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F-O-R-M 2018 Highlights
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The 4th F-O-R-M (Festival Of Recorded Movement) is happening September 19th-21st at SFU Woodwards Goldcrop Centre for the Arts. F-O-R-M has occurred three times before:
June 17th-19th 2016 was our inaugural festival and took place at the Vancity Theatre, Vancouver. We commissioned 5 Canadian artists to create new work that was screened at the festival alongside 33 short films from 13 different countries with over 100 youth participants within these creations. We hosted two workshops in partnership with VIVO Media Arts Centre and Cineworks Independent Filmmakers society, three parties, a public and open to all ages movement jam called "FORMations" in the Woodwards Atrium and total of 4 screenings of short films; 500 audience members and participants were involved throughout this weekend of activities.
June 16th-17th, 2017 we hosted our second festival with our new partners, SFU Cultural Programs at the SFU Woodwards Cinema. We commissioned 5 more artists to create new work for the festival which premiered on June 17th. These artists were made up of all Canadian artists, but were filmed around the world including Calgary, Amsterdam, San Francisco and Vancouver. This year, we screened 27 short films from 11 countries with well over 150 youth involved in these creations. We hosted two workshops in partnership with Cineworks, FORMations, 2 parties and 4 screenings with 500 people in attendance across two days.
September 13th-15th, 2018 occurred with Co-Presenters SFU Woodwards Cultural Programs at SFW Woodwards Cinema. We commissioned 6 artists total 4 youth and 2 emerging artists by artists from Toronto, Calgary and South Africa. We screened a total of 32 short films from artists across 11 countries, we hosted 3 workshops and 4 events with over 600 people in attendance across three days.
Many of the films screened and commissioned at F-O-R-M have since gone on to screen at international festivals in various different contexts as well as have continued to develop and grow their practices through movement and/or film.
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