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Helena Třeštíková will be awarded the Dragon of Dragons

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Helena Třeštíková, a Czech documentary film-maker and the laureate of several international film festivals, including the European Film Academy Award for “René”, will receive this year’s Dragon of Dragons award at the 52nd Krakow Film Festival, which will take place between the 28th May and 3rd June 2012.                             ...

A flash of New York in Kaunas International Film Festival

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The audience of Kaunas International Film Festival enjoyed an experimental cinema programme, curated by Jonas Mekas. It was an avant-garde female film programme, specially composed for a festival, a particular program – “Tribute to Adolfas Mekas” and the latest films of Jonas Mekas were demonstrated in special screenings. 30 September the audience had an opportunity to set eyes on Jonas Mekas film “Was There a War?” and in the evening –the Lithuanian premiere of Mekas latest film...

Amanar Tamasheq

Director: Lluis Escartín.
A man walks into the desert. A man lives with the Tuareg. A man listens to another man, and this one asks the other to film everything he finds. To film it and spread the word beyond the dunes. Film everything, even if he does not understand. Film it, even if what’s most important remains invisible.

Chuck Workman introducing Visionaries and Jonas Mekas

Visionaries: Jonas Mekas and the (mostly) American Avant-Garde Cinema Dir. Chuck Workman [Calliope Films; 2010]

Vilnius International film festival pays tribute to great Lithuanian film makers

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Vilnius International film festival pays tribute to great Lithuanian film makers, which are better recognized internationally than locally. Jonas Mekas was born in Lithuania, but immigrated to New York in 1949. That same year, he made his first films, using a 16mm Bolex camera. Jonas Mekas is a filmmaker, journalist, teacher, curator and author, and is considered one of the most important representatives of US avant-garde cinema. Special screenings of his new film "Slee...

Vilnius International film festival

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With it’s start on the 18th of March, Vilnius international film festival catches it’s pace and presents 13 Lithuanian film premiers. Bruno Chatelin will be heading to Vilnius to moderate the Film Festival Forum and will be reporting on fest21.com/en/blog/editorMantas Kvedaravicius’ “Barzakh” – a film debuted in Berlinale 2011, the winner of “Amnesty international” prize – having it’s premier in Lithuania during Vilnius International film festival. The first screening was a ...

54TH SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL WILL PRESENT MEL NOVIKOFF AWARD TO SERGE BROMBERG

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 French Collector, Archivist and Showman Extraordinaire Will Present Retour de Flamme: Rare and Restored Films in 3-D at the Castro Theatre   San Francisco, CA – The 54th San Francisco International Film Festival (April 21–May 5) will present the 2011 Mel Novikoff Award to the extraordinary showman Serge Bromberg for his invaluable work as a collector, preservationist, exhibitor, programmer and enthusiast of cinematic treasures, Sunday, May 1 at 5:00 pm at the Castro Th...

Literati Film Festival Call for Entries on Withoutabox

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Withoutabox call for entries are officially open. SUBMIT to the first annual festival.Literati Film Festivalliteratifilmfestival.comThe Official website for the Literati Film Festival  The Literati Film Festival is a collection of thought provoking works from around the world. It is an international showcase of film to evoke an emotional response and a perceptual alteration in the viewer. Accepting narrative, experimental, documentary and animation it is our hope they be shown together under t...

Literati Film Festival

The Literati Film Festival is a collection of thought provoking works from around the world. It is an international showcase of film to evoke an emotional response and a perceptual alteration in the viewer. Accepting narrative, experimental, documentary and animation it is our hope they be shown together under the broad hood of cinema. It is our hope that you will behold something unfamiliar and strange, yet at the same time revel in its familiarity. We want to bring the viewer to a place outside their comfort zone, to a place where they normally are not allowed just as film does. It is a transitory experience. Voyeuristic, it is a window into the lives and minds of others. We want to show things that quicken the heart and mystify the senses. As Opera encompassed artistic union between different mediums, so to has film. It is the objective of the festival to celebrate the film in its totality. To also dissect it into its components and explore their beauty such as film score and concept art. Applicants are encouraged to submit any and all process materials and film scores to be reviewed as well. Art including but not limited to process, concept, props, installations, and costumes will be showcased in our grand opening and closing ceremonies. The first annual film festival will be held at the Anthology Film Archives. It is their mission of preservation and promotion of film as an art medium that we hope to ally ourselves with. Founded by Jonas Mekas, Stan Brakhage, Jerome Hill, P. Adams Sitney and Peter Kubelka in 1969, it was created as a place where film as an art could be showcased.

