Nov 202012

Making Moves, Creating Futures for Craft
move

Residency:

Salvation Army
Longton, Stoke
Maker: Ruth Spaak
Graduate Placement: Denise Moloney

Ruth Spaak, glass and mixed media artist, worked with
the members of LASS (Ladies Self Support) women’s
group, based at the Salvation Army. The group responded
enthusiastically to Ruth’s unusual collection of materials to
make mixed-media wall hangings and rag rugs. The
residency was supported by the British Ceramics Biennial
(BCB) and Ruth had access to ceramic materials and
resources from BCB and the former Spode factory site,
which informed the piece she has created for this
exhibition. Denise Moloney worked with Ruth, learning
new skills in delivering workshops in community settings.

Making Moves, Creating Futures for Craft

Making Moves is a West Midlands craft development initiative
involving four regional partnerships, led by Staffordshire County
Council and Craftspace, a Birmingham based craft development
organisation. The project consisted of nine craft residencies
which took place in community settings between September
2011 and July 2012, culminating in a touring exhibition.

The nine makers were challenged by residencies in unusual
workspaces – including a hospital, a pub and a park visitor
centre – which acted as sources of inspiration to develop ideas
for new work. They worked with local communities, offering
making workshops that were high quality, inspirational and in
some cases, life-changing. The exhibition showcases new work
by the makers in response to their residency setting, as well
examples of tools, materials and work created in the community
sessions.

The project also provided opportunities for nine crafts graduates
who supported the community making sessions as well as
receiving mentoring from the resident maker. They were given a
small bursary towards the development of their practice and
have also created new work for the exhibition.

Making Moves aimed to provide valuable opportunities for
learning. Makers gave masterclasses and lectures to Higher
and Further education institutions as well as talks to the wider
community. They wrote about the residency experiences on a
project blog, as well as coming together for regular networking
sessions.

To find out more about the project visit www.makingmoves.org and the
Makers’ Residency Blog www.makingmoves.posterous.com

Photos by Becky Matthews

FESTIVAL BIOGRAPHIES

Public Service Announcement:

Brian Stockton – Filmmaker:

Brian Stockton was born in North Battleford, Saskatchewan, Canada in 1964. He grew up in Regina, Saskatchewan and began his career in the media as a broadcaster with illustrious prairie radio station CKCK. In 1984 he was hired by Canadian broadcasting legend Ron MacLean, who was then the program director at CKRD Radio in Red Deer.

After working under MacLean in Red Deer, Brian returned to Regina and obtained a BFA in film production from the University of Regina. At the U of R he studied under cinema pioneer Jean (Hans) Oser, a key figure in the early sound cinema of Europe.

Stockton’s career as a filmmaker began at the Saskatchewan Filmpool in Regina where he created numerous inventive short films like the animated The Blob Thing, which spawned numerous short sequels that have played to television and festival audiences around the world. He is also the co-creator of the cult hit Wheat Soup, which is generally regarded as the first Saskatchewan-based feature film. Wheat Soup is in the motion picture negative collection of the National Archives of Canada.

Another notable short created at the Filmpool is The Final Gift, a collaboration with the filmmaker’s grandmother which was named one of the ten best shorts of the Ann Arbor Film Festival by Los Angeles Film Forum.

Brian also has an MFA in film production from York University in Toronto, and was a director resident at Norman Jewison’s prestigious Canadian Film Centre. While attending the CFC Brian wrote and directed the multi-award winning short film, The Weight of the World, which screened at numerous international festivals and on the Sci-Fi Channel in the United States.

Television has also played a part in Stockton’s career, most notably as a writer/director for the critically acclaimed comedy series Internet Slutts, which aired on The Comedy Network.

Brian has taught extensively on the subject of filmmaking at workshops across Canada, and at his alma mater in Regina. He was recently invited to screen a program of his short films at the Idaho International Film Festival, where he created the Instant Animation Workshop. In this innovative program participants wrote, prepared and shot a stop-motion animated film in one afternoon.

Stockton is currently working on a series of autobiographical short films which have premiered to widespread critical acclaim at the Toronto International Film Festival. This includes Saskatchewan and Saskatchewan Part 2 (That’s My Wonderful Town), which won the grand jury prize for best documentary at the Temecula Valley Film Festival in California, and was declared by Take One Magazine to be “a wry, observant, miniature masterpiece.”

After nine years living and working in Toronto, Stockton recently relocated back to his home town of Regina, Saskatchewan.

Pitch & Munch Participants:

Robert Hardy – Development Manager, Western Independent Production – CTV:

Robert Hardy is the Development Manager, Western Independent Production for CTV Television. In this role he develops documentaries, dramatic series and television movies with producers across Western Canada, and commissions the “CTV Manitoba Moments” documentary strand.

Based in Winnipeg, Robert has been a production executive on over 30 documentaries for CTV that have aired or are in production.

Over the past 15 years Robert has moved between film, television and radio; advertising & public relations; and live event management.

Robert served as the Director of Corporate Development and Director of Communications and Marketing for the National Screen Institute of Canada for 5 years, then spent some time in independent production, where he produced the CBC Television specials “Royal Liechtenstein Comedy Theatre” and “More Royal Liechtenstein Comedy Theatre” and developed several other reality and comedy series concepts. He then returned to publicity as a Senior Communications Officer with CBC Radio-Canada, before joining CTV in 2004.

Robert began his career as a government relations consultant, speech writer and live event producer in Toronto. He is an award-winning advertising copywriter, publicist and agency producer and former association executive.

Robert has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Winnipeg, was a recipient of the CTV Fellowship, and is a graduate of the NSI Totally Television program.


Joe MacDonald – Documentary Producer, Prairie Centre – NFB:

Joe MacDonald is an award-winning producer with more than 50 documentary and dramatic productions to his credit, including Cosmic Current, winner of the Canada Award at the 2004 Geminis; For Angela, winner of the 1995 Canada Award; and Fat Chance, recipient of a 1994 Peabody Award. Based in the NFB’s Prairie Centre, his recent films include The Gift of Diabetes, Me and The Mosque, Letters from Karelia and Crapshoot: The Gamble with Our Wastes.


Joanne McDonald – Development Manager, Western Independent Production – CTV:

Joanne McDonald is a program manager with SCN (Saskatchewan Communications Network), the province’s public educational broadcaster. She joined SCN in 2001 and in her role, works closely with independent producers, distributors, Canadian funding and regulatory agencies, as well as other broadcasters and partners.

Born and raised in Regina, she holds a Bachelor of Arts from The University of Regina (1992). In addition to her work with SCN, Joanne is a visual artist, working primarily in clay and mixed media.


Monique Rajotte – Programmer, Independent Productions and Acquisitions – APTN:

Ms. Rajotte has a wealth of experience in film, television, theatre and festivals, including working with the National Screen Institute, Winnipeg International Writers Festival, the Winnipeg Film Group and on various independent film and video projects.

Ms. Rajotte has diverse experiences and knowledge of training programs, international markets, festivals and other opportunities for writers, directors and producers working in the film and television industry.


Kevin Teichroeb – Executive Producer – ZED/CBC Television:

Most recently the Executive Producer for CBC’s Zed, Kevin’s television credits range from the arts to sport to educational programming. His featured work includes CBC Sports’ The Olympians, the International Emmy award-winning Street Cents, Bill Richardson’s Booked on Saturday Night and a Yorkton-nominated educational program for the Open Learning Agency. This season on Zed, Kevin led a team that produced three different shows, focusing on short-form documentaries, short film and Canada’s wildly successful musical scene. He is based in Vancouver.

Making Moves, Creating Futures for Craft – Boars Head Pub, Kidderminster
move

Residency:

Boars Head Pub
Kidderminster

Maker: Jim Bond
Graduate Placement: Michelle Taylor

The Kidderminster residency was at the Boars Head
Pub, which actively supports the local arts scene. Jim
Bond is a kinetic sculptor and used the residency to work
with two different groups; KAF Creatives, a group of
visual artists and the Phoenix women’s group. Jim
developed a range of activities to build their skills using
life drawing, clay modelling and plaster moulds. Michelle
Taylor also brought lots of useful knowledge of ceramics
and mould-making to the community sessions.

Making Moves, Creating Futures for Craft

Making Moves is a West Midlands craft development initiative
involving four regional partnerships, led by Staffordshire County
Council and Craftspace, a Birmingham based craft development
organisation. The project consisted of nine craft residencies
which took place in community settings between September
2011 and July 2012, culminating in a touring exhibition.

The nine makers were challenged by residencies in unusual
workspaces – including a hospital, a pub and a park visitor
centre – which acted as sources of inspiration to develop ideas
for new work. They worked with local communities, offering
making workshops that were high quality, inspirational and in
some cases, life-changing. The exhibition showcases new work
by the makers in response to their residency setting, as well
examples of tools, materials and work created in the community
sessions.

The project also provided opportunities for nine crafts graduates
who supported the community making sessions as well as
receiving mentoring from the resident maker. They were given a
small bursary towards the development of their practice and
have also created new work for the exhibition.

Making Moves aimed to provide valuable opportunities for
learning. Makers gave masterclasses and lectures to Higher
and Further education institutions as well as talks to the wider
community. They wrote about the residency experiences on a
project blog, as well as coming together for regular networking
sessions.

