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Festival des Cinémas Différents et Expérimentaux de Paris

23rd edition

From 6 Oct 2021From 06.10.21
To 17 Oct 2021To 17.10.21

Focus

Pierre Bressan : trajectory

Focus #1

Wed 6 October 202106.10.21
19H00—21H00
Centre Georges Pompidou
Programmed and presented by Theo Deliyannis and Judit Naranjo Ribó

Programming

Les Lamentations
Pierre Bressan
Frauenzimmer
Pierre Bressan
Usual Gesture Drama
Pierre Bressan et Alain Krepper
Maria Guadalupe Villalobos
Pierre Bressan
La Dame aux Camélias
Pierre Bressan
Midas
Pierre Bressan

Aesthetics of the signal, a panoply of filmic hacking

Focus #2

Fri 8 October 202108.10.21
20H00—22H00
Le Lavoir Numérique

Programming

FLIP
Juha van Ingen
999/999/1
Davorin Marc
PIKNIK (25 seconds per frame)
Davorin Marc
Radar
Augustin Gimel
1305
Augustin Gimel
The Sun of Patiras
Jacques Perconte
Red Shovel
Leighton Pierce
Dendromity
Karine Bonneval
The Silence is on
Pierre-Yves Cruaud
(DIS)integrator
Juha van Ingen
Afterimage Selves
Sabrina Ratté
Sketch for a portrait of Gilberte Swann
Gauthier Beaucourt
Arvore da vida
Jacques Perconte
Volto Telato
Paolo Gioli
Repeat Until Love and Loss Overload
Roxane Billamboz
In Film/On Video
Ignacio Tamarit
Wound Footage
Thorsten Fleisch
Ncorps
Jacques Perconte

Most films are only worth dismembering to compose other works

Focus #3

Sat 9 October 202109.10.21
18H00—20H00
Cinéma Le Studio
Le Cinéma Le Studio d’Aubervilliers se trouve au 2 rue Edouard Poisson (Théâtre de la Commune) 93300 à Aubervilliers. L’adresse figurant sur notre brochure papier est érronée.

Programming

K (Berber Dreams)
Frédérique Devaux
The woman is not what she used to be
Hélène Richol
Fragments untitled #1
Doplgenger
Self Improvement
Clint Enns
The Search for truth through text and document criticism
Fabien Rennet
Mickey is wrestling
Olivier Fouchard
Spoiler alert
You can't keep a good snake down
Masha Godovannaya & Moira Tierney
Hollywood collage
Richard Kerr
The Action
David Matarasso
Buck Fever
Neozoon
Une Œuvre
Maurice Lemaître

The Cellar: cycle of pre and post-Covid film screenings

Focus #4

Sun 10 October 202110.10.21
15H00—19H00
Chez l'habitant
The cellar’s address will be communicated after booking.

Programming

The Cellar is rebelling
Pierre Merejkowsky
Un confiné qui se tient sage
Pierre Merejkowsky & Roger Nymo
La Cave, Les Punaises Et Le Compteur Linky
Pierre Merejkowsky
L’état de notre urgence (séquence 7 – extérieur – les applaudissements)
Pierre Merejkowsky

An "École du corps" ?! Lithophonie

Focus #5

Sun 10 October 202110.10.21
20H00—22H00
Cinéma l'Archipel

Programming

Lithophonie
Jean-Paul Dupuis

Les Brigades S’Marti, St Charles / CJC, 1998-2008

Focus #6

Mon 11 October 202111.10.21
19H30—21H00
La Clef Revival

Programming

Kamala
Adelaïde Naturel
Happiness
Angélica Cuevas Portilla
Le journal d’un chien
Gilles Touzeau
Sens Partie 1 et 2
Mariette Auvray
Memosium
Louis Dupont
La Femme Rouge vomit ses mots
Marie Sochor
Bouffée d’air avant implosion
Isabelle Blanche
So dark the night
Rodolphe Cobetto Caravanes
Sweet (from Mira Corpora)
Stéphane Marti
Ink
Sarah Darmon
Etude N°5
Gabrielle Reiner

