Famous American avant-garde artists Bruce McClure known from his extended cinema performances will open the 12th International festival of experimental film 25FPS on Thursday, September 29th with one of those performances. Using three 16 mm projectors the artist will superimpose multiple projections, generating interference patterns while using film loops of different density, light and focus manipulation and other interventions to create dazzling visual and sound effect in a given space.
That given space for the 25 FPS is the French pavilion at the Student Center complex, in which most of the festival will take place (the complex has a variety of galleries, cinemas, stages and other performance/screening able spaces).
25 FPS Festival screens independent and non-commercial films that explore the possibilities of cinematic language, narration and the medium itself, cross film types and genres and broaden the notion of film as art. The festival promotes expressive original concepts, themes, ideas, aesthetics and works that perpetuate the tradition of avant-garde and experimental film, and is divided into a few sections.
The main competition program featuring experimental films from all over the world is accompanied by programs such as Jury’s choice selection of experimental film that abide to a certain theme of their choice, expanded cinema performances, screenings of the best local experimental films finished in the last year and retrospective screenings showing some of the best experimental films since the inception of the art form.
The festival will be held from September 29th until October 2nd at Student Center, Savska street 25. The entire program is free and you can check out the details HERE