CFFS 2022 – Ink & Tape: An All Ages Cameraless Film Workshop

Sunday, February 13, 2022 - 1pm-3pm PST
Sunday, March 13, 2022 - 1pm-1:30pm PST
Instructor: Devon Damonte & Avida Jackson


Artventure – Ink & Tape: Cameraless Film Workshop with Devon Damonte and Avida Jackson

ONLINE OR IN-PERSON (at Northwest Film Forum)

PROGRAM PARTNERS: Henry Art Gallery and Interbay Cinema Society

ACCESS: This event is public. Online participation is limited to residents of Washington and Oregon.

ADMISSION: FREE. Online registration by JAN 23 is required for online participants to receive your film kit in the mail and ZOOM meeting link. Space is limited. For in-person participants: please have proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or a negative test result ready when entering the event

This ArtVenture, in collaboration with Northwest Film Forum’s Children’s Film Festival and in partnership with Interbay Cinema Society, welcomes experimental filmmakers Devon Damonte and Avida Jackson in a fun, hands-on filmmaking experience with options to participate online or in person. Participants will combine Japanese “MT” washi tape and Sharpie drawings on clear and black 16mm film leader using a special serrated-edge tearing tool (adult collaboration recommended) to create experimental animation movies. Washi tape is a richly patterned adhesive tape made from Japanese rice paper. It is also a handy material for creating abstract, cameraless animated movies on 16mm film leader, which interacts with the tape’s patterns and textures in magical ways when the film is projected. All materials will be provided; online participants will be mailed a kit (one per household), which will include a prepaid mailer to return the completed strips for processing. All film from the workshop participants, both in-person and online, will be spliced into a collaborative group film to be professionally transferred to digital format by LightPress in Seattle. The film’s world premiere online screening  will take place on March 13th and will feature a live soundtrack made by participants (a digital copy will also be made available to all participants for download). 

Any workshop participants younger than 15 should be accompanied by an adult co-animator. All in-person participants will be required to present EITHER proof of COVID-19 vaccination OR a negative result from a COVID-19 test administered within the last 48 hours by an official testing facility.



Both in-person and remote participants (the latter mailed ahead) will be provided a toolkit with: clear 16mm film leader, MT washi tape, a few Sharpie markers, and a small magical stainless steel combination multi-scratching and serrated edge washi tearing tool. Participants may also try additional art supplies of your own; we’ll give some guidelines about what works best in an email the week before the event.


For all in-person attendants, we are requiring either proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 test within 48 hours of the event.  We are highly recommending that all attendants be double masked and socially distant during the workshop.  We will be providing additional disposable masks for those that need them, we will also have hand sanitizer and additional cleaning supplies available to clean all used surfaces.


If you have questions about the workshop, you can email Derek Edamura at

Devon Damonte

Devon Damonte

Devon Damonte is an artist based in Olympia, WA. He prefers handcrafted stuff, like cameraless 16mm & 35mm film animation, rubbings, printmaking, handmade papermaking, and book arts. Damonte is adjunct faculty at The Evergreen State College teaching an intensive experimental motion graphics “Visual Music” adventure in the summertimes. His work has shown at NY Film Festival Views From the Avant Garde, REDCAT at Disney Hall in LA, Ottawa International Animation Festival, Engauge Experimental Film Festival Seattle, and McMurdo Station Antarctica. Damonte currently sells his own line of handcrafted washi tape, and he believes we all currently live smack dab in the golden age of adhesive tape.

Avida Jackson

Avida Jackson is a Black multimedia artist and filmmaker currently living in Portland, OR. She enjoys working with analog and digital techniques and has worked on music videos for Grammy-nominated musicians. She is currently working in Post-Production for Wieden + Kennedy

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