Etna' Workshop : CJC Remix

Focus #7

Mon 11 October 202111.10.21
21H30—23H00
La Clef Revival

Programming

Portrait
Georges Rey
Macula
Carole Arcega
Swish
Jean Sousa
Jolly-Blanche
Isabelle Blanche
Vu
Erin Rybal
Signale-toi en silence
Anaïs Tohé Commaret
Césarée
Marguerite Duras
Rocking Chair
Shiho Kano
Eat my makeup
Marie Losier
L’eau, l’air, les songes

The Productions Aléatoires

Focus #8

Tue 12 October 202112.10.21
18H30—20H00
Forum des Images

Programming

Faux Mouvements
Pip Chodorov
Ciao Bella Ciao
Laurence Rebouillon
L’absence
Philippe Lebret
Plume
Cécile Ravel
Reste-là
Frédéric Tachou
K (Exil)
Frédérique Devaux
Avril 99
Bernard Cerf

Cooperating Affinities

Focus #9

Tue 12 October 202112.10.21
21H00—23H00
Forum des Images

Programming

Au fond des yeux
Raphaël Sevet
Black's Back
Derek Woolfenden
Archipels, Granites dénudés
Daphné Hérétakis
La machine avalée
Stéphane Gérard
Eklipsi Anofelou Fotos
Théo Deliyannis
Je me souviens de Sunderland
Félix Fattal

Opening Night

Focus #10

Wed 13 October 202113.10.21
19H00—22H00
Cinéma Le Grand Action

Programming

Noviciat
Noël Burch
Jemina, fille des montagnes
Anielle Weinberger
Focalises
Marcel Mazé
Le chant des signes
Yves-André Delubac
Le litre de lait
Luc Moullet
Una vita
Dominique Noguez
Prétextes
Raphaël Bassan
Césarée
Marguerite Duras
Champs — Peintures Dévoluy
Alexandre

The Devouring glances

Focus #11

Thu 14 October 202114.10.21
20H00—22H00
Cinéma Le Grand Action

Programming

Boxing match
Isobel Mendelson
Dans le village
Patricia Godal & Laurence Rebouillon
Shape Of The Gaze
Maïa Cybelle Carpenter
Mâne
Laurence Chanfro
Les Garçons de la plage
Louis Dupont
Blind Porn
Emilie Jouvet
Quand la mer débordait
Laurence Rebouillon
Sur mon cou
Stéphane Marti
Le Troisième œil
André Almuro et Jean-Luc Guionnet
Nu lacté & Kitsch-net
Lionel Soukaz & Xavier Baert

Outside the system

Focus #12

Fri 15 October 202115.10.21
20H00—22H00
Cinéma Le Grand Action

Programming

Le Traité du Rossignol
Jean Fléchet

Absis-Duras : a friendship on screen

Focus #13

Sat 16 October 202116.10.21
20H00—22H00
Cinéma Le Grand Action

Programming

Cygne I
Absis
Cygne II
Absis
L'Homme Atlantique
Marguerite Duras

BorderLight Films

Focus #14

Sun 17 October 202117.10.21
16H00—18H00
Cinéma Le Grand Action

Programming

Quelque part ailleurs
Vân Ta-Minh
Esquisse d'un tableau 1
Ève Line
Recollection
Nori Kajio
Not what it seems
Frédérique Menant
Cadavre exquis
Anna Salzberg
Rêverie alité au hamac
Hélène Maraval
Tchao Mambo
Delphine Lest
On le devient
Éloïse Baille
Medusa
Leïla Colin-Navaï
Cognac zéro étoile
Maria Kourkouta
Marin miroir
Agnès Perrais
Uccello
Astrid de la Chapelle
Petite n°0
Viviane Vagh
J'ai mangé la clef
Amandine Julien
Soudain
Vân Ta-Minh
Incipit
Carole Arcega
En creux
Catherine Bareau

Closing night - Klonaris / Thomadaki : L'Enfant qui a pissé des paillettes

Focus #15

Sun 17 October 202117.10.21
18H30—21H00
Cinéma Le Grand Action

Programming

L'Enfant qui a pissé des paillettes (Expanded cinema performance, new version 2021)
Maria Klonaris et Katerina Thomadaki

Competitions

Competition #1

Thu 14 October 202114.10.21
18H00—19H30
Cinéma Le Grand Action
This program contains videos that may potentially trigger seizures for people with photosensitive epilepsy.

