Events.

Film & Media Showcase: Cineworks | WIFTV | DOC BC
Film & Media Showcase: Cineworks | WIFTV | DOC BC

28 June 2017—7:00pm-9:00pm
Cineworks Studio, 1131 Howe St (lane entrance), Vancouver, V6Z 2L7

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The Film and Media Showcase is a public forum for members of Cineworks, WIFTV and DOC BC. It provides filmmakers with an opportunity to share their work with other artists and the public, across genres and in a variety of lengths, in a space dedicated to discovery, discussion and inspiration. Each screening will be followed by a question and answer session with creators, with informal conversation and networking.


Program

Run The North | 48 min | 2016

Filmmaker: Jake Bergen (DOC BC)


Run the North is a documentary film that brings the Polar Bear Marathon to the screen... an extreme marathon which takes place in the 'Polar Bear Capital of the World'. Each year, the run brings together a unique collection of adventurers, each with fascinating stories to tell.

A Fare | 11 min 58 sec | 2016

Director/Producer: Lily Hui (WIFTV); Writer: Pamela Jones (WIFTV)
An elderly music teacher meets a curmudgeonly cabbie on his last fare of the day and their lives take a surprising detour. A Fare has screened at Film Cleveland Festival, Vancouver International Women In Film Festival and was finalist in competition at Austin Film Festival. It showed at the Palm Springs Festival Showcase where it was bought by the Gaia Network. 


In the Garden | 2 min 8 sec | 2016

Filmmaker: Gregory Brown (Cineworks)

A gardener recounts her conversation with a man from the coffee shop that morning. She fantasizes of what could have been until she comes back to reality and is grounded back in the moment of her garden. Simultaneously living in the past, present, and fantasy, she rallies her thoughts and finds comfort in herself.

VOKRA | 2 min 46 sec | 2017
Filmmaker: Anaïsa Visser (Cineworks)
A short video playfully engaging key issues behind the work of Vancouver Orphan Kitten Rescue Association. Created as part of Cineworks’ most recent Play It Forward initiative – an annual program of collaborations bringing together Metro Vancouver nonprofits and filmmakers to communicate the valuable work of the regional nonprofit sector.

LOUD | 3 min 30 sec | 2017
Filmmaker: Isabelle Swiderski (Cineworks)
A short video communicating the ethos and mission of LOUD Scholarship Foundation – a charity supporting the development of emerging leaders in the LGBTQ business community. Created as part of Cineworks’ most recent Play It Forward initiative – an annual program of collaborations bringing together Metro Vancouver nonprofits and filmmakers to communicate the valuable work of the regional nonprofit sector.


Artist Biographies

Jake Bergen
A relative newcomer to the world of documentary filmmaking, Fraser Valley-based Jake Bergen has a background in industry, business and marketing. Despite his interest in film at a young age, he was raised in a cult where the arts were largely considered taboo and as a result, his filmmaking aspirations have taken some time to materialize. He now manages a small non-profit studio by day through which he has produced hundreds of visual media pieces, and in his own time works on passion projects. Jake has produced short documentary-style content for the internet, and is striving to push his boundaries creatively. His first mid-length doc, Run the North, was filmed in Churchill, Manitoba. It premiered at the Winnipeg Real to Reel Film Festival in February, and was broadcast on Shaw TV Manitoba.

Lily Hui
Lily started on her path to film and television at Julliard School in New York as a Production Stage Manager, before joining EXPO '86 as Supervisor of Ceremonies.  In 1988, she began producing and production managing TV commercials for Polaris Entertainment, (Beyond the Line ) moving on to work as production supervisor, production manager and line producer on projects including Sands of Time (Warner Brothers); and Home Song (CBS).  Other credits include: Black River (for FOX); Kevin of the North (feature film); and Babylon 5 – Legend of the Rangers (Warner Brothers). Lily is in the final days of producing a Lifetime TV movie starring Catherine Zeta-Jones. A Fare is Lily's first film as director.

