Tag: the 8 fest

On the 2nd day of the 8 Fest

by Jacqueline Valencia Here are three more films that caught our attention at the8Fest this weekend.   Shades of Safflower -dyed Celluloid, 2015 by Kayako Oki (Bagerooo One Programme) “Grasp the color of shades, That was brought from light passing through safflowers, It dyes particles, time, and a very tiny

On the 2016 The 8 Fest Part One

  by Jacqueline Valencia   For the third year, These Girls On Film profiles the annual The 8 Fest in Toronto. A film festival focusing on small gauge film, it is as unique as it is adventurous in its medium and its range. This is the first batch of write

On The 8 Fest 2015! Part 2

Our coverage continues on Toronto’s small gauge film festival The 8 Fest. For full schedule: http://the8fest.com/ Today’s write up is by Jacqueline Valencia.  1. L’Inventaire by Martine Syms (Friday, January 30 11pm Bagerooo, eight! Part One) http://martinesyms.com/ “On screen a man gestures to describe the various parts of a hardcover

On The 8 Fest 2015! Part One

January 30-February 1st at SPK Polish Combatants’ Hall, 206 Beverley Street, Toronto “The 8 fest is a unique Toronto-based film festival that presents all forms of small-gauge film: 8mm, Super 8 and 9.5mm, as well as works in installation, loops, and ‘proto-cinema devices’ like zoetropes. The 8 fest is a

The 8 Fest: a short defense of short/small gauge film

by Jacqueline Valencia It’s been an amazing week of watching short films. Sometimes I had the opportunity to screen some of these in the comfort of my home for review or interpretation. Occasionally I’d get a comment from a passerby wondering what the hell I was watching. I’d have to

On the eve before the 7th Annual The 8 Fest: two films

by Jacqueline Valencia January is a hectic month for film in general. The Globes are broadcast and there’s the rush to see the many Oscar nominated films before the awards. It’s easy for little festivals, such as The 8 Fest, to get lost among the chaos. As mentioned previously, The

On my introduction to The 8 Fest and three films.

by Jacqueline Valencia The 8 fest One of the things I’m passionate about film, but I’m particularly passionate about experimental film. However, it’s hard to define what is experimental film these days or even what is film. It’s a malleable medium and an evolving art form that in many ways

T.G.O.F at The 8 Fest

We’re excited to be covering Toronto’s The 8 Fest a “unique film festival that presents all forms of small-gauge film: 8mm, Super 8 and 9.5mm, as well as works in installation, loops, and ‘proto-cinema devices’ like zoetropes.” Learn more about the festival here: http://www.the8fest.com/ “The 2014 8 fest will be held January 24-26, 2014 at

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