Thank you for visiting our website, this site acts as an archive – Creative Practices closed its doors in July of 2016, as such we no longer offer the Screening Room Program.

This quarterly program is devoted to the presentation, understanding and appreciation of experimental, independent films and or video works. It is a chance for independent filmmakers and video artists to show and discuss their work in a supportive/engaged peer environment. Our current programming is being coordinated by local filmmaker Dylan Rhys Howard.(add link to his website)

Have a film you’d like to show?

  • Submit all inquiries to:
  • A combination of short, medium and feature length films may be highlighted. We will activate various spaces within our facility (gallery, outdoor screen, garage, studio spaces).


  • Thursday November 5rd, 7-9 PM
  • Screening three award winning local films:
    • Lifetimes of Snow (2015), Dylan Rhys Howard 
    • Magnetic Reconnect (2012), Kyle Armstrong 
    • Where We Stand (2014), Lindsay McIntyre

Ticket sales will take place Saturday, October 31st from 10 – 3:30 pm at the Creative Practices Institute. Get your tickets early as there is a limit of 15 registrations on a first come/first serve basis.

Kyle’s film, Magnetic Reconnection, juxtaposes the mysterious splendor of the Northern Lights with decaying manmade debris found around Churchill, Manitoba. In addition to his stunning footage of the aurora borealis, the film features a score by Jim O’Rourke (formally of Sonic Youth) with narration from Will Oldham.

Lindsay’s film, Where We Stand, is a haunting portrait of theaters shot on handmade 16mm emulsion, looking at the fragile future of films made on film in this digital age.

Dylan’s film, Lifetimes of Snow, is a multi-format portrait of Edmonton-based musician Jom Comyn, exploring the artist’s relationship to his music and hometown.


  • September 3, 2015: Something Strangely Familiar (2012), aAron Munson. With: The Fountain (2006) Rated PG13,  Darren Aronofsky

aAron’s three minute film, Something Strangely Familiar, is a macro photographic study in the physical decay of celluloid, and a metaphor for the death of film as a medium in image making. Dylan has paired this local work with The Fountain because the aesthetics of the space travel scenes is achieved through natural chemical processes and macro photography, just like aAron’s film.