Patrick Marshall receives FSC-Harvard Fellowship 2019-20

Huge congratulations to our Patrick Marshall, who is a FSC-Harvard Fellow for 2019-20. During his fellowship he will be working on a psychogeographic essay film centering on the city of Austin, TX.

https://filmstudycenter.org/fellows-works/patrick-marshall/

Stay tuned for project developments!

Kaori Oda debuts new documentary feature 'Cenote' debuts at The Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival

Directed by our Kaori Oda and Co-produced by our Marta Hernaiz Pidal - a Japanese-Mexican co-production.

Details:

Cenote

JAPAN, MEXICO / 2019 / 75 min
Director: Oda Kaori
Cenotes—sources of water that in ancient Mayan civilization were said to connect the real world and the afterlife. The past and present of the people living in and around them intersect, and distant memories echo throughout immersive scenes of light and darkness. The latest film from the director of Aragane (YIDFF 2015).

Festival website: http://www.fivafestival.com.ar/#participar

Rozanski's video art piece screens in Durham tomorrow!

‘A New Kind of Ray’ screens on Weds 24th July 2019 at The Station House in Durham, UK as part of PROJECT/POETRY is Broken - a night of video projection and spoken word.

DETAILS HERE

Join Lee and Alex, the writer and artist-in-residence at Josephine Butler College, for a spoken word and video projection evening at The Station House on Wednesday 24th July from 7pm.

In collaboration with the Middle Common Room of Josephine Butler, the night will showcase the very best of visual artists and spoken word performers responding to the theme of 'perspective'.

Pilar Palomero's debut feature, 'Las Niñas' begins shooting in Spain

The filming of 'Las niñas', Pilar Palomero's debut feature film, has begun shooting in Spain. 'Las niñas' takes place in 1992, the year of the Expo in Seville and the Olympics in Barcelona. For this, the selected locations in Zaragoza, such as the Miguel Servet Institute, the Jose Antonio Labordeta Park, the Paseo de Ruiseñores, among others, will have to travel back in time and return to what they were in the year 92. Celia, a girl of 11 years, studies in a nuns school in Zaragoza and lives with her mother. Brisa, a new companion recently arrived from Barcelona, pushes her towards a new stage in her life: adolescence. On this trip, in the Spain of the Expo and the Olympics of the year 92, Celia discovers that life is made of many truths and some lies. With a budget of 1.2 million, the film is being produced by Valérie Delpierre of Inicia Films and and Alex Lafuente de Bteam Productions, and has the support of Radio Televisión Española, Televisión de Catalunya, Televisión de Aragón, Movistar Plus, the ICAA and ICEC and the participation of the EU MEDIA Program

Experimental Films and Video Poems to screen 'A New Kind of Ray'

Emma Rozanski’s video installation ‘A New Kind of Ray’ has been invited to be part of AT THE FRINGE film screenings 2019 - a festival of Experimental Films and Video Poems

When/Where: TRANÅS, SWEDEN

INTERNATIONAL 2

Monday, 1st July - 18:00h

Wednesday, 3rd July - 11:00h

www.facebook.com/events/622884411564507/

Festival Dates: 29 June  – 4 Jul

Website: https://www.atthefringe.org/film

About:

at the Fringe

INTERNATIONAL ARTS FESTIVAL

29 JUNE - 6 JULY 2019

TRANÅS, SWEDEN 

ENG / For eight days in July, practitioners from Sweden and other countries working with different disciplines (visual art, literature, dance and film) will meet and conduct around 70 events. The festival is a free-entrance event, held once-a-year and it is now at its sixth edition!

SWE / Under åtta dagar i juli kommer utövare från Sverige och andra länder från olika discipliner inom konst, litteratur, dans och film att träffas och genomföra runt 70 evenemang. Festivalen är årligt återkommande och den sjätte!

Follow the festival events here:

Artiklar

 (in Swedish)

Bistrik7 mentor Béla Tarr to show new work in Vienna

Bistrik7 are so very excited and our hearts are so very warmed by the announcement that our beloved mentor, Bela Tarr from our film.factory family, is presenting a new work:

Béla Tarr: Missing People

DATES

Thu, 13. June, 6.00pm , 9.00pm 
Fri, 14. June, 6.00pm , 9.00pm 
Sat, 15. June, 6.00pm , 9.00pm 
Sun, 16. June, 6.00pm , 9.00pm

LOCATION

Halle E im MuseumsQuartier 
Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Wien

On 15 June both screenings of Missing People by Béla Tarr offer free admission to everyone who can present a current issue of the Viennese street newspaper Augustin.
Subject to availability, tickets can be obtained on 15 June from the evening box office in the foyer of Halle E+G at MuseumsQuartier.

