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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...

Amanar Tamasheq

Director: Lluis Escartín.
A man walks into the desert. A man lives with the Tuareg. A man listens to another man, and this one asks the other to film everything he finds. To film it and spread the word beyond the dunes. Film everything, even if he does not understand. Film it, even if what’s most important remains invisible.

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 ...

John Lennon and Yoko Ono

DotFest Online Film Festival will kick in April 1st

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  From 1st till 18th of April 2010 DotFest Online Film Festival will take place in the World Wide Web.                               Jonas Mekas  These fine gentlemen honored us by agreeing to be on the jury list: Jonas Mekas - the godfather of American avant-garde cinema, Jean-Gabriel Periot - French film direc...

The Legend

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We are very happy to announce our first jury member. Jonas Mekas, the godfather of American avant-garde cinema, honoured us by agreeing to take part in watching and judging the films in the competition. More names and info to come in days. ...

Festival Côté Court

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Festival dédié au court métrage, dans plusieurs salles à proximité de Paris.

De Maya Deren à Jonas Mekas, de Warhol à Joan Jonas ou encore Stan Brakhage, la rétrospective tentera, en une dizaine de programmes, de mettre en lumière le rôle que New York a joué dans le développement du cinéma indépendant et de l'art contemporain.

The Media Arts of Jonas Mekas

Tuesday, December 5----The Maya Stendhal Gallery, one of New York's most adventurous gallery spaces, is currently presenting a collection of over 40 short works, created and curated by pioneering avant-garde filmmaker, artist, poet and archivist Jonas Mekas. Dubbed WWW.JONASMEKAS.COM---RECENT WORK, the program includes works shot on film, video and in new media platforms. The 84 year-old Mekas, one of the founders of the independent film movement, remains vitally prolific and engaged in the c...

A look back at AsoloArtFilmFestival

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On Sunday, the 8th October ended the 25th edition of AsoloArtFilmFestival, into Eleonora Duse Theatre. The whole day took place in the Theatre from 11:30 am, where the documentary “The making of Ça Ira – Behind the scenes of Roger Waters” of Adrian Maben has been projected. The director, who arrived in Asolo the evening before, withdrew the “Prize for the Career “Flavia Paulon” , in front of a large audience and the jury of the Festival, at 17:30. The prestigious prize awarding is d...

Ecofilms pays a tribute to Jonas Mekas

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This year, Ecofilms, paid tribute to filmmaker Jonas Mekas, as the International Films & Visual Arts Festival in Rhodes presented two of his major diary films: Diary, Notes and Sketches or Walden (1969, 180’) and Reminiscences of a journey to Lithuania (1972, 82’).The Lithuanian-born poet, film critic and director became the cornerstone of the American avant-garde after he left the German and Soviet occupation to settle for New York City in the 1950s. In 1958, he began there the influential...

Cologne KunstFilmBiennale second competition this fall

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Second International Competition of the Cologne KunstFilmBiennale The programmatic focus of the Cologne KunstFilmBiennale (19 - 24 October 2005) will be the intersection of visual arts and film. The following are eligible for entry in the competition: films by visual artists; documentaries about visual artists; feature films with visual arts as the subject. The works must be produced after 2003 and they must be fit to be screened as a film (16 mm, 35 mm) or video (Beta SP, DVD). The main prize i...

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