Upcoming 16mm Filmmaking Workshops with Mobile Frames Resident Daïchi Saïto


Mobile Frames is pleased to announce our first series of FREE 16mm workshops, conducted by Montréal-based filmmaker in residence Daïchi Saïto, February 13th, 15th and 16th.

The workshops are completely FREE and open to Windsor / Detroit residents. Spaces are limited! Registration is required.

To register, contact: mobileframes@live.com
For more information visit: http://mobileframes.org/

“Introduction to 16mm Filmmaking”

Combining lecture and hands on practice, this workshop surveys the fundamentals of do-it-yourself filmmaking. Aspects of cinematography including light, camera, lens and film stocks, as well as the properties of film and processing chemicals, are covered. Participants will learn to shoot in 16mm with a Bolex Camera, make homemade film processing solutions out of raw chemical ingredients and hand process their own footage using various techniques. This workshop will prepare participants for further explorations of celluloid filmmaking and experimentation with film processing. All materials are provided. No previous experience with 16mm filmmaking is required.


Feb. 13th, 2014 – Introduction to 16mm Filmmaking (Part 1), 1pm – 5pm

Feb. 15th, 2014 – Introduction to 16mm Filmmaking (Part 2), 9am – 6pm

Feb. 16th, 2014 – Introduction to 16mm Filmmaking (Part 3), 1pm – 5pm

Daïchi Saïto is a co-founder of Double Negative, an artist’s collective in Montreal dedicated to exhibition and production of experimental cinema. His films have screened at festivals, museums and cinematheques worldwide and are in the permanent collections of the Austrian Film Museum and the Slovenian Cinematheque, and are distributed by Light Cone (Paris), Arsenal (Berlin) and the CFMDC (Toronto). Saïto has taught cinema at NSCAD University in Halifax, Concordia University in Montreal and the Escuela Internacional De Cine in Cuba.

The series is presented by Media City Film Festival, together with Broken City Lab, Common Ground Art Gallery and Momentum Film & Video Collective and is made possible through the generous support of the Ontario Trillium Foundation. Media City Film Festival acknowledges the support of the Ontario Arts Council and the Canada Council for the Arts.

19th Annual Media City Film Festival (May 21-25, 2013)

Saul Levine - Film Still

Image: Film Still by Saul Levine

19th Annual Media City Film Festival (2013)

This Tuesday, May 21st, our friends at Media City will be kicking off the 19th Annual Media City Film Festival with an opening night at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD). Then, on Wednesday, May 22nd, there will be an opening reception at the Capitol Theatre & Arts Centre in Windsor. This year, Media City will be screening more than 60 new artist’s films from 20 countries, presented in 10 programs over 5 days. Dozens of filmmakers and cinema professionals will be in attendance from across Canada and the USA as well as England, France, Palestine, Ecuador, Argentina, South Korea and more.

On Friday, May 24th, Broken City Lab’s own Hiba Abdallah will be presenting Program 5 at the Capitol Theatre & Arts Centre at 9:30pm.

Tuesday, May 21st, 8pm – Opening Night at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD) (4454 Woodward Avenue, Detroit)

Live performance by legendary free music orchestra CCMCfeaturing distinguished Canadian artists Michael Snow (Companion of the Order of Canada), John Oswald and Al Mattesand Detroit’s own avant-noise trio Wolf Eyes (on the cover of Wire magazine this month!). Also that night: launch party for the vinyl re-release of CCMC Volume Three, a recording lost for 35 years, now reissued by Media City and MOCAD in a limited edition of 500 LPs.

Wednesday, May 22nd  to Saturday, May 25th – Film Screenings at the Capitol Theatre (121 University West, Windsor)

The best of new artist’s film from around the globe, screened in two or three programs nightly. Highlights include a retrospective screening celebrating the career of US filmmaker Saul Levinespanning forty years, the Canadian premiere of Stemple Passthe new film by James Benningplus new films by Kevin J. Everson, Basma Alsharif, Sergei Loznitsa, David Gatten, Friedl vom Gröllerand many more.

Wednesday, May 22nd, 6:00 pm – Opening Party in Windsor at the Capitol Theatre

The opening party will include a special announcement from Windsor-West MPP Teresa Piruzza and Shannon Prince of the Ontario Trillium Foundation.

Get on the Bus! Sponsored by the Detroit Bus CompanyMedia City offers a FREE shuttle service for US patrons each night of the festival, with pick-up and return locations in Detroit (MOCAD) and Ann Arbor. Schedules and Reservations through the festival website. Ride the one and only cross-border film shuttle in the world! 

Below is a link to the online catalogue which has more in-depth information about this year’s festival:

Media City Film Festival – Online Catalogue

Media Contacts: Jeremy Rigsby / Oona Mosna, Program Directors
Direct: (519) 973-9368 or mediacity@houseoftoast.ca

Hope to see you there!

18th Annual Media City Film Festival

This week, the 18th Annual Media City Film Festival kicks off with a huge range of screenings featuring incredible works from around the globe and just down the street.

We’ll be co-presenting Thursday night’s International Program 3 with our friends at Mayworks, and our own Michelle Soulliere is also on the Media City board, but beyond just being good friends, the festival curates amazing films and a lot of other programming at the Art Gallery of Windsor that’s one of the highlights of the summer here in Windsor.

This year, things kick off with the first public screening of the Super 8mm films created by IAIN BAXTER& from the mid-1960s to the 1970s.

Check out the program, if you’re in the area, you should totally make a point of coming out, or making the trek down!