FILM FARM ON THE ROAD with Philip Hoffman
For more than 20 years Philip Hoffman and his dedicated staff have offered the Independent Imaging Retreat which focuses on handmade, hand processed, improvisational filmmaking. “Film Farm On The Road”, is a 4-hour hands-on workshop that will touch on a range of techniques and practices, offered at the Film Farm including: hand processing movie film, (the conventional process with chemistry and a less toxic, `green’ process which involves coffee, flowers and vitamin-c!), tinting, toning, hand-painting and solarisation. As well, Hoffman will speak about and show works born out of his practice of `Process Cinema’, a creative tradition in alternative filmmaking that is improvisational and interactive, which Hoffman has been advancing since the 1980’s.
“Philip Hoffman is one of the few contemporary filmmakers whose work provides a bridge to the classical themes of death, diaspora, memory, and finally, transcendence.” (Martha Rosler)
He has been honored with more than a dozen retrospectives of his work. In 2001 the publication Landscape with Shipwreck: First Person Cinema and the Films of Philip Hoffman, was released comprising some 25 essays. He has received numerous awards including the San Francisco International Film Festival’s Golden Gate Award and the Ann Arbor Film Festival’s Gus Van Sant Award. In 2016 he received the Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts. Hoffman currently teaches at York University, and since 1994, has been the Artistic Director of the Independent Imaging Retreat (Film Farm).