SAW Video JumpstART 2016, SAW Video’s annual programme of new short works by local emerging video artists was presented at Club SAW on Thursday, July 21st. The screening featured work by Alexandra Noble, Gillian Kirkland & Andrew Letourneau, Radamis Hany and Tripti Prinja. Ottawa Indie Fest live-streamed the opening and the Q&A with the filmmakers. Here is the archived version of that live-stream.
Join us at the SAWVideo benefit screening of Pat Mills’ feature film GUIDANCE at the Mayfair Theatre in Ottawa on Wednesday June 22nd. Doors open at 6:15. More details here.
Guidance is a Canadian dark comedy film, which premiered at the 2014 Toronto Film Festival on September 5, 2014 as part of the Discovery program.
The full-length directorial debut of Pat Mills, the film stars Mills as David Gold, a down on his luck former child star who fabricates his credentials to take a job as a high school guidance counsellor. An unrecovered alcoholic and drug addict troubled by his faded success and in deep denial about both his closeted gay sexuality and his health following a skin cancer diagnosis, he becomes unexpectedly popular with the students after his habit of introducing them to his own deeply unhealthy coping mechanisms actually helps many of them solve their own problems.
The film’s cast also includes Kevin Hanchard, Alex Ozerov, Jen Goodhue, Maria Vacratsis, Eleanor Zichy and Allison Hossack. — Wikipedia
We ran a YouTube live-stream on June 11th to announce a contest for free tickets for the screening. Check out the archived version More »
Congratulations to the SAW Video members who showcased their work at RESOLUTION 2016 last evening at the ByTowne Cinema in Ottawa. There was a great turnout and many good networking opportunities at the after-party at Club SAW.
Filmmaker Rhiana Chinapen’s interest in social justice issues drew her to documentaries and her work planning Ottawa’s One World Film Festival which celebrated its 25th anniversary last year. She recently completed her first film, an exploration of Capoeira (an Afro-Brazilian martial art which she practices) with the assistance of SAW Video Media Arts Centre’s Jumpstart Program.
SAW Video in association with the NAC’s Ontario Scene & the Downtown Rideau BIA is presenting a program of short films by Ontario-based filmmakers at Club SAW on April 29th, 2015 at 7:30pm.
The collection called VideOntario shows how artists, their ideas, and their locations are linked, both physically and spiritually and is curated by Scott McGovern, program director at Guelph’s Ed Video Media Arts Centre. More »