Pamela Jones
Pam has written for Knowledge Network for the past 13 years. She has only been screenwriting for the past two years and was thrilled to recently place in the Top 10 at the Cannes Short Screenplay Competition for co-writing Restoration, which also placed at the Cinefest screenwriting competition in Berlin. With a BA from UBC and a Broadcast degree from BCIT, she has written for ad agencies and several major market radio stations as a writer and talk show producer before founding Soundswrite, an audio production company. Recently Pam started StoryMaker Entertainment Inc. to write for and with producers. She is honoured to be on the Board of Directors of Women in Film and on the Advisory Board of BCIT.  

Gregory Brown
Gregory Brown is a filmmaker, cinematographer and editor who brings ten years of experience working with top commercial brands and film productions. His visual aesthetic reveals internal worlds, reshaping life's moments. [www.gjbdop.com](http://www.gjbdop.com).

Anaïsa Visser
Anaïsa grew up all over the world, namely in Mozambique, the United States, then France, before moving to Vancouver to pursue an undergraduate degree at Emily Carr University. She graduated in 2013 with a BFA in Film, Video and Integrated Media. Since then, she’s worked at Emily Carr University, Cineworks Independent Filmmakers Society, and most recently at William F. White.  She dedicates all of her spare time to helping others make their independent films, to writing and producing her own work, and volunteering with the Vancouver Orphan Kitten Rescue Association as a photographer and videographer. She is also humom to a feline by name of Simon. 

Isabelle Swiderski
Isabelle is a human-centered designer by trade and a filmmaker by choice. She has written and directed 2 dramatic shorts that went on to screen in festivals in North America and Europe. She is currently focused on telling stories in other ways but also writing a feature on a journalist covering the Syrian conflict.

Cineworks Studio, 1131 Howe St (lane entrance), Vancouver, V6Z 2L7 Cineworks events@cineworks.ca YYYY/MM/DD
Tinting and Toning Photochemical Film
Tinting and Toning Photochemical Film

25 June 2017—10:00am-5:00pm
Cineworks Annex, The Ironworks basement, 235 Alexander St, Vancouver (entry via driveway)

W Add to Calendar 2017-06-25 10:00 AM 2017-06-25 05:00 PM 6 Tinting and Toning Photochemical Film $60 + taxes | Cineworks Members
$75 + taxes | Concessions; Community Partner Members*
$90 + taxes | General Admission

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Tinting and toning expand the creative boundaries of black and white analogue film. By employing a range of different metals and dyes, filmmakers can imbue their prints with luscious blue, brown, burgundy and red tints and tones. Furthermore, tinting and toning can also dramatically improve the archival stability of film.

In this hands-on workshop, we will cover the different available toners (both pre-packaged and custom-mixed) and how to use them safely in the darkroom. Each participant will get the opportunity to tone film. The workshop is accessible and no previous knowledge of film techniques or technology is required.

Price of workshop includes all materials. Attendees are welcome to bring their own processed black and white print film for toning, but leave precious originals at home!


Schedule

* 10:00am-10:15am Welcome and introduction * 10:15am-12:00pm Introduction and overview to toning, available toners, workflow and darkroom safety * 12:00pm-12:45pm LUNCH * 1:00pm-5:00pm Darkroom session with different toners: iron blue, thiourea and selenium.
Please note: access to Cineworks Annex is via the driveway down the left side of the Ironworks Building. Please ring the buzzer to the right of the gate.


About the Instructor

Jesse Andrewartha was introduced to the magic of light and film as a post-graduate in scientific photography. A 16 year veteran of the motion picture visual effects industry, his films combine his two passions: cinema and the underwater world in all its forms. Jesse is Volunteer Technical Coordinator for Cineworks Annex analogue lab and studio.


Please note: access to membership discounts can be obtained with a Cineworks General Membership ($40 annually). Please call 604-685-3841 for details, or come to an orientation at our Howe Street location (see http://www.cineworks.ca/attend#events for bi-weekly schedule details).

