New this year is a series of special events for directors, brought to you by the Directors Guild of Canada!
A keynote presentation by veteran Manitoba film director Shelagh Carter, winner of GFF’s inaugural Best Manitoba Director Award (sponsored by the DGC). Join DGC member and award-winning director Shelagh Carter for an intimate discussion of her process, her work and her inspirations. Moderated by Norma Bailey.
DGC PRESENTS THE FUTURE IS FEMALE* FRIDAY NIGHT RECEPTION
$10 | FREE w/ Super Pass & Film Community Pass | Fri, July 26 | 7 PM – 9 PM | Johnson Hall
A special reception for all exhibiting filmmakers, VIPs, sponsors, Film Community Pass and Super Pass holders on the Friday evening of the festival, including the 50+ participants in the Future is Female* Mentorship Program! This reception includes the following masterclass…
MASTERCLASS: STRATEGIES OF APPROPRIATION WITH PENNY LANE (DIRECTOR OF HAIL SATAN?)
$10 | Free w/ Super Pass & Film Community Pass | Fri, July 26 | 7:30 pm – 9 pm | Johnson Hall
Doors at 7 PM | Talk at 7:30 PM | Reception to follow!
Join the fiercely independent documentary filmmaker Penny Lane (Hail Satan?) for a Masterclass that explores the aesthetic and ethical dilemmas in found footage filmmaking. In this masterclass Penny Lane argues for the idea that artmaking in modernity is more about the curation of attention than some supernatural act of creation. Penny shares some practical, aesthetic and ethical conclusions she has drawn from a long career of appropriating extant images in myriad ways.