Artist Talk and Workshop - North Country Cinema

Registration is Required, 1 hour with Q&A

Personal Filmmaking: Art and Industry in Contemporary Canadian Film

In their Artist Talk and Workshop at Sled Island, guest film curators Alexander Carson and Kyle Thomas. will discuss their methodology in terms of balancing creative goals and financial restraints while building a body of work. This presentation will include screenings of short films and clips from NCC’s early work, while also looking ahead to future projects and discussing opportunities for professional development in media arts in Canada. Carson and Thomas will also discuss the significance of regional filmmaking practices, as well as the challenges and advantages to building an art-cinema scene in Calgary. Q & A will follow the presentation.

About the Curators: Alexander Carson and Kyle Thomas are founding members of North Country Cinema, a Calgary-based media arts company dedicated to the production and distribution of director-driven film and video content. They have collaborated on dozens of projects over the past ten years, mostly short dramatic films. After meeting at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema at Concordia University in Montreal, they founded North Country Cinema in Calgary in 2005. Since then, their short works have won numerous awards and garnered critical acclaim across North America and Europe, screening at prestigious festivals such as SXSW, the CFC Worldwide Short Film Festival, and Telefilm Canada’s showcase in Cannes. Later this year they will enter the world of feature film production with Down In The Valley, a dramatic project by writer/director Kyle Thomas, with Alexander Carson and North Country Cinema’s newest partner, Cameron Macgowan, as producers with financing from Telefilm Canada.

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