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Film “Spiderland” (2014) now available

 

Film by Fred L’Epee
In collaboration with Kenneth Gentry

Genre Experimental
Year 2014
Duration 07mn 01s

 

Among lost hopes, humankind is in search of our lost identities. This film is an archetype representing the surreality of humankind. Primitive mental images inherited from the earliest human consumers are ever present in our collective unconsciousness. The self-representation from the term “consumer society” is the simplification of the term “consumer-led industrial society.” The notion of consumer society refers to a social and economic order based on the systematic creation and manipulation of desire. This is the way to maintain the consumption of goods, though it’s often unsustainable and even produced and sold in anticipation of a planned obsolescence. However, the consumer continues to blindly consume. Among lost hopes and identities, humankind is now in search of our lost stars. - Synopsis

 

Helicon Films 2014
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Mare’s Nest (2014) selected @Creative Arts Film Festival (Dec. 1st – 31th 2014)

Mare’s Nest (2014)
Creative Arts Film Festival
Awards Event / Online Festival
December 1st to 31th 2014
Malvern, PA 19355 (USA)

 

Mare’s Nest

Directed by Fred L’Epee, Kenneth Gentry
Produced by Helicon Films

In our film we posit the following question: is mankind in this postmodern era falling into a sort of collective madness, for which there may be neither a remedy nor a means of escape? It is an existential question regarding the postmodern condition. If one looks into the contemporary arts and sciences, one will find that this may well be the case. The postmodern condition has been characterized as that of denial (Pinker), shock (Hughes), disorder (Lwoff), chaos (Bloom), dismantling (Bauman), and oblivion (Borges). Do we find ourselves in a world, like it or not, of disarray, disillusionment, even illusion? Does this inevitably lead to internal and external conflicts? We will let each viewer of our film be the judge of that.

PROGRAM:
http://creativeartsfilmfestival.com/exp.html

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We are happy to announce the official selection of film “Mare’s Nest” (2014) at the Creative Arts Film Festival from December 1st – 31th 2014 (Malvern, PA 19355/USA)

The Creative Arts Film Festival is an annual international online international short film festival that is designed to showcase and promote filmmakers. CAFF runs every December online and we offer worldwide exposure, free promotional listings, prizes, and we are the Official Home of the prestigious Perfect Spirit Film Awards.CAFF knows the value of a good film, and we do our best to let every creative artist know that it is all about them and their project. “CAFF believes that it is through a legion of fans that a filmmaker or screenwriter can build a solid career in entertainment.”

-Fel Angel
Filmmaker/Screenwriter/Festival Director/Creative Arts Film Festival

http://creativeartsfilmfestival.com/exp.html

https://filmfreeway.com/festival/CREATIVEARTSFILMFESTIVAL

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New film project in process @HeliconFilms

New film project in process “Spiderland” (2014)
Soon released in the month of December.
Thanks for all your support.
Helicon Films

New film project in process

 

Helicon Films
Indie Film Label
Cinematography and Sound design

Official website
https://vimeo.com/channels/heliconfilms

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“Bipolar” (2014) | Fest Miden & 4Frontal (Athens Greece)

We are happy to announce the Premiere of film “Bipolar” (2014) for the presentation of “The wanderer above the mist” inspired by Caspar David Friedrich. The festival will take place at “Theater of Neos Kosmos” on Sunday, November 9th in Athens, Greece.

Participant artists:
Daniel Lewan, Hamidreza Dibazar &Farid Hamedi (Rohina), Félix Fernández, Jacob Cartwright, Justyna Misiuk, Kai Welf Hoyme, Γιούλα Παπαδοπούλου & Παναγιώτης Τέντες, Marcantonio Lunardi, Maria Korporal, Marina Fomenko, Marina Velez, Pierre et Jean Villemin, Salvatore Insana, Sana Ghobbeh, Simone Stoll, Yannick Dangin Leconte aka YDL, Dimitrios Karatzas, Barbara Brugola, claRa apaRicio yoldi, Gerwin Luijendijk, Jeroen Cluckers & Wout Lievens, Katarzyna Rumińska, Felix Frederick, Yvana Samandova & Borjan Zarevski (bARuT), Theatrical Group – Department Of Theater Studies, Fred L’Epee, Yiannis Pappas, Cristina Pavesi, Claudia Cardenas & Rafael Schlichting, Dimitris Zouras, Ioannis Voulgaris, Constantine Nissidis.

