Courtisane Festival 2011

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Courtisane festival logoThe Courtisane Film Festival celebrates its tenth anniversary. From March 30 to April 3, the festival of the Belgian city of Ghent is preparing a programme focusing on works radical both on the discourse and cinematographically.

The section 'Artist in focus' has three protagonists this year: Sylvain George, Robert Fenz and Robert Beavers. Each one of them will present a selection of their own filmography and curate a programme of films by other filmmakers that have been an influence in their work. There will be also two performances of film and music with the collaborations of Sylvain George & William Parker (31 March, Vooruit) and Robert Fenz & Wadada Leo Smith (1 April, Vooruit).

The festival opens with the premiere of disorient by Florence Aigner and Laurent Van Lancker in an 'expanded' performance version in collaboration with Sébastien Koeppel and Laszlo Umbreit. Additionally, several masterclasses and workshops, as well as a Martin Arnold installation with this pieces Shadow Cuts and Soft Palate.