To find out more about the project visit www.makingmoves.org and the
Makers’ Residency Blog www.makingmoves.posterous.com

Photos by Becky Matthews

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Nov 192012

I Feel the Earth Move
move

Driveby heaven

Carole King » I Feel The Earth Move

(CHORUS:)
I feel the earth move under my feet
I feel the sky tumbling down tumbling down
I feel my heart start to trembling
Whenever you’re around
Oh baby When I see your face
Mellow as the month of May
Oh darling I cant stand it
When you look at me that way
(chorus)
Oh darling When Im near you
And you tenderly call my name
I know that, My emotions
Are something I just cant explain
Ive just got to have you baby
Ooh yeah, ooh ooh yeah yeah
(chorus)

V096 . . . . . . . . . . . . BCRA- Trevor Hodgson

VICTORY 1945

Documentary History

47:25

p: Cal Shumiatcher

d: Sue Ridout

pe: Bob Landy

dop: John Collins

m: Patric Caird

sw: Sue Ridout

os: Ewan Deane

r: Sue Ridout/Ross Bragg/Noa Bronstein

Prod/Dist Co: Paperny Films

Contact: Julee Wyld

Paperny Films

2043 Quebec St., 2nd Floor

Vancouver, BC V5T 2Z6

(604)228-1960

julee@papernyfilms.com

Victory 1945′ is a two-part documentary that

tells both the story of Canada’s war effort in

the harrowing days before the end of the war

and that of the crucial formative years that

followed.

V268

VIENNA, CITY OF MY DREAMS

Performing Arts/Entertainment

25:54

p: Robert Sherrin

d: Michael Watt

ad: Mark Steinmetz

pe: Brian Demill

dop: Bradley Dickson

os: Ron Searles

Prod Co: CBC

Contact: Victoria Goodfellow

CBC

205 Wellington St. W., Rm. 7-A-205

Toronto, ON M5V 3G7

(416)205-5633

victoria_goodfellow@cbc.ca

The irrepressible Canadian tenor Michael

Schade has been the toast of the Vienna since

his debut there in ‘92. For this tribute he is

joined by his wife Noreen Burgess, in a

program of operetta favorites.

V296 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . BCRA- D

VILLAGE, THE: A Family Story

Documentary Social/Political

36:37

p: David Ridgen/Stuart Coxe

d: David Ridgen

pe: David Ridgen

73

dop: David Ridgen

Prod/Dist Co: CBC

Contact: Victoria Goodfellow

CBC

205 Wellington St. W., Rm. 7-A-205

Toronto, ON M5V 3G7

(416)205-5633

victoria_goodfellow@cbc.ca

‘The Village’ chronicles the many struggles

and triumphs of a unique and determined

group of people over a three year period, as

they attempt to overcome their differences to

create an ideal society.

V208

VIMY: Carved in Stone

Documentary Arts/Culture

47:00

p: Janice Tufford

d: Matt Gallagher

pe: Gordon Thorne

dop: Michael Ellis

m: David Johanns

sw: Matt Gallagher

os: Kitchen Sync Digital Audio

r: Ann Macleod/Tanya Fleet

Prod Co: Barna-Alper Productions

Dist Co: Alliance Atlantis

Contact: Christine Eames

Barna-Alper Productions

366 Adelaide St. W., Suite 700

Toronto, ON M5V 1R9

(416)979-0676

christine@bap.ca

An Exploration to understand why one of

Canada’s most talented sculptors, Walter

Allward, remains relatively unknown. On the

site of Allward’s memorial to the fallen

Canadian soldiers of WW1, we meet the

people who remain connected to the Vimy

memorial.

V237 . . . . . . . . . . . . . BCRA- Deb Edighoffer

VISITORS FROM THE FOUR

DIRECTIONS

Aboriginal

24:00

p: Bill Nixon/Shannon Cossette

d: Bill Nixon

ad: Bill Nixon

pe: Bill Nixon/Michael Milo

dop: Peter Christensen

m: Josef Naytowhow/Juan Rodriguez

Canto/Peter Stoicheff/Reg

Bouvette/Network Music/Himalya

Audio House

sw: Elaine Sukava/Bill Nixon

os: Tim Kohlruss/Wayne Giesbrecht

r: Elaine Sukava

Prod/Dist Co: Division of Media &

Technology

Contact: Deb Edighoffer

Media & Technology/U of S

28 Campus Dr.

Saskatoon, SK S7N 0X1

(306)966-4261

deb.edighoffer@usask.ca

SUNTEP P.A. hosts indigenous visitors from

countries throughout the world. This is an

opportunity for the viewer to explore the

uniqueness and diversity of these groups as

well as the similarities to our own indigenous

cultures.

V307 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . BCRA- P

WAITING FOR WHAT

Comedy

03:40

p: Russell Giesbrecht

d: Russell Giesbrecht

pe: John Barnard

dop: John Barnard

m: Mitch Dorge

sw: Russell Giesbrecht

os: Mitch Dorge

Contact: Russell Giesbrecht

55 Smithfield Ave.

Winnipeg, MB R2V 0B7

(204)338-2762

russgies@hotmail.com

Two guys are waiting for something, but what?

Never mind it’s here.

V267 . . . . . . . . . . . . BCRA- Jennifer Stewart

WALKING WITH GHOSTS

Nature/Environment

45:34

p: Caroline Underwood

d: Caroline Underwood

pe: Jacques Milette

dop: Len Gilday

m: Mark Korven

sw: Fiona McHugh

os: Alan Geldart

Prod Co: CBC

Contact: Victoria Goodfellow

CBC

205 Wellington St. W., Rm. 7-A-205

Toronto, ON M5V 3G7

(416)205-5633

victoria_goodfellow@cbc.ca

This film contains footage of lynx and

snowshoe hares residing in the Yukon’s boreal

forest. Elizabeth Hofer, a biologist, has

tracked lynx for thousands of kilometers.


Widely Regarded as a Bad Move
move

In the beginning the Universe was created. This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move.
~ Douglas Adams

I have been absent from flickr for a little while. Life got in the way. I just celebrated my 28th birthday and was enjoying time with my family, and some time off. I am back now, and ready to pick up the camera and get back to play! :o P

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Nov 182012

Making Moves, Creating Futures for Craft
move

Residency:

Salvation Army
Longton, Stoke
Maker: Ruth Spaak
Graduate Placement: Denise Moloney

Ruth Spaak, glass and mixed media artist, worked with
the members of LASS (Ladies Self Support) women’s
group, based at the Salvation Army. The group responded
enthusiastically to Ruth’s unusual collection of materials to
make mixed-media wall hangings and rag rugs. The
residency was supported by the British Ceramics Biennial
(BCB) and Ruth had access to ceramic materials and
resources from BCB and the former Spode factory site,
which informed the piece she has created for this
exhibition. Denise Moloney worked with Ruth, learning
new skills in delivering workshops in community settings.

Making Moves, Creating Futures for Craft

Making Moves is a West Midlands craft development initiative
involving four regional partnerships, led by Staffordshire County
Council and Craftspace, a Birmingham based craft development
organisation. The project consisted of nine craft residencies
which took place in community settings between September
2011 and July 2012, culminating in a touring exhibition.

The nine makers were challenged by residencies in unusual
workspaces – including a hospital, a pub and a park visitor
centre – which acted as sources of inspiration to develop ideas
for new work. They worked with local communities, offering
making workshops that were high quality, inspirational and in
some cases, life-changing. The exhibition showcases new work
by the makers in response to their residency setting, as well
examples of tools, materials and work created in the community
sessions.

The project also provided opportunities for nine crafts graduates
who supported the community making sessions as well as
receiving mentoring from the resident maker. They were given a
small bursary towards the development of their practice and
have also created new work for the exhibition.

Making Moves aimed to provide valuable opportunities for
learning. Makers gave masterclasses and lectures to Higher
and Further education institutions as well as talks to the wider
community. They wrote about the residency experiences on a
project blog, as well as coming together for regular networking
sessions.

To find out more about the project visit www.makingmoves.org and the
Makers’ Residency Blog www.makingmoves.posterous.com

Photos by Becky Matthews

FESTIVAL BIOGRAPHIES

Public Service Announcement:

Brian Stockton – Filmmaker:

Brian Stockton was born in North Battleford, Saskatchewan, Canada in 1964. He grew up in Regina, Saskatchewan and began his career in the media as a broadcaster with illustrious prairie radio station CKCK. In 1984 he was hired by Canadian broadcasting legend Ron MacLean, who was then the program director at CKRD Radio in Red Deer.

After working under MacLean in Red Deer, Brian returned to Regina and obtained a BFA in film production from the University of Regina. At the U of R he studied under cinema pioneer Jean (Hans) Oser, a key figure in the early sound cinema of Europe.

Stockton’s career as a filmmaker began at the Saskatchewan Filmpool in Regina where he created numerous inventive short films like the animated The Blob Thing, which spawned numerous short sequels that have played to television and festival audiences around the world. He is also the co-creator of the cult hit Wheat Soup, which is generally regarded as the first Saskatchewan-based feature film. Wheat Soup is in the motion picture negative collection of the National Archives of Canada.

Another notable short created at the Filmpool is The Final Gift, a collaboration with the filmmaker’s grandmother which was named one of the ten best shorts of the Ann Arbor Film Festival by Los Angeles Film Forum.

