Thursday April 12 (Day Three)

10:00AM | ARTIST TALK Paul Clipson

NSCAD University Film School | 1649 Brunswick Street

My approach to making films is an attempt to bring to light subconscious concerns that reveal themselves while filming in an improvised stream of consciousness manner. Aspects of memory, dreams and the everyday are juxtaposed with densely layered, in-camera edited images, in a style that encourages unplanned-for results. Utilizing an intuitive process, where improvisation and the unintentional are essential to my filmmaking methodology, I’m less concerned with a preconceived result and more with exploring the moment. The films are often screened at performances with musicians, providing an exciting environment in which visual and musical interactions can be studied for future work. – Paul Clipson

Presented by AFCOOP & NSCAD University

1:00PM | INDUSTRY EVENT: “Grant Writing for Filmmakers / Media Artists” with Laura Jeanne Lefave (Program Officer, Media Arts Section of the Canada Council for the Arts)

Session will be approximately 2.5 hours | Location TBA (Halifax, NS)

Registration for this event is required. To register, please complete the form below.

 In this session, Laura Jeanne Lefave (Program Officer, Media Arts Section of the Canada Council for the Arts) will offer an outline of the Canada Council for the Arts’ programs relating to video, film, audio, new media and curating media arts. As part of her presentation, she will facilitate an intensive workshop on grant writing, with a focus on grants to individual artists, travel grants, and professional development grants.

To make the most of this opportunity to raise questions and obtain clarifications, it is highly recommended that those attending review, in advance, the available programs and their application processes on the Canada Council for the Arts website.

Presented by the Canada Council for the Arts, AFCOOP and NSCAD University Film School


7:00PM | SCREENING: “Movement (R)evolution Africa”

Bus Stop Theatre | 2203 Gottingen Street
$5 Students & Seniors/$7 General

Movement (R)evolution Africa  (dirs: Joan Frosch & Alla Kovgan 2007, 65 min.)

In an astonishing exposition of choreographic fomentation, nine African choreographers from Senegal to South Africa tell the stories of an emergent art form and their diverse and deeply contemporary expressions of self. Stunning choreography and riveting critiques challenge stale stereotypes of “traditional Africa” to unveil soul-shaking responses to the beauty and tragedy of 21st century Africa. Among the artists appearing in the film are Company Kongo Ba Téria (Burkina Faso), Faustin Linyekula and Studios Kabako (Democratic Republic of Congo), Company Rary (Madagascar), Sello Pesa (South Africa), Company TchéTché (Côte d’Ivoire), Company Raiz di Polon (Cape Verde), Company Jant Bi (Senegal) and Kota Yamazaki (Japan), Nora Chipaumire (Zimbabwe), Jawole Willa Jo Zollar and members of Urban Bush Women (USA). This feature-length documentary is produced and directed by Joan Frosch and co-directed and edited by Alla Kovgan.

Presented by Live Art Dance Productions & AFCOOP

9:00PM | SCREENING: AFCOOP 2012 Filmmaker In Residence Eva Madden-Hagen’s “Pose”
Reception will follow screening and Q&A

Bus Stop Theatre | 2203 Gottingen Street

Eva Madden-Hagen is a versatile filmmaker working in both drama and documentary. Her current films Winter Wave Riders, profiling Nova Scotia winter surfers, and the short drama What Remains, chronicling a family coming to grips with dementia, have screened internationally and on Canadian television. Eva also recently directed the mockumentary, Sunnyvale Stories, released on the Trailer Park Boys Countdown to Liquor Day DVD. In 2007 she directed the National Screen Institute of Canada/CBC Drama Prize film Eastern Shore, garnering “Best Original Score” at the 2007 Atlantic Film Festival with appearances on CBC Television’s Canadian Reflections and Movieola: The Short Film Channel. Eva has competed in the Toronto International Film Festival’s “Pitch This!” competition and in 2011 was selected for the “Women In The Director’s Chair” workshop at the Banff Centre with her latest feature film script, Top of the World. A member of WIFT Atlantic, Eva is also an enthusiastic workshop instructor, mentoring emerging filmmakers through programs at Viewfinders Film Festival and AFCOOP. “I’m very honoured to be part of the AFCOOP Filmmaker in Residence program,” says Madden-Hagen. “The artist based nature of the residency, which focuses on process as well as final product, is a tremendous opportunity for me to develop the project while interacting with the community.”

Pose explores the unique experience of posing as a nude model through the eyes of Halifax-based comic book artist Dave Cullen. Dave has spent his life studying the human form but recently realized sitting behind the drawing board wasn’t fulfilling the complete experience. A study in contrast and contradiction, Dave wanted to see what it would be like to be the subject of the artist’s eye rather than the executor the vision. Pose joins him on his journey.

Presented by AFCOOP, The National Film Board of Canada, and the Halifax Regional Municipality

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