Made in the USA by George Clark

13.12.10
Jeff Keen, Marvo Movie Reflections on tradition and history at 14th Views From The Avant-Garde Views From The Avant-Garde is a section of annual New York Film Festival dedicated to experimental film and video work. The programme offers an opportunity to reflect on the position of experimental film in the US. Anyone with a passing familiarity with this area will recognise many names in ...
Ajay RS Hothi on Experimenta 2010

21.10.10
Ruhr, James Benning, 2009 In 1998, the year of the inaugural Experimenta element at the London Film Festival, then-Festival Director Adrian Wootton called it “…a distinct strand to showcase perhaps more radical, challenging and innovative work from filmmakers throughout the world.” Nine years later in 2007, curator Mark Webber described, in his introduction to the weekend, the strand as “…an island drifting away from the BFI Southbank.” ...
Kim Knowles

18.10.10
Point Line Plane, Simon Payne APEngine talks to Kim Knowles, about how she first got interested in the avant-garde, her Diversions project, and her programming for Edinburgh Film Festival’s Black Box. How did your film education start? My early film education was quite shocking. Those people that go, “Oh yes, my parents took me to the cinema when I was six and the first film I saw ...
Sergio Fant

02.06.10
Sergio Fant, Photo Daniele Federico (www.becomingaphotoeditor.com) APEngine caught up with Sergio Fant, programme advisor for the Venice Film Festival, to ask him how he got started – and kept going – curating film, and about the changes at Venice. You’ve recently started working for the Venice Film Festival, but before, how did you get started programming film? Which films and filmmakers inspired you? It all started back in ...
Craig Baldwin

03.05.10
Mock Up On Mu, Craig Baldwin APEngine asked auteur filmmaker Craig Baldwin about Cold War Paranoia in the underground after the UK premiere of his latest feature film Mock Up On Mu at the AV Festival. Is this your first trip to Newcastle for the AV Festival? Well, as a matter of fact I’ve been to the UK four or five times. About five years ago I was ...
Essential Experiments at the BFI

02.05.10
Man with a Movie Camera, Dziga Vertov, image courtesy of the BFI Dates: 13 & 27 May | Location: BFI Southbank, London The BFI has launched a new monthly film strand, in association with Kingston University, showcasing classics and contemporary works essential to understanding the development of film as an art form. In April they kicked off the strand with a The Cabinet of Dr Caligari and ...
Call for entries: Wavelengths at TIFF

25.04.10
Apichatpong Weerasethakul's A Letter to Uncle Boonmee - screened in Wavelengths, 2009 Named after Michael Snow’s seminal film Wavelength (1967), Wavelengths strides to provide a thoughtfully curated platform for avant-garde film and video within one of the busiest and most diverse festivals in the world. Building on its past successes, Wavelengths is looking for new works (2009-10), as well as recent restorations of seminal films from ...