Brian also has an MFA in film production from York University in Toronto, and was a director resident at Norman Jewison’s prestigious Canadian Film Centre. While attending the CFC Brian wrote and directed the multi-award winning short film, The Weight of the World, which screened at numerous international festivals and on the Sci-Fi Channel in the United States.

Television has also played a part in Stockton’s career, most notably as a writer/director for the critically acclaimed comedy series Internet Slutts, which aired on The Comedy Network.

Brian has taught extensively on the subject of filmmaking at workshops across Canada, and at his alma mater in Regina. He was recently invited to screen a program of his short films at the Idaho International Film Festival, where he created the Instant Animation Workshop. In this innovative program participants wrote, prepared and shot a stop-motion animated film in one afternoon.

Stockton is currently working on a series of autobiographical short films which have premiered to widespread critical acclaim at the Toronto International Film Festival. This includes Saskatchewan and Saskatchewan Part 2 (That’s My Wonderful Town), which won the grand jury prize for best documentary at the Temecula Valley Film Festival in California, and was declared by Take One Magazine to be “a wry, observant, miniature masterpiece.”

After nine years living and working in Toronto, Stockton recently relocated back to his home town of Regina, Saskatchewan.

Pitch & Munch Participants:

Robert Hardy – Development Manager, Western Independent Production – CTV:

Robert Hardy is the Development Manager, Western Independent Production for CTV Television. In this role he develops documentaries, dramatic series and television movies with producers across Western Canada, and commissions the “CTV Manitoba Moments” documentary strand.

Based in Winnipeg, Robert has been a production executive on over 30 documentaries for CTV that have aired or are in production.

Over the past 15 years Robert has moved between film, television and radio; advertising & public relations; and live event management.

Robert served as the Director of Corporate Development and Director of Communications and Marketing for the National Screen Institute of Canada for 5 years, then spent some time in independent production, where he produced the CBC Television specials “Royal Liechtenstein Comedy Theatre” and “More Royal Liechtenstein Comedy Theatre” and developed several other reality and comedy series concepts. He then returned to publicity as a Senior Communications Officer with CBC Radio-Canada, before joining CTV in 2004.

Robert began his career as a government relations consultant, speech writer and live event producer in Toronto. He is an award-winning advertising copywriter, publicist and agency producer and former association executive.

Robert has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Winnipeg, was a recipient of the CTV Fellowship, and is a graduate of the NSI Totally Television program.


Joe MacDonald – Documentary Producer, Prairie Centre – NFB:

Joe MacDonald is an award-winning producer with more than 50 documentary and dramatic productions to his credit, including Cosmic Current, winner of the Canada Award at the 2004 Geminis; For Angela, winner of the 1995 Canada Award; and Fat Chance, recipient of a 1994 Peabody Award. Based in the NFB’s Prairie Centre, his recent films include The Gift of Diabetes, Me and The Mosque, Letters from Karelia and Crapshoot: The Gamble with Our Wastes.


Joanne McDonald – Development Manager, Western Independent Production – CTV:

Joanne McDonald is a program manager with SCN (Saskatchewan Communications Network), the province’s public educational broadcaster. She joined SCN in 2001 and in her role, works closely with independent producers, distributors, Canadian funding and regulatory agencies, as well as other broadcasters and partners.

Born and raised in Regina, she holds a Bachelor of Arts from The University of Regina (1992). In addition to her work with SCN, Joanne is a visual artist, working primarily in clay and mixed media.


Monique Rajotte – Programmer, Independent Productions and Acquisitions – APTN:

Ms. Rajotte has a wealth of experience in film, television, theatre and festivals, including working with the National Screen Institute, Winnipeg International Writers Festival, the Winnipeg Film Group and on various independent film and video projects.

Ms. Rajotte has diverse experiences and knowledge of training programs, international markets, festivals and other opportunities for writers, directors and producers working in the film and television industry.


Kevin Teichroeb – Executive Producer – ZED/CBC Television:

Most recently the Executive Producer for CBC’s Zed, Kevin’s television credits range from the arts to sport to educational programming. His featured work includes CBC Sports’ The Olympians, the International Emmy award-winning Street Cents, Bill Richardson’s Booked on Saturday Night and a Yorkton-nominated educational program for the Open Learning Agency. This season on Zed, Kevin led a team that produced three different shows, focusing on short-form documentaries, short film and Canada’s wildly successful musical scene. He is based in Vancouver.

Making Moves, Creating Futures for Craft – Boars Head Pub, Kidderminster
move

Residency:

Boars Head Pub
Kidderminster

Maker: Jim Bond
Graduate Placement: Michelle Taylor

The Kidderminster residency was at the Boars Head
Pub, which actively supports the local arts scene. Jim
Bond is a kinetic sculptor and used the residency to work
with two different groups; KAF Creatives, a group of
visual artists and the Phoenix women’s group. Jim
developed a range of activities to build their skills using
life drawing, clay modelling and plaster moulds. Michelle
Taylor also brought lots of useful knowledge of ceramics
and mould-making to the community sessions.

Making Moves, Creating Futures for Craft

Making Moves is a West Midlands craft development initiative
involving four regional partnerships, led by Staffordshire County
Council and Craftspace, a Birmingham based craft development
organisation. The project consisted of nine craft residencies
which took place in community settings between September
2011 and July 2012, culminating in a touring exhibition.

The nine makers were challenged by residencies in unusual
workspaces – including a hospital, a pub and a park visitor
centre – which acted as sources of inspiration to develop ideas
for new work. They worked with local communities, offering
making workshops that were high quality, inspirational and in
some cases, life-changing. The exhibition showcases new work
by the makers in response to their residency setting, as well
examples of tools, materials and work created in the community
sessions.

The project also provided opportunities for nine crafts graduates
who supported the community making sessions as well as
receiving mentoring from the resident maker. They were given a
small bursary towards the development of their practice and
have also created new work for the exhibition.

Making Moves aimed to provide valuable opportunities for
learning. Makers gave masterclasses and lectures to Higher
and Further education institutions as well as talks to the wider
community. They wrote about the residency experiences on a
project blog, as well as coming together for regular networking
sessions.

To find out more about the project visit www.makingmoves.org and the
Makers’ Residency Blog www.makingmoves.posterous.com

Photos by Becky Matthews

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Nov 172012

V260

WALLS TALK

Drama

10:00

p: James O’Sullivan

d: James O’Sullivan

ad: James O’Sullivan

pe: Darcy Van Poelgeest

dop: Todd Turner

m: Brent Belke

sw: James O’Sullivan

r: Paul Mak

Prod Co: Sully Films

Contact: James O’Sullivan

Sully Films

5 – 2117 Yew St.

Vancouver, BC V6K 3G6

(604)518-8971

jamespsullivan@hotmail.com

While studying at a laundromat, Julie a local

misfit is abducted and locked into a storage

unit of an apartment building close by. David

and Megan are a young couple who just

moved into the building and are having their

own problems. Late one night David does his

own laundry only to discover other things are

at play.

V258 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . BCRA- Dist. Co.

WAPOS BAY: There is no “I” in Hockey

Animation

24:00

p: Dennis Jackson/Melanie Jackson/Anand

Ramayya

d: Dennis Jackson

ad: Gloria Stephanson

pe: Jennifer Prokop

dop: Paul Suderman

m: Ross Nykiforuk

sw: Dennis Jackson

os: Cosmic Pad Studios

Prod Co: Wapos Bay Productions Inc.

Dist Co: NFB

Contact: Anand Ramayya

Wapos Bay Productions Inc.

2710 Millar Ave.

Saskatoon, SK S7K 4J4

(306)652-9333 ext. 14

anand@kahani.ca

Set in the small northern community of Wapos

Bay during the annual winter festival, ‘There’s

no “I” in Hockey’ is a story about three young

children who learn about life by learning how

to play hockey as a team.

V335 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . BCRA- D

WAR

Drama

44:00

p: Brent Tiesma/Jon Polishak/Yushi

Yamazaki

d: Brent Tiesma

ad: Quinn Kurenda

pe: Brent Tiesma

dop: James Lee

m: Benjamin Tiesma

sw: Jon Polishak/Brent Tiesma

os: Rob Moreno

r: Jon Polishak/Brent Tiesma

Prod Co: Third Man Pictures

Contact: Skye Brandon

Third Man Pictures

1816 Belfast Ave.

Saskatoon, SK S7N 0L8

(306)653-2114

ThirdManPictures@mac.com

After a group of Canadian soldiers get

separated from their battalion during a

German ambush, they find themselves with no

map and no compass and they easily stray

from war. Soon they realize the battle isn’t

against the enemy but against each other.

74

V115 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . BCRA- D

WATER UNDER FIRE: The North

Nature/Environment

28:00

p: James Byrne/George Gallant

d: George Gallant

ad: Jason Knott

pe: Fergus Raphael/George Gallant

dop: Randy Tomiuk

m: Carey Parder

sw: Sherri Gallant/Laura Hutchinson

os: Nicole Rabe

r: Pat Butler

Prod Co: Gallant Productions Inc.

Dist Co: Filmwest Associates

Contact: George Gallant

Gallant Productions Inc.

202 – 12 St. C N.

Lethbridge, AB T1H 2M7

(403)380-4439

george@gallantproductions.com

Water Under Fire’ is a coast to coast

investigation of the real challenges facing

Canada’s fresh water. The North episode

follows water from the Rocky mountains to the

Arctic ocean, and shows how development is

devastating ecosystems, and a traditional way

of life.