FESTWOCHEN EXTRAS

Masterclass with Béla Tarr
Talk with Béla Tarr and Jacques Rancière

INTERVIEW

About the piece:

Vienna is the city with the highest quality of living in the world – this was confirmed yet again in 2018. But the city’s immaculate façade made of Habsburg splendour, Sacher torte and snow-white Lipizzaner horses is only half the story. Many inhabitants do not fit into this picture and are hidden from sight owing to poverty and social hierarchies. Béla Tarr’s Missing People makes them visible again. Tarr’s magnum opus, Sátántangó, is widely regarded as one of the most important works in film history. And according to his director colleague Gus Van Sant, the Hungarian comes closer to the actual rhythm of life than virtually any other filmmaker. This is also true for his new project, which is his first time directing after a long creative break. Using just a few shots, Tarr shows these invisible people in the kind of place to which they would normally have no access. This work, created in the intersection of film, installation and performance, will be presented exclusively during the Wiener Festwochen – at the filming location itself. While the visitors remain amongst themselves, only traces of the protagonists are left behind. A powerful plea for humanity.

(courtesy of https://www.festwochen.at/en/programme/programme/detail/missing-people/ )

Gonzalo Escobar Mora to attend The Robert Flaherty Film Seminar 2019

Gonzalo Escobar Mora has been invited to attend The 65th 2019 Robert Flaherty Film Seminar, to be held JUNE 15 – 21 at the COLGATE UNIVERSITY, HAMILTON, NY

He will be representing Bistrik7 there, along with several curatorial and film projects that he is developing with his production company and in collaboration with Bistrik7.

http://flahertyseminar.org/

ABOUT THE FLAHERTY

The Flaherty is a nonprofit media arts institution recognized as a leader in its support of the documentary and other independent film and video.

Festival Statement: We are artists in action. We combat demagogues who oppose our notions of freedom and justice. In this era of uncertainty, we rebel against the lies and navigate what to accept or reject, what to learn or unlearn. We find solidarity in small local communities, and together we act creatively, speak out, and make works that challenge the status quo.

At the 65th Robert Flaherty Seminar we unite as an international community of artists—thinkers, makers, and activists—all in action. We discover and experience moments of beauty, truth, anarchy and conflict through film, as well as painting, performance, photography, text, and sound. We encounter the craftsmanship of those who are not afraid to battle deep, ethical questions, and whose actions split form and convention wide open. With careful attention to the process of making—the construction of sensuous textures and mythical imagery, the patterning of resistance and repetition, and the uses of performative interventions and idiosyncratic storytelling—we learn how to create powerful moments of aesthetic and political liberation.

While inhabiting the everyday practice of making, doing, living, suffering and protesting as artists today, we take inspiration from the poetics of the human condition, and step into a new terrain. In discourse, thought, and experience, we come together as a community in action to bear witness and shape our future.

Singapore International Festival of Arts presents Ghazi Alqudcy's debut feature, 'Temporary Visa'

Ghazi Alqudcy’s debut feature film 'Temporary Visa' will be screening in Singapore for two days as part of the Singular Screens curated by Asian Film Archive as part of the Singapore International Festival of Arts.

Details:

19 May, Sun, 5pm Oldham Theatre (THIS SUNDAY)
25 May, Sat, 2pm Screening Room (NEXT SATURDAY)

Watch the trailer for Temporary Visa
https://vimeo.com/330407148

You can get your tickets here:
https://www.sifa.sg/singular-screens/temporary-visa

Ghazi will be attending the screening so do stay for the Q&A session.

Labocine - Science/Art Digital Magazine

Emma Rozanski’s 2-channel video installation ‘A New Kind of Ray’ is screening in the May issue of LABOCINE, titled: Body Images. You can watch the film throughout May, along with other science/art films from around the globe.

