Festival des Cinémas Différents et Expérimentaux de Paris

21st edition

From 2 oct. 2019From 02.10.19
To 13 oct. 2019To 13.10.19

Focus

Ellen Cantor. Pinochet Porn

Focus #1

Wed 2 October 201902.10.19
19H00—21H00
Place Georges-Pompidou
75004 Paris

Pinochet Porn

Pinochet Porn
Ellen Cantor

Bad geniuses

Focus #2

Thu 3 October 201903.10.19
20H00—22H00
Ciné 104

Program

Reel 40: Visiting Grandmother. My Insanity. Wyoming
Anne Charlotte Robertson
My Trip to Klonova
Maplo
Reel 23 : A Breakdown (and) After The Mental Hospital
Anne Charlotte Robertson
Leaven
Maplo
Dyketactics
Barbara Hammer
Superdyke
Barbara Hammer

Latinxs : backwards

Focus #3

Fri 4 October 201904.10.19
20H00—22H00
Doc!

Program

La contremarche
Arianna Komadina
La piscine vide
Luciana Damiani
Boule de neige
Sofía Martínez
Ainsi affirmer un autre monde
Melissa Aller
Virgen Barbie
María Galindo (Collectif Mujeres Creando)
Lit
Ximena Cuevas
From Brooklyn Ave To South Broadway
Brenda Contreras
Blua
Carolina Charry Quinteros

Paroxysm of the Super 8

Focus #4

Sat 5 October 201905.10.19
20H00—22H00
Cinéma l'Étoile

Program

Un film fille en roue libre à la vie silencieuse
Catherine Bareau
Les Eaux profondes
Alice Heit

Points of view (Feminine please!)

Focus #5

Sun 6 October 201906.10.19
19H00—21H00
Le Shakirail

First session

A Woman's Torment
Roberta Findlay
Smithereens (The drift)
Susan Seidelman
Strange Days
Kathryn BIigelow
Little Stabs
Barbara Meter
Travis
Kelly Reichardt
Pearl Pistols
Kelly Gallagher
Detroit
Kathryn Bigelow
Drylongso
Cauleen Smith
Best Coast : Our Deal (Clip Video, Extended Version)
Drew Barrymore
Et la femme créa Hollywood
Julia et Clara Kuperberg
Christopher Strong (The Silver Phalene)
Dorothy Arzner
Hard, Fast And Beautiful !
Ida Lupino
Foot Film
Martha Colburn
Rencontres (intersections)
Françoise Romand
To The Happy Few
Thomas Draschan and Stella Friedrichs

Deuxième séance

Mascara
Henri Pachard and Roberta Findlay
Essere donne (Being Women)
Cécilia Mangini
Spellbinder (The Bewitched)
Janet Greek
The Velvet Vampire
Stéphanie Rothman
Slumber Party Massacre II
Deborah Brock
Asparagus
Suzan Pitt
Hände: Das Leben Und Die Liebe Eines Zartlichen Geschlechts (Hands: The Life and Loves of the Gentle Kind)
Stella Simon and Miklos Bandy
Meshes Of The Afternoon
Maya Deren and Alexander Hackenschmied
L'on y danse tout en rond
Shirley Clarke
Dance, Girl, Dance
Dorothy Arzner and Roy Del Ruth
The Stunt Woman
Ann Hui

Opening night ✺

Focus #6

Tue 8 October 201908.10.19
19H00—23H59
5 rue des Ecoles
75005 Paris

Program #1

2076 (Elegy)
Karly Stark
La Chambre
Chantal Akerman
Menses
Barbara Hammer
Réponse de femmes
Agnès Varda
Personal statement
Maria Klonaris & Katerina Thomadaki
V.W. Vitesse Women
Claudine Eizykman

Program #2

Butch Tits
Jen Crothers
Absence (No Fat, No Fem, Na Asian)
Celeste Chan
The Break
Alexis Mitchell
Atlantic Is A Sea Of Bones
Tourmaline
Borderhole
Amber Bemak and Nadia Granados
Record Recreate
Jacqueline Lin
Spermwhore
Anna Linder

