Film

12th Annual HFF [Hamilton Film Festival]

The 12th annual Hamilton Film Festival screens a juried selection of local & international independent films. We have hosted filmmakers travelling to our event from Australia, Austria, Cyprus, France, Germany, Italy, US and all across Canada.
We connect filmmakers and give them another voice.

​We celebrate the art of movie making from concept to completion. From the budding filmmaker to the pro, we are always working to move the film industry in Hamilton... ​...a little further each year. 

This year's theme is MUSIC! Live music, panels, spotlight on film scores, movies with a music theme and more! Look for the guitar pick in the schedule to see the movies that have  strong music theme!

VENUES

STAIRCASE THEATRE
27 Dundurn St. N

ELAINE MAY THEATRE
25 Dundurn St. N

THE ZOETIC
526 Concession

WHEN: November 4th - 12th, 2017
TIX: Follow the LINK

To see the complete SCHEDULE follow the LINK.

 

Saturday, November 4, 2017 (All day) to Sunday, November 12, 2017 (All day)
Various locations in Hamilton

AGH BMO World Film Festival [Art Gallery of Hamilton]

AGH BMO World Film Festival

Bringing the best in world cinema to Hamilton
October 13 to October 22, 2017
https://www.artgalleryofhamilton.com/agh-bmo-world-film-festival/

The AGH BMO World Film Festival has showcased the best in world cinema for over eight years. This year’s festival will take place from October 13 to 22, 2017. Screenings of outstanding award-winning international, independent and Canadian films are presented annually at venues across the Greater Hamilton Area. Film lovers enjoy an engaging program of film screenings, talks, panel discussions and performances.

Join us for our best film festival yet:  10 days featuring an exciting program of over 50 award-winning Canadian and international films, representing 25 filmmakers from 25 countries in 18 languages!:  Click HERE for the festival line-up

The AGH BMO World Film Festival will be screening films and holding events at the following venues:

  • AGH ANNEX: 118 James Street North, Hamilton
  • COLLECTIVE ARTS BREWING: 207 Burlington Street East, Hamilton
  • ART GALLERY OF HAMILTON: 123 King Street West, Hamilton
  • LINCOLN ALEXANDER CENTRE: 160 King Street East, Hamilton
  • CINEPLEX CINEMAS ANCASTER: 771 Golf Links Road, Ancaster

Friday, October 13, 2017 (All day) to Sunday, October 22, 2017 (All day)
Various locations

Trailers & Teasers [AGH BMO World Film Festival]

Founded in 1914, the Art Gallery of Hamilton is the oldest and largest public art gallery in southwestern Ontario. Its permanent collection, which is focused on historical Canadian, 19th-century European and Contemporary art, now numbers more than 10,000 works and is recognized as one of the finest in Canada.

The AGH is a vital creative hub and centre of lifelong learning that enables people of all ages to enrich their lives by gaining a deeper understanding of art.

Gallery Hours: Wednesday, Friday - 11AM–6PM, Thursday - 11AM–8PM, Saturday - 12–5PM, Sunday - 12–5PM, Monday, Tuesday Closed

 

 
AGH BMO World Film Festival
Trailers & Teasers

Trailers and Teasers is the official AGH BMO World Film Festival Launch Party.This year for the first time, our launch event will be held in the new home of the AGH BMO World Film Festival, The Lincoln Alexander Centre. Be there as we unveil this year’s line-up of award winning films, plan your festival and meet your fellow film lovers! Tickets for all World Film Festival screenings go on sale for the first time at this event. In addition, we are excited to announce that immediately following the event we will be screening Beatriz at Dinner.

The AGH BMO World Film Festival runs from October 13 – 22 – visit this page for more details!

WHEN: Wednesday, September 27, 2017, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
WHERE: Lincoln Alexander Centre, 160 King Street East, Hamilton, L8N 1B2
TIX: FREE admission!

