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.

The current research project AWIP was presented at the open innovation conference, on November, 29th. AWIP is a cooperative project between the Medienservice Annett Riechert, the art-house cinema UT Connewitz e.V. and the AKSW research group. The conference was organized by the city of Leipzig within the Creative Cities project.

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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.

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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.