Echo Park Film Center is pleased to bring Baltimore-based filmmaker and programmer Lorenzo Gattorna to screen his films and those of subsequent influence. The selections sway between Gattorna’s speculative surveys and haunting hybrids by his contemporaries. Seeming counterparts coalesce in polyvalent montage, i.e. analog and digital technologies, intuitive responses versus structuralist tendencies, singular and superimposed selves, parallel yet particular places as well as the direction of camera movement or even stasis thereof. Sharing a devotion to both estrangement and cognition, these artists attempt to elucidate each other by examining some postulated approximations of reality. They introduce a given set of changes - imaginary or inventive - into the common background of known facts, therefore creating an environment wherein the impressions of the viewers will reveal something about the inventions, the characters or both. Seeing is a kind of knowing fraught with seductive half-truths, misdirected fantasies and the consciousness that often a closer look only reveals greater distance.
The 11th Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival is open for entries! The 11th edition of Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival takes place this year on 23-27 September. Set in North East England’s walled border town of Berwick-upon-Tweed, Berwick is a festival that’s serious about cinema in its fullest of senses, featuring film premieres and retrospectives as well as moving image installations and live performance.
With programming this year responding to a theme of ‘Fact or Fiction’, the Festival encourages film and moving image submissions of all types and lengths that turn a curious eye to the grey areas between fact and fantasy, documentary and narrative, journalism and propaganda.
The Paris Festival Of Different & Experimental Cinemas opens for the first time a competition for filmmakers under 15 years. Experimental cinema is first the pleasure of inventing images and original sounds, total freedom to make films that do not necessarily tell stories, play with shapes, colors, music, mixtures of techniques and images of any kind.
Check out some experimental films distributed by the Collectif Jeune Cinéma by visiting the following web page: https://vimeo.com/album/3373334 (password: 15ANS)
The selected films will be projected at the 17th Paris Festival Of Different & Experimental Cinemas to be held at voûtes (Paris 13th) of 14 to 18 October 2015.
The UMW Media Wall is now accepting submissions for the 2015-2016 academic year. The Wall is a one-of-a-kind moving image exhibition space located in the atrium of the Information and Technology Convergence Center at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, VA. The Wall is a large scale high definition video canvas composed of 43 separate Prysm Laser Phosphor Display (LPD) tiles arranged into a freeform array that measures 10 feet wide and 12.5 feet tall.
Every month a new artist or group show will run on a continuous loop for two weeks.
This year's edition of (S8) Mostra de Cinema Periférico (June 3-7, A Coruña, Spain) is focused on two main strands: on the one hand, a Ken Jacobs restrospective, including two Nervous Magic Lantern performances and a masterclass; on the other hand, a focus on Brazilian avant-garde cinema, including classic films as Mario Peixoto's Límite or others by proponents of the CInema Novo and Cinema Marginal movements such as Glauber Rocha, Nelson Pereira dos Santos and Rogério Sganzerla. The artistic duo Melissa Dullius and Gustavo Jahn (Distruktur) will present a selection of their works and a triple film performance using 16mm projectors. The Brazilian avant-garde section will also imnclude works by Duo Strangloscope, Gustavo Beck, Ana Vaz, Helder Martinovsky, Priscyla Bettim and Renato Coelho.
Wednesday, June 3, 2015 (All day) to Sunday, June 7, 2015 (All day)
The aim of the program is to create a bridge between the “Western” and the “Eastern” contemporary avant-garde film discourse. “We picked a few of the most memorable North American avant-garde films made in the last few years and looked for Eastern European ones which somehow refer or connect to them by following a similar trend or technique.”
As the overall picture of the contemporary avant-garde film scene is extremely complex, each selection is inevitably subjective and reflects the taste and preferences of the curators.
The "characters", "bystanders" and "territories" that shape the world of Valérie Jouve serve as a guideline for this proposal of films conceived as an echo to the exhibition. From one session to another, the stated and autonomous movements of the figures in the architecture or the sea intermingle with anonymous street walkers. Surprised by the camera in their daily crossings, they merge with the city accompanying them or guiding them in their comings and goings. A territory is finally built by the meeting of the body in the film of Ahmed Natche Deux mètres de cette terre before the event takes shape in a fragile space-time which gradually fills up.
A selection of films by Valérie Jouve, Julie Desprairies & Vladimir Léon, Boris Barnet, Jim Jennings, Jem Cohen, Ed van der Elsken, Johan van der Keuken, Ahmad Natche, Mahasen Nasser-Eldin and Claire Denis.