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The BF Artist Film Festival X programme has been selected from over 300 applicants and curated to showcase current technical approaches and thematic concerns explored by moving image artists. 

 

While being stylistically diverse the BF Artist Film Festival X films all explore a common theme: Our sense of loneliness and isolation during late Capitalism; a period of increased individualism, political instability and ever-widening economic disparity. These films reflect working class aspirations in the era of zero hour contracts set against a backdrop of sub/urban regeneration where, in spite of the alienation prevalent in today’s neo-liberal economy, the pub, nightclub, and digital world provide spaces where transformation, enchantment and romance can occur. 

 

 

PART I

 

Value by Patricia Azevedo, Clare Charnley & Geoff Clout (6.59)

Three Meals from Anarchy by John O'Hare & Tom Phipps (6)

Dad, Dancing by Gabriella Davies (3.01)

In Your Room Chris Michael  (5.46)

On Your Side by Kit Mead  (0.58)

Construction Lines by Max Colson  (7.41)

I DON'T SEE DEER by Stella Mastorosteriou  (6.08)

Practical Fiction by Alexandros Pissourios    (11.16)

Specific Emotions by Dominic Watson & Dominic Watson (6.01)

 

PART II

 

Drinking Ceausescu’s wine by Thomas Nicolaou (4.55)

Anthology of a foot by Cristina Calvache (4.43)

Au Pair by Tamar Magradze (7.06)

François 2018 by Christoph Andreas Pelczar (3.12)

Threadbare by Louis Scantlebury (7.33)

youre always on mind by Warren Garland (2.28)

Farce, Fall and Failure by Eve Pettit  (0.19)

Suburban Cookie Collector by Michael Dignam (9.59)

The BF Artist Film Festival is delighted to be taking part in the Art Licks Weekend 2019. The Art Licks Weekend is an annual festival that showcases the work of pioneering artists, curators, and project spaces in London. This year the festival takes on the title of Art Licks Weekend: Interdependence.

Complete programme available here: https://artlicksweekend.com/2019/programme/

 

BF Artist Film Festival founder Beth Fox and The Lab F artistic director Karolina Magnusson Murray discuss setting up in(ter)dependent artist-run projects before the premiere screening of the tenth BF Artist Film Festival.

The BF Artist Film Festival is a critical platform for artists working with moving image. Open to national and international artists, the festival programme is selected via a recurring open call held three times annually. The BF Artist Film Festival is a nomadic project partnering with different artist-led spaces around the UK, offering multiple and varied screening opportunities to selected artists while engaging new audiences around the country. This is the BF Artist Film Festival’s first collaboration with The Lab F.

The Lab F is a new cross-disciplinary arts platform embedded within London’s newest 24hr licensed music and arts venue FOLD, based in Canning Town. Positioned at the intersections of the club scene, digital culture, art, music and performance, The Lab F champions experimental arts within 7000 square feet of industrial multipurpose space, including an auditorium, state of the art AV rig, and high definition LED wall.

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ART LICKS WEEKEND 2019: INTERDEPENDENCE

Art Licks launched in 2010 and has since grown to provide an essential platform and voice for the lesser-known and under-represented activities that form the grassroots of visual culture in London. Art Licks exists as a website, tours, printed magazine, learning programme, commissioning programme and annual London-wide festival: the Art Licks Weekend, all supporting the work of artists at a critical early stage in their careers, providing the situation to create new networks & audiences.

 

For its seventh year, the Art Licks Weekend takes on the theme of Interdependence: considering how participating projects work within a network of friendship, exchange and shared dialogue. In line with this theme The BF Artist Film Festival will be collaborating with a new partner to premiere the tenth screening. 

We are now accepting submissions for the tenth BF Artist Film Festival premiering at the Lab F as part of the Art Licks Weekend 2019.

We welcome single channel film and video works from within the field of artists’ moving image; short narrative films, documentaries, experimental and essay films, animation and video collage. There are no restrictions on date or theme. Videos under 6 minutes are preferred but videos of up to 10 minutes will be considered.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Lab F is a new cultural venue based in the heart of East London’s Canning Town. Positioned at the intersections of the club scene, digital culture, art, music and performance, the Lab F champions experimental arts within 7000 square feet of industrial multipurpose space, including an auditorium, state of the art AV rig, and high definition LED wall.

Deadline for entries is midnight Monday September 30th

APPLY NOW!

