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MISSION & OBJECTIVE
Designed in 2008 as a contemporary art fair or all Art-galleries were only obliged to submit the works of Artists in visual art, "Art show Cannes" becomes the "AVIFF-Cannes Art Film Festival" in 2010 with an initial selection of Artists'films assigned to Camillo Racana, "curator" for a "carte blanche" in Marrakesh in 2010, during the 10th edition of the film festival in December and in 2011 in Cannes during the 64 edition of the film festival in May.
The "AVIFF-Cannes Art Film Festival" has since become one of the privileged places of promotion of the artist's film at the crossroads between contemporary art and cinema during the Cannes Film Festival period.
Artists such as:
David Kagan, Sebastian Diaz Morales, Marion Tampon-Lajarriette, Feltus- Feltus, Shaun El C. Leonardo , Masoud Moein ,Cayetana Vidal, Jennifer Ruff, Cristian Tonhaiser, Andrés Senra, Gian Godoy, Marcel van Eeden , Motomichi Nakamura, Tom Skipp, Osorio Suarez, Samira Eskandarfar, Sheila Concari, Rouzbeh Rachidi, Antti Laitinen, Bjørn Veno, Aziz + Coucher, Kika Nicolea, Elodie Lachaud, Joshua & Zachary Sandler, Nikos Giavropoulos , Julian Burgos, Majid Ma'soomi Rad, Pacôme Thiellement - Thomas Bertay, Risk Hazekamp, Anneè Olofsson, David Trullo, Mamali Shafahi, Anna Jermolaewa, Bennet Pimpinella, Nathan Baker, Tracy Moffat, Sabrina Montiel-Soto, Pierre et Jean Villemin, Hans Abbing, Marie Aerts, Anton Kotze, Franck Olivas , Marija Linciute , Azadeh Nilchiani, Frank Lovisolo-Guillard, Lerato Shadi , Daniel Nicolae Djamo , Isabelle Bonté, Virginie Foloppe, Laura Nillni, Yasmine Hajji , Benoit Dobbelaere , Christy Walsh , Diane Sara , Zahra Poonawala, Shahar Marcus , Pascale Lafay, Collectif Get, Juan Jose Herrera, Pavel Mrkus, Jiri Cernicky, Jan Chlup, Clinton Curtis-Querci & Carrie Beehan, Linda Ciharova, Jiri Cernicky, Bo Pang, Ran Slavin, Reynold Reynolds, Clorinde Durand, Denis Guéguin, Gérard Freixes Ribera, Venturelli Devis, Florent Cordier, Johnny Kelly, Max Hattler, Christian Goyon, Mihai Grecu, Nadia Vadori, Sébastien Trouvé & Bruno Lasnier, Antonin de Bemels, Cadgas Kahriman, Thomas Audissergues, Anina Schenker, Robert Croma, César Meneghetti, Marina Chernikova, Christophe Vareil, Catherine Nyeki, Chris Quanta, Dubus, Natalie Rich-Fernandez , Thomas Israel, Clémence Demesme, Dennis Da Silva, Bo Lee, Kalup Linzy, Aldo Lee, Anne Sophie Maignant, Benjamin Minot, Cayetana Vidal, David Law, Gabriel Feracci, Hiresh Kheirabadi, Ines Von Bonhors, Jing Wang, Juan Carlos Zaldivar, Koorosh Asgari, Mahmoud Nouraie, Yuri Pirondi, Simon Pole Andersson, Thomas Dorman & Ronnie Belcher, Luca Zuberbühler,charline branger, JUIM KIM, Magda Matwiejew, Pouya Eshtehardi, David Gesslbauer, Soda Seidel, Jonathan Doweck & Amir Yatziv, Elisabeth Silveiro,Juha Hansen, Giacomo Bolzani, Alisi Telengut, Reed O'Beirne, Kuesti Fraun, Daniel Hôpfner, Hakan Can, Abidani Meza, Masson Céline, Peter Hastie, Gero Doll, Rudolf Romero, Juha Hansen, Lidre23, Harry Arling, Isabella Gresser, Cláudio Jordão, Farnaz Jurabchian & MohammadReza Jurabchian, Christophe Loyer, Adrien Marquez Velasco, Amiran Dolidze, Nicolas Corman, Alexander Isaenko, Ana Urushadze, Jan Eilhardt, Michèle Laverdac, Ivan Tasic, Mohamed Hekal, Thanasis Neofotistos, D.R. Garrett, Chloé Meunier, Babak Habibifar, Christina Pavesi, Karim Ouaret, Katia Roessel,Janja Rakus, Won KANG,Raya Kim, Kohei Matsumura, Evguenia Men, Andy Oxley & Joshua Gaunt, André Rinke, Daniel Bean, Frigge Volander Himmelstrup,Ying-Fang Shen, Julia Kolesnik, Wang Fang, Xia Mu, Wang Xin, Li Ming, Cheng Ran, Li XiaoFei, Xu Zhe, Chen Hangfeng, Qiu Anxiong, Wu Ding , Elian, Li Liao , Wu Chao, Mujin , Hu QingTai, Ni Weihua, Liang Yue, Hsu Che-Yu, Ye Linghan, Chia-Wei Hsu , Yang Zhenzhong, Rick Fisher , Ehsan Fardjadniya, Abigaël Sacks, Devulapalli Chakravarty, Samantha Dillehay, Lindsay Greer, Cyrus Trafford, Bruno Gradaschi, Awat Ali, Joseph Paris,Paulien Branke, Davide Minotti, Orazio Leogrande, Zachary Whitmore, Lisbeth Kovacic, Zhongsu, Yin Kei Chueng, Mona Lisa Ali, Céline Trouillet, Denis Volte, Animation