The theme of this year’s BISFF is “The Origins of Cinema and its Future.” The very first films in history were experiments: attempts to create through new technologies an illusion of motion and realism. As the film industry developed, the standard fiction film of entertainment became the dominant form. But the most groundbreaking artists kept looking for ways to push cinema away from realism into the very reality of the film experience: grain, flicker, emulsion, chemistry. Therefore, I assembled this program of films that question the nature of cinema and its illusions.
France1972Animation, Experimental18'DCPB&WNo Dialogue12
Germany1989 Experimental14'15''HDColorNo Dialogue12
USA1995 Experimental8'30''16mmColorNo Dialogue12
USA2015 Experimental3'16mmColorNo Dialogue12
France2007 Experimental15'DCPColorNo Dialogue12
France2007 Experimental13'DCPColorNo Dialogue12