- Film Program
- AGH BMO World Film Festival
Established in 1999, Photophobia is Hamilton’s first film and video festival dedicated to the development of experimental time-based media. Not confined by restrictions or themes, Photophobia is a free, juried festival that invites the community to experience a showcase of contemporary work that tests the boundaries of each medium.
All three screenings are free. Screenings begin at dusk.
Art Gallery of Hamilton, Irving Zucker Sculpture Garden – 6:00 – 10:00 pm
AGH exhibitions will be closed. Includes submissions from Hamilton, across Canada, Japan, France and Ireland. Prior to the screening take part in two FREE collaborative animation workshops:
Factory Media Centre – 7:00 – 10:00 pm
Our second program of juried selections screens at the Factory Media Centre.
Celebrate the life of and works of local filmmaker Josephine Massarella. Josephine worked primarily in 16mm film and her works have screened at festivals worldwide, winning numerous awards, most notably ‘Best Experimental’ at the Ann Arbor Film Festival in 2018 for her most recent work titled 165708. Josephine earned a Master of Arts in Cultural Studies from Athabasca University, a graduate certificate in Advanced Film and Television from Sheridan College, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Film at the University of British Columbia. She also taught introductory filmmaking and cinema studies. Josephine passed away on June 22, 2018. This special retrospective will screen in two programs at the Factory Media Centre during the Hamilton Art Crawl.
Hamilton Artists Inc. ArcelorMittal Dofasco Courtyard – 8:00 – 11:00 pm
Includes work from Hamilton, across Canada, the USA, Italy and Ireland and screens at the Hamilton Artists Inc. in the ArcelorMittal Dofasco Courtyard.
Photophobia is generously sponsored by Celebrate Ontario
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Notification can be expected week of July 23.
Portrait of a Woman 1882
Mariya Bashkirtseva (Ukrainian 1858–1884)
oil on canvas, The Joey and Toby Tanenbaum Collection, 2002