From: Philippe Dijon de Monteton (email suppressed)
Date: Wed Aug 06 2008 - 11:43:49 PDT

Dear All,

The deadline for entries to the Lucca Film Festival’s international short-film competition is arriving soon, next week – 10th of august 2008.
The Lucca Film Festival which takes place for the fourth time this year (10 October- 18 October 2008) is an annual celebration of independent and experimental film & video featuring 9 days of screenings, lectures, conferences and performances.

Having hosted greats like Kenneth Anger, Stephen Dwoskin and Michael Snow, the festival is proud to present a major retrospective of Jonas Mekas’ works this year, together with an homage to legendary actor Pierre Clémenti who was also a prolific film-maker. We will screen some never-seen-before, astonishingly beautiful 16mm material which Clémenti edited during a period of artist-in-residency at the Centre Pompidou in Paris in the 70s.
We are also presenting Kiyoshi Kurasawa’s marvellous Cure-Charisma-Kairo trilogy and a retrospective of films by the up-and-coming Brit-director Shane Meadows. A special programme will be dedicated to Christian Lebrat’s cinema, photography and performance art.

Special events also include a selection of short-films inspired by life and works of the Lucca born composer Giacomo Puccini who would have turned 150 this year. Among the filmmakers who have agreed to make a Puccini-short for Lucca are legends of experimental cinema like Michael Snow and Jonas Mekas and also stars of international art-house cinema like Tsai Ming Liang.

For the international competition programme we are looking for independent and avant-garde artists’ films and videos completed in the last two years. So, if you are a film or video maker, please send your tapes or DVD’s of recent works for preview and consideration to the address below.
Further information on eligibility and regulations are on the Lucca Film Festival web-site:

Looking forward to receiving your work!
With Best Wishes

Associazione VI(S)TA NOVA
Via del Tiro a Segno, trav.IV, no. 67
I-55100 Lucca

Tel:+39 0583 390 597
Fax:+39 0583 583 204
E-Mail:email suppressed

For further information:

Official Lucca Film Festival Web-Site

Senses of Cinema

Experimental Conversations

For info on FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at <email suppressed>.