Whether you call it collage, compilation, found footage, détournement, or recycled cinema, the incorporation of already existing media into new artworks is a practice that generates novel juxtapositions and new meanings and ideas, often in ways entirely unrelated to the intentions of the original makers.
On the eve of the 9th edition of the Festival of (In)appropriation, Los Angeles Filmforum is thrilled to present this intimate prelude, featuring works by three stalwarts of the found-footage filmmaking universe. Orbiting at the upper reaches of the avant-docu-sphere, the works of Tony Gault, Roger Beebe, and Elizabeth Henry offer remarkable explorations of creation and destruction, desire and loss, land and spirit.
Richard Martin is a filmmaker from Vancouver Canada. At 19 he began directing and editing documentary films at the National Film Board of Canada. He was inspired by the West Coast film scene of Dave Rimmer and Al Razutis and began his own explorations in cinema. "Diminished", produced in 1979 won Honorable Mention at the 9th Northwest Film Festival and screened at Ann Arbor.
Saturday, March 18, 2017 - 17:00 to Sunday, March 19, 2017 - 16:55
We're thrilled to present a rare screening of the visual diaries of the renowned American independent filmmaker George Kuchar, bringing together his series of films known as the Weather Diaries for the first time in the UK. Greetings from Boulder, an earlier tape from one of Kuchar’s reflective vacations in Colorado, will also be screened alongside the Diaries. The programme will be introduced via Skype by Professor Scott MacDonald, one of the leading academics in the field of experimental film.
EXPERIMENTO, 4th Creative Residency of experimental video will be held between 11 to 16 of April, 2017 in Colliguay, region of Valparaíso, Chile, under the framework of PROCESO DE ERROR, 4th International Festival of Experimental Video. The organization of the convocatory is made by INVE, Plataforma Experimental de Artes and financed by Fondo de Fomento Audiovisual del Consejo Nacional de la Cultura y las Artes, Convocatoria 2017.
This series examines the work of a group of American artists who approached film through independently-produced, frame-by-frame animations in the 1970s and 80s. Made primarily by artists with no formal animation training, the selection of films in this programme incorporates autobiography, visual fantasy, abstraction, medium specificity and biting satire. Several works were broadcast at the time and others distributed on home video, affording these artists a level of success and reach beyond that which other artist-filmmakers of their era could attain.
FILMADRID International Film Festival promotes and exhibits a type of film production based on authorship, proposing a space for dialog on contemporary film and its formal and esthetic approaches. FILMADRID International Film Festival was born with the determination to discover new paths in the landscape of contemporary cinematography, focusing on the promotion and exhibition of authorship in films.