Studio Two Three: "Emerging Filmmakers" Event
Deadline: May 3 2013 (postmark)
The Studio Two Three Film + Video Series is now accepting submissions for our "Emerging Filmmakers" event. We are seeking submissions for found footage films and videos. This includes all walks of found footage work, including internet videos, mashups, montage compilations, you name it!
We are seeking short videos, under 10 minutes in length. This is a call for student work as well as established film and video makers, please email with any questions.
The Event will be held on April 25 from 7-9pm, in Richmond, Virginia, USA.
HASENHERZ N° 10: Rose Lowder
Saturday, April 13 2013, 11h
Kulturzentrum bei den Minoriten
Mariahilferplatz 3, 8020 Graz, Austria
Born in 1941, french experimental filmmaker Rose Lowder is considered as one of the most influential European figures in experimental film. Starting as a painter and sculptor, studies took her to Lima and London. After many years of work as an editor at the BBC she intensely turned towards experimental filmmaking in 1976. In 1987 she presented some of her work as her thesis The experimental film as an instrument towards visual research. Along these lines she investigates her environment and its perception with a scientific view, using cinematographic tools.
In 2012 artists Ruth Anderwald + Leonhard Grond start their series HASENHERZ. Imagine the format the following way: International artists are being shown. Duration: Approximately one hour. In the style of Schönberg's Association for private musical performance (founded in 1918) the concept of wanting to understand the new, is now transferred to the medium of experimental film and lyricism:The movies on display are being repeated and in between screenings they are discussed.The same form of presentation applies to readings. As it was the goal of the format`s model “to provide artists and art lovers with a real and profound knowledge of modern music“, similiar should be achieved for the experimental film/video and lyricism. If the artists whose work is being shown, are not present, they can be cut into the discussion via skype or telephone.
Close-Up: Star Spangled to Death
Sunday 28 April 2013, 13h
Bethnal Green Working Men's Club
42-44 Pollard Row London E2 6NB
- Star Spangled to Death (Ken Jacobs, 2004, 402 min, Colour & B/W, DP)
We are very excited to present a rare screening of Ken Jacobs's epic, six-and-half-hour "perverse reach for the intolerable" Star Spangled to Death.
"Star Spangled to Death is an epic film shot for hundreds of dollars! combining found-films with my own more-or-less staged filming, it pictures a stolen and dangerously sold-out America, allowing examples of popular culture to self-indict. Racial and religious insanity, monopolization of wealth and the purposeful dumbing down of citizens and addiction to war oppose a Beat playfulness.
A handful of artists costumed and performing unconvincingly appeal to audience imagination and understanding to complete the picture. Jack Smith's pre-Flaming Creatures performance as The Spirit Not Of Life But Of Living (the movie has raggedly cosmic pretensions), celebrating Suffering (rattled impoverished artist Jerry Sims) at the crux of sentient existence, is a visitation of the divine." – K.J.
Courtisane Festival reaches its 12th edition (April 17-21, Ghent), 12 years of "proposing a counter-geography" of cinema and creating one of the most interesting and devoted festivals in Europe. For this edition the 'Artists in Focus' are documentarian Marcel Ophüls and experimental filmmaker Leslie Thornton, whose Peggy And Fred In Hell (1985-) serves as the main image for the festival. Both artists will be the subject of talks, a workshop and a partial retrospective of their work, together with the recently deceased Stom Sogo.
'Once was Fire' is one of the main events in the festival, offering a selection of films by António Reis & Margarida Cordeiro, Straub & Huillet and specially Greek filmmaker Stavros Tornes. The section 'Artistic research' curated by Alejandro Bachmann & Alexander Horwath presents a 'somewhat tongue-in-cheek approach to the term' through three programmes including films by Dušan Makavejev, Forough Farrokkhzad, Lisl Ponger or Ricky Leacock. Though Courtisane doesn't have a competitive section this year, it continues to offer a selection of recent film and video works grouped in ten programmes with works by Mary Helena Clark, Luke Fowler, Kevin Jerome Everson, Ursula Mayer, Laida Letxundi, Rose Lowder and Peter Todd to name just a few. You can access the festival's catalogue here.
EXiS Call for Entries
10th Experimental Film And Video Festival In Seoul 2013
Annual international experimental film and video festival EXiS 2013 is waiting for your innovative film and videos! EXiS is the biggest premier showcase of experimental media works in Asia.
Sep 5 ~ Sep 12 2013, Seoul, Korea
Entry deadline: June 1st, 2013 (Postmark)
What We Look for:
Experimental film or video work in any format and in length.
