International Festival Emerging Artists – Contemporary Experimental Film and Video Art from Germany

TENT © TENT

Fri, 08.12.2017 -
Sun, 10.12.2017

Studio 21 Kolkata

17, Dover Terrace
Ballygunge
700 029 Kolkata

The program was compiled by AG Kurzfilm and German Films, the selection was curated by Alfred Rotert (EMAF Osnabrück), Giovanna Thiery (Filmwinter Stuttgart), Anne  Turek (AG Kurzfilm), Insa Wiese (Internationale Kurzfilmwoche Regensburg) and Gerhard Wissner (Kasseler Dokumentarfilm und Videofest)

Organized by TENT, Theatre for Experiments in New Technologies, Kolkata in collaboration with Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan Kolkata, Studio 21, Kolkata, India Foundation for Arts, Bangalore, Berlinale Shorts, Kasseler Dok Fest, and The WOW Art Film & Video Festival.

 
At the time when multiple screens, medium, forms and aesthetics intersect the media scene; moreover, boundaries between arts and producer-audience, as well as sites of production and exhibition are becoming increasingly fluid, TENT (theatre for experiments in new technologies) Kolkata, attempts to bridge the gap between theory and practice. TENT intends to generate a forceful and perceptible network between various marginalized arts and artists across the globe, and is a space for independently produced and innovative works, which reinvent practice as praxis. In 2014 TENT launched LITTLE CINEMA INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL for experimental films and new media art. The 2017 programme is its 4th edition.
 
The term ‘Little Cinema’ does not imply “small” (budget) or “short” (length) films or films for young adults with “little” exposure, rather it draws from the unique ‘Little Magazine’ culture pertinent amongst educated youth located across geographies, who are deeply connected with political movements and radical thought. More important such writings – even if sporadic -- have been imagined in relation to theatre, cinema, music and fine arts; and remain a potent voice of alternative undertakings, and continue to thrive outside the mainstream media. ‘Little Magazine’ cultures have produced critical debates and contest established genres and traditions of publication. Moreover, the ‘author’ of such texts often reside in multiple zones – sometimes a teacher, sometimes an office clerk, or an engineer or a bank officer, even a theatre activist, or a singer, or filmmaker and so on.
 
By considering such practices the ‘TENT Little Cinema International Festival’ locates the new film and video culture within the contemporary digital context, which has expanded / split / compressed the screen, and has transformed media experiences by making it more intimate as well as spectacular.
In continuation with its previous years’ projects and programmes and attempts to ‘imagine, evolve, intervene’ ‘TENT Little Cinema International Festival’ 2017 presents a bouquet of exceptional short and feature length films (experimental, fiction, non-fiction) this December!

PROGRAMME:

8th December (Friday) 2017:

Opening at Studio 21 Kolkata at 5 pm

with BERLINALE SHORTS  (EXPERIMENTAL): 

Centauro (Centaur)
Director: Nicolás Suárez / 14 mins. / Colour / Argentina 2017

keep that dream burning
Director: Rainer Kohlberger / 8 mins. / Black&white / Austria-Germany 2017
 
Street of Death
Director: Karam Ghossein / 22 mins. / Colour / Lebanon-Germany 2017

Oh Brother Octopus
Director: Florian Kunert / 27 mins. / Colour / Germany 2017

Ensueño en la Pradera (Reverie in the Meadow)
Director: Esteban Arrangoiz Julien / 17 mins. / Colour / Mexico 2017
 
Estás vendo coisas (You are seeing things)
Director: Bárbara Wagner; Benjamin de Burca / 18 mins. / Colour / Brazil 2017

9th Saturday simultaneously at TENT and at Studio 21

9th December @ TENT, 4, Bipin Pal Road: Opens at 5 pm


WOW.10 / India @ 4th TENT Little Cinema International Festival

9 December 2017 Kolkata/India

WOW – We Are One Place I

[Curated by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne]

