F-O-R-M’s Commissioning Fund is an exciting program offered by the festival for emerging artists. This year, we are delighted to have commissioned 6 new movement films from artists across Canada between the ages of 19-31. Each artist received up to $2000, equipment credit and access to the facility at Cineworks in Vancouver and Charles St. Video in Toronto. These resources all went towards the creation of brand new movement films to be screened and premiered on Saturday, September 15th.
This years artists are working towards some very exciting movement ideas and concepts that involve seeing movement through music, fashion and mirrors and speak to issues of race, gender, identity, age and decolonization.
Our commissioned artists include: Francesca Chudnoff (Toronto), Jennifer Su (Toronto), Eric Cheung and Alimzhan Sabir (Calgary), Roxanne Nesbitt (Vancouver), Cydney Eva Paddon of PatternNation (Vancouver/Durban), Elizabeth Armitage and Aidan Chin (Vancouver).
We are thrilled to present these six new films to you. Thank you and congratulations to everyone for making these films a reality, and for being a part of our third F-O-R-M Commissioning Fund Program!
After an inspiring weekend of movement films, we hope you can join us at Left of Main to converse, celebrate and dance with F-O-R-M's artists, producers, audiences and volunteers of the festival!
PatternNation will be curating this event in full colour and pattern effect. Bringing some of the elements from their F-O-R-M commissioned film TRIANGULATE alive. PatternNation interactive BLOBS created by Cydney Eva will fill the space for us all to play in, pattern projections by Bangalore based visual artist Brianna Klassen will be shown and South African rapper CostaBesta will be performing his track from the film and more. Come play and get colourful with us!
To find out more about our commissioned artists, please visit: http://www.f-o-r-m.ca/schedule/2018/9/15/f-o-r-m-commissioning-artists-premier-talk-back
September 15th, 2018 9:00pm - 1:00am
Location: Left of Main (211 Keefer st.)
After an inspiring weekend of movement films, we hope you can join us at Left of Main to converse, celebrate and dance with F-O-R-M's artists, producers, audiences and volunteers of the festival! The closing party will be curated by PatternNation
Youth (25 & Younger) Day Ticket - $15
Youth (25 & Younger) Weekend Pass - $20 (Access to all 5 screenings)
Adult (26+) Day Ticket - $20
Adult (26+) Weekend Pass - $25 (Access to all 5 screenings)
To buy passes to the festival, please visit: http://www.f-o-r-m.ca/buy-passes/