• By: OLM Staff

Café Ex Celebrates Ottawa Filmmaker Roger Wilson

The Canadian Film Institute (CFI) is presenting the latest installment of its guest artist series, Café Ex, with special guest Roger Wilson. On December 6, the Ottawa-based filmmaker will introduce his films and engage in a discussion with audience members at Ottawa’s Club SAW. Admission for this event will be “pay-what-you-can.”

Wilson has been producing some of the most daring and inventive experimental films in Canada by “pushing the boundaries of image construction and investigating how moving images make meaning,” according to CFI.

Wilson has lived and worked in Calgary, Winnipeg and Ottawa and held a variety of positions in the film industry, including Technical Director at The Independent Filmmakers Co-operative of Ottawa. His film Camera Paint won the Best Experimental Award at the 2008 Niagara Film Festival in St. Catharines, Ontario, while Knotashed: an Alderson Oasis was one of six finalists for The 2011 Georges-Laoun-Opticien- OBORO Super Short Film Prize presented in Montreal.

“Roger Wilson’s films boast remarkably perceptive approaches to ideas of landscape, sound and silence, memory and identity,” says CFI Executive Director Tom McSorley. “We’re thrilled to be celebrating the career of one of Ottawa’s great filmmakers.”

Still from Knotashed

For details, contact Tom McSorley (mcsorley@cfi-icf.ca) or CFI Programmer Jerrett Zaroski (zaroski@cfi-icf.ca) at 613-232-8769.