[Filmfestivalresearch] Book "Pure Cinema: Curtas Vila do Conde 20 Years After"

Ana B. anabarr at gmail.com
Thu Nov 8 00:04:34 CET 2012

Boa, mais uma vez, parabéns!
Daniel, relembra-me, por favor, o nr. de palavras para o artigo. Vou
apresentar a minha comunicação na sexta e posso, então, fazer uma versão
para te enviar.

On Wed, Nov 7, 2012 at 3:16 PM, Daniel Ribas <ribas.daniel at gmail.com> wrote:

> Dear all,
> I would like to inform you about the publication "Pure Cinema: Curtas Vila
> do Conde 20 Years After". It was published as part of the celebration of
> the twentieth anniversary of Curtas Vila do Conde - International Short
> Film Festival, that takes place in North Portugal since 1993.
> The book can be bought at the British Amazon:
> http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/972985744X
> Even if it is a book made for the festival's celebration, it includes three
> essays on the Festival's identity and overall considerations on Film
> Festivals. Moreover, it has twenty interviews and talks with several world
> filmmakers.
> The fist two essays (by Daniel Ribas and Augusto M. Seabra) focus on the
> contamination of the festival with other arts, specially visual arts (the
> Festival curates a cinematic art gallery) and music (mainly through
> the commission
> of film-concerts). In that sense, they discuss also the definition of what
> cinema is (hence the book title). There is also a discussion on the main
> trends of contemporary cinema that were featured, during these 20 years, at
> Vila do Conde. The final essay, by artist/filmmaker Mike Hoolboom, is a
> sentimental journey on film festivals with the usual poetic tone of the
> author.
> Please find more information (as well as the book index), in this email and
> in the attached pdf.
> Please contact me if you need further information.
> Best,
> --
> *Daniel Ribas*
> Editorial Coordinator - Curtas Vila do Conde
> Professor - Polytechnic Institute of Bragança
> PhD Student - University of Aveiro
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> *Pure Cinema: Curtas Vila do Conde 20 Years After*
> Editors: Daniel Ribas, Mário Micaelo
> Bilingual edition (English and Portuguese)
> ISBN: 978-972-98574-4-7
> Publisher: Curtas Metragens CRL
> Publication Date: 03/07/2012
> Pages: 176
> Paperback
> This book celebrates the 20th Curtas Vila do Conde – International Film
> Festival, through a reflection on cinema, from twenty interviews and talks
> with twenty-six authors who have been in the festival. It intends to be,
> therefore, a document that discusses the changes and trends in contemporary
> cinema in its various mutations, calling into question the very definition
> of what cinema is. The result of this analysis also helps to clarify the
> identity of Curtas Vila do Conde in the last two decades while film
> festival contaminated by other art forms. The book is complemented by
> personal reflections on the festival by film critic Augusto M. Seabra and
> by American filmmaker Mike Hoolboom; finally, there is a critical history
> of the festival.
> Interviews included: Manoel de Oliveira, Alexander Sokurov, Luc Moullet,
> Kenneth Anger, Ken Jacobs, Peter Tscherkassky, Gus Van Sant, Jon Jost,
> Mikhäil Kobakhidzé, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Thom Andersen, Matthias
> Müller & Christoph Girardet, João Pedro Rodrigues, João Canijo, Sergei
> Loznitsa, Corneliu Porumboiu, José Miguel Ribeiro, Paulo Furtado, Helvécio
> Marins Jr., Yann Gonzalez, Louis Garrel, Bertrand Mandico & Elina
> Löwensohn, Basil da Cunha.
> *Festival bio*
> Curtas Vila do Conde - International Film Festival is now a major
> cinematographic and cultural event in Portugal. Since 1993, the Festival
> has consolidated its position as curator of the latest trends in
> contemporary cinema also gaining a prominent place in the European
> landscape of international film festivals. Its main attraction is the short
> film, but Curtas has progressed to a multidisciplinary festival around the
> moving images. In 2012, the Festival reached its 20th edition, with a
> special celebration programme, which included the book “Pure Cinema”, and
> the commission of four shortfilms by four celebrated directors: Sergei
> Loznitsa, Thom Andersen, Helvécio Marins Jr., and Yann Gonzalez. (+info at:
> http://festival.curtas.pt/)
> *On the authors*
> The book “Pure Cinema” includes several interviews and talks with
> celebrated authors of current World Cinema, the experimental avant-garde
> and Portuguese film scene. Included authors range from well-known classics
> (such as Manoel de Oliveira, Alexandr Sokurov, Luc Moullet, Kenneth Anger
> or Gus Vant Sant), current high-profile directors (such as Apichatpong
> Weerasethakul, Matthias Muller & Christoph Girardet, or Sergei Loznitsa),
> until recent discoveries (such as Corneliu Porumboiu, Helvécio Marins Jr.
> or Yann Gonzalez). The book also features prominent Portuguese directors,
> such as João Canijo, João Pedro Rodrigues or José Miguel Ribeiro. In the
> essays section, the book offers new perspectives by Augusto M. Seabra, one
> of the most respected Portuguese cultural critics; and Mike Hoolboom,
> Canadian experimental filmmaker and author of several books. Book editors
> are Mário Micaelo, Curtas Vila do Conde festival director since the first
> edition, and Daniel Ribas, editorial coordinator of the Festival since 2010
> and a film studies researcher and professor.
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