*Members of Cineworks' community partner organizations, including WIFTV, DOC BC and VIVO, may select this ticket type.
Cineworks Annex, The Ironworks basement, 235 Alexander St, Vancouver (entry via driveway) Cineworks events@cineworks.ca YYYY/MM/DD
Shameless: the ART of Disabilty – Free Screening
Shameless: the ART of Disabilty – Free Screening

18 June 2017—7:30pm-9:30pm
VIFF Vancity Theatre, 1181 Seymour Street, Vancouver

S Add to Calendar 2017-06-18 07:30 PM 2017-06-18 09:30 PM 6 Shameless: the ART of Disabilty – Free Screening Screening starts 7.30pm

Gathering Festival, Cineworks, NFB and VIFF Vancity Theatre present Bonnie Sherr-Klein's feature documentary on art, activism and disability, along with a selection of short films by Vancouver integrated arts company All Bodies Dance, Vancouver Adapted Music Society, North Shore Disability Resource Centre with Jennifer Shanse, and Gathering Place Community Centre with Neil Vokey.

In Bonnie Sherr-Klein’s film, art and activism are the starting point for a funny and intimate portrait of five surprising individuals with diverse disabilities. Packed with humour and raw energy, this film follows the gang of five from BC to Nova Scotia, as they create and present their own images of the challenges with which they strive and thrive.

The screening is part of Gathering Festival 2017 – a free music and arts celebration taking place in June each year, in Emery Barnes Park and the Gathering Place Community Centre, Vancouver, in partnership with Access Awareness Day – a comprehensive campaign to raise awareness about disability, accessibility, and inclusion. Each year Gathering Festival partners with SPARC BC and members of All Bodies Dance to celebrate this important day.

According to SPARC BC, Access Awareness Day is about understanding the importance of inclusion; the recognition that both the right and the opportunity to participate in all aspects of human life enable individuals and communities to celebrate their diversity and recognize their responsibilities. Access Awareness Day takes place on the first Saturday of June but is about more than just one day a year. It is a call to respond creatively and purposefully to build a society where barriers to inclusion are removed, and to ensure the independence, self-esteem, dignity, and security of all citizens. Shameless: the ART of Disability continues this call as part of Gathering Festival's main weekend of activities.

Please note: Shameless: The ART of Disability has Open Captioning.
VIFF Vancity Theatre, 1181 Seymour Street, Vancouver Cineworks events@cineworks.ca YYYY/MM/DD
Integrating Visions: The Director–DOP Dynamic
Integrating Visions: The Director–DOP Dynamic

10 June 2017—2:00pm-5:00pm
Cineworks Studio, 1131 Howe St (lane entrance), Vancouver, V6Z 2L7

W Add to Calendar 2017-06-10 02:00 PM 2017-06-10 05:00 PM 6 Integrating Visions: The Director–DOP Dynamic Cineworks and [F-O-R-M](http://www.f-o-r-m.ca) (Festival Of Recorded Movement) present an afternoon workshop on the essential ingredients for successful collaboration between the Director and Director of Photography (DOP) in film and video production.

Duration: 3 hours

$45 + taxes | Cineworks Members
$60 + taxes | Concessions; Community Partner Members*
$75 + taxes | General Admission

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The dynamic between Director and DOP plays a crucial role in maximizing a script’s visual potential. Directors and DOPs are each responsible for powerful forms of visioning that must be integrated for efficient and effective production, and knowing how to negotiate this integration is an essential professional tool for each individual in one of these roles.

Directors oversee the coherence of complex elements during production and a dependable dynamic with the DOP is a keystone in this structure. The DOP’s artistic vision and technical skill are essential ingredients to success, but getting the best results out of available resources and conditions goes deeper, requiring sensitivity to the bigger picture behind each scene, and to the unique interpretation each actor can bring to a performance.

Join Director Marshall Axani and Director of Photography Naim Sutherland, as they discuss the working relationship that has brought them through three award winning short films, Crazy8s The Vessel (2012), Hot Shots Shorts Winner and winner of 13 Leo Awards Anxious Oswald Greene (2013), Cold Reading Series and Harold Greenberg Shorts to Features winner Mina.Minerva (2014) and into their first feature film together, The Canon (2017), supported by the Telefilm Microbudget Production Program.


