Friday, February 8, 2013

The 8 fest 2013, Feb 8-10

The 8 fest returns to Toronto for its sixth year for three nights of screenings and live performances. This year will find the festival at a new licensed venue: Workman Arts Theatre (651 Dufferin Street, just north of Dundas). The 8 fest is one of the only festivals in the world devoted to all forms of small-gauge film, including Super 8, 8mm, 9.5 and loops, shown in their original formats. The 8 fest showcases the 70+ history of small gauge film - from contemporary artists' work in the form, to its wider cultural use in home movies, instructional loops and beyond.

This year's edition of the 8 fest consists of seven programmes, one regular 8mm workshop, and one artist's talk.

the 8 fest schedule

Friday, February 8
7 PM Zingers! Tales from the Funnel, Volume 4 (films by Annette Mangaard, Laurie Humphries, Blaine Spiegel, Paul McGowan, Adam Swica, Michaelina Fontana!)

9 PM Bagerooooo Six, Volume 1 (recent films from around the globe!) curated by the festival programming committee

11 PM Salome by Teo Hernandez (tour de force Super 8 feature film by Mexican artist Hernandez adapted from Oscar Wilde's notorious play)

Saturday, February 9
2-5 PM Introduction to 8mm Filmmaking - workshop led by John Kneller (25$ per person includes materials, pre-registration required, contact the8fest @

7 PM Where the Sidewalk Ends, Montreal Showcase Begins (films by Kara Blake, Alexandre Larose, Alexandra Grimanis and Steven Woloshen and many others!) Curated by Claudie Levesque (in person!)

9 PM BANG IT OUT: Impulse + Warhol + Ross McLaren Spotlight on the seminal work of New York-based filmmaker and mentor McLaren and those who entered his orbit. Films by Nadia Sistonen, G.B. Jones, Wrik Mead, Louise Noguchi, Eldon Garnet, John Porter and Ross McLaren. Curated by Milada Kovacova

11 PM Reception and dance party

Sunday, February 10
2 PM ARTIST TALK with Ross McLaren -- FREE with light refreshments!

7 PM The Design of Everyday Life: Fashions, Interiors and household objects in the 20th Century presented by the Home Movie History Project

9 PM Bagerooooo, Six! Volume 2 (recent films from around the globe!) curated by the festival programming committee

All events at:
Workman Arts Theatre, 651 Dufferin Street (Just north of Dundas)
Tickets $5 per event / $25 festival pass :: CASH ONLY THANKS!
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