Experimental DVDs and DVD awards at Bologna, Italy film festival

From: C Keefer (email suppressed)
Date: Tue Jul 18 2006 - 00:29:37 PDT

At the recent Bologna, Italy film festival, Il Cinema Ritrovato, the judges awarded the following prizes in the
Il Cinema Ritrovato DVD Awards 2006. Approximately 17 DVD releases received awards, in categories such as Best DVD, Best Bonus Features, Best Rediscovery, Best Series, Silent Film, and Experimental Film.

Jurors were Peter von Bagh (Artistic Director, Il Cinema Ritrovito), Alain Bergala (cinema critic), Mark McElhattan (independent Film and Video Curator), Paolo Mereghetti (cinema critic), and Jonathan Rosenbaum (cinema critic).

Best DVD: Entuziasm, Dziga Vertov, Union Sovietica, 1930 - 2 DVDs - Osterreichisches Filmmuseum (Austria). A further note in the PR: contains 2 differently synchronized versions of his masterpiece as well as an extended lecture-demonstration by Peter Kubelka of the reasoning behind his resynching of sound and image

Best Series: Free Cinema (U.K. 1953-63), 3 DVDs + booklet, British Film Institute
Fassbinder Collection, Carlotta Films, France

Special Mentions:
Three for Silent Films (Asta Nielson, Danish Filminstitut; Visages d'Enfants, Feyder, Lobster Films France; and Murnau's Faust, Masters of Cinema Eureka U.K.)

Experimental Film:

Stephen Dwoskin, 14 films - 5 dvds, Les Films du Renards (Switzerland)

Film di Paolo Gioli (Paolo Gioli, Italy, 1969-2002) 2 DVDs + booklet, Raro Video, Italia

Star Spangled to Death (Ken Jacobs, USA, 1957-2004), Ken Jacobs (USA)

Coffret Guy Debord (Guy Debord, France, 1952-1995), 3 dvds + booklet, Gaumont, France

Oskar Fischinger: Ten Films (Oskar Fischinger), Center for Visual Music, USA

Nostra Signora dei Turchi - Hermitage (Carmelo Bene, Italy, 1968) 2 dvds + booklet, Raro Video, Italy

best regards,
Cindy Keefer
Center for Visual Music

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