Fest Miden

The screening will take place at “Theater of Neos Kosmos”, Antisthenous 7 & Tharyttou str, Neos Kosmos, Athens, 15.00-19.00h 

Total duration of the selection: 150 min

By “The World of Caspar”
Director – Marcantonio Lunardi
Music – Tania Giannouli

Program curator: Gioula Papadopoulou / Festival Miden

Screenings/setting: 4Frontal

Idea- project coordination: Georgina Kakoudaki

The festival’s team
http://www.festivalmiden.gr
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Helicon Films | New Design (2)

Helicon Films | New Design (2)

Helicon Films
Indie Film Label
Cinematography and Sound design


Co-producers

Fred L’Epee
Ed Alvarado
Kenneth Gentry
(United States – Switzerland)

Official website

https://vimeo.com/channels/heliconfilms

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Helicon Films | New Design (1)

Helicon Films

Helicon Films
Indie Film Label
Cinematography and Sound design


Co-producers

Fred L’Epee
Ed Alvarado
Kenneth Gentry
(United States – Switzerland)

Official website

https://vimeo.com/channels/heliconfilms

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Film “Bipolar” (2014) now available

 

Film by Fred L’Epee
In collaboration with Kenneth Gentry and Ed Alvarado.

Genre Experimental
Year 2014
Duration 08 mn 50s
 

“The theme of bipolarity is seen through various means: the natural and the man-made; production and destruction; energy and adynamia; peace and apocalypse; equilibrium and disequilibrium — from the beginning to the end. This emerging view of a complex “bipolar climate machinery” urgently calls for a major research effort in order to decipher and quantify the interplay of atmospheric and social processes. When the world is in no accordance with all the cyclic combinations, a more or less bipolar world cannot be inevitable”. – Synopsis

Helicon Films 2014
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Bipolar (2014) Film poster

Bipolar (2014) Film poster


Bipolar (2014)
Film by Fred L’Epee


Co-producers
:
Fred L’Epee, Ed Alvarado, Kenneth Gentry
(United States, Switzerland)


Genre
Experimental
Year 2014
Duration 08 mn 50s
Language Silent


Helicon Films 2014
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Future Identities – Bodies . Places . Spaces. From 12th to 21th of September 2014 (Venice, Italy)

Mare’s Nest (2014)
Future Identities – Bodies . Places . Spaces
From 12th to 21th of September 2014
Palazzo Albrizzi
Venice (Italy)

Future Identities – Bodies . Places . Spaces  | EXTENDED
International video art, photography, installation and performance art festival

It’s LIQUID Group, in collaboration with International ArtExpo, is proud to present Future Identities – Bodies . Places . Spaces | EXTENDED: a selection of artworks presented during the first exhibition of Future Identities, along with new artworks. The exhibition, under thepatronage of the city of Venice, will be held in Venice at Palazzo Albrizzi, from the 12 to the 21 of September 2014Future Identities is the third event of the festival MORPHOS – Sustainable Empires, organized in Venice in the months between June and November 2014, in the same period of Architecture Biennale.

The opening of the event will be on Friday 12 of September 2014 at Palazzo Albrizzi, starting from 05.30 PM (free entry) with the concert of Junges Kammerorchester Stuttgart, followed by the visit of the show.

Organizers: It’s LIQUID & International ArtExpo
Curator: Luca Curci
Press office: It’s LIQUID

Future Identities – Bodies . Places . Spaces festival is focused on the relationship between body and space, and the hybridization between identities and cultural/physical/social/urban settings in contemporary time. People, backgrounds, societies, progress, cities and all their inputs create hybrid identities, modifying each other and being mixed in prospect to shape a better world. The festival aims to conduct a research and to offer to artists and audience a 360° experience about the body, conceived not only as a material organic system connected to space, but also as an evolving organism with peculiar sensations, feelings and characteristics.