Link to the video: https://www.labocine.com/film/2219

Link to the current issue as a whole: https://www.labocine.com/film/2219

About the Issue: Our skin is a complex organ. It is a membrane, a thin dividing surface between our bodies and all that lies within us and the exterior world without, a protective container for the fluid memory of the seas we carry within us. It is also a direct interface between the two: it conveys tactile information to our nervous systems and identifying information to others around us. Thus it both partitions and connects. Though the skin is undeniably of vital importance, the ways in which it is important shift with social changes: the meanings attached to skin and physical attributes are not fixed. And where lies identity, then, within or on our surfaces? In the brain, the consciousness, or even the microbiome? The films in this issue seek out identity and body as they move back and forth across the barrier of the skin, from our sun-buffering melanocytes to our particular neurochemistries, visiting in the process the many other meanings invested in our bodies: desire and reproduction, health and disease, life and death, yoga class and beach.

About Labocine: Labocine is an Imagine Science Films initiative to extend film programming to a broader and more diverse audience. They have over 1,500 film titles from 200 countries for all ages brought to you by artists, scientists, filmmakers and educators.

The latest episode of Graeme Cole's UNIVERSAL EAR artist film serial to premiere at IndieLisboa

Mr Cole’s latest movie, made in close collaboration with Aleksandra Niemczyk during an EMAP/EMARE artist residency, will play at IndieLisboa this weekend.

Synopsis: Time-travelling record producer Harley Byrne crash-lands in a virtual reality heritage theme park in 22nd-century France. Corrupt holograms, cyborg saints, and sentient statues haunt an absurdist Super-8 universe, digitally re-colourized for your pleasure!

EVENT: UNIVERSAL EAR: The Curse of the Phantom Tympanum at IndieLisboa '19. PROGRAM: International Shorts WHERECulturgest - Pequeno Auditório, Edifício-sede da Caixa Geral de Depósitos, Rua Arco do Cego, 50, 1000–300 Lisbon WHEN: Sunday 5th May, 2019, 21.45 & Wednesday 8th May, 2019, 17.00 COST: €4.50 NOTES: Writer/Director Graeme Cole will be in attendance for the Sunday screening (and potential intro/Q&A duty).

Roman Susan Gallery and Wedge Projects screen Rozanski's experimental dance film

‘On the Motion of the Heart and the Blood’, an experimental dance film by Emma Rozanski, made as part of The International Museum of Surgical Science’s Summer/Autumn Residency 2018, will screen in Chicago in a group video show at The Roman Susan Gallery and Wedge Projects streetlight space.

Works will be on two monitors at Wedge 24/7, and projected at Roman Susan after dark – both sites visible from the street when the spaces are closed. Video will be on view at Wedge May 6-26, at Roman Susan May 7-24. Both sites will be playing video on random shuffle. 

Two Bistrik7 collective films in IndieLisboa International Film Festival 2019

The Bistrik7 collective has two films in IndieLisboa International Film Festival this year: Manel Raga Raga's Grbavica & The Curse of the Phantom Tympanum from Graeme Cole and Aleksandra Niemczyk.

See you in Lisbon!

Progamme here: https://indielisboa.com/en/2019-edition/films/

'A new kind of ray' to screens in the No Flash Video Show

Emma Rozanski’s video installation ‘A New Kind of Ray’ will screen at the No Flash Video Show - MAY 3-4 - New Jersey - FREE EVENT

Dedicated to showcasing ambitious new works by emerging filmmakers and time-based artists, NOFLASH 2019 will feature 29 works from 11 countries, in three avant-garde short film programs – Corporeal Considerations, Autobios & Animations, and Pensive Portraiture – as well as a popup video art exhibition, and a reception with performances. Reserve your free tickets and learn more at NOFLASHvideo.org. Sponsored by the Rutgers Filmmaking Center and the Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University.

This video installation was originally created during Rozanski’s artist residency at Chicago’s International Museum of Surgical Science and exhibited there in her solo exhibition in November 2018. It features narration by Darryl Foster.

BHFF PRESENTS: MARTA HERNAIZ PIDAL 11th April 2019

BHFF PRESENTS: MARTA HERNAIZ PIDAL

The BHFF / Bosnian-Herzegovinian Film Festival is proud to present a Q&A with Marta Hernaiz Pidal as part of the sixteenth annual festival! On Thursday, April 11, Hernaiz Pidal joins us following the 8:45pm screening of her film The Chaotic Life of Nada Kadić, a moving drama that seamlessly blurs fiction and documentary in chronicling the life of a single mother whose young child is diagnosed with autism. See the trailer here! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GKywSInsN9w

Marta Hernaiz Pidal is a Mexican filmmaker with a degree in film and television, and a master’s degree in fine arts with a specialty in film direction obtained at the film.factory school in Sarajevo, which was founded by the renowned Hungarian director Béla Tarr. In 2016, her short film Dobro was part of the official selection of Cannes Film Festival in the Cinefondátion section. Her first feature film, The Chaotic Life of Nada Kadić saw its world premiere at the Berlinale Forum 2018.

