25 FPS

time: 26.09.2013. - 29.09.2013.
place: Zagreb
organiser: 25 FPS, Association for Audio-Visual Research
25 FPS Festival screens independent and non-commercial films which innovatively explore the possibilities of cinematic language, narration and the medium itself, cross film types and genres and broaden the notion of film as art.

The festival takes place from 26 to 29 September in Zagreb.

It promotes expressive original concepts, progresses in terms of theme, idea and aesthetics, as well as works that perpetuate the tradition of avant-garde and experimental film.

More detailed programme: http://25fps.hr/

Main festival sections are:
A selection of daring and reflexive works from all over the world. At least five awards are being handed out by the Grand Jury, Critics Jury and Audience. Grand Prix by the Grand Jury are cash prizes.
Grand Jury is a collective of three domestic and international authors and filmmakers, critics, curators or programmers. Each of them designs a special programme for the festival – authors' and national retrospectives or theme programmes.
Audiovisual performances in which film watching is enriched by codes from other media: theatre, music or sculpture. The screening often includes audience, apparatuses, and performers themselves.
Annual selection of innovative Croatian productions. The programme promotes bold titles whose authors work in visual arts and various film genres with the unconventional approach to form and narration. In partnership with GreenDCP, 25 FPS Association is awarding the best film with GreenDCP Award.
Fiction, documentary or animated features experimenting in cinematic language. Exceptional films often marked as cult, classics and masterpieces.

This year’s visitors of 25 FPS Festival will have a chance to expand the boundaries of cinematic experience with the Expanded Cinema section. This programme is dedicated to practices exploring the fusion of film, visuality and music, and revisiting the concept of “watching a film at a cinema”. In two blocks, Friday and Saturday, 27 and 28 September at 10pm, &TD Theatre, Expanded Cinema will attack us through four noisy and very exciting audiovisual performances.

In the first part of the programme, the French-Italian trio Christine Abdelnour Sehnaoui, Ryan Kernoa and Stefano Canapa will de(con)centrate our visual and aural nerves in a music composed on multiple frequencies, pulsations and interferences in a performance named Split Second. Then, the unpredictable master of image and sound, double award-winner and this year’s jury member Takashi Makino will rain on us with a 3D audiovisual meteor shower by the name of Space Noise (3D). The second part of the programme will be opened by (SHIFT), a live show with light images that disappear, change, mix and project on the spot through a wondrous light machine, operated by the Dutch duo Optical Machines. Through the audiovisual concert RISC, also the grand finale of Expanded Cinema, we will testify a unique alchemical digital ritual in which Austrian artists Billy Roizs and dieb13 will produce image from sound and sound from analogue video signal.

(Source: 25fps)

(D.H., 13.09.2013)