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New EP by Cooper Raines “Music from the Film The White Widow”

Original soundtrack from the film “The White Widow”.
A film by Fred L’Epee and Kenneth Gentry (2015, Helicon Films)

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Ep album
available on: Bandcamp
“Music from the Film The White Widow”

Credits
Released February 17, 2017
Cooper Raines

Helicon Films
Indie Film Label
Cinematography and Sound design
(United States-Switzerland)

Executive producer
Fred L’Epee

Co-producers
Ed Alvarado
Jean-Baptiste Lozac’h

 

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Member of Jury | Meters International Film Festival (MIFF) New York

I am so pleased to be Jury member of the ‘Meters International Film Festival’ (MIFF) to be held on April 1, 2017 at Bristol Valley Theater, New York.

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The Meters Film Festival (MIFF) is a not for profit organisation that has been set up to give audiences a chance to see films that might not be available in other local public venues, while also inspiring local film makers with access to workshops led by leading industry experts.

It is the mission of the MIFF to support the work of talented and dedicated filmmakers and to share their work so that it may inspire, educate, and transform youth and professionals in the youth work field. Our main target group is the generation of developing young filmmakers but we are very delighted at every entry. The essence of this success is to motivate common activity among young inland filmmakers and other international organizations taking part in the audiovisual program.

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The list of movies selected for exhibition by the jury will be presented in the Official Selection section of our official website.

Event date: April 1, 2017, 7 pm.
Festival website:
http://metff.com/
List of jury: http://metff.com/judges/

 

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Athanasia (2017) | Film now available

Athanasia (2017)
Project by Fred L’Epee
Music composer Rey Eisen
Produced by Helicon Films

Genre Experimental fiction
Year 2017
Duration 05mn. 30s

Synopsis
“When this corruptible body has assumed its incorruptibility, and this mortal body has clothed itself with immortality (athanasia), then the word that is written will be fulfilled: Death has been engulfed in victory”
(1 Corinthians 15 : 54)


Helicon Films 

Executive producer:
Fred L’Epee
Co-producer:
Jean-Baptiste Lozac’h

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Official selection | Film ‘Fahrenheit 4.33’ MADATAC 8th Edition (Madrid, Spain)

Fahrenheit 4.33 (2016)
MADATAC 8th Edition
From January 12 to February 5, 2017
Cultural Center Conde Duque
Madrid (Spain)

MADATAC is an independent and non-profit springboard, with an cultural diversity approach for cutting edge experimental and new media audio-visual culture, that particularly values innovation, originality and risk-taking art projects.

This unique and leading international event take ‘s place in Madrid (Spain) each December within the city Mile of Art. Our objective is encourage the participation of citizens in the fields of audiovisual art, video art, digital new media art culture and to promote the exchange of knowledge between professionals with collaborative projects which serve as a collective laboratory were artists can present their most recent creations to the greater public, critics, commissioners, scholars from university institutions, curators, collectors, institutions and companies, as well as other trained members the community.

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This is intended to support and spotlight rising investigations, research work and papers on this field employing new technologies, awarding creative excellence of artists who best fuse in a single work technology and imagination and challenge conventional cinematic narratives, in order to build worldwide networking intercultural bridges between regions, artists and organizations overturned towards the most transforming future art.

Program: Festival guide to audio-visual digital art in Madrid: https://issuu.com/madatac/docs/catalogo_madatac_08_lectura

Website: http://madatac.es/

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Work in Progress ‘Athanasia’ (2017)

Athanasia (2017)
Film by Fred L’Epee
Music Composer Rey Eisen
Helicon Films
Soon released in the upcoming weeks.

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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.

Helicon Films
Executive producer:
Fred L’Epee
Co-producer:
Jean-Baptiste Lozac’h

Website: https://fred-lepee.com/production/

 

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Festival of Sound Video Art | ACTIVA 2016 Sala Lai Gallery (Gijón,Spain)

We are very proud to announce that film “The White Widow” has been selected to be screened as part of ACTIVA 2016 | Festival of Sound Video Art at Sala Lai Gallery.

Screening on Saturday, November 26th, Gijón, Asturias (Spain).

The White Widow (Film poster)

Sala Lai
Sala Lai Art is an independent space, a transnational work in progress for today new and innovative arts, exhibitions and interaction betwen artists working in differents ways, countries and technologies.

Website: http://www.laimuseum.com/

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Curator: Jaime Rodriguez | ACTIVA 2016 | Website http://www.kaosart.org/

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20th International Festival Videomedeja 2016

The White Widow (2015) is selected for the 20th International Video Festival Videomedeja wich will held from October 21-23th 2016, Museum of Contemporary Art (Novi Sad, Serbia)

International Video Festival VIDEOMEDEJA is basic activity of the Video Art Association VIDEOMEDEJA. This is an annual non-profit event lasting for a few days.

