Thursday, October 11, 2018

DOUBLE-BLIND in EFS @ Thai Film Archive

Two Experimental Film Society programmes are screening in collaboration with Filmvirus Program at the Thai Film Archive, Nakornpathom, Thailand, 3rd of November 2018.

EFS founder and director Rouzbeh Rashidi’s Phantom Islands (2018) exists at the boundary of documentary and fiction. Directed with Rashidi’s trademark visual intensity, it follows a couple adrift and disoriented in the stunning landscape of Ireland’s islands. Yet this deliberately melodramatic romance is constantly questioned by a provocative cinematic approach that results in a hypnotic and visceral inquiry into the very possibility of documentary objectivity.

EFS Short Film Programme:

1_Universal Film (2018) By Jann Clavadetscher (4min, 2018, Ireland)
2_Ghoul (2018) By Michael Higgins (8min, 2018, Ireland) *World Premiere*
3_Double Blind (2018) By Vicky Langan / Maximilian Le Cain (36min, 2018, Ireland) *World Premiere*
4_Antler (2018) By Atoosa Pour Hosseini (15min, 2018, Ireland) *World Premiere*

Tuesday, October 09, 2018

Luminous Void Experimental Film Festival

Luminous Void Experimental Film Festival

Fri November 30th / Sat December 1st 2018
The New Theatre, 43 East Essex St, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
*Tickets On Sale Now HERE* (Festival pass €20)

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Experimental Film Society will present the first edition of the Luminous Void Experimental Film Festival in partnership with The New Theatre this November. This two-day event, taking place in Dublin’s Temple Bar, will showcase recent work by filmmakers associated with Experimental Film Society.

Films to be featured are Inside (Vicky Langan/Maximilian Le Cain), Drifting Cities (Michael Higgins), Kino Hospital (Jann Clavadetscher) and Sisyphus Condition (Ieva Balode). Filmmaker and critic Maximilian Le Cain will deliver an artist’s talk that will use his recent work as a springboard to explore wider ideas about the moving image in the current historical moment. Each screening will be accompanied by a Q&A.

Experimental Film Society (EFS) is an Irish company dedicated to the production and distribution of experimental cinema that grew out of the Experimental Film Society collective. It was founded and is run by Rouzbeh Rashidi. It creates radical, visually intense films that are distinguished by an uncompromising devotion to personal, formally daring filmmaking. It is central to a vibrant new wave of Irish experimental film. The Luminous Void Festival is the most concentrated example of its longstanding commitment to screening the wayward work that emerges from its filmmakers and likeminded artists from around the world.

EFS is pleased to partner with The New Theatre in launching the Luminous Void Experimental Film Festival. Going forward, this Festival will prove as formally fluid as the work it presents. Occurring irregularly, it will welcome a wider array of filmmakers from across the globe, and film-related live performances that interrogate the nature of cinema. It is Ireland’s only festival wholly dedicated to experimental cinema, and one that has emerged organically from a grass-roots Irish-based film culture.