Monday 28 July 2014

EFS @ Fronteira, Brazil

"The Last of Deductive Frames (Scene 9)" by Dean Kavanagh will screen as part of a programme of Experimental Film Society at Fronteira - International Documentary and Experimental Film Festival. The first edition of FRONTEIRA - International Documentary and Experimental Film Festival , runs from the 30th of August to September 7th in Goiânia, Goiás - Brazil. FRONTEIRA is dedicated to films that resist to predominant ways of cinematographic language, questioners of prefabricated views of the world that offers new ways of seeing, thinking and experimenting the reality. The idea is reunite unseen films in Goiás and most of times unseen in Brazil, from a various places, in a significant panorama of the contemporary worldwide and brazilian film.

Special thanks to Toni D’Angela & Rafael Castanheira Parrode

More info HERE and HERE

Complete programme and line-up HERE

Wednesday 23 July 2014

"Return of Suspicion" (2014) is now complete

"Return of Suspicion"

Cast: John Curran, Leon Kavanagh
93mins | Colour | 16:9 | Stereo

Friday 18 July 2014

"Absences and (Im)possibilities" programme in LUX Moving Image

LUX Moving Image
 will distribute “Absences and (Im)possibilities” as a touring programme of Irish experimental film to their exhibitors. Absences and (Im)possibilities, is a programme of experimental Irish film curated by the “Experimental Film Club“, commissioned by Irish Film Institute (IFI) International, supported by Culture Ireland. The programme features a selection of films from 1897 to 2013, chosen for their relation to the possibility of an Irish experimental cinema. From Experimental Film Society, the programme includes films by Maximilian Le Cain, Dean KavanaghMichael HigginsEsperanza Collado and Rouzbeh Rashidi.

For complete information, list of films and hiring please visit HERE & HERE

Tuesday 8 July 2014

Fund Maximilian Le Cain's First Feature Film: "CLOUD OF SKIN"

Dear Friends,
I would like to draw your attention to a very special film project by Maximilian Le Cain entitled
"Cloud Of Skin" which requires your help in order for it to succeed and go into production.

Le Cain has made some of the most haunting and stunning films I have ever seen. His works are both cerebral and corporeal. Not only is he one of the most important experimental filmmakers in the Ireland but also perhaps our best film theoretician and a key figure internationally in today's underground cinema. "Cloud Of Skin" is thus very important and will be both a summation of what he has done before and a new departure. 

Please help spread the word and donate if you can.

Regards, Dean Kavanagh

poster designed by Rouzbeh Rashidi

Wednesday 2 July 2014

EFS @ The Avant Festival

 July 17th, as part of Cork's Avant Festival, screening at The Guesthouse

The Cork premiere of two films shot last year involving members of Experimental Film Society in which The Guesthouse is one of the main locations.

"Tangled And Far"
(Vicky Langan/Maximilian Le Cain, 2013, 12 mins) 
This video is the most recent in the ongoing collaboration between Vicky Langan and Maximilian Le Cain. Drawing on footage of Langan’s performances over the past two years, as well as scenes specifically shot for this video, it foregrounds the overlap between intimate domestic detail and its reflection in Langan’s performance work. The private and public projections of her presence and actions collapse into each other in this phantasmagoric continuum of alternate selves and self-images to form a fractured dream portrait.

"Forbidden Symmetries"
(Dean Kavanagh/Maximilian Le Cain/Rouzbeh Rashidi, 2014, 97 mins) 
Emerging from a Guesthouse residency, this collaborative feature is an ostensibly science fictional trip, arranged in three half-hour ‘phases’, one by each director. They are three witnesses to the invasion giving three accounts. Are they observing the same thing? Were there any warning signs? And, after all they’ve seen and heard, are they even competent to offer a reliable report? The purpose of this film is to demonstrate that an effort to construct functions known not to exist may on occasion produce interesting frauds.