Alternative Film/Video Research Forum 2018, International Kino Club Histories

Alternative Film/Video, 12-16 December 2018, Belgrade On the occasion of the 60th anniversary of Academic Kino Club, founded in Belgrade (then Socialist Yugoslavia, now Republic of Serbia) in 1958, the Alternative Film/Video Research Forum 2018 will be dedicated to the international histories of kino clubs in Europe and beyond. There is a particular postwar history […]

Alternative Film/Video Research Forum 2017, Politics as Usual

Alternative Film/Video, 13-17 December 2017, Belgrade Perhaps the most referenced statement on politics in cinema is Jean-Luc Godard’s notion that the ideal is not to make political films, but to make films politically. Godard proclaimed this at a turning point in his career – when he turned to alternative forms of cinema, alternative forms of […]

A geography of resistance: Locating US underground film and TV cultures

The latest collection from David E. James[1] and Adam Hyman (filmmaker and former executive director of the Los Angeles Filmforum) offers a historical and critical representation of the emergence and organisation of the US West Coast postwar experimental cinema scene. The book, titled Alternative Projections: Experimental Film in Los Angeles, 1945-1980 (New Barnet: John Libbey […]

Alternative Film/Video Research Forum 2016, Documentary Intersections

Alternative Film/Video Research Forum 2016, Documentary Intersections Alternative Film/Video, 7-11 December 2016, Belgrade Regarding the active fault line between modes of expression in cinema, Bill Nichols wrote about ‘blurred boundaries’ in 1995. Twenty years later Erika Balsom and Hila Peleg wrote about ‘documentary across disciplines’ with a specific focus on alternative forms. Notwithstanding these important recent critical […]

Alternative Film/Video Research Forum 2015 (call for submissions)

The 2012 and 2013 research forums at Alternative Film/Video Belgrade resulted in the publication of the volume On Fragmentation (2014), edited by forum curator Greg de Cuir, Jr, which anthologized essays based on the various presentations delivered. This volume included work by Dirk de Bruyn, Miriam De Rosa, Bruce Posner, and others. After the 3rd […]

Alternative Film/Video Research Forum, 2014

A call has been published for the 3rd Alternative Film/Video Research Forum, hosted at the festival Alternative Film/Video in Belgrade. The festival runs from 9-13 December 2014 and the research forum will be held on 11 December 2014. The organizing theme this year for both the festival and the research forum will be video art. […]

2nd Alternative Film/Video Research Forum in Belgrade

The 2nd Alternative Film/Video Research Forum will take place on 12 December 2013 at Alternative Film/Video Belgrade. The forum is a gathering of critics, curators, theoreticians, and practitioners who are concerned with researching and writing on alternative forms of moving image culture. The organising theme for this edition of the forum is ‘fragmentation’. Presenters and […]

2nd Alternative Film/Video Research Forum (Belgrade, December 2013)

After the success of the 1st Alternative Film/Video Research Forum in 2012, which featured such notable participants as Dirk de Bruyn, Ivan Ladislav Galeta, and others, we are now organizing the second edition of the forum at Alternative Film/Video Belgrade 2013. This one-day event (12 December) running concurrently with the festival will gather a group […]

Alternative Film/Video Belgrade 2011

Alternative Film/Video Belgrade began as a festival of Yugoslav alternative film and video production, with the aim to document and define trends in film theory as well as to identify the values and new creative possibilities in the field. The themes of the festival often set a mandate for exploring various aspects of the term […]