This week at TIFF Bell Lightbox the Free Screen is back, and in new releases we get a glimpse of the trials and tribulations of independent video game designers.

Film Programmes

TIFF Cinematheque’s popular and free monthly series of experimental film and video art is back with The Free Screen – Summer 2012. It kicks off this week with a screening of Bruce Baillie‘s classic short   Quixote.  Exploring the political and economic frustrations of 1960s America, it is paired with the similarly themed  shorts   All My Life (also Bruce Baillie), Joshua Romphf’s Ride This Country  and Arthur Lipsett’s   21-87 .

New Releases

Indie Game: The Movie is a Canadian documentary about the struggles of young independent video game designers as they try to break into the multi-billion dollar video game industry. Profiling four independent video game designer and their day”“to-day challenges including angry bloggers, legal battles, Microsoft and debuting their games at the PAX gaming convention

Check out tiff.net or visit any of the links above for details and showtimes.

Original artwork by Bennett O’Brian.