On the other side of the mirror

Focus #7

Wed 9 October 201909.10.19
20H00—22H00
5 rue des Ecoles
75005 Paris

Program

Yugoslavian Home Movies
Salise Hughes
Olimp
Smilja Tadić
Putovanje (a journey)
Bojana Vujanović
Dogs, Moon River And Baudelaire
Marija Kovačina
Licna Disciplina
Julijana Terek and Miroslav Bata Petrović
Wechselstrom
Nina Kreuzinger
Ogledalo
Jelena Bešir
Sky Lines
Nadine Poulain

Towards the overflow : poetics & politics of liquids

Focus #8

Thu 10 October 201910.10.19
20H00—22H00
5 rue des Ecoles
75005 Paris

Program

Recuerdo De Mi Santuario
Juliette Liautaud
Naked Writing
Aya Toraiwa
On The Line
Tina Takemoto
Pools
Barbara Hammer and Barbara Klutinis
Filth
Emma Varker
The Color Of Love
Peggy Ahwesh
Zig-Zag Streamlet Sneaking In Shamelessly Twighwetting
Ursula Pürrer and A. Hans Scheirl
White Trash Girl
Jennifer Reeder

Power relations

Focus #9

Fri 11 October 201911.10.19
20H00—22H00
5 rue des Ecoles
75005 Paris

Program

Haarband
Mervi Kytösalmi
La Tour Eiffel
Rosa Liksom
Freaky Crew
Rosa Liksom
Wanted
Milla Moilanen
Power
Salla Tykkä
The Edge
Mox Mäkelä
Vénus
Hinni Huttunen
Govadas
Elina Oikari
Dolastallat — To Have A Campfire
Marja Helander

50 years of the GREC

Focus #10

Sat 12 October 201912.10.19
17H00—19H00
5 rue des Ecoles
75005 Paris

Program

Évidence
Caroline Champetier
Les algues dans tes cheveux
Daphné Hérétakis
Apparition et gloire de Sainte ORLAN
ORLAN
Un corps provisoire
Djamila Daddi-Addoun
Sous le ciel lumineux de son pays natal
Franssou Prenant

Communities

Focus #11

Sat 12 October 201912.10.19
19H00—21H00
5 rue des Ecoles
75005 Paris

Program

Les enfants du gouvernement
Claude Jourde
Manifestation contre la répression de l'homosexualité
Groupe Vidéa
Allers Venues
Vivian Ostrovsky

Festival Party: Spice or Riot Grrrls ✺

Focus #12

Sat 12 October 201912.10.19
21H00—23H59
Le Shakirail

Program

Touch Retouched
Marie Losier
Tides
Amy Greenfield
You Can't Keep A Good Snake Down
Masha Godovannaya & Moira Tierney
Tower XYZ
Ayo Akingbade
Shape Of The Gaze
Maïa Cybelle Carpenter
Sin Dios Ni Santa Maria
Helena Girón and Samuel M. Delgado
Hermaphrodite
Marie Losier

Flow of mothers, Backflow of daughters

Focus #13

Sun 13 October 201913.10.19
16H30—19H00
5 rue des Ecoles
75005 Paris

Program

Flow
Lichun Tseng
Transcript
Erica Sheu
The Window of Desire
Kassey Huang
Emulsion Connection
Tsen-Chu Hsu
Sucker's Love
Dooll Chao
Transactions
Yin-Chu Chen
The Islands
Hsuan-Kuang Hsieh
How Old Are You? How Old Were You?
Cherlyn Hsing-Hsin Liu