V188 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . BCRA- P- Prod. Co.

WATER, WATER EPISODE 2: Man Vs.

Water

Nature/Environment

46:00

p: Bill Siggins/Don Copeman

d: Guo Fangfang

pe: Chris Bailey

dop: Owen Jin/Curtis Galindo

m: Cary Ciesielski

sw: Larry Bauman/Maggie Siggins

os: Joan Speirs/Mark Moroz/Paul

Compton/Aidan Morgan

r: Mark Wilson/Mike MacNaughton

Prod Co: 4 Square Productions Canada Ltd.

Dist Co: Rebel Media Ventures Corp.

Contact: Lioz Bouganin

4 Square Productions Canada Ltd.

220 – 1808 Smith St.

Regina, SK S4P 2N4

(306)525-6950

lbouganin@4square.ca

This is the second episode of the three-part

series, hosted by award-winning author Marq

de Villiers and based on his recent book

Water, which presents one of the great crises

facing our age. De Villiers takes the viewer on

a tour of the globe, as he explores our

interdependence with that most common and

precious of substances.

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WAVELENGTH: Vibration 1

Experimental

03:00

p: Ray Bruce

d: Ray Bruce

ad: Ray Bruce

os: Jocquais de Jais

r: Suzie Grande

Prod Co: Republic of Fish

Dist Co: Amuz Productions

Contact: Suzie Grande

Republic of Fish

General Delivery

Lasqueti Island, BC V0R 2J0

(250)333-8568

republic@lasqueti.net

‘Wavelength’ explores the effects of color and

light vibration based on color symbolism and

psychology ….Afterimages are presented in a

sequential format giving the illusion of images.


Actress and activist Geena Davis at the UN
actress

At the press conference for the special ECOSOC event: "Engaging Philanthropy to Promote Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment" at the UN on February 22, 2010.

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Actress and Author Betty White Visits the Smithsonian’s National Zoo
actress

Photo credit: Smithsonian’s National Zoo

Betty White holds a lemur frog at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo’s Reptile Discovery Center.

V326

WEIRD SEX & SNOWSHOES

Documentary Arts/Culture

59:59

p: Garbiela Scholbach

d: Jill Sharpe

pe: Jean Baillargeon

dop: Bongo

m: Graeme Coleman

sw: Dianna Bodnar

os: Tony Gronick/Jo Rossi

r: Paula Sawadsky/Sauching Ng/Elizabeth

Klinck

Prod Co: Omni Film Productions Ltd.

Dist Co: Moving Images Distribution

Contact: Pat Bean

Omni Film Production Ltd.

204 – 111 Water St.

Vancouver, BC V6B 1A7

(604)681-6543

pat@omnifilm.com

Fresh, fast paced, and funny – ‘Weird Sex and

Snowshoes’ is a bilingual, 60 minute

documentary that showcases more than 70

Canadian films and interviews 21 of the most

prominent Canadian directors.

V350

WELCOME TO KENTUCKY

Animation

12:00

p: Marcy Page

d: Craig Welch

m: Normand Roger

Prod/Dist Co: NFB

Contact: Madeleine Bélisle

NFB

3155 Côte de Liesse

St-Laurent, QC H4N 2N4

(514)283-9805

festivals@nfb.ca

Welcome to Kentucky’ evokes a planet

unmoored. Where the waters are rising and

the song of the universe goes unheard.

V389

WHALE OF A TALE, A

Documentary Point of View

p: Ed Barreveld/Peter Lynch/Peter Starr

d: Peter Lynch

pe: Caroline Christie

dop: Stan Denniston/Peter Lynch

m: Anne Bourne

sw: Peter Lynch

r: Sarah Christie

Prod Co: NFB/StorylineEntertainment/

Acqua Film

Dist Co: NFB

Contact: Madeleine Bélisle

NFB

3155 Côte De Liesse

St-Laurent, QC H4N 2N4

(514)283-9850

festivals@nfb.ca

A fanciful documentary that speaks to our

gullibility and desire to believe in tall tales. It

is a layered complex tale that twists and turns

and meanders in various tangents, celebrating

life and the power of story telling.

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WHAT ARE YOU ANYWAYS?

Animation

10:38

p: Ruth Vincent

d: Jeff Chiba Sterns

ad: Jeff Chiba Sterns

pe: Jeff Chiba Sterns

dop: Jeff Chiba Sterns

m: Scott Rankin

sw: Jeff Chiba Sterns

os: Dallas Wilson/Jeff Chiba Sterns

r: Jeff Chiba Sterns

Prod Co: Meditating Bunny Studio

Contact: Jeff Chiba Sterns

Meditating Bunny Studio

2327 Belgo Rd.

Kelowna, BC V1P 1E1

(250)215-4733

sternsjeff@hotmail.com

What Are You Anyways?’ is a humorous yet

serious story of struggle and love and finding

one’s identity through the trials and

tribulations of growing up.

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WHEN ERMA MADE HERMAN

Drama

13:00

p: Daniela Pinna/Alana Cymerman

d: Alana Cymerman

ad: Ilinca Balaban

pe: Rory Kenny

dop: Sara Mishara

m: Patrick Watson

sw: Alana Cymerman

r: Olivier Baier

Contact: Alana Cymerman

Ketzi Productions Inc.

4318 a boul St-Laurent

Montreal, QC H2W 1Z3

(514)808-2468

acymerman@sympatico.ca

Erma is an odd-ball inventor. When a

growing hole appears in the wall, her dead

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grandmother screams: ‘It’s cold in here. Get

a boy to fix that hole!’ Erma takes her advice

but then a bigger problem arises… a magical

tale about the imperfections of love.

V354

WHEN HOCKEY CAME TO BELFAST

Children/Youth Productions

50:00

p: Selwyn Jacob

d: Linda Conway

pe: Shelly Hamer

m: Robyn Trailer

sw: Linda Conway

Prod/Dist Co: NFB

Contact: Madeleine Bélisle

NFB

3155 Côte de Liesse

St-Laurent, QC H4N 2N4

(514)283-9805

festivals@nfb.ca

It is a story of how Canadian ice hockey is

transcending religious lines. Bringing

Northern Irish youth together in a shared

loved of the game, the rink gives boys and

girls a haven from the turf warfare that

pervades their lives.

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WHEN IS ENOUGH, ENOUGH?

Nature/Environment

45:34

p: Geoff Bowie

d: Geoff Bowie

pe: Alan Gibb

dop: Derek Kennedy

m: Philippe Lapointe

sw: Geoff Bowie

os: Angie Pajek/Lee de Lang

Prod Co: CBC

Contact: Victoria Goodfellow

CBC

205 Wellington St. W., Rm. 7-A-205

Toronto, ON M5V 3G7

(416)205-5633

victoria_goodfellow@cbc.ca

The inside story of the Mikisew Cree’s

challenge to Shell Oil’s Jack Pine oil sands

project. It follows behind the scenes’ the

Mikisew’s strategy meetings, its negotiations

with Shell, the hearings, and the Alberta

government’s decision.

Vera Sisson, silent film actress
actress

Vera Sisson and Rudolf Valentino

Half Sheet for the 1920 Silent film FRIVOLOUS WIVES ( The Married Virgin) starring Rudolph Valentino and Vera Sisson.

Synopsis: This film, based on the stage play Saturday to Monday by William J. Hurlburt, made a nice vehicle for the charms of Constance Talmadge. Constance plays Suzanne Ercoll, a young widow who believes in women’s suffrage (the feminist cause of the day). When the handsome Foxcroft Grey (Connie’s frequent co-star, Harrison Ford- Harrison Ford was not in any way related to the contemporary superstar of the same name.) proposes marriage, Suzanne isn’t sure she wants to give up her freedom, so she strikes a deal: From Saturday to Monday they will be husband and wife, but the rest of the week, she is single. Grey isn’t thrilled with this idea, but being a bit smarter than his bride, he doesn’t show his displeasure. When Monday morning arrives, he accepts her single status without emotion, which of course, makes Suzanne suspicious. Then he helps neighbor Dot Harrington (Vera Sisson) out of a fix, and Suzanne wonders if the two are having an affair. But she can’t say anything since Grey was with the woman during the "single" part of the week. Her next ploy is to make Grey jealous by visiting with a male friend, Arthur Bernard (Raymond Hatton). But Grey sees right through her, and doesn’t bat an eyelash. Finally, the frustrated Suzanne falls into her husband’s arms and admits that an old-fashioned marriage is much more to her liking.

The Married Virgin
(1918)
In one of his first leading roles, Rudolph Valentino (billed as Rudolfo di Valentini) plays a suave gigolo trying to woo the unhappily married wife of a well-to-do businessman. Interesting silent melodrama also stars Vera Sisson, Frank Newberg. AKA: "Frivolous Wives." 71 min. Silent with music score.

Category: Silents Director: Joseph Maxwell

Actor/Actors: Edward Jobson, Frank Newberg, Jacques Verzier, Kathleen Kirkham, Rudolph Valentino, Vera Sisson

Direction: Joseph Maxwell

Synopsis: The silent screen’s greatest lover in an early performance. "The Married Virgin" is one of the first films
featuring Rudolph Valentino, who would soon star in "The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse" and "The Sheik,"
establishing him as a silent era screen icon in 1921. Valentino plays Count Roberto di Fraccini, a fortune hunter
having an affair with the wife of a wealthy older businessman while trying to finagle a large sum of money from the
family by any means necessary. Valentino’s striking appearance and the strength of his performance foreshadow the superstar he would soon become.

