State of the Art: Understanding, Appreciating & Promoting Analogue Film Practices in the 21st Century (2016)

This report, which was commissioned by a consortium of Canadian independent film production centres, provides recommendations for strengthening the role of Canada’s network of artist-run media arts production centres in promoting access and artistic excellence in the resurgent practice of analogue (celluloid) filmmaking. The study documents global trends and best practices in analogue and experimental film production, distribution, as well as public engagement and access, and was presented at the 2016 Independent Media Arts Alliance meeting in Quebec City, as well as the 2016 International Film Labs Meeting in Nantes, France.

“We are very excited to be associated with the launch of this study, which highlights the creativity and dynamism of media artists not only in Canada but across the globe,” stated Emmanuel Madan, National Director of IMAA.

“The study confirms the revival of analogue film practices in Canada and abroad and amongst younger artists, and identifies future directions that will strengthen the ecology in Canada,” noted Jem Noble, project leader, and artist and Program Manager at Cineworks.

Access the report here.