LIFT Touring Workshop with London Ontario Media Arts Association (LOMAA): Process Cinema



LIFT Touring Workshop with London Ontario Media Arts Association:

Process Cinema with Phil Hoffman and Eva Kolcze



Saturday, October 3 and Sunday, October 4, 2015

10am - 6pm

Fanshawe College 
Main Campus
1001 Fanshawe College Blvd.
A Building, RM A1023


Members/ Students: $65

General: $85

Cost includes chemistry and 16mm film.

Register online here

Enrollment is limited to 8 people.


Pre-registration required (via LOMAA) by Thursday, September 24, 2015 before 5pm



Because the instructors are traveling for the workshops we require pre-registration. We require five business day cancellation notice for a full refund. A minimum of four people is required to run the workshop.


For over 20 years Philip Hoffman has been developing a methodology for process cinema and handmade filmmaking through the Independent Imaging Retreat (film farm), a film residency for artists in Mount Forest, Ontario. Bringing the workshop to North Bay, participants will experiment with the medium of film and learn to shoot on 16mm with the Bolex camera and hand process the images. Tinting and toning to create vibrant colors, solarization, and other film manipulation techniques will also be covered. Filmmaker and artist Eva Kolcze will co-facilitate the workshop and share film decay techniques.


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. This way of working ‘through’ process has a comparative body of work in music, through jazz, in art, through ‘action painting’, in the performative aspects of the sketchbook or through ‘spontaneous prose’ in beat poetry.


A film artist of memory and association, Philip Hoffman has long been recognized as Canada’s pre-eminent diary and landscape filmmaker. He apprenticed in Europe with Peter Greenaway in 1985, on the set of Zed and Two Noughts and made ?O,Zoo! (The Making of a Fiction Film) (1985). In 2001 the Images Festival in Toronto launched Landscape with Shipwreck: First Person Cinema and the Films of Philip Hoffman, comprising some 25 essays by academics and artists. In 2002 he received the Golden Gate Award from the San Francisco International Film Festival and the Gus Van Sant Award from the Ann Arbor Film Festival for What these ashes wanted, a diaristic meditation on loss and grief. His research into the history of the land in Southern Ontario began in 2009 with the feature-length experimental documentary, All Fall Down, a reflection on childhood, property, ecology and love. In 2014, Hoffman completed two films: Slaughterhouse (based on a 2013 installation in the exhibition “Landslide: Possible Futures” at the Markham Museum in Ontario), and Aged, have been awarded at the Black Maria Festival in New Jersey and the Onion City Film Festival in Chicago. He is the artistic director of the Independent Imaging Retreat (Film Farm) and currently teaches film at York University.


Eva Kolcze is a Toronto-based artist and filmmaker whose work explores themes of landscape, architecture and the body.  Her work has screened locally and internationally at venues and festivals including Anthology Film Archives, The International Rotterdam Film Festival, International Short Film Festival Oberhausen and The Images Festival.


This workshop is part of LIFT's Touring Filmmaking Workshops with media arts centers throughout Ontario. The touring program is generously supported by the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF).


Saturday, October 3, 2015 - 10:00am - Sunday, October 4, 2015 - 6:00pm
Fanshawe College Main Campus
1001 Fanshawe College Blvd. A Building, RM A1023
London, ON