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30th IMAGES FESTIVAL
April 20 - 27, 2017

The 30th annual Images Festival takes place April 20- 27, 2017 across Toronto, presenting work that counters dominant mainstream narratives and provides alternative ways of thinking and seeing that expands the understanding of media art. Focusing on local, national, and international contemporary moving image culture, Images Festival continues to feature vanguard projects across cinematic and live platforms. The festival includes eight days of screenings, events, performance, and exhibitions, featuring over 80 different moving image works!

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2017 INTERNATIONAL SHORTS PROGRAM

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Sammy Baloji, Pungulume, 2016. Courtesy of the artist.

HEARING EYES, SEEING EARS
International Shorts 1

Saturday April 22, 9PM
Innis Town Hall, 2 Sussex Ave.
$ 12 general admission
$ 6 students, seniors, underemployed

From forensic analysis of gunshots to handmade gun tattoos in prison, this program of shorts forces us to look beyond the everyday marks and traces of violence that are not readily legible to our eyes and ears.

Cecilia Araneda (CANADA)
The Space Shuttle Challenger, 2017
Digital video, 10 min

Lawrence Abu-Hamdan (LEBANON/GERMANY)
Rubbed Coated Steel, 2016
Digital video, 22 min

Camilo Restrepo (FRANCE/COLOMBIA)
La Impresión de una Guerra (Impression of a war), 2015
16mm on digital video, 27 min


THERE IS LAND!
International Shorts 2

Sunday April 23, 9PM
Innis Town Hall, 2 Sussex Ave.
$12 general admission
$6 students, seniors, underemployed

The ongoing aftermath of colonialism and its collusion with capitalism continues in every corner of the world. The violent rupture of people from their land has occurred through hundreds of years of empires continuing to profit from the destruction and erasure of Indigenous peoples from the Bering Sea to the mountains of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The title of this program is borrowed from the eponymous phrase, “Há terra!” in Ana Vaz’s film, playing on the double entendre that “there is land!” if you keep going, and to deprive no one of a home when “there is land!”

Ana Vaz (FRANCE/BRAZIL)
Há Terra!, 2016
16mm on digital video, 12 min

Sammy Baloji (BELGIUM)
Pungulume, 2016
Digital video, 31 min

Tinne Zenner (DENMARK/PORTUGAL)
Arrábida - Há Só Uma Terra (Arrábida - There is Only One Earth), 2017
16mm, 16 min

Sky Hopinka (USA)
Visions of an Island, 2016
Digital video, 15 min


HOUSEKEEPING NOTES
International Shorts 3

Monday April 24, 9PM
Innis Town Hall, 2 Sussex Ave.
$12 general admission
$6 students, seniors, underemployed

Works in this program shed a light on the politics and poetics of the cinematic space, confronting us with underlying codes and structures that underpin our experience and attention. By bending these rules and conditions, we are asked to question the generic darkness of the theatre, the illusionistic nature of cinema, and the cinematic apparatus itself.

Björn Kämmerer (AUSTRIA)
Gyre, 2010
35mm, silent, 9 min

Roberto Ariganello (CANADA)
Shelter, 2001
16mm, 8 min

Hollis Frampton (USA)
A Lecture, 1968
23 min

Anonymous (USA)
Untitled, 2016
Digital video, 12 min

Vika Kirchenbauer (GERMANY)
You Are Boring!, 2015
Digital video, 15 min


GIVE ME ANOTHER CLUE
International Shorts 4

Tuesday April 25, 9PM
Innis Town Hall, 2 Sussex Ave.
$12 general admission
$6 students, seniors, underemployed

Uncertainty echoes throughout this program as each work collapses the line between fiction and non-fiction, reality and fantasy, dreams and nightmares. Veracity of the sound-image gives way to a series of peculiar story arcs, driven less by narrative structure than by a search for a lost or missing connection.

Sara Magenheimer (USA)
Best is Man’s Breath Quality, 2016
Digital video, 14 min

Mary Helena Clark (USA)
Delphi Falls, 2016
Digital video, 20 min

Dani Leventhal and Jared Buckhiester (USA)
Hard as Opal, 2015
Digital video, 24 min


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Sara Magenheimer, Best is Man’s Breath Quality, 2016. Courtesy of the artist.

FESTIVAL TICKETS AND MEMBERSHIP

Advance Tickets are available online at imagesfestival.com starting on March 23, 2017. Tickets are also available on our Facebook page and Online Store.

Same Day Tickets will go on sale at the appropriate venue starting one hour before the event. Cash and credit cards accepted.

MEMBERSHIP!!!
Become an Images member, support your favourite artist-run festival and get privileged access to our 2017 programming!

Individual Membership ONLY $75, and includes:

  • ONE Festival Pass
  • ONE limited edition Images Totes Bag
  • Preferred box office privileged (tickets reserved for members until 15mins before curtain)

Please visit imagesfestival.com to learn about our other membership options!

* Tax receipts may be issued for a portion of memberships.


Donate to the Images Festival
The Images Festival is a non-profit charitable organization that relies on individual support as well as our public and private funders.

Support Images Festival at Canada Helps.


Images Festival would like to acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, Canadian Heritage, Toronto Arts Council, Ontario Arts Council, Telefilm Canada, Ontario Tourism, and Goethe Institut.

We would also like to thank our International Shorts community partners; Squeaky Wheel, Vtape, CFMDC, cléo journal, VUCAVU, imagineNATIVE, LIFT, aluCine Latin + Media Arts Festival, Toronto Palestine Film Festival.


For Festival inquiries, contact Emily Fitzpatrick: outreach@imagesfestival.com