june 2018, transfer

Autumn School for Teachers: Showing and Telling in Film

The first ever Autumn School for teachers takes place from 11.–13.10. and is entitled “Showing and Telling in Film”. The further training program unites film analysis and practice, presents different teaching methods, and offers an in-depth look at forms of film narration and documentation. The Autumn School was conceived by film educators and scholars Bettina Henzler and Stefanie Schlüter, who will be carrying out the program together with film director and historian Brigitta Wagner.

 

april 2018, transfer

Big cinema, small cinema #20

The next edition of our childrens' workshop is taking place on April 23: What’s ringing, scratching, rustling there in the film? Ever since films were first shown in 1895, they have been accompanied by sounds and music. Today, a sound track collects sounds, music and noise. Before ourselves experimenting with sounds and noise and coming up with ideas for a soundtrack for DIE EXPEDITION ZUM SÜDPOL (Astrid Rieger, Germany 2002) that we will then perform live, we will find out what can be seen and heard in six shorts: In STUDIE NR. 9 (Germany 1931) by Oskar Fischinger and TRADE TATTOO (USA 1937) by Len Lye, sounds become movement, SIDEWALKS (USA 1966) by Marie Menken runs behind the lines on the sidewalk and DAS HEMD (Germany 1996) allows objects to become independent. LE PUITS FANTASTIQUE (France 1903) shows us astonishing transformations and in RIVERRED (Germany 2011), siblings play on a river bank. DIE EXPEDITION ZUM SÜDPOL turns us into polar explorers.(for everyone aged 8 and up)

march 2018, transfer

Big cinema, small cinema #19 Do animals look back too?

Our next event for children and adults aged 5 and above takes place on March 18.

People like looking at animals: At the zoo, in the circus and in the cinema. This program centers on experimental and early films where animals are the main attraction. In CATFILM FOR KATY AND CYNNIE (USA 1973), felines are the protagonists of an artistic experiment. In ENNESKEABEN (Denmark 1909) and HUNDE-VARIETÉ (France 1907) performing animals show what they can do: A chimpanzee rides a bicycle on stage and costumed dogs dance. In ÜBUNG ZUR GELASSENHEIT I–III (2002–2004) nobody takes any notice of the holy cows that sit and relax on busy roads in the jungle of big Indian cities. In LA GENETTE (France 1912) and TROIS AMIS (France 1909), people get closer to animals in the wild. A genet plunders a bird’s nest and blunders into a trap. Two children in an African country feed a small elephant that chases them away. We look at animals in so many ways, but do they look back?

february 2018, transfer

Big cinema, Small Cinema #18: Circles, Spirals and Stones

The next edition of Big Cinema, Small Cinema takes place on January 11 and is for all childres aged 8 and above.

A spiraling spiral; a triangular shape comes into the picture; a circle that emerges and collapses. Can films be told without a plot?Just as some painters have tried to make do without objects or composers without tonality, filmmakers have over and over again tried to eschew plot. In OPUS 2 (G 1921) and OPUS 3 (G 1924) by Walter Ruttmann, the main characters are geometrical shapes and their movements. In Hans Richter’s FILMSTUDIE (G 1926), people, faces and constructed objects appear while in Mary Ellen Bute's short film The next edition of Big Cinema, Small Cinema takes place on January 11 and is for all childres aged 8 and above.

A spiraling spiral; a triangular shape comes into the picture; a circle that emerges and collapses. Can films be told without a plot?Just as some painters have tried to make do without objects or composers without tonality, filmmakers have over and over again tried to eschew plot. In OPUS 2 (Germany 1921) and OPUS 3 (Germany 1924) by Walter Ruttmann, the main characters are geometrical shapes and their movements. In Hans Richter’s FILMSTUDIE (Germany 1926), people, faces and constructed objects appear while in Mary Ellen Bute's short film ESCAPE (USA 1937) and Lara Faroqhi’s CIRCLE PHASES (Germany 2018) the idea is to use pictures to make visible musical works. We want to explore whether stories can be told even if there is no real plot. ESCAPE (USA 1937) and Lara Faroqhi’s CIRCLE PHASES (Germany 2018) the idea is to use pictures to make visible musical works. We want to explore whether stories can be told even if there is no real plot.