Festivals

  • 18th Paris Festival for Different and Experimental Cinemas

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    The 18th edition of the Paris Festival for Different and Experimental Cinemas presents six competitive programs and a series of peripheral events around the theme "Humor & Facéties".The surrealists used to find their daily inspiration in cinema, although not in the serious productions, but more in burlesque films or in extravagant serials. This explains the strong presence of the extraordinary and rip-roaring dimensions in avant-garde films. Many experimental filmmakers after them kept and nourished this taste for humour. For this year's edition, we invite our audience to discover this domain -the less austere of the vast world of creation- through different focus events.

    Dates: 

    Tuesday, October 4, 2016 (All day) to Sunday, October 16, 2016 (All day)
  • II Dobra - International Experimental Film Festival

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    Dobra claims itself as a space of resistance which  states itself as a space of resistance that wants to share with the audience a micro-perception, going in the opposite direction of the cliches that large corporate media and mass communication logic impose. Vanishing lines to what Peter Pál Pelbart calls beast life, and what we might call the beast perception. To welcome these smaller perceptions that turn aside the pre-set movements that reject any desire to completeness or whole orders.

    Dates: 

    Thursday, September 1, 2016 (All day) to Sunday, September 4, 2016 (All day)

    Venue: 

    Cinemateca do Rio de Janeiro - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • AVANT 2016 - So Is This

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    The 13th edition of AVANT is a tribute to Michael Snow’s film So Is This. A film that consists only of text and challenges the idea that film, or language, refers to a surrounding world. This, in So Is This is simply the event that unfolds when the film takes place.

    Besides Michael Snow (Canada) the filmmakers Els van Riel (Belgium), Esther Urlus (Netherlands) and Elke Groen (Austria) are invited. All three deals with film as an event and with the material specificity of film; van Riel with time, Urlus with the materiality of film colour, and Groen with the actual memory of the film material.

    Dates: 

    Friday, September 23, 2016 (All day) to Saturday, September 24, 2016 (All day)
  • Syros Int'l Film Festival 2016

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    Founded in 2013, the Syros Int'l Film Festival (Syros, Greece) showcases a wide spectrum of cinema in traditional and re-purposed island sites. Located in the middle of the Aegean summer, removed from the usual demands and hierarchies of the film industry, SIFF embeds events, styles and programs—experimental and narrative, recent and retrospective, Greek and international, workshops and expanded cinema performance—into its unique setting.

    Dates: 

    Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 13:00 to Monday, August 1, 2016 - 22:00
  • Black Box @ 70th Edinburgh International Film Festival

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    Black Box is the regular experimental strand at Edinburgh International Film Festival, curated by Kim Knowles. It comprises four shorts programmes dealing with the body and technology, journeys and discoveries, ritual and transformation, and matters of the environment, and two feature films. In the context of the Festival’s 70th anniversary, Black Box revisits the 1970s with two retrospective screenings and a special event celebrating one of the most important periods in the history of the Festival.

    Dates: 

    Monday, June 20, 2016 (All day) to Sunday, June 26, 2016 (All day)

    Venue: 

    Edinburgh Filmhouse - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • 7th (S8) Mostra de Cinema Periférico: New Impressionists

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    (S8) Mostra de Cinema Periférico celebrates its seventh edition in A Coruña from June 1 to 5. This time the festival will hold a special edition under the tilte of "New Impressionists", bringing together both emergent and veteran filmmakers whose work engages the experimentation with light and its pictorial qualities. Probing the limits of sensory perception and subjectivity, this group of filmmakers has signed some of the most visually stimulating works made in recent years. This is the case of Canadian filmmaker Stephen Broomer that will present a fine selection of his 16mm works. Films in which the colors and textures evoke the work of the original Impressionists, and in which the author uses fast sweeps, collisions and movements that challenge the eye, and make imagine the filmmaker operating the camera as if you ran a box light with the ways of action painting.

    Dates: 

    Wednesday, June 1, 2016 (All day) to Sunday, June 5, 2016 (All day)
  • Art of the Real 2016

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    The Film Society of Lincoln Center's annual nonfiction showcase, founded on the most expansive possible view of documentary film, returns with new work from around the world and in a variety of genres. This year’s festival includes a retrospective of a titan of the avant-garde film world, Bruce Baillie; New York premieres of new films by Roberto Minervini, Ben Rivers, José Luis Guerín, and Thom Andersen; as well as the usual eclectic, globe-spanning host of discoveries by artists who are reenvisioning the relationship between cinema and reality. With many filmmakers appearing in-person with their work, Art of the Real continues to be one of the essential showcases for boundary-pushing nonfiction film.

    Dates: 

    Friday, April 8, 2016 (All day) to Thursday, April 21, 2016 (All day)

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  • Crossroads 2016

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    Founded by filmmaker Bruce Baillie in 1961, San Francisco Cinematheque is the Bay Area’s premier venue for avant-garde/experimental, underground and personally expressive film, video and performance cinema. CROSSROADS, now in its seventh year, is Cinematheque’s annual film festival, curated by Artistic Director Steve Polta. Running April 1–3 at the historic Victoria Theatre located in San Francisco’s Mission District, CROSSROADS 2016 will present 75 films, videos and performance works by 71 filmmakers from around the world, screened over 9 programs.

    Dates: 

    Friday, April 1, 2016 (All day) to Sunday, April 3, 2016 (All day)

    Venue: 

    Victoria Theatre - San Francisco, Estados Unidos
  • Alchemy Film & Moving Image Festival 2016

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    The 2016 Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival programme has launched! Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival is Scotland’s international festival of experimental film and artists’ moving image. Taking place from 14th to 17th April, the 4-day festival is held in the ex-industrial mill town of Hawick in the Scottish Borders region of Scotland. Alchemy is one of the UK’s only festivals dedicated to experimental and artists’ film, and draws an international crowd of filmmakers and fans of the genre.

    This year’s theme is the ‘Altered State’ including notions of transcendence, political transition and material change, mental or spiritual transformation, and excavations of contemporary counterculture. Peruse http://www.alchemyfilmfestival.org.uk/2016/2016-programme/ for the full details on this year’s leading features, installations, short films and everything else in-between.

    Dates: 

    Thursday, April 14, 2016 (All day) to Sunday, April 17, 2016 (All day)
  • Ibrida*Pluri Festival II

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    groop*index is more than happy to present the 2nd edition of the pluridisciplinary festival Ibrida*Pluri, which will be happening at Eastern Bloc (event's co-producer) April 21-22-23 2016.

    Evenings are composed of one screening and three audiovisual performances. For this occasion, the audiovisual performances are going to be the result of new collaborative pieces between sound and visual artists.

    Dates: 

    Thursday, April 21, 2016 (All day) to Saturday, April 23, 2016 (All day)

    Venue: 

    Eastern Bloc - Montreal, Canada

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