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CFC Actors Conservatory 2011 Showcase 29
actor

Larissa Giroux, Manager of the CFC Actors Conservatory.

To learn more about the CFC Actors Conservatory, please visit: cfccreates.com/actors

V063 . . . . . . BCRA- Margery Reid-Dist. Co.

WHERE TIME BEGINS

Documentary Point of View

50:00

p: Dale Phillips

d: Dale Phillips/Tom Radford

pe: Adam Kidd

dop: Randy Tomiuk/Daron Donahue

m: Jacek Sobieraj

sw: Dale Phillips

os: Niobe Thompson

r: Randy Tomiuk/Daron Donahue/Perry

Blackman

Prod Co: Black Spring Pictures Inc.

Dist Co: Noble Streets International

Contact: Dale Phillips

Black Spring Pictures Inc.

11604 – 91 St.

Edmonton, AB T5B 4B1

(780)477-7138

dylanesq@interbaun.com

Chronicles the travels and findings of

Canadian anthropologist Niobe Thompson as

he carries out field research ahead of writing

his doctoral thesis for the Scott Polar

Research Institute at Cambridge University,

England.

V034 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . BCRA- Jenn Chen

WHITE OUT

Documentary Short Subject

12:00

p: Larissa Giroux

d: Matt Sinclair-Foreman

pe: Stephen Philipson

dop: Gregory Middleton

sw: Abigail Kinch/Matt Sinclair-Foreman

Prod Co: Canadian Film Center

Dist Co: Canadian Film Center’s Flow

Distribution

Contact: Jenn Chen

Canadian Film Center’s Flow Distribution

2489 Baview Ave.

Toronto, ON M2L 1A8

(416)445-1446 ext. 323

flowinfo@cdnfilmcenter.com

Craig’s best friend Wade dies in an avalanche,

leaving Craig devastated. When Wade returns

as a ghost pretending nothing has happened,

Craig is only too happy to play along. Their

nostalgic revelry cannot conceal that this

reunion is temporary, and they are soon forced

to face the truth.

V388

WHY THEE WED

Documentary Social/Political

50:00

p: Selwyn Jacob

d: Cal Garingan

Prod/Dist Co: NFB

Contact: Madeleine Bélisle

NFB

3155 Côte De Liesse

St-Laurent, QC H4N 2N4

(514)283-9850

festivals@nfb.ca

Why Thee Wed’ captures a year in the life of

same-sex marriage in British Columbia. The

vis-à-vis interplay of fact and fiction illustrate

that whether gay or straight, couples are more

alike than different.

V281

WILDLIFE SANCTUARY

Nature/Environment

26:50

p: Christian Cote

d: Andy Blicq

pe: Don Scott

dop: Greg White

Prod/Dist Co: CBC

Contact: Victoria Goodfellow

CBC

205 Wellington St. W., Rm. 7-A-205

Toronto, ON M5V 3G7

(416)205-5633

victoria_goodfellow@cbc.ca

Explores the thriving cottage industry

surrounding the rescue and treatment of sick,

injured and lost wild animals.

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WOMEN ON PATROL

Documentary Social/Political

54:00

p: Joseph MacDonald

d: Barry Lank

pe: David McGunigal

dop: Barry Lank

m: Michael Plowman

sw: Erna Buffie

os: Brock Capell/Saul Hentel

r: Erna Buffie

Prod Co: Lank Beach Productions Ltd.

Dist Co: NFB

Contact: Luanne Lank

Lank Beach Productions Inc.

341 Wardlaw Ave.

Winnipeg, MB R3L 0L5

(204)452-9422

info@lankbeach.com

In 2002 the international community began

rebuilding the war-torn nation of East Timor.

Canadian Police officers Debbie Doyle and

Martine LeRoyer were among the first to

respond. This is their remarkable story.

V327

WRESTLING WITH DESTINY: The Life

and Times of Daniel Igali

Documentary Biography

43:00

p: Garbiela Schonbach/Joel Gordon

d: Joel Gordon

pe: Rene Beland

dop: Todd Craddock

m: Gordon Durity

sw: Chris Aikenhead

os: Tony Gronick/Chris Aikenhead

Prod Co: Omni Film Production Ltd.

Dist Co: Water Street Releasing Ltd.

Contact: Pat Bean

Omni Film Production Ltd.

204 – 111 Water St.

Vancouver, BC V6B 1A7

(604)681-6543

pat@omnifilm.com

Wrestling with Destiny’, a one hour

documentary, chronicles Daniel Igali’s

fascinating journey from a tiny African village

to winning Olympic glory for Canada, and

reveals his complex, intriguing character both

on and off the mat.

V348

XS STRESS: Teens Take Control

Children/Youth Productions

28:00

p: Tamara Lynch

d: Patricia Kearns

ad: Robin A. Paterson

pe: Marlene Millar

dop: Philippe Amiguet

m: Janet Lumb/Dino Giancolo

sw: Patricia Kearns

Prod/Dist Co: NFB

Contact: Madeleine Bélisle

NFB

3155 Côte de Liesse

St-Laurent, QC H4N 2N4

(514)283-9805

fesivals@nfb.ca

XS Stress’ is the product of a unique

collaboration between director Patricia

Kearns and a seven-member youth advisory

council. XS Stress helps teens identify causes

of stress in their lives.

V300

YEAR OF THE HUNTER: The Story of

Nanook

Documentary History

45:02

p: Pat Softly

d: Mark Starowicz

m: Claude Desjardins/Eric Robertson

Prod Co: CBC

Contact: Victoria Goodfellow

CBC

205 Wellington St. W., Rm. 7-A-205

Toronto, ON M5V 3G7

(416)205-5633

victoria_goodfellow@cbc.ca

Robert Flaherty undertook the challenging

mission of chronicling the life of an Inuit

hunter, Nanook, of the eastern shore of

Hudson’s Bay. This is the story of how he did

it. The life of Nanook of the North became

known to thousands of entranced viewers.

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YELLOW BIRD

Drama

15:00

p: Steven N. Bray

d: Jessie Wallace

ad: Mark Gabriel

pe: Jessie Wallace

dop: Christopher Sargent

m: Ryan Latham

sw: Carol Brown/Jessie Wallace

r: Stephen Barden

Contact: Jessie Wallace

Smiling Toad Pictures Inc.

2180 Headon Forest Dr.

Burlington, ON L7M 2X1

(416)858-4841

jwallace@smilingtoadpictures.com

For years, quirky Fayette and wretched old

Roy have endured a lifetime together of

unhappiness and routine. The surreal bond

between them is tested with the intrusion of a

little visitor. A magical story in which a little

yellow bird brings about joy in the most

unexpected ways.

V143

YOGA PRACTICE

Experimental

03:00

p: Heesoo Kim

d: Heesoo Kim

ad: Heesoo Kim

pe: Heesoo Kim

dop: Heesoo Kim

sw: Heesoo Kim

os: Heesoo Kim

r: Heesoo Kim

Contact: Heesoo Kim

OCAD

#2007 – 50 Stephanie St.

Toronto, ON M5T 1B3

(416)850-7616

yamohae@hotmail.com

This piece is about irony between the thinking

in the head and the action in reality; you want

to remain healthy but you can’t stop smoking.

V173

YOU ARE NOT ALONE

Multicultural

00:30

p: Monique Lafontaine

d: Monique Lafontaine

pe: Monique Lafontaine

dop: Monique Lafontaine

sw: Monique Lafontaine

r: Monique Lafontaine

Prod/Dist Co: Little Blue Spider Productions

Contact: Monique Lafontaine

Little Blue Spider Productions

678 Hall St. W.

Moose Jaw, SK S6H 2R9

(306)630-8764

moniquelafontaine@hotmail.com

Uses a living medical chart to visually create

an anonymous abuse victim and a chorus of

female voices to convey the positive messages:

the abused person is not alone, no one

deserves to be abused, and help is available.

Director Steven Soderbergh and actor Benicio Del Toro Sign Autographs for fans at the Press confrence for Che
actor

Director Steven Soderbergh and actor Benicio Del Toro Sign Autographs for fans at the Press conference for Che

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YORKTON SHORT FILM AND VIDEO FESTIVAL HOSTS
REVISITING GREAT BRITTAIN

A CELEBRATION OF RENOWNED DOCUMENTARIAN DONALD BRITTAIN

April 27, 2005 (Yorkton, Sask.) Canada’s longest running film festival, the Yorkton Short Film and Video Festival (May 26-29, 2005) announced today a two-day celebration of Canada’s most renowned documentary filmmaker, Donald Brittain*. The event, REVISITING GREAT BRITTAIN, will unite former friends, colleagues with established and emerging filmmakers to pay tribute to and screen Brittain’s groundbreaking work in documentary filmmaking.

After earning 70 international awards – among them three Academy Award™ nominations; 15 Genie Awards and Venice’s prestigious Gold Lion Award, Donald Brittain was a prolific filmmaker with over 90 films to his credit. From the bureaucracies of the modern workplace and his fascinating look at the life of writer Malcolm Lowry to the survivors of the Holocaust and the Dionne Quintuplets, his groundbreaking documentaries have explored Canada’s rich social and cultural past. His work has been the subjects of major retrospectives at the New York Museum of Modern Art and at Harvard University.

