Absence

Absence

Available on VHS

Absence describes the human journey of loss as one of the natural cycles of the earth. Patterns of colour, motion and rhythm evoke the experience musically, allowing the viewer space for their own interpretation of this experimental film.

apart

apart

Available on DVD

Filmmaker Richard Martin creates an atmospheric meditation in apart. He marries fluid visuals and views of the world through tracks of raindrops on glass with a powerful yet subtle sound design to created a cinematic poem on rain. 

As Seen on TV

As Seen on TV

Available on DVD

Much of the imagery seen on TV is first captured on film; here the filmmaker has reversed the process.

Atmosphere

Atmosphere

Available on DVD

In Atmosphere the camera pans back and forth over a body of water at a varying tempo and most people assume that a camera operator is in charge. The final image of the film carries a great deal of significance. It opens up a gap between the film's appearance and its reality; what it appears to be - what it imitates - is not an object or scene from everyday life, but a film.

BACKBONE: Vancouver Experimental Cinema 1967-1981

BACKBONE: Vancouver Experimental Cinema 1967-1981

Available on DVDContains Closed Captioning

Celebrating artistic innovation in Vancouver from 1967 to 1981, this documentary follows a period when Canada was an international hub for experimental film. Vancouver artists, on Canada's west coast, had a particularly dynamic scene that inspired an enduring body of work that resonates today.

 

Backstage at the Nursery Rhyme

Backstage at the Nursery Rhyme

Available on DVD

In this short animation, Al Sens gives us a glimpse of what goes on behind the scenes of a nursery rhyme.

Beat Around the Bush

Beat Around the Bush

Available on DVD

Three seniors in this short comedic drama bring a whole new context to a popular phrase.

Bihttoš

Bihttoš

Available on DVD

Commissioned by the imagineNATIVE Film and Media Arts Festival for the Embargo Collective II, Bihttoš is an unconventional documentary that explores the complex relationship between a father and daughter. Through animation, re-enactments and family photos, Writer/Director Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers delves into the dissolution of her parents' mythic love story and how past injustices have coloured her perception of love.

 

 

Blue Movie

Blue Movie

Available on DVD

"Clouds & waves passing over & under hypnotic reductions of elements washing yr eyeballs the rainbow edges are all in yr mind recommended for seeing."
     - Sigmund Freud

Bricolage

Bricolage

Available on DVD

Using found footage of the Queen, an old radio, a scene from a fifties movie, and phrases that are repeated, echoed, and transformed electronically, Rimmer presents another in his series of meditations on the nature of the cinematic images.

Chanterelle Rain

Chanterelle Rain

Available on DVD

Chanterelle Rain is an evocative, animated love song to the summer rains that give us the treasured culinary gift of chanterelle mushrooms.

Characters in Colour

Characters in Colour

Available on DVD

In Characters in Colour, Al Sens displays his talent for drawing by combining colourful, playful animation with a light piano melody.

A Childs Best Friend

A Child's Best Friend

After all the adults have left the room, a little girl sits on the couch and confides in her teddy bear.

Current

Current

Available on DVD

An observation of conceptual and minimalist patterns of light by structural film artist Ellie Epp.

Digital Psyche

Digital Psyche

Available on DVD

Continuing his exploration of the unexpected outcomes from the fusion of chemistry and mark-making on clear 35mm film, Rimmer brings to life the energies of the seven ancient chakras.

Diminished

Diminished

Available on DVD

Loss, time and memory are represented in this poetic, non-verbal, short film that employs a structural cinema approach.

Dreamtime

Dreamtime

Available on DVD

Using playful animated drawings, Al Sens shows us where dreams come from and that not everything is what it seems.

An Eye for an Eye

An Eye for an Eye

Available on DVD

Abstract, haunting images painted directly onto the surface of 35mm film rhythmically build to the sound of contemporary world music.

Fowl Play

Fowl Play

Available on DVD

After witnessing a crime, a citizen in distress visits a less than interested inspector.

A Funny Cow

A Funny Cow

Available on DVD

The animation follows the narration in this film as Al Sens brings to life a poem being read out loud by a little girl.

A Galactic Chance

A Galactic Chance

Available on DVD

What would happen if a U.F.O. landed on Earth? Al Sens answers this question in the animated short, A Galactic Chance.

Gasping for Air

Gasping for Air

Available on DVD

By combining photography, 2D paint animation, image processing and live video with the visual elements of 3D graphics, Leslie Bishko has created a stunning work of computer animation.

Give That Person There a Camera

Available on DVD

Voice-over narration recounts a tired young worker's trip home, while the camera records the simple, passing details his mind stores.

A Hard Day at the Office

A Hard Day at the Office

Available on DVD

An inspector continuously misses an important phone call as he tries to entertain himself during a long day at the office.

Intemperance

Intemperance

Available on DVD

Based on a historical event recounted by the Ojibway author, George Copway in 1851, Intemperance takes a satirical look at the introduction of "fire-water" to a village on Lake Superior in the early days of colonialism. The film is fiction with narration taken directly from Copway's writing and reveals a tale as morally complex today as it was over a hundred years ago.