June 2005 events
Friday June 3
NEW DIRECTIONS IN CINEMA presents:
abstracts & almanacs
films by John Price
The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) presents an evening
of short, finely textured 16 & 35mm films by John Price. 8pm. Tickets are $7 ($5 for LIFT members). For more information please contact LIFT at 416-588-6444 or check out www.LIFT.on.ca for more information.
New Directions in Cinema is a screening series presented by LIFT showcasing
long time members and their innovative film works. abstracts & almanacs is a
series of films made between 2002 and 2005 that explore the vast aesthetic
potential of century old film technology and alchemical experimentation. The
program includes a film shot at some of the largest industrial sites in
China while traveling with the photographer, Ed Burtynsky. Also featured is
a 52-week cycle of films shot in Central America, the US and Canada with a
35mm hand-cranked camera and an experimental 16mm travelogue of a train
journey from Geneva to Istanbul. All the lab work on the program was done by
the filmmaker and will be projected on film.
Thursday June 9
Transformative Learning Centre at OISE's "Grassroots Peacebuilding in Action & Dialogue" 6pm-10pm.
Friday June 10
The 1st annual Strictly Skateboarding Video Festival. A rare opportunity to see the best amateur skateboard videos from across the country, along with classic parts from pro videos. There will be door prizes. Doors at 6:30pm, screening starts at 7pm. Admission $5.
Saturday June 11
The First Annual Reel 48 Celluloid Gala. Screening of the ten best short films from the Reel 48 filmmaking contest. General public $35, participants $10. For more information or to buy tickets see website: www.the48online.com/index.html
June 14 to June 19
Canadian Film Centre's Worldwide Short Film Festival. For more information go to
Monday June 20
Canadian Friends of Finland screening.
Friday June 24
Canadian Centre for the Victims of Torture event. UN International Day in Support of the Victims of Torture. For more information about this group, visit: www.ccvt.org.