Future Identities – Bodies . Places . Spaces

.featured artists
Andreas Mareš . Austria | Daniel Pešta . Czech Republic | Candaş Şişman . Turkey

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.video art
Fred L’Epee & Kenneth Gentry . Switzerland/USA | Lisa Anderson . Australia | Manola Maiani . Italy | Sandra Zemor . Israel | Poliana Reis . Brazil | Alma Rayner . Czech Republic | Carmen Mavrea . Romania | Andrea Isakovic & Raffaella Menchetti . Italy | EliSio PH . Italy | Elli Ioannou . Australia | Helena Wadsley . Canada | Walter Seidl . Austria

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.photography
Patricia Richards . USA | Paula Haapalahti . Finland | Hugues Rochette . Canada | Tatjana Leuzzi . Germany | Jean-René Leblanc . Canada | Regina Wypych . USA | Robyola Von Wünsch . Italy | Maddalena Migliore . Italy | Elisa Sturaro . Italy

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.installation
Pablo Barreiro . Spain

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Palazzo Albrizzi is one of the Venetian aristocracy’s palaces, situated in Cannaregio 4118, near Ca’ D’Oro. Constructed by the famous Capello family, in the 18th century the Palazzo passed into the hands of the Albrizzi family. The palace is the headquarter of ACIT Venezia, one of the most important Italian-German cultural association, and has often been collateral venue of Venice Biennale.

It’s LIQUID Group
c/o Luca Curci Architects
Corso Vittorio Emanuele II, 33
70122 Bari, Italy

+39.0805234018
+39.3387574098
lucacurci@lucacurci.com
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Venice Experimental Cinema & Performance Art Festival | August 31th – 2nd September 2014 (Venice, Italy)

Mare’s Nest (2014)
Venice Experimental Cinema & Performance Art Festival
From 31th August to the 2nd of September 2014
Palazzo Ca’ Zanardi
Venice (Italy)

Venice Experimental Cinema and Performance Art Festival
International experimental cinema and performance art festival
Opening: August 31, 2014

It’s LIQUID Group, in collaboration with International ArtExpo, is proud to announce the opening of Venice Experimental Cinema and Performance Art Festival, International experimental cinema and performance art festival held at Palazzo Ca’ Zanardi, from August 31 to September 02 2014. The festival will be part of Future Identities – Bodies . Places . Spaces exhibition, held at Palazzo Albrizzi, from August 23 to September 07 2014 (more info at: www.lucacurci.com/artexpo/opening-future-identities.htm). Venice Experimental Cinema and Performance Art Festival  is the third event of the festival MORPHOS – Sustainable Empires, organized in Venice in the months between June and November 2014, in the same period of Architecture Biennale. The opening of the event will be on Sunday 31 of August 2014 at Palazzo Ca’ Zanardi, starting from 06.00 PM (free entry).

Future Identities – Bodies . Places . Spaces festival is focused on the relationship between body and space, and the hybridization between identities and cultural/physical/social/urban settings in contemporary time. People, backgrounds, societies, progress, cities and all their inputs create hybrid identities, modifying each other and being mixed in prospect to shape a better world. The festival aims to conduct a research and to offer to artists and audience a 360° experience about the body, conceived not only as a material organic system connected to space, but also as an evolving organism with peculiar sensations, feelings and characteristics. Future Identities will present an exhibition of photography, installation, video-art and architecture works, with a special opening on August 23, 2014 at Palazzo Albrizzi; and the Venice Experimental Cinema and Performance Art Festival, with meeting with artists, at Palazzo Ca’ Zanardi, from August 31 to September 02, 2014.

Venice Experimental Cinema and Performance Art Festival

Palazzo Ca’ Zanardi is a residential palace dating back to the 16th century which, over the centuries, has been added on to by various noble Venetian families and is one of the most evocative and beautiful palaces in the city of Venice; the Serenissima. Sumptuous and possessing particular charm, Ca’ Zanardi is located in a most peaceful setting and has its own delightful private garden as well as a magnificent terrace full of sun and colour. Ca’ Zanardi is located close to the Ca’ D’Oro, the splendid 15th century gothic palace along the Grand Canal.  It is located off the main tourist drag but is still easily reachable by foot, after a two minute walk from the Ca’ D’Oro water bus stop, or by boat using the palazzo’s private pier positioned along the fetching Santa Caterina canal. The refined elegance of the palazzo’s halls and common areas and the delicacy of its original 16th century furnishings create a fascinating setting.

