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  • UMW Video Wall - Video Art Submissions

    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.


  • (S8) 6th Mostra de Cinema Periférico

    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)
  • Full of Fire: North American and Eastern European avant-garde films

    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.


    Thursday, May 28, 2015 - 18:00


  • Travels in the city. FIlms around the Valérie Jouve Exhibition

    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.


    Saturday, June 6, 2015 (All day)
    Tuesday, June 16, 2015 (All day)
    Tuesday, June 23, 2015 (All day)
    Tuesday, September 15, 2015 (All day)
    Tuesday, September 22, 2015 (All day)


  • Directors Lounge Screening: Distruktur – Perspectives – on Moving

    A program of shorts by the artist couple Melissa Dullius and Gustavo Jahn with some new and rare films, some German and Berlin premiers. Distruktur – Dullius and Jahn – claim a space fluctuating somewhere between the big and small cinema. Consequently working with analogue film while shooting and mostly also developing their own material, their films seem to create a kinematic time-space that is distinct from the ordinary even though they often use film settings of daily life.


    Thursday, May 28, 2015 - 21:00


  • FranceDoc #2: Imaginary spaces

    Space is a raw material and a special subject for film: any film is the encounter of a place (be it that of the room or the screen) and an imaginary. The moving image allows a motionless trip, it is a transit that deploys imagination by objectifying. So travel through the images is also a journey in the image: it is this duplicity that underlies all these films, that explore the boundary between the real space and the imaginary that is appropriated or transmitted, be it technical or subjective.

    Free admission. Session with the presence of filmmakers Mauricio Hernández and Philippe Cote.


    Sunday, May 31, 2015 - 19:30


  • Transient Visions: Festival of the Moving Image 2015

    The 3rd Annual Transient Visions: Festival of the Moving Image, will be held October 16 & 17, 2015, at Spool Mfg., an artist-run Art Space in Johnson City, NY. Transient Visions is accepting submissions of challenging and experimental short films and videos, 20 minutes or less, from emerging and established artists/filmmakers across the globe. Transient Visions: Festival of the Moving Image has screened works of Albert Alcoz, Amber Bemak, Jason Bernagozzi, Vera Brunner-Sung, Alberto Cabrera Bernal, Roger Deutsch, Clint Enns, Thorsten Fleisch, LJ Frezza, Vincent Grenier, Christina Hunt, Ted Kennedy, Eva Kolcze, Péter Lichter, Jesse Malmed, Kristin Reeves, Joel Wanek, Josh Weissbach, among many others.

    Transient Visions: Festival of the Moving Image celebrates the cutting edge art of the moving image through screenings, exhibitions and performances, providing a cultural experience that enriches the local community. The Festival serves as a venue to meet artists in this region and beyond, exchanging and sharing ideas, while developing mutual relationships.


    Saturday, August 8, 2015 (All day)