Visionaries: Pioneering Experimental Shorts
$13 General Admission
** This program, curated by Spencer Sundell, will be presented entirely on 16mm! **
** Co-presented with the Interbay Cinema Society and the Sprocket Society. **
A special program of outstanding and strikingly visual experimental shorts from the 20th century, all on 16mm film from the vaults of the Sprocket Society and Canyon Cinema. Featuring works of animation, visual music, abstraction, and electronic psychedelia by Shirley Clarke, Scott Bartlett, Len Lye, Norman McLaren, Frank Mouris, and others.
Learn more about Interbay Cinema Society
Interbay Cinema Society was founded by filmmakers Jon Behrens and Caryn Cline.
Our mission is to provide material support for filmmakers working experimentally with celluloid film. Our organization includes
· LightPress Grants providing artists with the means to digitize their film work,
· Engauge Experimental Film Festival , showcasing sprocket-driven, artist-made work on screen, and
· ICS Educational Initiative , hosting workshops and screenings to practice and understand experimental filmmaking techniques.
We support emerging and established filmmakers through the grant and our festival, and we encourage new filmmakers with our educational initiative. Our ultimate goal is to foster more work on celluloid and to help offset the enormous costs of making film work available in high quality digital formats.
Learn more about The Sprocket Society
The Sprocket Society seeks to cultivate the love of the mechanical cinema, its arts and sciences, and to encourage film preservation by bringing film and its history to the public through screenings, educational activities, and our own archival efforts.
Founded in 2007, we have produced film screenings in Seattle since 2008, with programs ranging from silent film to documentaries, experimental cinema to the Secret Matinee series (complete with weekly serial episodes), and more.
Learn more about our previous screenings, or read program notes from them.