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
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
Monday, 1st July - 18:00h
Wednesday, 3rd July - 11:00h
Festival Dates: 29 June – 4 Jul
at the Fringe
INTERNATIONAL ARTS FESTIVAL
29 JUNE - 6 JULY 2019
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!
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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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
19 May, Sun, 5pm Oldham Theatre (THIS SUNDAY)
25 May, Sat, 2pm Screening Room (NEXT SATURDAY)
Watch the trailer for Temporary Visa
You can get your tickets here:
Ghazi will be attending the screening so do stay for the Q&A session.
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.
‘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.
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!
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.
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
Box Office: 480-499-8587
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.
#CelebraElCineLatino Hoy estrenamos el corto Pool Version de Gonzalo Escobar Mora. Con esta película inauguramos un especial con una muestra de obras latinoamericanas que fueron producidas en la escuela del director húngaro Béla Tarr en el marco de su proyecto académico film.factory de la Sarajevo Film Academy.
View the film / 💥Vean la película aquí https://www.retinalatina.org/video/pool-version/
Read a Review of the film / 💥Lean la reseña de Pool version aquí https://www.retinalatina.org/pool-version-gonzalo-escobar-…/
This week, Emma Rozanski’s short film PANGAEA, screens as part of the Sharjah Film Platform (SFP), a week of live film screenings, talks and workshops held by the Sharjah Art Foundation. Our Marta Hernaiz Pidal was the cinematographer on the film and it was shot in Sarajevo on location among the striking brutalist architecture of Sarajevo’s main TV station.
Festival website and programme: http://sharjahart.org/sharjah-art-foundation/programme/sharjah-film-platform
Congratulations to Gonzalo Escobar Mora who recently received a ‘Make a Wave’ grant for artists from 3Arts Chicago. Make a Wave is a groundbreaking artist-to-artist giving program that erases the traditional gatekeeper by inviting each of the previous year’s 3Arts Award recipients to select another artist to receive a surprise $1,000 grant—in effect sending a wave through Chicago’s brilliant cultural core.
A curated program of short films by Bistrik7 filmmakers will be screened in Bourges, France on 17th November 2018, at 6pm, as part of this year’s Bandits Mages -Unstable reality and shifting knowledges. Mending the Fabric of the World -
Link to info: http://rencontres2018.bandits-mages.com/carte-blanche/
This is the most wonderful list of films:
Namsuk Kim - Self Portrait 4m
Marta Hernaiz Pidal - Spoon 4m
Bianca Lucas - Bogeyman 23m
Emma Rozanski - Pangaea 8m
Patrick Marshall - A Letter to John Fitzgerald Kennedy Concerning Outer Space, Assassinations, and the Cosmic Universal Cinema 9m
Pilar Palomero - Horta 15m
Andre Gil Mata - Num Globo De Neve 9m
Gonzalo Escobar Mora - Pool Version 20m
Marta Hernaiz Pidal - Cycle 8m
Manel Raga - Manel Lives In Sarajevo 5m
(and here is a full program of events - lots of exciting stuff to see)
Kudos to Aleksandra Niemczyk & Graeme Cole for curating the program.
Kicking off in Chicago (USA) in November is Emma Rozanski’s solo video art and mixed media exhibition at the International Museum of Surgical Science.
The opening reception is on Friday 2nd November 5.30pm to 7.30pm and is free to attend and drinks will be provided. After that, the exhibition will run until December 2nd 2018. She’s created four new experimental video pieces (including dance, animation and shadow puppetry), a sound installation and a few text-based mixed-media pieces - everything is inspired by and created using the Museum’s vast collection.
Emma will also be conducting a workshop at the Museum on Sunday 11th November called ‘The Poetry of Movement’ - a workshop for self-expression through abstract dance - no dance or performance experience required!
Exciting things all ‘round!
Aleksnadra’s long-form artist’s moving image work, Baba Vanga, screened as a multi-channel installation at gallery of Bandits-Mages in Bourges, France in September 2018. This special event projection was the inauguration of her artist residency for her next film project - supported by EMAP#EMARE European Media and Art Program founded by European Commission. The residency commenced on 1st October 2018 and will culminate in a new moving image work. Stay tuned!
Stefan Malešević has been busy with two films - his upcoming debut feature film, MAMONGA, was presented at the Karlovy Vary Works in Progress: