Saturday 15 August 2015

Cut to the Chase (2015)

New short film "Cut to the Chase" is now completed.

Starring John Curran

11mins,  Colour/B&W, Dslr, 8mm, 16mm, 35mm, 16:9, Stereo

Special thanks to the Arts Council of Ireland
Produced by Experimental Film Society & Easter Film Group

Wednesday 29 July 2015

EFS @ Open Night Cinema, Saturday Aug 1st.

A programme of short films by Experimental Film Society will play at Open Night Cinema.
Full details HERE / directions to the location to follow.

Friday 17 July 2015

Polar Nights at Phantoscope (Triskel Cork)

On July 11th Polar Nights screened  alongside Michael Higgins' At One Fell Swoop at Phantoscope, a regular experimental film event in Cork, held at Triskel Cinema and curated by Maximilian Le Cain.

Thanks to Maximlian Le Cain, Triskel Arts Centre, Michael Higgins, Rouzbeh Rashidi and the great audience.

Photo thanks to Michael Higgins

Thursday 9 July 2015

At One Fell Swoop + Polar Nights @ Phantoscope

Phantoscope, Triskel’s regular experimental film event, presents two visionary new features from members of Experimental Film Society. The wild slice of dark Irish psychedelia of At One Fell Swoop compliments the mysterious domestic nightmare of Polar Nights.

Saturday July 11th, 6PM

The Curse of Johnny Kline (Anaglyph 3D - 2015)

12 minutes, Dslr, 8mm, 16mm, Anaglyph 3D, 16:9, Stereo

With thanks to the Arts Council of Ireland

Monday 15 June 2015

Arts Council of Ireland Funding

Dean Kavanagh has received a Film Bursary Award from the Arts Council of Ireland 
in kind support of his filmmaking practice.

Monday 25 May 2015

Forbidden Symmetries @ CINEPHILES! QUEZON CITY

On May 30th, 2015, the collaborative feature film Forbidden Symmetries (2014) 
will play in CINEMALIBRE FILM CLUB at the University of the Philippines, Quezon City.

Sunday 24 May 2015

Two EFS Programmes in Berlin, July 2015

Experimental Film Society (EFS) filmmakers Rouzbeh RashidiDean KavanaghMaximilian Le Cain and visual artist Atoosa Pour Hosseini will be in Berlin to introduce two programmes of short films that give an intense overview of the range and formally challenging thrust of EFS filmmaking.

The screenings will take place at Lichtblick-Kino and regenbogenKINO.

Programme 1 @ Lichtblick-Kino 4th July 8PM

Dimensions (2013)
by Atoosa Pour Hosseini / Ireland / 6mins

The Illuminating Gas (2012)
 by Esperanza Collado / Spain / 7:30mins 

Murder (2014)
by Michael Higgins / Ireland / 5mins

Friends with Johnny Kline (2015)
by Dean Kavanagh / Ireland / 17:30mins

67-69-Take 5 (2015)
by Maximilian Le cain Ireland-Spain / 14mins 

Homo Sapiens Project (150) (2013)
by Rouzbeh Rashidi / Ireland / 36mins

Total Running Time: 86mins


Programme 2 @ regenbogenKINO 5th July 8PM

Teaser (2015) 
by Jann Clavadetscher / Ireland / 3mins 

W.E (2014)
by Bahar Samadi / France / 5mins

On The Way (2013) 
by Bahar Samadi / France / 3mins 

Pitpony (2014)
by Jason Marsh / UK / 3:30mins 

Last Phase (2014)
by Atoosa Pour Hosseini / Ireland / 2mins

Incubus (2013)
by Atoosa Pour Hosseini / Ireland / 1:30mins

Luminosity (2) (2013)
by Atoosa Pour Hosseini / Ireland / 2:30mins

Funnel Web Family (2013)
by Michael Higgins / Ireland / 14mins

Homo Sapiens Project (176) (2014)
by Rashidi Kavanagh / Ireland / 12mins

Homo Sapiens Project (191-199) (2015)
by RashidiKavanagh & Le Cain / Ireland / 15:30mins

Brine Twice Daily (2015)
by Maximilian Le Cain/Vicky Langan Ireland / 20mins

Total Running Time: 82mins 

Saturday 18 April 2015

EFS Video On Demand

Over the past five years, four prolific underground filmmakers have emerged to define a new and distinctive visionary strain of filmmaking in Ireland. Under the banner of Experimental Film SocietyRouzbeh RashidiDean KavanaghMichael Higgins and Maximilian Le Cain have forged a defiantly personal and marginal cinema that is fast becoming recognized as "an important new direction" (Donal Foreman, Estudios Irlandeses- Read HERE) in Irish film. Sharing an exploratory approach to filmmaking where films emerge from the interplay of sound, image and atmosphere rather than traditional storytelling techniques, their work has been singled out for its radical formal qualities and poetic sensibility. Made with low or, most often, no budgets, this is filmmaking at its most challenging and independent. 