“This is a rare opportunity to experience again or for the first time the genius of Donald Brittain and interact with many of his colleagues who collaborated with him on the many documentaries.”

Joe MacDonald, Producer of Documentary, Western Centre, National Film Board

The Yorkton Short Film and Video Festival is Canada’s longest running film festival. Home of the prestigious Golden Sheaf Award, the Festival offers a unique opportunity for established and emerging filmmakers to meet face-to-face with industry decision makers and enjoy a relaxed atmosphere in the heart of the Saskatchewan prairie. Join us from May 26 to 29, 2005 for fascinating panel discussions, screenings, retrospectives and the famous Yorkton BBQ and Barn Dance. Visit www.yorktonshortfilm.org.

For more information on the upcoming Festival and registration, please contact:

    Fay Kowal
    Festival Director
    Email: info@yorktonshortfilm.org
    Telephone: 1 (306) 782-7077
    Web: www.yorktonshortfilm.org

*About Donald Brittain:

Donald Brittain is Canada’s most renowned and honoured English documentary filmmaker. Working as a director and writer, he has explored Canada’s history, often rescuing aspects from the nation’s collective amnesia.

Brittain attended Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, and then, from 1951 to 1954, he was employed as a police reporter with the Ottawa Journal. While working as a foreign correspondent, he traveled extensively in Europe, Mexico and Africa. In 1955, he joined the National Film Board to apprentice as a screenwriter. Brittain’s scriptwriting skill combined with his flair for selecting and organizing images created a forceful impact, demonstrated best in Fields of Sacrifice (1963), Bethune (1963), Memorandum (1965), Dreamland (1974), Volcano: An Inquiry Into the Life and Death of Malcolm Lowry (1976), The Dionne Quintuplets (1978), On Guard for Thee (1981), The Children’s Crusade (1984) and The Champions trilogy (1986).

In 1963, Brittain made his name as a director with his first major film, Fields of Sacrifice. During his early years at the NFB, he wrote and directed some of his most memorable films, including Bethune, Ladies and Gentlemen… Mr. Leonard Cohen (1965, co-directed with Don Owen), Never a Backward Step (1966, co-directed with John Spotton) and Memorandum (co-directed with John Spotton), a stirring reminder of Nazi death camps, which many critics con­sider to be his finest film.

Brittain left the NFB in 1968 to work on feature pro­jects and multi-screen filmmaking in the USA and Japan, but returned in 1970 to freelance at the NFB and CBC. His filmography contains some of the best documentaries ever made; notably, the biographical docudramas Volcano, narrated by Richard Burton, which won six Etrogs (now Genies); Canada’s Sweetheart (1985), about the notorious mobster and union boss, which won two Geminis; and The King Chronicle (1987), a six-hour mini-series about Prime Minister William Lyon MacKenzie King.

As director, writer and narrator of his own films, Brittain was one of the best commentary writers of the time. He approached his subjects in a didactic style and with an ironic detachment that distinguished his work and would eventually establish him as the master of the television documentary. Known for both his witty and often withering portraits of famous and infamous Canadians and his examinations of obscure areas of Canadian life and fashion, Brittain is arguably the most comprehensive chronicler of post-WWII Canada.

Shortly before his death in 1989, Brittain started work on Family: A Loving Look at CBC Radio (1991), which was completed by Robert Duncan. In 1990, Brittain was posthumously appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada in recognition of “his masterful visual records of our social and cultural past.”

* Source: Film Reference Library

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Making Moves, Creating Futures for Craft
move

Residency:

Salvation Army
Longton, Stoke
Maker: Ruth Spaak
Graduate Placement: Denise Moloney

Ruth Spaak, glass and mixed media artist, worked with
the members of LASS (Ladies Self Support) women’s
group, based at the Salvation Army. The group responded
enthusiastically to Ruth’s unusual collection of materials to
make mixed-media wall hangings and rag rugs. The
residency was supported by the British Ceramics Biennial
(BCB) and Ruth had access to ceramic materials and
resources from BCB and the former Spode factory site,
which informed the piece she has created for this
exhibition. Denise Moloney worked with Ruth, learning
new skills in delivering workshops in community settings.

Making Moves, Creating Futures for Craft

Making Moves is a West Midlands craft development initiative
involving four regional partnerships, led by Staffordshire County
Council and Craftspace, a Birmingham based craft development
organisation. The project consisted of nine craft residencies
which took place in community settings between September
2011 and July 2012, culminating in a touring exhibition.

The nine makers were challenged by residencies in unusual
workspaces – including a hospital, a pub and a park visitor
centre – which acted as sources of inspiration to develop ideas
for new work. They worked with local communities, offering
making workshops that were high quality, inspirational and in
some cases, life-changing. The exhibition showcases new work
by the makers in response to their residency setting, as well
examples of tools, materials and work created in the community
sessions.

The project also provided opportunities for nine crafts graduates
who supported the community making sessions as well as
receiving mentoring from the resident maker. They were given a
small bursary towards the development of their practice and
have also created new work for the exhibition.

Making Moves aimed to provide valuable opportunities for
learning. Makers gave masterclasses and lectures to Higher
and Further education institutions as well as talks to the wider
community. They wrote about the residency experiences on a
project blog, as well as coming together for regular networking
sessions.

To find out more about the project visit www.makingmoves.org and the
Makers’ Residency Blog www.makingmoves.posterous.com

Photos by Becky Matthews

FESTIVAL BIOGRAPHIES

Public Service Announcement:

Brian Stockton – Filmmaker:

Brian Stockton was born in North Battleford, Saskatchewan, Canada in 1964. He grew up in Regina, Saskatchewan and began his career in the media as a broadcaster with illustrious prairie radio station CKCK. In 1984 he was hired by Canadian broadcasting legend Ron MacLean, who was then the program director at CKRD Radio in Red Deer.

After working under MacLean in Red Deer, Brian returned to Regina and obtained a BFA in film production from the University of Regina. At the U of R he studied under cinema pioneer Jean (Hans) Oser, a key figure in the early sound cinema of Europe.

Stockton’s career as a filmmaker began at the Saskatchewan Filmpool in Regina where he created numerous inventive short films like the animated The Blob Thing, which spawned numerous short sequels that have played to television and festival audiences around the world. He is also the co-creator of the cult hit Wheat Soup, which is generally regarded as the first Saskatchewan-based feature film. Wheat Soup is in the motion picture negative collection of the National Archives of Canada.

Another notable short created at the Filmpool is The Final Gift, a collaboration with the filmmaker’s grandmother which was named one of the ten best shorts of the Ann Arbor Film Festival by Los Angeles Film Forum.

Brian also has an MFA in film production from York University in Toronto, and was a director resident at Norman Jewison’s prestigious Canadian Film Centre. While attending the CFC Brian wrote and directed the multi-award winning short film, The Weight of the World, which screened at numerous international festivals and on the Sci-Fi Channel in the United States.

Television has also played a part in Stockton’s career, most notably as a writer/director for the critically acclaimed comedy series Internet Slutts, which aired on The Comedy Network.

Brian has taught extensively on the subject of filmmaking at workshops across Canada, and at his alma mater in Regina. He was recently invited to screen a program of his short films at the Idaho International Film Festival, where he created the Instant Animation Workshop. In this innovative program participants wrote, prepared and shot a stop-motion animated film in one afternoon.

Stockton is currently working on a series of autobiographical short films which have premiered to widespread critical acclaim at the Toronto International Film Festival. This includes Saskatchewan and Saskatchewan Part 2 (That’s My Wonderful Town), which won the grand jury prize for best documentary at the Temecula Valley Film Festival in California, and was declared by Take One Magazine to be “a wry, observant, miniature masterpiece.”

After nine years living and working in Toronto, Stockton recently relocated back to his home town of Regina, Saskatchewan.

Pitch & Munch Participants:

Robert Hardy – Development Manager, Western Independent Production – CTV:

Robert Hardy is the Development Manager, Western Independent Production for CTV Television. In this role he develops documentaries, dramatic series and television movies with producers across Western Canada, and commissions the “CTV Manitoba Moments” documentary strand.

Based in Winnipeg, Robert has been a production executive on over 30 documentaries for CTV that have aired or are in production.

Over the past 15 years Robert has moved between film, television and radio; advertising & public relations; and live event management.

Robert served as the Director of Corporate Development and Director of Communications and Marketing for the National Screen Institute of Canada for 5 years, then spent some time in independent production, where he produced the CBC Television specials “Royal Liechtenstein Comedy Theatre” and “More Royal Liechtenstein Comedy Theatre” and developed several other reality and comedy series concepts. He then returned to publicity as a Senior Communications Officer with CBC Radio-Canada, before joining CTV in 2004.

Robert began his career as a government relations consultant, speech writer and live event producer in Toronto. He is an award-winning advertising copywriter, publicist and agency producer and former association executive.

Robert has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Winnipeg, was a recipient of the CTV Fellowship, and is a graduate of the NSI Totally Television program.


Joe MacDonald – Documentary Producer, Prairie Centre – NFB:

Joe MacDonald is an award-winning producer with more than 50 documentary and dramatic productions to his credit, including Cosmic Current, winner of the Canada Award at the 2004 Geminis; For Angela, winner of the 1995 Canada Award; and Fat Chance, recipient of a 1994 Peabody Award. Based in the NFB’s Prairie Centre, his recent films include The Gift of Diabetes, Me and The Mosque, Letters from Karelia and Crapshoot: The Gamble with Our Wastes.


