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 three programmes of contemporary experimental and underground cinema.
The artist, musician and composer Thanos Chrysakis was born in Athens. He lived for sixteen years in London until he moved to Belarus in 2015. He is a trained musician who performs his music internationally in festivals, in concert halls and alternative places. He always had a strong connection with images and thus has created his own videos, or has found people for sound/image collaborations. Since 2007 he operates the record-label 'Aural Terrains' focusing in electroacoustics, composed and improvised music.
Albert Alcoz (Barcelona, 1979) is a filmmaker, writer, teacher and programmer of experimental film and videocreation. PhD in Communication from Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona, with a doctoral thesis on sound and structural cinema (2016). Graduate in Fine Arts by the University of Barcelona and Master of Documentary Cinema of Creation by the University Pompeu Fabra. Since 2005 he has made films in super 8, 16mm format and video that investigate the nature of moving image, using the cinematographic medium from a visual and sound perspective that refers to the tradition of avant-garde cinema, videocreation and music video.
Martha Davis was born in London, Ontario in 1959. She recieved her Honours B.A. in Film and Drama from the University of Toronto and began her career as a still photographer. She has made over twelve films and served on the boards of Directors of the Canadian Filmmakers’ Distribution Centre and The Funnel.
Nobuhiro Aihara was born in Kanagawa prefecture in 1944, where he studied at the design school. He began his career in television animation in the 1960s and started producing his own independent animation in 1965. His aesthetic is distinctive for his use of flowing lines, highly complex drawings, and his love of psychedelic colours. He was a prolific artist who often produced several animated shorts a year either on his own or in collaboration with his friend and fellow artist the Keiichi Tanaami. At the time of his death, he left behind 85 animated works.
Friday, April 28, 2017 (All day) to Sunday, April 30, 2017 (All day)