Gutsy cinema that breaks new ground
| 14 minutes | 2016
An old sea dog on a creaky salvage ship stirs the long-dormant passions of the captain’s wife in this visually arresting ode to desire.
As part of COURT MÉTRAGE COMPÉTITION INTERNATIONALE 6
FILMS AND INSTALLATIONSFILMS – Written and Directed by Phillip BarkerDredger 2015, 16.47 minutes, Colour, HD, 5.1 SCREENINGS World Premiere: Toronto International Film Festival 2015, Toronto, Canada.Malody 2012, 12.10 minutes, Colour, HD, 5.1 AWARDS Canada’s Top Ten, Toronto International Film Festival, Canada Most Creative Film Award, 42nd Festival Du Nouveau Cinéma, Montreal, Canada Best Short Film, 14th International Film Festival, Bratislava, Slovakia LEO Short Film Music Award Nomination, 26th Braunschweig IFF, Germany Honorable Mention, Flatpack Film Festival 2013, Birmingham, UK. International Confederation of Arts Cinemas Award, 2013 Venice International Short Film Festival Hors Pistes / Centre Pompidou Award, 2013 Venice International Short Film FestivalSCREENINGS World Premiere: 58th International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, International Competition, Germany 18th Sarajevo Film Festival, International Competition, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina Plan 10, Beunos Aires, Argentina Phillip Barker Retrospectiva May 11 VideoEx International Experimental Film & Video Festival, Zurich, Switzerland Curtas Vila Do Conde International Film Festival, International Competition Portugal Hangzhou Asian Film Festival, 2012, Hangzhou City, China Festival International Signes de Nuit, Paris North American Premiere: Toronto International Film Festival, 2012, Toronto, Canada 26th Internationales Filmfest Braunschweig, Germany 14th International Film Festival Bratislava, Slovakia 56th British Film Institute London Film Festival, UK International Film Festival Rotterdam, 2013 25th Minimalen Short Film Festival, Trondeim, Norway Celebrating Canada’s Top Ten Screening, TIFF Lightbox Jan 6, 2013 PHI Center, Montreal Jan 24, 2013 8th Prague International Short Film Festival, Jan 20, 2013 Goethe-Institut: Canada in Germany March 12, 2013 Cinequest Film Festival, San Jose, California Feb-March, 2013 14th Mecal International Short Film Festival of Barcelona, April, 2013 35th Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival, International Competition, France 56th San Francisco International Film Festival, Golden Gates Awards Competition, CA, USA Flatpack Film Festival 2013, Birmingham, UK 16th Guanajuato International Film Festival, Mexico Eurocine, Festival de Cine Europeo en Columbia: Bogota, Medellin and Cali, Colombia 2013 Rooftop Films, New York City, June, 2013 Filmets Badalona Film Festival, Barcelona, Spain, November, 2013 14th Circuito Off Film Festival, Venice International Film Festival, Italy Festival Du Nouveau Cinéma de Montreal, Montreal, October, 2013 30th Imagine Film Festival, Amsterdam, Holland, April 2014 Meme Pas Peur Festival International Film Festival, Réunion Island, Feb 2014 Off Screen Film Festival, Brussels, Belgium, 2014 Macro Fest Cultural Festival, Panama City, Panama March 2014 International Film Festival of Hayah, Panama, April, 2014COLLECTION In the distribution collection of the Oberhausen International Film Festival, Germany “Best of International Competition Oberhausen” 2013 TourBROADCAST Canadian Broadcasting Corporation ‘Reflections’ June 2013 Slow Blink 2010, 4.00 minutes, (original Super 8 and Holga Stills), Colour, HD SCREENINGS Into The Great Wide Open Festival, Vlieland, The Netherlands, 2011 International Film Festival Breda, Netherlands, 2010 Live Art Dance Productions, Halifax Central, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada 2010 The Box Salon, Toronto, Ontario, Canada 2010 Fotografic, Plan 9, Prague, Czech Republic: Films by Phillip Barker. 2010Appliance 2009, 6.00 minutes, Colour, HD (*Written by Semi Chellas) Part of Little Films About Big Moments, a short film anthology.BROADCAST Movie Central, The Movie Network Night Vision 2008 (redux 2011), 19.30 minutes, HD, Colour, 5.1 AWARDS Best Cinematography, 2008 Sapporo International Short Film Festival, Japan SCREENINGS Festival du Nouveau Cinema, Montreal, 2008 Toronto International Film Festival 2008 Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival 2008 International Lab Competition International Contemporary Culture Centre of San Sebastian, Spain 2008 Seattle International Film Festival 2008 Sapporo International Short Film Festival, Japan 2008 BROADCAST CBC ‘Reflections’ Sept. 2013, CanadaRegarding 2002, (16mm original), 4.22 minutes, B&W, HD, StereoSCREENINGS 2002-Present ‘Art House’ with Atom Egoyan and Peter Mettler, Art Gallery of Ontario, 2011 Performance Intermedia Festival, 2010, Szczecin, Poland Cinemayence, 2004 Mainz, Germany Goethe-Institut, 2003 Tallinn, Germany Oberhausen Short Film Festival, International Competition, Germany 2003 2002:Montreal Festival New Cinema New MediaMedia Arts Festival Friesland, The Netherlands Vila Do Conde Film Festival, Portugal Toronto Arts Awards, Toronto, Canada Directors Guild of Canada, Toronto, CanadaIn the collection of Oberhausen International Short Film Festival, Germany Soul Cages 1999, 22 minutes, Colour, available 35mm (original) and HD, 5.1 AWARDS Genie Nomination for Best Live Action Short Drama Best Canadian Short Film, Atlantic Film Festival, Halifax Best Film , Audience Choice Award, Local Heroes, Canada, Winnipeg, 2000 Best Cinematography, Short Film, Canadian Society of Cinematographers In the collection of Oberhausen International Short Film