Film Panic Presents! is a monthly showcase of contemporary underground and experimental films, bringing to Porto a range of unique films, cinematic visions and explorations of bold filmmakers who are challenging and expanding the art of cinema today. These sessions are presented by Film Panic (Daniel Fawcett & Clara Pais) in association with Shortcutz Porto, and take place at Auditório Biblioteca Municipal Almeida Garrett, with the support of Câmara Municipal do Porto.
In this session we are delighted to present three programmes of contemporary experimental and underground cinema.
The artist, musician and composer Thanos Chrysakis was born in Athens. He lived for sixteen years in London until he moved to Belarus in 2015. He is a trained musician who performs his music internationally in festivals, in concert halls and alternative places. He always had a strong connection with images and thus has created his own videos, or has found people for sound/image collaborations. Since 2007 he operates the record-label 'Aural Terrains' focusing in electroacoustics, composed and improvised music.
Albert Alcoz (Barcelona, 1979) es cineasta, escritor, profesor y programador de cine experimental y videocreación. Doctor en Comunicación por la Universidad Pompeu Fabra de Barcelona, con una tesis doctoral sobre el sonido y el cine estructural (2016). Licenciado en Bellas Artes por la Universidad de Barcelona y Máster de Cine Documental de Creación por la Universidad Pompeu Fabra. Desde 2005 realiza películas en formato super 8, 16mm y vídeo que indagan sobre la naturaleza de la imagen en movimiento, utilizando el medio cinematográfico desde una perspectiva visual y sonora que remite a la tradición del cine de vanguardia, la videocreación y el video musical.
Martha Davis nació en Londres, Ontario, en 1959. Se laureó con una licenciatura en Cine y Drama de la Universidad de Toronto y comenzó su carrera como fotógrafa. Ha realizado más de doce películas y ha formado parte de las juntas directivas del Centro de Distribución de Cineastas Canadienses y The Funnel.
Nobuhiro Aihara was born in Kanagawa prefecture in 1944, where he studied at the design school. He began his career in television animation in the 1960s and started producing his own independent animation in 1965. His aesthetic is distinctive for his use of flowing lines, highly complex drawings, and his love of psychedelic colours. He was a prolific artist who often produced several animated shorts a year either on his own or in collaboration with his friend and fellow artist the Keiichi Tanaami. At the time of his death, he left behind 85 animated works.
De Viernes, Abril 28, 2017 (Todo el día) hasta Domingo, Abril 30, 2017 (Todo el día)