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 18:00 to 20:00
Lincoln Alexander Centre, 160 King Street East, Hamilton, ON, L8N 1B2

Fractalize 1: I’ve Loved You From Afar [Factory Media Centre]

Fractalize 1: I’ve Loved You From Afar

September 8, 2017 – October 23, 2017
Opening Night: Friday, September 8th (artists in attendance 7-9pm)

Factory Media Centre is pleased to present its fall programming. FRACTALIZE 1: I’ve Loved You From Afar is an interdisciplinary multimedia exhibition created by Lesley Loksi Chan, Tony Vieira, and Arthur Yeung in their artist residency at Factory Media Centre throughout the summer.

FRACTALIZE is a fractal/forensic media arts project by Lesley Loksi Chan, Tony Vieira and Arthur Yeung. I’ve Loved You From Afar is the first installment of the FRACTALIZE series and is a collaborative exploration of the ecstasies of distance and the glitches of desire. This multimedia exhibit is an installation that includes some parts of the story, though not all, including a VR experience and web app.

Super Crawl Hours:
Friday September 8 from 6pm – 11pm
Saturday September 9 from 12pm – 11pm
Sunday September 10 from 12pm – 6pm

Auxiliary Programming:
*programs are free, all are welcome.

Youth Crawl – Guided exhibition tours for students in local high schools, in partnership with the Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts.
Friday, September 8, 2017 from 11am – 2pm

Drop-in Demonstrations – Join the artists throughout the Super Crawl to learn more about the exhibition.
Exact times TBA

 

Friday, September 8, 2017 (All day) to Monday, October 23, 2017 (All day)
Factory Media Centre, 228 James Street North, Hamilton, ON

Photophobia [AGH Ilovefilm Series]

PHOTOPHOBIA

Photophobia is an annual festival of short-format contemporary media, film, video and moving image presented by the Art Gallery of Hamilton and Hamilton Artists Inc.

THURSDAY – 9:00 TO 11:00 PM

Our first program of juried selections screens under the stars at the Art Gallery of Hamilton Irving Zucker Sculpture Garden

FRIDAY – 7:00 TO 11:00 PM

A program of selections from Photophobia’s 10-year history screens during art crawl at the AGH Annex.

SATURDAY – 9:00 TO 11:00 PM

Our second program of juried selections screens outdoors at the Hamilton Artist’s Inc.

 

All three screenings are FREE.

Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 21:00 to Saturday, August 12, 2017 - 23:00
Art Gallery of Hamilton (AGH) and Hamilton Artists Inc.

July Films [AGH ilovefilm Series]

2016-17 ilovefilm SERIES

Film lovers in the Greater Hamilton Area can experience some of the best in world cinema during the Art Gallery of Hamilton's ilovefilmseries 2017 season.  The ilovefilmseries brings outstanding films from around the world to Hamilton with three screenings each month throughout the year.

 

 

 

Cézanne et Moi

Friday, July 28: 3pm

Saturday, July 29: 7pm

Lincoln Alexander Centre, 160 King St. East

Danièle Thompson 

France | 2016 | Drama | 94 Minutes | French (w/ English subtitles) | 14A

A historical drama traces the lifelong friendship between two renowned 19th-century French artists – painter Paul Cézanne and writer Emile Zola – from their first meeting as schoolmates to their creative rivalry as fame and success continue to elude Cézanne.

 

Maudie

Friday, July 28: 6pm

Saturday, July 29: 2pm

Lincoln Alexander Centre, 160 King St. East

Aisling Walsh

Canada, Ireland | 2016| Drama | English | PG

Academy Award nominees Sally Hawkins and Ethan Hawke star in the true story of Maud Lewis, who overcame the physical challenge of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis to become one of Canada’s premier folk artists.

Kedi

Saturday, July 29: 5pm

Lincoln Alexander Centre, 160 King St. East

Ceyda Torun

Turkey | 2016| Drama | Turkish w/ English subtitles | G

Hundreds of thousands of Turkish cats roam the metropolis of Istanbul freely. For thousands of years they’ve wandered in and out of people’s lives, becoming an essential part of the communities that make the city so rich. Claiming no owners, the cats of Istanbul live between two worlds, neither wild nor tame — and they bring joy and purpose to those people they choose to adopt. In Istanbul, cats are the mirrors to the people, allowing them to reflect on their lives in ways nothing else could.

