Fonds 92-009 - Canadian Images fonds. 1992 additions

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Canadian Images fonds. 1992 additions

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    • 1978-1984 (Creation)
      Canadian Images

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    3.5 m of textual records
    t-shirts and buttons

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    Organized at Trent University, Canadian Images was developed as a film festival after the visit of Gerry Pratley of the Ontario Film Institute to a fourth year Trent seminar. 1978 was the first year the festival took place and every single screen at Trent was used and some screens at the commercial film theatres in the City of Peterborough were used as well. Artists such as Budge Crawley, Michael Snow and Joyce Weiland attended in the first year. Films, displays and seminars were held throughout the festival. Trent students helped visitors and delegates to the festival. Orm Mitchell and John Wadland were the force behind the first festival of which 8 500 people attended. In the next two years 20 000 people came from all over Canada to view the work of Canadian artists. In its fourth year a board of directors was established with Susan Ditta, a Trent graduate, as the Executive Director. Unfortunately Canadian Images started to operate under a deficit and after the unlawful screening of the uncut "A Message From Our Sponsor" the festival went downhill. The screening of "A Message From Our Sponsor" resulted in a court case between the Ontario Film Censorship Board, acting under the Ontario Theatres Act, and Susan Ditta and Ian McLachlan, festival chairman and English professor. They were found guilty after considerable expense to the University. In 1985 the Festival was shut down. (Taken from: Cole, A.O.C. "Trent the Making of a University, 1957-1987." 1992.)

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    This fonds was created by and in the custody of Canadian Images until it was donated to the Trent University Archives.

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    This addition to the fonds consists of correspondence, publicity materials, posters, film journals and magazines, buttons, t-shirts, tickets, administrative records and film catalogues of the Canadian Images film festival held in Peterborough annually from 1978 to 1984.

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    This fonds was donated by Canadian Images.


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        This fonds is an addition to 88-016.

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        Box 1: Newspaper Clippings

        Box 2: Film Magazines

        Box 3: Records: 1979

        Box 4: Records: 1978-1980

        Box 5: Records: 1978-1980

        Box 6: Records: 1978-1980

        Box 7: Records: 1981

        Box 8: Records: 1982

        Box 9: Records: 1982

        Box 10: Records: 1983

        Box 11: Records: 1983

        Box 12: Records: 1984

        Box 13: Records: 1984

        Box 14: Records: 1980-1984

        Box 15: Film Catalogues:

        -Ambassador Films Distributors Ltd. (Toronto) 16mm Film Lists

        -Amelia Productions (Vancouver) 1982 Catalogue

        -Art Films Inc. (Montreal) Catalogue 1980

        -Art Metropole Video (Toronto) Catalogue 1982-1983

        -Association Films Ltd. (Toronto) Free Loan Films Spring 1980

        -Astral Bellevue Classics (Toronto) Catalogue 1983-1984 and Supplement

        -Audio Cine Films Inc. (Ville St Laurent) Supplement Films 16mm 1982-1983 Selection 1983-1984

        -Bellevue Motion Picture Enterprise Inc. (Don Mills), 1981 Catalogue and Supplement, 1982 Fall Catalogue Supplement

        -Brandon University Film Service (Brandon)1976-1977 Catalogue of Films

        -Canadian Conference of the Arts (Ottawa), Who Does What 1982-1983, Who's Who 1982-1983

        -Canadian Filmmakers'Distribution Centre (Toronto) 1981 Catalogue and Supplements, 1984 Catalogue

        -Canadian Filmmakers'Distribution West (Vancouver) 1981 Catalogue, Supplements and Advertisements, 1983 Catalogue

        -Canadian Periodical Publishers'Association (Toronto),1983-1984 Catalogue

        -Cinema Concepts International (Toronto) 16mm Film List

        -Cinema Libre (Montreal) Repertoire des films et supplements 1979-1980, Films en distribution 1980-1981, Cahier d'information 1981-1982, Cahier d'information 1982-1983

        -Cooperative des cineastes independants (Montreal) Catalogue 1979-1980

        -Crawley Films Limited (Ottawa)Films from Crawley's, Free Films Directory June 1970