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After a splendid premiere night at The Gregson in collaboration with GRAFT Lancaster, audiences will get another chance to see the BF Artist Film Festival IX - this time in London at SET Dalston.

The BF Artist Film Festival IX’s programme has been selected from over 400 entries and curated to showcase a myriad of different technical approaches to artist’s moving image. BF Artist Film Festival open calls are always unthemed and act as an effective way of reading the political and social concerns explored by artists working today.

 

Certain ideas, tropes and sentiments emerge during the selection process. Our ninth programme is dominated by a sense of isolation, a lack of direction and the desire to reach out and make contact. I was reminded of Deleuze and the concept of the Body Without Organs - referring to the deeper reality underlying the well-formed whole. Our artists seem to be exploring this idea, with recurring motifs - sea creatures, pot plants, cyborgs and museum artefacts - uncommunicative bodies with bubbling underlying potential.

We will be screening films by:

Jack Lewdjaw, Thomas Goddard, Veronika Čechmánková, Lindsay Garcia, Elli Vuorinen, Lil Smith, Heidi Elyce Cooper, Jo Pester, Wilf Speller, Jessica Jordan-Wrench, Amelia Johannes, Weiye Wang, Josh Vyrtz, Sarah Jenkins, Demelza Kooij, Alan Phelan, Alfie Dwyer, Jake Francis 

Doors: 7PM

Films: 7:30PM

More information: http://setspace.uk/SETPROJECTS.html

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INTERVIEW WITH BETH FOX

BF Artist Film Festival founder and director Beth Fox and PIXELACHE's  Arlene Tucker talk funding applications, new technologies and what Roland Barthes would have to say abour emojis.

 

Together they break down  the curatorial thinking behind  BF's two-day film festival - ZIP ZAP BOING and ATTACK SHIPS ON FIRE and how it relates to PIXELACHE 2019's theme: Breaking the Fifth Wall

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The ninth BF Artist Film Festival is premiering at The Gregson Cinema in collaboration with GRAFT Lancaster!

We will be screening:

A to B by Jack Lewdjaw
The Common Instrument II – IV by Thomas Goddard
Dialogue with the Previous by Veronika Čechmánková
Cheeseballs in the Era of...by Lindsay Garcia
Still Lives by Elli Vuorinen
makin glove by Lil Smith
a warm glass of milk by Heidi Elyce Cooper
Octopuses are actually space aliens whose frozen eggs first came to Earth aboard an icy meteor by Jo Pester

Benjamin's Orchid by Wilf Speller

 

PART II


you took the words right out of my mouth by Jessica Jordan-Wrench
Family crockery (whiteness) by Amelia Johannes
My Applause by Weiye Wang
My Studio Tour vs TOILET GRAFFITI by Josh Vyrtz
You should take more care by Sarah Jenkins
Wolves From Above by Demelza Kooij
Pantone 2685 by Alan Phelan
Curtains by Alfie Dwyer

Clout by Jake Francis

GRAFT LANCASTER promotes contemporary art, supports emerging artists and develops creative learning opportunities with schools and the community.  More information: https://graftlancaster.com/

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Pixelache is a festival for electronic art and subcultures in Helsinki, Finland. Pixelache presents projects experimenting with media and technology from a broad range of disciplines: artists, engineers, designers, researchers and architects. 

 

The BF Artist Film Festival is taking part in 'PIXELACHE 2019 - Breaking the Fifth Wall'. The festival concept is based on the imagined wall separating the audiences from the actors. Here, the curatorial team uses it to describe a fictitious wall that we, as a society have created and hidden behind, a wall made from technology, social media and what looks like connectivity. The premise of the festival plays with notions of reality and society today, which give us less and less physical connections and time to think while putting emphasis on digital interactions - the festival is a means to overturn that.

The BF Artist Film Festival has curated a programme from the BFAFF archive responding to the theme that will take place over 2 nights during the weeklong festival.

 

We will be screening films by:

David Sherry, Cindy Hinant, Electra Lyhne-Gold, Imann Gaye, Marta Krześlak, Karolina Magnusson Murray, Max Hollands, Ankita Anand, Claire Davies, Maxima Smith, Duncan Poulton, Micheál O'Connell a.k.a. Mocksim, Myles Painter, Jim and Sid, Guy Oliver, Nura Catalan, Samantha Harvey, Simón García-Miñaúr, Jacob Levi, Campbell McConnell, Ryo Ikeshiro, Gary Zhexi Zhang, Floriebunda, Maud Craigie, Eden Mitsenmacher, Laura Yuile, Naomi Fitzsimmons

More information: PIXELACHE 2019 

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The festival is open to national and international artists at any stage of their career. We welcome single channel film and video works from within the field of artists’ moving image; short narrative films, documentaries, experimental and essay films, animation and video collage. There are no restrictions on date or theme. Videos under 6 minutes are preferred but videos of up to 10 minutes will be considered.

