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  • Urban Research: Private Affair

    In the times of public intrusion into the private sphere, right wing populists and religious fundamentalists threatening the freedom of expression and diversity, and conservative politicians pressing for control and surveillance, the expressions of private life become a political affair again. Related to the slogan of 1968 "The personal is political", the here presented films talk about personal or private affairs in relation to the public sphere and the urban space.


    Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 21:00


  • 2017 West Virginia Mountaineer Short Film Festival

    2017 West Virginia Mountaineer Short Film Festival Call for Entries
    Festival Dates March 24 – March 26, 2017.

    The West Virginia Mountaineer Short Film Festival invites imaginative, well-crafted and compelling works in film, video, animation and virtual reality. We impose no rules or restrictions governing content or artistic approach. Rather, we celebrate creative and innovative approaches to expression, medium, concept and narrative, in both traditional and non-traditional forms.


    Wednesday, March 1, 2017 (All day)
  • BUNGALOW by Alex MacKenzie

    Iris Film Collective is pleased to present the inaugural installation of IN HOUSE, a year-long series of film and light installation at the Falaise Fieldhouse (3434 Falaise Avenue, Vancouver BC, Canada) by Collective members.

    BUNGALOW is a site-specific installation by Alex MacKenzie on view every evening from 6-9pm at the Fieldhouse from February 13 through the 26th, 2017.


    Monday, February 13, 2017 (All day) to Sunday, February 26, 2017 (All day)


  • Xcèntric: A bitter well and an orchard of pomegranates - 'Lacrima Christi' by Teo Hernández

    Lacrima Christi is the longest of the over 150 films made by the Mexican filmmaker resident in Paris, Teo Hernández. Part three of a tetralogy devoted to Christ’s Passion, Lacrima Christi is an exploration of the transfer between desire and myth that takes as its starting point a series of objects found in the flea market of Belleville.


    Sunday, January 29, 2017 - 18:30


  • Werner Nekes (1944-2017)

    Werner Nekes, one of Germany's top experimental artists died last January 22, aged 72 in his home.

    Nekes was particularly active as an experimental filmmaker during the late 60s and 70s. His films screened world-wide and were honored wiith a multitude of prizes and awards. At the same time he became more and more entangled in a growing passion of collecting pre-cinema optical devices ultimately ending up as a preeminent collector who frequently used these devices in his later essay-style films.


  • OFFoff Cinema: Precipitation Mechanism

    Art Cinema OFFoff presents a unique screening of Asian experimental films in Belgium.

    In a two-part evening, the history of experimental film in Korea since the 1960s will be shown, alongside several contemporary creations from Asia. Together, the two programs explore the relations between the historical avant-gardes and their lasting influences on contemporary work, despite important social and political changes. Next to specific works, there's attention for pioneering groups that make up the Korean underground.


    Monday, February 6, 2017 - 20:00


  • Troubling the Image: Tales of Sound and Vision

    The five-program series "Troubling the Image: New + Restored Experimental Cinema" features an eclectic and wide-ranging group of works that celebrate the vibrancy of experimental and almost-experimental cinema from near and far, now and then.

    Directly and obliquely, narratives are enacted, told, sung, and implied. Keewatin Dewdney’s Wildwood Flower (1971) is a simple, lovely imagining of the Carter Family’s eponymous song. Lois Patiño’s ghost-like smugglers haunt a phantasmagorical Portuguese mountain region in the cryptic Night without Distance (2015). Robert Flaherty’s long-lost film A Night of Storytelling (1935) captures the essence of Irish oral folklore. French-based Iranian filmmaker Arash Nassiri visualizes a conspiracy-driven monologue with a hallucinatory trip through the Paris catacombs in Darwin Darwah (2016). In Edward R. Feil’s The Inner World of Aphasia (1968) medical instructional film becomes a psychological horror film when a nurse becomes the patient.


    Friday, January 27, 2017 - 19:00