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Filmmaker in Residence: Nicky Hamlyn (UK)

April 23–May 16, 2012

In celebration of the 18th edition of the festival (May 22-26, 2012), Media City will partner with the Art Gallery of Windsor and the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto to host a three-week artist residency with renowned English filmmaker Nicky Hamlyn.

As part of this special engagement, Hamlyn will create site-specific films in Windsor and Detroit, intended for both cinema and gallery, culminating in their presentation during festival week. A complement to the “Correspondences” exhibition at the AGW – featuring works by Hamlyn and other British artists – this new residency program is intended to be the first in a series engaging contemporary film and video makers in productions, workshops and online publications.


Frame composite: Correspondences, Nicky Hamlyn, UK, 16mm, 15 min, 2011

Nicky Hamlyn studied Fine Art at the University of Reading. From 1979-1981 he was workshop organizer at the London Filmmaker’s Cooperative, where he co-founded the magazine “Undercut”. He is currently professor of Experimental Film at the University for the Creative Arts, Maidstone, Kent and visiting lecturer to the Royal College of Art, London, UK. His work has been exhibited at venues and festivals worldwide, including at six previous editions of Media City and in recent solo screenings at the Pacific Film Archive (Berkeley), Double Negative (Montréal) and the Ann Arbor Film Festival. His book “Film Art Phenomena” was published by the British Film Institute (2003).
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FREE 16mm Film Workshops with Nicky Hamlyn

Art Gallery of Windsor: 401 Riverside Dr. West, Windsor, Ontario

Saturday, April 28 • Saturday, May 5 • Saturday, May 12 • 11:00 am – 4:30 pm

In partnership with the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto and the Art Gallery of Windsor, Media City is thrilled to offer FREE 16mm film workshops led by acclaimed English filmmaker Nicky Hamlyn.

During these one-day intensive workshops, participants will be introduced to basic 16mm film production. The workshops will begin with a technical introduction to the Bolex spring-wound camera, light meter and lights. After this, participants will jointly shoot a roll of black and white film which will then be hand-processed in a developing tank. When the film is dry, the work will be projected and a rough digital transfer will be made. Each participant will leave with a digital copy of the film to take away for editing. Although the workshop does not cover editing, there will be an introduction to the various ways in which film can be taken forward into post-production.

Registration for the workshops is now full. If you would like us to put your name on the cancellation list, please email Media City directly:

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