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Photophobia: Contemporary Moving Image Festival
August 9-11, 2018. Multiple Locations, Hamilton, ON

Photophobia is the 12th annual festival of short-format contemporary media, film, video and moving image presented in partnership between the Art Gallery of Hamilton and Hamilton Artists Inc. Established in 1999, Photophobia was Hamilton’s first film and video festival dedicated to the development of experimental time-based media at a time when there were no such platforms in the Hamilton community. Not confined by restrictions or themes, Photophobia showcases contemporary practitioners who test the boundaries of the medium in a free, multi-part festival series presented outdoors under the cover of night.

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Program 1:
Thursday, August 9, 8:00 – 11:00 pm
Art Gallery of Hamilton, Irving Zucker Sculpture Garden
123 King Street West, Hamilton, ON

Dan Browne (Toronto) - Palmerston Blvd., 2017 (15:00)
Nicolas Clauss (Marseille, France) – Les Traversants (The Crossing), 2017 (7:41)
Maurice Gunning (Limerick, Ireland) – Sekar Arum – Forging the Javanese Gamelan, 2017 (5:00)
Thea Jones (Hamilton) – Living Room Fall, 2014 (4:30)
Véronique La Perriere M. (Montreal) – Le Soufflé d’Uranie, 2015 (9:00)
Evgeniya Martirosyan (Cork, Ireland) – Chaos Game, 2017 (11:59)
Josephine Masserella (Hamilton) – 165708, 2017 (6:37)
Jess Paquette (Troy) – Recondite, 2015 (4:11)
Miles Rufelds (Toronto) – about the equivalent to perpetual motion, 2018 (8:20)
Yuka Sato (Toyko, Japan) – In the Room, 2014 (7:00)
Lisa Smolkin (Toronto) – Beyond Reproach, 2017 (11:58)
Izzy Treyvaud (Toronto) – Distortion, 2018 (1:02)



Program 2:
Josephine Massarella: Retrospective
Friday, August 10, 7:00 – 10:00 pm
Factory Media Centre
228 James Street North, Hamilton, ON

Photophobia: Contemporary Moving Image Festival is honoured to present a retrospective of works by Hamilton filmmaker Josephine Massarella, in partnership with Factory Media Centre. Josephine worked primarily in 16mm film and her works have screened at countless festivals worldwide, winning numerous awards. Notably, her most recent work titled 165708 was awarded ‘Best Experimental’ at the Ann Arbor Film Festival in 2018. Josephine earned a Master of Arts in Cultural Studies from Athabasca University, a graduate certificate in Advanced Film and Television from Sheridan College, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Film at the University of British Columbia. She also taught introductory filmmaking and cinema studies. Josephine passed away on June 22, 2018. Join us in celebrating the life and works of Josephine Massarella at this special screening during the Hamilton art crawl.



Program 3:
Saturday, August 11, 8:00 – 11:00 pm
Hamilton Artists Inc., ArcelorMittal Dofasco Courtyard
155 James Street North, Hamilton, ON

Alexis Bulman (Montreal) – Up-Stack, Down-Stack, 2018 (6:00)
Madeleine Co. in collaboration with Nasim Asgari and Cecilia Livingston (Toronto) – Listen to the Chorus, 2017 (7:16)
Pixie Cram (Ottawa) – Joan, 2014 (6:30)
Sarah Edmundson (Dublin, Ireland) – The Making of XXXII, After Caravaggio’s ‘Supper at Emmaus’, 2018 (11:30)
Francesca Fini (Rome, Italy) – DADALOOP, 2015 (9:59)
Sarah Fuller (Winnipeg) – Camouflage (Boulder/Iceland), 2016 (3:58)
Olivia Kerr (Toronto) – Pool. I, 2017 (0:50)
Henry Lu (Toronto) – Have a Safe Trip, 2017 (2:46)
Josephine Massarella (Hamilton) – 165708, 2017 (6:37)
Fraser McCallum (Toronto) – Fanfare, 2018 (8:45)
Laura McMorrow (Manorhamilton, Ireland) – The Lost Acre, 2018 (3:44)
Sophie Sabet (Toronto) – Though I am Silent, I Shake, 2017 (9:14)
Derek Jenkins and Ruby Jenkins-Zuroski (Hamilton) – The Shouting Flower, 2018 (12:01)

All three screenings are free. Doors open at 8:00 – screenings begin at dusk.



Visiting & Accessibility:

Art Gallery of Hamilton is a fully accessible venue.
Factory Media Centre is a partially accessible venue.
Hamilton Artists Inc. is a fully accessible venue.

Located in downtown Hamilton, all three locations are within walking distance of each other and in close proximity to city bus routes, and GO transit. Municipal parking is available along James Street. Please contact us if we can do anything to make your visit more comfortable.

Contact Information:

Abedar Kamgari
Programming Director
Hamilton Artists Inc.
905-529-3355
programming@theinc.ca

Ryan Ferguson
Curator, Film Program
Art Gallery of Hamilton
905-527-6610 ext 232
ryan@artgalleryofhamilton.com

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Photophobia: Contemporary Moving Image Festival (Art Gallery of Hamilton and Hamilton Artists Inc.) gratefully acknowledges the support of its funders and partners: The Incite Foundation for The Arts, Hamilton Community Foundation, Mohawk College and Factory Media Centre.

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