Experimental film festival Process is taking place from 20th to 24th March 2019 in Riga, Latvia. The festival is dedicated to analog, experimental cinema, celebrating the physical film medium in all its personal, adventurous and uncompromising forms.
This year the festival will focus on themes relating inner and outer limits of space, time, species and senses.
The second annual Horn Festival for Experimental Cinema will be held in Jerusalem in September 2019. Taking place in the Hansen House cultural center, the three-day event promotes the exposure and curation of bold, unconventional and innovative cinematic work.
The videos in this program sample movies or use sci-fi tropes to present alternate histories that address issues around rights, identities, displacement, and conflict. In A Space Exodus, Larissa Sansour (Denmark’s representative at the next Venice Biennale) becomes the first Palestinian on the moon, trying from space to re-establish communication with Jerusalem. Nation Estate, her Swiftian response to Middle East deadlock, offers a vertical solution to Palestinian statehood.
The Austrian Film Museum and sixpackfilm present two programs with an array of films by Gunvor Nelson. Considered Sweden's most significant female experimental filmmaker, Nelson began her path on the US's West Coast in the 1960s. Along with pursuing her own artistic work, she taught at the San Francisco Art Institute for more than 20 years before returning to Sweden in 1993.
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.