A Peek at Part of the iSBiC Project
This masterclass aims to shed some light on the origin and purpose of i STiLL BELiEVE iN CELLULOiD, Antoni Pinent’s latest multimedia project, which he’ll be presenting at this year’s l’Alternativa Hall EXPanded Cinema. He will explore the influences and references behind some aspects of the capsules in Season 1 and examine the narrative framework for editing the project, as well as analysing the creative process in general, governed by the concept (or ideal) of “reflecting or thinking with your hands”, from the first spark of an idea to the final outcome.
Antoni Pinent will be eager to receive feedback and answer any queries from sharp-eyed (and perhaps similarly minded) participants, who will be openly invited to dissect the project, pore over its innards and ponder its challenges and achievements (if any), while not necessarily leaving any the wiser.
Antoni Pinent (Lleida, Spain/Catalonia, 1975) is a visual artist, media archaeologist, independent contemporary art curator, film programmer, curator, lecturer, producer and animated and experimental filmmaker. His film G/R/E/A/S/E competed in the Official Section at l’Alternativa 2013, and this year he's back to present the premiere of his latest project, iSBiC, at l’Alternativa Hall EXPanded Cinema.
His work has been screened at festivals, cinematheques and art centres such as SFMOMA, in San Francisco. He teamed up with Andrés Hispano to curate the travelling exhibition That’s Not Entertainment! Film Answers Back to Film (CCCB, Centro Párraga de Murcia, Centro Cultural Bancaja de Valencia, 2006–2008). He thrice directed the Xperimenta: Contemporary Takes on Experimental Filmmaking biennial (CCCB, 2007, 2009 and 2011) and ran the international travelling programmes From Ecstasy to Rapture: 50 Years of Alternative Spanish Filmmaking (2009–2012) and Cine a contracorriente (CCCB, 2010–2013). An expert in taking his work overseas, he was deputy curator of Ism, Ism, Ism: Experimental Cinema in Latin America (Getty Institute, Los Angeles Filmforum, 2014–2018; MNCARS, 2019).
His films have won awards from the Museum of Contemporary Cinema Foundation (New York, Paris, Madrid, 2008) and is available in 35 mm, 16 mm and from Light Cone (Paris), Canyon Cinema (San Francisco), Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre (Toronto) and HAMACA (Barcelona).
The first season of the i STiLL BELiEVE iN CELLULOiD [aka film beyond film] series will premiere on Filmin on 17 November and remain available until 29 November. You are likely to relish this masterclass even more if you have watched some of the series beforehand.
Antoni Pinent's short film SHARITS / KASSEL 2015 is competing in this year's National section in l'Alternativa Official.
* Circumstances permitting
- Wednesday 18 November,
7 pm to 9 pm*
- 10 €
- No previous knowledge required
- The masterclass will be given in Spanish
- You can now sign up to do this activity