Programming

Daybreak, Sunset, Cow Milk
Marina Fomenko
Opus
Pauline Pastry
Copyfight - La Boucherie
Collectif Home Cinema
A Lack of Clarity
Stefan Kruse Jørgensen
Sign
Robert Cahen
The Sky Over Hévíz
Davorin Marc

Competition #2

Thu 14 October 202114.10.21
22H00—23H30
Cinéma Le Grand Action

Programming

Zombi Zapping
Luca Sorgato
LEVITATOR And Other Sensations
Guy Trier
8'28''
Su Zhong
Maan Faa Tung
Eugénie Arcos
Dear Kimsisters in 1959
Chaelin Jeon
Two Sons and a River of Blood
Angelo Madsen Minax & Amber Bemak

Competition #3

Fri 15 October 202115.10.21
18H00—19H30
Cinéma Le Grand Action

Programming

The Ambiguous quartet
Érik Bullot
All the Stops
Josef Dabernig
Volgograd — Of rust and mud
La Destination (Anne Fave & Emmanuel Carquille)
Self-portrait in onnagata interpreting Ophelia
Sothean Nhieim
Conference of Birds
Mahmoodreza Esmailizand
Dubhe (Vaghe stelle)
Mauro Santini

Competition #4

Fri 15 October 202115.10.21
22H00—23H45
Cinéma Le Grand Action

Programming

Recurring childhood twinkles like a star
Marylène Negro, Quentin Balpe, Karim Ghaddab et Emmanuel Soland
Spinoza/Ongodist
Bruno Delgado Ramo
Interspecies Architecture
Mauricio Freyre
69
Ignazio Fabio Mazzola
A Maiden's Prayer
Tzuan Wu
Tugging Diary
Yan Wai Yin
ruido ; rauca
Javiera Cisterna
Capsules / Portraits
Jules Bourbon

Competition #5

Sat 16 October 202116.10.21
18H00—19H30
Cinéma Le Grand Action

Programming

Children and ruins
Alain Mazars
Transparent, I am.
Yuri Muraoka

Competition #6

Sat 16 October 202116.10.21
22H00—23H30
Cinéma Le Grand Action

Programming

The Rupture of Promised Land (Or We Can Never Get There)
Lo Yun Ting
i am not the only one
Phạm Nguyễn Anh Tú
Festina Lente يا عم الشيفور
Baya Medhaffar
The black bath
Jackie Raynal
Commodity Trading (Part 2 of 3 ?) : December 19th
Michael Woods (M.)

Public deliberation of the jury

Sun 17 October 202117.10.21
14H00—15H30
Le Buisson Ardent

Awarded films

Sun 17 October 202117.10.21
21H00—22H30
Cinéma Le Grand Action

Programming

Tugging Diary
Yan Wai Yin
Opus
Pauline Pastry
A Lack of Clarity
Stefan Kruse Jørgensen
Festina Lente يا عم الشيفور
Baya Medhaffar
Capsules / Portraits
Jules Bourbon

Young Audiences

Young Audiences #2

☾ Freedom! ☽, from 6 years old

Wed 6 October 202106.10.21
14H30—16H00
La Halle des Épinettes

Programming

Walrus
Moira Tierney
L'Ébranlement
Érik Bullot
Dégringolade
Patrick Rebeaud et Eric Reynier
Monsters
Toby Tatum
Vents Cachettes — 7 Orage et Myriade
Calypso Debrot
Vents Cachettes — 8 Toussaint
Calypso Debrot
Valdediós
Elena Duque
Micro Garden
Stan Brakhage

Young Audiences #2

☾ Freedom! ☽, from 6 years old

Wed 13 October 202113.10.21
14H30—16H00
Cinéma Le Grand Action
If you would like to register a group of children for the session, please write to transmission{at}cjcinema.org.

Programming

Walrus
Moira Tierney
L'Ébranlement
Érik Bullot
Dégringolade
Patrick Rebeaud et Eric Reynier
Monsters
Toby Tatum
Vents Cachettes — 7 Orage et Myriade
Calypso Debrot
Vents Cachettes — 8 Toussaint
Calypso Debrot
Valdediós
Elena Duque
Micro Garden
Stan Brakhage

Filmmakers -15 years old

Sat 16 October 202116.10.21
14H00—15H30
Cinéma Le Grand Action
Session accessible to all audiences, adults and children.

