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  • BUNGALOW by Alex MacKenzie

    Iris Film Collective is pleased to present the inaugural installation of IN HOUSE, a year-long series of film and light installation at the Falaise Fieldhouse (3434 Falaise Avenue, Vancouver BC, Canada) by Collective members.

    BUNGALOW is a site-specific installation by Alex MacKenzie on view every evening from 6-9pm at the Fieldhouse from February 13 through the 26th, 2017.


    Monday, February 13, 2017 (All day) to Sunday, February 26, 2017 (All day)


  • Xcèntric: A bitter well and an orchard of pomegranates - 'Lacrima Christi' by Teo Hernández

    Lacrima Christi is the longest of the over 150 films made by the Mexican filmmaker resident in Paris, Teo Hernández. Part three of a tetralogy devoted to Christ’s Passion, Lacrima Christi is an exploration of the transfer between desire and myth that takes as its starting point a series of objects found in the flea market of Belleville.


    Sunday, January 29, 2017 - 18:30


  • Werner Nekes (1944-2017)

    Werner Nekes, one of Germany's top experimental artists died last January 22, aged 72 in his home.

    Nekes was particularly active as an experimental filmmaker during the late 60s and 70s. His films screened world-wide and were honored wiith a multitude of prizes and awards. At the same time he became more and more entangled in a growing passion of collecting pre-cinema optical devices ultimately ending up as a preeminent collector who frequently used these devices in his later essay-style films.


  • OFFoff Cinema: Precipitation Mechanism

    Art Cinema OFFoff presents a unique screening of Asian experimental films in Belgium.

    In a two-part evening, the history of experimental film in Korea since the 1960s will be shown, alongside several contemporary creations from Asia. Together, the two programs explore the relations between the historical avant-gardes and their lasting influences on contemporary work, despite important social and political changes. Next to specific works, there's attention for pioneering groups that make up the Korean underground.


    Monday, February 6, 2017 - 20:00 to Tuesday, February 7, 2017 - 19:55


    OFFoff Cinema - Ghent, Belgium
  • Troubling the Image: Tales of Sound and Vision

    The five-program series "Troubling the Image: New + Restored Experimental Cinema" features an eclectic and wide-ranging group of works that celebrate the vibrancy of experimental and almost-experimental cinema from near and far, now and then.

    Directly and obliquely, narratives are enacted, told, sung, and implied. Keewatin Dewdney’s Wildwood Flower (1971) is a simple, lovely imagining of the Carter Family’s eponymous song. Lois Patiño’s ghost-like smugglers haunt a phantasmagorical Portuguese mountain region in the cryptic Night without Distance (2015). Robert Flaherty’s long-lost film A Night of Storytelling (1935) captures the essence of Irish oral folklore. French-based Iranian filmmaker Arash Nassiri visualizes a conspiracy-driven monologue with a hallucinatory trip through the Paris catacombs in Darwin Darwah (2016). In Edward R. Feil’s The Inner World of Aphasia (1968) medical instructional film becomes a psychological horror film when a nurse becomes the patient.


    Friday, January 27, 2017 - 19:00 to Saturday, January 28, 2017 - 18:55


    Logan Center for the Arts - Chicago, Estados Unidos
  • Xcèntric: Things of my life: the ethnographic cinema of Chick Strand

    Chick Strand, joint founder with Bruce Baillie of the Canyon Cinema cooperative in 1961, was a pioneering filmmaker with her poetic combination of documentary elements and experimental techniques. In the course of her 30-year career, she made several summer trips to Mexico, during which she made the ethnographic films that make up this session, some of the most important of the avant-garde cinema.


    Sunday, January 22, 2017 - 18:30


  • Diametrale. Experimental Film Festival Call for Entries

    Diametrale. Experimental Film Festival
    April 8th, 2017
    in Innsbruck/Austria

    Call for Submission! Deadline: March 2nd, 2017.

    The Diametrale is the first film festival in Austria, which only shows independent experimental films. The selected movies break with conventional rules of film making and aesthetic norms. The film festival addresses national and international movie makers. The film event will take place in the movie theater Leokino. Therefore, we can screen for 200 visitors in classical cinema atmosphere.


    Thursday, March 2, 2017 (All day)


    Leokino Innsbruck - Innsbruck, Austria