Enrico Mandirola - Spring 2011 Residency Screening and Artist Talk


Since early March 2011 Bogota based filmmaker Enrico Mandirola has been in residence at LIFT. During his stay Enrico has produced two new films on 16mm in collaboration with LIFT and Niagara Custom Lab. These new films include El cuento a 30 minute 16mm reflection on war and the short A l’aube.


The screening will be followed by an artist talk regarding his film practice, technical methods and experiences producing films in Europe, Latin America and Toronto.


Program Includes:

Gioco (game) 16mm, 3 mins, 1999

A l'aube (at dawn) 16mm, 5 mins 30 sec, 2008/2011

El cuento (The story) 16mm, 30 mins, 2011


Enrico Mandirola studied cinema at the University of Turin (dams). He lives in Bogota, Colombia where he works and researches methods of experimental cinema. Enrico co-created the first laboratory for handcrafted Super 8mm cinema in Colombia, KinoLab (www.kinolab.co.cc). He is a member of the Association L’Abominable in Paris, an artist run film laboratory dedicated to the methods of “Argentique” cinema (www.l-abominable.org). He is a member of Cineparallax, a French independent cinema production company, and has collaborated on various film projects as director of photography (www.cineparallax.com). His films have screened at many festivals and galleries such as the Torino Film Festival, the Toronto International Film Festival, Mexicali Video Gallery, and the Centre George Pompidou. Enrico’s film Monica is distributed by the French Cooperative Lightcone in Paris (www.lightcone.org).


Enrio Mandirola’s residency at LIFT has been supported by the Canada Council for the Arts.


Friday, April 15, 2011 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
129 Spadina Avenue (down the lane)
Toronto, ON