Media City Film Festival partnership with the AGW


Film. Develop. Project
16mm Film Workshops with Nicky Hamlyn (UK)

Saturday, May 5, 2012 | 11 am – 4:30 pm

Media City Film Festival partners with the AGW yearly to celebrate its May festival which attracts filmmakers and audience members from around the globe to participate in five days of film screenings, live performances, exhibitions and artist's discussions in Windsor and Detroit. Over the years the festival has achieved critical acclaim and international recognition for its "sheer excellence in programming" and is recognized as a leading venue in the world of artist's film and video. For complete program information visit: .

In partnership with the 18th edition of Media City Film Festival and the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto, the Art Gallery of Windsor is thrilled to offer FREE 16mm film workshops led by acclaimed English filmmaker Nicky Hamlyn.

During these one-day intensive workshops, participants will be introduced to basic 16mm film production. The workshops will begin with a technical introduction to the Bolex spring-wound camera, light meter and lights. After this, participants will jointly shoot a roll of black and white film which will then be hand-processed in a developing tank. When the film is dry, the work will be projected and a rough digital transfer will be made. Each participant will leave with a digital copy of the film to take away for editing. Although the workshop does not cover editing, there will be an introduction to the various ways in which film can be taken forward into post-production.

See the film made during Saturday April 28's workshop:

Each one-day workshop will be limited to a maximum of six participants. There will only be three workshops in total, so early registration is a must.

Workshop registration available here:

Nicky Hamlyn studied Fine Art at the University of Reading. From 1979-1981 he was workshop organizer at the London Filmmaker's Cooperative, where he co-founded the magazine Undercut. He is currently professor of Experimental Film at the University for the Creative Arts, Maidstone, Kent and visiting lecturer to the Royal College of Art, London, UK. His work has been exhibited at venues and festivals worldwide, including at six previous editions of Media City and in recent solo screenings at the Pacific Film Archive (Berkeley), Double Negative (Montréal) and the Ann Arbor Film Festival. His book Film Art Phenomena was published by the British Film Institute (2003). He has also published widely on aspects of artists' / experimental film and video, most recently on the expanded projector films of Lis Rhodes, Steve Farrer and Guy Sherwin in the book Expanded Cinema (Tate, 2011). He has completed over forty films, videos and installations since 1974.

Organized by Media City Film Festival:

Media City would like to acknowledge the generous support of the Ontario Arts Council, the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Trillium Foundation, its sponsors, donors and members. Special thanks to Ben Donoghue and the staff and board at Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto.

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