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The competition screening in public with jurors in attendance: Saturday, November 7th. from 3pm-5pm at MAI Center!
AmérAsia Montréal Asian Film Festival is proud to return with its 4th Edition of the One Piece Film Challenge, a 72-hour run filmmaking project that combines tradition with prime image-caption technologies such as cameras, smartphones, tablets, or other devices. The competition is open to professionals, emerging artists, and amateurs. Participants are given 72 hours before the festival to create a one-take film that will allow an exploration of Montréal’s spaces while examining the given theme.
A selection of one-take films will be screened in public with jury members in attendance on November 7th from 15:00 – 17:00 at MAI Center.
Michael Toppings, Director at MAI Center
Michael Toppings est un artiste, écrivain et travailleur culturel, qui est né et a grandi au Québec, bien qu’il ait vécu près de la moitié de sa vie ailleurs. Il à près de 25 ans d’expérience dans le secteur culturel (danse, arts visuels et interdisciplinaires) en travaillant dans de diverses compagnies et organisations artistiques situées dans les provinces du Saskatchewan, Alberta, de la Colombie Britannique et du Québec. Toppings est également un commissaire et programmeur de ‘Queer’ performance et est actuellement le directeur général et artistique au MAI (Montréal, arts interculturels).
Vincent Toi, Artistic Director at Phi Center
Vincent Toi is a Mauritian/Canadian filmmaker and Art Director based in Montreal, Canada. He has a degree in Film Production from Montreal’s Concordia University and a degree in Design from Toronto York University and Sheridan College. He currently works as an Art Director for the Phi Centre phi-centre.com and the DHC ART dhc-art.org, two major cultural institutions in Canada.
Vincent’s first feature film, I’ve Seen the Unicorn (2014) iveseentheunicorn-film.com is the first Mauritian-Canadian co-production. The film has been selected in festival such as Hotdocs, Chicago International Film festival and Rendez Vous International du Documentaire de Montreal (RIDM). He directed short films and music videos, which were selected in various festivals worldwide. His latest short film Paper Wings (2011) earned him best short film at Amerasia in 2012. He is currently finishing his next film project filmed in Haiti.
Patricia Bergeron, Film Producer and lecturer at INIS
Envisioned in honour of one-take filmmaking in cinematic history, the One Piece Film Challenge (OPF) invites filmmakers of diverse backgrounds to rediscover the values of one-take filmmaking, which can be traced back to the early age of the invention of the moving image. Image editing will be prohibited, but participants may perform sound editing and insert subtitles. Participants may register in a solo or group application, and may use a filming device of their choice. Registered applicants will benefit from a sponsored workshop on One-Take Filmmaking, to be given one week prior to the opening of the festival on Friday, October 30th. The project theme and protocol will be released at the workshop, marking the start of the 72-hour filmmaking clock.