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The two filmmakers invite the filmmakers of the Bistrik7 collective who trained the first generation of graduates from Béla Tarr’s school, the.factory film, toSarajevo. This new program of ten short essays and fiction films explores fluid ways to evolve in a fluid world.

  • Namsuk Kim – Self-portrait [4min]
  • Marta Hernaiz Pidal – Spoon [4min]
  • Bianca Lucas – Bogeyman [23min]
  • Emma Rozanski – Pangaea [8min]
  • Patrick Marshall – A Letter to John Fitzgerald Kennedy Concerning Outer Space, Assassinations, and the Cosmic Universal Cinema [9min]
  • Pilar Palomero – Horta [15min]
  • Andre Gil Mata – Num Globo De Neve [9min]
  • Gonzalo Escobar Mora – Pool Version [20min]
  • Marta Hernaiz Pidal – Cycle [8min]
  • Manel Raga Raga – Manel viu a Sarajevo (Manel Lives In Sarajevo) [5min]

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Credits © BISTRIK7


▶ 6:00 pm : Screening


24-26 route de la Chapelle
18000 Bourges
Aleksandra Niemczyk holds a Master of Fine Arts (Painting and Lithography) and also a Master’s degree in Film Directing. Her short films and debut feature film have been selected for film festivals around the world including Locarno, New Horizons, IndieLisboa, and Sarajevo.
Her visual language is rooted in her experience as a painter, a medium she has cultivated for the past 15 years, exhibiting her work in Scandinavian and international galleries to a very positive response from art collectors and the public.
She was a student of Béla Tarr as part of the first generation of MA’s graduating from his ‘film.factory’ program at Sarajevo Film Academy, studying under internationally-respected filmmakers such as Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Khavn De La Cruz, Agnieszka Holland, Lav Diaz, Pedro Costa, Gus Van Sant, the Quay brothers, James Benning, Thierry Garrel, Boris Lehman, Cristian Mungiu, Carlos Reygadas, and Guy Maddin.
Aleksandra has been invited to develop, execute, and exhibit her projects at several artist residencies including Tokyo Wonder Site Hongo (Japan, 2016), Hole Artcenter Artist Residency (Norway, 2013-2015), Høyanger Artist Residency Norway 2016, Zadar Snova International Festival of Contemporary Theater (Croatia, 2017), and Artist Residency EMAN/EMARE in collaboration with Graeme Cole at Bandits-Mages, Bourges (France 2017).
Graeme Cole is a filmmaker, writer, and artist. Working mainly with Super 8 and other consumer formats, his films take the language of narrative-based genre movies and infect them with an absurdist sensibility. By adjusting the rules of the genre and inventing new ones, Mr Cole evokes a parallel world with an alternative cinema. A world where George Kuchar and Shūji Terayama play the multiplexes. His work celebrates the beautiful folly of humanity by integrating the flaws of our thinking into the structure and aesthetic of each movie. Meta-narratives and open-source laboratory work expand and re-categorize the parameters of Mr Cole’s universe. In September 2013, Mr Cole became the first UK filmmaker to participate on the MFA program at Béla Tarr’s Film.factory, making the movies Epizoda?, Murmurs, and Panic & Disgust in the 2015th Year under Mr Tarr’s mentorship. In  2016, he established his own roaming absurdist art film academy, Unfound Peoples Videotechnic, as part of a residency at Kino Klub Split, supported by Arts Council England. In 2017 he recommenced the (p)reconstruction of UNIVERSAL EAR, a lost time-travel serial of the future, as EMAP/EMARE Artist in Residence at Bandits-Mages.
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