Steps within Crises
Notes on the Filmic Encounters of Clara Winter and Miguel Ferráez

Bereits fünf Filme entstanden aus der mittlerweile mehrjährigen Zusammenarbeit von Clara Winter und Miguel Ferráez, tatsächlich ist das dynamische Duo in allen selbst vor der Kamera aktiv und versucht, sich an zunehmend ausgestellten Positionierungen, Halbfiktionen und Zeichenspielen. Bei ihrer Begegnung trafen filmische Stile aufeinander, die verschiedener kaum sein konnten – das Resultat waren neue Fragen und Methoden. Die Filme der beiden protokollieren neben ihren expliziten Fragestellungen zu sozialem Status und Nationalität allem voran eine künstlerische Evolution und die Entwicklung eines transkulturellen Stils. Ihre Experimente wirken sowohl im Verhältnis zum deutschen, als auch mexikanischen Kino erfreulich deplatziert. Read More


Everyday Marvels: Film Portrait of Gunter Deller

Marvelling at the everyday, such as chance refractions of light, passing shadows, or a carelessly dropped handkerchief being blown by the wind almost gracefully across the ground – in the face of our fast-moving world, these brief observations of random phenomena seem to have ever-decreasing significance. With hardly any place left in our everyday lives for pausing and perceiving all that plays out quietly in our immediate surroundings. This is not so with Gunter Deller, who has made the marvelling at everyday phenomena his filmic practice. Read More


Awards July 2019

Experimental Film and Video Festival Seoul (Korea) || 31.07.2019 Best EXiS Award: E-TICKET, Simon Liu, Hong Kong Korean EXiS Award: LAOMEDEIA, Youjin Moon, USA JungWoon Award: PRAYER TO OUR FATHER,… Read More


Awards June 2019

Edinburgh International Film Festival (UK) || 30.06.2019 Best Short Film: TELEFONUL (THE CALL), Anca Damian, ROM   Euganea Film Festival, Padua (I) || 30.06.2019 Primo Premio Concurso internazionale animazione: AUGENBLICKE,… Read More


Awards May 2019

Fastnet Short Film Festival, Schull (Ireland) || 26.05.2019 Best Irish Film: DAY OUT, Virginia Gilber, Ireland Best International Film: FUCKING DRAMA, Michael Podogil, A Best Student: RECOVERY, Siofra Quinn Gates… Read More


The Secret Film History of Argentina

The synonymous usage of the terms “experimental film” and “avant-garde film” is a relatively recent phenomenon: In Germany, designating a work as “experimental” had a negative connotation for a long time. This is related to the situation whereby in the turbulent 1960s, influential writers such as Hans Magnus Enzensberger (Die Aporien der Avantgarde/The Aporia of the Avant-Garde, 1962) or Siegfried Kracauer (Theorie des Films/Theory of Film, 1964) demanded of art, and indeed in general, that it should not occur “remote from everyday life” either parallel to or outside society, but rather assume responsibility. Read More


New: Online film distribution (France)

For some weeks now, the French organisation, based in Lyon (F), has been recommending itself as a provider and distributor of short documentaries. The online platform has been in existence since 2015. The organisation is also the initiator of a one-day film festival of the same name, held in a café in Lyon. According to co-founder Jérôme Plan, however, it was only now, after there had been requests from film clubs for film copies, that the idea of offering films that had previously only been streamed online for screening in cinemas was born. Read More


Awards April 2019

  crossing europe filmfestival, Linz (A) || 30.04.2019 Local Artist Sachpreis: FLEISCHWOCHEN, Joachim Iseni, A Innovative Award – Local Artist: ANIMISTICA, Nikki Schuster, A / D / Mex Creative Region… Read More


Awards March 2019

Festival international de films de femmes, Créteil (F) || 31.03.2019 Meilleur court métrage étranger: THE DIVINE WAY, Ilaria Di Carlo, D Meilleur court métrage français: LA BOUCLE, Vanda Braems, F… Read More


In Danger and Deep Distress, the Middleway Spells Certain Death
The film collective Spengemann / Eichberg / Goldkamp / Hans

Spengemann, Eichberg, Goldkamp, Hans – four names arranged in a circle appear at the end of the credits of several short films that were made in the context of the HFBK Hamburg (University of Fine Arts Hamburg) since 2014. The four filmmakers flippantly describe the logo, composed of their surnames, as a “sticker”: a sticker can be attached to a film, but should not infringe upon it in any way. Read More


Awards January 2019

Österreichischer Filmpreis (A) || 31.01.2019 Bester Kurzfilm: ENTSCHULDIGUNG, ICH SUCHE DEN TISCHTENNISRAUM UND MEINE FREUNDIN, Bernhard Wenger, A   Robert Prisen || 31.01.2019 Årets kortfilm Fiktion / Animation: MAJA, Marijana… Read More