i-Docs Symposium, Bristol

The second  i-Docs Symposium, convened by Judith Aston and Sandra Gaudenzi and supported by the Digital Cultures Research Centre – University of the West of England, is taking place  at the Watershed Media Centre in Bristol.

After a very successful first edition in 2011, this year the event has been expanded to allow for extra space and time around panels and workshops. Among the guest are Submarine Channel, Jigar Mehta, Brett Gaylor, plus a special Skype session with Kat Cizek.

http://i-docs.org/idocs-2012/programme/

ICA: The Revolution Will Not Be Televised

Screening followed by Q&A with Executive Producer Rod Stoneman, on the 10th anniversary of the day on which Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez’s government was removed from office and replaced by a new interim government.

http://www.ica.org.uk/?lid=32983

£10 / £8 Concessions / £7 ICA Members

Visions du reel, Nyon

International Documentary Festival in Nyon, Switzerland – this year with a focus on the notion of ‘transition’ in life and in cinema.

http://www.visionsdureel.ch/

Ciné Lumiére: Powers of the False

 

When and for what reason is forgery and deception conceptually motivated, even ethically necessary? This two-day programme of screenings and panels addresses the complex ethics of the manipulation of real people and events in documentaries, fact-fiction hybrid cinema and artists’ moving image. Inspired by philosopher Gilles Deleuze’s term, the symposium will bring together filmmakers and academic speakers to explore filmmaking as a coercive agency.

Screenings include: Two Years at Sea (Ben Rivers, 2010), Buried Land (Steven Eastwood/Alan Rhodes, 2010), Close-up (Abbas Kiarostami, 1990), Sans Soleil (Chris Marker, 1983), Symbiopsychotaxiplasm (William Greaves, 1968), plus a programme of artists’ film & video.

http://www.institut-francais.org.uk/programme/powers-of-the-false
http://www.powersofthefalse.org/powers_of_the_false/Home.html

LIDF – London International Documentary Festival


http://www.lidf.co.uk/lidf2012/

30 May, 5.30 pm, PORTOBELLO POPUP CINEMA

An Encounter with Simone Weil: UK Premiere

Four Horsemen at Frontline Club

 

Film screening and panel discussion with Ross Ashcroft (director), Marc Braund (writer), Philip Blond (political thinker), Daniel Ben-Ami (author).