Festival consists of the competitive program and various accompanying programs which, depending on the current productions and conception, happens on the different locations in Novi Sad and elsewhere.

As part of the program, festival focuses on art projects that combine images and sound, advanced communication, objects, in a symbiotic or avant-garde style; of videos, documentaries and short films, digital animation, media installations, interventions in the exhibition area, interactive and robotic objects, url projects, open source applications, live audiovisual performances, electronic music, advanced technologies in artistic practice.

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Accompanying programs are realized in forms of projections, installations, performances and TV shows broadcasted on both local and national TV stations.

International Jury selects the best works for the following awards:
Sphinx Award is for the best Video. Bogdanka Poznanovic Award is for the best Media Installation, Live piece, Software, URL. Lunartis Award is for the best graduate film. Depending on the design of the program sometimes there’s Audience Award.

Renowned artists, prominent critics, theoreticians, producers, distributors and journalists from all over the world are regular guests of the Festival.
The festival is being distributed and promoted in the form of presentations, promotional catalogs, Internet, different mass media in Serbia and abroad.

Festival objectives:
Presentation of the latest video works and new media projects and promotion of innovative artistic forms. Contribution to the development of visual arts production and theory. International cooperation, encouraging intercultural dialogue. Education of students, affirmation of young artists. Raise of the technological literacy of the local surrounding. Promotion of new cultural strategies in relation to the cultural establishment. Demystification of new media and new technologies. Presentation of the new concept of media campaign.

Website: http://videomedeja.org/
Program: http://videomedeja.org/festival-2016/screening-2016/?lang=en

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12th MARFICI | International Film Festival ‘Mar del Plata’ (Argentina)

Fahrenheit 4.33 (2016) is selected for the 12th MARFICI Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente (Mar del Plata, Argentina) which will held from 6th to 13th of August 2016.

 

 

The MARFICI festival is the third largest private company in Latin America, a region where the film is to distribute the most independent channels of expressions that are not accessible. The goal is to create a diffusion space of independent film productions with an international, national and local level.

 

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Program: http://marfici.org/catalogo/tren/
Official website:http://marfici.org/

 

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Bipolar (2014) | HearteartH Video Exhibition (Berlin, Germany)

Bipolar (2014)
HearteartH | Video Art Exhibition
From 8th to 10th of July
Berlin (Germany)

 

 

HearteartH is a collective project for artists and media makers ideated by video artists Sonia Laura Armaniaco and Maria (Felix) Korporal. The concept took life from these two interlocking words: HEART and EARTH. The strong symbolism of the two words, which are inevitably associated with life, has a strong pull. One is drawn into it. In the almost fateful dependence of these terms of one another, they seem inextricably linked together, even permanently, forever.

 

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HearteartH will be presented in a large festival with an exhibition, video screenings and a special AV performance night, from 8-10 July 2016 in Group Global 3000 and in Medienwerkstatt Bethanien, Berlin. In September 2016 the same video screenings will be shown in [.BOX], the space of Visual Container in Milan. Visual Container will also broadcast the project on VisualContainer.tv

 

Program and schedule: http://www.heartearth.xyz/heartearth-berlin-milan-2016/program-2016.php

See also HearteartH’s website: http://www.heartearth.xyz

 

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Derive (2016) | CICA Museum Exhibition Gimpo (South Korea)

Derive (2016)
CICA Museum
International Exhibition Abstract Mind
Czong Institute for Contemporary Art
From 15th to 26th of June
Gimpo (South Korea)

 

 

Started from the sculptor Czong Ho Kim’s studio in 1994, Czong Institute for Contemporary Art (CICA) became a unique cultural space founded and cultivated by him. Not only CICA fosters projects of experimental artists, we are open for everyone to learn about Contemporary Art and apply it to one’s life. We aim to provide a creative, yet comfortable space for artists and the community to nurture their creative and critical thinking with visual culture while they communicate with each other.

 

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CICA Museum has a collection of Czong Ho Kim’s sculptures, paintings, and architecture, as well as many renowned international artists’ works. For special exhibitions, we exhibit Contemporary Art pieces including painting, sculpture, and new media art. CICA also offers education and public programs for the cultural development of local communities.

 

Program and schedule: http://cicamuseum.com/category/exhibitions
CICA Museum website: http://cicamuseum.com/

 

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High Desert International Film Festival 2016 Official selection | Solar Love

Solar Love (2015)
Official selection
High Desert International Film Festival
From 26th to 29th May
Pahrump (Nevada)
United States

 

 

2006 marked the very beginning of the journey to this, the 10th season of the High Desert International Film Festival and, from the start, the focus has been on supporting a sense of community.

