Jun 24, 2017 at 8:00 pm
Shorts After The Flaherty
Discussion following the screening with Eduardo Williams and other filmmakers from this year's Flaherty Seminar
A selection of shorts by guest filmmakers from the Flaherty Seminar, FUTURE REMAINS, programmed by Nuno Lisboa along with other surprise guest filmmakers from this year’s Seminar. Guests will be in attendance for a discussion following the screening!
The event will be followed by a reception with drinks in our backyard.
Films from 2017 Flaherty featured filmmakers Eduardo Williams, Laura Huertas Millán will screen along with a few select shorts from participants and fellows also attending the seminar.
FROM THE NOTEBOOK OF
Craig Scheihing (2017 Flaherty Fellow), USA, 2017, 13 mins, 16mm
16mm dual projection performance.
PUDE VER UN PUMA
Eduardo Williams (2017 Flaherty Presenting Filmmaker), Argentina, 2013, 17 mins
The accident leads a group of young boys from the high roofs of their neighborhood, passing through its destruction, to the deepest of the earth.
I AM MICRO
Shumona Goel & Shai Heredia (2017 attendee of Flaherty Seminar), India, 2012, 15mins 35mm/ digital
Shot in the passages of an abandoned optics factory and centered on the activities of a low-budget film crew, I Am Micro is an experimental essay about filmmaking, the medium of film, and the spirit of making independent
Laura Huertas Millán (2017 Flaherty Presenting Filmmaker), Colombia, 2011, 19 min
A journey upstream the Amazon River where Modernist constructions have been abandoned like the memories of an engulfed civilization of the future. Aequador is a science-fiction documentary evoking the colonization of nature, former utopias in Latin American forests, and their cohabitation with the present
QUE JE TOMBE TOUT LE TEMPS?
Eduardo Williams (2017 Flaherty Presenting Filmmaker), Argentina, 2011, 12 mins
Searching for a seed, a young man emerges from the underground where he hangs out with his friends. They all embark on a long digestive trip.
Craig Scheihing is a filmmaker, photographer, curator, educator, and the founder of Big Mama’s Cinematheque, a cinema arts organization in Philadelphia. His films have been screened in film festivals, basements, bars, galleries, and garages, both in the U.S. and internationally. Splitting his time between Philadelphia and New York he works freely between diary, essay, and abstract forms. Craig’s films emphasize experience over narrative, sentiment over drama, connection over concept.
Eduardo Williams (b. 1987, Argentina) studied at the Universidad del Cine in Buenos Aires, before joining Le Fresnoy – Studio national des arts contemporains in France. His first short films were set in his home country of Argentina but his more recent works, shot in various locations across the globe, have come to include the uncertainty of travelling and the spontaneous connections made in unfamiliar contexts as a central part of his filmmaking process. Williams’ shorts films Could See a Puma (2011) and That I’m Falling? (2013) premiered at Cinéfondation and Director’s Fortnight at Cannes Film Festival followed by Tôi quên rồi! which had it’s premiere at FID Marseille. Retrospectives of his short films are organized, among other places, at the Cinémathèque Française in Paris and at Valdivia International Film Festival in Chile. His first feature, The Human Surge (2016), won the Filmmakers of the Present prize at the 69th Locarno Film Festival and was later shown at Toronto International Film Festival – Wavelengths, New York Film Festival – Projections, Tate Cinema, Viennale and Mar Del Plata International Film Festival.
Shumona Goel is a Bombay based experimental filmmaker. She studied filmmaking at Bard College (USA), sociology at Jawaharlal Nehru University (India), and anthropology at the School of Oriental and African Studies (UK). Shumona works with 16mm film, slide projections, and VHS to produce low budget, personal films. Her work has been exhibited in many film festivals and museums such as the Tate Modern, Forum Expanded (Berlin International Film Festival), and the Guggenheim Museum Her film, I am micro (2012), won several awards including a National Award from the Government of India.
Shai Heredia is a filmmaker and curator of film art. She founded Experimenta – the international festival for experimental cinema in India – in 2003 in Mumbai. Over the years, she has rapidly developed the festival into a significant international forum for artists’ film and video. Shai has also curated experimental film programmes for various film festivals. Shai holds an MA in documentary film from Goldsmiths College, London. She is currently a Programme Executive at the India Foundation for the Arts, Bangalore.
Laura Huertas Millán is a Colombian-French filmmaker and artist. A graduate from the Ecole Nationale des Beaux-Arts de Paris and Le Fresnoy, she is currently a PhD candidate at the Ecole Normale Superieure rue d´Ulm and the Beaux-Arts de Paris (France). Since 2014, she is also a fellow at the Sensory ethnography lab and the Film Study Center at Harvard University (USA). Hybrids between fiction, ethnography, documentary and art, her short films have been exhibited internationally both in art venues and cinema festivals. Her film JOURNEY TO A LAND OTHERWISE KNOWN (2011) screened in several museums across Europe and the Americas including the Guggenheim Museum (New York, US) and was awarded a Resartis prize at Videobrasil festival 2013. AEQUADOR (2012) was in the official selection of Ficunam, Curtas Vila do Conde, Tampere, 25 FPS and a number of international cinema festivals, and won a special jury mention at the Moving Image Biennial 2014 of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Her latest film SOL NEGRO (2016) won a special jury mention of the Grand Prix French competition at FIDMarseille 2016, where it premiered. Huertas Millán´s recent art exhibitions include a solo show at Medellin´s Museum of Modern Art (MAMM) in Colombia, group shows at Instituto de Visión (Bogotá, Colombia), OPC (Puerto Vallarta, México) and Off Biennale Cairo (Egypt). She has also recently published critical writings in Terremoto (México) and La Tribune, Journal du Printemps des Laboratoires d´Aubervilliers (France).