Experimental Film: Expanded, Hybrid and DIY Approaches to Filmmaking
4 Hour Lecture & Practice February 2nd, 2019 12pm - 4pm
In the first part of the workshop, attendees will view and discuss a selection of experimental works while exploring techniques, tools and meanings. They will view a few examples of Monica Victoria’s works and learn the process behind the production.
After a break, attendees will engage in handmade film techniques. They will learn how to manipulate film through a variety of procedures and present their work.
All materials will be supplied and participants will get to keep what they make.
40$ Suggested donation (to cover materials, labour and donation to Godberd foundation).
If finances are an issue please do not hesitate to get in contact with Monica, no one will be turned away for lack of funds.
Space is limited to 15 participants, enrollment cannot be confirmed without contribution. Click "attend" to donate by credit card or to reserve a spot. Reserving a spot does not hold a space, it informs us of your interest. We will email you if we reach the 15 person cap, otherwise, at the door it will be first come first served. If you wish to donate by email transfer, you can let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org
This workshop follows anti-oppressive ideologies. Zero harmful behaviours will be tolerated. This is a safe space for all gender expressions, sexualities, races, sexes, religions and so on.
Le manoir des beaux-arts is not wheelchair accessible. There are quite a few stairs into the basement where the workshop is held. Godberd is working on making the space more accessible. For accessing support please contact the workshop facilitator. There are gender neutral bathrooms.
For any questions and/or concerns, please contact Monica Victoria at email@example.com
Monica Victoria is a multidisciplinary artist and activist from Tiohtiá:ke (Montréal), Kanien’kehá:ka Haudenosaunee unceded territory. She graduated with Honours in Cinema, Video Communications from Dawson College in 2013 and received her BFA, Specialization with Distinction in Film Production, from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema at Concordia University in 2017, for which she was awarded a scholarship from the René Malo Foundation for Excellence in the Experimental Form. Her film, Dissociation, won Best Sound Design at the Concordia Film Festival Awards. Her work has been shown at the V.A.V. Gallery, the Warren G. Flowers Art Gallery, Casa Del Popolo, Coop La Maison Verte, Hive Café Solidarity Cooperative and SOUNDCENTRAL.
Monica’s mostly non-fiction work combines documentary and experimental forms. Using still and moving images to explore personal and socio-political subjects, she portrays topics such as mental health, trauma, gender and sexuality in an honest, unflinching way. Her projects are intrinsically linked to her staunch belief in anti-oppression, community and representation, as well as the sharing of skills and information, especially through an artistic lens. Her involvement extends to Dans La Rue (helping homeless and at-risk youth), the Hive Solidarity Cooperative Gallery Committee, and radical sobriety/ harm reduction/ addiction support.
Monica strongly believes in the accessibility of information and skills, and is perpetually trying to find innovative ways to share her knowledge. She feels that she was privileged to learn through academic institutions, as well as other learning environments, and believes it is imperative that she shares this information in a more accessible way.