Every year, Art Cinema OFFoff organises its own Mass where experimental film and music are worshipped. The 'Nacht van de Experimentele Film' 2017 will take place in the Sint-Autbertus church, part of the Monasterium (Monastery) PoortAckere in the Oude Houtlei. B.A.A.D.M. (a music label from Ghent managed by graphic designers Joris Verdoodt and Mathieu Serruys) and film curator Sofie Verdoodt collaborated to put together the programme. Blasphemous iconoclasts and trance filmmakers from the American avant-garde are accompanied by brand new soundtracks by promising talent from the experimental music scene. Séances and installations complement the programme.
Friday, May 5, 2017 - 20:00 to Saturday, May 6, 2017 - 03:00
For the final screening of this series showcasing contemporary underground and experimental films we will be presenting the world premiere of Pazúcus: Island of Vomit and Despair, by Brazilian director Gurcius Gewdner!
Josephine Massarella is an independent filmmaker based in Hamilton. Her award winning shorts have screened world-wide. Her previous films include No End; Light Study; Night Stream; Green Dream; Interference; No5 Reversal; and One Woman Waiting. She is working on her latest 16mm film, Untitled. Josephine has a Master of Arts – Integrated Studies in Cultural Studies from Athabasca University, a graduate certificate in Advanced Film and Television from Sheridan College, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in film at the University of British Columbia. Josephine also teaches cinema studies.
Olivia Boudreau’s videos, films, and performance works inspire reflections on the experience of time and the act of perception. The Montreal-based artist carefully choreographs precise shots of long duration in works such as L’étuve (2011), where a group of women appear and disappear as dense vaporous clouds slowly fill a steam room. Her more recent works, including Femme allongée (2014), make use of narrative structure and editing. A woman draped in a white sheet lies immobile on a table.
Please join us for the grand re-opening of LaborBerlin! After the success of our crowdfunding campaign FILM AIN’T DEAD we want to share with you the fruit of our collective efforts. We will also introduce our collaborative project REMI with films by our partner labs Filmwerkplaats (NL) and Mire (FR). Have some food and drinks, take a tour, have a look at our wonderful new facilities, watch films or just hang out with us and have a good time!
In the early 1970s, Dutch filmmaker Barbara Meter co-founded the Electric Cinema, to present and produce independent and avant-garde film. She made fiction films, political documentaries, and then moved to avant-garde film, pushing the medium forward with her unique way of repurposing documents and audio recordings, and with an innovative, masterful application of optical printing techniques. Meter manipulates the images and reworks found sounds to find and create a personal expressive mode. With film prints lovingly restored by the EYE Filmmuseum in Amsterdam, FOUND SOUNDS is the first comprehensive retrospective of Barbara Meter’s avant-garde films in the United States.
Organized and introduced by guest curator Mónica Savirón.
We are glad to announce that we are now accepting submissions for the next edition of Les Inattendus Film Festival, that will take place from February 9th to 17th 2018 in Lyon, FRANCE.
For this 11th edition, the ambition remains the same : to explore the richness and diversity of cinematic works in showing fiercely singular, challenging and aesthetically audacious films that radically contrast with conventional filmmaking standards.