Festivals

  • 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)
  • 25 FPS Festival

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    25 FPS Festival promotes independent and non-commercial films which innovatively explore the possibilities of cinematic language, narration and the medium itself, cross film types and genres and broaden the notion of film as art. It promotes expressive original concepts, progresses in terms of theme, idea and aesthetics, as well as works that perpetuate the tradition of avant-garde and experimental film. Main festival's sections are Competition program, Jury's Choice, Expanded Cinema, Reflexes, Kino 23.

    Dates: 

    Thursday, September 24, 2015 (All day)
    Friday, September 25, 2015 (All day)
    Saturday, September 26, 2015 (All day)
    Sunday, September 27, 2015 (All day)
    Monday, September 28, 2015 (All day)
  • Courtisane Festival 2015

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    Just two days more until the beginning of the 2015 Courtisane Festival (April 1-5, Ghent, Belgium). Now in its fourteenth year, the festival keeps a solid programme as ever with their 'Artists in focus' section, dedicated to Thom Andersen and Pedro Costa. Each filmmaker will be the protagonist of a series of different events including screenings of their work, masterclasses and carte blanches. 

    The festival will also present a selection of over 50 films from the L.A. Rebellion movement, including works by Charles Burnett, Haile Gerima, Larry Clark and Billy Woodberry. The Selection strand will feature films and videos by Basma Alsharif, Mary Helena Clark, Beatrice Gibson, Ernie Gehr, Morgan Fisher, Ute Aurand and Luke Fowler, among many others. 

    Dates: 

    Wednesday, April 1, 2015 (All day)
    Thursday, April 2, 2015 (All day)
    Friday, April 3, 2015 (All day)
    Saturday, April 4, 2015 (All day)
    Sunday, April 5, 2015 (All day)
  • Punto y Raya Academy 2015

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    Punto y Raya Academy 2015 is the first International Symposium devoted to abstract art in motion, that will be held from May 7th through 10th at La Casa Encendida in Madrid (Spain), with the participation of over 15 international guests, such as Józef Robakowski, Steven Woloshen, Robert Seidel and Sabrina Schmid, among others.

    The programme will feature several masterclasses by the guest artists, round tables, monographic screenings and various live performances.

    Dates: 

    Thursday, May 7, 2015 (All day)
    Friday, May 8, 2015 (All day)
    Saturday, May 9, 2015 (All day)
    Sunday, May 10, 2015 (All day)

    Venue: 

    La Casa Encendida - Madrid, España
  • Crossroads 2015

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    San Francisco Cinematheque announces Crossroads 2015 (April 10–12) at San Francisco's Victoria Theatre. Founded by filmmaker Bruce Baillie in 1961, San Francisco Cinematheque is an internationally recognized arts institution and the Bay Area’s premier venue for avant-garde/experimental, underground and personally expressive film and video work.

    Crossroads 2015 will present over sixty films, videos and performance works by over fifty filmmakers from around the world screened in nine feature-length programs. Highlights of this edition include a program of live performance cinema works by OJOBOCA, Allison Leigh Holt & Kadet Kuhne, Michael A. Morris and Kerry Laitala & Voicehandler; and screeening of the latest works, many of them premieres, by Scott Stark, Karissa Hahn, Stephen Broomer, Pablo Mazzolo, Paul Clipson, Luis Macías, Malena Szlam, Abigail Child, Basma Alsharif, Jean-Paul Kelly, Jeanne Liotta and Mike Stoltz, among many others.

    Dates: 

    Friday, April 10, 2015 (All day)
    Saturday, April 11, 2015 (All day)
    Sunday, April 12, 2015 (All day)

    Venue: 

    Victoria Theatre - San Francisco, United States
  • 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

    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

    Venue: 

    Victoria Theatre - San Francisco, United States

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