Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin

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PARIS—A major event dedicated to contemporary audiovisual creation, the Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin invites you to discover its new program.
For this edition, the event comes back to Paris from April 10 to April 15 2018. It will be held in several venues: Forum des images, Centre Pompidou, Carreau du Temple, Luminor Hôtel de Ville and Cité internationale des arts.

In the presence of 100 artists and filmmakers from all over the world, this edition introduces a brand new international program, comprising 120 works from 40 countries; bringing together internationally renowned artists and filmmakers with young and emerging ones presented for the first time.

Among them are the Austrian artist Valie Export (documenta Kassel, MoMA New York), the Portuguese filmmaker Pedro Costa (official selection, Cannes 2006 for “En avant jeunesse”, Best Director Award at Locarno in 2014), the German filmmaker Heinz Emigholz (Berlinale International lm festival, Viennale), or the Finnish artist Eija-Liisa Ahtila (Venice Biennale, Jeu de Paume museum).

What’s on
Indoor screenings – exclusive premieres, cartes blanches, special sessions, video screenings, performances – as well as panel discussions and forums led by directors of art centres and museums, curators, artists and distributors, who will share their experience and views on new audiovisual practices and issues with the audience.
This is a unique platform in Europe where artists can meet with each other, exchange ideas with a large audience and initiate new projects. This new edition of Rencontres Internationales offers a rare glimpse into contemporary moving image practices.

Some highlights
The soon-to-be-revealed program will offer many highlights in the presence of artists from all over the world. Among the special events already selected for this year’s program are:

– A carte blanche to Valie Export, in her presence
– A special session with Heinz Emigholz, with the French premiere of his full length lm “Streetscapes [Dialogue]”
– A special session with Eija-Liisa Ahtila, with the French premiere of her lm “Studies on the Ecology of Drama”

The 120 programmed works, which will be most often French, European or international premieres, include the ones of the following artists and filmmakers: Rosa Barba (Italy), Sebastian Diaz Morales (Argentina), Hans Op de Beeck (Belgium), Louidgi Beltrame (France), Johan Grimonprez (Belgium), Salomé Lamas (Portugal), Lasse Lau (Denmark), Véréna Paravel, Lucien Castaing-Taylor (Switzerland), Eleonore de Montesquiou (France), Frederic Nauczyciel (France), Enrique Ramirez (Chile), Maya Schweizer (France).

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