The cinema is a magical place. In 1975, Roland Barthes mused aboutce noir du cinémaas simultaneously hypnotic and fixative, fascinating and liberating. Sometimes, experimental films seek out the slumber that is distinctive of cinema, then again, they oppose it, celebrate alienation, break through the fourth wall and appeal to the awake spectator, leaving behind familiar film forms, good taste and cultural patterns.
This innovative collection plays in the gray, showcasing works on the cusp of multiple genres. Beyond mere documentary, these works astutely blend aspects of narrative, animation, comedy, or the avant-garde into markedly nontraditional frameworks.
- All Inclusive (Corina Schwingruber Ilić, 2018, Switzerland, 10:00 minutes) Under the spell of mass entertainment on the high seas.
Engauge, an experimental film festival based in Seattle, WA, and now in its second year, invites you to submit your work originating on film. Engauge was founded to highlight and augment the Lightpress Grants. Offered twice yearly by our primary sponsor, the Interbay Cinema Society, Lightpress Grants help filmmakers with the funding to professionally digitize their films. In keeping with our mission, “Engauge” will consider only films that began on celluloid.
The Moving Image Salon is a monthly gathering in London for artists working in the fields of moving image and experimental filmmaking. It is intended as a relaxed and open space for conversation and exchange about contemporary moving image practices, a networking event and critical forum.
Working with new definitions of experimental film, writing, and dance from September 20 to September 29, 2018, Counterpath is excited to present year 3 of The Unseen Festival, exploring notions of the resistant, the excluded, and the unacknowledged.