ALTERNATIVE FILM/VIDEO 2019 will take place from 11-15 December at Students’ City Cultural Center in Belgrade. ALTERNATIVE FILM/VIDEO 2019 invites artists from around the world, including the region and Serbia, to submit their film and video works for the competition section of ALTERNATIVE FILM/VIDEO on the theme The Great Acceleration. The selection committee, according to the Festival regulations, will choose the films and videos for the competition.
The Barbara Hammer Lesbian Experimental Filmmaking Grant is an annual grant awarded to self-identified lesbians for making visionary moving-image art. The grant is supported directly by funds provided by her estate and administered through Queer|Art by lesbians for lesbians, with a rotating panel of judges. In her last few months with us, Barbara decided to increase the grant amount, as she understood so well that a bit of financial help could make a big difference in a project.
Founded by filmmaker Bruce Baillie in 1961, San Francisco Cinematheque is the Bay Area’s premier venue for avant-garde/experimental, underground and personally expressive film, video and media performance, inspiring aesthetic dialog among artists, stimulating critical discourse, and encouraging appreciation of artist-made cinema across the broader cultural landscape. CROSSROADS , now in its TENTH YEAR , is Cinematheque’s annual film festival, curated by Artistic Director Steve Polta . CROSSROADS 10 is presented June 7–9 at SFMOMA.
De Viernes, Junio 7, 2019 (Todo el día) hasta Domingo, Junio 9, 2019 (Todo el día)
The 14th edition of the Montréal Underground Film Festival (MUFF) hits the screens over a three-day period from May 24 to 26, 2019. This year, the MUFF collective has selected the 57 finest and most innovative shorts from submissions by local and international artists. Our 14th opening night party and program will take place at Brasserie Beaubien (73 Beaubien E, Montréal) on May 24th at 7.30pm (screenings at 8pm), featuring two programs of films representative of the fest at large.
De Viernes, Mayo 24, 2019 (Todo el día) hasta Domingo, Mayo 26, 2019 (Todo el día)
Curated by Petra Belç and Kaya Erdinç, the evening explores the works of Yugoslav (amateur) filmmakers who participated in the 1960s Genre Film Festival (GEFF), an experimental arts festival taking place in Zagreb. GEFF was initiated by a series of discussions under the aegis “Antifilm and Us” taking place in the Ciné-club Zagreb. With each new edition, the festival pushed the liberatory and the exploratory potential of cinema to the limit. Everything was allowed, and everything was questioned. The rules had to be broken as the organizers searched for a new vision of the world. Taking cues from the (un)realized performative ideas of the organizers and the structure of GEFF’s programme, Belç and Erdinç will revive its intentions and explore the existing possibilities of their deeply revolutionary and humanist vision.