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  • CROSSROADS 2016 Call for entries

    San Francisco Cinematheque announces CROSSROADS 2016
    April 1–3 2016 at San Francisco’s Victoria Theater

    San Francisco Cinematheque seeks submissions of recent films and videos for CROSSROADS 2016, the seventh manifestation of our annual film festival to be held April 1–3, 2016 at San Francisco’s Victoria Theatre.

    CROSSROADS 2016 will showcase new film/video works by emerging and established filmmakers, including performance and works of “live cinema.” Cinematheque seeks submissions of compelling non-commercial, artist-made work of all genres and durations.

    Entry form and complete info is available here.


    Monday, November 30, 2015 (All day)
    Thursday, December 31, 2015 (All day)
  • 24th annual $100 Film Festival

    The 24th annual $100 Film Festival (February 26-28, 2015) welcomes submissions of short films (under 22 minutes) that are finished to Super 8 or 16mm film. We are looking for new (finished after Dec 2013) innovative, thought provoking film from any genre that keeps the practice of celluloid filmmaking alive.

    The $100FF has also expanded to include offsite installation works.

    Submission deadline is December 1st, 2015

    Download the submission form with full guidelines here


    Tuesday, December 1, 2015 (All day)
  • The Situated Cinema Project; in camera

    The Situated Cinema Project; in-camera is a portable micro-cinema commissioned by Toronto-based media arts exhibition group Pleasure Dome to celebrate their 25th anniversary. Created by Halifax-based filmmaker Solomon Nagler with architects Thomas Evans and Jonathan Mandeville of passage studio, the structure features “pilgrimage”—an experimental 16mm film loop created by Nagler and his artistic collaborator Alexandre Larose. From September 10-20, the Situated Cinema will travel to three Toronto locations, hosted by the Toronto International Film Festival®, 8-11 Gallery and Artscape Youngplace. As it travels, the architectural structure of the cinema will intervene in the city, creating unexpected situations where chance encounters and dislocated spaces forge new relationships between the spectatorial body and the urban landscape. Inseparable from its context, the Situated Cinema Project; in-camera explores intersections of film and architecture through a rejection of conventional cinematic representation, reinventing the cinema space as temporary and mobile.


    Thursday, September 10, 2015 (All day)
    Friday, September 11, 2015 (All day)
    Saturday, September 12, 2015 (All day)
    Sunday, September 13, 2015 (All day)
    Monday, September 14, 2015 (All day)
    Tuesday, September 15, 2015 (All day)
    Wednesday, September 16, 2015 (All day)
    Thursday, September 17, 2015 (All day)
    Friday, September 18, 2015 (All day)
    Saturday, September 19, 2015 (All day)
    Sunday, September 20, 2015 (All day)
  • NO NEW YORK: Selections from a Decade of FLEXFest

    Microscope welcomes Roger Beebe back to the gallery for the last Event of our 2014-15 Season. For the evening, Beebe has curated a night of selections from a decade of FLEXFest by filmmakers working outside of the tradition epicenters of experimental film New York City, San Francisco, and Chicago.

    With works by Drew Christie, Lauren Cook, Christopher Harris, Jason LaRay Keener and J. LedbetterJesse McLean, Jodie Mack, Kristin Reeves, Kelly Sears, Brendan and Jeremy Smyth, Scott Stark, Robert Todd.


    Friday, September 4, 2015 - 19:30


  • Dobra Festival Internacional de Cinema Experimental

    DOBRA states itself as a space of resistance that wants to share with the audience a micro-perception, going in the opposite direction of the cliches that large corporate media and mass communication logic impose. Vanishing lines to what Peter Pál Pelbart calls beast life, and what we might call the beast perception. To welcome these smaller perceptions that turn aside the pre-set movements that reject any desire to completeness or whole orders.


    Wednesday, September 2, 2015 (All day) to Friday, September 4, 2015 (All day)


  • ACRE TV: Tele-novela

    Curated by Robyn Farrell

    Tele-novela is a genre of limited-run drama series popular on Latin American, Portuguese, and Spanish television networks. The term combines tele, short for televisión or televisão (Spanish and Portuguese words for television), and novela, a Spanish and Portuguese word for “novel”. Symbolic, social, or technological, Tele-novela mimics the serial and structural nature of the pop cultural programs, but moves from linear story to abstracted narrative, and experimental play by electronic means. Arranged in three-part acts and ranging in media–video, sound, animated GIFs–and durational formats, the sequential productions on ACRE TV present a departure from their operatic tradition in favor of abstracted realities and dispersed fictions that simultaneously explore and avoid the notion of formal narrative on screen.


    Tuesday, September 1, 2015 (All day) to Saturday, October 31, 2015 (All day)


  • Sonic Circuits: Gattorna, Lynn, Broomer

    - Snowbirds (Lorenzo Gattorna, 2015, 16mm to HD, color, sound, 8:30 min)
    The onset of northern winter transitions towards the solace of southern latitudes. A very dense nostalgia nestles into the former as a strange beauty surfaces upon the latter. However, what remains constant across these atmospheres is a forecast for the near future, wherein a certain unease surrounds the establishment of permanence and eventual passersby.


    Saturday, August 29, 2015 - 19:45