Tuesday, December 8, 2009


THE DOUBLE NEGATIVE COLLECTIVE presents a selection of recent experimental films and videos by Montreal filmmakers at Cinéma Parallèle.
  • jeudi 17 déc. 2009, 21h30
  • Cinéma Parallèle [3536 Boul. St-Laurent, Montreal, QC]
Parataxis is the juxtaposition of dissimilar images or fragments in language, creating new meaning with the odd pairing. In cinema, filmmakers usher in many surprising marriages of visual and sonic ideas with each depression of the splicer, as many curators articulate new meanings in a varied program of film and video work. With this program, the Double Negative Collective presents a selection of recent experimental films and videos by Montreal filmmakers at Cinéma Parallèle.

| Philippe Léonard

| Nancy Baric & Nicolas Renaud

| Émilie Serri

| Shannon Harris

| James Schidlowsky

1 TO 8
| Amy Schwartz

| Alexandre Larose & Solomon Nagler

| François Miron

| Yen-Chao Lin

| Stéphane Calce


STRIPS | Félix Dufour-Laperrière

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

One Take Super 8 Event

  • Poster by Marie-Douce St-Jacques
One Take Super 8 Event
la brique, 6545 rue durocher, local 402 (coin beaubien) MTL
samedi le 21 novembre, portes 20h, films 21h
suggested donation $5

Participating filmmakers:

Hoda Adra
Stéphane Calce
Émile Cantin
Thierry Collins
Xarah Dion
Félix Dufour-Laperrière
Matthew Forbes
Jessica Fortin-Simard
Amber Goodwyn
André Habib
Marcus von Holtzendorff
Bogdan Karasek
Richard Kerr
Isabelle Kirouac
Alexandre Larose
Karl Lemieux
Philippe Léonard-Brazeau
Ara Mahrejian
Eduardo Menz
Maude Michaud
Diana Mihalache
Javiera Ovalle Sazie
Anita Pachulski
Alex Rogalski
Mike Rollo
Daichi Saito
Suzie Synnott
Malena Szlam
Roger Tellier-Craig
Emir Togrul
Mathieu Tremblay
Pierre-Luc Vaillancourt
Steve Woloshen & Alexandra Grimanis

  • The One Take Super 8 Event (OTS8) began in 2000, with 20 filmmakers each shooting a single reel of Super 8 film, which then premiered to an audience without the filmmakers seeing their work beforehand. All the films were shown as shot. No cuts. No splices. The popularity of this non-competitive festival has allowed it to return each year with more filmmakers participating. To date over 600 films have been created for the One Take Super 8 Event!

Thursday, October 22, 2009


Double Negative will be screening recent work at Club Saw in Ottawa on November 5th, 2009 at 730pm.  The screening is presented by Cafe Ex and programmed by Scott Birdwise.


Café Ex @ Club SAW is pleased to present a selection of films from Montreal-based filmmaking collective, Double Negative. In an age of big business financed, industry-based, capital-oriented film production, Double Negative Collective represents an innovative and much-needed alternative. Where the Industry model dominates discourse and puts a premium on instant recognition, the generation of capital, and the consolidation of power, the twelve filmmakers that comprise Double Negative participate in a democratic discussion on film/video form, aesthetics, and politics – in brief, the past, present, and (possible) future(s) of cinema. The fourteen works chosen for this exhibition represent the challenge posed by Double Negative to much of the current stagnation of film in the 21st Century.
(Scott Birdwise, Programmer)


For further information please check out the Canadian Film Institute website - Click HERE

and the FACEBOOK event site.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

One Take Super 8 Event - Open Call

Entries are now open for the Montreal One Take Super 8 Event. Fill it out, drop it off and start shooting! If you do not have a super 8 camera the Double Negative gang will help you find the necessary resources, places and people to realize your film. Don't wait for the last minute, the registration deadline is September 30th, 2009. To find out more information please check out the One Take Super 8 Event blog or contact Double Negative by email.

Monday, September 7, 2009

(Screening) DIM Cinema at the Pacific Cinematheque

Image: Lucia Fezzuoglio

Double Negative will be screening new and recent work on September 28th, 2009 at the Pacific Cinematheque monthly curatorial screening - DIM Cinema - organized by Amy Lynn Kazymerchyk.