Closing Night ✺

Focus #14

Sun 13 October 201913.10.19
21H00—23H59
5 rue des Ecoles
75005 Paris

1. Porn meets freaks (Explicit content)

Romy et Laure et le secret de l'homme meuble
Romy Alizée and Laure Giapicconi
Merci, Merci, Merci... / Jouir malgré tout, Opus 1
Laurence Chanfro
Body-Building
Ursula Pürrer and Ashley Hans Scheirl
Solitary Acts #4
Nazlı Dinçel
Fuck the Fascism
Maria Basura
Les égouts de l'héterosexualité
Marianne Chargois

2. Deep outside (Performance by bruce)

Deep outside
Bruce

Witches Comrades

Focus #15

Fri 18 October 201918.10.19
20H00—22H00
45-47 rue de l’Égalité
92130 Issy-les-Moulineaux

Program

Sorcières-Camarades
Danielle Jaeggi
La Princesse est indisposée elle ne reçoit personne
Gabrielle Reiner
Ritual In Transfigured Time
Maya Deren
La Maison Goétie
Calypso Debrot
Shaman, A Tapestry For Sorcerers
Storm de Hirsch

Competitions

Competition #1

Wed 9 October 201909.10.19
18H00—20H00
5 rue des Ecoles
75005 Paris

Program

E-Ticket
Simon Liu
L'Étoile de mer
Maya Schweizer
Paris Mental #1
Dominique Willoughby
Bodies without Bodies in Outer Space
Rafal Morusiewicz

Competition #2

Wed 9 October 201909.10.19
22H00—23H59
5 rue des Ecoles
75005 Paris

Program

The Sound Drifts
Stefano Canapa
Transparent, the world is
Yuri Muraoka
Lieder Die Soldaten Morgen
Gurcius Gewdner
Grandparents
Milo Masoničić
Po:natis 12.
Davorin Marc
La Traversée...
Arcade Assogba
The lord loves changes, it's one of his greatest
Annika Kahrs

Competition #3

Thu 10 October 201910.10.19
18H00—20H00
5 rue des Ecoles
75005 Paris

Program

Nutrition Fugue
Péter Lichter
ZIYI
Chongyan Liu
Olive
Michael Higgins
Yet Another Departure
Renata Poljak
Rise of the Machines
Arina Efanova
Hôtel (case n°19)
Ishrann Silgidjian
Kosmos : The Uncertainty
Robert Cahen, Ruben Guzman and Narcisa Hirsch
L'état de notre urgence 4
Pierre Merejkowsky
Freude!((n)joy!)
Kunal Biswas

Competition #4

Thu 10 October 201910.10.19
22H00—23H59
5 rue des Ecoles
75005 Paris

Program

Après nous, Le déluge
Félix Fattal
Atomic Garden
Ana Vaz
Bay of Plenty
Milva Stutz
Vers le Soleil
Nour Ouayda
The Mulch Spider's Dream
Karel Doing
You're a plant whisperer and for me, it's enough
Charlotte Clermont and Julien Champagne
Life After Love
Zachary Epcar

Compétition #5

Fri 11 October 201911.10.19
18H00—20H00
5 rue des Ecoles
75005 Paris

Program

C'est comme ça que les cauchemars ont commencé
Alexandru Petru Badelita
Fractal Death 4 : So When You Talk About Destruction You Can Count Me In
Michael Woods (M.)
Fragments of self-phone-destruction
Ismaël
Deeply Absurd Lucidity
Sammy Sayed
r@G3_qU1TTE
jAR0D unOF1S@L
30 Days A Week
Mahmoodreza Esmaili Zand
Sólo un poco aquí
Duo Strangloscope
Les Chatons
Calypso Debrot
Postdigital Flipbook
Pablo-Martín Córdoba

Competition #6

Fri 11 October 201911.10.19
22H00—23H59
5 rue des Ecoles
75005 Paris

Program

Redheaded (or The beheading of knowledge)
Silvia Amancei & Bogdan Armanu
Borgo
Lucie Leszez
Nou Voix
Maxime Jean-Baptiste
Adieu, Corpus !
Alexander Isaenko
Nightingale
Kyohei Hayashi
Where is my body?
Julián Pedraza
Real-Time History
Foundland Collective

