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  • LaborBerlin´s Summer Screening 2014

    As has become our custom, this summer LaborBerlin presents a program of new and recent films and performances by its members. Though ranging widely in their approach they all show a commitment to exploring the possibilities of film as an artistic language. The evening is organized in two parts: the first one starts at 8 pm and consists of single screen films made at the lab. The second part, starting at 10pm, consists of live film performances.

    Come celebrate with us the beauty of hand-processed, do-it-yourself film! Doors open at 7pm. Please feel free to come early, meet the makers, and hang out at the bar!

    With works by Miguel Mariño, Anja Dornieden & J.D. González Monroy, Andreas Kebschull & Andreas Zech, Oscar Kranc, Björn Spiedel, Jakob Kirchheim, Sadashivam Rao, Viktor Dill, Distruktur, Doireann O'Malley, Klara Ravat mit Circuit Splash & robin oo /black2 and Nikolaus Tscheschner.


    Saturday, August 30, 2014 - 19:00


  • Dallas Medianale

    In 1986, the program Video As A Creative Medium was presented at the Dallas Museum of Art. That weekend of screenings quickly grew into what has become the Dallas VideoFest, now in its 27th year, and the Video Association of Dallas, an organization committed to the exhibition of independent, alternative, and non-commercial media. Since those early years, the association has worked hard to make a place for the hard to define field(s) of media art that go by many inadequate names: “video art”, “experimental film and video”, or “new media”. In January of 2015, the VAD will work with the McKinney Avenue Contemporary to present The Dallas Medianale, a group of exhibitions focused on presenting the various forms of moving image practice in a more ideal environment than the traditional “film festival” model can provide. 


    Monday, September 22, 2014 (All day)
    Monday, September 22, 2014 (All day)
    Monday, October 6, 2014 (All day)
  • AVANT 2014: Found and Excavated

    The theme of the 11th edition of AVANT is Found and Excavated. Films, videos and live performances based on re-edited found footage, or films that have been going through processes of decay and destruction, film that is in constant transformation, aesthetically or politically.

    Friday evening begins with a selection of films by the German collective Schmelzdahin and continues with a live performance of the film Materia Obscura, made by the film alchemist and former Schmelzdahin member Jürgen Reble and with live music by the multimedia artist Thomas Köner.

    Saturday opens with four films by Matthias Müller and Christoph Girardet who have excavated new stories from well-known movies by re-editing and assembling them anew. After this follows a complete retrospective of the films by Schmelzdahin and a screening of Wolfgang Lehmann’s one hour long intense flickering journey into the fantastic world of nature documentaries. Saturday concludes with two programmes: The Spanish artist Maria Cañas’ political collages and a unique program with Soviet and Russian found footage film, curated by Masha Godovannaya.


    Friday, September 26, 2014 (All day)
    Saturday, September 27, 2014 (All day)
  • Film Farm 20th Anniversary Screening

    For 20 years The Independent Imaging Retreat or ‘Film Farm’ has been developing a hands-on, artisanal approach to filmmaking that is far removed from the costly, hierarchical and inaccessible industrial model.  Each summer it brings to Mount Forest Ontario a small group of interested filmmakers – some novices and some highly experienced – for an intensive week of shooting, hand-processing, tinting/toning, watching and editing film — most of the action taking place in and around an old barn on the Normanby Township property, in rural Ontario.

    The Film Farm L.A. 20th Anniversary Show includes early and recent films (16mm and digital), and concentrates its light on those `film farmers’ who have graced the west coast scene with their exquisite, playful and committed works on celluloid.


    Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 20:00


  • Life Is an Opinion: Films by Mary Helena Clark & Karen Yasinsky

    Artists Mary Helena Clark and Karen Yasinsky in person

    Between the Idea and the Reality Falls the Shadow. An uneasy wind blows through these films. With aesthetic interests in magic, illusionism and deception, local filmmaker Mary Helena Clark creates films permeated with mysterious associations, ineffably assembled according to dream logics into fragmentary formations of distant or lost lives. Clark’s films resonate at a seemingly quantum level with recent films by the Baltimore-based Karen Yasinsky whose works evidence a similar interest in the fragment using puppetry, animation, cinematic quotation and hints of narrative to trigger emotive positions of discomfort and empathy.


    Saturday, September 13, 2014 - 19:30


  • 22nd Chicago Underground Film Festival

    The Chicago Underground Film Festival exists to showcase the defiantly independent filmmaker. Our mission is to promote films and videos that dissent radically in form, technique, or content from the "indie" mainstream and to present adventurous works that challenge and transcend commercial and audience expectations...if you suspect your film is "underground," it probably is.

    Founded in 1993, The Chicago Underground Film Festival (CUFF) is a year-round organization dedicated to the work of film and video makers with defiantly independent visions. Unlike many other “independent” film events our goal is not to imitate old guard, market-driven events such as Sundance but Instead to focus on the artistc, aesthetic and fun side of independent filmmaking. CUFF promotes works that dissent radically in form, content and technique from both the tired conventions of Hollywood and the increasingly stagnant IndieWood mainstream.

    CUFF 22 will take place April 15-19, 2015 in Chicago, IL


    Wednesday, October 1, 2014 (All day)
    Saturday, November 15, 2014 (All day)
    Monday, December 15, 2014 (All day)
  • Experiments in Cinema v10.T36

    Basement Films’ annual international film festival is proud to announce our call for submissions for Experiments in Cinema v10.T36 (April 15-19, 2015). Each year Experiments in Cinema brings the international community of cinematic un-dependents to Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA  for a film festival that is designed to inspire a new generation of homegrown media activists to participate in shaping future trends of cultural representation. Experiments In Cinema seeks new and old work that moves beyond traditional narrative, experimental and documentary forms. 

    Our submission deadline is November 1, 2014 – so don’t wait! See for our online submissions form.


    Saturday, November 1, 2014 (All day)