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  • Note To Self: Psychosexual Films of Nazli Dincel

    Crater-Lab presents "Note To Self", a programme of 16mm films by Nazli Dinçel about psychosexuality, that she just presented at the FOCUS section in the FIDMarseille festival. Turkish filmmaker Nazly Dinçel will be present to talk about the programme and about her enquiry on psychosexuality and filmic matter.

    An evening of visceral and provocative handmade films that explore bodies, acts of the solitary, text, language, visual information and personal exposure. Nazli Dinçel’s work reflects on experiences of disruption. She records the body in context with arousal, immigration, dislocation and desire in juxtaposition with the medium’s material: texture, color and the passing of emulsion. Her use of text as image, language and sound attempts the failure of memory and her own displacement within a western society.

    Dates: 

    Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 21:00

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  • November Film Festival 2016 Call for Entries

    Open call for the inaugural November Film Festival to take place in venues around South London 16-20 November 2016. We welcome single-channel film and video works from within the fields of essay and experimental film, artists' moving image and media art; made for the gallery, cinema or other sites of display; as well as documentary, ethnographic and narrative films that seek to expand, redefine or reconfigure the means and ends of their respective fields.

    Dates: 

    Thursday, September 1, 2016 (All day)
  • GAZE: Certain Tension

    “I sometimes keep to one shot for a long time. A certain tension builds up between the beginning and the end of that shot, which immediately looks like fiction. It is indeed difficult to escape from fiction. But in the same way it’s also difficult to escape from the documentary style.” —Chantal Akerman.

    GAZE invites submissions for Certain Tension, a tribute to Chantal Akerman’s vision and practice in exploring tensions between documentary and fiction. With this exploratory homage, we invite films and videos that extend or critique Akerman’s work. The call is open to short form films, videos, or installations that draw on the themes of Akerman’s legacy––personal explorations that entangle with social issues, the relation between personal memory and political history, the cinematic experience of time, and the interweaving of fiction and documentary.

    Dates: 

    Monday, August 1, 2016 (All day)

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  • Light Movement 14: Oracles

    ORACLES: Films by Los Angeles Artists
    Selected by Andrew Kim in collaboration with Labor Berlin

    Messages can be obscure, and this might be the result of place: Los Angeles. Seemingly, there is no rhyme or reason ... or is there? One must look past the surface. This program represents an array of perspectives from Los Angeles area seers. Employing various formal approaches, these films attempt to see beyond face value. At once, these visions are unified by the spirit of experimentation and independent expression that characterizes the alternative cinema in Los Angeles.

    Dates: 

    Sunday, July 24, 2016 - 20:00

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  • Call for Submissions: 25th Annual $100 Film Festival

    CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS:

    25th annual $100 Film Festival (Calgary, Canada)

    The $100FF 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 2014) innovative, thought provoking film from any genre that keeps the practice of celluloid filmmaking alive.

    Dates: 

    Thursday, December 1, 2016 (All day)
  • Sense and Sensuality: Bay Area Feminist Filmmaking of the 1980s

    Much critical attention to women’s avant-garde filmmaking of the 1970s and 1980s focused on East coast and European feminist filmmakers, the critique of visual pleasure and the notion of the male gaze in cinema. In San Francisco, a new generation of feminist avant-garde filmmakers were emerging with a very different approach to questions of gender and pleasure in cinema.

    Dates: 

    Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 19:00

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  • Hybrid Cinema: Michael A. Morris in Person

    Michael A. Morris is an artist and educator based in Dallas, Texas. He works primarily with film, video, and expanded cinematic forms. Much of his recent work responds to the rapid changes in how moving images are created and experienced in the 21st century.

    Dates: 

    Wednesday, August 3, 2016 - 19:00

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