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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...

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 ...

DOTFEST ONLINE JURY CHAT on APRIL 18!

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DON’T MISS THIS: DOTFEST ONLINE JURY CHAT on APRIL 18! Well-known jury members such as Jonas Mekas (USA) — filmmaker, founder of the Anthology Film Archives, Nag Vladermersky (UK) — director of LIAF, co-director of MIAF, Jean-Gabriel Periot (France) — acclaimed filmmaker, Andre Werner (Germany) — artist, will gather to watch the films with you and chat online to finally unveil the best one in each category. We are ready to announce the exact time of the online jury chat!...

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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.

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...

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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...

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