Now, for the first time, their archive of forty-three feature and medium length films is available on VOD to stream or download. Explore this unique catalogue of work HERE.

Trailer HERE

Any proceeds from the online rental or sale of these films will go towards funding future Experimental Film Society projects.

Monday 23 March 2015

Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun

Read the full article by Dean Kavanagh on Rouzbeh Rashidi's latest feature film

The film will have its World Premiere on Friday March 27th, 8PM
 @ Lighthouse Cinema as part of the 
Jameson Dublin International Film Festival

Friday 20 March 2015

EFS Publications

"EFS Publications" is a new project spearheaded by Maximilian Le Cain, Dean Kavanagh and Rouzbeh Rashidi. It is an online film journal that will be constantly updated as material comes in. It will mix writing by and on Experimental Film Society members with reflections on filmmaking and cinema past and present by an international array of writers. We hope that in time it will become a lively and diverse site for thinking, dreaming and discussing cinema and constantly questioning its limits.

Thursday 12 March 2015

EFS @ Repressed Cinema Portland

A programme of Experimental Film Society will play at The Hollywood Theatre as part of Repressed Cinema
Tuesday, March 17th 2015 at 7:30pm  4122 NE Sandy Boulevard Portland, OR 97212. 

Repressed Cinema presents works by five members of the Experimental Film Society:

Homo Sapiens Project (157) by Rouzbeh Rashidi 
Homo Sapiens Project is an ongoing series of varied short films that provides, first and foremost, a laboratory for experimenting with cinematic forms. The range of works produced consists of everything from ‘sketches’ to fully finished and polished films.
HSP (157) is a medium-length film that unleashes the sinister atmospheres lurking in an apparently idyllic rural environment.

Funnel Web Family by Michael Higgins 
A prying look at the creatures that inhabit a home.

The Distance by Dean Kavanagh 
A young man recalls a fishing trip from his childhood, but he is not sure if they are his memories.

Dirt by Vicky Langan & Maximilian Le Cain 
A phantasmagoric mélange of live performances and elements of gothic horror, resulting in a
haunting, intense and sometimes humorous portrait of Langan as performer. 

More info HERE & HERE

Wednesday 11 March 2015

Gianluca Pulsoni on Kavanagh, Rashidi & Le Cain

To tie in with the upcoming EFS screening in Bologna, Gianluca Pulsoni has written an informative
 piece on Dean Kavanagh, Rouzbeh Rashidi and Maximilian Le Cain.


Info about the screening on 16th March 2015 HERE

Thursday 5 March 2015

EFS @ Kinodromo, Bologna

A programme of Experimental Film Society will play at Kinodromo Bologna, Italy on 16th March 2015 7:30PM. This programme of short films provides a cross section of the work of current EFS members. It will be presented by Rouzbeh Rashidi, head of EFS, and filmmaker Dean Kavanagh, who will also be on hand to answer questions after the screening.

Luminosity (1) (2013)
By Atoosa Pour Hosseini / Ireland / 5mins
Canvas Eye (2014)
By Jann Clavadetscher / Ireland-Italy / 12mins 
W.E (2013)
By Bahar Samadi / France / 5mins
Pitpony (2014)
By Jason Marsh / UK / 3:30mins 
The Illuminating Gas (2012)
By Esperanza Collado / Spain / 7:30mins 
Murder (2014)
By Michael Higgins / Ireland / 5mins
Friends with Johnny Kline (2015)
By Dean Kavanagh / Ireland / 17:30mins
67-69-Take 5 (2015)
By Maximilian Le cain Ireland-Spain / 14mins 
Homo Sapiens Project (150)
(2013) By Rouzbeh Rashidi / Ireland / 36mins

Total Running Time: 104 Minutes

More info HERE & HERE

"Ten Years in the Sun" @ JDIFF 2015

Rouzbeh Rashidi's latest and most epic film to-date "Ten Years in the Sun" has been included in the programme of this year's Jameson Dublin International Film Festival (Friday, March 27th, 8pm). A great chance to see this incredible, truly explosive and unforgettable film on the big screen. Who will survive and what will be left of them...

"Ornaments of the Bone" (2015)

Production has begun on a new project titled "Ornaments of the Bone" (2015),
 a three-part film series circling the exploits of a hideous Foley artist 
who terrorises a small township to the brink of cataclysm. 

Thursday 19 February 2015

Alan Lambert on Irish Experimental Film

Alan Lambert has published an 
informative overview of the current Irish experimental film scene in 'Film Ireland'. 

Read the article HERE

(above, a still from Rouzbeh Rashidi's "HSP 150" )

Saturday 24 January 2015

Thursday 22 January 2015

Cinema Cyanide's "Group Enema" (2015)

Denn die einen sind im Dunkeln
Und die andern sind im Licht
Und man siehet die im Lichte
Die im Dunkeln sieht man nicht

Short film "Friends with Johnny Kline" (2015) complete

17 minutes, 16:9, B&W, Dslr, 16mm found footage