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. 

Mike Hoolboom | 
Canada |
 2016 | 
18 minutes

Avant-garde artist Mike Hoolboom revisits archival footage taken inside a “development centre” in the 1960s, where youth were given cameras. -SC

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 9:00pm
Conor McNally | 
Canada |
 2017 | 
40 minutes

Drawing on the tradition of oral storytelling, ôtênaw is a philosophical and creative treatment of land rights, territory, history and culture. As Dr. Dwayne Donald leads a walking tour of amiskwaciwâskahikan (now the city of Edmonton), talking about the history of the land and the people who lived there, the layers of human habitation slowly reveal themselves.

Saturday, May 13, 2017 - 2:45pm
Rhayne Vermette  | 
Canada |
 2017 | 
15 minutes

Rhayne Vermette utilizes her desk to craft a surrealist portrait of Italian architect Carlo Mollino, highlighting the intersection of cinema and architecture. -SC

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 9:00pm
Justine Harbonnier | 
Canada |
 2016 | 
11 minutes

The oldest house in Griffintown, has been displaced by a luxury condo development. Clever framing and off-camera conversations help retrace the house-without-a-home. -SC

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 9:00pm
Aaron Zeghers | 
Canada |
 2016 | 
13 minutes

A shorthand study of the mythology of numbers from 1 to 12, where scientific tradition is adopted, and then eschewed for rumours, legends and defunct theories from across the ages. Just like Hans Richter nearly 100 years ago, we discover that everything turns, everything revolves and everything feels the deep score of time. -SC

Friday, May 12, 2017 - 7:00pm
Kandis Friesen | 
Canada |
 2016 | 
37 minutes

Katyusha: Rocket Launchers, Folk Songs and Ethnographic Refrains focuses on the role of song as cultural form, following the Soviet war-time hit song Katyusha, the rocket launcher that subsequently took on its name, and the tragic life of the secretly Mennonite Soviet pop star Anna German, who recorded an immensely popular version of the song in 1962. 

Friday, May 12, 2017 - 7:00pm
Ouananiche | 
Canada |
 2016 | 
66 minutes

It starts with a pulse. A single beat of sound From a generic Montreal subway platform to the most far-flung parts of the planet, Elsewhere explores the human passion for movement and the undeniable siren song of travel. This is a film that is felt, as much as witnessed, pushed along by a propulsive soundtrack and zippy animation.

Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 7:30pm
Brian M. Cassidy & Melanie Shatzky  | 
Canada |
 2016 | 
14 minutes

If people dream of becoming animals, then perhaps animals also harbour fantasies of a human existence. Such is the premise of Brian M. Cassidy and Melanie Shatzky’s wild new film. What blossoms at a veterinarian’s office as dogs, pigs, and cats are put under is a vivid, sometimes shocking dreamscape. -DW

Friday, May 5, 2017 - 9:30pm
Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 9:30pm