Transmissions

A selection of experimental programming made up of some of the most eclectic filmmaking/ performance/ multimedia on offer, Transmissions includes work that is at the crossroads of cinema, video, and sound art. In addition to live performance, artist talks, projections and screenings from independent Canadian filmmakers and media artists, Transmissions explores the points of convergence between contemporary art practice and nonfiction cinema. 

Various | 
Various |
 2015-2017 | 
70 minutes

From Qatar to Quebec, Serbia to Ohio, this collection of films exposes sites of personal and emotional history. A variety of film and video techniques push the formal and narrative boundaries of cinema. -SC

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 9:00pm
Various | 
Canada |
 2015-2017 | 
56 minutes

A kaleidoscopic portrait of people and their city — from the West End to the Downtown Eastside.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - 6:30pm
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 3:15pm
Sandra Ignagni | 
Canada |
 2017 | 
12 minutes

The Carnival Band describe themselves as a roving band of tricksters, troublemakers, and rabble-rousers, with the occasional real musician thrown in the mix. -DW

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - 6:30pm
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 3:15pm
Nathalie Attallah | 
Canada |
 2017 | 
7 minutes

A grandmother and son retrace their memories of the Lebanese Diaspora in Vancouver with water and sand. -DW

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - 6:30pm
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 3:15pm
Rawane Nassif | 
Canada/Lebanon |
 2017 | 
12 minutes

Qatar’s pastel-hued buildings form the backdrop for this enigmatic film essay. The only signs of life are captured as reflections in windows and on water. -SC

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 9:00pm
Marina Dodis, Derrick Daniels | 
Canada |
 2015 | 
4 minutes

Poet Henry Doyle narrates his life as a working artist and poet in the Downtown Eastside. -DW

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - 6:30pm
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 3:15pm
Mackenzie Reid Rostad | 
Canada |
 2017 | 
7 minutes

All aboard the Skytrain for a surreal trip across the city! -DW

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - 6:30pm
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 3:15pm
Josephine Anderson  | 
Canada |
 2017 | 
11 minutes

A transgender woman named Sara Davis Buechner teaches piano to different students in the heart of Vancouver’s West End, and remembers her own career as a concert pianist. -DW

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - 6:30pm
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 3:15pm
Ryan Ferko  | 
Canada |
 2016 | 
14 minutes

Images of urban construction and destruction are set against an unnerving soundscape. The result is a fractured travelogue that offers a revised history of the Balkan War. -SC

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 9:00pm
Wayne Wapeemukwa | 
Canada |
 2017 | 
15 minutes

Through the creation of fantasy versions of themselves, a diverse group of residents reinvent their lives. -DW

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - 6:30pm
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 3:15pm