Ultimo aggiornamento: 13/09/2021 – Last update: 09/13/2021.
BOGOTA’ EXPERIMENTAL FILM FESTIVAL – CINEAUTOPSIA
“The Bogotá Experimental Film Festival is a platform for the exhibition, circulation and creation of audiovisual works whose motivations are directed to narrative, technical and conceptual experimentation, which manage to break with dominant and standardized discourses that transcend aesthetic, technical and semiotic limits; and that are a reflection of creative freedoms regardless of the format, duration, material, technique or resource of expression. Bogotá, Colombia.”.
CINETORO EXPERIMENTAL FILM FESTIVAL
“The Colombian Experimental Cinema Boutique”.
“Pioneer space, in Colombia, in the exhibition of experimental films, which seeks to show the excellence and innovation of independent cinema. Celebrates aesthetic diversity, new narratives, new media and formats; a program that reveals the complexity of the social, cultural and artistic phenomena of the world. We understand “experimental cinema, like cinema that originates from visual arts.” A cinema that vanishes the limits with art, emphasizing the experimental modes of creation; exalting alternative creative processes that prefer beauty to business, language to industry, aesthetic importance to the number of spectators and the public’s training to the show.”
Here you can find the 2019 poster.
“Festival based in Rio de Janeiro destinated to experimental and avant-garde films”
SEMANA DEL FILM EXPERIMENTAL DE LA PLATA
“The Experimental Film Week from La Plata (Semana del Film Experimental de La Plata, Argentina) is a non-competitive exhibition, non commercial in nature, where experimental films are shown in their original format (super 8 and 16mm). It is the oldest exhibition of its kind devoted exclusively to experimental film-making in South America. Over these years we had the chance to received many of the most important film-makers from Argentina and abroad.”
PROCESO DE ERROR – INTERNATIONAL EXPERIMENTAL
“PROCESO DE ERROR is a non-competitive festival focused on the Experimental Video that is made since 2014 in Valparaiso, we make exhibitions in movie theaters, in cultural spaces, on the sea, in museums, etc., in Chile and abroad. It is organized by INVE, Plataforma Experimental de Artes, our goal is to bring this type of works to the largest audience through free screenings and talks. We look for works linked to the experimentation in the image and sound and that have thematic and formal coherence.”
CODEC – FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINE EXPERIMENTAL Y VIDEO
“CODEC is an International Experimental Film and Video Festival that
It combines analogue and digital film media, with the intention of promoting the creation of new narratives and forms of audiovisual language, through the arts and film culture”.
MUTA FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE APROPRIACION AUDIOVISUAL
“MUTA is a festival that combines the use of audiovisual archives, and reappropriated material of any type and origin for the production of new content from cinema, film performance, sound art and artistic installation. We are specially interested in promoting the preservation of film archives, both for diffusion and creative purposes.
Before the hegemony of the image, succumb or doubt them. We choose the latter. Question what it represents and search beyond its surface. We believe in the multiple possibilities of interpretation of moving images and the power that their appropriation has to demonstrate it. Coating, manipulating or reusing have been frequent concepts in each of our previous editions. And this year, due to the health context, we add another that defines us fully: mutate.”
Below you can find the fourth edition poster.
DOBRA – INTERNATIONAL EXPERIMENTAL FILM FESTIVAL
“In 2021, DOBRA – International Experimental Film Festival meets its 7th consecutive edition reassuring its commitment with the innovative force of experimental film and the great potential of collaboration of its community. From 6th to 30th September, DOBRA will sail through Brazilian and International production moving film’s thinking, opening it up to the creation of new worlds and proposing aesthetically transforming points of view.
As in the previous editions, the Open Call Screenings are the flagship of DOBRA. This year there will be 8 thematic screenings, that total 42 selected films from more than 1000 submissions received in the Open Call, opened last May. The festival’s curatorship, formed by Cristiana Miranda, Lucas Murari and Luiz Garcia, identified themes that stood out in the artists’ works, such as political issues, the search for representation in urban-space and in body-space, the creation of a poetics that responds to the artists’ necessity to maintain themselves active over the long pandemic period and to an archaeology of Latin America.
The Open Call Screenings trace a large outlook to the worldwide contemporary experimental film production, having Latin America as its great highlight. In addition to films from Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Haiti, Mexico and Uruguay, the festival’s screenings also involve representatives from Germany, Belgium, Canada, Spain, USA, Finland, France, India, Italy, Lithuania, the UK and Taiwan. Brazilian production stands out with a pretty expressive representation: 23 selected films.
Besides the open call screenings, the 2021 full screening of DOBRA will count with the invited screening “rituals of reclamation”, proposed by North American curator Steve Polta, Artistic Director of San Francisco Cinematheque, director and curator of CROSSROADS, the San Francisco Cinematheque’s annual experimental film festival together with the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. The screening proposed by Polta will reinforce the international dialogue that surrounds experimental film promoted by DOBRA and will contribute to the expansion of the network of affections and collaboration of the international community of experimental film within the Brazilian context.
During the festival there will also be livestreaming talks broadcasted by MAM-Rio’s YouTube channel. The first one will be the opening of the festival with the curators, on September 9th. On September 16th, will be presented a chat about the film celluloid digitization with the team from the Argentine laboratory Leche Lab. On September 22nd will take place the pre-release of the book Bcubico, a publication about the cultural center of the same name dedicated to the exhibition of experimental films, video arts, and performances, which existed in Recife between 2011 and 2016. And to close the live program, on September 24th there will be a chat with the invited curator Steve Polta.
DOBRAS’ 7th edition is co-produced by the Rio de Janeiro Museum of Modern Art (MAM-Rio). All selected films to the 9 screenings will be available worldwide on the festival’s website during the whole period, from 6th to 30th September, with free access and no registration required.
DOBRA 2021 | sept 6 – 30
The festival is free and it is happening on the website: festivaldobra.com.br.
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