Media City Film Festival in partnership with Broken City Lab, Common Ground Gallery and Momentum Film & Video Collective are delighted to introduce the new Mobile Frames: Filmmaker in Residence program to the Windsor / Detroit region.
Beginning this month, Mobile Frames invites emerging and established artists from around the world to create new films in Windsor, Ontario and Detroit, Michigan. The visiting filmmakers will also lead free public film workshops and participate in lectures, screenings, exhibitions and other programs on both sides of the border. The program is supported by a grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation and is scheduled to run through the summer of 2015.
The first Mobile Frames resident, Montréal’s Daïchi Saïto, will arrive in Windsor January 13 and will remain until the end of February. Originally from Japan, Daïchi Saïto is a co-founder of Double Negative, an artist’s collective in Montréal dedicated to the exhibition and production of experimental cinema. Saïto’s films have screened at festivals and cinematheques worldwide and are collected and distributed by numerous prominent institutions for artist’s film in Europe and Canada. Saïto has taught cinema at NSCAD University in Halifax, Concordia University in Montréal and he Escuela Internacional de Cine y TV in Cuba.
During his residency, Saïto will lead a free public workshop in the fundamentals of do-it-yourself 16mm filmmaking. Presented at Civic Space (411 Pelissier, Windsor), participants will learn the basics of 16mm cinematography and camera operation and how to develop their own films using processing chemicals. All materials are supplied and no previous experience is required.
Mobile Frames is made possible with the generous support of the Ontario Trillium Foundation. Media City also acknowledges the support of the Ontario Arts Council and the Canada Council for the Arts.
A leading grantmaker in Canada, the Ontario Trillium Foundation strengthens the capacity of the voluntary sector through investments in community-based initiatives. An agency of the Government of Ontario, OTF builds healthy and vibrant communities.