Team, Priyanka Das, Luisa Puterman, Stewart Collinson, Ignacio F.Rodo, Francesca Fini, Luka Curcic, Aurele Ferrier, Charles M Pepiton, Danila Luppino , Denis Bador, Eeva Siivonen, Engin Poyraz , Ima Irani , John Woodman , Karolina nieduza, Kiah Keya, Maria Tarentino, Mark John Ostrowski , Mia Forrest, Molly Kellog , Richard Martin , Rola Shamas, Roland Graf Robert Platt, Ursula Nawrot, Laura-Lynn Petrick, Max Miecchi, Karl Schirnhofer, Liberty Antonia Sadler, Monet Clark, Klaus Bobach, Sandra Bastasic & Damian Nenadic, Danielle Zorbas, LI Zong Jhan, Addo Gustaf, Gonzalo Hergueta, Martín Klein, Ariana Gerstein,Roxana Vilk, Kristin Reeves, Cecilia Araneda, Robert Cambrinus, Harriet Feigenbaum, Orit Ben-Shitrit, Patricia Silva, Lisa Birke, Yuri Muraoka, Emilie Cussins, Jeremy Camps, Brunilda Casterjon, Dee Hood Hood, Giulio Boato, Emma Séméria, Edward Levinson, Pierre Bessette, Riffy Ahmed, Ata Mojabi, Maximilien Franco, Hugues Sanchez, Darius Etemadieh, Skinner Myers, Nataša Stearns, Alexane Perrin, Sarah Lasley, Tanin Torabi, John Graham, Vasilis Karvounis, Kent Donguines, Hiss Hiss, Eve Duhamel, César Brodermann, Miao Hao, Janja Rakus, Jan Becker, Danielle Pearce, Amanda Macchia, Frances Alleblas, Parker Croft, Cristina Isoli, Igal Stulbach, Eva Depoorter, Jihea Han, Ramy Allam, Warren Bass, Slawomir Milewski, Gaia Alari, Stephanie Barber, Jess Vincenza, Xiong Da, Cesare Bedogne, Barbara Wielebska, Ludivine Large-Bessette Nadav Heyman, Imke Woelk,
have presented their Art- films in the AVIFF official selection at Cannes since 2011.
Only films never before shown in France are retained. The selection is made by a committee that changes each year and decides the annual official program.
Each year AVIFF creates collaborations with European and international festivals. Films in official selection of the year and previous years are presented according to a selection decided in agreement with the host festival.
In particular: 'IMPAC' Festival (Pretoria South Africa), 'Bideodromo International Experimental Film Festival' (Bilbao, Spain)
Part of the official selection of AVIFF is presented in New York at the 'Angel Orensanz Foundation' during the year and is the subject of an event organized by the foundation and the AVIFF team
In 2020 a new collaboration with Richard Martin, Canadian film director, will lead to screenings of the official AVIFF selection in Vancouver (Canada)
B&W: For each promotion of an AVIFF selection in another festival during the current year a promotional package of 150 euros will be asked to the directors whose films are included in this selection. They are of course free to refuse.
In this proposal will be detailed the place, dates and presentation of the host festival
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
De definition of the cinema
The films we’re going to talk about can’t be easily defined. They’re unique because they don’t correspond to any definitions the reviews would like to use. In fact, you recognize these films when you watch them but it’s not possible “à priori” to determine their meaning or the “genre” they belong to.
Of course films on art and artists exist and they’re often precious documents to understand the works, their story or their philosophy; but there are also many other films which are works of art, different from what you can see on screens ( at the cinema or on TV ), short films documentaries, cartoon films, video clips and so on..
As you can understand, it’s easier to say what these films are not rather than what they are exactly.
In that case, the viewer will “travel” between contemporary art and the cinema, documentaries and fiction, experimental cinema and artistic videos. He will feel like escaping normative classifications.
As Harold Rosenberg wrote*: if everything an artist does is art and if everything can be art, then the definition of art becomes uncertain. The work of art can’t be linked to any genre in particular.
Isn’t it the same situation for the cinema, in our digital era when the differences between cinema and video, professionals and amateurs tend to disappear.
