By Sydney Urschel
If you have even the slightest incline towards films and movies, I HIGHLY suggest... possibly even beg you to attend at least one day of the 27th Annual Artifact Small-Format Film Festival, running March 7th, 8th, and 9th at The GRAND.
Artifact is run by CSIF (Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers) and provides the city with a truly magical contribution to our film community; being Calgary's only celluloid-based film festival--screening physical 16mm and super8 works--- and among a handful of festivals around the world dedicated to showcasing these small-format films. So what's so incredible about screening 16mm, and super8 films? Well, let me tell you. I absolutely DROOL over every aspect of the experience of small-format films, and I am going to give you 3 reasons why I salivate, and why you should too.
Check out Film Society members Zach and Erin's podcast ‘NUTV Film Chats’ that interviews the Artifact’s Festival Director, Katie Wackett, former president of the Film Society! It’s airing Monday, March 4th at 11:30am, and 8:30pm on CJSW 90.9FM! If you miss it, you can listen to past episodes here https://cjsw.com/program/nutv-film-chats/
Also check out our Film Society Alumni’s writing in Luma Quarterly: Kevin Dong’s Carbon Capture: Experimental Strategies for Re-Presenting the Anthropocene at the link below.