Halifax Independent Filmmakers Festival presents: Lisa Jackson Retrospective

Fri, Jun 14, 2019 at 7pm

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HIFF is pleased to welcome the prolific, award-winning Anishinaabe filmmaker Lisa Jackson for a retrospective of her work.  Lisa is a filmmaker that constantly challenges herself creatively, intersecting multiple genres that include full-length documentary, narrative, experimental, animation, music videos, musicals, VR, and most recently IMAX.  The retrospective of Lisa’s short films explore how she skillfully and poignantly captures the complexities of human experience.  Through her work we gain insight and inspiration on how creative filmmaking can generate positive change. Recently, Lisa’s VR work Biidaaban: First Light won the 2019 Canadian Screen Award for Best Immersive Experience in Fiction. She is also a mentoring director with the National Screen Institute’s IndigiDocs. Currently Lisa is working on a large scale multimedia installation about the power of language in an indigenous futurist setting.


Lisa will join us for a Q&A following the screening, and a masterclass on Saturday June 15.


Naked Rusty  • 2000  • 5 mins.
Suckerfish •  2004  • 8 mins.
Intemperance •  2014 •  11 mins.
Restoration •  2016 •  6 mins.
Dust Bowl •  2016 •  4 mins.
Parkdale •  2011 •  15 mins.
The Visit •  2009 •  4 mins.
Savage •  2009 •  6 mins.
Snare •  2013 •   3 mins.


About HIFF

Now in its 13th year, HIFF provides a unique venue for filmmakers and media artists to share their work in a forum dedicated to the celebration of independent cinema. Since its inception, HIFF has showcased the Atlantic region's most innovative works alongside the films of acclaimed visiting artists. As a filmmaker's festival, HIFF brings the directors of the works we show to Halifax in order to create opportunities for them to connect directly with audiences and local artists through hosted Q+A's, artist talks and workshops. HIFF also presents a number of professional development initiatives, designed to assist local filmmakers with improving their skills and getting their films programmed at festivals around the world.   


Neptune Scotiabank Stage Theatre

1593 Argyle Street
Halifax, NS B3J 2B2

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