Tickets to The Chaotic Life of Nada Kadić and Q&A with Hernaiz Pidal are on sale now!
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/presentation-4-the-chaotic-lif…

In Hernaiz Pidal’s The Chaotic Life of Nada Kadić, Nada is a dedicated single mother, disaffected with her tumultuous domestic life yet unable to piece together a plan to change it. After Nada finds out her daughter is on the autistic spectrum, together they embark on a journey through the Balkans in search of peace with the past, and acceptance of new realities. On their long drive through the foggy, rainy countryside, and away from the chaos of home, perhaps they can form new bonds, and learn new ways to communicate with one another. The BHFF invites you to join us for this special presentation and Q&A with Hernaiz Pidal on Thursday, April 11, at 8:45pm!

Bianca Lucas presented a screening of her work in New Orleans

Bianca Lucas presented a screening of her work in New Orleans on Sunday 31 March 2019. This was a chance to catch up with her oldest, newest and prospective work and, within that context, talk about ghosts with an attending Cajun healer.

https://www.facebook.com/events/2021533834817775/?ti=cl

The Chaotic Life of Nada Kadić wins the Jury Prize at the Festival International de Films de Femmes

The Chaotic Life of Nada Kadić (Writer/Director Marta Hernaiz Pidal) has won the Jury Prize at the @Festival International de Films de Femmes, one of the oldest and most important festivals for women filmmakers!

Here were the comments from the jury:

« Comme des chasseurs d’éclairs, on attend un moment où l’on peut se retrouver à contempler le spectacle que peut nous donner à voir une tornade, à se passionner pour des objets pris à l’intérieur, se dire qu’on ne les avait jamais vus comme ce...

" like lightning hunters, we're waiting for a moment where we can find ourselves to contemplate the show that can give us to see a tornado, to is for objects taken inside, to say that we've never seen them Like this before. This is what we offer the chaotic life of nada kadic, by a whole singular look... " - Fiction Jury

Congratulations Marta and the team!

On the Motion of the Heart and the Blood in Chicago's STREETLIGHT exhibition

Our Emma Rozanski’s dance-video installation ‘On the Motion of the Heart and the Blood’ will be exhibited in Chicago next week (4/8 - 4/14) as part of the Roman Susan Gallery’s STREETLIGHT series at Wedge Projects (Howard Street).

The work will be projected in the window of the gallery 24/7 during the week 4/8 - 4/14 , along with a piece by Tracy Miller-Robbins - so put on your spring walking shoes and take a stroll on by Chicago (it’ll be visible from the street). 

ON THE MOTION OF THE HEART AND THE BLOOD was originally made during Rozanski’s Artist Residency at Chicago’s International Museum of Surgical Science in 2018. The piece was also photographed by @Bistrik7 ‘s Gonzalo Escobar Mora, and performed by Sienna Broglie and Steveie Stevens of SAIC.

Streetlight at Wedge Projects, 1448 West Howard Street, Chicago, IL, USA
January 7, 2019 - May 26, 2019

Uncommon Cinema - screening this weekend - Rozanski's short film 'The Storymaker'

No Festival Required - Emma Rozanski’s short film THE STORYMAKER screens on Sunday March 17th, 2019

A collection of short films screening this weekend at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, UK

Selected Shorts 2019

Curated By Steve Weiss

Sunday March 17, 2019 1 pm (doors at 12:30)

SCOTTSDALE CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS

7380 EAST SECOND STREET
SCOTTSDALE, AZ 85251

Tickets-$12.00

Box Office: 480-499-8587

https://www.scottsdaleperformingarts.org/event/art-house-cinema-3-17/

Local, national and international filmmakers contribute their work to No Festival Required’s traditionally un-traditional selection of experimental art, animation, documentary and social justice short subjects. Subject matters include a Vietnam-era fear campaign, desert farming, a wanted haircut, judo empowerment for the blind, a writer’s night fears and PARADE-The Absolute End Of The World, a 14 minute and almost eight year animation project by the recently passed Arizona artist and ASU graduate Steve Gompf.