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July 8, 2022

Call for Applications: The Dawson Film Lab

The Dawson Film Lab is an opportunity for artists to come to Dawson City, Yukon for a week-long residency to shoot and hand process Super8 or 16mm film.

The Klondike Institute of Art and Culture is a vibrant artistic and cultural centre at the edge of the Arctic that cultivates creativity through film, music, visual, literary, and performing arts. We host a variety of festivals, events, exhibitions, and arts education programs in Dawson City, Yukon on Tr’ondek Hwech’in Traditional and Contemporary Territory.  

Participants will shoot Super 8 or 16mm negative film which they will hand-process in buckets using ecological materials such as wildflowers and local plants. They will also learn how to make phytograms and apply tint and tone to their films (with both conventional tints and toners, as well as with plants, spices and fruits). Conventional negative processing chemistry will also be available.

There is no fee for this workshop but there are limited spots. Travel and accommodation assistance is available for participants from outside of Dawson City. A technician will be on hand to assist in hand processing and digital transfer of materials. 

September 3-11, 2022 Dawson City, Yukon

Application deadline: July 8, 2022


KIAC is committed to equity in it’s programing and we encourage artists belonging to groups that face systemic barriers to apply. (Gender, BIPOC, 2SLGBTQIA, Disability)