25 Sep 2015

EFS Films at the Cinematheque of Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art

Screening of Experimental Film Society Short Films at the Cinematheque of Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art

Monday 28th September 4:30PM
Address: Tehran, N Kargar St, Iran

  • Programmed By Rouzbeh Rashidi in collaboration with Vahid Mortazavi
  • There will be a Q&A afterwards (FREE EVENT)
Experimental Film Society (EFS) is an independent, not-for-profit entity specializing in avant-garde, independent and no/low budget filmmaking. It was founded in 2000 in Tehran, Iran by Rouzbeh Rashidi and has been based in Dublin, Ireland since 2004. It unites works by a dozen filmmakers scattered across the globe, whose films are distinguished by an uncompromising devotion to personal, experimental cinema. They have in common an exploratory approach to filmmaking where films emerge from the interplay of sound, image and atmosphere rather than traditional storytelling techniques. Although an international organization, Experimental Film Society is notably at the centre of a new wave of Irish experimental filmmaking and crucial in fostering a radical emerging Iranian underground cinema. The films programmed for screening will show EFS’s formal experimentation through the deconstruction and decomposition of film genres. In these works the filmmakers have radically minimalized genre elements, attaining what could be described as a ground zero of drama through the systematic removal of narrative structures. What this has achieved is a series of experimental films that foreground mood, atmosphere, visual rhythms, the nature and subjectivity of the image and the gaze that engenders it as well as the permeability of the borders between fiction and lyrical filmmaking.
Film Programme (Monday 28th September)
1_ The Illuminating Gas (2012) By Esperanza Collado / Spain /8mins
2_Hotel (2011) By Michael Higgins / Ireland / 1min
3_Painting (2011) By Michael Higgins / Ireland / 5mins
4_Clandestine (2015) By Atoosa Pour Hosseini / Ireland / 14mins
5_ Cut To The Chase (2015) By Dean Kavanagh / Ireland / 10mins
6_Bouquet (2010) By Maximilian Le Cain  / Ireland / 1min
7_Home Movie (2010) By Maximilian Le Cain/ Ireland / 3mins
8_ MonologueBy Maximilian Le Cain / Ireland / 2mins
9_ Evening Ascent (2010) By Maximilian Le Cain/ Ireland / 6mins
10_Smudge(2010) By Maximilian Le Cain  / Ireland / 1:30mins
11_Hotel La Mirage (2010) By Maximilian Le Cain / Ireland / 6mins
12_Soltan Karl: The Super-8 Works (2010) Maximilian Le Cain/Ireland/ 14min
13_Homo Sapiens Project (93) (2012) By Rouzbeh Rashidi / Ireland / 12mins
14_Homo Sapiens Project (161-170) (2013) By Rouzbeh Rashidi / Ireland / 8mins
Total Running Time: 92 Minutes