Tuesday, September 30, 2014

2nd Temple Bar Gallery + Studios Screening

The programme for the second of six Experimental Film Society screenings taking place at Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, Dublin, has now been announced. It will happen on Monday, November 24th at 6pm.

1 - Les Yeux Disparus (2012) By Bahar Samadi / France / 10mins
2 - W.E (2013) By Bahar Samadi / France / 5mins
3 - Pitpony (2014) By Jason Marsh / UK / 4mins
4 - The Illuminating Gas (2012) By Esperanza Collado / Spain / 7:30mins
5 - Homo Sapiens Project (183) (2014) By Rouzbeh Rashidi & Dean Kavanagh / Ireland / 21mins
6 - Desk 13 (2011) By Maximilian Le Cain & Vicky Langan / Ireland / 8mins
7 - The Hell With It (2014) By Hamid Shams Javi / Iran / 29mins

Full details here.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Judging Lucca

Very sad not to be able to attend my favourite film festival, Lucca, this year. Even more so given the presence of two of my heros, David Lynch and Julio Bressane. However, I did play a remote part in it as a member of the short film jury, viewing the shorts online in advance. Wishing them a great festival...

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

The Aftermath of a Successful Screening....

Rouzbeh Rashidi, Dean Kavanagh, Jann Clavadetscher and me at Temple Bar Gallery + Studios last night.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

EFS Back in Brazil!

Night Regulation will receive its world premiere screening as part of this upcoming event, which follows on from the Experimental Film Society screening at the Fronteira Festival a couple of weeks back:

EFS @ "Sessões do Udigrudi" São Paulo

A programme of Experimental Film Society will be screening as part of "Sessões do Udigrudi" at Image and Sound Laboratory of State University of Campinas, São Paulo Brazil on Tuesday 7th October 2014 at 19:00 pm.

1_Last Phase (2014) By Atoosa Pour Hosseini / Ireland / 2mins (Guest Artist)
2_Kish (2014) By Jann Clavadetscher / Switzerland / 8mins
3_W.E (2013) By Bahar Samadi / France / 5mins
4_On The Way (2013) By Bahar Samadi / France / 3mins
6_The Hell With It (2014) By Hamid Shams Javi / Iran / 29mins
7_Pitpony (2014) By Jason Marsh / UK / 4mins
8_The Last of Deductive Frames (scene 9) (2013) By Dean Kavanagh / Ireland / 10mins
9_Homo Sapiens Project (126) (2013) By Rouzbeh Rashidi / Ireland / 10mins
10_Night Regulation (2014) By Maximilian Le Cain / Ireland-USA / 25mins
11_The Illuminating Gas (2012) By Esperanza Collado / Spain / 7:30mins
12_Funnel Web Family (2013) By Michael Higgins / Ireland / 14mins

Total running time: 117 Minutes

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Pantalla Fantasma Festival: Call for Entries

A message from Jorge Núñez of the very special Pantalla Fantasma Festival:

You can now send your weird movie to participate in PANTALLA FANTASMA 4. You can find the rules, the entry form and the manifest on our web.

Running Time: a minimum of 40 minutes
Viewing formats: Encoded file H264 or Mpeg DVD PAL (on data DVD); or online viewing (wetransfer, dropbox, copy, vimeo, youtube…)
Deadline: 10th of October 2014

Pantalla Fantasma seeks to exhibit those bordering, strange, impossible movies… that explore the subversive on the audiovisual with no fear to continue being audiovisuals on a screen. “If the white lid of the screen could reflect light of its own, it would burst the universe” Luis Buñuel.

We will be expecting your movies!

Manager: Jorge Núñez
With the support of Puerta

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

EFS Screening, Monday 22nd, Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, Dublin

Full details here!

Monday, September 15, 2014

Be Afraid...

She's always been there...


Down through the decades...


Biding her time until now...

The High Priestess of Crime...

Coming: Winter 2014

Friday, September 12, 2014

Rouzbeh Rashidi Interview in Cine-Eye

The Experimental Film Society statement and an interview Rouzbeh Rashidi did with ماکسیمیلان له کین (that's me!) in Experimental Conversation some time back have been translated into Farsi by Parviz Jahed and published in the Iranian journal Cine-Eye.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014


Arkady Feed, my collaboration with Paul Hegarty from last year, is now available to view online:


Monday, September 08, 2014


If you find yourself in Dublin tomorrow and in need of some experimental cinema, please come along to the Solus/Experimental Film Society screening happening at Filmbase! It includes Dublin premieres of Tangled And Far (Vicky Langan/Maximilian Le Cain) and the feature Forbidden Symmetries (Dean Kavanagh/Maximilian Le Cain/Rouzbeh Rashidi), as well as Russian filmmaker Maya Godovannaya's Objects In Mirror Are Closer Than They Appear.

Details here.

Saturday, September 06, 2014

Time For A Little Song...

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Solus/EFS Screening @ Filmbase, Dublin

An Evening of Experimental Film With
Solus Film Collective & Experimental Film Society

Tuesday September 9th, 6.30 pm, €7,
Filmbase, Curved St., Temple Bar, Dublin

Solus presents Masha Godovannaya's
'Objects In Mirror Are Closer Than They Appear'

Experimental Film Society presents
Forbidden Symmetries’ & ‘Tangled And Far

Solus is an independent film collective. It has the dual aim of showing Irish short and avant-garde films abroad and international short and avant-garde films in Ireland. Experimental Film Society is a not-for-profit entity that promotes, archives and produces work by a dozen experimental filmmakers operating in several different countries.

The screening of Objects In Mirror Are Closer Than They Appear is the third installment of the Solus 2014 tour, covering USA, Russia and Ireland. It is curated and presented by Alan Lambert. For information on the film, please visit: http://www.soluscollective.com/

The Experimental Film Society section of the programme consists of:

Tangled And Far (Vicky Langan/Maximilian Le Cain, 2013, 12 mins)
This video is the most recent in the ongoing collaboration between Vicky Langan and Maximilian Le Cain. Drawing on footage of Langan’s performances over the past two years, as well as scenes specifically shot for this video, it foregrounds the overlap between intimate domestic detail and its reflection in Langan’s performance work. The private and public projections of her presence and actions collapse into each other in this phantasmagoric continuum of alternate selves and self-images to form a fractured dream portrait.

Forbidden Symmetries (Dean Kavanagh/Maximilian Le Cain/Rouzbeh Rashidi, 2014, 97 mins)
This collaborative feature is an ostensibly science fictional trip, arranged in three half-hour ‘phases’, one by each director. They are three witnesses to the invasion giving three accounts. Are they observing the same thing? Were there any warning signs? And, after all they’ve seen and heard, are they even competent to offer a reliable report? The purpose of this film is to demonstrate that an effort to construct functions known not to exist may on occasion produce interesting frauds. (Please note: this film contains intense strobing effects.)

Rouzbeh Rashdi, Dean Kavanagh, Vicky Langan and Maximilian Le Cain will be present to introduce their films.