Joanne McDonald – Development Manager, Western Independent Production – CTV:

Joanne McDonald is a program manager with SCN (Saskatchewan Communications Network), the province’s public educational broadcaster. She joined SCN in 2001 and in her role, works closely with independent producers, distributors, Canadian funding and regulatory agencies, as well as other broadcasters and partners.

Born and raised in Regina, she holds a Bachelor of Arts from The University of Regina (1992). In addition to her work with SCN, Joanne is a visual artist, working primarily in clay and mixed media.


Monique Rajotte – Programmer, Independent Productions and Acquisitions – APTN:

Ms. Rajotte has a wealth of experience in film, television, theatre and festivals, including working with the National Screen Institute, Winnipeg International Writers Festival, the Winnipeg Film Group and on various independent film and video projects.

Ms. Rajotte has diverse experiences and knowledge of training programs, international markets, festivals and other opportunities for writers, directors and producers working in the film and television industry.


Kevin Teichroeb – Executive Producer – ZED/CBC Television:

Most recently the Executive Producer for CBC’s Zed, Kevin’s television credits range from the arts to sport to educational programming. His featured work includes CBC Sports’ The Olympians, the International Emmy award-winning Street Cents, Bill Richardson’s Booked on Saturday Night and a Yorkton-nominated educational program for the Open Learning Agency. This season on Zed, Kevin led a team that produced three different shows, focusing on short-form documentaries, short film and Canada’s wildly successful musical scene. He is based in Vancouver.

Making Moves, Creating Futures for Craft – Boars Head Pub, Kidderminster
move

Residency:

Boars Head Pub
Kidderminster

Maker: Jim Bond
Graduate Placement: Michelle Taylor

The Kidderminster residency was at the Boars Head
Pub, which actively supports the local arts scene. Jim
Bond is a kinetic sculptor and used the residency to work
with two different groups; KAF Creatives, a group of
visual artists and the Phoenix women’s group. Jim
developed a range of activities to build their skills using
life drawing, clay modelling and plaster moulds. Michelle
Taylor also brought lots of useful knowledge of ceramics
and mould-making to the community sessions.

Making Moves, Creating Futures for Craft

Making Moves is a West Midlands craft development initiative
involving four regional partnerships, led by Staffordshire County
Council and Craftspace, a Birmingham based craft development
organisation. The project consisted of nine craft residencies
which took place in community settings between September
2011 and July 2012, culminating in a touring exhibition.

The nine makers were challenged by residencies in unusual
workspaces – including a hospital, a pub and a park visitor
centre – which acted as sources of inspiration to develop ideas
for new work. They worked with local communities, offering
making workshops that were high quality, inspirational and in
some cases, life-changing. The exhibition showcases new work
by the makers in response to their residency setting, as well
examples of tools, materials and work created in the community
sessions.

The project also provided opportunities for nine crafts graduates
who supported the community making sessions as well as
receiving mentoring from the resident maker. They were given a
small bursary towards the development of their practice and
have also created new work for the exhibition.

Making Moves aimed to provide valuable opportunities for
learning. Makers gave masterclasses and lectures to Higher
and Further education institutions as well as talks to the wider
community. They wrote about the residency experiences on a
project blog, as well as coming together for regular networking
sessions.

To find out more about the project visit www.makingmoves.org and the
Makers’ Residency Blog www.makingmoves.posterous.com

Photos by Becky Matthews

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INTERNATIONAL RULES AND REGULATIONS

ELIGIBILITY

Film/video makers, producers and distributors are invited to submit their original work to the 2000 Yorkton Short Film & Video Festival Inc. competition for the Golden Sheaf Awards.

All entries must have been completed in the period between March 13, 1999 and February 10, 2000, and not have been entered in a previous Golden Sheaf Awards competition.

The final decision regarding interpretation of the rules and regulations including the eligibility of any production for admission into the competition will be the responsibility of the Festival.

AWARDS/CATEGORIES

Children’s Production

Documentary Over 30 Minutes

Documentary Under 30 Minutes

Drama Under 60 Minutes

NOMINATION CERTIFICATES

All entrants nominated for the Golden Sheaf Awards will be notified immediately by mail  following the jury process and will receive a nomination certificate.  Check our website for Nominations listing after March 15th, 2000.

ADJUDICATION

A qualified jury, selected by the Festival, will judge the entries.  Awards may not be given in categories where, in the opinion of the jury, the entries do not merit distinction. No entrant will be allowed to attend any jury session.

TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS

1.   Any production 60 minutes or under will be accepted.

2.   Films must be 16mm, 24FPS optical sound on standard metal or plastic reels and be wound ready for projection.

3.   Videos must be on BetaCam/BetaCam SP NTSC Standard or 1/2” VHS NTSC.

Primary audio should be on linear channels. (If your entry is nominated, a broadcast quality copy may be required.)

4.   Productions may be colour or black and white, sound or silent.

5.   A segment of a television program which has a title, credits and is a self‑ contained unit will be regarded as an eligible entry.

6.   To ensure the best possible presentation of film or video entries to the public, the following are required:

(a)  There should be colour bars and “O” VU Tone at the head of each tape. The duration should be from 30 seconds to one minute.

(b)  Following this, there should be black to the start of the program.

(c)  There should be clean transitions in a series of tapes, with black at the end of each segment or episode.

(d)  There should be no commercials, commercial blacks or commercial countdowns in the production.

7.   Entries in languages other than English or French must provide an English/French script or English/French subtitles.

8.   The quality of the production copy entered (sound and visual) is the responsibility of the entrant.

9.             Any portions of the script, sound track and footage that are from previously published materials must be identified.

SHIPPING AND HANDLING

Entries must be shipped PREPAID.

Entries will not be returned unless a $ 25.00 (Canadian Funds) shipping & handling fee is included.

INSURANCE

The Festival accepts the responsibility for the safekeeping of all productions submitted for competition which are in its care or control. The compensation for possible damage to a production will in no case be greater than the cost of

making another copy in the format submitted.

The Festival provides insurance for loss or damage to films or video tapes to a maximum value of $ 400 or the cost of replacement, whichever is less.

PUBLICITY AND PROMOTION

Festival officials reserve the right to use the electronic media portions of entries accepted for competition to promote the Festival.

The Festival officials reserve the right to screen the entries on local cable television within the Yorkton area and within a closed‑circuit system in hotel facilities at Festival time.

TOUR

A program of Golden Sheaf Award winning productions may be taken on tour following the Festival to selected Canadian centres.

ENTRY PROCEDURE

Entry fee is $ 100.00 (Canadian Funds) per entry (GST included).

ENTRY FORM, FEE AND PRODUCTION MUST BE POSTMARKED NO LATER THAN MIDNIGHT FEBRUARY 10, 2000 ENTRIES POSTMARKED AFTER THIS DATE WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

ENTRY FEE NON‑REFUNDABLE

ENTRY FEES MUST BE SUBMITTED WITH ENTRY FORM.

ACCEPTANCE OF RULES

Submission of a signed entry form for each production shall signify that the entrant agrees to be bound by the rules and regulations of the Yorkton Short Film & Video Festival Inc.

Once entry forms and fees are received, registration begins. Even though the production may not have been received, it is considered entered and NO REFUND WILL BE MADE.

(MINI‑CINEMA) SCREENING CENTRE

The Festival provides an on demand screening centre called Mini‑Cinema. Festival participants, Distributors, Specialty network representatives and buyers, as well as the general public, are invited to screen all Festival entries. Entrants are encouraged to attend the Festival to promote and sell their productions in person.

Please send a 1/2” VHS NTSC copy of your production for use at the Mini‑Cinema screening centre.

NOTE: SCN, Knowledge Network, and Vision TV are among the organizations who regularily purchase productions which have been entered in the Yorkton Festival.

SEND ENTRIES TO:

Golden Sheaf Awards

49 Smith Street East

YORKTON, Saskatchewan S3N 0H4

Phone: (306) 782‑7077

Fax: (306) 782‑1550

e-mail:info@yorktonshortfilm.org

website: www.yorktonshortfilm.orgMAKE CHEQUE PAYABLE TO: GOLDEN SHEAF AWARDS

You may enter your production or register on line at the above web address.

2000 ENTRY FORM

INTERNATIONAL

(PRINT IN BLOCK LETTERS)

Please complete one entry form for each entry after reading the rules and regulations. Entry fee must be submitted with every form.

Avant de remplir le formulaire d’inscription lisez attentivement les règlements. Remplissez un formulaire pour chaque oeuvre. Les frais d’inscription doivent accompagner le formulaire.

ENTRY FEE / FRAIS D’INSCRIPTION

$ 100.00 (GST included) / 100 $ (TPS incluse)

Canadian Funds (Monnaie Canadienne)

Companies entering more than four productions are entitled to a 15% discount on entry fees.

Les sociétés qui inscrivent plus de quatre productions ont droit à une réduction de 15%.

DEADLINE FOR ENTRY FORMS, FEES & PRODUCTION

FEBRUARY 10, 2000


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Rio de Janeiro’s carnival, Brahma VIP box, french actor Vincent Cassel.

