Festivals

  • 53rd Ann Arbor Film Festival

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    Ann Arbor Film Festival, the oldest festival dedicated to experimental film & video, returns next week in its 53rd edition, with a programme of over 200 films, videos and live performances. During the week-long festival (March 24th - 29th), its attendants will be able to enjoy retrospective screenings dedicated to the work of Tacita Dean (UK) and Wojciech Bakowski (Poland), as well as the two-programme selection titled Computer Age: Early Computer Movies 1952–1987, curated by Gregory Zinman and Leo Goldsmith. The festival will also feature new works by Kevin Jerome Everson, Mike Hoolboom, Sergei Loznitsa, Jennifer ReederTomonari Nishikawa, Shambhavi Kaul, Barbara Sternberg, Stephen Connolly, Robert Todd, Peggy Ahwesh and Anja Dornieden and Juan David González Monroy, among many others.

    Dates: 

    Tuesday, March 24, 2015 (All day)
    Wednesday, March 25, 2015 (All day)
    Thursday, March 26, 2015 (All day)
    Friday, March 27, 2015 (All day)
    Saturday, March 28, 2015 (All day)
    Sunday, March 29, 2015 (All day)

    Venue: 

    Michigan Theater - Ann Arbor , United States
  • CROSSROADS 2015, program 8: haunted house: a catalog of the small and ecstatic

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    In Person: Karissa Hahn; OJOBOCA and Malena Szlam

    SCREENING:
    - MEANWHILE AT THE MOON HOTEL (2014) by Jessie Stead; digital video, color, sound, 16 minutes, from the maker bay area premiere
    —A reverie in 10 overlapping Meanwhiles in a downloaded lunar hotel. (Jessie Stead)

    Dates: 

    Sunday, April 12, 2015 - 18:00 to Monday, April 13, 2015 - 17:55

    Venue: 

    Victoria Theatre - San Francisco, United States
  • CROSSROADS 2015, program 6: listen to the warm

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    - LATE (2014) by Matt Whitman; Super 8mm, color, silent, 3 minutes, from the maker world premiere
    —The origin of this film is a 30-second low-quality video, shot spontaneously on a mobile phone. When the video’s subject died suddenly a few weeks after the footage was taken, it became precious as the last moving image containing their likeness. (Matt Whitman)

    Dates: 

    Sunday, April 12, 2015 - 13:00 to Monday, April 13, 2015 - 12:55

    Venue: 

    Victoria Theatre - San Francisco, United States
  • CROSSROADS 2015, program 2: Paul Clipson and Grouper: Hypnosis Display

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    In Person: Paul Clipson and Grouper

    SCREENING:

    - Hypnosis Display (2014) by Paul Clipson and Grouper; 16mm, color, sound, 75 minutes, from the maker bay area premiere

    Exploring impressionistic, emotional and sensory environments found within the vast natural and urban landscapes of America. Neither image nor sound takes precedence: the two interact and combine preserving a raw sense of the discovery that field recordings and in-camera edited film rushes often yield. Hypnosis Display was commissioned by Opera North Projects. (Paul Clipson/Liz Harris)

    Dates: 

    Friday, April 10, 2015 - 21:30

    Venue: 

    Victoria Theatre - San Francisco, United States
  • Gowanathon III: Gowanus Experimental Film Fest

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    Curated by Michael Woods & featuring a program by Mono no aware the Gowanus Experimental Filmfest (April 3 – 5) will consist  of three screenings “Mono No Aware Spring Mix 2015″, “Gowanus Underground” & “Brooklyn Zoo” featuring the work of: Bobby Abate, Michelle Chu, Sarah Dahnke, Jimmy Ferguson, Lorenzo Gattorna, Steve Girard, Jason Halprin, Nick Heppding, Bryn Jackson, Josh Lewis, Simon Liu, Keith Miller, Michael Robinson, Margaret Rorison, Joel Schlemowitz, Cassandra Sechler, MM Serra, Jessie Stead, Mark Street and many others.

    Dates: 

    Friday, April 3, 2015 (All day)
    Saturday, April 4, 2015 (All day)
    Sunday, April 5, 2015 (All day)

    Venue: 

    Gowanus Arts - New York, United States
  • L’Âge d’or 2014

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    Belgian experimental film festival L’Âge d’or 'returns' to Brussels on October 8-14. 'Reviving the spirit' of the EXPRMNTL festival will present twenty-three films in competition as well as programmes dedicated to and with the presence of Birgit Hein (president of the jury), Gustav Deutsch (who will also deliver a masterclass), Friedl vom Gröller, Matthias Müller and Christoph Girardet, Robert Todd and John Smith. Mark Webber, editor of the recently published anthology of writings by Gregory Markopoulos will introduce two programmes of his works with new prints. The festival will also pay homage to Stephen Dwoskin and Adolfas Mekas and present curated programmes dedicated to the Italian avant-garde, and a double selection of “ethnographic poems”, with works by Raymonde Carasco and Robert Gardner

    The festival's brochure, including the complete programme, can be downloaded here.

    Dates: 

    Wednesday, October 8, 2014 (All day)
    Thursday, October 9, 2014 (All day)
    Friday, October 10, 2014 (All day)
    Saturday, October 11, 2014 (All day)
    Sunday, October 12, 2014 (All day)
    Monday, October 13, 2014 (All day)
    Tuesday, October 14, 2014 (All day)

    Venue: 

    Cinematek - Brussels, Belgium
  • FNC Lab 2014

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    The Festival du nouveau cinéma is pleased and excited to reveal its FNC Lab program of performances for its 43rd edition. The Lab engages in the exploration of experimental, extended and multidisciplinary cinematic forms. Events occur at the intersection of the arts and other forms of creative expression: activities in theaters and elsewhere, online and off the beaten path, sparking invaluable moments of connection between artists and the public.

    For more informations : http://nouveaucinema.ca/#/2014/performances

    Dates: 

    Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 19:00 to Friday, October 17, 2014 - 21:30

    Venue: 

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