Monday, 18 August 2014

What is the Irish for ‘avant-garde’? Interview with Kavanagh/Rashidi/LeCain

Sam Fitzpatrick interviews filmmakers Dean Kavanagh, Rouzbeh Rashidi and Maximilian Le Cain for his thesis “What is the Irish for ‘avant-garde’? An examination of the avant-garde idea in Irish cinema” for the course “MSc in Digital Feature Film Production” run by Filmbase Dublin, in association with Staffordshire University.

Rouzbeh Rashidi:
"I think Experimental Film Society films are very much universal and can be understood by any creature including extra-terrestrial life. As far as I am concerned, regarding my own work and some EFS fellow filmmakers like Max Le Cain and Dean Kavanagh, we could well be on Mars..."

Monday, 28 July 2014

EFS @ Fronteira, Brazil

"The Last of Deductive Frames (Scene 9)" by Dean Kavanagh will screen as part of a programme of Experimental Film Society at Fronteira - International Documentary and Experimental Film Festival. The first edition of FRONTEIRA - International Documentary and Experimental Film Festival , runs from the 30th of August to September 7th in Goiânia, Goiás - Brazil. FRONTEIRA is dedicated to films that resist to predominant ways of cinematographic language, questioners of prefabricated views of the world that offers new ways of seeing, thinking and experimenting the reality. The idea is reunite unseen films in Goiás and most of times unseen in Brazil, from a various places, in a significant panorama of the contemporary worldwide and brazilian film.

Special thanks to Toni D’Angela & Rafael Castanheira Parrode

More info HERE and HERE

Complete programme and line-up HERE

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

"Return of Suspicion" (2014) is now complete

"Return of Suspicion"

Cast: John Curran, Leon Kavanagh
93mins | Colour | 16:9 | Stereo

Friday, 18 July 2014

"Absences and (Im)possibilities" programme in LUX Moving Image

LUX Moving Image
 will distribute “Absences and (Im)possibilities” as a touring programme of Irish experimental film to their exhibitors. Absences and (Im)possibilities, is a programme of experimental Irish film curated by the “Experimental Film Club“, commissioned by Irish Film Institute (IFI) International, supported by Culture Ireland. The programme features a selection of films from 1897 to 2013, chosen for their relation to the possibility of an Irish experimental cinema. From Experimental Film Society, the programme includes films by Maximilian Le Cain, Dean KavanaghMichael HigginsEsperanza Collado and Rouzbeh Rashidi.

For complete information, list of films and hiring please visit HERE & HERE

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Fund Maximilian Le Cain's First Feature Film: "CLOUD OF SKIN"

Dear Friends,
I would like to draw your attention to a very special film project by Maximilian Le Cain entitled
"Cloud Of Skin" which requires your help in order for it to succeed and go into production.

Le Cain has made some of the most haunting and stunning films I have ever seen. His works are both cerebral and corporeal. Not only is he one of the most important experimental filmmakers in the Ireland but also perhaps our best film theoretician and a key figure internationally in today's underground cinema. "Cloud Of Skin" is thus very important and will be both a summation of what he has done before and a new departure. 

Please help spread the word and donate if you can.

Regards, Dean Kavanagh

poster designed by Rouzbeh Rashidi