If you are looking for something to do this weekend, and love the art of film making, then why not take a trip around the world, without ever leaving the city! The Art Gallery of Hamilton is rolling out the red carpet for the AGH 2012 World Film Festival. The Festival is an annual event hosted by the AGH that showcases the world’s best festival films. Film screenings will feature some of the world’s best-regarded recent international, independent and Canadian films. The film festival runs from September 21st to 30th and is featured at downtown and local Hamilton theatres. There are over twenty films included in the lineup for this year, and three other special events. You can preview film trailers, check out the calendar of events, and purchase tickets online.
The Mohawk College Library loves films too! You can search our catalogue for access to a variety of different videos – resources are available online or in any of our four campus locations. The Films on Demand is an extensive database available through the Mohawk College Library and contains over 7,500 online videos. The database covers the following subjects: Health, Business, Family & Consumer Sciences, Humanities & Social Sciences, and Technical Education. Films on Demand resources include documentaries and films from reputable sources such as the History Channel, PBS News Hour, ABC News, NBC News, and the BBC, to name a few. For a playlist of videos about film and film production click here, and discover what this database has to offer.
If you are interested in additional resources, take a look at the list of exciting material available in the library. We have resources for the new and upcoming film director and for those of you just interested in learning more about the creative process of film making. These resources cover documentary film, digital film making, and various genres.
Mohawk College offers the Broadcasting – Television & Communications Media Advanced Diploma program through the Media and Entertainment department. Students will learn to develop creative skills as well as discipline and professional attitudes through the production of various program formats including sports, news and public affairs, music shows, entertainment specials and award competitions. To support the learning and development of our television students, the library has established Broadcasting: Television Subject Guide. The guide contains lots of resources to hone their skills and encourage the development of their media and communication talents.
So why not make it dinner and a movie this weekend? You can take in a film and support the 5th annual Downtown Hamilton LOCALICIOUS Experience. There are twelve different restaurants participating. each showcasing unique, local cuisine. After all, how often do you get the chance to have a cultural experience that takes you around the world in your own city? Date-night has never been this easy!