Festival, Germany SCREENINGS Toronto International Film Festival, Canada (North American Premiere) The Hamptons International Film Festival, New York, USA Cinematheque Ontario, A.G.O. (Retrospective), Toronto, Canada NFB / ONF ‘Best of ONF’ Mediatheque, Toronto, Canada Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival, 2000, France (European Premiere) Local Heroes Canadian Film Festival, Winnipeg, Canada Oberhausen Short Film Festival, Germany Vila Do Conde Film Festival, Portugal Vancouver International Film Festival, Vancouver, Canada European Short Film Meet, Metz, France Atlantic Film Festival, Halifax, Canada Valladolid Film Festival, Spain London Film Festival, Great Britain Cork Film Festival, Ireland Upsalla Film Festival, Sweden Metz International Film Festival, France Bristol Short Film Festival, Great Britain Interfilm Kurzfilm Festival, Berlin, Germany Anthology Film Archives, New York City, USA Cinémayence, Mainz, Germany Droits de Regards, Mediatheque, Orleans, France Durham Art Gallery –Drive-In Show, Durham, Canada Museo Nacional Centro De’Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain La Enana Marron Theatre, Madrid, Spain Festival Chileno-Internacional del Cortometraje/Santiago, Chile Videoex International Experimental Film & Video, Zurich, Switzerland Mexico City International Film Festival, Mexico Institut Francais, Turin, Italy.BROADCAST Canal +, France SBS, Australia CBC 'Reflections' Canada ZDF / ARTE, GermanyA Temporary Arrangement 1996 35mm, 12 minutes, B & W, Mono AWARDS 1996-98 Best Experimental Film, Melbourne International Film Festival Best Experimental Film, Toronto Short Film Festival Award of Merit, Chicago International Film Festival In the collection of Oberhausen International Short Film Festival, Germany SCREENINGS 1996-Present ‘Art House’ with Atom Egoyan and Peter Mettler, Art Gallery of Ontario, 2011 Images Film Festival, Toronto, Canada, 2006 Anthology Film Archives, New York City 2006 Oberhausen International Short Film Festival, Germany Vancouver International Film Festival, Canada Atlantic International Film Festival, Halifax, Canada Sao Paulo Film Festival, Brazil Montreal International Short Film Festival Uppsala International Short Film Festival, Sweden Albany Film Festival, New York Images Film Festival, Toronto, Canada, 1996 Ste-Therese Film Festival, Quebec Art Gallery of Ontario, Canada: Live score by 40 Fingers Saxophone Quartet The Helsinki Film Coop, Sweden Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival, Delaware Main Film, Montreal, Canada Struts Gallery, New Brunswick, Canada Metro Cinema, Edmonton, Canada Independent Film & Video Alliance Showcase, Ottawa Institut Theatre, Frankfurt, Germany Neutral Ground Gallery/ Sheridan College, Canada Freunde Der Deutschen Kinemathek E.V., Germany Padua Arci Nuova Associazione, Italy El Fenakisticopio Itinerante, Spain Cinemayence, Kunst & Film-Tag 03, Mainz, Germany Kommunales Kino Aktionstag 03, Leverkusen, GermanyBROADCAST SBS, Australia 2004 TVO, Canada.I Am Always Connected 1998 16mm, 5.30 minutes, B & W, SilentSCREENINGS 1998-2015 Kamera: Beyond The Surface, Laborneunzehn, Berlin, Germany, 2015 University of Regina Film Studies Performance Intermedia Festival, 2010, Szczecin, Poland La Cinematheque de la Danse, Cinematheque Francaise, Paris.Moving Pictures, Festival of Dance on Film, Toronto, andtour: Canadian Film Institute, Ottawa, Pacific Cinematheque, Vancouver, Winnipeg Film Group, Winnipeg. The Images Festival, Toronto Ann Arbor Film Festival 2000, MichiganSelected INSTALLATIONS by Phillip Barker Adoration Street 2008, University of Toronto Football Field, Nuit Blanche, Toronto An 80’ long photograph of a suburban street in Toronto, six rear-projected films upon the windows. A collaboration with director Atom Egoyan. Critical Mass 2004 64 Steps Contemporary Art, Toronto Film rear projected in a gallery storefront. A larger than life woman scrutinizes and tracks the progress of people passing by the window.5 Souls Released From Fetters 1998 Musee Regional de Rimouski, QuebecFive 16mm film loops projected from the windows of a church situated upon the banks of the St. Lawrence river. Backwards footage of various people as they are submerged in water.We Floated Down River Street 1996 Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina / Mediatrics, Cold City Gallery, TorontoImages of floating bodies were projected upon a model of a building while a cello played notes through an underwater speaker.Trial By Water 1992 EXPO ‘92, Seville, SpainVideo installation critical of Canada’s environmental protection policy played upon the walls of a flooded camping tent within the Canada Pavilion’s reflecting pool.Campos Magneticos 1991 ARCO International Art Fair, Madrid, Spain A man, a woman, a bicycle and an accordion were suspended by wires upon a 40’ outdoor film screen in a parking lot, with a live band, original composition.Magnetic Fields 1989 Gallery 76, Toronto Ten performers, including a trapeze artist, a mountain climber and an accordion player were suspended upon a 40’ vertical screen stretched over a three-story Victorian house. The performers ‘inhabited’ painted landscapes that were projected from across the street.*Trust A Boat 1986 Amsterdam, Utrecht, Groningen, (Holland), Toronto, Peterborough, (Canada) Nine 16mm films were rear projected upon nine windows of a three story building. Nine people performed in the windows. The audience were on the street. The performance toured Holland and Canada with a total of 23 shows.
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