        -Criterion Pictures Corp. Ltd. (Toronto) 16mm Entertainment Catalogue 1981 edition

        -Crystal Bear Films Limited (Pickering) Canadian Studies Resource Materials adn Educational Films

        -DEC Films (Toronto) 1982 Catalogue

        -Film Canada (Montreal) Film Catalogue 1982

        -Films du crepuscule (Montreal) Catalogue 1981 Catalogue 1984

        -Film Festivals Bureau (Ottawa) Cinema Canada 1980 Directory of the Canadian Film Industry

        -Ford Foundation (New York) Films About Alternatives

        -France Film (Montreal) Selection de films 16mm et supplement

        -The Funnel (Toronto) Catalogue 1984

        -Gulf Oil Canada (Toronto) Film Pack

        -Hydro Quebec (Montreal) Catalogue des films

        -IDERA (Vancouver) 1982 Catalogue and Supplements

        -Kinetic Film Enterprises Ltd. (Toronto) Catalogue of Canadian Films January 1977

        -Marlin Motion Pictures Ltd. (Mississauga) 16mm Price Index April 1980, Language Catalogue Price List August 1980, 16mm Films Catalogue and Supplement 1982, 16mm Feature Film Rental Catalogue

        -National Film Board of Canada (Montreal) Catalogue 1977-1978, Catalogue 1980, Catalogue 1981, Precis Index to 16mm Films 1981

        -New World-Mutual Pictures of Canada Ltd. (Toronto) Film Lists

        -New Yorker Films (New York) The Major Works of Yasujiro Ozu

        -Office national du film du Canada (Montreal)Catalogue 1978

        -Pan Canadian Film Distributors (Toronto) Pan Canadian Collection 1982

        -Peterborough Public Library (Peterborough), 16mm Film Collection March 1981 and Supplement,16mm French Film Collection March 1983, Lake Ontario Regional Library 16mm Films on Deposit

        -Playing with Time Inc. (Toronto)Catalogue

        -See Hear Now!Ltd. (Toronto) Catalogue

        -Universal/16 Canada (Toronto)16mm Feature Films 1980

        -Videographe (Montreal)Videofiches

        -Westwood Screen Inc. (Mississauga) 1983 Film Catalogue

        -Women in Focus (Vancouver) 1982 Catalogue

        -Association pour le jeune cinema quebecois (Montreal), Plein Cadre Ete 1983 and Automne 1983

        -Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers (Calgary) CSIF Film Video Journal Summer 1983 Sequence Volume 1 Number 1

        -Canadian Filmmakers'Distribution Centre (Toronto) Independent Eye Summer 1980, Fall 1980, Winter 1980, Spring 1981 and Winter 1981

        -Canadian Filmmakers'Distribution West (Vancouver) Independently Speaking Fall 1983 and February 1984

        -Cineworks (Vancouver) MOS Spring-Summer 1982, Winter 1982, Summer-Fall 1983 and Winter 1983

        -Edmonton Film Makers Studio (Edmonton) P.O.V. January 30 1981 and April 25 1981

        -Independent Film Alliance du cinema independent (Montreal) Journal Volume 1 Number 1 and Volume 2 Number 1 and 2

        -International Tele-Film Enterprises Ltd. (Toronto) Newsletter Volume 8 Number 4

        -Main Film (Montreal) Main Film August, October and December 1982; January, February and July 1983

        -Newfoundland Independent Filmmakers Co-operative (St. John's) NIFCO Newsletter January and February 1984

        -Ontario Film Association (Toronto) A Newsletter Called Fred June 1978; 1980: 2 issues; Volume 9, Number 6, 8, 9 and 10; Volume 10 Number 1-8; Volume 11 Number 1- 10; Volume 12 Number 1-7

        -Saskatchewan Filmmaking Community (Regina) Splice March-August 1980 and November 1980; January, July, September and November 1981; February-June 1982 and September- December 1982; January-November 1983; January 1984

        -Vancouver Society of Independent Animators (Vancouver) PEGBAR 1984

        -Winnipeg Film Group (Winnipeg) The Moose February and April-May 1981

        Box 16: Film Association Newsletters

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