This was the teaser for this year "international competition program" of the 15th edition of Paris Festival for Different and Experimental Cinema.
Category : Films annonces
[15e Festival des cinémas différents et expérimentaux de Paris]du 15/10/2013 au 20/10/2013
The Paris Festival for Different and Experimental Cinema is an annual gathering organised by the Collectif Jeune Cinema, cooperative for distribution and promotion of visual and cinematic experimental practices.
Since 1999, the Paris Festival for Different and Experimental Cinema aims to present an eclectic program, both demanding and geographically as well as thematically diverse. It is a meeting plateform for everyone involved in the field of experimental cinema in France and internationally. It remains a space where many different and alternative cinematic forms collide. This ambition is particularly at stake within the competitive programs that present a wide spectrum of cinematic forms, from narrative ones to more documentary approach as well as abstract film. A thematic series of program will take place aside the short film competition programs. This 15th edition will focus on the use of archival images as a way to question our collective and intimate memory. This theme will be the nerve joining the films presented in the competition's program and will be articulated further within 8 focused screenings following two axes: the primary and essential axis being the historical practices of Found Footage at the core of the history of experimental cinema since its first Avants-Gardes. The other axis will focus on documentaries made from visual and sonorous archives as traces and material considered for their creative becoming. These re-readings of History(ies) shall reveal, as much as transform, their own revisited forms, ideologies and memories. Finally, three public meetings and presentations will add to the screenings. The first one will consist of a series of presentations and discussion around serveral ways to exhibit archival images. The second will be animated by two filmmakers who will open up a discussion regarding whether a new political cinema can emerge from a critical montage of images that drives viral media such as youtube. The last one will present different exemples of how experimental cinema has influenced mainstream fictions. The printed version of the festival catalogue will be available on site. Several articles and an interview have been transcribed for the occasion in order to contribute to the debate on the reusing of images within the ongoing contention polarised by the issues of authors rights, the shift to digital technologies and the new modes of ciculation and access to images and sounds. We look forwards to welcoming you for this new festival edition, The festival team,
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PRACTICAL INFO AND ACCESS :
The festival takes place at the venue Les Voûtes, 19, rue des Frigos, Paris 13e. An unsual venue in Paris, les voûtes are three vaults underneath rue de tolbiac, at the feet of les frigos, an architectural landmark in Paris 13th area.
Find a map HERE
Metro station : François-Mitterand (ligne 14, and RER C).