Saturday, 18 April 2015

EFS Video On Demand



Over the past five years, four prolific underground filmmakers have emerged to define a new and distinctive visionary strain of filmmaking in Ireland. Under the banner of Experimental Film SocietyRouzbeh RashidiDean KavanaghMichael Higgins and Maximilian Le Cain have forged a defiantly personal and marginal cinema that is fast becoming recognized as "an important new direction" (Donal Foreman, Estudios Irlandeses- Read HERE) in Irish film. Sharing an exploratory approach to filmmaking where films emerge from the interplay of sound, image and atmosphere rather than traditional storytelling techniques, their work has been singled out for its radical formal qualities and poetic sensibility. Made with low or, most often, no budgets, this is filmmaking at its most challenging and independent. 

Now, for the first time, their archive of forty-three feature and medium length films is available on VOD to stream or download. Explore this unique catalogue of work HERE.

Trailer HERE

Any proceeds from the online rental or sale of these films will go towards funding future Experimental Film Society projects.


Monday, 30 March 2015

Polar Nights + At One Fell Swoop premiere @ TBG+S




Monday 13th April 2015 | 6pm
Studio 6 | Free admission, all welcome



The fourth of six bi-monthly Experimental Film Society (EFS) screenings, taking place at Temple Bar Gallery + Studios under the Studio 6 Open programme, is a very special event: a double world premiere of new feature films by Dean Kavanagh and Michael Higgins, two Irish-based members of EFS. Both filmmakers will be present at the screening.








Monday, 23 March 2015

Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun



Read the full article by Dean Kavanagh on Rouzbeh Rashidi's latest feature film

The film will have its World Premiere on Friday March 27th, 8PM
 @ Lighthouse Cinema as part of the 
Jameson Dublin International Film Festival







Friday, 20 March 2015

EFS Publications

"EFS Publications" is a new project spearheaded by Maximilian Le Cain, Dean Kavanagh and Rouzbeh Rashidi. It is an online film journal that will be constantly updated as material comes in. It will mix writing by and on Experimental Film Society members with reflections on filmmaking and cinema past and present by an international array of writers. We hope that in time it will become a lively and diverse site for thinking, dreaming and discussing cinema and constantly questioning its limits.




Julius Richard on PF4




Julius Richard has written a truly extraordinary review of the 4th edition of Pantalla Fantasma 
which includes what is certainly the most imaginative writing done to date on Experimental Film Society.
It can be read here in Spanish. An English version will follow soon.


Thursday, 12 March 2015

EFS @ Repressed Cinema Portland



A programme of Experimental Film Society will play at The Hollywood Theatre as part of Repressed Cinema
Tuesday, March 17th 2015 at 7:30pm  4122 NE Sandy Boulevard Portland, OR 97212. 



Repressed Cinema presents works by five members of the Experimental Film Society:


Homo Sapiens Project (157) by Rouzbeh Rashidi 
Homo Sapiens Project is an ongoing series of varied short films that provides, first and foremost, a laboratory for experimenting with cinematic forms. The range of works produced consists of everything from ‘sketches’ to fully finished and polished films.
HSP (157) is a medium-length film that unleashes the sinister atmospheres lurking in an apparently idyllic rural environment.

Funnel Web Family by Michael Higgins 
A prying look at the creatures that inhabit a home.

The Distance by Dean Kavanagh 
A young man recalls a fishing trip from his childhood, but he is not sure if they are his memories.

Dirt by Vicky Langan & Maximilian Le Cain 
A phantasmagoric mélange of live performances and elements of gothic horror, resulting in a
haunting, intense and sometimes humorous portrait of Langan as performer. 

More info HERE & HERE