Process

During the experimental film festival "Process" on March 22 at 17.00 in Kino Bize cinema there will be a "Found Footage" film programme consisting of international short, experimental films where the use of celluloid has been part of the process of the film. Programme will be accompanied with a little introduction of progamme curator Ieva Balode. Some of the films will be screened on their original 16mm format.

The programme consists of films that employ the found footage technique developed in experimental cinema and that are chiefly made out of found, recycled and in other ways appropriated material already in existence. These films regard the image as an integral part of contemporary reality and act upon it with the very weapons it hands over or hides. At the same time, they allow to establish a very direct link to the past: irrespective of the visible objects, the celluloid film carrying the images is present, magnificent and openly fragile in these works.

During the experimental film festival "Process" on March 24 at 18.00 in Kino Bize cinema there will be a "Structural film" programme consisting of international short, experimental films where the use of celluloid has been part of the process of the film. Programme will be accompanied with a little introduction of progamme curator Jānis Putniņš. Some of the films will be screened on their original 16mm and 8mm formats.

In programme’s films  the very structure of the film medium with its mechanisms, materiality and being in time is posed as the main organisational force. Light, movement, time, the physicality of film instead of working as a means of representation turn into substantive units that don’t disappear behind the image but get into intensive relations with it. That way, the film expresses primarily itself. Perhaps, by opening ourselves to this kind of experience with film as film, us, too, can be be for a moment humans as humans.

During the experimental film festival "Process" on March 25 at 16.00 in Kino Bize cinema there will be a "Film essay" programme consisting of international short, experimental films where the use of celluloid has been part of the process of the film. Programme will be accompanied with a little introduction of progamme curator Lāsma Bērtule. Some of the films will be screened on their original 16mm and 8mm formats.

Selected films  embrace, refer to and expand the practice of essayist filmmaking in various ways. These are works in which cinema operates as a thought process, reflecting the things that happen around and inside us through images, sound and/or text. With keenness and suspicion looking for possibility to approach that, these films offer a deeply personal author’s view as a starting point for unpredictable forking paths of questions and answers in spectators themselves.

 

1. Palimpsest, 9’, HD
Daniel Boos (CAN), 2014

2. Answer Print, 4'5", HD
Mónica Savirón (USA), 2016

3. Summer Heat (part i), 05'58, HD
Sam Spreckley (UK), 2016

4. The Kiss, 9´, HD
Luis Macias (ES), 2014

5. What time is made of, 10'12'', HD
Diana Vidrascu (RO/FR), 2016

6.  ¡PíFIES!, 4’, HD
Ignacio Tamarit (AR), 2016

7. Trees of Mint, 9’ HD
Francesco Serra (IT) 2011

8. Konrad & Kurfurst, 7’, 16mm
Esther Urlus (NL), 2014

9. Traces, 5', 16mm
Erin Weisgerber (CAN), 2014

10. Wolkenschatten, 17’, 16mm
OJOBOCA (GER), 2014

1. Parallel Inquiries, 9'45", 16mm

Christina C Nguyen (USA), 2016

2. Concrete Ghosts, 5'42", 16mm

Markus Maicher (AU), 2016

3. Girasoles, 5’34”, 8mm

Jeff Zorrilla (AR), 2016

4. 106 River Road, 5’53”, 16mm

Josh Weissbach (USA), 2011

5. Defenestration, 4'40", 16mm

Bea Haut (UK), 2015

6. PFFFHP TT!, 5’00” 16mm

Deborah S Philips (DE), 2012

7. Finding Focus, 4’11, 16mm

Laura Hindmarsh, 2016

8. Resolved / Aufgelöst, 04’03”

Stefanie Weberhofer (AT), 2015

9. Chromatic spectrum / Espectro cromático3’20”, HD

Albert Alcoz (ES), 2015

10. Some of the Sensations4'15" ,HD

Péter Lichter, Bori Máté (HU), 2017

11. Under the Heat Lamp an Opening, 10’12, HD

Zachary Epcar (USA), 2014

12. Screen Test 1 (self-portrait), 2' 3", HD

Scott Fitzpatrick (CAN), 2015

13. Re:cycled, 5’3”, HD

James Pomeroy (CAN), 2014

14. Mirage, 4’00”

Atoosa Pour Hosseini (IE), 2015

 

