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  • Devoted Songs, The Films Of Nathaniel Dorsky

    IFI & Experimental Film Club present:
    Devoted Songs, The Films Of Nathaniel Dorsky

    The devotional cinema of American filmmaker Nathaniel Dorsky is a rare treasure that allows for a distinct experience of time and meditation. His films blend a poetic and introspective view of his environments with an exploration of the different cognitive and emotional associations that can be established between one shot and the next.

    Available to view only on 16mm, this programme of Dorsky’s films, curated by EFC member Esperanza Collado in collaboration with Lumiére magazine, represents a truly unique opportunity to experience this important work. The programme features three films: The Visitation, the first of Dorsky’s Devoted Songs; Winter, a seasonal portrait of New York; and Alaya, one of the filmmaker’s most radical and structural works.

    Dates: 

    Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 18:30

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  • Antimatter 2014 Call for entries

    Antimatter [Media Art]
    October 17 - Nov 1, 2014 / Victoria, BC, Canada
    Entry Deadlines: May 30 (early); July 25 (final).

    Dedicated to the exhibition and nurturing of diverse forms of media art, Antimatter is one of the premier showcases of experimentation in film, video, audio and emerging timebased forms. Encompassing screenings, installations, performances and media hybrids, Antimatter provides a noncompetitive setting in Victoria, British Columbia, free from commercial and industry agendas.

    Since 1998, the quality and creativity of its programming, commitment to audience development, and respect for artists and their work have made Antimatter one of the most important media arts events in Canada, and the world.

    The 17th annual Antimatter runs October 17 to November 1, 2014, an extended timeline to allow for an expanded focus on media installations.

    Dates: 

    Friday, May 30, 2014 (All day)
    Friday, July 25, 2014 (All day)
  • Balagan presents... Waldeinsamkeit

    Screening time: 19:30. Tickets: $10 / $8 student and senior.

    Rebounding from the sylvan charms of A Spell to Ward off the Darkness, we've decided to unveil this melancholy program centered on Waldeinsamkeit, or, woodland solitude. The forest has always sparked the imagination of the lonely traveler, promising encounters with tree-dwelling spirits, ferocious bandits, treacherous plantlife, and feline royalty... During Transcedentalist times, it grew into a benevolent zone of introspection and personal growth. And today, it has gained the status of vestige signifying humanity's lost innocence.

    The presented films touch upon some of these ideas in direct or oblique ways, whether through exploring the endlessly compelling shapes of the forest, the evolution of a solitary space across time, or the human's place within. The lineup features a number of new international works that innovatively utilize experimental techniques like pinhole cinematography, screenprinting, layering of multiple exposures, and timelapse; as well as a couple rarely-seen classics -- and a few surprises.

    Dates: 

    Thursday, April 17, 2014 (All day)

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  • Screensavers 001: A Night of Experimental Audio Visual Performances

    Screensavers pairs musicians with filmmakers for three brand new audio visual performances featuring live cinematic projections edited before your eyes, decaying feedback loops, powerful drones, audio reactive graphics, deconstructed VHS tapes, electro-acoustic improvisation, drum machines and maybe even some guitars.

    Nathan Halverson + Jason Robinson 
    Taka Suzuki + Ryan Maguire/Jon Bellona
    Greg Nachmanovitch + Will Bollinger

    collaborative, improvisational, pretty cool.

    Dates: 

    Saturday, April 26, 2014 - 20:00

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  • Festival du Nouveau Cinéma 2014

    Each year, the Festival du nouveau cinéma presents around 300 feature and short films, interactive works and performances from over 50 countries during 11 days of festivities, and offers over $30,000 in cash and services to the winners of national and international competition.

    Today, the Festival is looking for films, interactive works and performances for its 43rd edition wich will run from October 8 to 19, 2014 in Montreal!

    Send us your works before June 15, 2014 to maybe be part of the Festival this year!

    Early bird rate before April 30, 2014!

    Dates: 

    Wednesday, April 30, 2014 (All day)
    Sunday, June 15, 2014 (All day)
  • 25FPS 2014 call for entries

    25 FPS Festival celebrates its 10th anniversary end of September in Zagreb, and is keen in inviting you to already take part by submitting your film, as we all know that the best director is the one who applies!

    Indeed, there are more numbers than just 10 to make this edition worth celebrating – since 2005 festival has screened 886 films – 204 on 16mm, 152 on 35mm and a dozen of Super8. The rest was all kinds of video and digital sublime that overtakes us. It’s not like we’re being old fashioned or old canned, but please do keep those formats coming. As you all know that Festival 25 FPS enjoys avant-garde cinema, ingenious films exploring possibilities of cinematic language and broadening the notion of film as art.

    So, let's make our eyes explode!

    Our call for entries is open until 31st of May 2014 and Regulations are short, easy to read and valuable before filling out our online entry form.

    Dates: 

    Saturday, May 31, 2014 (All day)

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