From: Lundgren (email suppressed)
Date: Thu Sep 14 2006 - 14:49:13 PDT
Well, I found out that Moderna Museet (The Modern Museum) in Stockholm at
least has a "few" prints in a collection.
But they were sort of ambiguous about the screening (or viewing)
possiblities when I contacted them.
It's seems like the avant-garde societies in Sweden are either dead or
secret (thank God for avant06).
(No wonder our most esteemed filmmakers were either from another country or
simply working abroad. ;)
I'd be glad to take part of tips from anyone about any (secret) screenings
----- Original Message -----
From: "J. Mabe" <email suppressed>
To: <email suppressed>
Sent: Thursday, September 14, 2006 11:30 PM
Subject: Re: "How to" buy/rent films on 16mm
>I suppose it's a lot easier for people renting from
> distributors within their country. As far as I know,
> all I pay is rental and shipping and print inspection.
> In the few program possibilities I've put together,
> I've noticed more long films and older films, which
> are sometimes cheaper. And sometimes just settled for
> a really short program if it's something I want to see
> badly. Too bad there's no distributors in Sweden.
> --- Lundgren <email suppressed> wrote:
>> Well, I started to add up the figures renting from
>> Let's say I want to see Chinese Series.
>> Basic cost £25
>> +Non-UK £20
>> +Shipping back and forth (not by regular mail). £10?
>> +VAT etc. 17.5%
>> It adds up to more than £60...
>> Well... I'm not loaded, and that's a lot of cash.
>> Seems like I'd save money going to the States or
>> visiting Lux (if the
>> viewing option is available for none-UK recidences).
>> There should be some better options... I hope.
>> Just for fun, as comparison; Does anyone know what
>> the cost for producing a
>> print of a 2 min film like that? (I'm refering to
>> Björn Lundgren
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "J. Mabe" <email suppressed>
>> To: <email suppressed>
>> Sent: Thursday, September 14, 2006 9:33 PM
>> Subject: Re: "How to" buy/rent films on 16mm
>> > Heya Björn!
>> > I sometimes feel similarly isolated in South
>> > US. For a long time my exposure to these films
>> was a
>> > yearly trip to New York to see the Views from the
>> > Avant Garde and occasional trips to Anthology Film
>> > Archive and NYC's Donnel Media Center (the two
>> > greatest places I know of in this world - anything
>> > like them in EU?). But at that time, I could
>> > find flights for $100-140 bucks and stay in the
>> > for $25.
>> > But now I have a regular job and a regular
>> > so I'm committing about $80-100 a month to renting
>> > very short program of films for screenings around
>> > town. It's a lot of money, but I hope I can build
>> > audience and maybe not bare all the costs after
>> > time and work.
>> > I don't know how much European distributors charge
>> > (have you looked at Light Cone or Six Pack - those
>> > LUX are the only ones I know of) - but I can find
>> > reasonably priced films in the catalogs of Canyon
>> > Filmmaker's Co-op. Again, this might not work for
>> > - I don't know anything about European
>> > Other options might include proposing screenings
>> > local theaters, arts organizations, and
>> > While I was a student at the University of South
>> > Carolina it was very easy to convince the "film
>> > selection committee" that we should show these
>> > Again, it was probably a special case, as USC has
>> > pretty good screening facilities and regular
>> > screenings of 35mm films rented at obscene prices
>> > Swank - so my begging (annoying, more like it) for
>> > couple hundred to put on a nice series was pretty
>> > easy (Thanks Gamecocks football!). And now I'm
>> > the local non-profit arts theater in town if
>> they'd be
>> > interested in showing some cheap screenings that I
>> > think I could sell an audience on (Kuchars, Robert
>> > Breer), so something might happen there, too.
>> > So, that's some things that have worked for me - I
>> > don't know your situation, so none of this may be
>> > useful - and hopefully others have some bright
>> > too. I think there was a thread on Frameworks not
>> > long ago asking some similar questions (started by
>> > Pablo Marin?). Have a look around. Best of luck.
>> > -JB Mabe
>> > --- Lundgren <email suppressed> wrote:
>> >> So I'm sick of being out of touch, and waiting
>> >> this and wanting that and
>> >> seeing all those notices about all those
>> >> in the US, UK or France.
>> >> I want film too. ;)
>> >> I've checke out canyon and lux, but it seems I
>> >> to be a millionaire to
>> >> be able to see a 3 min short. Shipping here
>> >> there, special charges
>> >> for International order etc.
>> >> I figure these figures are intended for
>> >> screenings of some kind,
>> >> but I sort of wonder if there's any other
>> >> possibilities available for me as
>> >> a private person.
>> >> Perhaps it's possible to buy or rent prints
>> >> from filmmakers...?
>> >> Help me out, please!
>> >> Björn Lundgren
>> >> Sweden
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