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Light Study

Synopsis: 
Filmed entirely in single frames over a three year period in 16mm using pixillation, flicker, and time-lapse photography, Light Study explores the ecosystems of the Niagara Escarpment, a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve. Here nature presides over an ephemeral human element, its primordial essence both medium and agent of light's eternal change. Soundtrack by Graham Stewart of Viosac, the experimental music collective.  
   
   

 

Runtime: 
00:12:20
English subtitle: 
No

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Information for the Audience: 

Light Study is a poetic exploration of the wetlands, forests and ecosystems of the Niagara Escarpment, a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve site. Filmed entirely in natural light, this animated film explores the unique landscape of the Bruce Trail using 16mm single frame and time lapse photography. Here, nature presides over an ephemeral human element, its primordial essence both medium and agent of light's eternal change. Soundtrack composed by Graham Stewart of Viosac, the experimental music collective. 

Screenings / Awards: 

 

Jacksonville Documentary Film Festival September 15, 2017

Sunrise 46 Film Festival  August 18, 2017

Italian Contemporary Film Festival June 11, 2017

Globe International Silent Film Festival  April 7 & 8, 2017

150 Seconds of Ontario Film Festival: Hand-Processed and Experimental  April 7, 2017

Tasmanian Eco Film Festival Nov 17, 2016

FRONTDOC Int Documentary Film Fest (Aosta, Italy) Nov 12, 2016

Green Screen Environmental Film Festival Nov 4, 2016

Ferfilm Festival (Kosovo) Sept 4, 2016

Photophobia Contemporary Moving Image Festival June 4, 2016

KinoFilm Manchester Film Festival (Manchester) Feb 22, 2016

The Thin Line Film Festival (Texas) Feb 18, 2016

Gurgaon International Film & Literature Fest (India) Dec 5, 2015

Nez International Film Festival (India) Sept 27, 2015 (Best Experimental Short Critics Award)

Gila Timelapse Film Festival (New Mexico) Sept 26, 2015

Summer Slam Film Festival (Texas) Sept 26, 2015 (Best Documentary Short)

Haverhill Experimental Film Festival (Massachusetts) Sept 19, 2015

Maine International Film Festival Jul 18, 2015

Mykonos Biennale Jul 2-6, 2015

Interrobang Film Festival (Des Moines) Jun 28, 2015

Trenton Film Festival (New Jersey) Jun 10, 2015

Atlanta Film Festival Mar 23, 2015

Byron Bay Film Festival (Australia) Mar 12, 2015

IMA Film Festival (India) Dec 9, 2014

3rd Delhi Shorts International Film Festival (New Delhi) Nov 8, 2014 (Special Mention, Documentary)

Kuala Lumpur Eco Fim Festival (Malaysia) Oct 1-19, 2014

Valle D'Itria Film Festival (Italy) Sept 20, 2014 

Muskoka Independent Film Festival Aug 28-30, 2014

Columbia Gorge International Film Festival Aug 3, 2014

San Francisco Frozen Film Festival July 19, 2014

LIFT Round-Up (Bloor Cinema, Toronto) Jan 12, 2014

Hamilton Film Festival Nov 7, 2013 (world premiere)

Directed by: 
Josephine Massarella
Writing credits: 
Josephine Massarella
Cast: 
Margherita Jordan
Produced by: 
Josephine Massarella
Music by: 
Graham Stewart
Cinematography by: 
Josephine Massarella
Film Editing by: 
Boyd Bonitzke; Josephine Massarella
Casting by: 
Josephine Massarella
Production Design by: 
Josephine Massarella
Production Management: 
Josephine Massarella
Other crew: 
Camera Assistant: Felix Werth
Release Date: 
Tuesday, January 3, 2017
Official sites: 
http://www.cfmdc.org/node/56585
Total votes: 209

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