AFK | Workshops

Eco-Processing 16mm Black and White Film

Friday, April 21, 2023
8:00AM EDT
The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT)

1137 Dupont St, Toronto, ON

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COVID-19 Policy

Images Festival is committed to providing an accessible festival and continues to work to reduce barriers to participation at our events. This year, we are implementing a COVID-19 policy to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission for all, and to prioritize the participation of people who are disability-identified, immunocompromised, or part of an otherwise vulnerable group.

The following guidelines will be in place: Self-Assessment: We ask that staff and participants screen themselves for COVID-19 before visiting the exhibition.

In this hands-on workshop, participants learn how to develop pre-shot 16mm black-and-white film using organic products such as flowers, coffee, and bee pollen. Students have the opportunity to create homemade organic developers and hand-process their film in Lomo tanks. They will also learn the history of eco-processing and how it relates to the photochemical process, and be introduced to other artists who incorporate eco-processing into their practice. At the end of the workshop, students will have hands-on experience and the knowledge to embark on their own eco-processing adventures. This is an intermediate workshop for those with working knowledge of analogue filmmaking and familiarity shooting with a Bolex 16mm camera. 

This workshop includes: darkroom chemistry and supplies. Please come to the workshop with footage you have shot on B&W 16mm film. Ideally Kodak 3378, which can be purchased through the LIFT store. 

Maximum 4 participants Cost: $45.00

Please click here to register.

TJ Ediger is an artist and filmmaker from Alberta, Canada. He has participated in exhibitions, festivals, and residencies across North America. His practice developed out of a rural artist-run culture and a focus on interactive and public art. TJ is the former Technical Coordinator for the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto, and is now the owner and operator of Pigeon Creek Camera.

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