On land, on water and in the air - in 2016 the dresdner schmalfilmtage hew off wheels of the car and look out for the migration and collection movements of the 20th and 21st centuries.
What follows 240 years after the Declaration of Independence on the wake-up call GO WEST, which was followed by millions Europeans? What follows on war, Arabellion and Fortress Europe?

The festival search for clues in Paris, Athens, Hamburg. It illuminated war conditions, architecture, new and old spatial utopias and connects the haptic pictures with the idea of Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité.

As one of the celebrations of its 100th anniversary the UT Connewitz shows the fascination of cinemas in the form of an exhibition. The topics bundling through the history of UT Connewitz, range from the development of cinema art to the work of the UT Connewitz e.V. association. Centrepiece of the presentation are cinematographic projectors from all eras of the past 100 years, collected by Otto Semmler.

During the exhibition I will be present at the UT from September, 8th to September, 10th. I will explain the projectors and like to prepare and project 35mm movie trailers, together with visitors.

More Informationen at UT Connewitz e.V.

Event tip: Claus Löser: Subversion on Super 8 - Counter-images in the GDR
Wednesday 21 March at 8pm

As part of the 100th anniversary program of the UT Connewitz in Leipzig

International avant-garde filmmakers have been known in the GDR only at best hearsay. However, there was formed from the mid-seventies, an experimental film scene that developed away from the DEFA and TV a radically subjective style and attitude that moved into the official doctrine of Socialist Realism. Who were the protagonists of the cine-film-substrate, the conditions under which they shot their films and what the artists were subjected to repression, the cine film activist and film historian Claus Löser will examine in detail.

For the presentation and the subsequent short-film program, he opens his film archive in which all the glued, scratched, performten, surreal and melancholy are treasures that have not been confiscated or destroyed.

Claus Löser cinema owners, film historian and filmmaker. In 1996 he founded the ex.oriente.lux film archive. Among its key activities e.g. the politicization of the film, the underground film scene and the nonconformist art in the GDR.

12th Dresdner Schmalfilmtage - Film Festival | 20 to 22 January 2011
in the Motorenhalle. Project Centre for Contemporary Art in Dresden

Press Release

The approximately 800 people in the Motorenhalle get a lot around the world at this year's Dresdner Schmalfilmtage film festival. The following evening, they traveled with music legend Fred Frith on fields in foreign countries, enjoyed the music and the impressions Nicolas Humbert and Werner Penzel captured with her cine-camera. A film with the strength to devote to following the same of their own creativity. And that chance is the festival audience was quick during Fridriksson Iceland round trip. You may wonder just what we all begin to think in 79 minutes of pictures of a landscape Sun What may be really Iceland? umqueren all 12 meters, a frame, 24 frames per second = 288 meters per second, 17 280 meters per minute, 1.36512 million meters in 79 minutes of film = Iceland on the ring road is 1365 km at its own bill to create. One has the calculated, the question is spreading, there are really 24 frames per second, or at least 18 pictures? And then the resolution: the ring road in Iceland 1336 km long. And all were in the Motorenhalle lets say they have done this route: in 79 minutes!

The second festival day certain to travel to the Portuguese small film, punk and art scene, presented by producer Rodrigo Areias. During the same time as the superb musicians played in Porto "The Legendary Tigerman" in the sold-out Coliseum, Dresdner see in the Motorenhalle, the schmalfilm that make his stage show so unique. After then, the long-awaited second edition of the live setting. A spectacle! Jens Vetter has made it to the cheers of the audience with his Theremin, add sound to a flower and a budgie and convinced that the jury consisting of director Nicolas Humbert, Berlin filmmaker and musician André Dagie Brundert alabaster. The festival without a live setting can imagine no more. But the journey to the extremes this year has not shrunk. By Thorsten Fleisch, the audience was even very close. The produced with the exception of the artist's own blood surprised the visitors.

The Festival Saturday opened with the traditional children's program and showed plenty of heroes from drawing and puppet animation films from the DEFA studios, followed by the question of conscience Kodachrome or ORWO Color that generated a passionate debate among the experts present, and captivated the audience. After then re-crossing the border towards the Super8 Italian cinema with the Zapruder Film Maker Group. They presented a cross-section of films influenced by Italian Renaissance art and surrealism and with memories of the early works of David Lynch.

The finale was reached on Saturday evening. It was time again for international competition Super8/16. The festival audience cheered the competitors. This year a program as diverse as ever. The jury of the Italian filmmaker Nadia Ranocchi, Jutta will of the AG's short film, the Portuguese producer Rodrigo Areias and the German filmmaker Thorsten Fleisch gave the jury the movie "Wednesday evening," by Thomas Reinelt, a wonderful animated film, the quirkiness of his characters presented in the best light. The audience award was won by the film "For Plus-X of the Portuguese Paulo Abreu". »LIFTN" by Constantin Hartenstein was elected by the enthusiastic audience at the second place and received by the jury because of its precision cut an honorable mention. In third place was the audience at the film "Natasha" by Anja Strelets.

With the final party in the Motorenhalle ended the 12th Dresdner Schmalfilmtage film festival in the night from Saturday to Sunday and proved once again that the first German address for the international cine.

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