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International Film Festival Rotterdam

Combining within its organisation the International Film Festival Rotterdam, the Hubert Bals Fund and co-production market CineMart, IFFR offers a launching pad and supportive platform for innovative and talented independent filmmakers.


IFFR opens up the filmmaker’s laboratory in Nuts & Bolts with Special focus on Joost Rekveld


46th International Film Festival Rotterdam runs 25 January - 5 February 2017
In its Deep Focus: Nuts & Bolts programme section, International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) presents a series of unique machines from the studios of independent filmmakers and artists. Through an exhibition, film screenings and live performances, Nuts & Bolts reveals just how wide-ranging the diversity of techniques used is: from digital and high-tech to analogue and deliberately anachronistic.

Deep Focus: Nuts & Bolts
The exhibition Nuts & Bolts is made up of a dozen installations: from home-made projectors and shadow plays to wooden cameras and window drawings. The installations, performances and films in Nuts & Bolts are research laboratories that allow us to explore our relationship to the moving image. They also show us how these artists enter into highly individualistic dialogues with the history of film. The programme consists of works by the likes of Quay Brothers, Wim Janssen and Dušica Dražić, Guy Maddin and Mika Taanila. The legendary radical filmmaker Peter Kubelka will daily present his vision on the relationship between bread, butter and cinema.




Clockwise: Peter Kubelka Presents: Bread, Butter and Other Metaphors; Projektor by Wim Janssen & Dusica Drazic; #61 and #67 by Joost Rekveld


Deep Focus: Joost Rekveld
Special attention is devoted to the work of Dutch media artist Joost Rekveld, who has built up an international reputation with his films, installations and performances. His work was screened at the Tate Modern in London, The Centre Pompidou in Paris and the Moderna Museet in Stockholm. For his animated films, Rekveld often builds his own mechanical, optical devices. He uses the computer as a machine for composition; the perfect coming together of digital and analogue. The internationally renowned artist and filmmaker brings his latest installation #61 – in which abstract moving images respond to the viewers present – to Nuts & Bolts. In addition, his latest short film #67 will have its world premiere at the festival, and Rekveld will present his live performance Ursae Minoris in sound//vision. IFFR honours the experimental film artist with a retrospective on his complete oeuvre, which spans nearly 25 years. Rekveld’s work was recently restored by the Dutch EYE Film Institute.


DEEP FOCUS: Nuts & Bolts - Exhibition
Thursday 26 January to Saturday 4 February, from 11:00am to 8:30pm.
Daily a 'Punch a Clock' live-event at 5:00pm.
Location: Nieuwe Binnenweg 77, Rotterdam.
Free admission.
#61, Joost Rekveld, the Netherlands, installation, world premiere
It’s Always Darkest Before It Becomes Totally Black, Serge Onnen, the Netherlands, installation, world premiere
Out of Office, Honoré δ'O, Belgium, installation, world premiere
Peter Kubelka Presents: Bread, Butter and Other Metaphors, Peter Kubelka, performance, world premiere
P.O.V. Window Nr. 15 Rotterdam, Line Boogaerts, performance, world premiere
Projektor, Wim Janssen & Dušica Dražić, Belgium, installation, world premiere
Step-direction, Julien Maire, France, installation, world premiere
Composition trouvée, Guillaume Bijl, Belgium, installation
Cataract, Jason Dee, United Kingdom, installation
The Focal Camera, Mathijs van Oosterhoudt, the Netherlands, installation
Lesser Hazards, Andrew Lampert, performance
Nausea, Teatro Dondolo, Belgium/Sweden, installation
RE-ENACTMENTS, This Comb Does Not Work at Random (Hommage à Segundo de Chomón) El Hotel Electrico 1908, 2014, Quay Brothers / Atelier Koninck, Belgium, installation
Seances, Guy Maddin & Evan Johnson, Canada, installation
Showfish, Sarah Vanagt, Belgium, installation
Talking Electronic Components, Floris Vanhoof, Belgium, installation

DEEP FOCUS: Nuts & Bolts - film programme
An Epilogue, Keith Sanborn, UK/France/USA, short film, world premiere
Grands travaux, Olivia Rochette & Gerard-Jan Claes, Belgium, international premiere
The Great Silence, Jennifer Allora & Guillermo Calzadilla, Puerto Rico, short film, international premiere
The World, Mika Taanila, Finland, short film, world premiere
66 Kinos, Philipp Hartmann, Germany
Cinema Futures, Michael Palm, Austria
The Future of Work and Death, Sean Blacknell & Wayne Walsh, UK/Germany/USA/Uganda
How to Build a Time Machine, Jay Cheel, Canada
Little Doorways to Paths Not Yet Taken, Aura Satz, UK, short film

DEEP FOCUS: Retrospective Joost Rekveld
#67, Joost Rekveld, the Netherlands, short film, world premiere
#11, Marey <-> Moiré, Joost Rekveld, the Netherlands, short film      
#2, Joost Rekveld, the Netherlands, short film 
#23.2, Book of Mirrors, Joost Rekveld, the Netherlands, short film
#3, Joost Rekveld, the Netherlands, short film
#37, Joost Rekveld, the Netherlands, short film
#43.6, Joost Rekveld, the Netherlands, short film
#5, Joost Rekveld, the Netherlands, short film
#7, Joost Rekveld, the Netherlands, short film
VRFLM, Joost Rekveld, the Netherlands, short film

SOUND//VISION: Joost Rekveld
Friday 27 January 10:00pm at WORM, Rotterdam
Ursae Minoris, Joost Rekveld, the Netherlands, performance


International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) – one of the largest cultural events in the Netherlands, and one of the biggest audience-oriented film festivals in the world – takes place in 2017 from Wednesday 25 January through Sunday 5 February. For twelve days, Rotterdam will again be transformed into the exciting, global capital of cinema by the latest feature films, documentaries, short films, exhibitions, performances and talkshows. Festival hub De Doelen is the place to meet. There will be live performances, debates and Q&As with filmmakers and actors and every evening will be rounded off by a dazzling party in the Rotterdamse Schouwburg. For more information, see Official ticket sales start on Friday, 20 January.



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