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.
One Minute Volume 7
Deadline June 7 2013
Call for artists' moving image, duration: 1 minute, for: One Minute Volume 7
One Minute vol.6 included works by Kelvin Brown, The Gluts, Paulo Menezes, Michael Szpakowski, Eleni Xintaras, Leister/Harris, Emily Richardson, My Name Is Scot, Chris Paul Daniels, Alex Pearl, Lumiere et Son, Gordon Dawson, Helen Judge, Michael Woody, Stuart Moore and Kayla Parker, Marty St. James, Janine Schneider, Steven Ball, Tina Keane, Katherine Meynell, Gary Peploe, Nicki Rolls, Priya Sundram, Chris Meigh-Andrews, Louisa Minkin and Alex Shady, Kerry Baldry, Barbara Rosenthal, Riccardo Iacono, Esther Johnson, Stuart Pound, Martin Pickles, Juan Zamora, Ron Diorio, Guy Sherwin, Lynn Loo, Edwin Rostron, Martin Pickles, Rose Butler.
Carte Blanche: Ken Jacobs
May 2–5, 2013
11 West 53 Street, New York, NY 10019|
As one of the founding fathers of American experimental cinema, Ken Jacobs’s impact cannot be overstated. He is a pioneer who, after more than 50 years as a filmmaker, remains as innovative and productive as ever. Correction: at 80 years old he’s more productive than ever, having enthusiastically embraced digital filmmaking. Enormously influential as both a teacher and a font of radical filmmaking ideas, he has prepared several generations of teachers, writers, filmmakers, and discerning audience members to actively engage, with an equal amount of open-minded awe and healthy skepticism, with a media-saturated world. A frequent guest at the Museum—and the subject of a 1996 MoMA retrospective—Jacobs continues to surprise us with amazing inventions that mine the unlimited possibilities of creating with light and moving images. For this installment of MoMA’s Carte Blanche screening series, Jacobs presents films from MoMA’s collection that have influenced and inspired him, alongside selections of his own work—film prints, electronic media pieces, Nervous Magic Lantern performances—that represent key moments in his artistic life. The series also includes the world premiere of Jacobs’s four-part Joys of Waiting for the Broadway Bus cycle of digital works.
All film notes were written by Ken Jacobs, unless otherwise noted.
Scratch Projection: Villes, univers urbains
Tuesday, April 23 2013, 20:30h
Cinéma Action Christine
4 Rue Christine, Odéon ou Saint-Michel, 75006 Paris, France
The city and all its sensations (emotional, olfactory, visual, auditory) has emerged as a major source of inspiration for many artists: writers, painters, photographers, musicians, artists... and filmmakers. After a program devoted to rural landscapes, it seemed natural to continue this exploration of films recently added to the catalogue of Light Cone with a selection of works depicting urban landscapes.
A beautiful journey that will take us to Modena, Lisbon, New York, San Francisco, Toronto, Montreal, Le Croisic, Tréport and Dieppe.
- Saison(s) (Raphaël Maze, 2011-2012, vidéo, b&w, sound, 6' 20)
- Market Street (Tomonari Nishikawa, 2005, 16 mm, b&w, silent, 9' 00)
- Christ Church - Saint James (Stephen Broomer, 2011, 16 mm, colour, sound, 7' 00)
- The soul of things (Dominic Angerame, 2010, 16 mm, b&w, silent, 15' 00
- À l'est des vents (Emilie Serri, 2008, 16 mm, colour, sound, 6' 06)
- Motor (Telemach Wiesinger, 2011, 16 mm, b&w, sound, 20' 30)
- Ville Marie (Alexandre Larose, 2006-2009, 35 mm, colour-b&w, sound, 12' 30)