In this workshop, participants will:

* Examine elements that make the distinctive look and feel of each film, such as colour palette, lighting, lensing and camera movement, and how these can communicate the emotional subtext to the audience. * Discuss how to manage a 'visual image system' by utilizing elements like hair, makeup, and wardrobe. * Learn what to look for when hiring a DOP (Directors), and what to bring to interviews (DOPs). * Watch and participate while Naim and Marshall unpack the visual elements of their Telefilm feature.


About the Instructors

Acclaimed for his stunning optical style, Naim Sutherland is a visual narrator who has a passion for fantasy and period genres. His lens choices, astute use of the art design, colour palette and frame movement to speak in emotions using tone and imagery throughout, has won him several awards including best cinematography at the Vancouver Short Film Festival and a Leo Award both in 2014.

[naimsutherland.com](http://www.naimsutherland.com)

Marshall Axani is an award winning writer and director who has established himself as a versatile and highly ambitious storyteller with a focus on emotionally engaging narrative films. Marshall has also secured a reputation as a skilled pitcher, winning some of Canada’s top film grants from which he has been able to create an array of short films.

[marshallaxani.com](http://www.marshallaxani.com)


Accessibility: wheelchair access to washrooms via temporary ramp; washroom door frames may not accommodate wider gauge wheelchairs. Wider facilities are accessible at our neighbour Breka Bakery (DAvie/Hornby); please email programs[at]cineworks.ca with any access-related questions or concerns.


*Members of Cineworks' community partner organizations, including WIFTV, DOC BC and VIVO, may select this ticket type.
Cineworks Studio, 1131 Howe St (lane entrance), Vancouver, V6Z 2L7 Cineworks events@cineworks.ca YYYY/MM/DD
Film & Media Showcase: Cineworks | WIFTV | DOC BC
Film & Media Showcase: Cineworks | WIFTV | DOC BC

31 May 2017—7:00pm-9:00pm
Cineworks Studio, 300-1131 Howe St (lane entrance), Vancouver, V6Z 2L7

S Add to Calendar 2017-05-31 07:00 PM 2017-05-31 09:00 PM 6 Film & Media Showcase: Cineworks | WIFTV | DOC BC Doors: 7.00pm; Screening: 7.20pm; FREE

The Film and Media Showcase is a public forum for members of Cineworks, WIFTV and DOC BC. It provides filmmakers with an opportunity to share their work with other artists and the public, across genres and in a variety of lengths, in a space dedicated to discovery, discussion and inspiration. Each screening will be followed by a question and answer session with creators, with informal conversation and networking.


Your Farmer Keith; 2017; 13 min; HD Video
Director: Lois Neu (WIFTV)
Ride alongside Keith and delve into the life of an independent organic farmer, sharing his perspectives on family, Community Shared Agriculture and Temporary Foreign Workers.

Cadence (Trailer); 2017; 2 min; HD video
Editor: Arun Fryer (DOC BC)
Director: Alexander Lasheras; Producers: Nicolas Ayerbe Barona (Cineworks) and Arun Fryer (DOC BC)
A new trailer for Vancouver-made feature, Cadence (2016) – A tense psychological thriller, currently in its festival run including VIFF, Montreal World Film Festival, Cinequest and Green Bay (2016), in addition to racking up the greatest number of Leo Awards nominations (2017).

Wedding; 10 min; 2015; SD video
Director: Xiaojin Ding (WIFTV)
A young woman releases herself from her failed marriage and chooses a nice, older man to be her second husband. She begins a new chapter of life.

Pacific Immigrant Resources Society; 2017; 2 min 23 sec; HD video;
Director: Ana Carrizales (DOC BC; Cineworks)
Producers: Arun Fryer (DOC BC); Nicolas Ayerbe (Cineworks);
A PSA created to communicate the important work of PIRS. The project is part of Cineworks 2017 Play It Forward Initiative, bringing Metro Vancouver nonprofits and filmmakers together to help build awareness of the region’s vital nonprofit sector via the moving-image.

Einst; 12min; 2016; HD digital transfer from 16mm film
Director: Jessica Johnson (Cineworks)
A lone woman hikes to a secluded section of the Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve and slips into the waters of the Seymour River.

