DocPoint Masterclass and “Introspective” in Finland

Philip Hoffman  conducted a Masterclass in Helsinki at Docpoint 2016, in accordance with 5 screenings of his work in a special “Introspective” programme

See more at Docpoint’s website for the masterclass, and the blog:

Philip Hoffman brought creativity to Finnish Documentary Film Making

As well as the 5 screenings:

I – Journeys Away

II – Picturing Home

III – Experimental Processes

IV – All Fall Down

V – To That Which Is To Come

* Avek article on Hoffman pg 25-28 (48-51)

Video by Jenn Norton

Video by Jenn Norton

Waterloo Born Filmmaker Receives The Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts (Jeff Hicks, K-W Record)

York University Prof Receives Governor General Award

Philip Hoffman is one of the most influential experimental film artists working in Canada today. He has created a remarkable and sustained body of media art over nearly four decades in that has had an immense impact on several generations of Canadian experimental filmmakers and digital moving image artists.

His enduring impact is seen in the development of personal filmmaking, techniques of hand-processing and artisanal production, and the method of process cinema. His work combines sensitively observational documentary aesthetics, attentive to small gestures and humanist themes, with innovative forms of cinematic experimentation. Hoffman’s inquiry is tied to a deep sense of social responsibility and a profound commitment to pedagogy and to community.

– Michael Zryd, Associate Professor, Department of Cinema & Media Arts, York University

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