After Nature is a two-part programme of experimental animation focusing on work engaged with ideas of technology and the environment. Part One a selection of films respond to man-made waste, disasters and ecological catastrophe. Part Two explores ideas of landscape and technology, and the merging of the real and the virtual, with works combining CG animation, live action and found footage.
You, Me, Them presents ten films exploring disconnection and the limits of communication. Language and images can often be misleading and inadequate but when recontextualised, distorted or ruptured, we can sometimes glimpse what lurks behind the surface. Mixing rarely screened historical work with recent and brand new films, this diverse selection of experimental animation features a wide range of techniques including drawing, watercolour, CG and optical printing.
This Sunday, November 19, at 2:30 p.m, Barbara Hammer and Elisa Port, MD, Chief of breast cancer surgery at Mount Sinai, will be in discussion about medical imaging technologies and patient risk after a screen of three short films: Hammer’s Sanctus (1990, 19 mins. 16mm), an Oxford University tutorial taken with x-ray film called The Movement of the Joints by Cineradiography (1945, 15mins. DCP), and The Fall of the House of Usher (1928, 14 mins. 16mm) by Dr. James Sibley Watson, Jr. and Melville Webber.
With the films of Claudio Caldini (* 1952) and Pablo Marín (* 1982), both from Buenos Aires, the Filmmuseum presents two generations of Argentine avant-garde filmmaking, which began in the 1960s and has barely been noticed in this country. This cinema has strong references to the avant-garde traditions of the 1920s and the New American Cinema, but shows a great independence between the poles of the lyrical and the structural film.
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 (All day) to Thursday, November 16, 2017 (All day)
Found Footage Magazine is an independent semi-annual publication distributed worldwide and printed both in English and Spanish, offering theoretical, analytical and informative contents related to found footage filmmaking. Found Footage Magazine accommodates a selection of articles and sections aimed at promoting the culture of recycled cinema from different approaches: monographs, academic essays, interviews, opinion pieces, film reviews, film festival reports and profiles of media products related to the eclectic universe of found footage film-making.
The International Short Film Festival Oberhausen is now calling for entries to its 64th edition, which will take place from 3 to 8 May 2018. For the past six decades, Oberhausen has been one of the premier platforms worldwide for the short form. The festival his always on the lookout for new developments, whether technological or aesthetic, for new cinematographies and borderline areas of cinematic experience.
The idea behind Affinities or The Weight of Cinema derives from Goethe’s classic 1809 novel Elective Affinities. The project, playfully adapting Goethe’s artistic-scientific theory of attractions to the practice of exhibiting experimental cinema, is presented in person by filmmaker Kevin Jerome Everson and curator Greg de Cuir Jr, who serve as co-curators. Eight programs of international works of film and video art are arranged along various thematic lines that correspond to their shared interests and concerns.