Acadie Underground 16

October 4th, 2012 at 6PM (workshop)

November 17th, 2012 at 9PM (screening)

Acadie Underground is one of the most attended events presented by the FICFA. Approximately 15 films are presented each year to an enthusiastic crowd. Started in 1996, Acadie Underground has gained the title of the longest standing Super 8 festival in North America! Acadie Underground is a collaboration between Film Zone and la Galerie Sans Nom, an artist run centre located in the Aberdeen Cultural Centre.

Acadie Underground

In collaboration with Film Zone, Galerie Sans Nom offers the occasion to create a Super 8 film as a part of the 16th edition of Acadie Underground. This invitation is extended to anyone interested, regardless of age. Each year, Acadie Underground allows a dozen established or emerging filmmakers to create a short film to be shown during the FICFA (Festival international du cinéma francophone en Acadie).

In order to make a film, individually or as a group, participants must register by communicating with Galerie Sans Nom: coordination@galeriesansnom.org. A $40 participation fee includes (for each film produced individually or as a group): a Super 8 introductory workshop, a 3 minute film cartridge, the use of a camera for 48 hours, as well as processing of the film.

The workshop will take place at the Galerie Sans Nom on Wednesday October 4, 2012 at 6PM. Although not mandatory, participation in the workshop is highly recommended for those who have never worked with Super 8 equipment. All films must be completed and returned to the Galerie Sans Nom by Friday, November 2nd, 2012.

Participants will get to see their film projected on a “big screen” as part of the Acadie Underground evening of the FICFA, on Saturday November 17 at the Aberdeen Cultural Centre, 9PM. Audience members will get to vote for their favourite films and the top three films will be awarded prizes. The award ceremony will be followed by an after party, featuring music spun by the Jedis of Funk.

As an addition to this year's bill, the Galerie Sans Nom has teamed-up with the Club 6-12 after school program to bring analogue film to a younger generation. Two groups of kids between the ages of 6 and 12 will be shooting and screening their own super 8 films as part of the event.