Festivals

  • 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
  • MONO NO AWARE IX

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    MONO NO AWARE's annual exhibition is held to give open forum to work that, because of its transient nature, might not otherwise find a venue in a traditional movie theater, gallery or stage. Inherent in the work is a sense of connectivity and shared viewer experience. The curated program focuses on live projected elements as part of sculpture, installation and performance. This year's edition features expanded cinema, performance, live music, and installation with 15 works by 33 international artists in Brooklyn, NY. See the full programme here.

    Dates: 

    Friday, December 4, 2015 (All day) to Saturday, December 5, 2015 (All day)

    Venue: 

    LightSpace Studios - New York, United States
  • In Vino Veritas: Secrets of the Intoxicated Life

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    Drugs have been used to access the spiritual dimensions of existence in many cultures since the dawn of civilization.  Artists have likewise sought to escape the confines of the rational mind through the use of substances that expand the senses, alter perception, and suspend the repression of the conscious mind. And others, eager to subvert the conventions of a prevailing culture, have hoped to achieve liberation and even Enlightenment by modifying how they thought.  In Vino Veritas: Secrets of the Intoxicated Life will explore the heights and depths of consciousness to reveal truths inaccessible to the sober.

    Dates: 

    Saturday, November 21, 2015 - 20:00

    Venue: 

    The Sunview Luncheonette - New York, United States
  • L’Âge d’Or 2015

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    Belgian experimental film festival L’Âge d’Or comes back next October 3-10 with the second edition of its new run. 2015 celebrates the 50th anniversary of Super 8 and so for its second edition, the Âge d’Or festival has chosen to pay homage to the work of the fiercest advocates of this format, too often denigrated and considered ‘amateur’. A format however that has been, and sometimes still is, the terrain of innovative cinematic experiments, full of the constraints that only it can create.

    Dates: 

    Saturday, October 3, 2015 (All day) to Saturday, October 10, 2015 (All day)

    Venue: 

    Cinematek - Brussels, Belgium
  • Dobra Festival Internacional de Cinema Experimental

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    DOBRA 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: 

    Wednesday, September 2, 2015 (All day) to Friday, September 4, 2015 (All day)

    Venue: 

    Cine Joia - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • 1st edition - Ibrida pluri* festival

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    Presented by groop*index collective, this 1st edition of this hybrid and multidisciplinary festival will be happening during 2 days

    Our mandate is to gather structures and collectives under the same event to create new encounters and collaborations.

    Projections, audiovisual performances, multimedia installations, artist talks and an art fair.

    Dates: 

    Friday, July 17, 2015 - 19:30
    Saturday, July 18, 2015 - 19:30

    Venue: 

    Espace Notre-Dame - Montreal, Canada
  • Filmadrid 2015

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    Filmadrid International Film Festival (June 5-13, Madrid) is a newborn festival with the "determination to discover new paths in the landscape of contemporary cinematography". And as such, in its very first edition, presents a very strong commitment with experimental cinema. Eighteen works, feature and short films, will participate in the avant-garde competition, including pieces by Basma Alsharif, Laida LertxundiJuan Daniel F. Molero, Pablo Marín and Aura Satz, among others. Four 'guest programmes' complement the avant-garde section, featuring a series of animated non-fiction shorts curated by Elena Duque ('The missing image'); a programme curated by Albert Alcoz & Alberto Cabrera Bernal, filmmakers and editors of the Angular DVD label, who will also present its first release; a session dedicated to veteran filmmaker Adolpho Arrietta; and a series of works on the poems of Galician poet Xosé María Díaz Castro titled 'Proxecto Nimbos'. The Vanguardias Live section challenges several artists to create performative works in ways that they haven't thought of/worked with before; this edition will include performances by Juan Barrero, Lois Patiño and Salomé Lamas.

    Dates: 

    Friday, June 5, 2015 (All day) to Saturday, June 13, 2015 (All day)
  • (S8) 6th Mostra de Cinema Periférico

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    This year's edition of (S8) Mostra de Cinema Periférico (June 3-7, A Coruña, Spain) is focused on two main strands: on the one hand, a Ken Jacobs restrospective, including two Nervous Magic Lantern performances and a masterclass; on the other hand, a focus on Brazilian avant-garde cinema, including classic films as Mario Peixoto's Límite or others by proponents of the CInema Novo and Cinema Marginal movements such as Glauber Rocha, Nelson Pereira dos Santos and Rogério Sganzerla. The artistic duo Melissa Dullius and Gustavo Jahn (Distruktur) will present a selection of their works and a triple film performance using 16mm projectors. The Brazilian avant-garde section will also imnclude works by Duo Strangloscope, Gustavo Beck, Ana Vaz, Helder Martinovsky, Priscyla Bettim and Renato Coelho.

    Dates: 

    Wednesday, June 3, 2015 (All day) to Sunday, June 7, 2015 (All day)

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