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Future Projections

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Future Projections

Cinema meets the visual arts with moving-image projects throughout the city of Toronto.

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24 Hour Psycho Back and Forth and To and Fro

Douglas Gordon

A dual-channel video installation which consists of two side-by-side projections of Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho (1960). Both projections are slowed down to a duration of twenty-four hours, one playing forwards and the other in reve...

8 ½ Screens

Atom Egoyan

Atom Egoyan’s discomfort and fascination with the relationship of viewer and viewed finds a perfect match in the famous projection room sequence in Federico Fellini’s 81/2. Egoyan reverses the relationship between projector, audi...

Angst Essen / Eat Fear

Ming Wong

Angst Essen / Eat Fear is a compressed remake of Rainer Werner Fassbinder's interracial melodrama Ali: Fear Eats The Soul in which Ming Wong himself plays all the roles, including the Moroccan male and German female protagonist.


James Andean & François Xavier Saint-Pierre

E-100 is a sound installation in which key samples of film dialogue culled from the films in the Essential 100 list are heard both clearly and obliquely in conjunction with a randomizer algorithm patched to various instrumental s...

Essential Titles

Barr Gilmore

Essential Titles is a 5-minute looped motion graphic projection that isolates and recreates only the title and director's credit from the opening sequences of all of the films on the Essential 100 list — mimicking their transitio...

Hauntings I

Guy Maddin

TIFF Bell Lightbox will be haunted by a series of short film installations that are meant to invoke and appease the ghosts of cinema. Starting from the premise that every filmmaker has an unrealized project, a half-finished or ab...

Hauntings II

Guy Maddin

TIFF Bell Lightbox will be haunted by a series of short film installations that are meant to invoke and appease the ghosts of cinema. Starting from the premise that every filmmaker has an unrealized project, a half-finished or ab...


Chris Chong Chan Fui & Yasuhiro Morinaga

Akira Kurosawa's perfectionism and determination are legendary. And yet, so dangerous were the brothel streets of Koganecho, Yokohama that the director was forced to recreate them in a studio for a key scene in his classic noir H...

In Love for the Mood

Ming Wong

In Love for the Mood is inspired by Wong Kar-wai's meditation on love and infidelity In the Mood for Love (2000). A Caucasian actress plays both the leading man and woman and attempts to deliver the lines in Cantonese. Angst Esse...


Martin Arnold

Austrian artist Martin Arnold presents a digital manipulation of the trial scene from the #1 film on the list, Carl Theodor Dreyer's The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928). The piece stitches together close-up shots of actress Renée F...

Journey to the Moon

William Kentridge

Using Georges Méliès' A Trip to the Moon (1902) as a point of departure, Kentridge masterfully combines live action and stop motion in homage to the beginning of filmmaking and to Méliès' magical experimentations. Kentridge perfo...


Stan Douglas

Klatsassin refashions Akira Kurosawa's Rashomon (1950), a tale of murder with a narrative told from four different viewpoints, as a western rooted in the historical context of the Gold Rush and the annexation of land along Canada...

Man with a Movie Camera: The Global Remake

Perry Bard

Man With a Movie Camera: The Global Remake is a participatory video shot by people around the world who are invited to record images that re-interpret Dziga Vertov's Man With a Movie Camera (1929). Participants upload images to B...

NYMan With A Movie Camera

Michael Nyman

Celebrated film composer (eg, The Piano) Michael Nyman poetically captures the everyday life of citizens around the world with this gorgeous ode to Dziga Vertov's early cinema masterpiece MAN WITH A MOVIE CAMERA.

Otolith III

The Otolith Group

A 48-minute single-screen projection, Otolith III takes as its point of departure The Alien (1967), the unrealized sci-fi screenplay by legendary auteur Satyajit Ray about a friendly alien visiting a rural Bengal village. Filmed ...


Michael Snow

Michael Snow's Slidelength is a companion piece to his groundbreaking and iconic film, Wavelength, selected as one of the "100 Essential" films of all time by TIFF and after which TIFF's avant-garde section was named. A looped ph...

Soft Rains #6: Suburban Horror (part 1)

Kevin and Jennifer McCoy

The Soft Rains series consist of miniature robotic film sets that recreate familiar cinema archetypes and genres. For this work, the McCoys created a tiny diorama of an unsettling suburban idyll inspired by David Lynch's Blue Vel...

Workers Leaving the Factory in Eleven Decades

Harun Farocki

Harun Farocki has often emphasized the industrial, machine-like function of the camera. Workers Leaving the Factory in Eleven Decades (2006) is a horizontal suite of twelve monitors that delves into each decade of film history, b...


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