Special Sessions

Opening night ✺

Focus #6

Tue 8 October 201908.10.19
19H00—23H59
5 rue des Ecoles
75005 Paris

Program #1

2076 (Elegy)
Karly Stark
La Chambre
Chantal Akerman
Menses
Barbara Hammer
Réponse de femmes
Agnès Varda
Personal statement
Maria Klonaris & Katerina Thomadaki
V.W. Vitesse Women
Claudine Eizykman

Program #2

Butch Tits
Jen Crothers
Absence (No Fat, No Fem, Na Asian)
Celeste Chan
The Break
Alexis Mitchell
Atlantic Is A Sea Of Bones
Tourmaline
Borderhole
Amber Bemak and Nadia Granados
Record Recreate
Jacqueline Lin
Spermwhore
Anna Linder

Festival Party: Spice or Riot Grrrls ✺

Focus #12

Sat 12 October 201912.10.19
21H00—23H59
Le Shakirail

Program

Touch Retouched
Marie Losier
Tides
Amy Greenfield
You Can't Keep A Good Snake Down
Masha Godovannaya & Moira Tierney
Tower XYZ
Ayo Akingbade
Shape Of The Gaze
Maïa Cybelle Carpenter
Sin Dios Ni Santa Maria
Helena Girón and Samuel M. Delgado
Hermaphrodite
Marie Losier

Closing Night ✺

Focus #14

Sun 13 October 201913.10.19
21H00—23H59
5 rue des Ecoles
75005 Paris

1. Porn meets freaks (Explicit content)

Romy et Laure et le secret de l'homme meuble
Romy Alizée and Laure Giapicconi
Merci, Merci, Merci... / Jouir malgré tout, Opus 1
Laurence Chanfro
Body-Building
Ursula Pürrer and Ashley Hans Scheirl
Solitary Acts #4
Nazlı Dinçel
Fuck the Fascism
Maria Basura
Les égouts de l'héterosexualité
Marianne Chargois

2. Deep outside (Performance by bruce)

Deep outside
Bruce

Young Audiences

Young Audiences : 6 — 10 years old

You couldn’t tell what I am

Wed 9 October 201909.10.19
14H30—16H00
5 rue des Ecoles
75005 Paris

Program

Double V
Carole Contant
At Land
Maya Deren
Flying Saucey!
Marie Losier
Fuego
Elena Pardo
Hermaphrodite
Marie Losier
Eat My Make Up
Marie Losier

Edito

Edito

This year, the different cinemas will not be conjugated in the masculine plural. From the teaching of gender in public schools to the feminization of the French language and, of course, the #metoo movement’s focus on sexism in the workplace, recent societal debates invite us to rethink our relationship to gender and feminism. Cinema has not remained impervious to them, and in the same way that these debates have permeated the industry and inhabited the subjects of films, we argue that they also mark our aesthetic approaches.

In 1975, in her pioneering article “Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema,” critic Laura Mulvey coined the notion of male gaze to describe the way in which an entire swath of popular culture - classic Hollywood cinema - is structured by the heterosexual male gaze, not only in terms of representations, but more profoundly in terms of filmic language itself. On the scale of feminist film criticism, Mulvey’s contribution is an earthquake that continues to inform our vision, and our ways of making films in turn. Moreover, feminist criticism has taught us all too well to perceive the marginal place of women directors within the canon of film history.

With these lessons in mind, we wanted to place this edition of the festival under the benevolent auspices of a non-masculine approach to visual experimentation, where the relationship to gender would be explored by giving the floor exclusively to filmmakers and artists who are identified as women and trans.

What relationship to cinema do women develop when their desire is directed towards other women? Through which images, which visual references do trans people find reflections of their experience? These questions feed our curiosity. Although we cannot guarantee that a session where no film is directed by a cisgender man (meaning non-trans, i.e. assigned as male at birth) will have a particular flavor, the hypothesis being exciting, it made us want to give it a try. This project would have in any case, as other festivals in Ile-de-France and elsewhere, the merit to put forward and maybe reveal talents for some confidential, for others forgotten, or never visible enough.

