Friday submission deadline / Festival program update

From: TIE (email suppressed)
Date: Wed Aug 30 2006 - 15:52:11 PDT

Hello! We are getting reved up for the festival. Here are a few new updates:

TIE, The International Experimental Cinema Exposition
October 11-15, 2006

Festival Update:
Luther Price will be in person to present new 16mm work plus the Super-8 film "Mother (revised)". The program includes a discussion with Mr. Price.

The following newly restored films by Frans Zwartjes will be presented at TIE-2006:

Sorbet III
(The Netherlands, 1968, 16mm, 6:00 min)
One of the first films by Zwartjes, influenced by the filmmakers of the New American Cinema he admired. Everything centers around the glances between a neurotic camera and the just as neurotic transvestite who reaches for a sorbet and looks in unease to what lying next to him on the couch.

(The Netherlands, 1970, 16mm, 11:00 min)
In this film, Christiaan Manders and Moniek Toebosch play the artist and his model. Hidden safely behind his camera, the photographer can’t get enough of what the glamorous model with her long eye lashes has to offer him.

(The Netherlands, 1971, 16mm, 15:00 min)
Zwartjes' masterwork and his most favourite film. “Living has an uneasy, undefinable atmosphere. This strange swaying of the camera and the music that keeps going on and on…”
Living demonstrates the the cinematographic mastery of Zwartjes. He is the main character of the film and handles the camera himself, pointing it towards himself with his hand held out. Zwartjes: “I was as strong as a bear in these times.” The film is part of the series ‘Home sweet home’, in which Zwartjes explores the house in The Hague he had just moved into at the time. His wife and muse Trix plays the other role. The two characters move restlessly through the house. The film was made using an extreme wide angle lens (a 5.7), which gives the image a strong sense of estrangement.

(The Netherlands, 1979, 16mm, 73:00 min)
This film is dominated by an icy blue. In a monumental building a group of scientists submit women to obscure experiments, in which sexuality and cruelty constantly merge into one another. When the film was released, this horrifying game of power and powerlessness was condemned severely by a militant group of feminists. The criticism was undeserved. After all, ‘Pentimento’ is an art-historical term for a hidden image underneath the actual image giving an indication of how the latter evolved to its current state. The film does not endorse the lopsided power relations in our world but actually challenges them.

Last day to receive submission: Friday, September 1

TIE - The International Experimental Cinema Exposition invites submissions for the autumnal 2006 festival. Since the festival's inception in Telluride, TIE has screened over 600 innovative historic and contemporary films and joined over 150 of the world's most influential avant-garde filmmakers. TIE has also become home for ground-breaking world premiers, from legends such as Stan Brakhage to a new generation of leading experimentalists.

TIE seeks films that challenge popular and conventional modes of cinema. From difficult and hand-made films to extraordinarily radical and obscure compositions, TIE selects only outstanding celluloid cinema from the outerspaces of contemporary screen-culture.

If a submitted film is selected, the exhibition print must be film (8mm, Super-8, 16mm, 35mm). All lengths are considered. A nominal entry fee is required. Films are considered on a rolling basis. Therefore, filmmakers are encouraged to submit as soon as possible. The FINAL submission deadline is September 1, 2006. Submission package must be received by September 1, 2006. Festival dates are October 11-15, 2006.

Films from any era or date of completion are considered.

Click: for Submission Form.

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