PSAD Hosts Mono No Aware

Workshop instructor Akiko Maruyama.

Workshop instructor Akiko Maruyama.

PSAD is pleased to have hosted MONO NO AWARE, of Brooklyn, NY, in presenting Direct Filmmaking and Super 8mm Filmmaking Workshops October 28 and 29, 2016. The workshops were presented by Maiden Alley Cinema and the films produced were screened on the opening night of its Rivers Edge International Film Festival, November 3, 2016 at Maiden Alley Cinema.

MONO NO AWARE is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization working to promote connectivity through the cinematic experience.  Based in Brooklyn, NY, MONO NO AWARE presents monthly artist-in-person screenings, organizes affordable analogue filmmaking workshops, facilitates equipment rentals, operates a film distribution initiative, plans cinema field trips, and hosts an annual exhibition for contemporary artists and international filmmakers whose work incorporates Super 8mm, 16mm, 35mm or altered light projections as part of a live performance or installation.

The term MONO NO AWARE is a Japanese phrase that means “a connection to the ephemeral”…..

This organization strives to provide the tools and skills to make traditional filmmaking affordable and approachable in the hands of makers; to teach filmmaking at its core, from hand processing film to shooting techniques, from camera-less filmmaking to digital post-production and distribution.



FRIDAY, October 28 from 4:00 PM-8:00 PM

SATURDAY, October 29 from 4:00 PM-8:00 PM

LOCATION: Paducah School of Art & Design 905 Harrison Street

INCLUDES: Super 8mm cameras, rolls of Super 8mm of Black and White film stock reversal processing chemistry, LOMO developing tank, film cleaning solution Super 8mm Projector, leader for headers and footers of each individual film with daylight spools, informational packet to support continued practice, screening program of historical and contemporary sample work, HD transfer of finished films uploaded to Vimeo and downloadable at HD for all participants.

WORKSHOP REGISTRATION FEE: $175 (ask about scholarships for a free or reduced fee)

COURSE CAP: 6 participants

PUBLIC SCREENING PARTY – Opening night of REIFF (River’s Edge International Film Festival AT Maiden Alley Cinema | 112 Maiden Alley | Paducah, KY

THURSDAY, November 3 @ 7:00 PM