In the same way that we expressed, last year, our familiarity with the “waste” that experimental cinema had represented within the film industry, women, too, have been able to constitute a political minority, relegated to the margins. Obtrusive when they walked in the street, objectified when they appeared on screen, shouting to claim their rights, and above all taking the camera without authorization, without external validation.

We welcome and receive this legacy of a cinema that did not wait to be given a voice.

This year’s program does not seek to highlight women’s issues as the only theme. It is about showing that where we talk about “minorities”, fragile, there are countless spaces of creation, intimate stories, body stories, sexual tales and liquid fables. Fluids that flow like words that spill out. Witches have been these images that express our lives and experiences. They do not apologize for the conventions of a cinema that did not recognize them: they take a thousand forms and do not respond to any genre.

From the intimate to the collective, our history is that of a commonality but cannot ignore the specificity of the struggles that have developed on all continents. If the history of feminist and LGBTIQ struggles was first and foremost that of rights, the lesson we learn today is that of a heritage from which the struggles that have forged our communities converge: from the United States to France, through Finland, Serbia, from Latin America to Taiwan. We must reclaim our history, for it is as much the history of our bodies as it is of our lands, which we are reclaiming.

Under the earth, our underground poetics shine and sparkle: scraps, waste, mutate into precious objects, now subjects, that make the earth vibrate and our bodies rumble. They are the scattered memories of all these populations that we wanted to silence. We hear these voices, look at these images, and we realize that we still have a lot to say and to show.

Gallery

Resources

Members of the jury

Sarah Adam

Sarah Adam is an independent curator, programmer and artistic consultant. She has a Master’s degree in History and Literature. She works mainly around documentary forms, short film and on the diffusion of moving images in public spaces. She was the director of the dokumentART festival in 2018 in Neubrandenburg (Germany), she was in charge of the Deframed competition at the Hamburg International Short Film Festival, and she is also part of the selection and program committee for the Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival for many years. Sarah Adam is also a member of B-Movie, the artist collective A Wall is a Screen, and is a founder of theArab Filmclub.

Isidora Ilić

Isidora Ilić is a film and video artist, a writer, translator, and independent cultural worker. Her interests focus on the politics of procedures in the art world, the politics of amateurism, but also autodidacticism and collectivism, which are questioned in a transdisciplinary way. Ilić studied Comparative Literature and Literary Theory at the University of Belgrade, studied at the Research Center for Feminist and Gender Studies in Belgrade, and graduated from the film school at the Academic Film Center in Belgrade.
She works with Bosko Prostran under the artist name Doplgenger.

Martine Markovitz

Martine Markovits holds degrees in Art History and Archaeology and in Philosophy. She participated in the creation of the Mediatheque of the ENSBA, the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, a collection specialized in contemporary art. She was then in charge of the video and cinema program, which offers screenings and meetings with artists and filmmakers who work at the frontiers of experimental cinema, documentary, and video, and explores the links between film and video writing as well as the issues at work in contemporary art. She is currently president of Les Yeux de l’Ouïe. She has maintained a strong activity as a member of various juries and commissions for the selection of films as well as for the reading of projects, without ceasing to operate a watch on festivals.

Bosko Prostran

Boško Prostran is a film and video artist, film programmer, and teacher at the University of Communication and Media in Belgrade. Postran graduated in Political Science at the University of Belgrade, completed a Master’s degree in Media and Communication and is a PhD student in Transdisciplinary Art and Media at Singidunum University in Belgrade. He works with Isidora Ilić under the name Doplgenger, whose work has been shown around the world, including receiving the prestigious Serbian award “Politika” for the best exhibition made in 2015. Boško Prostran is the co-founder and co-curator of Transimage, an audiovisual platform around the politics of images. He co-edited the book Amateurs for film (Transimage, Belgrade, 2017).

