Festivals

  • CROSSROADS 2017

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    CROSSROADS 2017 is the eighth manifestation of our annual film festival to be held May 19–21, 2017 at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. CROSSROADS 2017 will showcase 60–70 new film/video works by emerging and established filmmakers, including performance and works of “live cinema.”

    Dates: 

    Friday, May 19, 2017 (All day) to Sunday, May 21, 2017 (All day)

    Venue: 

    San Francisco Museum of Modern Art - San Francisco, United States
  • In Time Film Festival 2017

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    Please join us on April 28, 2017 for the exciting premiere debut of the In Time Film Festival. A showcase of experimentation in moving image and audio based mediums. Placing a spotlight on avant-garde, art-house, independent and no/low budget student filmmaking that goes beyond expectations and genres. Student run, the In Time Film Festival is aiming to bring together the work and talent of the School of Visuals Arts’ MFA Photography, Video and New Media, MFA Art Practice and MFA Fine Arts programs. The program is open to the public.

    Dates: 

    Friday, April 28, 2017 - 20:00

    Venue: 

    SVA MFA Photo, Video and Related Media - New York, United States
  • Ibrida*Pluri Festival III

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    Ibrida*Pluri is dedicated to building new platforms of experimentation and presentation within untraditional and traditional settings. Our mandate is to gather structures and collectives under the same event to create new encounters and collaborations.

    This 3rd edition is a two-day festival co-produced by Eastern Bloc in collaboration with Sonya Stefan, Guillaume Vallée and Samuel Bobony. It includes screenings, audio-visual performances, multimedia installations and artist talks.

    Dates: 

    Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 19:00 to Friday, April 28, 2017 - 23:45

    Venue: 

    Eastern Bloc - Montreal, Canada
  • Courtisane Festival 2017

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    The 2017 edition of Courtisane Festival (March 29-April 2, Ghent, Belgium) will feature as 'Artists in focus' two very different as essential figures of German filmmaking: those of documentarian Peter Nestler and experimental filmmaker Ute Aurand.

    Dates: 

    Wednesday, March 29, 2017 (All day) to Sunday, April 2, 2017 (All day)
  • "Process" Experimental Film Festival 2017

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    Process is the first experimental film festival in the Baltics dedicated to experimental, analog filmmaking. Taking place on the 22nd to 25th of March in Riga, Latvia, the festival will provide a four day intensive programme, consisting of film screenings, talks, discussions, lectures and live expanded cinema performances. 

    Dates: 

    Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 17:00 to Saturday, March 25, 2017 - 00:00

    Venue: 

    Kino Bize - Riga, Latvia
  • Atrabilious - Amsterdam Experimental Film Fest 2017

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    For the third time in a row the Amsterdam Experimental Film Fest Atrabilious will take place in Filmhuis Cavia, Amsterdam. Atrabilious has in a short time managed to establish itself as a vanguard of new as well as established experimental filmmakers: a showcase of experimental film-video art of over 20 international artists. Over a period of two days more than 40 short films will be shown, including unique, never shown before material specially curated for Atrabilious.

    Dates: 

    Saturday, March 25, 2017 - 20:00 to Sunday, March 26, 2017 - 18:00

    Venue: 

    Filmhuis Cavia - Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • The Festival of (In)appropriation #9

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    Whether you call it collage, compilation, found footage, détournement, or recycled cinema, the incorporation of already existing media into new artworks is a practice that generates novel juxtapositions and new meanings and ideas, often in ways entirely unrelated to the intentions of the original makers.

    Dates: 

    Sunday, February 19, 2017 - 19:30

    Venue: 

    Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian - Los Angeles, United States
  • 2nd Taiwan International Cat Film Festival - Tapetum Lucidum 2017

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    The 2nd Taiwan International Cat Film Festival – Tapetum Lucidum 2017, curated by LIU Yung-Hao and LEE Ming-Yu, is the first cat film festival in Taiwan, and also the first cat film festival in Asia, which looks at cinema through cats. Cats are mysterious, elegant, friendly, and smart. Cats fascinate artists.

    Dates: 

    Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 13:00 to Saturday, January 21, 2017 - 19:00

    Venue: 

    The Cube Project Space - Taipei, Taiwan
  • Alternative Film/Video 2016

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    Alternative Film/Video Belgrade (Serbia) is an international festival for new film and video tendencies and one of the oldest manifestations of its kind in Europe. It was founded in 1982 by Miodrag Miloševic as an antidote to commercial film and video-making and to support unconventional practices while celebrating moving image cultures. Alternative
    Film/Video Belgrade is organized by and hosted at Academic Film Center in Belgrade, which was established in 1958 as a kino club and where many iconic filmmakers worked, including Tomislav Gotovac, Živojin Pavlovic, Radoslav Vladic, and others.

    Dates: 

    Wednesday, December 7, 2016 (All day) to Sunday, December 11, 2016 (All day)

    Venue: 

    Academic Film Center (Belgrade) - Novi Beograd, Serbia
  • PAF 2016: Film Labor

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    PAF - Festival of Film Animation's section Film Labor presents contemporary experimental productions and activities by filmmakers from so-called artist-run film labs (film laboratories run by the artists themselves). There are more than fifty such groups all over the world dealing with film, in the sense of working with film material. Thanks to the technological and institutional transformation of cinematographic infrastructure, independent artists may now use industrial equipment and instruments that were previously only available in institutions. The aim of the cycle is to reflect their activities, which significantly change the options for film production and are often referred to as “experimental film.” Film Labor will introduce artists from film labs in Grenoble, Barcelona and Berlin.

    Dates: 

    Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 17:00 to Sunday, December 4, 2016 - 20:00

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