 

The ilovefilmseries pass includes 10 tickets, is transferrable and valid for one year from the date of purchase. Passes can be purchased by AGH Members and Students Access participants for $72 and general admission for $90. Tickets are $8 for AGH Members and Student Access participants and $10 for general admission. Tickets and passes may be purchased online at www.artgalleryofhamilton.com, in person at the Art Gallery of Hamilton and at the AGH Design Annex, and at the screening venue 30-minutes prior to the start time.

INFO: Visit www.artgalleryofhamilton.com/wo_agh_film_series.php
TIX: 905-527-6610, ext. 232 or email film@artgalleryofhamilton.com

Friday, July 28, 2017 (All day)
Saturday, July 29, 2017 (All day)
Lincoln Alexander Centre, 160 King St. East, Hamilton, ON

Stillness and Echoes [Robert Bruce Music]

Founded in 1914, the Art Gallery of Hamilton is the oldest and largest public art gallery in southwestern Ontario. Its permanent collection, which is focused on historical Canadian, 19th-century European and Contemporary art, now numbers more than 10,000 works and is recognized as one of the finest in Canada.

The AGH is a vital creative hub and centre of lifelong learning that enables people of all ages to enrich their lives by gaining a deeper understanding of art.

Gallery Hours: ​Tuesday & Wednesday 11am - 6pm; Thursday 11am - 8pm; 
Friday 11am - 6pm; Saturday & Sunday 12 noon - 5pm

 

Robert Bruce 

 

Thursday, June 29, 2017 at 8 PM 
Art Gallery of Hamilton, Tanenbaum Pavilion
123 King Street West, Hamilton

Two premier Stillness and Echoes concerts - live solo piano music presented with specially-produced short films and moving images - by composer/pianist Robert Bruce. These programs feature all-Canadian content to commemorate Canada's sesquicentennial

An hour-long concert featuring original neoclassical music with imagery of Ontario nature, built heritage, and artworks.


The Art Gallery of Hamilton, 123 King Street West, Hamilton
905.527.6610 or email info@artgalleryofhamilton.com
http://www.artgalleryofhamilton.com

 

Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 20:00
Art Gallery of Hamilton, 123 King St West, Hamilton, ON

Maliglutit (Searchers) [AGH ilovefilm Series]

2016-17 ilovefilm SERIES

Film lovers in the Greater Hamilton Area can experience some of the best in world cinema during the Art Gallery of Hamilton's ilovefilmseries 2017 season.  The ilovefilmseries brings outstanding films from around the world to Hamilton with three screenings each month throughout the year.

 

 

Maliglutit (Searchers)

National Aboriginal Day
FREE Screening of: Maliglutit (Searchers)
Wednesday, June 21, 9pm
Art Gallery of Hamilton, Irving Zucker Sculpture Garden

Zacharias Kunuk, Natar Ungalaaq
Canada | 2016 | Drama | 94 Minutes | Inuktitut | 14A

Join us in celebrating National Aboriginal Day with a
free outdoor film screening. Inspired by the John Ford
film The Searchers, an Inuit woman and her daughter
are kidnapped by three Inuit men, while her husband
and son are away. The Inuit husband sets out on a
journey to find his family and punish the perpetrators.

Community Partner:
imagineNATIVE Film & Media Arts Festival, Hamilton Artists Inc, WAHC

 

The ilovefilmseries pass includes 10 tickets, is transferrable and valid for one year from the date of purchase. Passes can be purchased by AGH Members and Students Access participants for $72 and general admission for $90. Tickets are $8 for AGH Members and Student Access participants and $10 for general admission. Tickets and passes may be purchased online at www.artgalleryofhamilton.com, in person at the Art Gallery of Hamilton and at the AGH Design Annex, and at the screening venue 30-minutes prior to the start time.

INFO: Visit www.artgalleryofhamilton.com/wo_agh_film_series.php
TIX: 905-527-6610, ext. 232 or email film@artgalleryofhamilton.com

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 21:00
Art Gallery of Hamilton, Irving Zucker Sculpture Garden, Hamilton, ON

The Business of Being [Factory Media Centre]

 

 

 

The Business of Being 

Art Crawl: June 9th, 2017.
228 James St. North, Hamilton ON

Factory Media Centre is pleased to present its June Art Crawl programming: The Business of Being. Comprised of a screening of films by Richard Fung and Ho Tam, whose thoughtful, self-reflective, whimsical, and beautiful pieces invite us to consider the various ways in which we navigate the world around us, both as artists and as immigrants.

