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Ryerson Masters in Film + Photo Preservation and Collections Management


Fueled by the dramatic changes taking place in the world of both photography and film with the advent and growth of digital technology, our master of arts (MA) program in Film + Photography Preservation and Collections Management now offers specializations in both film and photo preservation. Our unique curriculum is developed and delivered by a range of specialists, from historians of photography and film to library and archival professionals. The two-year course of study will prepare graduates to meet the challenges faced by institutions and organizations that strive to manage, maintain and develop object- and digital-based collections.



Manufacturing Accidents: Vancouver Films from 1967 to 1979

Presented by the Film Preservation + Collections Management graduate program at Ryerson University.


Thursday Dec. 10th, 2015

Screening begins at 7pm

Ryerson University

Image Arts Building - 122 Bond Street

Room IMA 307 (3rd Floor)


Admission is FREE and open to the public!


Independent filmmaking in Vancouver in the 1960s and 1970s was characterized largely by a willingness to experiment: with form, with narrative, with different filmmaking techniques. We wanted to explore this fertile period and create a program that captures the eclectic nature of these films while not being bound to a straightforward survey of established canonical works. Our intention is less to contest the canon than it is to recontextualize it through our own interpretation. 

All works will be shown on 16mm!



-Part 1- 

Atmosphere (Chris Gallagher, 1976, 10 min) 

Treefall (David Rimmer, 1970, 5 min) 

Lumière’s Train (Arriving at the Station) (Al Razutis, 1979, 8 min) 

The Central Character (Patricia Gruben, 1977, 15 min) 

A Day Much Like the Others (Sturla Gunnarsson, 1977, 4 min) 

Spare Parts (Peter Lipskis, 1975, 10 min) 


-Break- (with refreshments!) 


-Part 2- 

El Diablo (Tom Shandel, 1967, 4 min) 

The Politics of Perception (Kirk Tougas, 1973, 33 min) 



Thanks to: 

School of Image Arts, Ryerson University 

Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre 

West Coast Film Archive - The Cinematheque (Vancouver)


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Ryerson University
350 Victoria Street,
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
M5B 2K3

Program Administrator 
Phone 416-979-5000, ext 4839

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Anne Cibola (right) and Samantha Ackerley (left) from the class of 2014 cohort at the Canadian Centre for Architecture for their summer 2013 internship.
Edward Burtynsky Studio Internship Photo Summer 2012
Laura Ramsey from the 2013 cohort at the Edward Burtynsky Studio for her summer 2012 internship.




New partners join Ryerson’s Film + Photography Preservation and Collections Management (F+PPCM) program; Program affiliation with George Eastman House ends.


In 2014, Ryerson’s internationally-renowned program in Photographic Preservation and Collections Management (PPCM) added a new stream in Film Preservation. This year, its growth continues with the addition of new institutional partners who provide significant research opportunities for students in their second year. 

Starting January 2016, second year students may choose to do their residency in Toronto or they may opt for museums and archives further afield in cities that include Ottawa, Montreal, New York, Houston, Austin, Washington and Paris.  

Our longstanding collaborator, George Eastman House (GEH) in Rochester, NY has decided to go forward by partnering more locally with the University of Rochester.  We have enjoyed working with GEH since the program’s inception in 2004, and wish them all the best.





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