Photophobia 2020

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2020 PROGRAM
Photophobia: Contemporary Moving Image Festival

Program 1: August 6, 7:00 pm Online
Program 2: August 7, 7:00 pm Online
Program 3: August 8, 7:00 pm Online

Photophobia is the 14th annual festival of short-format contemporary media, film, video and moving image hosted in partnership between the Art Gallery of Hamilton and Hamilton Artists Inc. Established in 1999, Photophobia was Hamilton’s first film and video festival dedicated to experimental time-based media at a time when there were no such platforms in the Hamilton community. Not limited by restrictions or themes, Photophobia showcases creative, unconventional and experimental approaches to contemporary time-based media. Usually, the festival is comprised of two free screenings, presented every August under the cover of night in the Irving Zucker Sculpture Garden at the Art Gallery of Hamilton and the ArcelorMittal Dofasco Courtyard at Hamilton Artists Inc. This year, we will adapt to our changing environment and celebrate the annual festival through an online platform!

The Photophobia 2020 Program Guide is available to view as a PDF: CLICK HERE


Program 1:
Thursday, August 6, 7:00 pm
Online, Followed by a Live Q&A Conversation With the Filmmakers

Kasia Sosnowski (Lethbridge) – caress, 2019 (3:33)
Chanelle Lajoie (Winnipeg) – Métis Femme Bodies, 2019 (5:51)
Derek Jenkins (Hamilton) – Grounders, 2020 (5:10)
Maria Simmons (Burlington) – Density Test, 2019 (7:09)
Annie St-Jean (Inverness, Quebec) – Tchîîdîîp tchîîdîîp, 2020 (6:48)
Sonali Menezes (Hamilton) – Genuflect (when i’m on my knees), 2020 (4:53)
Leena Raudvee (Toronto) – making space for the fumble, the fall: drawing a line, 2020 (5:05)
Ben Edelberg (Toronto) – They Looked at Me and I Smiled, 2019 (12:00)
Emilie Crewe (Vancouver) – ORINTHONICS, 2020 (2:53)
Úna Quigley (Galway, Ireland) – Birds of my weakness, 2018 (8:40)
Vicky Sabourin (Montreal) – Becoming Invisible, 2018 (9:17)


Program 2:
Friday, August 7, 7:00 pm
Online, Followed by a Live Q&A Conversation With the Filmmakers

Juliet Di Carlo (Toronto) – I’ve Got a Case of the Mondays, 2020 (2:20)
Sylvia Matas (Winnipeg) – New Rooms, 2020 (2:07)
Hayashi Yuki × Center for iPS Cell Research and Application (CiRA), Kyoto University (Hyogo, Japan) – Cells and Glass, 2020 (8:55)
Sharlene Bamboat (Montreal) – The Wind Sleeps Standing Up, 2017 (12:00)
Katherine Boyer (Winnipeg) – A Valley in Twain, 2019 (2:45)
Warren Chan (Toronto) – I Dream of Vancouver, 2020 (7:05)
Maedeh Mosaverzadeh (Calgary) – 12 minutes forever III, 2020 (00:51)
Jean-Pierre Marchant (York) – A Life on the Borderlands, 2020 (9:00)
Yam Lau (Toronto) – Rotation: In the Texture of the World, 2019 (6:08)
Sepideh Tajalizadeh Dashti (Tennessee, USA) – Counterpoint, 2020 (10:00)
Donna Szoke (St. Catharines) – Midst, 2019 (4:00)


Program 3:
Saturday, August 8, 7:00 pm
Online, Followed by a Live Q&A Conversation With the Filmmakers

Nathan Adler (Mono, Ontario) – Gawiin Gego, 2020 (3:34)
Francisca Duran (Toronto) – It Matters What, 2019 (9:06)
Alison Postma (Toronto) – A Perfectly Healed Wound, 2019 (3:27)
Dawn George (Hammonds Plains, Nova Scotia) – Anthology for Fruits and Vegetables, 2019 (14:52)
Miya Turnbull (Halifax, Nova Scotia) – In Between, 2019 (3:39)
Sarah Edmondson (Dublin, Ireland) – The Clinching Gift, 2020 (10:24)
Kofi Oduro/Illest Preacha (Montreal) – Coded Universe, 2020 (3:19)
Chantel Mierau (Winnipeg) – Obraumche (How to get the sweet from the centre), 2019 (9:36)
Chris Myhr (Hamilton) – Fathoms: The Weight of Smoke, 2018 (5:45)



Photophobia is made possible through project support by the Incite Foundation, and Canada Council for the Arts

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