The BF Artist Film Festival IX will be screened in July 2019 in Lancaster & London 

 

Deadline for entries is midnight Wednesday May 15th

APPLY NOW

After a splendid premiere night at Serf Leeds, audiences will get another chance to see the BF Artist Film Festival VIII - this time in London at SET Dalston.

We will be screening films by Alice Maher & Aideen Barry, Shir Handelsman, Grant Petrey, Karolina Magnussin Murray, Abi Lewis, Ellen King, Ruth Waters, Flora Bradwell, David Sherry,  Diswas Dewan, Maud Cragie, Lizzie Deacon, Sid and Jim, Maria Paton, Rosie Gibbens and Kate Rhoades.

Doors at 7

Films at 7:30PM

Please be advised that some of the films contain flashing imagery

More information: http://setspace.uk/SETPROJECTS.html

The eighth BF Artist Film Festival is premiering at serf Leeds!

We will be screening:

6SKIN by Alice Maher & Aideen Barry
FETUS by Shir Handelsman
MESMER by Grant Petrey
Commanding Content by Karolina Magnusson Murray
Wibblywobbly by Abi Lewis
Secretarial Duties by Ellen King
What I Eat In A Day by Ruth Waters
Waltham Forest Bath by Flora Bradwell

 

PART II


Parallax Something Equals Everything by David Sherry
- by Diwas Dewan
Supreme by Maud Craigie
iiiSYSTEM by Lizzy Deacon
Story Time with Mr. Orange by Sid and Jim
Feed me by Maria Paton
Hybrid by Rosie Gibbens
Cattle History by Kate Rhoades

Serf is an artist-led community and project space in Leeds, UK providing open-plan studios and workspaces for over 25 artists.

For more information: http://serfleeds.co.uk/programme/

The festival is open to national and international artists at any stage of their career. We welcome single channel film and video works from within the field of artists’ moving image; short narrative films, documentaries, experimental and essay films, animation and video collage. There are no restrictions on date or theme. Videos under 6 minutes are preferred but videos of up to 10 minutes will be considered.

The BF Artist Film Festival VIII will be screened in February 2019 in Leeds & London 

Deadline for entries is midnight Thursday 31st January

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east bristol contemporary & The BF Artist Film Festival present

'Wherever I go, I'm in a movie', a screening event and edition sale at east bristol contemporary, Trinity Centre, Trinity Road, Bristol on Friday December 7th.  The programme was selected via an open call from current east bristol contemporary members.


PART I

 

Long Friend by Marie Dutton  (3.04)

Introspective by Jennifer Mason  (6.45)  

11_10_2018 by Izzy McEvoy (4.27)

Aklumda (part.2/2)  by Marcy Petit  (8.02)

Island by Maddie McNicholas (17)

 

PART II

 

On Meetings: the Body at Work by Eleni Papazoglou (4.39)

Monomyth: gaiden / Part 1. Departure by Petra Szeman (12.14)

 Emily  by Naomi Fitzsimmons (16)

Also featuring artist editions/prints and objects to buy by
SOPHIE SHERWOOD, ESME HODES, OLIVER MCCONIE, KATHERINE HALL, HAMISH MCPHERSON, RACHAEL CLERKE, TATE N LYLE, CONWAY & YOUNG, DINOSAUR KILBY, HANNAH WALKER

Free admission - cash only bar

http://eastbristolcontemporary.com/

EAST BRISTOL CONTEMPORARY - OPEN CALL for artists working with moving image, film, performance & zines/editions, run in collaboration with The BF Artist Film Festival.

DEADLINE 21 NOV 23:59

Moving image/film artists

We are looking for works of length under 30mins to contribute to a screening cinema style programme, works under 10mins will be more likely to make the programme. We welcome single-channel film and video works from within the fields of artists' moving image and media art, short narrative films, documentaries, experimental and essay films, animation and video collage. There are no restrictions on theme or date.