1. A subsequent fulfilment of a pre-historic wish, 9’23”, HD

Johannes Gierlinger (AT), 2015

2. Eau Vive – Conversation With a Cinematographer, 8’50”, HD       

Khristine Gillard (FR), 2015

3. Overland (part 1), 7'08", HD

James Edmonds (GER), 2017

4. Split, 2' 31'', HD

Okku Nuutiainen (FIN), 2016

5. Linha, 2'31", HD

Tânia Dinis (PT), 2016

6. Quintal, 8'55", HD

Bernardo Zanotta (BR/NL), 2016

7. Ruhe Frieden Sicherheit, 9'49", HD

Sita Scherer (GER), 2017

8. Deuses vadios, 7'53'', HD

Sara Morgado Santos (NO), 2016

9. Underbelly Up, 3’57”

Josh Yates (USA), 2016

10. Under The Atmosphere, 14'30", 16mm

Mike Stoltz (USA), 2014

11. Pollux, 3'28", 8mm

Eva Claus (BE), 2015

During the experimental film festival "Process" on March 23 at 17.00 in Kino Bize cinema there will be a film programme and discussion dedicated to Baltic experimental film with participating authors and programme curators - Jānis Putniņš, Signe Birkova, Ieva Balode, Vytautas Juozenas, Andris Priedītis, Viesturs Graždanovičs and others.

The programme presents experimental analog cinema works made by authors from the Baltic states. Selected films range from older, very seldom sceened works to films made in recent years when the choice to shoot on celluloid has become narrowly specific. As part of the programme, 16mm film „I Was Laying in the Darkness” by Kate Krolle will have its premiere.

 

1. I was Laying in the Darkness / Es gulēju tumsā,  HD, 10'49, PREMIERE

Kate Krolle (LV), 2017

2. Moccasin Flowers, HD, 4’35

Ieva Balode (LV), 2017

3. Take-Off/ Pacelšanās , HD, 9'

 Signe Birkova (LV), 2016

4. Zebra 5’46 HD

Ülo Pikkov (EST), 2016

5. Chronos ABC,  5’32 16mm

Vytautas Juozenas (LT), 2014

6. Coitus Interruptus, 2’ 16mm

Arnis Rītups, Haralds Elcers (LV), 1989

7. Suffering in January /Mokas janvārī, 5’ 16mm

Juris Poškus, 1990

8. The Only Road /Vienīgais ceļš, 5’36” HD

Viesturs Graždanovičs (LV), 1990

9. Untitled, 8’ Super 8mm

Andris Priedītis

 

Premiere
"Drifting Cities" by Michael Higgins (IE) 70 min, HD ENG

Synopsis

Two actors play two lovers before meeting death in a car crash. They drift through muddled memories and moments in search of one another.

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One of the festival’s special screenings will be the premiere of the new feature film by Michael Higgins (IE) which structure covers all other film programs of the festival.


Found super8 footage and found photographs from the 70’s – 80’s Ireland and the US are used along with 16mm material and video in various formats shot by the artist himself, and finished digitally. The film is made in a distinctive manner, characteristic of the author, assembling different images in a joint story. A dramaturgy emerges, based on the spectator’s associative image-making experience and supplemented with the author’s very personal and poetic texts about lost love.

Michael Higgins is a photographer, filmmaker and installation artist best known for his analogue film work. Higgins is interested in using the filmmaking process to rupture the reality of the everyday, skewing documentary and fiction in order to highlight alternative ways of seeing and experiencing. Over the years his film and video works have been screened around the world including New York, Tehran, Berlin, Paris and London. He is also a member of Irish filmmakers collective Experimental Film Society in Dublin.  In 2015 Higgins co-founded Open Night Cinema – a film studio and venue that is home to a series of expanded cinema events that incorporate sound art, film installations and improvised performance in response to place.

Filma veidota no Rīgas Kinostudijas vēsturisku spēlfilmu fragmentiem laika periodā no 50. līdz 90. gadiem, kuros redzams vilciens. Kā stāsta Jānis Putniņš, „vilciens ir lieliski piemērots vēsturiska kinošķērsgriezuma veikšanai. Tas ir ne tikai ātrs, spēcīgs, dinamisks un vienmēr saistīts ar pārmaiņām, bet arī ar apskaužamu regularitāti sastopams visdažādāko žanru spēlfilmās. Līdz ar to izmantotie fragmenti ir ļoti daudzveidīgi un ļauj sajust attiecīgā laika perioda kino garšu.” Atrauti no sākotnējā konteksta un dzidri ieskenēti no 35mm kopijām, tie ļauj sajust vēl kaut ko, kas citādi varētu paskriet garām, izveidojot nepasakāmu, brīnumainu pavērsienu pilnu un neticami ievelkošu stāstu, kas iedarbojas ar līdzīgi nenovēršamu spēku kā ainava aiz loga, braucot cauri tālai, neredzētai zemei.

 Filma ir ceļojums Latvijas kino vēsturē un Latvijas kino arhīvos, kas īpašā autoru salikumā stāsta arī stāstu par cilvēka identitāti Latvijā un Baltijā.

To atceras tikai vilcieni. 2016. 57 min LV

Jānis Putniņš, Signe Birkova

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