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Pizza Verdi wins Online Competition Final Go Short

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  The fourth edition of Go Short will start this Wednesday and we already have our first prizewinner! Gary Nadeau's Pizza Verdi received the most audience votes on the festival's website and wins the Biosagenda.nl Online Award of 1.500 euro. From the start of September until 10 March everyone could watch and vote for the shorts in the Online Competition on goshort.nl. From 14 March Nijmegen will be the center of short film for 5 days. This year, Go Short expands with a Festival Pavili...

Guests from US, Poland and Luxemburg visited Kaunas

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The 5th Kaunas International Film Festival invited the audience to good cinematic screenings of high artistic value including to meetings with film makers from US, Poland and Luxemburg. In Kaunas, the Polish director Leszek Dawid, presented his film “My name is Ki”. This film reveals a portrait of modern woman and brings society’s disfavor to a lonely mother up-to-date. In Kaunas International Film Festival programme section “Music Moves the World” a film about Luxemburg’s ...

A flash of New York in Kaunas International Film Festival

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The audience of Kaunas International Film Festival enjoyed an experimental cinema programme, curated by Jonas Mekas. It was an avant-garde female film programme, specially composed for a festival, a particular program – “Tribute to Adolfas Mekas” and the latest films of Jonas Mekas were demonstrated in special screenings. 30 September the audience had an opportunity to set eyes on Jonas Mekas film “Was There a War?” and in the evening –the Lithuanian premiere of Mekas latest film...

Alternatives on Alternative Film and Video Festival 2011

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Academic Film Center was founded as Akademic Film Club in 1958. Through its history, thanks to authors such as Kokan Rakonjac, Sava Trifkovic, Živojin Pavlovic, Tomislav Gotovac, Dragoslav Lazic, Vjekoslav Nakic, Milan Jelic, Radoslav Vladic, Ivan Obrenov, Ivko Šešic, Nikola Đuric, Miodrag Miloševic, Bojan Jovanovic, Miloje Radakovic, Dejan Vlaisavljevic, Igor Toholj, Bob Miloshevic, Zelimir Zilnik, Godina etc… it became very significant and most awarded of all film clubs in ex Yugoslav...

Threads

Director: Peter Hastie.
A woman's descent into spirit. Experimental film derived from video footage of an art installation by Kate E Deeming. While most of the techniques in evidence - dissolves, fades, double exposures etc - were in use within a few years of the birth of cinema, they are presented here in a context which highlights their potential within the digital era, serving the needs of an ever-expanding visual language. Threads was edited within a single editing program. No additional plug-ins were used. Music: Scope J by Scott Walker (vocals by Ute Lemper). International festival screening rights secured.

Independent Cinema vs. Blockbuster

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by Anne Marie “Independent cinema is cinema produced outside of big studios with a small to medium budget” – such is the definition of independent cinema. Contrary to many other definitions, independent cinema is defined not by what it is, but by its opposition to the cinema of big Hollywood machines. This is, in fact, how independent cinema was born. The birth of a new film label. It was in the United States, in the 50′s, that independent cinema fir...

Rajendra Roy: Charting The Waters At MoMA

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  For Rajendra Roy, it’s all about the passion. Beginning his fifth year as the Celeste Bartos Chief Curator of the legendary Department Of Film at New York’s Museum Of Modern Art (MoMA), Raj (as he is affectionately known by friends and colleagues) can look back at significant accomplishments during his tenure and substantial challenges ahead. “The film world has changed so much since I started this job”, Roy shared with me in an interview in his intimate, no-frills office. “...

Hamac Cazíim

Director: H. Paul Moon.
Hamac Cazíim tells the story of punk rock musicians from an indigenous tribe called the Seri nation, or Comcáac, who are using music to maintain their ancestral language and culture despite a long history of colonialists, missionaries, and modernization. The Comcáac are a nomadic people who live in a place of mystic beauty along the Gulf of California, where the mountains meet the desert meet the sea. Despite this isolation, the problems of modernization—and extinction of sacred animals—threaten their indigenous identity. To fight against these dangers, the band Hamac Cazíim was formed. Converging these themes of music, tribes, and endangered species, the film delivers a tuneful meditation on the universal challenge to preserve native identity, and the power of music to stage that fight.

NEWSLETTER N° 502: march 25th, 2011

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 .............                                                                                                                                                          NEWSLETTER N° 502: march 25th, 2011 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly  Cannes sponsoring and advertising options on call. Email us Become a sponsor of the iPhone application Bundle offer Mo...

Chuck Workman introducing Visionaries and Jonas Mekas

Visionaries: Jonas Mekas and the (mostly) American Avant-Garde Cinema Dir. Chuck Workman [Calliope Films; 2010]

Vilnius International film festival pays tribute to great Lithuanian film makers

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Vilnius International film festival pays tribute to great Lithuanian film makers, which are better recognized internationally than locally. Jonas Mekas was born in Lithuania, but immigrated to New York in 1949. That same year, he made his first films, using a 16mm Bolex camera. Jonas Mekas is a filmmaker, journalist, teacher, curator and author, and is considered one of the most important representatives of US avant-garde cinema. Special screenings of his new film "Slee...

Vilnius International film festival

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With it’s start on the 18th of March, Vilnius international film festival catches it’s pace and presents 13 Lithuanian film premiers. Bruno Chatelin will be heading to Vilnius to moderate the Film Festival Forum and will be reporting on fest21.com/en/blog/editorMantas Kvedaravicius’ “Barzakh” – a film debuted in Berlinale 2011, the winner of “Amnesty international” prize – having it’s premier in Lithuania during Vilnius International film festival. The first screening was a ...

