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  • Twisted Oyster Experimental Film Festival - Call for entries

    The Zhou B. Art Center’s New Media and Performance Arts Space presents:
    Twisted Oyster Experimental Film Festival
    An exhibition of experimental film and video shorts
    Screenings from November 20 through November 22, 2015

    Twisted Oyster Experimental Film Festival is a short film and video competition presented by the Zhou B Art Center’s New Media & Performance Arts Space. Curated by Pía Cruzalegui and Sergio Gomez. The focus of Twisted Oyster is to highlight independent and experimental film and video shorts that will engage diverse audiences on a range of aesthetic, socio-political, and/or conceptual levels.


    Wednesday, September 30, 2015 (All day)
  • Saul Levine, Part I: 1966-77

    I tried to film what was going on around me and value it as much as the heroics of the big screen.”—Saul Levine

    With a monumental filmography that dates back almost fifty years and seems to grow monthly (if not weekly), Saul Levine (b. 1943) long ago established himself as a central figure in American experimental cinema. He is also a key member of the filmmaking community in Boston and Cambridge, not only because of his own work but also for his passionate, tireless and inspiring roles as both a professor at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design and the programmer of the MassArt Film Society, one of the foremost venues for experimental cinema in the area. The Harvard Film Archive is extremely excited to present the first in a number of programs designed to help local audiences acquaint, or re-acquaint, themselves with Levine’s impressive body of work, from the beginnings to the present day.


    Friday, September 11, 2015 - 19:00
    Sunday, September 13, 2015 - 19:00
    Monday, September 14, 2015 - 19:00


  • 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)