We are excited to announce the fifth edition of Transient Visions: Festival of the Moving Image, which will take place on October 20 & 21, 2017 at Spool Contemporary Art Space, an artist-run alternative space in Johnson City, NY. We now look for submissions of short films and videos (less than 20 min.) produced in 2016 or 2017, from emerging and established artists/filmmakers across the globe.
A maestro of startling documentary reinvention, Brazilian artist Kika Nicolela, part-time community saviour and veteran of internationalist fringe movie showcases, returns to Toronto to present three of her most prescient encounters. At each turn she finds a way to shine a light onto forgotten faces, the lives of trans women, and the indomitable Marquise of Santos, a larger-than-life figure who courted controversy and royal privilege.
Directors Lounge Screening Dagie Brundert: Ode an Sommer
Berlin's cultural scene would not be the same, if filmmaker Dagie Brundert was not there. The artist started off in the 90's with some female colleagues as FBI, Freie Berliner Ischen. With ironic and unconventional films they challenged established and artsy art forms, skewed films spiced up with resonances of Camp and Beat, as it reverberated in some young circles in the first decade after the breakdown of the wall. Since then, Brundert stuck to her guns of Super-8 filmmaking with admirable creative productivity. She records everyday occurrences, the obvious things on sight and the things offside, however always dispersing a positive message.
The third edition of Filmadrid (June 8-17, Madrid, Spain) will screen over a hundred recent works, 47 of them in competition on the Official and Vanguardias (avant-garde) strands. Among this year's highlights, there will be a focus on the work of American artist Deborah Stratman, as well as the exhibition I Sing and I Celebrate dedicated to the figure of Jonas Mekas, who will also be present during the festival.
Thursday, June 8, 2017 (All day) to Saturday, June 17, 2017 (All day)
This selection of extremely rare short films, including Il Mostro Verde, which features Merz’s Living Sculpture, reveals the exciting, eclectic collaborations among painters, poets, directors, and theater actors in 1960s Italy. Films by Tonino De Bernardi and Paolo Menzio and artists such as Ugo Nespolo and Luca Maria Patella highlight an adventurous underground cinema influenced by Arte Povera in Turin, the experimental films of Cooperative Cinema Indipendente in Rome, and the American avant-garde and independent film scene.