WORKSHOP : DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKING: LETTING IMAGE AND INSTINCT GUIDE YOU DATE: FRIDAY, MARCH 9, 2018 TIME: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM (WORKSHOP), 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM (COFFEE/MEET & GREET)
LOCATION: EDUCATION BUILDING ROOM 175 (PRODUCTION STUDIO)
With film examples and colourful anecdotes from 20+ years in the field, filmmaker Ian Toews tries to get the core of what makes a good documentarian (or if nothing else, entertain you).
His documentary work is primarily concerned with the natural environment and often, its degradation. For Toews’ full bio, check out our Living Skies Student Film Festival’s Special Guests page.
This workshop is presented by and made possible through support from the Saskatchewan Filmpool Cooperative, a non-profit artist-run centre which supports and assists independent visionary film and video production in Saskatchewan.
Students are especially encouraged to attend, as the last hour of the workshop will feature an opportunity to meet and have coffee with Ian. We hope to see you there!
THE DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI AWARD: AN EVENING WITH IAN TOEWS DATE: FRIDAY, MARCH 9, 2018 TIME: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
LOCATION: CAMPION COLLEGE AUDITORIUM
The Department of Film at the University of Regina presents a worthy alumnus with its Distinguished Alumni Award – an honour meant to highlight filmmakers who have made excellent and outstanding contributions to the art of film, and the film industry, with their work.
In association with the Living Skies Student Film Festival, the Department of Film is pleased to present its 2018 Distinguished Alumni Award to Ian Toews. Ian received his BFA in Film Production from the University of Regina in 1999, and has since gone on to produce hundreds of hours of television and feature film work. His projects have been screened and broadcast around the world, and have won and been nominated for several prestigious awards.
Toews will talk with great candour about his life and documentary career. From the U of R years and his last student film, “Four Corners” (1998), through the 50 minute “The Nature of Inspiration” (2011), and to the present day. Excerpts of other documentaries will be discussed, including “Saskatchewan River Delta” (2010), “Bugs on the Menu” (2016), and “Ageless Gardens” (2018).
A reception will follow at the University of Regina’s Fifth Parallel Gallery, where food will be provided and drinks will be available for purchase.