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2014 Winnipeg Underground Film Festival: Official Lineup

Hosted by Open City Cinema, the 2nd annual Winnipeg Underground Film Festival will be a raucous three-day celebration of fantastic avant-garde and experimental short films and videos from around the world. This year’s edition will run on June 27-29.

The fest opens on June 27 at 7:00 p.m. with a unique bang of an idea: “The 90 Second.” This is a program super-duper short films collected from all over the world, from right in the fest’s hometown of Winnipeg to Auckland to Chicago to London and numerous points in between.

Another one of the fest’s main highlights is a two-part celebration of the work of prolific Canadian film artist Mike Hoolboom. Two programs of two short films each will be featured. The first runs on June 28 at 3:30 p.m. with the films Frank’s Cock and Tom; and the second will close the fest on June 28 at 8:00 p.
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Tiff 2013. Wavelengths Experimental Films – The Shorts and the Mediums

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Nb: Films by Robert Beavers, Peter Hutton, and Luther Price were unavailable for preview. However, I said some very nice things about these men and their work in general over at The Dissolve.

In years past, I have attempted to present this extended article as a preview; my aim has been to send it off into the world either the day before of the day of Tiff's kick-off. That has proven impossible this year, and, dear reader, I am heartily sorry for having offended thee... But the fact that Wavelengths is a beat that is becoming harder and harder for one person to adequately cover is undoubtedly a sign of good health. Since last year, when Tiff enfolded the former Visions section (a space for formally adventurous narrative features) into Wavelengths (Tiff's experimental showcase), not only has interest in the section grown exponentially. The section can now more fully reflect
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Tsai Ming-Liang, Cristi Puiu, Albert Serra & Philip Gröning Among Off-beat Offerings in Tiff’s Wavelengths

Programmer Andrea Picard can do no wrong. From the compiled short and medium film offerings (see listing below for huge sampling of renowned world auteurs) to the latest from Tsai Ming-liang, Ben Wheatley (Karlovy Vary winner A Field In England), Albert Serra (Locarno debuted Story Of My Death), Wang Bing and that Rotterdam offering that we never thought we’d have the chance to see from Cristi Puiu, the ’13 edition of the Wavelenths programme is for those who need a little spunk in their cinema.

Of the titles that additionally caught our attention we have the Locarno preemed A Spell To Ward Off The Darkness by Ben Rivers and Ben Russell, the world premiere of (see pic above) La ultíma película – by Raya Martin and Cinemascope/Locarno programmer Mark Peranson (making his feature debut), Into Great Silence docu-helmer Philip Gröning’s The Police Officer’s Wife and a title that
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Toronto reveals Wavelengths line-up

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Toronto reveals Wavelengths line-up
Rithy Panh’s Un Certain Regard winner takes its place alongside Ben Wheatley’s A Field In England and new films from Canada’s Stephen Broomer and Chris Kennedy in the Wavelengths section.

The selection of short, medium-length and feature work includes Caroline Strubbe’s I’m The Same, I’m An Other; Raya Martin and Mark Peranson’s La Ultima Pelicula; and Albert Serra’s Story Of My Death.

The Toronto International Film Festival is set to run from Sept 5-15.

Wp = World premiere

IP = International premiere

Np = North American premiere

Cp = Canadian premiere

Tp = Toronto premiere

Short Film PROGRAMMESWavelengths 1: Variations On…Variations On A Cellophane Wrapper David Rimmer (Restoration courtesy of Academy Film Archive) (Canada)Pop Takes Luther Price (Us)Airship Kenneth Anger (Us)El Adios Largos Andrew Lampert (Mexico-us)The Realist Scott Stark (Us)Wavelengths 2: Now & ThenInstants Hannes Schüpbach (Switzerland)Pepper’s Ghost Stephen Broomer (Canada)Man In Motion, 2012 (Homme En Mouvement
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2013 Ann Arbor Film Festival: Award Winners

The 51st Ann Arbor Film Festival, held back on March 19-24, gave out 20 awards to 28 films, as selected by the three-panel jury of filmmakers Kevin Jerome Everson, Laida Lertxundi and Marcin Gizycki.

The big winner was Penny Lane’s documentary Our Nixon, which took home the Best of the Fest Award. The film, assembled from “home” movies taken by Richard Nixon’s staff has quickly become one of the most talked about indie films of the year so far.

Other winners include Michael Almereyda’s short profile of a Northern England fishing village, Skinningrove, won for Best Documentary Film; Yuri Ancarani’s surgical film Da Vinci won for the Most Technically Innovative Film; and Frédéric Moffet’s meditation on Montgomery Clift, Postface, won for Best Experimental Film.

The full list of winners is below and you can check out the entire lineup of 2013 Ann Arbor Film Festival here.

Ken Burns
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2013 Ann Arbor Film Festival: Official Lineup

The Ann Arbor Film Festival, having survived their half-a-century blowout in 2012, is back with another rip-roarin’ 51st edition in 2013, which will run from March 19-24, screening a mind-boggling amount of experimental short films and a few features.

Highlights of the fest include:

Special presentations by this year’s jurors, including Marcin Gizycki round-up of Polish animation from the 1950s to the present; Laida Lertxundi’s selection of some of her films as well as her biggest influences; and Kevin Jerome Everson’s mini-retrospective of his own films.

There’s also special tributes to Pat O’Neill, including a retrospective of his short films from the ’70s to the present as well as a screening of his 1989 35mm experimental epic Water and Power; Suzan Pitt, with selections of short films from her career; and a screening of Ken Burns’ latest doc The Central Park Five, co-directed with his daughter Sarah Burns and son-in-law David McMahon,
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