a troubled marriage, the other must find an escape from the evil that devours his family.
Ben Page, 8 min, USA
Would you obey an order you felt would harm someone else? How much would you be willing to compromise your beliefs to protect someone you love? Could you convince yourself that anyone else is less than human?
Gerry Anderson’s Firestorm
Gerry Anderson, 9 min, UK
A hundred years from now, climate change is under control, food and energy are plentiful, and violence has all but disappeared. But just when people are at their most contented, a wave of criminal activity starts. Earth’s environmental protector, Storm Force is quickly repurposed to fight a mysterious assailant with a new operation codename: FIRESTORM. Filmed in Ultramarionation by Gerry Anderson, the creator of Thunderbirds and Space: 1999.
Animovies curator Janine Windolph creates short documentaries like Lifegivers: Honoring Our Elders and Children, and Stories from the Bones. She also has a love for puppetry and recently produced a number of films with Trudy Stewart. Her thesis More Questions than Ancestors:Decolonizing Family History utilizing Personal Documentary and Oral Storytelling earned her a Master of Fine Arts Interdisciplinary in Media Production. Currently Janine is the Curator of Public Programs at the MacKenzie Art Gallery in Regina.
EMMEDIA Gallery & Production Society is a non-profit artist-run organization that supports both the production and presentation of media arts. EMMEDIA responds to a broad community by offering affordable access to media art production tools and facilities, services, technical and educational support, an array of production programs and residencies. Our year round schedule of public exhibition programs includes the PARTICLE + WAVE Media Arts Festival. We strive to foster artistic dialogue and engagement through complementary activities such as artist talks and panel discussions, workshops and publications.
Calgary Animated Objects Society is dedicated to creative expression through the arts of mask, puppetry, and object animation, inspiring people of all backgrounds to discover and articulate their stories. By amplifying voices through acts of radical creativity, CAOS exists to connect people and communities to each other and our world.