This series examines the work of a group of American artists who approached film through independently-produced, frame-by-frame animations in the 1970s and 80s. Made primarily by artists with no formal animation training, the selection of films in this programme incorporates autobiography, visual fantasy, abstraction, medium specificity and biting satire. Several works were broadcast at the time and others distributed on home video, affording these artists a level of success and reach beyond that which other artist-filmmakers of their era could attain.
FILMADRID International Film Festival promotes and exhibits a type of film production based on authorship, proposing a space for dialog on contemporary film and its formal and esthetic approaches. FILMADRID International Film Festival was born with the determination to discover new paths in the landscape of contemporary cinematography, focusing on the promotion and exhibition of authorship in films.
Canyon Cinema Foundation will throw a 50th anniversary and benefit party to commence a year-long celebration of the avant-garde and artist-made film distributor. Celebrate the Middle Ages will officially kick-off the 50th anniversary of Canyon Cinema Inc., the famed independent filmmaker owned and operated distribution cooperative. Founded in San Francisco by influential cinema artists including Bruce Baillie, Bruce Conner, Chick Strand, Lawrence Jordan and Robert Nelson.
Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 19:00 to Friday, March 10, 2017 - 00:00
Join us for an evening of transmuted cinema, where images break through the traditional rectangular screen and emerge as unexpected and amorphous shapes. Working since the late 1960s, Barbara Hammer’s career has been marked by experimentation, intellectual rigor, and a commitment to testing boundaries.
We are happy to welcome the British artist Stephen Connolly who will be present to introduce a selection of his films. Connolly is a true “auteur” of a provocative and reflective cinema - who makes no concessions. His films combine archive footage, textual quotations, interviews and semi-scripted recordings, drawing links between nature, our relationship with space and the restrictions on liberty that have unfolded in the twenty-first century.
MECONIO (Muestra de Nuevos Cineastas) launches its second open call to any kind of proposals that challenge and question the language and principles of conventional cinema. We are looking for works that share a passion for the exploration of new cinema ways, questioning its boundaries. Meconio is a non-competitive cinema showcase that aims to screen and spread the selected works, trying to bring cinema, audience and filmmakers together.
Film Panic Presents! is a monthly showcase of contemporary underground and experimental films, bringing to Porto a range of unique films, cinematic visions and explorations of bold filmmakers who are challenging and expanding the art of cinema today. These sessions are presented by Film Panic (Daniel Fawcett & Clara Pais) in association with Shortcutz Porto, and take place at Auditório Biblioteca Municipal Almeida Garrett, with the support of Câmara Municipal do Porto.
In this session we are delighted to present ORPHINE, a short film by Sarahjane Swan & Roger Simian, followed by PREGNANT, a feature by Fabrizio Federico.