High Tide, Low Tide

"Art makes the familiar strange so that it can be freshly perceived. To do this it presents its material in unexpected, even outlandish ways: the shock of the new.” - Viktor Shklovsky

High Tide, Low Tide combines layers of 16mm and 35mm found footage films to create a lyrical journey to accompany the viewer into the depths of a dream of another life.

Upcoming Exhibitions

ULTRAcinema Festival, Mexico
Kinoscop - Kino Pleme, Belgrade, Serbia

  • Federica Foglia
    Fantassút / Rain on the Borders , Exit/Entrance or Trasumanar
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short
  • Genres:
    Experimental, 35mm, 16mm, women, woman filmmaker, found footage
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    June 6, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    200 USD
  • Country of Origin:
  • Country of Filming:
    Canada, Italy
  • Language:
    No Dialogue
  • Shooting Format:
    35mm, 16mm, Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    November 6, 2020
    World Premiere
  • Kinoscop - Kino Pleme, Belgrade, Serbia
    January 14, 2021
Director Biography - Federica Foglia

Federica Foglia is a transnational visual artist and writer. She holds a BA in Multimedia Languages and Digital Computing for Humanities: History of Art, Theatre, and Cinema from the University of Naples L'Orientale, an MFA in Film from York University, Toronto and is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Cinema and Media Arts at York University.

She is interested in issues of immigration, citizenship and identity, displacement, women of the diaspora, migrant temporalities, and finding a visual language to investigate these experiences. Her practice revolves around recycled cinema, amateur filmmaking, imaginary archives. She works within the domestic space to remediate found-footage films. She is currently working on a project that involves eco-friendly emulsion lifting techniques of 16mm orphan films from private estates and family archives.

Her works have been exhibited and won awards in several art galleries and film festivals, including Images Festival, Alchemy Film & Moving Image Festival, Anthology Film Archives, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Alicante MACA, BIDEODROMO, BilbaoArte Foundation, Toronto International Film Festival, Antimatter [Media Art], Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, Human Rights Watch Film Festival, Mostra Internazionale del Cinema di Genova, Vancouver International Film Festival, Reykjavík International Film Festival, Visions in the Nunnery - Whitechapel UK, Groupe Intervention Vidéo Montreal, SCAD Savannah International Film Festival, ULTRAcinema Festival Mexico, Muestra de Video Arte Faenza, MIMESIS Documentary Festival, Camerimage.

She has recently received the Joseph-Armand Bombardier Scholarships and the RBC Arts Access Fund Award for newcomer artists.

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