Programming

Sensation
Erin Rybal
Birthdays
Zeph Marie
Voyage inédit
Adrienne Laube, Andréa Gros et Noha Gros
Les étoiles de Massabo
Film collectif
Bizarre
Ménine Beaugrand-Collot
Eskape
Emma Azzi-Degroux
Sam and the whale
Camila Pineda
The invasion
Antoine Lapeyre et Rudy Pluchon
Les minots de Massabo
Film collectif

Filmmakers 15-17.9

Sat 16 October 202116.10.21
16H00—18H00
Cinéma Le Grand Action

Programming

Can do better!
Luzio Lizarralde
L'écume de mes jours - Chapter 1
Alexia Stefanovic
Out
Erik Sémashkin
Bertrand the dandelion
Renaud Miellet
I'm not a creepy thing
Ludivine Bénézech
Vertov XXI
Nino Pfeffer
Torsade
Lila Monin
Verzerrung (Distortion)
Samuel J Punto
The island of the gulls
Mathilde Mothes
Axolotl
Baptiste Fauvel
Chapter 1
Nataly Chehade
Going to the movies
Claire Denzler et Clémence Tixier
Articles liés au festival
Centre de documentation

Edito

The CJC in 50 Years and Two Periods

Marcel Mazé, a young lawyer and film lover, attracted the attention of Maurice Périsset, director of the Festival International du Jeune Cinéma de Hyères, by organizing on his own, on the 23d of June 1970 at the cinema le Studio du Val de Grâce in Paris, a session of French films from the edition that had just taken place during the Var event: Une courte histoire pour les enfants : Angélina by Pierre Bertrant-Jaume; Jojo ne veut pas montrer ses pieds by Denis Berry and Le Socrate by Robert Lapoujade. Périsset then asked Mazé to form a pre-selection committee for the 1971 edition of the Hyères festival. This resulted in an intense activity in Paris, and screenings were programmed almost every week in different places. Meetings were held regularly at the Maison de la Culture in rue Mouffetard. At the last of them, it was agreed to organize a round table at the festival of Hyères to specify our directions. Some of us were part of the pre-selection committee, others were members of the jury composed by Mazé. With the support of Marguerite Duras, during this meeting in Hyères, we laid the foundations of the future cooperative which was named Collectif Jeune Cinéma. The statutes were signed on June 12, 1971 at a Parisian lawyer’s office by nine people who elected Marcel Mazé as the president. Two all-night screenings were organized at Frédéric Mitterand’s Olympic cinema, which hosted the CJC screenings until the summer of 1972. The first took place on June 29, 1971 with, among others, Jaune le soleil by Marguerite Duras and Le Château de Pointilly by Adolfo Arrieta. The second all-night event, on December 3, 1971, which focused on films by Kenneth Anger, Bruce Baillie, Stan Brakhage, Peter Kubelka, Ken Jacobs, Jonas Mekas or Michael Snow, attracted a considerable crowd and was repeated the next day.

Nowadays

Sorting out everything that is produced is a difficult task. Fifty years ago in Hyères and Paris, in this crucible from which the Collectif Jeune Cinéma emerged, a group of “activists” gathered around Marcel Mazé, was already sorting out films. On what criteria? Well, like we do today: a combination of personal experiences, of a cinematographic culture that comes with concepts, categories, and finally personal expectations of what a creation free from market determinisms should be. But whether we like it or not, there has been an evolution in the sphere of experimental cinema over the past fifty years. This can be seen in the growing proportion of filmmakers who are “doing experimental films”. Like the painter Renoir, who was doing impressionism rather than being an impressionist, there is now an abundance of filmmakers who are doing experimental films instead of being experimental. However, the CJC, from its very beginning, has been much more attached to experimental filmmakers than to filmmakers doing experimental films. We must see behind this wording, which is perhaps convoluted, a major stake: to be able to discern between an artistic gesture rooted in a way of being in the world, a philosophy, even a spirituality, and a desire to appeal, to follow an expectation. There is no age limit or prerequisite to belong to the first category. This year again, our program, – 15 years old, and the new one, 17-17,9 are the proof that very young filmmakers are capable of doing this. We have tried to find this exceptional emotion they brought in all the competitive programs we designed. This is the reason why, for fifty years, the Collectif Jeune Cinéma has always been called Collectif Jeune Cinéma.

