Wascana Lab: Harbour Collective - Experimental Film Lab
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About the Event
The Experimental Film Lab will be led by filmmakers Cecilia Araneda and Penny McCann, and will function as an experimental film eco lab, focused on the basics of 16 mm filmmaking combined with emerging eco approaches. The Experimental Film Lab is being run in partnership with Sask FilmPool.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTORS
Cecilia Araneda was born in Chile and came to Canada as a child as a refugee. She grew up in northern Manitoba in the towns of Leaf Rapids and The Pas, and currently lives in Winnipeg. She holds a BFA (hons) from York University and an MFA from UBC, and is a three-time alumna of the fabled Film Farm. Araneda is one of Manitoba’s most accomplished experimental filmmakers, with works selected for film festivals, artist run centres and art museums around the world, and recognized with various awards and distinctions nationally and internationally. Among the festivals that have presented her work include Visions du Réel, Ann Arbor, Images, RIDM and Festival du Nouveau Cinéma. She has been awarded art residencies by LIFT: The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto as the inaugural recipient of the Roberto Ariganello Prize (2017) and by Q21 in Vienna’s MuseumsQuartier (2019), and has also been the recipient of several national and international prizes for her films. She is currently in post production with two feature length film projects.
Penny McCann Ottawa based media artist Penny McCann’s body of work spans three decades and encompasses both narrative and experimental films and video. In 2008 and 2010, McCann participated in the Independent Imaging Retreat, aka the Film Farm, in Mount Forest, Ontario, led by Philip Hoffman. Through these periods of study and experimentation, she has expanded her filmic vocabulary to include deeply resonant hand-processed imagery. McCann’s work has been exhibited at festivals and galleries nationally and internationally, including Centre national d’art contemporain (Grenoble, France), Ann Arbor Festival (Ann Arbor, Michigan), the Hamburg International Short Film Festival (Hamburg, Germany), the Festival International du film sur l’art (Montréal, Quebec), as well as the Ottawa Art Gallery and the Canadian Film Institute (Ottawa).