Avanti Film Discourse is happy to invite you to its second screening, featuring a fine selection of classical experimental films, as well as contemporary works. The topic of this edition: parallel lines.
Parallels never meet, they go alongside without direct interchange. Nevertheless, there is visibility, observation of each other, which, one can argue, is enough to produce an influence, even change. Like the parallel montage technique, two story lines, which don't interfere, build a new meaning through their alignment. So this topic is a lot about indirect influence and power.
Once again after four successful editions, LaborBerlin presents Diffraktion, its annual showcase of new works on film by its members and friends. This year, Diffraktion is very excited to welcome guest programmer Koyo Yamashita who is presenting a selection of Japanese experimental films made between 1975 and 1980. The program provides a glance into one of the most fruitful periods in independent Japanese cinema. With works rarely screened in Germany, it also serves as a unique opportunity to experience one of Japan’s most unruly and idiosyncratic artistic scenes. Koyo Yashamita is the artistic director of the Image Forum Festival and programmer of Image Forum, one of Tokyo’s best-known independent cinemas. He joins us after taking part in the Jury for the Tiger Awards Competition for Short films at the Rotterdam Film Festival.
A new screening of experimental film is coming to Berlin! The topic of the current edition: conceptual love. The notion of love as opposed to its practice or, is the idea of love more than love itself?
The event will feature screenings of classic experimental films, as well as contemporary works. It aims to create a discourse around the topic and its past and present understanding through the medium.