To celebrate its jubilee, the festival will dedicate numerous focuses to the highlights of the history of  CJC. This is a twofold perspective: to refresh our gaze thanks to a huge work on our films and archives, and to prepare the next fifty years with new tools for filmmakers, programmers, researchers, film lovers, students, audiences, young people, old people, employees, workers, farmers, executives…

Enjoy the festival!

The Steering Committee of the CJC 50th Anniversary

Raphaël Bassan, Théo Deliyannis, Laurence Rebouillon, Frédéric Tachou

The Sponsoring Committee

Christa Blümlinger, Jean-Pierre Bouyxou, Nicole Brenez, Jean-Paul Fargier, Hubert Haddad, Dominique Païni, Jonathan Pouthier

Resources

Members of the jury

Jean Pierre Ceton

Jean Pierre Ceton is a French writer born in 1950. He
met Marguerite Duras who dedicated to him the collection of texts Les Yeux verts published in Les Cahiers du cinéma in 1980.
Between 1975 and 1982 he directed several short films including Dis/ cours, Narcisso-métal, J’aimais encore cette vallée as well as two feature films: Quand je pense à Jacences and Fréquence perdue. He then devoted himself to writing and published a dozen novels including Rauque la ville (preface by Marguerite Duras), La Suive,
La Fiction d’Emmedée, Les Voyageurs modèles, Le pont d’Algeciras, L’Insatisfaction, Nouvelles du passé, and Le Petit roman de juilleten
2020

Around the end of the last century, he signed several articles in the newspaper Le Monde (including “Libérons la langue française” and “Voilà le temps venu de poser la question de l’Académie”). Present on social networks, he animates like a great book his web page jeanpierreceton.com and directs the online magazine Lettreaulecteur.com

Élodie Imbeau

After studying classical literature and social sciences, Élodie Imbeau began working at the Cinémathèque française as a programmer for young audiences, a position she has held since 2002. In addition to programming films, she also coordinates all kinds of practical workshops for young audiences to discover the cinema. She is particularly interested in pre-cinema and in 2006 wrote a book for children in the Atelier-Cinéma collection (Actes Sud/Cinémathèque française) devoted to magic lanterns.
In addition, she is a founding member of the association Braquage (association for the diffusion of experimental cinema), and producer of clips for the label Air Rytmo.

Lea Leïla Jiqqir

Lea Leïla Jiqqir is a Franco-Moroccan artist, video maker and musician-producer based in Nancy (FR).
Half-self-taught, half-graduated from the Fine Arts School of Nancy, her work explores the meanders of plural identities through questions of genealogy, of return to the roots… Between writing, video and sound, often on the edge of documentary, Lea Leïla Jiqqir draws her inspiration from her own quest for identity, from very particular origins and geography. Sliding little by little from these autobiographical questions towards more universal concerns, her work questions the multiple facets of immigration issues, including: mobility, transmission, oblivion, the violence associated with it, the deconstruction of past(s). Through the prism of introspection, intimate poetry and self-taught investigation, Lea Leïla Jiqqir’s work is constantly changing, unstable, between progression and digression.

Also a musician and producer, she is part of the Franco-Moroccan electro-psyche duo Taxi Kebab, while remaining involved in the field of event organization (visual arts, music).

Occitane Lacurie

Occitane Lacurie is a member of the editorial board of Débordements, co-producer of a podcast on the moving image and PhD student in visual studies. She works on the relationship between ghosts and technology through the prism of media archaeology.

Christian Lebrat

Christian Lebrat is an artist, filmmaker and photographer. He has made about twenty films, performances and installations as well as several videos. A DVD of his celluloid films, Vibrations, has been published by Re:Voir. His films are part of the Centre Pompidou collection and his video V1 (Tourbillons) is part of the FNAC (Fonds National d’Art Contemporain) collection. He created and manages the Paris Expérimental editions. He is the author of Cinéma radical (2008, 2nd expanded ed., in English, 2021) and co-author of Jeune, dure et pure! A History of Avant-Garde and Experimental Cinema in France (2001).