Works by filmmakers include:
Christopher Becks
Lucia Fezzuoglio
Amber Goodwyn
Steven Ladouceur
Karl Lemieux
Eduardo Menz
Mike Rollo
Daichi Saito
Malena Szlam

For more information please check:
Pacific Cinematheque at www.cinematheque.bc.ca
DIM Cinema at dimcinema.ca

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Weekend in the Pines

xxx Weekend In the Pines xxx

In Conjunction with Cinéma Abattoir and Double Negative Collective presents:

Projection/Sonic Levitation

Friday July 3rd

Subversive Short Film Program #1


Tom Carter (Charalambides/USA)

Zaimph (Marcia Bassett from Double Leopards, Hototogisu/USA)

Menace Ruine

Saturday July 4th

Subversive Short Film Program #2:

Karl Lemieux film projection performance w/ Hyena Hive and David Bryant



Bill Nace (USA)

Metalux (USA)

Sunday July 5th

The Films of Etienne O'Leary

Steve Bates

Novi_sad (Athens, Greece)

multi-projector performance by Bruce McClure (USA)

***Film Screenings begin at 8PM each night/Music starts at 10PM

xxx The Pines – 316 Murray st. #205 - Griffintown - Metro Bonaventure xxx

Friday, February 20, 2009

The Loop Collective: Recent Works in Film and Video

The Loop Collective: Recent Works in Film and Video

Thursday, February 26, 2009
Ex-Centris (Cinéma Parallèle)
3536, Boul. St. Laurent (Metro Saint Laurent / Bus 55) / (Metro Sherbrooke)

Based in Toronto, Loop is a collective of independent media artists that strives to develop a public platform integrating experimental film and video with other art forms. The Loop Collective programs and produces work for presentation through exhibitions and events in both traditional and non-traditional spaces. Their mission is to explore the roots of experimental film and video by creating a dialogue with other art media. They strive to promote experimental film and video for critical engagement by cultivating relations among different artistic communities.


The Loop Collective: Œuvres récentes

Basé à Toronto, Loop est un collectif d'artistes indépendants en arts médiatiques qui cherche à développer une plate-forme publique, intégrant le cinéma expérimental et la vidéo avec d'autres formes d'art. Nous programmons et produisons des œuvres afin de les présenter par le biais d'expositions et d'événements dans des espaces traditionnels et non traditionnels. Nous nous efforçons de promouvoir le cinéma et la vidéo expérimentale vers un engagement critique en cultivant des relations entre les différentes communautés artistiques.

Programme (total running time 73 minutes):

Parícutin by Erika Loic
2007 | 14 min | 16mm | colour | sound

Untitled (waterfilm) by Dan Browne
2007 | 6 min 30 sec | 16mm | colour | sound/silent

mary/me by Kelly Egan
2004 | 4 min | 16mm | colour | sound

c: won eyed jail by Kelly Egan
2005 | 4 min 30 sec | 35mm | colour | sound

Echo by Izabella Pruska-Oldenhof
2007 | 9 min | 16mm | colour | sound

Pulsions by Izabella Pruska-Oldenhof
2007 | 9 min 20 sec | 16mm | colour | sound

His Face by Kate Zimmerman
2008 | 3 min | 16mm | b&w | silent

Girls!Girls!Girls! by Shana MacDonald
2007 | 7 min | beta-SP | colour | sound

Outside Sarajevo by Ajla Odobasic
2007 | 2 min | beta-SP | b&w | silent

Shapes Eat Shapes by Angela Joosse
2006 | 3 min 16 sec | beta-SP | colour | sound

Spiders in Eden by Ty Tekatch
2008 | 11 min | beta-SP | colour | sound

For more information please check out the following links:


Double Negative Collective Facebook Group


Friday, January 16, 2009

Double Negative - ESSE magazine

The Double Negative Collective is featured in the current issue of ESSE magazine. The work featured in the magazine is from DN's loop installation at the CTRL Lab from October 2008. Posted is a collage of images taken by DN member Malena Szlam from the installation.