The Durham Art Gallery and the Grey Zone Collective are pleased to present the fourth Fabulous Festival of Fringe Film, our annual summer celebration of independent and experimental film, video and new media. A fantastic ten days of fun, irreverent, hard-to-find films from next door and around the world, including two Academy Award winners!

We are continuing in the tradition of showing films and videos in our favourite venues: drive-in cinemas, town halls, outdoors on the Saugeen River, the gallery and the Symphony Barn on the Schmidt’s Glencoulton Farm!


Full Program Details will be online by July 25.

Thursday, August 25
Opening Night! 7:00 p.m.
Durham Art Gallery

Opening Reception

The festival kicks off with a public celebration at the Gallery. Filmmakers will be present.

Film Installation / Sculpture

An elaborate film installation by Christina Battle and Ryan Glen will continue until September 20.

Frail: Toward a Future Art

An exhibition of digital artwork presented in the screening room will continue at the gallery until September 20. It will also be online at www.frail.ca.

9:00 p.m.

Hanover Drive-In
Making Pictures

A selection of the finest short films produced in Canada and internationally over the past two years, including dramas, documentaries, experimental films and animations.


Friday, August 26
8:00 p.m.
Symphony Barn, Glenelg

Remix! Artists Remake the Media

These films explore ‘sampling’ culture—the irreverent scavenging of media images, reworking them to make new cultural objects. They tamper with, remix and finally, re-animate stereotypical media messages.


Saturday, August 27
8:00 p.m.
Symphony Barn, Glenelg

Campaign: The Making of a Candidate

A smart, insider look at David Miller’s victorious bid for the Toronto Mayor’s seat. With a sharp eye for detail and a dynamic sense of narrative, filmmaker Andrew Munger presents a timely take on the politics of Canada’s largest city.

See How They Run

A humorous portrait of American politics played out in San Francisco. The film chronicles an election in which power, race and sexual orientation ended up on the back burner for locals more concerned about the expansion of Starbucks in their backyards.


Sunday, August 28
8:30 p.m.
Owen Sound Drive-In

Making Pictures

A repeat of the screening in Hanover on August 25.


Tuesday, August 30
8:00 p.m.
Marsh Street Centre, Clarksburg

Street Fight

A chronicle of the bare-knuckles fight for Mayor of Newark, N.J. between Cory Booker, a 32-year-old Rhodes Scholar and Sharpe James, the four-term incumbent and undisputed champion of New Jersey politics.


Wednesday, August 31
8:00 p.m.
Durham Town Hall

Stop. Look. Listen

Powerful and visually compelling Canadian and international works of poetry on film using the language of cinema to reinterpret, rethink or remake the written or spoken word.


Thursday, September 1
8:30 p.m.
Hanover Drive-In

The Times of Harvey Milk

Harvey Milk was a leader in the fight against Proposition 6, California’s attempt to ban homosexuals from working in schools. This film reveals the wit, humour, anger and charisma that Milk used to eventually defeat the bill.


Friday, September 2
8:00 p.m.
Durham Town Hall

Street Fight

A repeat of the screening in Clarksburg on August 30.


Saturday, September 3
9:00 p.m.
Heritage Walkway Bridge, Durham

Water and Power

An outdoor screening of Pat O’Neill’s avant-garde classic film, preceded by 2 short experimental gems. The projection screen will stretch across the river between the bridge and the Middle Dam!


Sunday, September 4
Closing Night Gala 8:00 p.m.
Symphony Barn, Glenelg

Alien Productions

Media artists-in-residence from Austria will perform a special culinary art event.

Gigi and Friends

Local alt-caberet band Gigi Minor will perform in front of specially commissioned films produced by four local filmmakers.


3rd Fabulous Festival of Fringe Film Website (2004)

2nd Fabulous Festival of Fringe Film Website (2003)