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Winnipeg Underground Film Festival
June 1 to 4th, 2017

A 10-part collection of contemporary Super 8 experiments. Culled from our open call and from Toronto's legendary "8 Fest", this program investigates the current state of the glorious if endangered consumer film formart of Super 8mm. Local favourites Damien Ferland, James Pomeroy, Fabian Velasco and Clint Enns stand alongside artists from around the world, at the blistering speed of 18 f/p/s. New work from Canada, Thailand and the United States.

76 Jansky Units dir. Damien Ferland
2014 | CA | 3 | super 8mm on video
Hypnosis in three minutes on glittery super-8mm! An homage-sequel to the 1982 Canada synth-classic short film, 38 Jansky Units by Jon Krocker. -DF

Still Feeling Blue about Colour Separation dir. Christine Lucy Latimer
2014 | CA | 2 | super 8mm
This film rephotographs over 200 internet-sourced images of ‘Macbeth ColorChecker’ cards on to super-8mm cyanotype emulsion. Macbeth Cards (precision tools in colour film processing) were a popular accessory for small-gauge Kodachrome filmmakers in the 1970's. They have since been re-adopted by contemporary digital photographers, who use them to compare lighting scenarios on internet blogs and forums. Tracing the history of the colour calibration card through many lenses, I effectively remove all colours, save one. -CLL

P.O.P. dirs. Eduardo Menz + David J. Romero
2013 | CA | 3 | super 8mm
Film portraits that capture a different state of mind. -EM

Manhattan One Two Three Four dir. Tomonari Nishikawa

2014 | US | 3 | super 8mm
A study in visual rhythm by shooting architecture with certain camera angles and movements in Manhattan, New York. All edited in-camera and hand-processed afterwards. -TN

Flow dir. James Pomeroy

2014 | CA | 3.5 | super 8mm on video
Flow is a Free Jazz inspired improvisation on the found visual material and an experimental document of the street art it is based on. Shot frame by frame on super 8 film using a pixilation of surfaces technique - Flow tries to maximize continuity by limiting the disjunctions of the material it is based upon. -JP

Hungry Bones dirs. Berny Hi + Chrystene Ells

2014 | CA | 3.5 | super 8mm on video
When your body is so starved for a basic element that it consumes itself. A one-take Super 8 film. -BH

Waxing and Milking dir. Alee Peoples

2014 | US | 9 | super 8mm on video
Waxing and Milking mimics music video tropes and equates Los Angeles' favorite food snack - the taco - to a lady's special parts. A companion piece to Boys of Summer (2009), also super 8. -AP

Sheriffs dir. Fabian Velasco

2014 | CA | 3 | super 8mm on video
Two sheriffs duel for the love of their city. -FV

Summer Song dir. Clint Enns

2014 | CA | 5 | super 8mm on video

Coney Island, Leslie, ice cream, Mermaid Parade, Niagara Falls, home, Mia's last breaths. -CE

Endless, Nameless dir. Mont Tesprateep
2014 | TH | 22 | super 8mm on video
 | North American premiere
Endless, Nameless is a hand-processed Super 8 film, shot in the private garden of a Thai army officer. The film is constructed from more than twenty years of Mont’s observations and memories about groups of conscripts who worked in his father's garden. The film was created as a self-hypnosis to reinvestigate his existence. - MT

* images from Clint Enns' Summer Song (top) and Mont Tesprateep's Endless, Nameless (bottom)