DotFest Online Film Festival will kick in April 1st

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  From 1st till 18th of April 2010 DotFest Online Film Festival will take place in the World Wide Web.                               Jonas Mekas  These fine gentlemen honored us by agreeing to be on the jury list: Jonas Mekas - the godfather of American avant-garde cinema, Jean-Gabriel Periot - French film direc...

Another Great Person On Our Jury List!

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Another great person on our jury list is Nag Vladermersky. Being a big lover of the animation, Nag is a person behind the London International Animation Festival and co-director of the Melbourne International Animation Festival. Don't miss the full info on him and Jonas Mekas in our Jury section.  Find more - http://dotfest.net/pages/festival_jury/ ...

The Legend

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We are very happy to announce our first jury member. Jonas Mekas, the godfather of American avant-garde cinema, honoured us by agreeing to take part in watching and judging the films in the competition. More names and info to come in days. ...

How Long Winter Lasts in Romania

Director: Iris Ponkina.
"HOW LONG WINTER LASTS IN ROMANIA" is an observational travelogue through contemporary romanian cities and countryside in the wintertime. Fragments of "Mioritza", the romanian national ballade intermingles with Jonas Mekas poetic visions. Romania, a land of contrasts, on the promising doorstep of European Union still seems to be in a state of post-communist syndrome. Romania's resemblance to Lithuania intrigues questions and skepticism. Winter as a metaphor is I.Ponkina's debut short film.

Festival Côté Court

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Festival dédié au court métrage, dans plusieurs salles à proximité de Paris.

De Maya Deren à Jonas Mekas, de Warhol à Joan Jonas ou encore Stan Brakhage, la rétrospective tentera, en une dizaine de programmes, de mettre en lumière le rôle que New York a joué dans le développement du cinéma indépendant et de l'art contemporain.

Sandra Hebron's Video Introduction to next London Fest

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Strange as it may seem, one of the things that's almost as enjoyable as selecting the films for our programme, and almost as argued over, is the annual decision as to what the design of the Festival's marketing materials should be. As you'll see, this year we've shamelessly hijacked a series of quotes from some of our favourite filmmakers - Festival alumni, each of whom seemed to us to suggest something of the essence of the Festival.The first of these quotations, from our late and much loved fo...

SFIFF "Scoop du Jour" May 1

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 from http://fest08.sffs.org/news/Video Scoop The video edition of Scoop du Jour features interviews with Novikoff Award recipient Jim Hoberman and interviewer/colleague Kent Jones; plus 1000 Journals director Andrea Kreuzhage and her film’s artist/subject Someguy; and Golden Gate Persistence of Vision Award recipient Errol Morris (Standard Operating Procedure). Who’s in Town? Arriving today are directors Serge Bozon (La France), Mia Hansen-Løve (All Is Forgiven), Mark Kidel (A Journey wi...

The Media Arts of Jonas Mekas

Tuesday, December 5----The Maya Stendhal Gallery, one of New York's most adventurous gallery spaces, is currently presenting a collection of over 40 short works, created and curated by pioneering avant-garde filmmaker, artist, poet and archivist Jonas Mekas. Dubbed WWW.JONASMEKAS.COM---RECENT WORK, the program includes works shot on film, video and in new media platforms. The 84 year-old Mekas, one of the founders of the independent film movement, remains vitally prolific and engaged in the c...

Ecofilms pays a tribute to Jonas Mekas

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This year, Ecofilms, paid tribute to filmmaker Jonas Mekas, as the International Films & Visual Arts Festival in Rhodes presented two of his major diary films: Diary, Notes and Sketches or Walden (1969, 180’) and Reminiscences of a journey to Lithuania (1972, 82’).The Lithuanian-born poet, film critic and director became the cornerstone of the American avant-garde after he left the German and Soviet occupation to settle for New York City in the 1950s. In 1958, he began there the influential...

John Casavetes' Shadows back to light at Rotterdam

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Legendary first version of Cassavetes' SHADOWS screened in RotterdamThe legendary 'lost' first version of John Cassavetes' ground-breaking first feature SHADOWS (1959) will receive its first screening in over forty five years (presented by its finder Professor Ray Carney) as part of the International Film Festival Rotterdam 2004's 'Cinema Regained' programme. In 1960, Jonas Mekas described this first version of SHADOWS as 'the most frontier-breaking American feature film in at least a decade.' (...

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