Splice

A Filmpool publication since 1977 Splice is published twice yearly and is distributed to Filmpool members and artist-run centres all across Canada. Splice magazine reflects critical and artistic views of residents of Saskatchewan. All Filmpool members will receive the latest copy of Splice in the mail, but it is also available for pick up at The Filmpool, The RPL Film Theatre and Chapters in Regina.

Splice (Fall/Winter 2019)

Chronicles the urgent filmmaking of Tasha Hubbard, the boundary-pushing expanded cinema of Light Terrors and for the first time in Splice’s pages: the 2018 Oser Essay.


  • Unmapping the Prairies by Carle Steel

  • An Optical Storm by Matthew Ripplinger

  • Navigating Past and Present by Jennifer Sparrowhawk

  • Manipulating Celluloid by Jason Britski

  • Notes from a Programmer by Dianne Ouellette

  • The Oser Essay by Jesse Desjarlais

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Splice (Winter 2018)

Featuring articles relating to U of R alum Ian Toews, Filmpool board member Jon Tewksbury, and adventures in Super 8 filmmaking.


  • Viewfinder: Ian Toews by Morgan Jones

  • Terrarium by Andy Goodson

  • First Person – Spooksbury: The Defining Moments of a Ghoul by Dana Lesiuk

  • Evidence Exposed with photos by Leo Keiser

Splice (40th Anniversary)

The 40th Anniversary edition of Splice takes a reflective look on the magazine’s past and what is in store for the future.


  • 40th Anniversary Celebrations in Images

  • Off the Beaten Path: Alternative Cinema in Regina by Mike Rollo

  • Finding Jean by Nora G. Gardner

  • Bringing the World to Our Screens by Mark Wihak

  • Splice on Splice by Gerald Saul

  • Time Capsule: To Be Opened in 40 Years by Founding Members

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Splice (Winter/Spring 2017)

A focus on a number of individuals and the projects they have been working on in the preceding couple of years.


  • Anecdotal Evidence: The Work of Gerald Saul by Chrystene Ells

  • The NFB & Saskatchewan by Mark Wihak

  • The Viewfinder: Layton Burton by Matt Yim

  • Production Diary: The Land of Rock and Gold by Janine Windolph with Daniel Reddenbach

  • Of Strandline and Steenbeckett by Geremy Lague

  • The Third Annual SIFAs

  • Upcoming Programming

Splice (Winter/Spring 2016)

Local filmmakers discuss the post-tax credit feature filmmaking scene. We also look back at the artists we sadly lost in 2015.


  • First Light: Indigenous Filmmakers After the Tax Credit by Carle Steel

  • Killing Time with The Sabbatical

  • Cold Weather Viewing by Shane Hnetka

  • Looking for a Balance by Iryn Tushabe

  • I am the Bridge by Alex Rogalski

  • Remembering Paul by Noelle Duddridge

  • SaskShot Winners

  • 2015 SIFA Awards

  • Winter and Spring Programming

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Splice (Winter 2013)

Featuring an in-depth article on the Filmpool being awarded the Lieutenant Governor’s Arts Award: Leadership in the Arts (organization)


  • 10 Questions with Saskatoon Filmmaker Callen Diederichs by Amber Christensen

  • A Disruptive Model: CineCoup in Saskatchewan by Luke Black

  • WolfCop Wins Million Dollar CineCoup Prize by Kelly-Anne Riess

  • A Night of Poetry and Film by Nathan Mader

  • Leading the Way in the Arts by Kelly-Anne Riess

  • Scissors and Tape: DIY Filmmaking and the Value of Unprofessional Learning by Melanie Wilmink

  • Puppets Take Regina by Milena Džordeski

  • Puppets Around Town photograph collage

Splice (35th Anniversary)

The 35th Anniversary edition of Splice features an array of articles both thinking back, and looking forward to what the Filmpool and making independant film in Saskatchewan will look like in a post tax credit world.


  • Our Changing Landscape by Lowell Dean

  • For the Aspiring Documentarian by Steve Suderman

  • Leading the Last Show in Town by Daniel Redenbach

  • Yorkton life: Web Series finds Success on YouTube by Tricia Martin

  • Through the Years: Voices From the Past

  • The Long and Tall of It: It’s About Time… by Gerald Saul

  • Catching up with Ron Jacobs by Mazin Saffou

  • Simply Stated: Advocacy Matters by Jessica Reiss

  • Ecology, Community, and Wisdom: What We Can Do by Nora G. Gardner.

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Splice (Winter 2012)

Featuring an in-depth article on the Filmpool’s first Artist-in-Residence Chrystene Ells and her program: This Big World.


  • Chrystene Ells’ Big World by Tricia Martin

  • White Crow Artist: Josie Pelly by Janine Windolph

  • The Long and the Tall of It: Carefully Carefree, Amalie Atkins’ Cloth-Tale Films by Gerald Saul

  • Shuya Show: A Short Film Review by Lowell Dean

  • Lessons in Short Filmmaking by Lowell Dean

  • In the Spirit of JLG: Notes on the Filmpool Godard Project by Christina Stojanova

  • Film Retreat by Berny Hi

  • For the Love of Art by Kelly-Anne Riess

Sumbit an Article to Splice

Call the Filmpool at 306-757-8818 if you would like to get involved with the creation of Splice. The Filmpool pays contributors an honorarium for published articles. All decisions regarding prospective articles and submissions are made by the Splice Magazine chair person and the Splice editorial committee. Submitting an article does not guarantee inclusion of your article.

Splice Magazine Committee

Splice magazine is created by current Members of the Saskatchewan Filmpool Cooperative. Splice is an invaluable mouthpiece for the Filmpool and for the artists and culture of Saskatchewan. Splice published articles about film and video productions in Cananda, trends in technology, featured articles on events and film artists. We are always looking for a committee that will represent our members and our mandate. If you are an interested in becoming a member of the Splice Magazine Committee, please call 757 8818 for details.

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