Monday, 15 June 2015

Arts Council of Ireland Funding

Dean Kavanagh has received a Film Bursary Award from the Arts Council of Ireland 
in kind support of his filmmaking practice.

Monday, 25 May 2015

Forbidden Symmetries @ CINEPHILES! QUEZON CITY

On May 30th, 2015, the collaborative feature film Forbidden Symmetries (2014) 
will play in CINEMALIBRE FILM CLUB at the University of the Philippines, Quezon City.

Sunday, 24 May 2015

Two EFS Programmes in Berlin, July 2015

Experimental Film Society (EFS) filmmakers Rouzbeh RashidiDean KavanaghMaximilian Le Cain and visual artist Atoosa Pour Hosseini will be in Berlin to introduce two programmes of short films that give an intense overview of the range and formally challenging thrust of EFS filmmaking.

The screenings will take place at Lichtblick-Kino and regenbogenKINO.

Programme 1 @ Lichtblick-Kino 4th July 8PM

Dimensions (2013)
by Atoosa Pour Hosseini / Ireland / 6mins

The Illuminating Gas (2012)
 by Esperanza Collado / Spain / 7:30mins 

Murder (2014)
by Michael Higgins / Ireland / 5mins

Friends with Johnny Kline (2015)
by Dean Kavanagh / Ireland / 17:30mins

67-69-Take 5 (2015)
by Maximilian Le cain Ireland-Spain / 14mins 

Homo Sapiens Project (150) (2013)
by Rouzbeh Rashidi / Ireland / 36mins

Total Running Time: 86mins


Programme 2 @ regenbogenKINO 5th July 8PM

Teaser (2015) 
by Jann Clavadetscher / Ireland / 3mins 

W.E (2014)
by Bahar Samadi / France / 5mins

On The Way (2013) 
by Bahar Samadi / France / 3mins 

Pitpony (2014)
by Jason Marsh / UK / 3:30mins 

Last Phase (2014)
by Atoosa Pour Hosseini / Ireland / 2mins

Incubus (2013)
by Atoosa Pour Hosseini / Ireland / 1:30mins

Luminosity (2) (2013)
by Atoosa Pour Hosseini / Ireland / 2:30mins

Funnel Web Family (2013)
by Michael Higgins / Ireland / 14mins

Homo Sapiens Project (176) (2014)
by Rashidi Kavanagh / Ireland / 12mins

Homo Sapiens Project (191-199) (2015)
by RashidiKavanagh & Le Cain / Ireland / 15:30mins

Brine Twice Daily (2015)
by Maximilian Le Cain/Vicky Langan Ireland / 20mins

Total Running Time: 82mins 

Saturday, 18 April 2015

EFS Video On Demand

Over the past five years, four prolific underground filmmakers have emerged to define a new and distinctive visionary strain of filmmaking in Ireland. Under the banner of Experimental Film SocietyRouzbeh RashidiDean KavanaghMichael Higgins and Maximilian Le Cain have forged a defiantly personal and marginal cinema that is fast becoming recognized as "an important new direction" (Donal Foreman, Estudios Irlandeses- Read HERE) in Irish film. Sharing an exploratory approach to filmmaking where films emerge from the interplay of sound, image and atmosphere rather than traditional storytelling techniques, their work has been singled out for its radical formal qualities and poetic sensibility. Made with low or, most often, no budgets, this is filmmaking at its most challenging and independent. 

Now, for the first time, their archive of forty-three feature and medium length films is available on VOD to stream or download. Explore this unique catalogue of work HERE.

Trailer HERE

Any proceeds from the online rental or sale of these films will go towards funding future Experimental Film Society projects.

Monday, 23 March 2015

Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun

Read the full article by Dean Kavanagh on Rouzbeh Rashidi's latest feature film

The film will have its World Premiere on Friday March 27th, 8PM
 @ Lighthouse Cinema as part of the 
Jameson Dublin International Film Festival