Festival team

Team of the 23rd Festival des Cinémas Différents et Expérimentaux de Paris (Oct. 6-17, 2021)

Frédéric Tachou
Président de l’association

Festival direction

Raphaël Bassan
Théo Deliyannis
Laurence Rebouillon
Frédéric Tachou

CJC 50th Anniversary Sponsorship Committee

Christa Blümlinger
Jean-Pierre Bouyxou
Nicole Brenez
Jean-Paul Fargier
Hubert Haddad
Dominique Païni
Jonathan Pouthier

General coordination, administration and print traffic

Théo Deliyannis
Judit Naranjo Ribó
Jean-Baptiste Georjon
Assistant to the coordination and print traffic

Focus Programming Committee

Carole Arcega
Catherine Bareau
Raphaël Bassan
Érik Bullot
Théo Deliyannis
Lawrence Diaz
L'Etna
Stéphane Gérard
Valentin Gleyze
Bidhan Jacobs
Stéphane Marti
Pierre Merejkowsky
Gloria Morano
Judit Naranjo Ribó
Laurence Rebouillon
Fabien Rennet
Frédéric Tachou
Anielle Weinberger

International Competition Selection Committee

Raphaël Bassan
Théo Deliyannis
Félix Fattal
Stefano Miraglia
Gloria Morano
Judit Naranjo Ribó
Laurence Rebouillon
Frédéric Tachou

Programming Committee Filmmakers -15

Judit Naranjo Ribó
Coordination
Ludivine Bénézech
Sinan Nercam
Nino Pfeffer
Alexia Stefanovic

Programming Committee Filmmakers 15-17,9

Simon Le Gloan
Frédéric Tachou

Programming for young audiences

Judit Naranjo Ribó
Pôle Transmission

Communication

Mathilde Bila
Jean-Baptiste Georjon

Trailer

Félix Fattal

Festival photographer

Raphaëlle Giarretto

Translation and subtitling

Hugo Paradis-Barrère
Théo Deliyannis
Jean-Baptiste Georjon
Judit Naranjo Ribó

Additional content

Thibaud Leplat

Graphic design

Marine Bigourie

Volunteers

Isée Beauseigneur
Alexandra Bokancha
Félix Fattal
Pierre Gremillet
Martin Klein
Thibaud Leplat
Juliette Rey
Wenyan Yan

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

Camille Aubaude, Robinson Barbe, Gauthier Beaucourt, Loïc Blanchefleur, Lucie Bonnet, Benoît Dechaumont, Šejla Dukatar, Anne Enderlin (Lavoir Numérique), Christine Bressan- Bleijenberg, the team of the Cinémathèque de Toulouse, Martine Derain, Clémentine Mendy, Séverine Préhembaud, Adrien Von Nagel (Polygone Étoilé), Anastasia Eleftheriou (Forum des Images), the association Home Cinéma (La Clef Revival), Michèle Kastner, Carmen Leroi, Alain Lithaud, Jean Mascolo, Margot Merzouk (L’Archipel), Joseph Morder, La Poudrière (L’Etna), Jonathan Pouthier, Elena Sarnin, Lionel Soukaz, Richard Stencel (Le Studio), Lo Thivolle, Damien Truchot

A big thank you to all the filmmakers and artists who made this 23rd 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.

The films of this edition are distributed by : Collectif Jeune Cinéma, Institut Français, Cinémathèque de Toulouse, Light Cone and by the filmmakers themselves.

Partners

The Collectif Jeune Cinéma is supported by :

CNCRégion Ile-de-FrancePréfet de la région d'Ile-de-FranceMairie de Paris

Partners of the 23rd edition

Cinéma Le Grand ActionL'EtnaLa Clef RevivalForum des ImagesCinéma Le StudioLe Lavoir NumériqueCinéma l'ArchipelLa Halle des ÉpinettesRE:VOIRMains d'OeuvresAlbert de MunBrefDérives.tvInstitut Français

COVID-19

– In accordance with the legal decrees relating to the health situation, access to venues will be conditional on the presentation of a EU Digital COVID Certificate for all spectators aged 11 and over.
– Wearing a mask remains mandatory in all venues
– Hydro-alcoholic gel will be available to the public in all festival venues

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