However let’s find out clues among almost 2000 films, from all over the world which can been seen on video platforms installed this year by the organizer of the 2015 Art Film Festival in Cannes. You’ll find many narrative short stories, cartoon films, documentaries, but also a few “electron libres” playing with the viewer’s hypnotic feeling ( difficult to feel on a small screen as it requires immersion means ), video performances ( not many but very important in contemporary art ), a few remarkable artistic documentaries plus queer fiction parodies sometimes even difficult to classify as such.
Because of their singularity the Jury has eventually selected 27 films participating in a de definition of the cinema
But everyone knows that a festival selection is like a signal for future candidates. That’s why we really hope that artists and film makers will join this festival ( for example advanced students from European schools of art and universities )
But this year’s jury has decided to do even more by risking to present fifteen films off competition, to show what would be in his point of view another cinema ( Raymond Bellour )
The future will tell us if we were right to think so.
For a few years we’ve known that there’s now a new paradigm like a creative promise positioned between contemporary art one the one hand and cinemas on the other hand.
President of the Jury & of the selection committee - AVIFF Cannes
* Harold Rosenberg, 'La de-definition de l’art, Jacqueline Chambon, 1992 ED
christian pouligo (Festival Registrar); christian pouligo (Festival Registrar); christian pouligo (Festival Registrar)
ART FILM FESTIVAL 2020
Venue: ‘Auditorium’ Eden Hotel
133 rue d’Antibes Cannes
2 days on May and a night, AVIFF “Art Film Festival” presents in Cannes for its first showing in France, a new selection of Artists’ Films during the Film Festival of Cannes.
RULES § CONDITIONS
Please read and sign the following conditions before filling in the registration form.
1. Registration fee for AVIFF: 25€ / film
2. Artists are welcome to submit more than one work.
Only creative works will be considered.
Only works never previously presented in France will be accepted.
3. In order to achieve a preset, the video will be sent online to the organizer on specific internet platforms which will be linked on the page AVIFF Programme 2020
Each sending must be labelled with the following information:
Title, director’s full name, running time, B&W or colour, soundtrack, subtitles.
If possible the video will have a French subtitle version Post mailings will not be considered, unless otherwise agreed and subject to conditions.
4. Each work will be attached to one entry per shared folder with the following files, written in French and English where necessary:
• The registration form completed in block capitals, and marked by hand “read and approved” above the signature • A summary of the artist’s career • A brief curriculum vitae along with a full list of works, awards and exhibitions
5. The selection of works sent is made by vote of the selection committee of the AVIFF composed of five independent members, including a chairman. This committee is renewed each year and is also AVIFF jury for the Price Aviff Art Film Festival.
The final selection will be published online on mid-February
SCREENINGS § SUBMISSION OF MEDIA AFTER NOTICE OF SELECTION When the selection of a film has been confirmed, artists, or their agent, should send, within 10 days at the latest following the announcement of his selection:
a DVD and a certificate of authenticity handwritten by normal post for the AVIFF collection at the company Art & Shine
- a downloaded link for the file, formats HD, of his work and a trailer of 1mn of his work for the promotion and communication of AVIFF.
The Artist will also provide a Still photo of his work Jpeg 300 dpi and numeric copy of the certificate of authenticity
6. The screenings will be on screen (s) The screenings will be held daily on a schedule defined by the number of selected films and their duration The entrance is by invitation only
7. The organizer reserves the right to edit:
-An AVIFF catalogue. Each page will feature an artist, an overview of his/her background, a brief CV, a summary of each work and an image of each submitted video.
-A numbered, limited issue DVD case collector, with all or part of the works selected by AVIFF. This Collector’s edition, limited to 100 numbered copies, will be offered for promotional purpose.
RELEASE / DOCUMENTATION / EDITION / RIGHTS and OBLIGATIONS
8. Artists agree to waive their right to royalties for the duration of the festival.
Excerpts of selected videos may be used for any promotional purposes (catalogue, programme, invitation, written press, internet, TV).
9. All selected works may be used for promotional purposes in cultural events in France or abroad. The works will not be used for commercial purposes.
10. All selected works may be used for promotional purposes in festivals and events in France and abroad.
11. All selected work will enter the permanent collection of the AVIFF.
12. All rights on videos remain the property of the author. The author asserts, in its sole and complete the full right of use of the materials that make up the work: images, sounds, and videos. The author engages his sole liability for any violation of copyright laws
14. The artist deed of gift to AVIFF collection the original copy of his/her work(s) selected, and its DVD. The deed of gift not behind in any way a transfer of right, but certify exclusively the willingness of the author to donate a copy of his/her works to the AVIFF.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
SUBMITTING/SIGNING OF THE REGISTRATION FORM IS TO BE TAKEN AS THE UNRESERVED ACCEPTANCE OF THE ENTIRE CONTENTS OF THESE RULES § CONDITIONS BY THE SIGNATORY