5th Cairo Video Festival
Video Art & Experimental films
Call for entries. Deadline: June 30, 2013
Medrar for Contemporary Art is sending out an open Call for Submission to the Fifth Cairo Video Festival hosted in Medrar’s space in September 2013.
TIE, The International Experimental Cinema Exposition seeks films that challenge popular and conventional modes of the moving image. From difficult and hand-made films to extraordinarily radical and obscure compositions, TIE selects only outstanding celluloid cinema from the outer spaces of contemporaryscreen-culture.
If a submitted film is selected, the exhibition print must be film (8mm, Super-8, 9.5mm, 16mm, 35mm, 70mm). All lengths are considered. A nominal entry fee is required. Works from any country are considered. Films are considered on an ongoing basis forvarious programs and events.
If you have a film that you would like to submit then click here.
The 4th edition of (S8) Mostra de Cinema Periférico, to be held next June 5-8 in A Coruña, Spain, focuses this year on Argentinian experimental cinema: several programmes, curated by Pablo Marín and Magdalena Arau, will center on the history of Argentinian experimental film (Phanton Anthology, featuring the works of Narcisa Hirsch, Horacio Vallereggio, Jorge Honik & Laura Abel or Gabriel Romano); the work of Super8 filmmakers Pablo Mazzolo, Sergio Subero and Pablo Marín; and a selection of amateur and domestic cinema. Claudio Caldini, the legendary S8 filmmaker will be present to introduce a retrospective of his films both in single channel and expanded versions, including his latest works H R Z N T (2011), Fantasmas Cromáticos (2012) and Tamil Nadu View (2010); and also to conduct a workshop on multiple projection and expanded cinema. Fernando Martín Peña and Fabio Manes, directors of the TV programme “Filmoteca, Temas de Cine” will present a selection of rarely-seen films, from early silent movies to the work of the recently deceased filmmaker Leonardo Favio. Last but not least, the section Sinais will focus on the work of Galician artists Lois Patiño and Miguel Mariño.
The 19th edition of veteran film festival Media City begins next week (May 21-25, Windsor, Ontario) with an opening night featuring performances by CCMC (Michael Snow, John Oswald and Al Mattes) and avant-noise band Wolf Eyes. A selection of Super 8 and 16mm films by Saul Levine, who will also be part of the jury, and the Canadian premiere of James Benning's new film Stemple Pass are among its many highlights.
The core of the festival is its competition programme, that in this edition features nearly fifty films and videos by artists such as Bruce McClure, David Gatten, Jeannette Muñoz, Kevin Jerome Everson, Mary Helena Clark, Stephen Connolly, Johann Lurf, Robert Todd and Nick Collins, to name just a few.
Balagan presents... Mirror Stage
Monday, May 13 2013, 19:30h
40 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
Much has been said about what is regarded as the quintessential cinematic experience: the darkened, softened, uterine surroundings, the hypnotic flicker ahead, the lulling whirr from the projection booth. It is a comfortable hiding place from which to observe others\' nightmares and desires. As much as we at Balagan embrace this fancy, we like to break the spell on occasion by channeling an earlier form of cinema, when projected images elicited bewilderment instead of reverie.
This time, we aim to shatter cinematic illusions by shifting our attention 180° away from the spectacle. As we ponder the screen, the stage and the curtains; as we gaze into the spectators\' faces and observe their body language -- entranced or impatient -- we see a reflection of ourselves. So we enter Lacan's "mirror stage": the anxious moment of catching sight of oneself for the first time and beginning to grasp the reality of one\'s existence.
Barbara Hammer:Incorporating ‘The Lesbian Museum’ and ‘The Hidden Hammer’
Friday, May 10 2013, 19h
Woodstock Artists Association & Museum
28 Tinker Street, Woodstock, NY 12498
Fresh from retrospectives at the Tate, MoMA and Jeu De Paume, the acclaimed pioneer of queer cinema Barbara Hammer will be talking/performing/showing slides and film clips on the body of work that has made her an internationally celebrated artist and feminist.
A key figure in American experimental film, she is credited with producing the earliest avant-garde films that openly address lesbian life and sexuality. Her work remainsfundamentally influential to contemporary artists exploring daring and experimental thought and film.