Call for Entries: 6th Annual ATA Film & Video Festival

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Hello! Here is the call for submissions for ATA's 2011 Film & Video Festival Festival. Please, note that this year we are also open to proposals for workshops, installations and media performances. Could you post it in the opportunities section of your blog? Thanks! Isabel ATA Film & Video Festival Artists’ Television Access invites experimental film and video makers to submit their work to its 6th Annual ATA Film and Video Festival. Short works including but not limited to...

Diagonale 2011: Solo Retrospective Peter Tscherkassky

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One of the highlights of this year’s festival is the solo retrospective on filmmaker Peter Tscherkassky, which introduces and honors his work. Tscherkassky is one of the internationally most prominent and renowned representatives of avant-garde film. Since the mid-80’s, the 52-year old Viennese has produced unique films drawing upon found footage of largely Hollywood productions. Frame for frame the filmmaker copies details and fragments from these sources in the dark room by using elaborate...

Literati Film Festival Call for Entries on Withoutabox

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Withoutabox call for entries are officially open. SUBMIT to the first annual festival.Literati Film Festivalliteratifilmfestival.comThe Official website for the Literati Film Festival  The Literati Film Festival is a collection of thought provoking works from around the world. It is an international showcase of film to evoke an emotional response and a perceptual alteration in the viewer. Accepting narrative, experimental, documentary and animation it is our hope they be shown together under t...

Literati Film Festival

The Literati Film Festival is a collection of thought provoking works from around the world. It is an international showcase of film to evoke an emotional response and a perceptual alteration in the viewer. Accepting narrative, experimental, documentary and animation it is our hope they be shown together under the broad hood of cinema. It is our hope that you will behold something unfamiliar and strange, yet at the same time revel in its familiarity. We want to bring the viewer to a place outside their comfort zone, to a place where they normally are not allowed just as film does. It is a transitory experience. Voyeuristic, it is a window into the lives and minds of others. We want to show things that quicken the heart and mystify the senses. As Opera encompassed artistic union between different mediums, so to has film. It is the objective of the festival to celebrate the film in its totality. To also dissect it into its components and explore their beauty such as film score and concept art. Applicants are encouraged to submit any and all process materials and film scores to be reviewed as well. Art including but not limited to process, concept, props, installations, and costumes will be showcased in our grand opening and closing ceremonies. The first annual film festival will be held at the Anthology Film Archives. It is their mission of preservation and promotion of film as an art medium that we hope to ally ourselves with. Founded by Jonas Mekas, Stan Brakhage, Jerome Hill, P. Adams Sitney and Peter Kubelka in 1969, it was created as a place where film as an art could be showcased.

David Rimmer Retrospective

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Cambridge Cinema Shorts presents a retrospective of celebrated Canadian experimental short film maker David Rimmer. Twice nominated for the Canadian Govenor General’s Award in media arts, Rimmer has produced over 40 films over 30 years, from experimental to documentary, to dance, to music, to portraits of artists The evening will be personally curated and hosted by David Rimmer who will introduce and discuss a selection of his short films. From David Rimmers entry in the The Cana...

Festival Bandits-Mages 2011

Festival Bandits-Mages 2011 Contest

Since its creation in 1992, the Festival Bandits-Mages contributes to the dynamics of young creation in the field of video art and experimental cinema by organizing the selections of works by students and young artists.

Space for reflection and discovery between new cinema and visual arts, Bandits-Mages offers programming that explores the boundaries of the moving image in contemporary art.

The festival brings together works that affirm a singular cinema, films and videos freed from traditional forms in which fiction overlapping with the documentary, contemporary art or experimental.

NewFilmmakers

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      Submit to NewFilmmakers New York     There’s no stubbornness quite like New York City’s. Like resilient film repertory houses throughout the city, Anthology still stands. In fact, attendance at Anthology has gone up by 35 percent in the past two years—years ...

LA Music Video Festival: rookie fest out this month

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After many months of preparation, a postponement of the event from october to january, some promo help from filmfestivals.com (bills unpaid alas) the first annual Los Angeles Music Video Festival (LAMVF) will finally take place Sunday, January 23rd, at the Downtown Independent Theater. Concert and after-party will follow at The Echoplex with LA favorites, Voxhaul Broadcast and Black Apples. Out of over 200 submissions from 16 different countries, finalists were selected to participate in stude...

Experimental Forum at Thessaloniki 51

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51st THESSALONIKI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVALDecember 3 - 12, 2010 For the 51st edition of the Thessaloniki International Film Festival (TIFF), the Experimental Forum, placing emphasis on experimental and avant-garde film, presents a variety of film programs and parallel events. The sections of this year’s Forum, programmed by Vassilis Bourikas and totaling approximately 70 films (mostly shorts and medium-length) are: AMANTES SUNT AMENTESThe Amantes Sunt Amentes (Lovers are Lunatics) program ...

Indie Filmmakers Contemplate The Future At American Film Festival

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  At a lively discussion held on Thursday evening at the Szajba Festival Café of the American Film Festival in the cultural heritage city of Wroclaw, Poland, several of the American independent filmmakers present had much to say about the advent of the internet and how it is effecting their chance to produce, distribute and market their films. As they contemplated the future of the industry, the discussion became quite lively.     Michael Mohan (Director, ON...

Found Footage Film Makes World Premiere Bow At American Film Festival

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  SPARK OF BEING, a found footage film by  celebrated avant-garde filmmaker Bill Morrison, is making its World Premiere this week in Wroclaw, Poland at the AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL (AFF), the first film event in Eastern Europe solely devoted to the works of contemporary and classic American cinema. Like his earlier film DECASIA (2002), Morrison uses disparate found footage extracts and a dynamic score to create a unique film experience that communicate many different layers of resona...
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