Past Events

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Deep Focus: French New Wave
March 2024

In this edition of “Deep Focus,” an interactive lecture series presented by Learning & Outreach at The Cinematheque, we take a deep dive into the history, style, and legacy of the New Wave.

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Small File Filmmaking Workshops

The Cinematheque teamed up with the Small File Media Festival to offer workshops on making films with tiny carbon footprints and huge creative impact. We offered an in-person workshop (May 2023), and a virtual workshop (January 2024).

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Deep Focus: Andrei Tarkovsky
December 2023

Our third “Deep Focus” got into the Zone with the work of one of the world’s foremost filmmakers.

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Film Career Event for Youth
November 2023

An afternoon of panel discussions and network opportunities for youth interested in exploring career options in film. Panellists include Oscar-nominated sound engineer Craig Berkey, writer-director-producer Karen Lam, editor and VFX producer David Legault, cinematographer Diana Parry, and director-producer Thea Loo. Watch the panel discussion here and the lively Q&A here!

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Godzilla Stop Motion-Contest

A hands-on filmmaking activity and contest inspired by the ​“Godzilla: King of Kaiju” Halloween series. The six completed films preceded a Film Club screening of Luca in January 2024.

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Early Cinema 2-Day Filmmaking Workshop

Prompted by our 2023 Guy Maddin retrospective, participants made silent-era inspired films that embraced the weirdest aspects of early cinema aesthetics.

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Deep Focus: Understanding Film Noir

Our sophomore “Deep Focus” event dug into the details of Hollywood’s most breathtakingly cynical film cycle.

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Film Noir 2-Day Filmmaking Workshop

In celebration of The Cinematheque’s 50th anniversary, participants were invited to pay homage to Hollywood’s most stylish era by creating original noir-inspired shorts.

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Deep Focus: Wong Kar Wai

Inspired by the ​“World of Wong Kar-Wai” retrospective, our inaugural event explored the unique directorial style of Hong Kong’s best-loved auteur.

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Polygon Filmmaking Workshops: Third Realm, Lind Prize, Ensemble

This virtual filmmaking workshop series, supported by Canada Council for the Arts, invited participants to create original films inspired by Polygon exhibitions. Watch completed films from the following workshops: Third Realm; Lind Prize; and, Ensemble.