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Bipolar (2014) |10th Montreal Underground Film Festival (MUFF) May 21-24, 2015 (Montreal, Canada)

BIPOLAR (2014)
Film by Fred L’Epee, Elam Ellis Embarq and Ed Alvarado
10th Montreal Underground Film Festival (MUFF)
May 21-24, 2015
Montreal, Canada

MUFF celebrates and promotes low-budget filmmakers who challenge the limitations of mainstream cinema, making the world a more exciting, engaging place to live. We showcase inventive filmmaking that pushes the boundaries of independent film. We encourage experimental work that is radical, visionary, subversive.

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MUFF is a small, dedicated collective of programmers in search of creative moving image work featuring any experimental combination of narrative, non-narrative, documentary, animation, sound, style, performance. We are looking for films that highlight the power of the paracinematic to disrupt the status quo—deviant work, unafraid to challenge and enrich the spectator’s relationship to the everyday and to the medium itself.

MUFF is committed to the idea that some of the most unique and critical voices are those that come from the margins—artistic, social, cultural, political. Expose your vision to MUFF!

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International Conference at the University of Copenhagen/Denmark (9th-10th April 2015)

‘Pathology of the Images’ (45 min. incl. discussion)
International Conference/ University of Copenhagen (DK)
Program: “What is an Image” on 9th and 10th April 2015.

Pathology of Images

09.04.2015
Lev Manovich (New York): “The Images of Big Data” (85 min. incl. discussion 15 min.) Keynote. Andreas Stæhr (Copenhagen) “The Symbols Played” (25 min. incl. discussion 5 min.) Bent Fausing (Copenhagen) “The Image. The Currency of our Soul” (45 min. incl. discussion 10 min.) Fred L’Epee (Athens/Genève) “Pathology of the Images” (45 min. incl. discussion 10 min.) James Elkins (Chicago)”What was and is an Image” (85 min. incl. discussion, 15 minutes). Keynote.

10.04.2015
Joanna Zylinska (London) “What Is an Image When There’s No One To See It?: Photography after the Human” (85 min. incl. discussion, 15 min.). Keynote. Louise Yung Nielsen (Ålborg/Copenhagen): “Fashion blogging: Body image and media” (25 min. incl. discussion, 5 min.), Jesper Juul (Copenhagen) “The Return of the Big Pixel: The changing Meaning of Graphics in Independent Video Games” (25 min. incl. discussion, 5 min.) Toni Hildebrandt (Bern) “On Gestures and Images Made by Chance. On Cage’s and Anastasi’s Drawings” (25 min. incl. discussion, 5 min.) Troels Degn Johansen (Copenhagen) “Programmatic Images: Rikke Luther’s Learning Site Posters and the Iconoclasm of Relational art” (45 min. incl. discussion, 10 min.). Farida Vis (Sheffield) “Visual Social Media Lab” (45 min. incl. discussion, 10 min.) with Anne Burns and Simon Faulkner.

Keynote speakers: James Elkins, Lev Manovich, Joanna Zylinska.
Organizer: Bent Fausing
More info: http://inss.ku.dk/english/calendar/what-is-an-image /

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The White Widow (2015) Film now available

 

The White Widow (2015)
Film by Fred L’Epee and Kenneth Gentry

Genre Experimental
Year 2015
Duration 10mn 03s
 
“The White Widow” is a psychotropic visual arts film representing the themes of mythology, mysticism, and the existential struggle. The realm is that of the subconscious, the alterations of perception, in the other-worldly than the worldly. Once upon a time the white widow at the edge of a path.-Synopsis

 

Helicon Films 2015
Fred L’Epee
Kenneth Gentry
Ed Alvarado

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

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New film project in process @HeliconFilms

New film project in process “The White Widow” (2015)
Soon released in the month of February.
Thanks for all your support.
– Helicon Films

The White Widow (Film poster)

Helicon Films is an independent film production company based out of Switzerland and the United States that produces short films. The films are three to twenty-four minutes in running time. The films are in black and white, in color, or in a combination of both. The genre for these films is experimental with an emphasis on exploring existential themes. We produce three or four films per year. There are three divisions of our production company: production, preproduction, and postproduction.

Co-producers:
Fred L’Epee
Kenneth Gentry
Ed Alvarado

https://vimeo.com/channels/heliconfilms

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Mare’s Nest (2014) | Awards nomination @Creative Arts Film Festival | Malvern (USA)

 

“Mare’s Nest” is nominated at the CREATIVE ARTS FILM FESTIVAL
(Malvern, PA 19355/USA) for award categories:

Best Experimental Short Film
Best Sound Design
Best Film

 

 

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

 

More info: http://www.creativeartsfilmfestival.com/awards.html

 

 

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Film “The Island” | Video Art Festival at PPC’s PoP Up Kino (Berlin, Germany)

The Island (2011)
Video Art Festival
PPC’s PoP Up Kino
On 17th January
Berlin (Germany)

List of selected authors and works form elmur.net community for #4 Blu!:

01 The Island by Fred. L’Epee (CH – GR)
02 Sheep herding in Denmark by visuelantropologi.dk (DK)
03 Weir and clouds by Bert Cuyp (UK)
04 Die Stille by Irene Cruz (ES)
05 Synosius by nu_miel (PL)
06 The concept of water by Otto (IT)
07 No NAME by Christian Niccoli (IT)

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To be screened within the frame of POP UP KINO International video art festival #4, which will take place in KLEINER SALON, located at the Berlin district of Kreuzberg. The theme of this edition is: Blu! The event is organised by Grundkreuz. Within the POP UP KINO event a ELMUR.NET video selection is presented, in every occasion curated by an external curator.

ELMUR.NET cooperates with Pop Up Kino monthly video art event. The video art screening event will be periodically held at PPC Gallery in Berlin, a new arty and welcoming artspace based in the neighborhood of Neukölln. Pop Up kino showcases creative videos selected under a specific theme, for every occasion an external curator is invited to join the team. Pop Up Kino aims to promote visibility of video art and video creatives from around the world showcasing their works in the german capital. Within every event a ELMUR.NET section curated by guest curators will be also on show. A great opportunity to promote elmur.net’s community members and their creations to new audiences and videoart specialists.

More info:
http://popupkinofest.tumblr.com/
https://www.facebook.com/popupkino
http://elmur.net/

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

 

 

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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
http://www.facebook.com/festivalmiden

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

 

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

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