- Hypnosis Display (2014) by Paul Clipson and Grouper; 16mm, color, sound, 75 minutes, from the maker bay area premiere
Exploring impressionistic, emotional and sensory environments found within the vast natural and urban landscapes of America. Neither image nor sound takes precedence: the two interact and combine preserving a raw sense of the discovery that field recordings and in-camera edited film rushes often yield. Hypnosis Display was commissioned by Opera North Projects. (Paul Clipson/Liz Harris)
Curated by Michael Woods & featuring a program by Mono no aware the Gowanus Experimental Filmfest (April 3 – 5) will consist of three screenings “Mono No Aware Spring Mix 2015″, “Gowanus Underground” & “Brooklyn Zoo” featuring the work of: Bobby Abate, Michelle Chu, Sarah Dahnke, Jimmy Ferguson, Lorenzo Gattorna, Steve Girard, Jason Halprin, Nick Heppding, Bryn Jackson, Josh Lewis, Simon Liu, Keith Miller, Michael Robinson, Margaret Rorison, Joel Schlemowitz, Cassandra Sechler, MM Serra, Jessie Stead, Mark Street and many others.
Belgian experimental film festival L’Âge d’or 'returns' to Brussels on October 8-14. 'Reviving the spirit' of the EXPRMNTL festival will present twenty-three films in competition as well as programmes dedicated to and with the presence of Birgit Hein (president of the jury), Gustav Deutsch (who will also deliver a masterclass), Friedl vom Gröller, Matthias Müller and Christoph Girardet, Robert Todd and John Smith. Mark Webber, editor of the recently published anthology of writings by Gregory Markopoulos will introduce two programmes of his works with new prints. The festival will also pay homage to Stephen Dwoskin and Adolfas Mekas and present curated programmes dedicated to the Italian avant-garde, and a double selection of “ethnographic poems”, with works by Raymonde Carasco and Robert Gardner.
The festival's brochure, including the complete programme, can be downloaded here.
The Festival du nouveau cinéma is pleased and excited to reveal its FNC Labprogram of performances for its 43rd edition. The Lab engages in the exploration of experimental, extended and multidisciplinary cinematic forms. Events occur at the intersection of the arts and other forms of creative expression: activities in theaters and elsewhere, online and off the beaten path, sparking invaluable moments of connection between artists and the public.
The 16th edition of the Paris Festival for Different and Experimental Cinemas will take place in Paris and nearby from the 11th until the 26th of October. On top of the presentation the International Competition programs made out of a selection of 58 films from 25 countries, this edition will focus on the relations between music and experimental cinema.
We will have the great pleasure to welcome many filmmakers (Martha Colburn, Patrick Bokanowski, Patrice Kirchhofer, Robert Cahen, Xavier Christiaens,...) and musicians (Scorpion Violente, Magic Malik, Joana Preiss, Alexandre Yterce, Lionel Marchetti, HeadWar,...) who will intervene during 13 screenings, cine-concert, performances, installations and public discussions.
Saturday, October 11, 2014 (All day) to Sunday, October 26, 2014 (All day)
25 FPS Festival is devoted to independent and non-commercial films which innovatively explore the possibilities of cinematic language, narration and the medium itself, cross film types and genres and broaden the notion of film as art. It promotes expressive original concepts, progresses in terms of theme, idea and aesthetics, as well as works that perpetuate the tradition of avant-garde and experimental film.
Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 19:00 to Sunday, September 28, 2014 - 23:30
The Festival du nouveau cinéma is pleased to annouce its Lab performance entitled The Criterion Collection. A series of glitch-based pieces delve into the worlds of iconic films and filmmakers that have made a marked impact on the aesthetic of Canadian composer Nicole Lizée.
This performance combines extracts from her previous work, Hitchcock Études (2010), Behind the Sound of Music (2014), Kubrick Études (2013). Each work is constructed around damaged and deconstructed audio and video - chewed and warped videocassettes. The resulting errors and imperfections are woven together to create a sonic landscape over which accompanying instrumental material - itself emulating the traits of broken or malfunctioning media - is performed live.
The theme of the 11th edition of AVANT is Found and Excavated. Films, videos and live performances based on re-edited found footage, or films that have been going through processes of decay and destruction, film that is in constant transformation, aesthetically or politically.
Friday evening begins with a selection of films by the German collective Schmelzdahin and continues with a live performance of the film Materia Obscura, made by the film alchemist and former Schmelzdahin member Jürgen Reble and with live music by the multimedia artist Thomas Köner.
Saturday opens with four films by Matthias Müller and Christoph Girardet who have excavated new stories from well-known movies by re-editing and assembling them anew. After this follows a complete retrospective of the films by Schmelzdahin and a screening of Wolfgang Lehmann’s one hour long intense flickering journey into the fantastic world of nature documentaries. Saturday concludes with two programmes: The Spanish artist Maria Cañas’ political collages and a unique program with Soviet and Russian found footage film, curated by Masha Godovannaya.
This year's edition of (S8) Mostra de Cinema Periférico (June 4-8, A Coruña, Spain) is focused on Japanese experimental cinema. Renowned filmmaker and artist Takahiko Iimura will be the main protagonist of the festival, with a dedicated programme, a live performance and the installation As I See You See Me. The programme will also feaure screenings by super8 filmmaker Teruo Koike and [+] members Makino Takashi, Shinkan Tamaki and Rei Hayama. 'Through a Rearview Mirror: Japanese Experimental Films Revisited' is the title of the retrospective curated by Doble Negative Collective founder Daïchi Saïto, who will also introduce a programme of his own films.
The Media City Film Festival will be the guest in this edition, where their directors and programmers Jeremy Rigsby and Oona Mosna will present a selection of films from the veteran festival's 20 years of life. The growing expanded cinema section will also include performances by Esperanza Collado, Makino Takashi and the Crater Collective.
Wednesday, June 4, 2014 (All day) to Sunday, June 8, 2014 (All day)