The Third Hackney Film Festival opened last night with an excellent showcase of Audio-Visual talent. The opening night ran in conjunction with the Live Cinema Foundation, who are a new Hackney based organisation that supports the presentation, development and publication of emerging digital culture that exists at the intersection between film, music and the performing arts.
Last nights event was held at The New Empowering Church in Hackney. Lineup included:
Blanca Regina and Matthias Kispert performing Banquet
Scanner performing Unto The Edges
The Light Surgeons performing LDN-REDUX
Scanone live A/V set
Champetamine (dj set)
Paulskiart – Nano Projections
Joe Catchpole (vj set)
Spatial (dj set)
The Butchers (vj set)
There was some great work being shown here. The highlight for many being a performance from The Light Surgeons of their project LDN REDUX. A superb piece of work which demonstrates just how good these guys are at using the audio-visual landscape to its full effect.
The festival continues today from 4pm with a selection of short films at The Rio Cinema. Highlights of the screenings there include; THE ODYSSEY from Director Asif Kapadia and PITCH BLACK HEIST from John Maclean.
A second round of screenings follows from 8pm at Cafe Oto. The Hackney Film Festival steps outside the confines of the cinema setting and explores the film and video art practice of Expanded Cinema for an evening with Hackney’s most imaginative and innovative performance artists.
Two more sessions follow on Sunday.
Hackney Film Festival and IdeasTap present the Emerging Filmmakers Screening at the Hackney Picturehouse. This free mid afternoon short film showcase will focus largely on young up and coming film makers to inspire and connect the next generation of filmmaking talent from the borough. Filmmaking masterclasses will be awarded by SAE institute to the crew of the top three films.
Sunday evening closes the festival with a free screening of Andrew Kötting and Iain Sinclair’s olympic sized travelogue ‘Swandown’, plus a screening of Kötting’s early short films and others. The event fittingly takes place at the Carlton London, situated on the canal in Hackney Wick, overlooking the closing ceremony of the Paralympics. Andrew Kötting and Iain Sinclair will be in attendance for a Q&A hosted by Gareth Evans. This event is part of Showtime presented by the Mayor of London.
Hackney Film Festival