Films will be selected by ebc and the BF Artist Film Festival. 
To submit artists must-
Be a member of ebc (to become a member please visit see the ebc membership section of this site)
email eastbristolcontemporary@gmail.com
Subject 'Screening event'
Include full name, date of birth, link to your website, cv or link to cv, link to your moving image/film work (please submit 2 maximum), any information you think would be interesting to us about the film, the email address you used to become a member so we can link to your membership and application.

 

FINE ART LIVE LECTURE SERIES PRESENTS

BETH FOX

 

Beth Fox is a multi-media artist based in London. In 2016 she founded 

The BF Artist Film Festival to offer screening opportunities to early

career artists working with moving image. Open to national and international artists, the festival programme is selected via an open call

held 3 times annually.

The BF Artist Film Festival was established to give artists working with moving image the opportunity to have their films screened in a cinema setting where they could be watched in their entirety. The event was originally hosted by The Bomb Factory Art Foundation in London, but became independent this year and now partners with different artist-led spaces, aiming to offer multiple and varied screening opportunities to selected artists. The BF Artist Film Festival acknowledges that it is increasingly difficult for emerging artists to operate as the price of studios and further education continues to rise. The Festival works to address this by providing a critical platform and a supportive network to promote emerging and early career video artists to wider audiences.

 

Screening The BF Artist Film Festival VII featuring films by Ankita Anand, Laura Rouzet, Isabelle Zhizhi Southwood, Floriebunda, Katja Verheul, Cindy Hinant, Rosie Gibbens, Áine Philips, Izzy McEvoy, Noelle Fitzsimmons, Imann Gaye, Claire Davies, Rosie McGinn, Ulf Lundin, Campbell McConnell and Sam Mercer.

 

The BF Artist Film Festival is partnering with nodoCCS to take part in the fourth edition of the IV Festival Video from November 1 to November 4, 2018. nodoCCS is an experimental collective based in Caracas Venezuela. Founded in 2015, nodoCCS is a generative platform for the arts, who seek to generate new models of practical research with a multi-disciplinary approach. 

In addition to a programme selected via open call, The IV Video Festival includes new works by Marcantonio Lunardi, the  winner of the III Video Festival 2017. The IV Video Festival nodoCCS this year also includes the screening of two invited festivals - Miami New Media Festival (USA) and the BF Artist Film Festival (UK)

More information:

http://www.nodoccs.com/quienes-somos

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BF Artist Film Festival VII

The BF Artist Film Festival VII programme has been selected from over 500 applicants and curated to showcase current technical approaches and thematic concerns explored by moving image artists. Domesticity and banality, voyeurism and sexuality, navigating the Internet and our relationships within the urban environment, are all themes that have

occurred naturally through the selection process.

PART I

 

00II by Ankita Anand (4.00)

What happens when  by Laura Rouzet (4.00)

Riding DABDA+ by Isabelle Zhizhi Southwood (8.00)

Mum Selfie by Floriebunda (2.00)

Hostile Sites – 2 by Katja Verheul (7.30)

Do You Feel Sexy? by Cindy Hinant (2.00)

Brush by Rosie Gibbens (1.00)

Buttered Up by Áine Philips (7.00)

 

PART II

 

Over by Izzy McEvoy (3.00)

Grocery Store by Noelle Fitzsimmons (5.05)

Actions on stillness by Imann Gaye (2.00)

GIF Cat GIF by Claire Davies (8.00)

Drums by Rosie McGinn (1.00)                                          

5-9 by Ulf Lundin (8.30)

Holiday Worlds by Campbell McConnell (5.05)

Left Wanting More by Sam Mercer (5.00)

​The BF Artist Film Festival VII premieres on Monday 22.10.18 at SET 27A Dalston Lane, London, E8 3DF

Doors at 7PM - Films at 7:30PM

Closest stations: Dalston Junction, Dalston Kingsland Overground stations. Buses from central London: 38, 242, 56

SET is an arts and community initiative that presents an eclectic and experimental programme alongside affordable artist studios. Each SET centre is hosted in otherwise vacant property.

 

SETprojects is a curated combination of performances, exhibitions, talks, workshops and screenings and seeks to provide a platform for new and collaborative projects. SET is currently home over 100 artists and has a membership of over 300. Former SET centres include 7th Floor Capstan House and The Greenwich Pensioner and we are currently housed at Alscot Road, Bermondsey; Masons Yard, Westminster and 27a Dalston Lane, Dalston.

More information: http://setspace.uk/SETPROJECTS.html