- Dawson City Film Lab
- Dan Sokolowski
- PO Box 8000
- Dawson City, Yukon
The Dawson Film Lab is an opportunity for artists to come to Dawson City, Yukon for a week-long residency to shoot and hand process Super8 or 16mm film. Participants can shoot negative film which they can hand-process in buckets using ecological materials such as wildflowers and local plants as well as conventional chemistry.
KIAC will provide equipment subject to availability: Bolex or Super8 Cameras, lights, sound recording equipment, tripods, darkroom and digital transfers.
Artists are invited to attend and experiment with imaging processes to gather material to further their work.
All genres of filmmaking are acceptable (experimental, narrative, animation, documentary or hybrids)
Participants may work individually or in groups.
The Lab includes:
• An opening introduction among participants will be held with each artist showing one work.
• Introduction to the available cameras and equipment, and the developing and transfer processes.
• End of day “socials” to meet as a group discuss their work in an informal setting
• A final “product” is not required, the object being to experiment with the process and gather material.
• A final gathering will take place for participants to show and discuss their work in progress or completed film
The program is run by the Dawson City International Short Film Festival, a program of the Klondike Institute of Art and Culture (KIAC).
The Klondike Institute of Art and Culture is a vibrant artistic and cultural centre at the edge of the Arctic that cultivates creativity through film, music, visual, literary, and performing arts. We host a variety of festivals, events, exhibitions, and arts education programs in Dawson City, Yukon on Tr’ondek Hwech’in Traditional and Contemporary Territory.