Experimenta, the avant-garde and experimental films strand of the London Film Festival returns in its 2012 edition (October 19th-21st) with the biggest and broadest programme to date. The main protagonist of the section curated by Mark Webber with assistance from Shama Khanna, is the presentation in Europe of Peter Kubelka's latest work Antiphon (2012), as part of his lecture Monument Film. Kubelka will also be the protagonist of a full retrospective of his work, and of Martina Kudlácek's latest documentary film Fragments of Kubelka (2012).
The festival opens with the screening of a newly-restored print of Isidore Isou's masterpiece Traité de bave et d'éternité (1951), and will present as always, a selection of the most recent experimental works including the latest films and videos by Nathaniel Dorsky, Jerome Hiler, Luke Fowler, Mati Diop, Beatrice Gibson, Ben Rivers, Laida Lertxundi,... Experimenta will also present present several screenings the precious week coinciding with the Frieze Art Fair, from 10-13 October.
The 56th BFI London Film Festival 10-25 October 2012
The BFI London Film Festival will present its annual survey of avant-garde and artists’ film & video in October 2012.
Eligible works must have been made within the last two years and should receive their UK theatrical premiere in the festival. Recent archival restorations may also be considered. The final deadlines for receipt of entries are 22 June 2012 (short films) and 6 July 2012 (features).
If you would like your work to be considered for the programme, complete the appropriate online form and send preview copies, or email details of works in progress, as soon as possible. Label all preview materials clearly “for the attention of Mark Webber”. Please note that there is no entry fee for works made in the UK or by UK artists.
Experimenta Weekend, the avant-garde and experimental films strand of the London Film Festival returns once again on October 21-23. Curated by Mark Webber, together with Adam Pugh and Marina Ribera, this year's edition includes highlights such as Jonas Mekas' Sleepless Night Stories, and his correspondence with Spanish filmmaker José Luis Guerín, sessions dedicated to Portuguese filmmaker Gabriel Abrantes and Chick Strand, with newly restored prints of classics such as Loose ends and Cartoon le Mousse.
As in previous years, the section presents a selection of the most recent experimental works, including the latest films and videos by Nathaniel Dorsky (The return), Ben Rivers (Sack Barrow and Two years at sea), James Benning (Twenty cigarettes) and Phil Solomon (American Falls), who is also the protagonist of 'Feel flows', a partial retrospective at Tate Modern.
As each year the London Film Festival features their Experimenta Weekend, dedicated to 'artists' film & video'. Curated by Mark Webber with assistance from Melissa Gronlund, the event will feature eight programmes of film and video with the latest work of artists such as Nathaniel Dorsky, Peter Tscherkassky, Ben Rivers or Miranda Pennell. Filmmakers Emily Richardson and Martin Arnold will present their new works as two installations that will be running during the whole weekend. Lewis Klahr and David Gatten will be the protagonists of several special events including a workshop by the American re-animator on 'Narrative collage'.
Compared to previous years' editions, the 53rd London Film Festival's avant-garde and experimental film section Experimenta 'opens up', offering this year a wide selection of feature and short films emphasizing the 'avant-garde' versus the 'experimental' strand. Nevertheless, the Experimenta section offers this year the possibility to watch wonderful films such as the restored new prints of Hollis Frampton's Hapax Legomena, the 13th part in Gustav Deutsch's series FILM IST, A girl and a gun, and other works by Mara Mattuschka & Chris Haring, Ken Jacobs, David Gatten, Matthias Müller & Christoph Giradet, Laida Lertxundi and Jim Trainor among others.
Filter India invites submissions for the 6th edition of EXPERIMENTA – the international festival for experimental cinema in India.
EXPERIMENTA 2009 seeks films/videos that challenge popular and conventional modes of cinema. Abstract to obscure compositions from any genre produced on the margins of contemporary screen-culture are welcome. Innovative, cutting edge and non-traditional work that attempts to aesthetically extend the parameters of the mediums of film and video is encouraged.
The (London Film) festival’s annual celebration of artists’ film and video will take place on 25-26 October 2008, presenting a diverse selection of international work in eight screenings that open a window onto a wide range of creativity.
This year’s selection includes special programmes devoted to the work of Nathaniel Dorsky, Alina Rudnitskaya, Ben Rivers and Michel Auder. Films by the radical French theorist Guy Debord will be shown in new 35mm prints. New approaches to documentary and ethnography recur throughout the weekend, which presents established and emerging artists in a curated survey of innovation in the moving image. Several makers will be present to discuss their work and two continuous installations will be shown in the BFI Southbank Studio.
Curated by Mark Webber for The Times BFI 52nd London Film Festival.
This year's edition of the London Film Festival brings us again its Avant garde Weekend, Experimenta. During the last weekend of October we'll be able to see several film programmes, curated by Mark Webber, on themes such as identity, poetic perception of nature and the revisitation of the past. Highlights include a new works by Ken Jacobs, Peter Hutton and Robert Beavers, newly restored versions of Carolee Schneemann's films Fuses and Kitch’s Last Meal and a practical workshop with David Gatten 'on the use of text in 16mm filmmaking'.
The 50th London Film Festival will present this year its fourth Experimenta Avant-Garde Weekend, from October 28 to 30. The event will center on the works of Jack Smith with the screening of Mary Jordan's docoumentary Jack Smith & The Destruction Of Atlantis, and Kenneth Anger, who will present his recently restored films.
Other highlights include new films by Nathaniel Dorsky, Phil Solomon, Ken Jacobs and Matthias Müller; the screening of restored prints of Jodorowsky's La montaña sagrada and Vittorio de Seta's documentary shorts.