Handmade films stretch back to cinema’s begin- nings, yet until now their rich history has been neg- lected. Process Cinema is the first book to trace the development of handmade and hand-processed film in its historical and contemporary contexts, and from a global perspective. Mapping the genealogy of handmade film, and uncovering confluences, influences, and interstices between various international movements, sites, and practices, Process Cinema positions the resur- gence of handmade and process cinema as a counter-practice to the rise of digital filmmaking. This volume brings together a range of renowned academics and artists to examine contemporary artisanal films, diy labs, and filmmakers typically left out of the avant-garde canon, addressing the convergence between the analog and the digital in contemporary process cinema. Contributors inves- tigate the history of process cinema – unscripted, improvisatory manipulation of the physicality of film – with chapters on pioneering filmmakers such as Len Lye and Marie Menken, while others dis- cuss an international array of collectives devoted to processing films in artist-run labs from South Korea to Finland, Australia to Austria, and Greenland to Morocco, along with historical and contemporary practices in Canada and the United States. Addressing the turn to a new, sustainable cre- ative ecology that is central to handmade films in the twenty-first century, and that defines today’s reinvigorated film cultures, Process Cinema fea- tures some of the most beautiful handcrafted films and the most forward-thinking filmmakers within a global context. Scott MacKenzie is associate professor of film and media at Queen’s University. Janine Marchessault is professor of cinema and media at York University. 2 4 M Q U P S P R I N G 2 0 1 9 F I L M S T U D I E S Process Cinema Handmade Film in the Digital Age edited by scott mackenzie and janine marchessault Exploring new and experimental practices with celluloid film in the digital age. S P E C I F I C AT I O N S May 2019 -5,7a755pl7ln,57h 4p-i-l£ bAU1 4p-i-l£ Dc1 kpsiaa 6o602 -5,7a755pl7ln,n75 4Spaiaac bAU1 4Spaiaac Dc1 kSahiaa $.9ru 5il B -il lpn66 San 6u9r931 $9.9d2 30$rt98 0g99T omot.oN.0