For a sneak peek of Barbara Hammer at the Jeu De Paume Gallery in Paris, click here.
3rd AXW Film Festival 2013 Screening
Wednesday June 5 2013, 19h
Anthology Film Archives
32 Second Ave New York 10003
Featured NYC filmmaker Coleen Fitzgibbon will present the World Premiere of her new experimental videos.
Coleen Fitzgibbon studied with Owen Land (aka “George Landow”), Stan Brakhage, Yvonne Rainer, Carolee Schneemann, Vito Acconci, and worked on film and sound projects for Dennis Oppenheim, Gordon Matta-Clark and Les Levine. She formed the collaborative X&Y with Robin Winters in 1976, The Offices of Fend, Fitzgibbon, Holzer, Nadin, Prince and Winters in 1979, and co-founded the New York based Collaborative Projects, Inc. (Colab) in 1977 through 1981, who, along with forty plus artists, created the groundbreaking Times Square Show in 1980
Screening Nature Film Weekend at the Whitechapel Gallery
Saturday 18 May and Sunday 19 May
Zilkha Auditorium, 77-82Whitechapel High Street, London E1 7QX
A mini-festival on cinemas of flora and fauna, at the Whitechapel Gallery (Sat 18 May 5:30-7pm; Sun 19 May 11am-7pm).
Films by the Lumière brothers, Joris Ivens, Percy Smith, Stan Brakhage, Kenneth Anger, Joyce Wield, Mike Marshall, Vladimir Tyulkin, Rose Lowder, Susanne Bürner, Helga Fanderl, Peter Kubelka, Ed Chell, Mike Blow, Silke Panse, Erin Espelie, Johanna Hällsten, David Chapman and David Cottridge, Chen Sheinberg, Ian Wiblin and Anthea Kennedy, Lucy Powell, Sergei Dvortsevoy, Bev Zalcock and Sara Chambers, Yervant Gianikian and Angela Ricci Lucchi, and a selection of rarely seen early films.
Book for Saturday night, or Sunday (half or full day) here: http://screeningnature.com/2013/04/17/screening-nature-schedule-18-19-may-whitechapel-gallery/
L'Alternativa, Barcelona Independent Film Festival
Deadline: July 1st 2013
The Barcelona Independent Film Festival, l’Alternativa, is celebrating its 20th birthday! For twenty years we have been championing creative, expressive, original filmmaking that explores new ways of stimulating and surprising viewers. For twenty years we have been seeking out films that spurn conventional approaches and live life on the fringes of commercial circuits.
L’Alternativa features two Official Sections: Feature Films and Short Films. The Parallel Sections include tributes, premieres, work by little-known filmmakers and up-and-coming directors. And the Hall Screen offers a rich, jam-packed panorama of hours of very diverse programming free of charge in a unique setting.
The field of education and debate features the Parallel Activities, the Film Schools section, with screenings and workshops in collaboration with audiovisual schools and colleges, and a Professional Meeting organised with the Independent Film Network.
From the MFJ we are thrilled to announce the publication of Millennium Film Journal No. 57 "Violence in Artists' Cinema." The copies arrived from the printer yesterday.
It includes articles on the recent work of Tony Oursler, Tony Conrad, Peggy Ahwesh, Ian Olds, Anna Marziano, and Shai Heredia and Shumona Goel, an interview with Jennifer Proctor, a new analysis of works by Catherine Elwes and David Critchley. artists' pages by Pat O'Neill and Noe Kidder, and Douglas White's in-depth analysis of the effects of the London "Destruction in Art Symposium" of 1966. The full table of contents is online at http://www.mfj-online.org/mfj-57-toc/
In reaction to another set of price increases by the US Post Office, the journal is now available in pdf format -- the very files used for printing. http://www.mfj-online.org/special_offers/
This is the 35th year of the MFJ. The next issue, due in October, will be our anniversary issue, in which we have invited a number of writers to assess the changing condition of artists' cinema in the period of the journal's publication. It is appropriately titled "Since 78."
The journal is entirely financed by sales and advertising . . . Every purchase helps keep us going.