Thursday, March 26, 2015

Tomorow is the Big Night!

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

"EFS Is..."

Read Julius Richard's extraordinary review of Pantalla Fantasma 4, now translated into English, to find out...

Monday, March 23, 2015

Mongolian Barbecue @ Xcèntric

I just belatedly discovered that The Mongolian Barbecue (2009) played last month as part of 'Absences and (Im)possibilities', the touring programme of Irish Experimental Cinema, at Xcentric, the Centre de Cultura Contemporania de Barcelona's cinema. Details here.  

Friday, March 20, 2015

EFS Publications

EFS Publications is a new project spearheaded by Rouzbeh Rashidi, Dean Kavanagh and myself. It is an online film journal that will be constantly updated as material comes in. It will mix writing by and on EFS members with reflections on filmmaking and cinema past and present by an international array of writers. We hope that in time it will become a lively and diverse site for thinking, dreaming and discussing cinema and constantly questioning its limits.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Julius Richard on PF4

Julius Richard has written a truly extraordinary review of the 4th edition of Pantalla Fantasma which includes what is certainly the most imaginative writing done to date on Experimental Film Society. It can be read here in Spanish. An English version will follow soon.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Paddy's Day in Portland

With thanks to Benjamin Popp of Repressed Cinema.

(Photo: @jusukreet)

Thursday, March 12, 2015

EFS @ Repressed Cinema, Portland

If you happen to be be in Portland, Oregon, USA this Paddy's night, you will find the Irish-based contingent of Experimental Film Society gloriously misrepresenting the Nation by way of a programme of films to be screened as part of the Repressed Cinema screening series at Hollywood Theatre.

The programme:
Homo Sapiens Project (157) by Rouzbeh Rashidi – Homo Sapiens Project is an ongoing series of varied short films that provides, first and foremost, a laboratory for experimenting with cinematic forms. The range of works produced consists of everything from ‘sketches’ to fully finished and polished films. HSP (157) is a medium-length film that unleashes the sinister atmospheres lurking in an apparently idyllic rural environment.

Funnel Web Family by Michael Higgins – A prying look at the creatures that inhabit a home.

The Distance by Dean Kavanagh – A young man recalls a fishing trip from his childhood, but he is not sure if they are his memories.

Dirt by Vicky Langan & Maximilian Le Cain – A phantasmagoric mélange of live performances and elements of gothic horror, resulting in a haunting, intense and sometimes humorous portrait of Langan as performer.