Broken Masters; 2015; 10 min 40 sec; HD Video
Director: James Kingstone (Cineworks)
His best days behind him, a former street fight champion obsesses over his former glory from the couch. Then one day trouble comes knocking at his door.

If I Walk Away; 2017; 3 min; HD Video
Director: Arun Fryer (DOC BC)
Singer-songwriter: Jason Mitchell
'If I Walk Away' is an original song composed for the documentary 'Before She's Gone…’, Directed by Arun Fryer. Written and performed by Jason Mitchell (with Randy Schultz on guitar), this is Jason's first release in several years after taking a break from music, and has been nominated for a Leo Award for best song in a documentary short.


Biographies

Originally from Colombia, Nicolas Ayerbe produced the feature film 'Cadence' which one the MustSeeBC award at its premiere at Vancouver International Film Festival. In addition to producing film and commercial work, Nic is graduating with a Masters in Digital Media from the Center for Digital Media where he focused on project management, interactive storytelling and movie marketing.

Anna Carrizales is an actor and director, known for Playback (2009), Idiots=Product+Money (2010) and Piles of Dirty Duck Weed (2010).

Xiaojin Ding earned a Bachelor of Economics and MBA before studying Film at Beijing Film Academy, Digital Film Production at Langara College, and Fine Arts at Emily Carr University. Xiaojin is also Director of BC registered non-profit Aperture Theaterworks Society, and in addition to writing and acting, is a keen painter and poet.

Arun Fryer is a Vancouver-based filmmaker, producer & director. His films and projects have screened around the world in numerous international festivals, and he was the recipient of the 2013 Vancouver Mayor's Arts Award for Emerging Artist in Film & Media. Arun currently sits on the Board of Directors for DOC BC.

Jessica Johnson is an experimental filmmaker living in Vancouver, B.C. She is a recent graduate from the Film Honours B.F.A. program at Simon Fraser University. She has made a number of short experimental films with a focus on invisible narratives or embedded histories within landscape.

James Kingstone is a writer-director whose character-driven work explores such diverse themes as grief, self-deception, mental illness, and psychedelic ice cream. Fascinated by people and social subtlety, he paired his film studies (VFS) with psychology (UBC) and has a diverse body of work including short films, branded content, and, more recently, virtual reality. James lives in Vancouver and is a co-founder of East Van Showcase and a principal at Hammer & Tong.

Lois Neu is a Independent Producer/Director/ with a secret aspiration to eventually add Cinematographer to her resume. She graduated from the Film Production program at VFS in April of 2016 and recently completed her first film Your Farmer, Keith (a Bio Pic on an Independent Organic Farmer) and is excited to embark on her next project.


Picture: Broken Masters, poster detail (artwork by Rita Fei)
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Programming.

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Volunteering.

How to Volunteer at Cineworks

Volunteering at Cineworks is a great opportunity to connect with like-minded people in Vancouver’s media arts community. Members and non-members alike are welcome to volunteer, although privilege will be given to current members in good standing. Please visit our Cast/Crew/Wanted Ads section if you are looking specifically for on set experience.

Cineworks is a member-driven organization and runs on its core of amazing volunteers. All current members are expected to volunteer a minimum of 10 hours per year as part of your membership duties.

Annex.

The Annex Production Facility

Located in Vancouver’s Railtown District in the historic Ironworks Building, Cineworks Annex is an analogue studio specializing in celluloid cinematic practices. The Annex is a communal studio space that is home to our past Local Artists in Residences and houses a dark room, optical printing, Steenbeck flatbed editor, film processing/printing facilities, and an animation stand.

We recommend doing an orientation for those interested in learning more about the Annex. It is a mandatory step before using the facilities. To schedule an orientation, please contact annex@cineworks.ca. When you come to the Annex for your orientation, please ring the doorbell on the right side of the metal gate at the bottom of the slope.

Please note that the Annex does not have regular office hours. If you want to go to the Annex you have to book an appointment. Send an e-mail to annex@cineworks.ca for inquiries about the Annex or if you want to go to the annex for an orientation.

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