LIFT presents: Process Cinema Workshop with Phil Hoffman and Eva Kolcze


Saturday, September 19 & Sunday, September 20,
10:00am –  6:00pm
Price members / students $65.00
General $85.00
(Cost includes chemistry and film)

*Enrollment is limited to 8*

For over 20 years Philip Hoffmanhas been developing a methodology for process cinema and handmade filmmaking through the Independent Imaging Retreat (film farm), a film residency for artists in Mount Forest, Ontario. Bringing the workshop to North Bay, participants will experiment with the medium of film and learn to shoot on 16mm with the Bolex camera and hand process the images. Tinting and toning to create vibrant colors, solarization, contact printing, and other film manipulation techniques will also be covered. Filmmaker and artist Eva Kolcze will co-facilitate the workshop and share film decay techniques.

Process Cinema explores a creative tradition in alternative filmmaking that is improvisational and interactive. Through this process-driven methodology, the screenplay as governing document is replaced by a fluid integration of writing, shooting and editing, not necessarily in that order.This way of working ‘through’ process has a comparative body of work in music, through jazz, in art, through ‘action painting’, in the performative aspects of the sketchbook or through ‘spontaneous prose’ in beat poetry.

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Summer Office Closure: July 6-10th

N2M2L’s office will be closed from July 6-10th for our off-site week-long Animation Creation Camp. Arrangements for rentals can be made through email at We will reopen on July 13th. See you at the Gallery Hop on the evening of July 17th where we will screen our Animation Camp films, and then at River & Sky Festival from July 17-19th for Digital Forest artist residency and interactive game lab!


Animation Creation! July 6-10th

Our summer workshops for youth are back! We kick summer off with the stop motion greatness that is Animation Creation.

Participants learn the ins and outs of stop motion video and work in teams to develop storyboards, scripts, sets, character development and finally to shoot their animation. Editing and sound composition including their very own film score round out a week of creativity.  By Friday, campers are ready to debut their films with a screening hosted by N2M2L.

Check out this cool collaborative animation intro made by the March Break New Liskeard class of 2014:

Jr. Animators Intro from Holly Cunningham on Vimeo.



Digital Forest: Artist Residency & Interctive Game Lab

Digital Artists Holly Robin & Brendan Lehman

N2M2L is happy to once again be teaming up with Anywhere Creator Space of Sudbury, Ontario to host two exciting digi-residencies and interactive game labs.

These on site events will see the lab being turned into a computer programming station with a gaming hub on the patio. Participants will interact with real time game development while artists create interfaces that react to each unique environment.

Digital Forest: River & Sky
Field, Ontario
July 17th-19th

Digital Forest: Electric Eclectics
Meaford, Ontario
July 31 – August 2