Guelph's 2013 Festival of Moving Media Nov 7-10
The Festival of Moving Media has always been proud of its balance of grassroots action with international perspective, promoting community building, environmental and social justice issues, and championing the small stories that enrich our lives.
This year's theme, "How We Navigate Our World", is the perfect encapsulation of FOMM's goals as we celebrate our 10th consecutive year. By addressing important and challenging topics while remaining anchored by personal stories that humanize the issues, this year's films demonstrate that acts of Love, Courage and Acceptance are political and powerful. We start the festival with an ending and end the festival with a beginning.
We open with Spring and Arnaud, a story of love and art at the end of life, and close with Maidentrip,the inspiring story of 14 year old Laura Dekker's solo sailing trip around the world. There are stories of pushing personal limits like Bending Steel or finding one's own voice in My Prairie Home.
We learn about letting go in Furever and the importance of vigilance in Carbon Rush and Google and the World Brain. We see new solutions to old problems in Tiny: A Story of Living Small and learn more about Canada in Last Chance, Hue: A Matter of Colour, and Tales from the Organ Trade.
Along side our film lineup we have the ongoing Hidden Histories series, this year's focus is Guelph's 105 years of cinematic history presented in two exhibitions and a walking tour.
We also have workshops, karaoke singing, and guest speakers including visiting directors, animator Stephen Barnes, and Guelph's own World Championstrongman “6 Pack” Lapadat.
We wish you happy travels as you navigate four days of fantastic films, workshops,displays, and discussions.