Looking back over a history of one hundred years, experimental cinema has rigorously challenged cinematic conventions. To reach beyond telling stories, artists and filmmakers examined the material conditions of their medium, such as light, motion, celluloid and, with the advent of television and video, electronic signals. This relationship with the technical device—whether a camera or a computer—revolutionized the creative process and opened ever new possibilities for critically reflecting the world we live in.
Friday, September 11, 2020 (All day) to Sunday, January 31, 2021 (All day)
The fifth edition of Abstracta, the international exhibition of abstract cinema, will take place next August 25-28 in the Isola Tiberina, Rome. During its evening screenings, the festival will present 54 short films in both competitive and non-competitive sections. This year's jury will be presided by Spanish filmmaker Javier Aguirre and comprised by Vanna Fadini (President of Link Campus University), Gerardo Lo Russo (Director of Accademia di Belle Arti di Roma), Pierluigi Raffaelli (Cofounder Cineteca Lucana), Gennaro Migliore (Cultural National responsible of S.E.L.), Saul Saguatti (filmmaker) and Anton Fuxjaeger (TFM, Universitaet Wien).