Screening schedule:

7:15PM -
Richard Fung, Re:Orientations. 2016. Single-channel video, colour, 68 minutes.
A fascinating look into the lives and thoughts of seven queer pan-Asian Canadians as they look back on a 1984 documentary in which they featured. How have they changed? And how has the world around them evolved and changed?

8:45PM -
Ho Tam, Confessions of a Salesman. 2008. Single-channel video, colour and B&W, 55 minutes.
"In today’s world, an artist is often a salesman, moving between self-expression and mass appeal. As a queer Asian man living and working in North America, I would like to reflect of this subculture intersecting with the mainstream, and in so doing, addressing the past, present and possible future." - Ho Tam

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About the artists:

Richard Fung's work comprises challenging videos on subjects ranging from the role of the Asian male in gay pornography to colonialism, immigration, racism, homophobia, AIDS, justice in Israel/Palestine, and his own family history. His single-channel and installation works, which include My Mother’s Place (1990), Sea in the Blood (2000), Jehad in Motion (2007), Dal Puri Diaspora (2012) and Re:Orientations (2016), have been widely screened and collected internationally, and have been broadcast in Canada, the United States and Trinidad and Tobago.

Ho Tam was born in Hong Kong and educated in Toronto, Canada and has worked in advertising firms and community psychiatric facilities before turning to art. He works in a diverse mix of disciplines including painting, video, print and public art and has exhibited in various cities across North America. His first video, The Yellow Pages, was commissioned by the public arts group Public Access for an installation/projection at Union Station in Toronto, 1994/95. Tam currently lives in New York City and is working on a few new projects including a video on a famous Chinese movie star from the 40s.

 

Friday, May 12, 2017 - 19:00 to 22:00
Factory Media Centre, 228 James Street North, Hamilton

June Workshops [Factory Media Centre]

 

 

 

June Workshops


Workshop: How to Smash a Project Grant 

Course Description: Grant-writing can be intimidating. The forms! The questions! THE BUDGET! This workshop aims to empower you, the writer, by sharing the knowledge and tools you’ll need to SMASH your project grant. In this 90 minute crash-course, participants will explore the basics of any good project grant, breaking down the application process into manageable steps and leaving the session feeling capable and confident. Learn to articulate your project clearly and get funding to bring your art into the world!

Instructor: Jessica Lea Fleming is of Métis (Wendat, Anishinaabe and French) and Scottish descent, from Penetanguishene, Ontario. She is a writer, dramaturge, producer, director and arts manager based in Toronto and Hamilton. Jessica currently works as the Operations Manager for the Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts, as the Georgian Bay Community Liaison for the Indigenous Performing Arts Alliance, and as a Producer for Factory Media Centre’s Traditional Recipes: Food and Filmmaking project. Jessica recently completed post-production on her first short film Scales, and hopes to premiere it at festivals this year!

Monday June 12th, 6:30-8pm (Q&A to follow)

Workshop: Adobe Premiere Pro Back to the Basics

Course Description: In this workshop you will learn the basics of Adobe Premiere. Fancy things like setting up your project, organizing footage and bins, using short cuts, syncing audio, adding and modifying transitions and effects, etc. It’s all about getting comfortable with the program so you can edit to the best of your abilities.

Instructor: Devin Bateson is a freelance video editor and filmmaker. He is part of the sketch troupe Aunt Francis. They won the “Local Filmmakers Award” from the Hamilton Comedy Film Fest 2015. He’s been using Adobe Premiere before it and he were cool. Now he is very cool. He swears it.

Monday June 5th, 6:30-8pm

Enrollment is limited. Please call us at 905-577-9191 with your credit card information or register through PayPal using the button below. Questions? Email info@factorymediacentre.ca.

 

Thursday, June 1, 2017 (All day) to Friday, June 30, 2017 (All day)
Factory Media Centre, 228 James St. North, Hamilton ON

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