It’s LIQUID Group
c/o Luca Curci Architects
Corso Vittorio Emanuele II, 33
70122 Bari, Italy
+39.0805234018
+39.3387574098
lucacurci@lucacurci.com
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2nd International Festival Cinema Libre | Hamburg (Germany)

Scapegrace (2013)
Official selection
2nd International Festival Cinema Libre
From 29th to 31th of August 2014
Hamburg (Germany)

 

 

Cinema Libre is produced by people who have to say something. Cinema libre is placing poetry before technique/technology, life before show, and facts before effects. It is the antidote to dominant and standardized pictures, which are shaping us. It differs from the cinema made by industry, television, business, entertainment, motion picture technology and money. Cinema Libre does not pay attention to public expectations. It is neither a job, nor a business. It does not look for a return on investment. It ignores codes, formats and fashions. It is a cinema of experiments and many times it is based on DIY, sharing, lightness and freshness.

 

2nd International Festival Cinema Libre From 29th to 31th of August 2014 Hamburg (Germany)

 

To be independent from the film industry, movies can be self-produced, crowd funded and/or be produced with no money at all. These movies are sometimes labelled as “amateur movies”. Furthermore there are movies, which are under copyleft licences or under Creative Commons licences and can be shared and modified freely. Even some movies produced in the traditional way divert themselves from the conformism that is involved in/ belongs to the hegemonic system.  

In the last decade, digital technologies extend the space of cinema libre.

This is a chance to promote the cinema libre, since the access from creation to diffusion is now available for many people.

By definition, cinema libre has no definition. That’s why this festival wants to be an occasion to develop this idea of cinema. By watching movies – your movies – and by giving space and time for discussions we will try to make the cinema libre defining itself.

 

 

More info and program: http://festivalducinemalibre.com/

 

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Film “Mare’s Nest” (2014) now available

 


Film by Fred L’Epee and Kenneth Gentry

 
Genre Experimental/Fiction
Year 2014
Duration 09 mn 20s

 

In our film we posit the following question: is mankind in this postmodern era falling into a sort of collective madness, for which there may be neither a remedy nor a means of escape? It is an existential question regarding the postmodern condition. If one looks into the contemporary arts and sciences, one will find that this may well be the case. The postmodern condition has been characterized as that of denial (Pinker), shock (Hughes), disorder (Lwoff), chaos (Bloom), dismantling (Bauman), and oblivion (Borges). Do we find ourselves in a world, like it or not, of disarray, disillusionment, even illusion? Does this inevitably lead to internal and external conflicts? We will let each viewer of our film be the judge of that. - Synopsis

 

Helicon Films 2014
This work is licensed under Creative Commons.
Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.

 

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Mare’s Nest (2014) Film poster

Mare's Nest (2014)

 

“Mare’s Nest” (2014)
Film by Fred L’Epee and Kenneth Gentry

Co-producers:
Fred L’Epee, Ed Alvarado, Kenneth Gentry
(United States, Switzerland)
09min 20s.

Genre : Experimental/Fiction
Year 2014
Duration 09 mn 20s
Language English/French

 

Helicon Films 2014
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10th MARFICI | International Film Festival ‘Mar del Plata’ (Argentina)

 

“The Passengers” (2010) and “The Testament” (2013) are selected to participate to 10th MARFICI, Independent Film Festival of “Mar del Plata” held from 9th -16th August 2014 (Argentina).

 

The Passengers (2010)

 

 

The Testament (2013)

 

The Independent Film Festival of Mar del Plata, MARFICI, celebrates ten years of life with a strong presence of local productions including the opening film, Hero Current, Miguel Monforte stands in Film + History section, which documents the Falklands veteran, Julio Aro, who lives in Mar del Plata and looking at their fallen comrades in unmarked graves in the cemetery of Darwin in the islands. The director also participated in previous editions of the festival was as programmer and fulfilling that role, he created the National Short Film Competition section and Dance Dreams, both dedicated to Argentine fictions.

 

10th MARFICI 2014

 

The selection and scheduling of the festival was led by Diego Menegazzi, Veronica Paz and Guillermo Colantonio. The guest programmers are Fabian Sancho, Silvia Romero Unusual Film Festival.

The International Independent Film Festival of Mar del Plata was declared of interest Honorable Council General Pueyrredón.

The Festival was in charge of the Cultural Events Civil Association of Mar del Plata.

 

Official website: http://marfici.org/

 

 

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