NIEUWE TITELS

JAC & JERI

Roy Villevoye - Jan Dietvorst
Recorded in Agats (Papua) on October 6th 2001 and in Capelle aan den Ijsse (Netherlands) on March 1st 2002, Jac & Jeri gives an account about a shared history. Jeri talks about Jac's holdings, staying and activities in the Asmat region. Alternatively we see, in his home in the Netherlands, Jac watching on tv the report of Jeri...

REPÉRAGE

Herman Asselberghs
Why not remake 'Zabriskie Point'? Michelangelo Antonioni's early seventies film was about contemporary America seen from a distance. ‘Moi, j’ai regardé l’Amérique telle qu’elle m’est apparue, sans savoir ce qu’elle est,’ the Italian director stated, philosophically downplaying his thorough research into late sixties U.S. turmoil...

BRING US TO OURSELVES, MIKHAÏL

Emmanuel Van der Auwera
In an airport somewhere, a puppet of Mikhaïl Gorbatchev gives a monologue in the dark, gripped by the threat of the catastrophe erupting outside. Powerless and unable to react, he awaits the creeping collapse of his world. Bring us to ourselves, Mikhaïl is a video-essay, somewhere in between a fiction-documentary and a filmed puppet-show...

AFTER EMPIRE

Herman Asselberghs
A search for the alternative to an image of meaning, inspired by Antonio Negri’s and Michael Hardt’s ‘Empire’. The insights from this politico-philosophical study on the contemporary world serve as a starting point for a reflection on positive forms of collective resistance and emancipatory representations in times of war...

ARRANGEMENT IN GREY

Emmanuel Van der Auwera
The title Arrangement in Grey is an allusion to the painter James Abbott Whistler, who used it to emphasize the ascendance of abstract over figurative composition...

GARBAGE CITY

Jan Locus
The Zabbaleen (“Garbage people” in Egyptian Arabic) are Coptic Christians who migrated to Cairo 60 years ago and became the garbage collectors of the city.Their family-run micro-enterprises have created one of the most efficient recycling systems in the world...

A CERTAIN AMOUNT OF CLARITY

Emmanuel Van der Auwera
Teenagers are watching a video on internet while videotaping their own reactions. Fragments after fragments, this loose community express their comments and witness a deep trouble in an ever more invading off-camera space. We are caught between two images: the missing one being watched and the image of the spectator. This ultra thin angle opens a breach on the multiple dimensions of dismay...

GROWTH RECORD

Lisa Spilliaert
In this long-term project Spilliaert records the growth of a child, whose mother might, as it were, have been the filmmaker herself. She'd had sex with the Japanese man who became a father nine months later. Curious about the baby, she decided to photograph the child at regular intervals....

CENTRAL ALBERTA

Emmanuel Van der Auwera
Bestgore.com (BG) was created by Slovak-Canadian Mark Marek in 2008. The website hosts explicit photographic and video material of events including murders, suicides, torture, mutilation and horrific accidents. With an estimated 40 million yearly visits, BG is currently the biggest shock site in the world. Through authored opinion and user comments, the website exalts extreme ideas...

CIRCUS

Stefka Benisheva
CIRCUS is a film aware of itself being a film. It follows peripheral thoughts and reflects on all these days around....

CONFUSING DRUM

Jan Locus
In Belfast the night before July 12th – the annual Protestant celebration – massive bonfires are lit in many Protestant neighborhoods.These towering structures, built months in advance, are mostly made up of wooden pallets and car tires with some reaching over 30 metres tall...

DE LOIN PARALLELE

Bernard Gigounon
This work shows three enigmatic individuals throwing rocks into a river. They can be seen as children, as protesters, as thugs, or as dancers. The river absorbs the shocks effortlessly, each collision vanishing through a thousand wrinkles as soon as the act has run its course, a powerful but fleeting spectacle....

DIE RUINEN VON EUROPA

Ira A. Goryainova
In a European union torn into several pro- and contra sides, facing a refugee crisis and in the same time the rise of the right, daily bombed by a plethora of opinions, fast food newsflashes and a continuous stream of images, a certain group of people resigns and looks at it all from the sidelines...

ÉCHANGEUR

Rob Jacobs - Anne Reijniers
In the streets of the metropolis of Kinshasa, young Congolese imagine their version of the colonial past. Around an empty pedestal that once carried a Belgian monument emerges an imaginary city where archival footage, artistic performances and present-day Kinshasa interact...

PERIPHERAL LIGHT AIR AND SUN

Krassimir Terziev - Daniel Kötter
In most European cities nowadays many more people live in the peripheries than in the city cores. And yet the peripheral spaces receive much less public, academic or political attention than those iconographic spaces in the center that place the image of a city on the map of competitive global tourism and city marketing...

THE NOTHING THAT IS…

Ken Kobland
THE NOTHING THAT IS, comes out of the environment of our streets, these days; the 'virtual', 'other reality' which inhabits them. In the midst endless mining and searching for data, for information, for what's hidden (conspiratorially) in the everyday... It's bounded by 2 quotes (always words, I need them, what else can i say). One from a Wallace Steven's poem and the other from Robert Frank...

TO SPLIT OR NOT TO SPLIT

Eric Pauwels
Invited to participate in a residency program in Split, Croatia, in October 2016, the film maker created this "little" video dealing with the theme of exile, expressing his thoughts on the matter in English....

UNTITLED PART 8: ESQUINA CALIENTE

Jayce Salloum
In Havana there is a park where every Sunday men gather to discuss and debate, vigorously and passionately for hours on end. The smallest details and the grandest schemes are mulled over, successes and failures, posturing for and against, supportive or criticized. Not without humour, it is an intense form of entertainment and theatre in a personal and collective environment...

