In 1949, the peaceful seaside resort of Knokke Le Zoute in Belgium staged an ambitious avant-garde film movement. Organized by the Royal Belgian Film Archive, the Experimental Film Festival “EXPRMNTL” drew worldwide cultural attention, with a prestigious prize awarded with the financial help of a local casino. Until its final edition in 1974, the festival was only held five times.
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.
10 years of Visual Music Award - we are looking forward to your participation!
Visual Music Award 2017 (works) The Visual Music Award (VMA) is a creative competition for visualisations of music and sound, audiovisual works and musical animations. Visuals are composed based on music and submitted as one unique synaesthetic piece of art. The music genre ranges from classical music to hiphop, electro, minimal and many more. Thereby eye music is created - "you can see the music and hear the visuals".
Special On Angela Ricci Lucchi & Yervant Gianikian: - Yervant Gianikian and Angela Ricci Lucchi: Archive, Technology and Body, by Paula Arantzazu Ruiz
The work of Yervant Gianikian and Angela Ricci Lucchi is a cinema of catalogue, a cinema that displays previously archived images and shapes an enormous inventory of 20th history century. It has been more than forty years since these Italian filmmakers (Gianikian is of Armenian origin) have been recovering, re-filming and re-editing archived films by means of the analytical camera—a re-visualizing tool made ex profeso to manipulate film footage from different sources, either by cutting original frames, reversing images and revealing their negative, modifying speed or manipulating the montage.
The program Avant-Noir surveys contemporary work by African and African Diaspora film and video artists, along with work that explores African cultures from other perspectives. Avant-Noir offers unique visions of the black experience while celebrating the presence of artists who are often excluded from elite institutions and the dominant discourses on experimental film and video.
Each year, What's Your Flavor? seeks out experimental films dealing with LGBTIQ issues in order to showcase them by including them in bold programs of works built on sharp political and aesthetic proposals.