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  • 53rd Ann Arbor Film Festival Awards

    The Ann Arbor Film Festival has just announced the awards for its 53rd edition, chosen by the jury comprised by Jesse McLean, Joanna Raczynska and Julie Murray.

    Ken Burns Award for Best of the Festival: The Creation of Meaning, by Simone Rapisarda Casanova

    The Stan Brakhage Film at Wit’s End Award: Things, by Ben Rivers

    Lawrence Kasdan Award for Best Narrative Film: Episode of the Sea, by Lonnie van Brummelen & Siebren de Haan

    Michael Moore Award for Best Documentary Film: Speculation Nation, by Bill Brown & Sabine Gruffat


  • Punto y Raya Academy 2015

    Punto y Raya Academy 2015 is the first International Symposium devoted to abstract art in motion, that will be held from May 7th through 10th at La Casa Encendida in Madrid (Spain), with the participation of over 15 international guests, such as Józef Robakowski, Steven Woloshen, Robert Seidel and Sabrina Schmid, among others.

    The programme will feature several masterclasses by the guest artists, round tables, monographic screenings and various live performances.


    Thursday, May 7, 2015 (All day)
    Friday, May 8, 2015 (All day)
    Saturday, May 9, 2015 (All day)
    Sunday, May 10, 2015 (All day)


  • Antimatter [Media Art] 2015

    Antimatter [Media Art] is now accepting submissions for the 18th annual festival, October 16 to 31, 2015. In addition to single channel works for screening programs we invite proposals for media-based performance and installation projects, as well as curated programs. Contact us for more information.

    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.


    Friday, July 24, 2015 (All day)
  • Altered States, call for entries

    Submissions are currently being sought for Altered States, an immersive exhibition of visionary experimental film and artists' film and video work at the Electro Studios Project Space in St. Leonards-on-Sea, U.K. The exhibition will form part of the Coastal Currents Arts Festival, which takes place between the 28th of August and the 13th September 2015.

    In curating this programme we are searching for works that articulate film's power to initiate or approximate heightened states of consciousness, transporting us across the threshold into a dream-state. We are looking for works that imaginatively reshape the base materials of the everyday world into something rich and strange. Applicants are encouraged to interpret this broad theme as freely as they like.


    Monday, July 13, 2015 (All day)
  • Unconscious Archives #16: Bruce Mcclure + Roberto Crippa

    Bruce McClure steps off the international stage to treat an intimate audience at Apiary Studios to his durational, banging, attack and decay on overdriven celluloid with an hour long film and sound projection performance. With support from Roberto Crippa providing his special brand of corporeal-aural intensity.


    Wednesday, April 1, 2015 - 20:00


  • Xcèntric: Tortured dust

    Stan Brakhage, central figure in US avant-garde cinema, lived from the early sixties in Rollinsville, Colorado, with his wife and children, isolated in the mountains. There, he developed a highly personal and lyrical cinema, centred on his family: a series of autobiographical films that he entitled The Book of the FamilyTortured Dust was the end of this cycle. Filmed throughout three years in the eighties, at the heart of a household in crisis, it is his longest and most moving home movie. Using a hand-held camera, a rhythmic, intricate editing process and touches of psychodrama, the film portrays with insight and distance their everyday life. Through windows, mirrors, flashes of colour and chiaroscuro, Brakhage records his children leaving home, the lack of communication and the breakdown of his marriage.


    Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 20:00


  • Crossroads 2015

    San Francisco Cinematheque announces Crossroads 2015 (April 10–12) at San Francisco's Victoria Theatre. Founded by filmmaker Bruce Baillie in 1961, San Francisco Cinematheque is an internationally recognized arts institution and the Bay Area’s premier venue for avant-garde/experimental, underground and personally expressive film and video work.

    Crossroads 2015 will present over sixty films, videos and performance works by over fifty filmmakers from around the world screened in nine feature-length programs. Highlights of this edition include a program of live performance cinema works by OJOBOCA, Allison Leigh Holt & Kadet Kuhne, Michael A. Morris and Kerry Laitala & Voicehandler; and screeening of the latest works, many of them premieres, by Scott Stark, Karissa Hahn, Stephen Broomer, Pablo Mazzolo, Paul Clipson, Luis Macías, Malena Szlam, Abigail Child, Basma Alsharif, Jean-Paul Kelly, Jeanne Liotta and Mike Stoltz, among many others.


    Friday, April 10, 2015 (All day)
    Saturday, April 11, 2015 (All day)
    Sunday, April 12, 2015 (All day)