30 x 30: Newly Commissioned Works Screen at AGO Jackman Hall

 Larissa Fan, Jean-Paul Kelly

Stills from Larissa Fan's “The tide goes in, the tide goes out” and Jean-Paul Kelly's “A Minimal Difference”



In celebration of three decades of filmmaking the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT)
has commissioned thirty Canadian film veterans and emerging voices to make new works originating on
or in the spirit of Super 8mm film. Without thematic guidance other than the small-format film gauge
these artists have produced twenty-nine stunning new works. From lively animations to sparse landscape
studies and diaristic narratives these films and videos illustrate the breadth of work being produced

With this project we are not only celebrating LIFT, but also celebrating film itself. When the end of film is
pronounced on a daily basis, in favour of the newest digital hype, there is a beauty to the slow materiality
of film in iconic yellow boxes and thousands of tiny pictures etched in silver. In 30 years the materials
have changed but the clarity of vision and expressive desire has remained.


30 x 30 – Three Nights of Films for 30 Years of Filmmaking

8:00pm Thursday, January 19, 2012

8:00pm Friday, January 20, 2012

8:00pm Saturday, January 21, 2012


THURSDAY, JANUARY 19, 2012 at 8:00PM

Prashant Miranda, "In Memory Of The Northern Red Oak", 3:10

Mike Hoolboom, "Forest Walk", 8:00

Alan Zweig "30 Found Clips and a story I've told before", 8:00

R. Bruce Elder "Return to Nature! The True Natural Method Of Healing and Living and the True Salvation Of the Soul: Paradise Regained -- The Core Of the Body -- Water, Human Curative Power, Light, Air, Earth, Food, Fruit Culture", 7:20

Kika Thorne "Solidarities: Social Physics Test Rolls 1&2 + Asmaa Mahfouz (2011) and I'll Follow You (2011)", 6:00

Heather Keung  "Lifting for 30", 2:40

John Porter "Light Sleeper", 3:00

Adam Rosen and John Creson "ProMeTheeUs", 9:52

Marcos Arriaga "Assembly", 5:00

Christina Battle, "when the smog-filled wind began to howl", 4:55


FRIDAY, JANUARY 20, 2012 at 8:00PM

Midi Onodera, "The Grand Design", 9:25

Alison Duke "In Search of a Word", 3:00

Greg Woodbury "Medical Test Chronicles: Victoria's MRI Story", 6:30

Ant Horasanli "Inhibit", 4:27

Raha Shirazi "The Story Ends When The Story Begins", 4:12

Jean-Paul Kelly "A Minimal Difference", 4:00

Jorge Lozano "Let there be Shadows", 8:00

Madi Piller "7200 Frames Under The Sun", 3:30

Ulysses Castellanos "Queen’s Plate 2011", 6:40


SATURDAY, JANUARY 21, 2012 at 8:00PM

Susan Oxtoby "Diary 1993-94", 11:00

Alexandre Larose "Portrait De La Place Ville Marie", 3:30

Chris Kennedy "Towards a Vanishing Point", 8:00

Larissa Fan "The tide goes in, the tide goes out", 5:30

Julieta María "Pisando Fuerte / On Firm Ground", 4:00

Nobu Adilman "A+", 3:37

John Price "LIFE | DEATH", 10:00

Francisca Duran "Even if my hands were full of truths", 5:00

Scott Miller Berry "2001/1988" , 6:00

Tess Girard, "Just Passing Through", 5:35


LIFT’s 30 x 30 commissioning project has been supported by the Initiatives Program of the Canada Council for the Arts (Media Arts Section).


After party will be on Saturday, January 21st at 10:00pm.
Hotel Ocho, 195 Spadina Avenue. Free admission. Cash Bar.

Thursday, January 19, 2012 - 8:00pm - Saturday, January 21, 2012 - 8:00pm
AGO Jackman Hall
317 Dundas Street West (McCaul Street entrance)
Toronto, ON