2017 Visiting Artist

Philip Hoffman

We are thrilled to welcome prolific Canadian filmmaker Philip Hoffman to Calgary for the 25th annual $100 Film Festival.

“Philip Hoffman is one of the few contemporary filmmakers whose work provides a bridge to the classical themes of death, diaspora, memory, and finally, transcendence.” (Martha Rosler)

He has been honored with more than a dozen retrospectives of his work. In 2001 the publication Landscape with Shipwreck: First Person Cinema and the Films of Philip Hoffman, was released comprising some 25 essays. He has received numerous awards including the San Francisco International Film Festival’s Golden Gate Award and the Ann Arbor Film Festival’s Gus Van Sant Award. In 2016 he received the Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts. Hoffman currently teaches at York University, and since 1994, has been the Artistic Director of the Independent Imaging Retreat (Film Farm). 

Offsite presentation:   

Broadcast Lab
@ Arts Commons monitors from March 1 - 31

Artist Talk:

Process Cinema
@ SS 203, University of Calgary (2500 University Drive NW)
Friday March 24, 2:30 p.m.

Process Cinema explores a creative tradition in alternative filmmaking that is improvisational and interactive. Through this process-driven methodology, the screenplay as governing document is replaced by a fluid integration of writing, shooting and editing, not necessarily in that order. Philip Hoffman will speak about how Process Cinema has been developed in his films and in the hand-processing workshop he founded in rural Ontario, The Independent Imaging Retreat (aka Film Farm).


Film Farm on the Road

For more than 20 years Philip Hoffman and his dedicated staff have offered the Independent Imaging Retreat which focuses on handmade, hand processed, improvisational filmmaking.  “Film Farm On The Road”, is a 4-hour hands-on workshop that will touch on a range of techniques and practices, offered at the Film Farm including: hand processing movie film, (the conventional process with chemistry and a less toxic, `green’ process which involves coffee, flowers and vitamin-c!), tinting, toning, hand-painting and solarisation. As well, Hoffman will speak about and show works born out of his practice of `Process Cinema’, a creative tradition in alternative filmmaking that is improvisational and interactive, which Hoffman has been advancing since the 1980’s.

$75 for Members $115 for Non-Members | registration: production@csif.org | 403 205 4747 

Member rate for all Analog Film Gathering Delegates