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Derive (2016) | Film now available

Derive (2016)
Film by Fred L’Epee and Jean-baptiste Lozac’h.
Music by William Ryan Fritch.
Helicon Films

 

 

Genre Experimental/Fiction
Year 2016
Duration 15mn. 50s.

 

Between an inexhaustible past and a non-unfoldable future: a chase after the horizon and some areas of refuge. Between what we believe, what we lived and what we would like to live. Life, perhaps…-Synopsis

 

Helicon Films 2016
This work is licensed under Creative Commons.
Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.

 

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10th Festival ISI 2015 | Montpellier (France)

“Spiderland” (2014) is selected for the 10th Festival ISI (Insurrection Sentimentale Illimitée) of Montpellier (France) which will held from 3rd to 5th September 2015.

 

 

ISI’s festival content is avant-garde digital art (music, vj, installation), but the projection contains every types of experimental image. The screening program is composed only of the images in the public domain or the Creative Commons. The event is free entrance, the screening is non-commercial and no-profit.

 

More info: http://isi.cellanova.org/

 

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3rd International Festival Cinema Libre | Hamburg (Germany)

“The White Widow” (2015) is selected for the 3rd International Festival Cinema Libre of Hamburg (Germany) which will held from 28th to 30th August 2015.

 

 

Cinema libre differs from the cinema made by industry, television, business, entertainment, motion picture, technology and money. Free from rigths, under licence art libre or creative commons, it is shared and can be diverted without tethers.

To be independent from the film industry, movies can be self-produced, crowd funded and/or be produced with no money at all. In the last decade, digital technologies extended the space of cinema libre and enabled everyone to take back this way of expression swallowed up by industry for decades.

Analogue formats are also coming back as a way to explore and experiment things thanks to alternatives and shared laboratories which are growing up everywhere in the world.

Cinema libre has something to say, something to shout about. It 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 it is often based on DIY, sharing, lightness and freshness.

Cinema libre places poetry before technique, life before show, and facts before effects. It is the antidote to the dominant and standardized pictures, which shape us.

 

Festival International Cinema Libre

 

More info:http://www.festivalducinemalibre.com/

 

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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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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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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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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 “Amygdala” (2014) now available

 


Film by Fred L’Epee and Ed Alvarado

 

Genre : Experimental
Year 2014
Duration 03 mn 30s

 

Amygdala (structure in the limbic system) is an mental encoding information. The Amygdala performs a primary role in the processing of memory, decision-making, and emotional reactions of fear”. – Synopsis

 

 


Helicon Films 2014

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Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.

 

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Film “Scapegrace” (2013) now available

 

 

Scapegrace (2013)
Film by Fred L’Epee

Co-producers:
Fred L’Epee, Ed Alvarado, Kenneth Gentry
(United States, Switzerland)
23min 22s.

Synopsis:
I write of the real and unreal, physical and metaphysical, sights and shadows, sounds and silences, highs and lows, good and evil, hope and despair–simultaneously. This film is based on soluble forms over three dimensions: body, time; and memory. An intrapsychic odyssey through the hippocampus mythology.

 

Helicon Films 2013
This work is licensed under Creative Commons.
Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.

 

 

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Festival Cinema Libre | Hamburg, Germany

 

Festival International Cinema Libre
From 30th August to 1rst September 2013
Hamburg (Germany)

 

Festival International Cinema Libre

 

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.

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.

 

International Festival Cinema Libre

 

CINEMA LIBRE is produced by people who have something to say. It is the poetry of the prior art, the life before the show and facts on the effects. CINEMA LIBRE is an antidote to dominant and standardized images that shape us daily and is different from the cinema, the wird. CINEMA made ​​by industry, television, entertainment, special effects and money LIBRE is neither a job, nor is it a business, and it is not aimed at financial gain. It pays no attention to public expectations and ignores encodings, formats and fashion. CINEMA LIBRE is a cinema of experiments, which are often based on lightness, freshness, free content, and Do-It-Yourself.

 

 

 

Official Website:
http://www.festivalducinemalibre.com/

Program International Festival Cinema Libre :
http://festivalducinemalibre.com/?p=264

 

 

 

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Official selection | Festival du Cinema Libre Hamburg, Germany (30/08 to 01/09/2013)

 

“The Testament”

Official Selection
Festival du Cinema Libre
From 30th August to 1rst September 2013
Hamburg (Germany)

 

The Testament (2013)

 

Program Festival du Cinema Libre :
http://festivalducinemalibre.com/?p=264

 

 

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Rencontre avec le Collectif Kassandre Forum des Images (Paris)

RENCONTRE

AVEC LE

COLLECTIF KASSANDRE 

RENCONTRE + PROJECTION

LE 23  JUIN DE 15H00 À 16H15

“The Passengers” Fred. L’Épée (Fr./ exp. 2012 n&b 9min / vidéo)
“Printemps soluble” Joseph Paris (Fr. / cin. contemporain 2009 n&b 22min / vidéo)

 

 

Kassandre est un collectif qui réunit des cinéastes ayant fait le choix des licences libres pour diffuser et partager leurs créations.

« Vous êtes libres de les télécharger, de les copier, de les partager et dans certains cas vous êtes aussi libres de les transformer, pour créer des oeuvres dérivées. Cela fait du bien aux œuvres d’être vues, et donc d’être copiées. Cela permet aux auteurs de rencontrer un public et à ce dernier de découvrir des auteurs. Le partage enrichit celui qui donne comme celui qui reçoit, ainsi cinéastes et cinéphiles savourent ensemble un bonheur partagé. Le cinéma a toutes les raisons de se réjouir de ce vent nouveau, des belles opportunités qu’il amène et des possibilités infinies qui sont offertes. Nous aimons le cinéma, Internet et le copyleft. ».

Présentation du collectif par son fondateur, le cinéaste Joseph Paris.

 

For more info: http://www.mashupfilmfestival.fr/programme/collectif-kassandre/

 

 

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L’autre cinéma | Kassandre



L’autre cinéma | Kassandre

 

Kassandre is a not-for-profit organization that aims to promote and support a free & open cinema.

 

Kassandre brings together filmmakers who have chosen to share freely one or more of their films using free licenses.

You are free to download, copy, share and in some cases you are also free to modify, to create derivative works.

We have three good reasons to do this:

– Download is not theft, and copying is not harmful and modify isn’t destroy. It’s good for movies to be seen, and therefore be copied. This allows authors to find an audience and the latter to meet authors.

– Sharing is Loving. And sharing is a fundamental freedom that must be protected.

– Sharing enriches the giver and the receiver. The filmmaker and the audience enjoying a shared happiness.

The cinema has every reason to celebrate this new wind, the great opportunities it brings and the endless possibilities that are offered.

We have created the platform Kassandre.org to allow filmmakers and the public to come together around the films. We accept all genres (drama, comedy, thriller, etc.) and all formats (fiction, documentary, art film, etc. …), but we strive to select the most original films, those who try to say a little more …

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