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Making Moves, Creating Futures for Craft
move

Residency:

Salvation Army
Longton, Stoke
Maker: Ruth Spaak
Graduate Placement: Denise Moloney

Ruth Spaak, glass and mixed media artist, worked with
the members of LASS (Ladies Self Support) women’s
group, based at the Salvation Army. The group responded
enthusiastically to Ruth’s unusual collection of materials to
make mixed-media wall hangings and rag rugs. The
residency was supported by the British Ceramics Biennial
(BCB) and Ruth had access to ceramic materials and
resources from BCB and the former Spode factory site,
which informed the piece she has created for this
exhibition. Denise Moloney worked with Ruth, learning
new skills in delivering workshops in community settings.

Making Moves, Creating Futures for Craft

Making Moves is a West Midlands craft development initiative
involving four regional partnerships, led by Staffordshire County
Council and Craftspace, a Birmingham based craft development
organisation. The project consisted of nine craft residencies
which took place in community settings between September
2011 and July 2012, culminating in a touring exhibition.

The nine makers were challenged by residencies in unusual
workspaces – including a hospital, a pub and a park visitor
centre – which acted as sources of inspiration to develop ideas
for new work. They worked with local communities, offering
making workshops that were high quality, inspirational and in
some cases, life-changing. The exhibition showcases new work
by the makers in response to their residency setting, as well
examples of tools, materials and work created in the community
sessions.

The project also provided opportunities for nine crafts graduates
who supported the community making sessions as well as
receiving mentoring from the resident maker. They were given a
small bursary towards the development of their practice and
have also created new work for the exhibition.

Making Moves aimed to provide valuable opportunities for
learning. Makers gave masterclasses and lectures to Higher
and Further education institutions as well as talks to the wider
community. They wrote about the residency experiences on a
project blog, as well as coming together for regular networking
sessions.

To find out more about the project visit www.makingmoves.org and the
Makers’ Residency Blog www.makingmoves.posterous.com

Photos by Becky Matthews

FESTIVAL BIOGRAPHIES

Public Service Announcement:

Brian Stockton – Filmmaker:

Brian Stockton was born in North Battleford, Saskatchewan, Canada in 1964. He grew up in Regina, Saskatchewan and began his career in the media as a broadcaster with illustrious prairie radio station CKCK. In 1984 he was hired by Canadian broadcasting legend Ron MacLean, who was then the program director at CKRD Radio in Red Deer.

After working under MacLean in Red Deer, Brian returned to Regina and obtained a BFA in film production from the University of Regina. At the U of R he studied under cinema pioneer Jean (Hans) Oser, a key figure in the early sound cinema of Europe.

Stockton’s career as a filmmaker began at the Saskatchewan Filmpool in Regina where he created numerous inventive short films like the animated The Blob Thing, which spawned numerous short sequels that have played to television and festival audiences around the world. He is also the co-creator of the cult hit Wheat Soup, which is generally regarded as the first Saskatchewan-based feature film. Wheat Soup is in the motion picture negative collection of the National Archives of Canada.

Another notable short created at the Filmpool is The Final Gift, a collaboration with the filmmaker’s grandmother which was named one of the ten best shorts of the Ann Arbor Film Festival by Los Angeles Film Forum.

Brian also has an MFA in film production from York University in Toronto, and was a director resident at Norman Jewison’s prestigious Canadian Film Centre. While attending the CFC Brian wrote and directed the multi-award winning short film, The Weight of the World, which screened at numerous international festivals and on the Sci-Fi Channel in the United States.

Television has also played a part in Stockton’s career, most notably as a writer/director for the critically acclaimed comedy series Internet Slutts, which aired on The Comedy Network.

Brian has taught extensively on the subject of filmmaking at workshops across Canada, and at his alma mater in Regina. He was recently invited to screen a program of his short films at the Idaho International Film Festival, where he created the Instant Animation Workshop. In this innovative program participants wrote, prepared and shot a stop-motion animated film in one afternoon.

Stockton is currently working on a series of autobiographical short films which have premiered to widespread critical acclaim at the Toronto International Film Festival. This includes Saskatchewan and Saskatchewan Part 2 (That’s My Wonderful Town), which won the grand jury prize for best documentary at the Temecula Valley Film Festival in California, and was declared by Take One Magazine to be “a wry, observant, miniature masterpiece.”

After nine years living and working in Toronto, Stockton recently relocated back to his home town of Regina, Saskatchewan.

Pitch & Munch Participants:

Robert Hardy – Development Manager, Western Independent Production – CTV:

Robert Hardy is the Development Manager, Western Independent Production for CTV Television. In this role he develops documentaries, dramatic series and television movies with producers across Western Canada, and commissions the “CTV Manitoba Moments” documentary strand.

Based in Winnipeg, Robert has been a production executive on over 30 documentaries for CTV that have aired or are in production.

Over the past 15 years Robert has moved between film, television and radio; advertising & public relations; and live event management.

Robert served as the Director of Corporate Development and Director of Communications and Marketing for the National Screen Institute of Canada for 5 years, then spent some time in independent production, where he produced the CBC Television specials “Royal Liechtenstein Comedy Theatre” and “More Royal Liechtenstein Comedy Theatre” and developed several other reality and comedy series concepts. He then returned to publicity as a Senior Communications Officer with CBC Radio-Canada, before joining CTV in 2004.

Robert began his career as a government relations consultant, speech writer and live event producer in Toronto. He is an award-winning advertising copywriter, publicist and agency producer and former association executive.

Robert has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Winnipeg, was a recipient of the CTV Fellowship, and is a graduate of the NSI Totally Television program.


Joe MacDonald – Documentary Producer, Prairie Centre – NFB:

Joe MacDonald is an award-winning producer with more than 50 documentary and dramatic productions to his credit, including Cosmic Current, winner of the Canada Award at the 2004 Geminis; For Angela, winner of the 1995 Canada Award; and Fat Chance, recipient of a 1994 Peabody Award. Based in the NFB’s Prairie Centre, his recent films include The Gift of Diabetes, Me and The Mosque, Letters from Karelia and Crapshoot: The Gamble with Our Wastes.


Joanne McDonald – Development Manager, Western Independent Production – CTV:

Joanne McDonald is a program manager with SCN (Saskatchewan Communications Network), the province’s public educational broadcaster. She joined SCN in 2001 and in her role, works closely with independent producers, distributors, Canadian funding and regulatory agencies, as well as other broadcasters and partners.

Born and raised in Regina, she holds a Bachelor of Arts from The University of Regina (1992). In addition to her work with SCN, Joanne is a visual artist, working primarily in clay and mixed media.


Monique Rajotte – Programmer, Independent Productions and Acquisitions – APTN:

Ms. Rajotte has a wealth of experience in film, television, theatre and festivals, including working with the National Screen Institute, Winnipeg International Writers Festival, the Winnipeg Film Group and on various independent film and video projects.

Ms. Rajotte has diverse experiences and knowledge of training programs, international markets, festivals and other opportunities for writers, directors and producers working in the film and television industry.


Kevin Teichroeb – Executive Producer – ZED/CBC Television:

Most recently the Executive Producer for CBC’s Zed, Kevin’s television credits range from the arts to sport to educational programming. His featured work includes CBC Sports’ The Olympians, the International Emmy award-winning Street Cents, Bill Richardson’s Booked on Saturday Night and a Yorkton-nominated educational program for the Open Learning Agency. This season on Zed, Kevin led a team that produced three different shows, focusing on short-form documentaries, short film and Canada’s wildly successful musical scene. He is based in Vancouver.

Making Moves, Creating Futures for Craft – Boars Head Pub, Kidderminster
move

Residency:

Boars Head Pub
Kidderminster

Maker: Jim Bond
Graduate Placement: Michelle Taylor

The Kidderminster residency was at the Boars Head
Pub, which actively supports the local arts scene. Jim
Bond is a kinetic sculptor and used the residency to work
with two different groups; KAF Creatives, a group of
visual artists and the Phoenix women’s group. Jim
developed a range of activities to build their skills using
life drawing, clay modelling and plaster moulds. Michelle
Taylor also brought lots of useful knowledge of ceramics
and mould-making to the community sessions.

Making Moves, Creating Futures for Craft

Making Moves is a West Midlands craft development initiative
involving four regional partnerships, led by Staffordshire County
Council and Craftspace, a Birmingham based craft development
organisation. The project consisted of nine craft residencies
which took place in community settings between September
2011 and July 2012, culminating in a touring exhibition.

The nine makers were challenged by residencies in unusual
workspaces – including a hospital, a pub and a park visitor
centre – which acted as sources of inspiration to develop ideas
for new work. They worked with local communities, offering
making workshops that were high quality, inspirational and in
some cases, life-changing. The exhibition showcases new work
by the makers in response to their residency setting, as well
examples of tools, materials and work created in the community
sessions.

The project also provided opportunities for nine crafts graduates
who supported the community making sessions as well as
receiving mentoring from the resident maker. They were given a
small bursary towards the development of their practice and
have also created new work for the exhibition.

Making Moves aimed to provide valuable opportunities for
learning. Makers gave masterclasses and lectures to Higher
and Further education institutions as well as talks to the wider
community. They wrote about the residency experiences on a
project blog, as well as coming together for regular networking
sessions.

To find out more about the project visit www.makingmoves.org and the
Makers’ Residency Blog www.makingmoves.posterous.com

Photos by Becky Matthews

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