14:05 | 16mm to HD | Stereo Sound | 2017

The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation opened the doors of the CBK Transmitter Station in 1939 to serve the prairie region of Canada. Farewell Transmission is equal parts indexical record of the demolition of CBK in 2015 and subjective response to the residual media documenting the event. The building is framed with tension preceding its destruction: emulsion pulsates as if with decades of radio transmission, creating an unsettled eulogy for a cultural institution.

“A mix of structuralist film sensibilities, formal innovation, and emotional resonance, it’s subtle parallel decay of one media (radio) to another (celluloid) haunts our dreams forever..” — The Unforeseen International Experimental Film Festival


3° Edição do Dobra- Festival Internacional de Cinema Experimental, Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL, September 11-18, 2017 (World Premiere)

Coop Microcinema at Elephant Gallery, Nashville (TN), USA, September 16th, 2017

Pile of Bones Underground Film Festival, Regina (SK), CANADA, September 30th, 2017

46th edition Festival du nouveau cinéma, “New Alchemists,” Montréal (QC), CANADA, October 4-15, 2017

Antimatter [Media Art], Victoria (BC), CANADA, October 13-28, 2017

The Unforeseen – International Experimental Film Festival, CzKD, Belgrade, SERBIA, November 17-18, 2017 (Honorable Mention)

KLEX 2017: 8th Kuala Lumpur Experimental Film, Video and Music Festival, MALAYSIA, November 24-26, 2017

Analogica 7, Bolzano, ITALY, November 24-26, 2017

Kaunas International Film Festival, LITHUANIA, November 30-December 17, 2017

aCinema presents aDifferent Festival, Milwaukee (WI), USA, February 02-04, 2018

40th Big Muddy Film Festival, Carbondale (IL), USA, February 19-25, 2018

42nd Atlanta Film Festival, USA, April 13-22, 2018

Credit List

Music Composition: Andrea-Jane Cornell

Additional Photography: Ella Mikkola

Editor, Cinematographer, Director: Mike Rollo

With the financial participation of

The Saskatchewan Arts Board and the Saskatchewan Filmpool Cooperative

Online Preview


The online preview is password protected. If you would like to view an online preview version of Farewell Transmission please contact Mike Rollo at mahrollo@gmail.com


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