Lauris Kalnins (Latvia) - little black shit wants to communicate, 2012, 2:20 min

Diego de los Campos Orefice (Uruguay) – Meatman, 2011, 5:12

Yiotis Vrantzas (Greece) – Phone call from Cairo, 2012, 4:55

Yuval Yairi & Zohar Kawaharada (Israel) – Land, 2013, 4:36

Liu Wei (China) – Hopeless Land, 2009, 7:28

Owen Eric Wood (Canada) - Holobomo, 2009, 4:25

Roelof Broekman (The Netherlands) – Metropolis, 2016, 01:51

Junho Oh (South Korea) – My identity by web application, 2010, 1:00

WOW Spain

[Curated by Antonio Alvarado (Madrid/Spain)]

Marta Azparren (Spain) - Peso minuto, 2008, 1′.

Isabel Pérez del Pulgar (Spain) - Opus Nigrum, 2014, 7′ 32”

Jesús de Frutos (Spain) - Volemos juntos, 2017, 2′

Francisco Brives (Spain) - Tebras, 2015, 3′ 15”

claRa apaRicio yoldi (Spain) - Fragmented Memory, 2013, 3′ 04”

Magali Berenguer (Spain) – Ludmila, 2017, 3′

Julia Juaniz (Spain) – Besos, 2016, 3′ 21”

Repeat of BERLINALE SHORTS  (EXPERIMENTAL): 

Centauro (Centaur)
Director: Nicolás Suárez / 14 mins. / Colour / Argentina 2017
 
keep that dream burning
Director: Rainer Kohlberger / 8 mins. / Black&white / Austria-Germany 2017
 
Street of Death
Director: Karam Ghossein / 22 mins. / Colour / Lebanon-Germany 2017
 
Oh Brother Octopus
Director: Florian Kunert / 27 mins. / Colour / Germany 2017
 
Ensueño en la Pradera (Reverie in the Meadow)
Director: Esteban Arrangoiz Julien / 17 mins. / Colour / Mexico 2017
 
Estás vendo coisas (You are seeing things)
Director: Bárbara Wagner; Benjamin de Burca / 18 mins. / Colour / Brazil 2017
 
Films & Videos of individual international artists [TBA]
 
KOLKATA SHORTS:
 
Sex with a Monk, Sounak Kar, 30’
Titir’s Marriage, Sounak Kar, 30’

 
[Curated by MADHUJA MUKHERJEE]
 
9th December @ STUDIO 21: Opens at 6 pm


Emerging Artists:
Contemporary Experimental Films and Video from Germany
 
Wunschkonzert
Marlene Denningmann | 12:47 | Germany 2016 | experimental fiction | German dialogue | English subtitles
 
In Between Identities
Aleksandar Radan | 8:50 | Germany 2015 | experimental documentary | colour | no dialogue
 
Surface Glaze

Lotte Meret Effinger | 8:00 | Germany 2015 | experimental | no dialogue
 
Something about Silence
Patrick Buhr | 12:22 | Germany 2015 | animation | colour | English, Korean dialogue | English subtitles
 
Plateau
Vanessa Nica Mueller | 12:43 | Germany 2015 | experimental | no dialogue
 
Lucky
Ines Christine Geißer, Kirsten Carina Geißer | 11:00 | Germany 2015 | animation | no dialogue
 
MY BBY 8L3W

Art Collective NEOZOON | 3:30 | France/Germany 2014 | experimental | English dialogue
 
Moon Blink
Rainer Kohlberger | 10:00 | Austria, Germany 2015 | animation| no dialogue
 
10th December @ TENT, 4, Bipin Pal Road: Opens at 4 pm

EXPERIMENTAL FILMS AND VIDEO FROM ARGENTINA, 52’

[Curated by Laura Focarazzo]

Closing film : Sound of Nomad: Koryo Arirang

           Kim So Young (aka. Kim Jeong) Korea, 96’ 
 

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