ALLE DE TRANEN / EVERY TEAR / TOUTE LARME

Sarah Vanagt
In the 17th century, Antoni Van Leeuwenhoek, a draper from Delft, begins to make glass lenses, in order to better study the quality of his textile. He melts, drips and grinds small beads of glass. His tiny lenses are so bright and have such magnifying power that the draper seems to have entered a new dimension...

ARMAGEDDON VALLEY

Emmanuel Van der Auwera
In modern-day Israel a mythical place exists where according to the scripture the end of the world will occur. Pilgrims wander the site in search for clues to answer their questions, and impart their own perception of this disputed land....

A STRANGE NEW BEAUTY

Shelly Silver
A disturbing intrusion into the luxurious homes of Silicon Valley. Using an aggressive soundtrack and a full frame often fractured into small rectangles covered by text, Silver reveals a deafening violence behind the glittering beauty and deceptively calm of this suburban landscape...

BOARDGAME, OR FROM THE RANKS TO FIELD MARSHAL

Wendy Morris
From the Ranks to Field Marshal is a World War I game of obstacles and rewards. In this Union of South Africa adaption recruitment is micro-managed. Home is denied by the Land Act. Weapons are replaced by tools of labour. Accommodation is controlled within a system of closed compounds. Recruits board ships for France to the sound of S.E...

DANS LA MAISON (DU MONTFAUCON RESEARCH CENTER)

Joëlle de La Casinière
Without trying to explain or comment upon the images, the film Dans la Maison (du Montfaucon Research Center) aims at simply bringing to view documents surrounding the person of Sophie Podolski within the Montfaucon Research Center in Brussels, from 1969 until 1973. Podolski used to visit this place constantly over the timespan of these five years...

EVIDENCE

Jan Dietvorst - Roy Villevoye
Evidence is a split screen film that combines disparate footage used in previous works. The film spans almost twenty years of artistic collaboration and it includes sequences from Us/Them (2001), The Bishop & The Doctor (2002), Propeller (2004), Winter Prayers (2006), The Gift (2007), The Scrap Iron Age (2008), Pressure (2009), War is Over (2011) and other films...

FOR NOW

Herman Asselberghs
In times of great turmoil, time comes to a standstill. The central two movements in For Now are horizontal panoramas shots and firm, vertical edits. They show shifts of place without the journey. Nature, the wind, movement that occurs all on its own: this would seem to be the film’s real subject matter. The film unfolds in waves...

MIROIR SÉB FRAGILE !

Sirah Foighel Brutmann - Eitan Efrat
Miroir séb fragile ! is a music-film made for cinematographer Sébastien Koeppel. The film was shot in a two-day recording session that was an experimentation in improvisation—in music and in image making. It was filmed on Sébastien’s various 16mm film stocks, some of which were long expired. The music was played live by The Ramirez Brothers...

OUMOUN

Fairuz Ghammam
“Dear Grandma, you’ll be surprised to hear my voice in your language...”. These are the first words in a recorded, spoken letter that was never sent, but was instead played aloud in real time by the Brussels filmmaker to her elderly grandmother in Mahdia, Tunisia...

READY-MADES WITH INTEREST

Rebecca Jane Arthur
When the filmmaker found a 1967 concert ticket in Vienna, this set her on a musico-historical journey in Austria that eventually led her back home to Scotland. Whilst she traced the information on the ticket and the history behind it, a letter arrived from her father that prompted a grander investigation into the sociopolitical backdrop of the music played that night...

SAINTS’GAME

Amélie Derlon Cordina
There are periods of strong awareness of the sacred, and periods of desacralization. The film begins with an image, fed by the artist's own obsession with iconic representations, especially those of Christian saints...

THE DISTANCE BETWEEN US

Jan Locus
'The Distance Between Us' takes its starting point in some audio cassettes artist and photographer Jan Locus received from a Moroccan family in Molenbeek a few years ago. Probably going back to the early 1980s, the cassettes contain an oral correspondence between families in Brussels and Morocco. These anonymous audio letters bear witness to the pain of those who stayed at home...

THE LAST SUPER 8 FILM

Dan Oki
“Last Super 8 film” consists of films shot in this format in the period of some thirty years. Some of the works were immediately conceived as films, while most of them belonged to private recordings...

THE MAKING OF JUSTICE

Sarah Vanhee
"The Making of Justice" is a movie about seven prisoners working on the scenario for a crime film together with Sarah Vanhee. Like the main character in the film, they are all guilty of murder. To shape the story, they draw on their own experiences, ideas and desires...

THIS, OF COURSE, IS A WORK OF THE IMAGINATION

Wendy Morris
In 1917 the Steamship Mendi sailed towards the English Channel and France. On board was a battalion of South African labour troops. In the early morning, in fog, the ship was rammed by another boat and sinks within twenty minutes. 600 men drowned. A legend evolved around the last moments of the men and the manner in which they faced their death...

THROUGH THE LOOKING-GLASS

Michel Couturier
The shipping lane between Calais and the cliffs of Dover is the busiest in the world. This stretch of water is also the favoured route used by illegal immigrants in their attempt to reach the United Kingdom from Calais. The west-east axis of global trade is perpendicular to the south-north axis of migration triggered by war and poverty...

TO EACH HIS OWN MASK

Tine Guns
We live in times of crises and failing economic systems. No wonder that questions of change are recurrent. Protest culture is having a revival. Every revolution has its icons. Nowadays, we see the mask show up. Wearing a mask is a carnivalesque strategy. Carnival is a ritual, temporarily dismantling social and political regimes, suspending norms and values...

WATCHING WORDS BECOMING A FILM (TXT.FLM #3)

Herman Asselberghs
watching words becoming a film sort of a film this is a film and these are the words watching film a film becoming words sort of word's out word up word ...