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  • Film Panic Issue 4

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    Film Panic Issue 4 is now available! This issue contains in-depth interviews with seven exciting  contemporary filmmakers who are exploring the possibilities of the art of cinema!

    Available here as a free pdf and a super limited edition print run: http://tinyurl.com/hc69v5n

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  • Found Footage Magazine issue #3

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    Special On Angela Ricci Lucchi & Yervant Gianikian:
    - Yervant Gianikian and Angela Ricci Lucchi: Archive, Technology and Body, by Paula Arantzazu Ruiz

    The work of Yervant Gianikian and Angela Ricci Lucchi is a cinema of catalogue, a cinema that displays previously archived images and shapes an enormous inventory of 20th history century. It has been more than forty years since these Italian filmmakers (Gianikian is of Armenian origin) have been recovering, re-filming and re-editing archived films by means of the analytical camera—a re-visualizing tool made ex profeso to manipulate film footage from different sources, either by cutting original frames, reversing images and revealing their negative, modifying speed or manipulating the montage.

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  • Film Panic Issue 3

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    Film Panic Issue 3 is now available! This issue contains in-depth interviews with five exciting and unique contemporary filmmakers who are exploring the possibilities of the art of cinema!

    From the editorial: "In this issue of FILM PANIC we interview five contemporary filmmakers, each of whom is creating work that is totally independent both creatively and financially. Each one of them is forging their own path and playing their own part in expanding the possibilities of the art of cinema and, in their own way, continuing the journey that began many years ago with the pioneers of the medium."

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  • Found Footage Magazine issue #2

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    Special on Barbara Hammer:
    Audacious Appropriations: Barbara Hammer’s First Half-Century, by Greg Youmans

    The scope, inventiveness, and audacity of Barbara Hammer’s career compel us to expand the frame from found footage to appropriation more broadly. Her appropriations of material from audiovisual archives (what is traditionally called found footage) came after and alongside more fundamental appropriations of various cinematic means of production, from film cameras and optical printing to a range of digital hardware and software, as well as the generic codes and practices of pornography and documentary. And these actions have in turn always been bound up with her appropriations of physical space: in film after film, Hammer wrests space (and time) away from heteropatriarchal coding and control.

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  • Millennium Film Journal No. 61 "World Views"

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    The focus of Millennium Film Journal's 61st issue is the international artists' cinema, including articles on works from the Polynesian Islands, Japan, Eastern and Western Europe, and North America. Throughout the world, artists are turning to the moving image as a means of personal expression and thematic exploration. Whether displayed on huge outdoor public screens or hand-held devices, whether captured with tiny recorders carried by drones or huge crane-mounted super-high definition cameras, the movement to lens- and screen-based art is universal.

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  • Found Footage Magazine

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    Found Footage Magazine is an independent semi-annual publication distributed worldwide and printed both in English and Spanish, offering theoretical, analytical and informative contents related to found footage filmmaking. The contents for the first issue, to be released on October 2015, include the extensive monograph on Bill Morrison, 'A Poetic Archaeology of Cinema', by Matt Levine, plus an interview with the filmmaker; essays on the 'ethics of appropriation', and the work of Martin Arnold, Peter Tscherkassky and Santiago Álvarez. The issue also features several articles, including a recount of the most recent edition Festival of (In)appropiation by its director Jaimie Baron, and reviews of contemporary works and recently published books on found footage films.

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  • Cinéma experimental: Abécédaire pour une contre-culture

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    This month, publisher Éditions Yellow Now releases a 344-page book by French critic Raphaël Bassan on experimental cinema. This edition will contain texts written between 1977 and 2013 in newspapers like Libération, magazines like La Revue du Cinema and others in Encyclopædia Universalis and many others. Cinéma experimental: Abécédaire pour une contre-culture takes the form of an “alphabet book” but all entries are connected one with another trying to build a kind of a history of experimental cinema, with its international pioneers like Hans Richter, Walter Ruttmann, Germaine Dulac, Len Lye; the American masters like Maya Deren, Kenneth Anger, Jonas Mekas; some international contemporary figures: Frans Zwartjes, Steven Dwoskin, Werner Nekes; and featuring a huge sample of French Experimental filmmakers: Jean Genet, Isidore Isou, Maurice Lemaître, Marcel Hanoun, Adolfo Arrieta, Stéphane Martin, Maria Klonaris & Katerina Thomadaki, Teo Hernandez, Carole Arcega, Frederique Devaux, Nicolas Rey…, from the fifties until today.

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  • Angular: Selection Volume 01

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    Spanish DVD publisher Angular has unveiled the contents of their first release, a compilation of experimental films and artists' videos selected from the call issued last July. The DVD, to be released in the upcoming months will also feature a booklet with critical texts on the films.

    Contents:

    - Stephen Broomer
    Spirits in Season (16 mm, 12 min., 2012, Canada)

    - Scott Fitzpatrick
    Wingdings Love Letter / Places With Meaning (16 mm, 5 min., 2012 - 2013, Canada)

    - Tomonari Nishikawa
    Tokyo - Ebisu (16 mm, 5 min., 2010, Japan)
    Shibuya Tokyo (16 mm, 10 min., 2010, Japan)

    - Jennifer Proctor
    A Movie by Jen Proctor (Video, 12 min., 2010 - 2012, USA)

    - Blanca Rego
    Engram (optical sound #001) (Video, 2 min., 2013, Spain)

    - Jesse Mclean
    Remote (Video, 11 min., 2011, USA)

    - Andrés Denegri
    Aula Magna (Super 8, 7 min., 2013, Argentine)

    - Mauri Lehtonen
    Physical Examination (16 mm/Video, 3 min., 2012, Finland)

    - Anna Marziano
    The Mutability of All Things and the Possibility of Changing Some (Super 16, 16 min., 2011, France - Italy)

    - Salomé Lamas
    Encounters with Landscape 3x (Video, 29 min., 2012, Portugal)

    - Guest Filmmaker: Chris Gallagher
    Seeing in the Rain (16 mm, 10 min., 1981, Canada)

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  • Millennium Film Journal 57 Published

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    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.

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  • Filmarmalade Presents - Anomie, Ontology and the Slow Death of Authenticity

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    Filmarmalade Presents - Anomie, Ontology and the Slow Death of AuthenticityFilmarmalade Presents - Anomie, Ontology and the Slow Death of Authenticity
    A BFI Shop Event
    Sunday December 2nd, 16:30h
    BFI Blue Room
    Belvedere Road, South Bank, Waterloo, London SE1 8XT

    For the fourth year running Filmarmalade teams up with the BFI Shop to celebrate their 2012 artists' film and video DVD launch of Let Me Feel Your Finger First's 'Ontologically Anxious Organism', James Lowne's 'Our Relationships Will Become Radiant' and the world premier screening of Maia Conran's 'Term'.

    The evening will also include a public discussion with the artists and founder of Filmarmalade, Gordon Shrigley.

    Filmarmalade is a publishing and DVD label project specialising in contemporary artists' film and video works, supported by IMT Gallery, London.

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