WUFF is an annual not-for-profit showcase for contemporary experimental film and video work from Winnipeg and around the world. Beyond our goal of bringing some of the best cinema to Winnipeg, the WUFF team is committed to making sure that all artists featured at our show are paid for their work, and to maintaining a platform that is accessible for everyone to enter. For the last several years, WUFF has received funding from the Manitoba Arts Council to help us make this happen. Unfortunately, WUFF did not receive this funding going into 2018, so we're looking to our community for some support!
Submissions for the 13th Montréal Underground Film Festival are now open! MUFF celebrates low-budget filmmaking and promotes those who challenge the constraints and conventions of mainstream Hollywood. Co-founded by Karina Mariano and Zoë Brown, MUFF has morphed into a collective of independent filmmakers, writers, teachers and cinephiles committed to seeking out edgy films bristling with a sense of creative freedom, energy and experimentation. Films in any way affiliated with a major motion picture studio, and “calling-card” films (that is, slick, thinly disguised shout-outs to the commercial industry), are ineligible.
Repeats every week 1 times. Also includes Tue Feb 27 2018.
VIDEOEX – International Experimental Film & Video Festival Zurich – is Switzerland’s only festival dedicated to experimental film and video.
Started in 1998, VIDEOEX presents a large variety of contemporary and experimental films and videos, retrospectives and thematic programs as well as live acts, installations, discussions and workshops. The festival includes an international competition, a Swiss competition and the presentation of works from a featured city.
Saturday, May 26, 2018 (All day) to Sunday, June 3, 2018 (All day)
Friday 15 December sees the opening of the exhibition FUTURE RESONANCE, at Spazio Ridotto in Venice, a collaboration between the Venetian organization Zuecca Projects and the contemporary art platform the PhotoPhore.
Friday, December 15, 2017 - 18:00 to Sunday, January 14, 2018 - 18:00
From 3 to 7 May, in conjunction with LUX (London) and the Robert Flaherty Film Seminar (New York), the Oberhausen Film Festival will hold the Oberhausen Seminar for the fifth time during the 64th festival edition.
"The apparatus as an eccentric performer within the film.”
FRACTO festival seeks to reflect upon the techno-attitude that directs film towards the demands of its apparatus, constantly floating as a supreme and fragmented perceptual eye. In this configuration perceptual contingency is ultimately conceived as a totalizing, post-organic point of view—seemingly seeking primarily itself—instead of folding in on specific meanings conveyed by a clear distance from medium.
Frans Zwartjes passed away on November 18, 2017. He was ninety years old.
Best known for his experimental shorts produced in the 1960s and 70s, Zwartjes was goth before there was such a thing (which the culture has since determinedly undermined). He was the first artist to unlock the potential of the selfie (which the culture has since determinedly undermined), and he was the precursor to the Fassbindian approach to "family" filmmaking (which the culture has since determinedly avoided). Susan Sontag called Zwartjes "the most important experimental filmmaker of his generation", and he has been either cited or ripped off whole-sale by a generation of artists and filmmakers since.