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Films

National Indigenous Peoples Day: Celebrating Abenaki Artist Alanis Obomsawin

National Indigenous Peoples Day: Celebrating Abenaki Artist Alanis Obomsawin 1000 750 Forest City Film Festival

On National Indigenous Peoples Day, we recognize and celebrate the unique heritage, diverse cultures, and outstanding contributions of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples throughout Canada. And there is no…

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Meet Imogen Clendinning, A Found Footage Artist

Meet Imogen Clendinning, A Found Footage Artist 3982 2190 Forest City Film Festival

by Asleysha Ramasamy  “I think as an Experimental Filmmaker I am a found footage artist, not a Director.” – Imogen Clendinning  Imogen Clendinning, found footage artist, has a unique take…

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Go behind the scenes with Colm Feore

Go behind the scenes with Colm Feore 2048 1365 Forest City Film Festival
This Sunday October 17th, coming to the Ontario Screen Creators Conference to kick start its first ever year, is Colm Feore. The OSSC is offering a Behind the Scenes chat with internationally recognized Canadian actor Colm Feore, where attendees will get a sneak peak into the film and theatre industry through the eyes of a seasoned professional. read more

The Art of Filming in Black and White

The Art of Filming in Black and White 1920 1080 Forest City Film Festival
hen photography and cinematography first started out everything was monochrome. The reason why we started out with monochromatic pictures and films was because cameras and development technology could not take in hue but could only pick up the different light levels, or luminance, of a scene. Now, monochromatic film is used as part of an aesthetic and style; It adds to the story and scenery of the film making them feel serious or nostalgic and even scary read more

How Did You Film That? The most surprising experimental filmmaking techniques at FCFF 2021

How Did You Film That? The most surprising experimental filmmaking techniques at FCFF 2021 2560 1280 Forest City Film Festival
With the introduction of the Experimental Film category this year, there were some unique processes highlighted that were used to develop the films that we get to see on the big screen later this October. Here are FCFF’s 3 most surprising filming techniques in this category. read more

Happy Accidents in Film

Happy Accidents in Film 2048 861 Forest City Film Festival

by Seoyeon Bae Mistakes and unexpected events happen all the time. When you are filming outside there are a lot of things that can go wrong but that doesn’t have…

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The “Bright Green Lies” of Eco-Friendly Tech

The “Bright Green Lies” of Eco-Friendly Tech 1920 1080 Forest City Film Festival
Fossil fuels are bad and green energy is good. Right? This is something that has been taken for granted since the start of the green energy movement, but is it actually true? read more

What is “Experimental Film”

What is “Experimental Film” 1000 800 Forest City Film Festival

by Asleysha Ramasamy If there was one word used to describe experimental films, it would be ‘unpredictable’. After conversations with the filmmakers selected for FCFF’s very first experimental film program,…

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The Art of Documentary Design

The Art of Documentary Design 1500 848 Forest City Film Festival
Documentary Design is the combination of many artistic choices that determine the visual aspects of a documentary, like the cinematography and graphics of the film to aid the filmmaker’s storytelling. read more

Ten Great Documentaries of the Last Decade

Ten Great Documentaries of the Last Decade 1080 1920 Forest City Film Festival

Over the 2010s, the popularity of documentary films has exploded, with easy access to all sorts of fascinating docs on platforms like Netflix. In the past decade, documentaries have helped…

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