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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.

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

 

 

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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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