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as above so belowAs Above So Below de Sarah J. Christman, presentado en Europa por primera vez en la ultima edición de l’Alternativa, ahora se estrena en Nueva York en el MoMA. El film forma parte de The Documentary Fortnight 2013. Este ciclo, una cita anual dedicada al cine internacional de non ficción y media del MoMA, además incluye 5 Broken Cameras de Emad Burnat y Guy Davidi, también proyectado en l’Alternativa, y un film que ha sido nominado al Mejor Documental en el Oscars.

gravity in the making...“When I mentioned that Gravity was screening at the 18th edition of the Barcelona Independent Film Festival L’Alternativa I forgot to mention the film was in competition! And it just won! Best Fiction Feature Film! There is always a weird disbelief that people all over the world not only want to watch the film we’ve made in our backyard but that people believe in it enough to applaud in this kind of way is nearly unbelievable- incredible! Still in shock! Especially since we were up against some stunning films…read on” (Donna K)

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La sección oficial de cortometrajes de l’Alternativa incluye 32 films a competición distribuidos en 6 sesiones, y cada sesión se repite 2 veces durante la semana del festival (para que no os perdáis ni una). La selección de cortos incluye ficción, no ficción, animación y cine experimental de unos 20 países, seleccionados por su calidad, originalidad, autoría… digamos, donde pensamos que el cine contemporáneo puede tener su camino del futuro. Los films están a competición y además, los espectadores concederán el Premio del Público al mejor Cortometraje.

Bernd Lützeler, Sandro Lecca, Naomi Uman, Pablo García, Marcel Pié Barba, Daniel Pitarch, Yolanda Olmos, Nicolas Guiot, Grégory Lecocql, Ascan Breuer, Miguel Hilari y Manuel Seone estarán en l’Alternativa para pesentar sus films. Las proyecciones de las 6 sesiones de cortos tienen lugar en el Auditorio y el Teatre del CCCB.

“Building the set in my backyard rather than on a soundstage somewhere, in itself, I think, made the whole film a lot more honest. I had to do the vast majority of the work myself. (I have an amazing girlfriend and some awesome neighbors who all helped a ton). It felt like I was Leonard, driven by an obsession to save something (his story) by building something wonderful (this movie), which seemed completely impossible when I started out a couple years ago. And the best part of making a film like this with no budget is the fun!” (Brent Green)

Gravity was Everywhere back Then screens in competition at l’Alternativa on Sunday 13th and Tuesday 15th November 2011

belvedere du rayon vertLa setena edició dels Rencontres Cinématographiques de Cerbère reuneix, com en edicions anteriors, festivals internacionals i cineastes europeus per proposar set sessions de films diferents i necessaris. Els films presentats a Cerbère tenen, a part d’això, al menys dos punts comuns, la singularitat de la seva mirada i, precisament, el fet de no assemblar-se. No hi són per complaure’s, sinò per sorpendre’s; no hi son per un creuer, sinò per una aventura.

Un monde pour soi (Yann Sinic) i O’er the Land (Deborah Stratman) es projectaran als Rencontres Cinématographiques de Cerbère dins d’un programa proposat per l’Alternativa.

30 Setembre – 2 Octubre 2011
Rencontres Cinématographiques de Cerbère
Cerbère, França

herzog“The Rogue Film School is not fot the faint-hearted; it is for those who have travelled on foot, who have worked as bouncers in sex clubs, or wardens in lunatic asylums, for those who are willing to learn about lockpicking or forging shooting permits in countries not favouring their projects. In short: for those who have a sense for poetry….” (Werner Herzog)
Check the website for the required reading and viewing list if selected. European seminar planned for 2011.

the future is behind youLa cineasta y poeta norte americana Abigail Child, cuyos films B/Side y The Future is Behind You participaron en ediciones anteriores de l’Alternativa, es protagonista de una muestra en el Reina Sofia en Madrid. Sus films (muy recomendables) exploran el espacio público a través de la memoria y la historia, y los límites de las relaciones entre sonido e imagen.

20h / 31 mayo 2010
Edificio Sabatini
Reina Sofia
Madrid

ukrainian time machineNaomi Uman, whose Unnamed Film was shown in competition at l’Alternativa last year, presents selections from The Ukrainian Time Machine at Light Industry in New York. The screening includes shorts from her ongoing project of observing and coming to understand life in Legedzine (Ukraine). A series of 16mm films that continue to explore the hand-made, intimately subjective mode seen in her earlier works. Light Industry is a new venue for film and electronic art in Brooklyn.

February 16th 2010 at 7:30pm
220 36th Street, 5th Floor
, Brooklyn, New York