Monday, 12 September 2016

Behind the Scenes of Animal Kingdom

with Cillian Roche, Anja Mahler and Rouzbeh Rashidi

Photographs by John Curran and Anja Mahler

Official blog


Friday, 2 September 2016

Experimental Film Society @ Glass Eye Cine Club



A programme of Experimental Film Society will play @ Glass Eye Cine Club on Friday 9thSeptember 2016 – 7pm / Suggested Donation £5 / BYO.
Glass Eye Cine Club, Belfast Barge, Lanyon Quay, Laganside, Belfast. (BT1)
The Experimental Film Society (EFS) is an independent, not-for-profit entity specializing in avant-garde, independent and no/low budget filmmaking. It was founded in 2000 in Tehran, Iran by Rouzbeh Rashidi and has been based in Dublin, Ireland since 2004. It unites works by a dozen filmmakers and associated artists scattered across the globe, whose films are distinguished by an uncompromising devotion to personal, experimental cinema. They have in common an exploratory approach to filmmaking and their films foreground mood, atmosphere, visual rhythms, the interplay of sound and picture, and the nature and subjectivity of the image and the gaze that engenders it, as well as the permeability of the borders between fiction and lyrical filmmaking. Although an international organization, EFS is notably at the centre of a new wave of Irish experimental filmmaking.
This programme gives an overview of EFS concerns and aesthetics.
1_Sumpf (2015) By Jann Clavadetscher  / 6Minutes / Switzerland-Ireland
2_Lung (2014) By Jason Marsh / 4Minutes / U.K
3_Heaven’s Hole (2016) By Michael Higgins / 6Minutes / Ireland
4_Clandestine (2015) By Atoosa Pour Hosseini / 15Minutes / Estonia-Ireland
5_The Curse of Johnny Kline (2D) (2015) By Dean Kavanagh / 12Minutes / Ireland
6_Homo Sapiens Project: Fragment (2015) By Rouzbeh Rashidi / 11Minutes / Ireland
7_Brine Twice Daily (2015) By Maximilian Le Cain/Vicky Langan / 20Minutes / Ireland
  • Total Running Time: 74mins
  • More Info HERE & HERE


Behind the scenes of Animal Kingdom


Principal photography of Animal Kingdom is underway



Behind the scenes
with Rouzbeh Rashidi & Jann Clavadetscher at Irish Film Institute, Dublin
Camera, kit and lenses: Film Equipment Hire
photographs by Jann Clavadetscher

Animal Kingdom was kindly funded by Arts Council of Ireland as part of the Film Project Award 2016. 



Thursday, 18 August 2016

EFS @ BYOB Stockton-on-Tees


A special screening of Experimental Film Society work will be featured in a B.Y.O.B (Bring Your Own Beamer) event on August 19th at The Auxiliary, Stockton-on-Tees, UK.
The night will include EFS films:
Sumpf (2015) By By Jann Clavadetscher
Mirage (2015) By Atoosa Pour Hosseini
Cut To The Chase (2015) By Dean Kavanagh
Brine Twice Daily (2015) By Vicky Langan/Maximilian Le Cain
Incubus (2013) By Atoosa Pour Hosseini
Impulsive Film (2015) By Jann Clavadetscher
Also featured are artists Sorcha mcCole, Jared Pappas-Kelley, Paul Stewart, Omsk Social Club Feat. PUNK is DADA, Milos Trakilovic, Nathan Baxter, Pete Fleming, Thomas Tyler, Stephen Irving, Ryan David Butler and more TBA.
Garden Tunes by Spectacular Optical.
B.Y.O.B. is a series of one-night-exhibitions curated by different people around the world. The idea is simple: Find a place, invite many artists, ask them to bring their projectors.
More info HERE & HERE

Sunday, 17 July 2016

Experimental Film Society VOD



New EFS website including over 40 titles to stream/download from EFS Video on Demand service.