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Dear IFCO supporter, Please allow me to introduce myself. My name is Anya Vanderlaan and I am a film studies student at the University of Ottawa. As an artist and filmmaker, I will be forever thankful to the opportunities afforded to me by IFCO. I am a better filmmaker because of IFCO and I would like to tell you why. Most contemporary filmmakers rely on a digital medium to tell their stories. Digital is anRead More
Dear IFCO supporter, I am writing to you on behalf of an organization that is very dear to me: The Independent Filmmakers Co-operative of Ottawa (IFCO). I have been involved with IFCO for going on five years, and although IFCO allows me to fulfil my passion for filmmaking, the skills I have developed from IFCO extend far beyond film. My story at IFCO started in the summer of 2012. I had just finished my firstRead More
  My name is Yan Ran Zhu and I am a student in film studies at Carleton University—I expect to graduate with a degree in film Studies this year. During my research and studies about film theory and history, I began to take an interest in filmmaking. At first I was shooting on digital, but I have always wondered how film actually works. Through a filmmaker friend, I was introduced to the Independent Filmmakers Co-operativeRead More
@IFCOFilm thanks @DerickFage @daytimeottawa for promoting Filmmaker Eh! mobile app — Indie Filmmaking (@IFCOFilm) June 25, 2015   IFCO’s Executive Director, Patrice James, and Interim Technical Director, Brandon Ng, were thrilled to have an exciting opportunity to appear on Daytime Ottawa on Rogers TV with hosts Derick Fage and Roula Thomas, to promote the Filmmaker EH! app. Patrice and Brandon chatted about IFCO, its importance in the arts community, and the relevance ofRead More

Expanded Cinema: A Cinema of Liberation!

Posted on April 30, 2015
Expanded Cinema: A Cinema of Liberation! By Rébecca Mamane In my opinion, the “expansion” of cinema relates to the novel and innovative use of all elements which pertain to the moving image, including the manipulation of the physical medium, the method of public presentation, the palette of filmmaking techniques applied, and even the literal expansion of the cinema beyond the screen through the juxtaposition of live performance with image projection. Expanded cinema is about liberatingRead More

Cinema Expanded

Posted on April 13, 2015
by Patrice James Various experimental filmmakers are lauding and embracing the concept of Expanded Cinema as it relates to film; these avant-garde film artists are leading the charge; attempting to create an antithetical cinematic experience.  As the commercial film industries both in North America & globally continue to be the ‘pushers’ of new digital technologies as the most viable mode for both the production & presentation of moving imagery; and while various pundits continue toRead More

Intermedia and The Identity of Film

Posted on April 10, 2015
Intermedia and The Identity of Film By Sasha Vreca “What is your understanding about the notion of expanded cinema in the 21stcentury as it relates to the film medium?”   Upon trying to answer this question I found myself in a total state of mind fog, unable to articulate with full confidence my thoughts on the subject. This was partially due to the fact that we’re presently experiencing a constant state of intermedia with regardsRead More

EXPANDED CINEMA? 21st century?

Posted on April 10, 2015
Expanded Cinema? 21st century? Dave Johnson The term Expanded cinema was first used in the mid 1960’s by artists Carolee Schneemann and Stan Vanderbeek to describe their multimedia performances. Later, in the early 1970’s, a book titled “Expanded Cinema” was published by Gene Youngblood. Expanded Cinema, simply argued, is the form of motion picture projection or exhibition which denies that of the traditional conventions of the industrial model of cinema as known to the mainstream viewer.Read More
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