After Horizons was an evening of short films presented by SAW Video in partnership with Cinema Politica featuring works by two SAW Video members: Pixie Cram’s premiere of her new short film ‘Pragmatopia,’ and Matthieu Hallé‘s film experiment ‘Apartment No. 2.’ Also joining them was Andrés Salas, whose film ‘We Might Have Been Heroes’ was produced through Cinema Politica’s recent commissioning program The Next 150: Documentary Futurism.
These varied works examined contemporary concerns through a dystopic lens, each navigating the terrain of a world on the other side of collapse. Here are a few clips from the discussion moderated by Zoë Mallett that followed the screenings at Knot project space on November 30, 2018.
A lyrical look at how one person prepares for the day ahead, savouring each moment.
(Screened at #OCanFilmFest2018 on November 3, 2018)
About the director, Nathan Hauch
Nathan Hauch has been active in Ottawa’s poetry scene, having published in journals such as Bywords.ca. He was part of the creative team behind “City that Fun Forgot?”, a documentary exploring Ottawa’s (undeserved?) reputation as a boring capital, that was released to national media attention in 2014.
Initiated in 1981, SAW Video is a not-for-profit, artist-run media art centre that fosters the growth and development of artists through access to equipment, training, mentorship, and programming. Their mission is to support a diverse community of media artists empowered by technology, programming and the exchange of ideas.
In January 2018, SAW Video Media Art Centre celebrated its grand re-opening in a new purpose-built space as part of the Ottawa Arts Court re-development. Our OCanFilmFest2018 Kickoff Event with announcement of our line-up will take place SAW Video’s Knot Project Space at 2 Daly Avenue on Saturday September 8th at 5pm. If you are in the Ottawa area, it will be a great opportunity to check out SAWVideo’s new digs. Hope to see you there.
Filmmaker Rhiana Chinapen’s interest in social justice issues drew her to documentaries and her work planning Ottawa’s One World Film Festival which celebrated its 28th anniversary in 2017. She recently completed her first film, an exploration of Capoeira (an Afro-Brazilian martial art which she practices) with the assistance of SAW Video Media Arts Centre’s Jumpstart Program.
To commemorate our re-branding (and so that they are on this new website,) we are sharing episodes of the OttawaIndieFilm series which was produced by Jith Paul in collaboration with Apartment613. Here’s episode 1.
In this installment, Cory and Gary Thibert of Wolf Pelt Productions talk about their love of film, the supportive filmmaking community in the city, and the nerve-wracking feeling of watching your film with an audience for the first time.