1) Films completed after: September 1 2012
2) Preview Tape (1/2” video cassette or any region DVD)
3) Country of production: all countries
4) Entry Form (both mail & e-mail)
5) 1 photo of artist & 3 production photos (e-mail only)
- No entry fee
Balagan presents... Vicious Circle
Tuesday, April 23 2013, 19:30h
40 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
Mixing a number of rarely juxtaposed genres, Balagan takes a 360-degree look at cyclical structure and circular form. We are happy to present three locally-based artists and filmmakers: Nicolas Brynolfson, Santiago Gil and Julie Miller; as well as an audiovisual performance by NY-based artist Thomas Dexter and a 1970s' experimental film by Japanese avantgardist Toshio Matsumoto.
Festival du Nouveau Cinéma 2013
Call for submissions
Each year, the Festival du nouveau cinéma presents around 300 feature and short films, interactive works and performances from over 50 countries during 11 days of festivities, and offers over $30,000 in cash and services to the winners of the national and international competition.
Today, the Festival is looking for films, interactive works and performances for its 42nd edition which will run from October 9 to 20, 2013 in Montréal !
Send us your works before June 15, 2013 to maybe be part of the Festival this year! Early bird rate before April 30, 2013 !
To see the 2012 Awards List, click here.
Conversations at the Edge: Spin/Verso/Contour
An Evening with Hannes Schüpbach
Thursday, April 4 2013, 18h
Gene Siskel Film Center
164 N. State, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Hannes Schüpbach in person!
The films of renowned Swiss artist Hannes Schüpbach are lyrical, often transcendent portraits of people, spaces, and everyday life. A painter, performance artist, and expert on textile art, Schüpbach weaves together light, gesture, and a keen attentiveness to the material world into meticulously structured compositions. His films, notes curator Haden Guest, open onto “a multi-layered world, where superimpositions and reflections suggest the hidden depths of the places and people evoked within them.” For this program, he presents Spin/Verso/Contour (2001-2011), an affecting trilogy about his parents, and L’Atelier (2008), a portrait of an artist’s studio in Paris.
Organized with the support of SWISS FILMS–The Arts Council of Switzerland.
Hannes Schüpbach (b. 1965, Winterthur, Switzerland) is a painter, performance artist, filmmaker and curator of artists’ films. Schüpbach is best known for his 16mm films, which have been shown at the Kunstmuseum Winterthur; the Centre Pompidou; the Biennale de l’image en mouvement, Geneva; Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid; the Tate Modern, London; and the Harvard Film Archive, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Antimatter 2013 Call for entries
Early Deadline: May 31, 2013
Final Deadline: July 19, 2013
Dedicated to the exhibition and nurturing of diverse forms of media art, Antimatter is one of the premier showcases of experimentation in film, video, audio and emerging timebased forms. Encompassing screenings, installations, performances and media hybrids, Antimatter provides a noncompetitive setting in Victoria, British Columbia, free from commercial and industry agendas.
Since 1998, the quality and creativity of its programming, commitment to audience development, and respect for artists and their work have made Antimatter one of the most important media arts events in Canada, and the world.
The 16th annual Antimatter runs October 18 to November 3, 2013, an extended timeline to allow for an expanded focus on media installations.
Mono no aware: ‘One Hundred Foot’ program
20 films by international filmmakers and artists – Live score by Dennis McNany
Friday, April 5 2013,19:30h
The Center For Performance Research
361 Manhattan Avenue, Brooklyn, New York
Curated and Produced by UK-based artist, Jim Hobbs. Presented by MONO NO AWARE
As an industry standard, 100 feet of film (just under 3 minutes) is the given length for a small spool of 16mm film. This given/standard/restraint remains a pertinent form/format for creating films. In understanding that film, as opposed to digital, is measured in this tactile and physical form of length, the filmmaker/artist must address the issue of time through the measurement of a material length. For some, this constraint is seen as a time limit; for others, it becomes a finite amount of physical material in which to construct a work, similar to a sculptor’s material; and again, for others, their considerations may combine or reach beyond these deceptively simple approaches. The concerns around this issue are as idiosyncratic, subjective, and varied as the artists’ work itself – yet it is within this standardized and objective limit of 100 feet of film, that each maker must compose their subject matter through an exercise of economy. Whatever the filmmaker’s or artist’s intent, there is no doubt that this specific measurement is an actualized consideration for any artist working with film.
Holding true to this interest, and while still being open to interpretation, Jim Hobbs has collected films by artists and filmmakers whose work falls within the parameters of One Hundred Foot. Collage, found footage, handmade processes, film manipulation, short sketches, finished works, end of reels, rushes, and cans that haven’t been off the shelf in years – these films offer up a type of B-side mentality and a glimpse into many of the artists working process.