restricted access Your Film Farm Manifesto on Process Cinema (Canada, 2012)

One of the most innovative examples of practice-based alternative filmmaking can be found at Canadian experimental filmmaker Philip Hoffman’s Independent Imaging Retreat, colloquially known as “Film Farm,” which has taken place most summers on his farm in rural Mount Forest, Ontario, since 1994. “Film Farm” is a processed-based film workshop, where over the course of a week filmmakers, both experienced practitioners and artists working in other media, come together to shoot, hand-process, tint, tone, scratch, and edit films in a barn. This manifesto codifies the philosophy behind the practice.