Jim Stickel

Jim Stickel is a contributor to RE:VOIR Vidéo in Paris. He has been involved in the promotion and organization of experimental film events since his college days in Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA, where he co-founded the KOMA (Kalamazoo Order of Movie Aficionados) film club. He was a member of the jury for the first edition of the Trashxploitation Festival in Paris and the Hybrid section of the Silhouette Festival in Paris. He also directs short films in Super 8 and video

Festival team

Team of the 21st Festival des Cinémas Différents et Expérimentaux de Paris

President

Frédéric Tachou
President

Festival management

What's Your Flavor?
Festival management

General coordination and administration

Théo Deliyannis
General coordination and administration

Assistant to the coordination

Anaëlle Salem
Assistant to the coordination

Programming Committee of the Focus

Marie-Anne Campos
Nicole Fernandez Ferrer
Ana Servo
Isidora Ilic
Thibaud Leplat
Ina López
Boris Monneau
La Poudrière
Jonathan Pouthier
Bosko Prostran
Gabrielle Reiner
Derek Woolfenden
Tzuan Wu
Kari Yli-Annala

And the What’s Your Flavor? team

Apolline/Lawrence Diaz
Stéphane Gérard
Valentin Gleyze
Laurence Rebouillon

Competition Programming Committee

Raphaël Bassan
Théo Deliyannis
Raphaëlle Giaretto
Gloria Morano
Laurence Rebouillon
Fabien Rennet
Frédéric Tachou

Programming Committee Section for Filmmakers under 15 years old

Students from the La Paix middle school in Issy-les-Moulineaux supervised by Judit Naranjo Ribó

Programming for young audiences

Judit Naranjo Ribó

Press Officer

Mathilde Bila

Translation and subtitling

Théo Deliyannis
Jeanne Demeester
Patrick Fuchs
Stéphane Gérard
Inés Lopez
Zoë Meyer
Anaëlle Salem

Graphics

Marine Bigourie

Grand Action Team

Isabelle Gibbal-Hardy
Director
Alexandre Tsekenis
Associate
Amaia Elisseche
Assistant Director
Victor Bournerias
Assistant programmer and projectionist
Nicolas Ranger
Stage manager and projectionist
Pierre Filmon & Adrien Kassis
Projectionists
Anne Stell
Home

The voluntary and collective team of the Curry Vavart association at the Shakirail

Acknowledgements

The festival team would like to thank all the members of the CJC who volunteered their time to make this edition possible

The CJC also thanks for their participation, ideas, support and gestures : Yonay Boix, Pip Chodorov and Jim Stickel (Re:Voir), Olivia Cooper-Hadjian, Curry Vavart’s team, Louis Dupont, Mélanie Forret, Guy Fihman and Dominique Willoughby (Cinedoc), Patricia Godal, Victor Gresard, Guillem Jané Casals, Alexander Lebier, Simon Le Gloan, Loic Le Goff, Loren Martin Milan Milosavljevic (AFC), Quentin Papapietro (aka Lonely Kid Quentin), Johanna Räman and Thomas Follain (Finnish Institute), Sylvie Ricros, Yoana Urruzola and the team of L’Abominable, Jessie Yang (Taiwan Docs)

And a big thank you to all the filmmakers and artists who made this 21st edition possible, as well as to the members of the juries, the programmers, the speakers, the authors of the articles in the catalog, and to all the guests

Partners

Partners

CNCRégion Île-de-FrancePréfet de la région d'Île-de-FranceMairie de ParisDOCGrand ActionCollectif Curry VavartKino Clubl'EtnaCiné 104La Halle des ÉpinettesAV-arkkiRe:VoirInstitut finlandaisCinéma l'ÉtoileLe GRECDKSGMUFFl'AbominableFixCCentre Audiovisuel Simone de BeauvoirTaïwan Film Institute x Taïwan Docs

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