Fabulous Festival of Fringe Film: July 18 to 27


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2019 Fabulous Festival of Fringe Film

Thursday, July 18 to Saturday, July 20 in Hanover and Durham
Saturday, July 27 in Saugeen First Nation

It’s just one week before the launch of the 2019 Fabulous Festival of Fringe Film! Every summer, the Fabfilmfest welcomes art, film and local rural communities to experience independent experimental film and media art in unlikely locations.

This year’s programs are especially poignant, registering urgent social, political, and environmental concerns on film and video. Bypassing news channels and social media algorithms, artistic vision filters through information and re-presents it with fresh perspectives using a language of colour, form, material and time.

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We are excited to reveal the in-depth curatorial research of the Festival’s guest programmers:

  • Julie René de Cotret: Flow
  • Jorge Lozano: Remixology: a Mike Hoolboom retrospective
  • Alexandra Gelis: Redacted Bodies
  • Christina Battle: when the frame slips, somewhere between tomorrow and yesterday
  • Joschi Shea: Love and Disability (for mature audiences only)

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What else to expect at the festival?

  • VERY AFFORDABLE dinner events! Durham events require advance tickets. Spots are limited!!! Please purchase your tickets now to avoid disappointment. Glencolton Farm serves up organic pizza and salads. At the Durham Arena, we’re serving up lasagne and salad made by Keith Hagedorn of Beaver Valley Ski Club. The Community in Saugeen is catered by Christine Kewageshig and Sheryl Ritchie. Vegetarian options are available. Since we cannot accommodate any other dietary restrictions, we’re open to anyone who brings their own meal instead to join in on the conversation!
  • PUB TALK panel discussion at the Garafraxa Café
  • Q and As and Curator talks


Clayton Windatt: The Space Between Us

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Clayton Windatt’s engaging live performances and video installation – The Space Between Us – are inspired by programming at the 2018 Fabfilmfest. The performances weave in and out throughout the day’s regular programming at the Durham Arena, engaging the audience in Durham with conversations happening in North Bay.

Rebecca Garrett generates another iteration of her multi-sensual film and performance, search>site>scan>three sisters. In this work, the video frame fails to “contain the generation of symbolic forms that are material, organic, inter-relational, and move out as performance into the actual space of possibility and reciprocity. (Gelis)”

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This year, we are presenting two formidable feature-length films! The Asinabka Festival co-presents The Grizzlies by Miranda de Pencier at Glencolton Farm with an outdoor screening amongst the hay bales. This story about a youth lacrosse team features Inuit youth and Tantoo Cardinal. The second film is an award-winning documentary in response to the Colten Boushie trial. “Sensitively directed by Tasha Hubbard, nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up weaves a profound narrative encompassing the filmmaker’s own adoption, the stark history of colonialism on the Prairies, and a vision of a future where Indigenous children can live safely on their homelands.”

The Fabulous Festival of Fringe Film operates on the territory of the Saugeen Ojibway Nation (SON). The Festival is proud to present programming that includes Chris Wong/(Nawash Unceded Territory and from the Asinabka Film Festival), and Saugeen Takes on Film community film production (this year: Kelsey Diamond, Sharon Isaac, Tiffany Kewageshig, Natalka Pucan, Cassidy Ritchie and many more).


Check out our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for updates on scheduling, location, program details, and weather contingencies. The nights are often cool, so please dress for the weather! Programs run rain or shine, except when there is lightning forecasted (i.e. outdoor Friday Dinner + Movie event at Glencolton). In that case we will post notice on social media regarding any cancellations.

Do you have questions? Call, text, or email Debbie Ebanks Schlums, Co-Artistic Director: 705-896-6800 / debbie.ebanks@gmail.com.

The Fabulous Festival of Fringe Film gratefully acknowledges the support of Saugeen First Nation, the Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council, Canada Summer Jobs and all of our generous sponsors.

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