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4th Year Film Screening + Installations
April 26, 2024 | 7:00 PM (Screening) + 8:30 PM (Installations)
Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema + Sites at SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts
149 W. Hastings St., Vancouver

TICKETS (screening): Students (with valid Student ID) + Underemployed $5 | Seniors + SFU Alumni / Faculty / Staff $10 | General $15

Get tickets HERE!

Featuring films by Jasmine Bedingfield, Luke Chung, Dag Davidge, Sophia Santos English, Evelina Groll, and Malcolm Sondrup, and Installations by Dag Davidge, Lauren (Lorn) Toporowski, and Angie Yu.

Please join us for a reception following the screening in the Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre.


95 Green

Jasmine Bedingfield

7 minutes

95 Green is a coming of age cybernetic brainworm that has itched itself out of my body and onto the screen. It’s based on my beliefs that computers are sentient, that the desktop is an altar to the computer head, and our relationship to it is ritualistic. This film presents the magic and angst of self isolating youth through the lens of the main character’s audio-visual diary logs and fanatical computer use. Much thanks to my collaborators who have helped shape my work since first year.

A Blue Spring When Leaves Fall

On U (Luke) Chung

8 minutes

A Blue Spring When Leaves Fall is a film that dives into the personal hardships and hopelessness we have faced in our family through the outcome of our father.  The unconsciously accumulated stress and anxiety my family individually had, resulted in a heated argument on accusing each other for not doing enough. However, I realized no one in our family was accountable for this to happen and needed to handle the situation with understanding, forgiveness, and sacrifice.


Alter Blue

Dag Davidge

9 minutes

The Altar

Dag Davidge

Installation, 73’’ x 40’’

Cotton cyanotypes, aluminum foil

Being adopted, there comes a time when you realize eight hands made your heart, but you only know four. You wonder how life would have been if you knew your birth family. How do you shake the feeling you can’t claim yourself as part of them or your heritage? How do you remember a family you’ve never known? The Altar and Alter Blue are two halves of this investigation into the urge to uncover the memory of ancestry lost through transracial adoption.

Through the Flow of Summer Snow

Sophia Santos English

14 minutes

Through the Flow of Summer Snow is a hybrid fiction-documentary short film that tends to my families experience with grief and cancer diagnosis during a particularly long and hot summer in 2023. Those months we were vulnerable & afraid but despite it all, we found our strength in the community. We bore through the grief during family gathering, cooking meals together, finding new traditions, sharing stories and histories; we began to heal. I position our acts of care towards how we might care for the grief towards our natural environments. The film meditates on the question of: how can we heal our relationships to each other and the earth?

Peggy In My Dreams

Evelina Groll

11 minutes

Born and raised in Calgary, AB, Evelina is an interdisciplinary artist creating with video, photo, textiles, and poetry. Her work pays homage to connection with the land, community, and our own bodies. Peggy In My Dreams is an intimate portrait of a young woman’s journey with death, spirit, and love. Grounded in the belief that death is simply a transformation of energy, this film addresses the internal conflict between one’s beliefs and emotions. The film centres around Berenice, who is living far away from her ailing mother. Seeking solace she turns to the memory of a ghost that she met years before.

Going Through the Motions

Malcolm Sondrup

9 minutes

Going Through the Motions is a short film about how easy it is to get lost in the commotion of life. The beauty of living is that it is non-stop, some may try to slow down, while others simply try to ride the waves. This is the story of a boy who encloses himself from the stimulations of the outside world. After being trapped in an internal world of isolation and dissociation, Theo loses his method of escape and is forced to take in the world around him.

Dear One

Lauren “Lorn” Toporowski

Onion skin paper, wood, gleaned objects, archival material

A true correspondence concerning the immigration of one German Jewish child named Peter Offenbacher. In 1937, as Hitler's Nazi regime tightened its grip on Germany, lawyer Harry Friedman sought to bring the young boy to safety in Canada. Despite facing consistent rejections due to discriminatory policies enforced by high-ranking anti-Semitic officials, Friedman never acquiesced. Through his relentless efforts, Friedman secured an Order-in-Council from the Federal Cabinet, allowing 22 individuals, including eight Jews, to immigrate. Peter was the sole Jewish child permitted to immigrate during this war period.

The Archival material used in this installation was sourced from the Owen family fonds that are held by the Jewish Archives and Historical Society of Edmonton and Northern Alberta.

Momma, momma

Angie Yu

Audiovisual soft sculpture

5 minute video, upcycled fabrics

Momma, momma severs the tethered body from the intricately woven sinews, organs and veins that bind a person together. Suspended crochet spools of pre-loved fabrics revive yarns that hold traces of subconscious identity and story through multiple generations. Deconstructed digital video is re-stitched by pixel and torn sound waves entangle. Cycles of entropy emerge in the form of umbilical cords and human remains.

April 26, 2024