The heart of this festival was, is now, and will always be, to celebrate the talents of the international, independent, filmmaking community; in support of those visionaries who might be in search of an audience, funding for a project, collaboration with peers or validation of their art.

 

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An artist simply cannot work in a vacuum. There must be an audience to applaud and encourage their efforts or perhaps to let them know that they should take a step back or maybe even start over.

Every season we throw a party and invite the neighbors—and they join us—from all over the world. Consider this your invitation.

 

Festival’s website: http://www.hdiff.net/

 

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Fahrenheit 4.33 | Film now available

Fahrenheit 4.33
Project by Fred L’Epee
Jeffrey Beach (Beachfront Productions)
Helicon Films

 

 

Genre Experimental
Year 2016
Duration 12mn. 43s.

 

“The contemporary mythology as the representation of a catharsis. Thousand variations from human vacuum. Translated by the definition of our identities which became amorphous. Stasis. The alteration of our psyche. Vertigo. An existential schism. The Labyrinth built by Daedalus. Death is not an end in itself. Perhaps an inertia. Without reproduction. Neither transposition”.

 

Helicon Films 2016
This work is licensed under Creative Commons.
Attribution-NonCommercial

 

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Fahrenheit 4.33

Fahrenheit 4.33 
A project by Fred L’Epee

“Space and forms are henceforth Vacuum. The post-existentialism is presently a variation of death/light. Fundamentally called dystopia. Ethereal freedom in a state of emergency. Antennas low frequency”. -Synospsis

 

Fahrenheit 4.33 (Film Poster 1)


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.


Executive producer

Fred L’Epee
Co-producer
Jean-Baptiste Lozac’h

Jeffrey Beach (Beachfront Productions)
beachfrontprod.blogspot.com

Thanks for all your support.

 

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The White Widow | IN-SONORA (9th edition)

The White Widow (2015)
IN-SONORA | 9th Edition
Muestra de Arte Sonoro e Interactivo
From 2nd to 15th March
Madrid (Spain)

 

 

In-Sonora is an independent and non-profit project that has positioned itself as an nationally and internationally avant-garde proposal. Thanks to the collaboration between artists, professionals, cultural operators, public and private institutions, and a wide audience. This 10 years of projects will take place with this new edition of the show. From 2nd to March 15 at “La Casa Encendida”, “El Águila”, “Centro Centro”, “IED Madrid”, “Medialab-Prado”, “Joy Gallery” and “Gallery Swinton and Crossroads”.

 

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The aim of this biennial show is to expand the visibility of national and international artists, supporting experimental contemporary proposals that sound and interactivity that are key visual elements.

The press conference will be conducted by Maite Camacho, director and curator of IN-SONORA, who will talk with the audience about the idea and development of this project which has already more than 10 years of existence. It will be presented the full program of activities that make up this edition and the most important developments.

 

Artist profile: Fred L’ Epee | In-Sonora (9th edition)

Official website: http://in-sonora.org/

 

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Solar Love (2015) | Museum of Modern Art (Mar del Plata, Argentina)

We are delighted to announce that film, “Solar Love” (2015) will be screened at The Museum of Modern Art, Mar de Plata, in Argentina on 12th February, 2016.

 

 

The aim of the Museum of Modern Art (MAR | Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, Mar del Plata, Argentina) is to assemble a group of productions that have been indelibly associated with the comprehensive and interactive spirit of MAR, with the first works that begin to form part of his collection. Without a script to guide the tour, gives the viewer the task of articulating the universes of each work and set their own itinerary through space.

 

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Experimental Film Cycle | International Panorama.
Program of short, medium and length films:

 

Two minutes to the tearoommoon | Camelia Mirescu / Italia, 2015
Notturno | John Warren / Usa, 2011
Últimas imágenes en la tierra | Colectivo Los ingrávidos / México, 2015
Sin Dios ni Santa María” | Helena Girón & Samuel Delgado / España, 2015
Mio corpo a maggio” | Matilde de Feo / Italia, 2014
Solar Love | Fred L’ Epee & Jean-Baptiste Lozac’h / Suiza, 2015
Horror vacui | Florencia Aliberti / España, 2013
Mutter | Mikel Guillen / Canadá, 2015
Hunter | Scott Barley / Gales, Reino Unido, 2015
Rehersal for retirement | Phil Solomon / Usa, 2007

 

Programm and shedule: http://museomar.gob.ar/evento/ciclo-de-cine-experimental-panorama-internacional-programa-de-cortos-y-mediometrajes/

Official website: http://museomar.gob.ar/

 

 

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