Kinosmiðja is an open studio for DIY filmmakers. Their aim is the study and the actualization of the processes involving filmmaking, especially on an totally independent level, with a low budget and the most varied purposes and media.
Among the activities promoted by Kinosmiðja, you will find the KinoKlubbúr, a nomadic cine club in Iceland devoted to screening of creative films created with independent means and with very limited budget. Films screened vary from shorts to features and are of the most varied genres – narrative, documentary, animation, etc.
The Moving Pictures Festival that will be held at the Hafnarhús from October 21 to October 23 is one of the events promoted by Kinosmiðja; films that are going to be shown at the festival fall into the short category and are exemplary specimens in the history of the experimental and avant-garde filmmaking movement from the 60’s to the present day.
Here’s the program of this year’s festival:
21 October – 7:30 pm
21 October – 8:00 pm – Total runtime 54min
Unsere Afrikareise – Peter Kubelka, 1961-1966, 16mm, color, 12.5m
My name is Oona – Gunvor Nelson, 1969, 16mm, b&w, 10m
Prelude: Dog Star Man – Stan Brackage, 1961, 16mm, color, 25m
Angel Blue Sweet Wings – Chick Strand, 1966, 16mm, color, 3m
Kustom Kar Kommandos – Kenneth Anger, 1965, 16mm, color, 3.5m
22 October – Total runtime 76min
COSMIC RAY – Bruce Conner, 1961, 16mm, b&w, 4min
Fuses – Carolee Schneemann, 1964-1967, 16mm, color, 22m
Invocation of my Demon Brother – Kenneth Anger, 1969, 16mm, color, 11m
The Secret Garden – Philip Solomon, 1988, 16mm, color, 23m
New York Portrait – Peter Hutton, 1978-1979, 16mm, bw, 16m
23 October – Total runtime 67min
The Soul of Things – Dominic Angerame, 2010, 16mm, b&w, 15m
Glass – Leighton Pierce, 1998, 16mm, color, 7m
The Color of Love – Peggy Ahwesh, 1994, 16mm, color, 10m
Hardwood Process – David Gatten, 1996, 16mm, color, 14m
Dark Dark – Abigail Child, 2001, 16mm, b&w, 16m
Spiders in Love: An Arachnogasmic Musical – Martha Colburn, 2000, 16mm, color, 5m
24 October – 3:00 pm
Guest lecture with Hlynur Helgason
For additional details on Kinosmiðja, please visit the official site.