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The Stuff of Film

Celluloid is a medium that can be used to conjure up all manner of magic visions and political interventions. These are just a few.

Helen de Witt

Find out about the 59th BFI London Film Festival Experimenta Seminar.

Black

Director Anouk de Clercq
Belgium 2015
5 mins

Degeneration as creation. This film creates its own image as it is projected over and over again.

Orwo

Orwo

Director Stuart Pound
UK 2014
2 mins

Obsolete East European stock, I don’t think so.

The Rules of the Game

The Rules of the Game

Director Julia Dogra-Brazell
UK-Switzerland 2015
3 mins

A meditation on the nature of moving image making.

Chromatic Aberration

Chromatic Aberration

Director Aura Satz
UK 2014
9 mins

Re-worked test shots from the early 1920s filmed on early colour Eastman stock, with a soundtrack by Scanner.

Phi Phenomenon 2

Phi Phenomenon 2

Director Patrick Tarrant
UK 2015
3 mins

A re-working of Morgan Fisher’s 1968 film too distracted by celluloid to care about clocks.

Sound of a Million Insects, Light of a Thousand Stars

Sound of a Million Insects, Light of a Thousand Stars

Director Tomonari Nishikawa
Japan 2014
2 mins

A 35mm colour negative was buried under fallen leaves near the Fukushima Nuclear Power Station and captured images of radioactivity.

O, Persecuted

O, Persecuted

Director Basma Alsharif
Palestine-UK 2015
12 mins

The manufacture of a nation state – through found footage – from colonial invasion to beach holidays.

Nan Lakou Kanaval

Nan Lakou Kanaval

Director Kaveh Nabatian
Canada 2014
8 mins

The dynamic movement of the film follows that of the Haitian Karnaval.

The Exquisite Corpus

The Exquisite Corpus

Director Peter Tscherkassky
Austria 2015
19 mins

Footage from a variety of films that display human nudity, masterfully edited according the Surrealist principle of the exquisite corpse.

Exquisite Corpus is nominated for the Short Film Award.

Fabric

Fabric

Director Christoph Girardet
Netherlands 2014
10 mins

From classical statues to fashion models and shop window mannequins, we see female beauty moulded for the spectator.

Curtain Call

Curtain Call

Director David Leister
UK 2015
3 mins

Fonteyn and Nureyev receive endless appreciation for their sublime 1966 Royal Ballet Romeo and Juliet.

Total running time 88 mins

Contains scenes of a graphic nature. Over 18s only.



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