Sunday, November 16, 2014

5th Kuala Lumpur Experimental Film and Video Festival 2014: THE FIRST TIME

5th Kuala Lumpur Experimental Film and Video Festival 2014: THE FIRST TIME 
19-23 November 2014 in Kuala Lumpur 
Lostgens Contemporary Artspace 8, Jalan Panggung, 3rd floor 
Petaling Street Art House, 54, Jalan Sultan
Gospel Hall Kuala Lumpur, 3, Jalan Hang Jebat
FINDARS, 8, Jalan Panggung, 4th floor 

The theme of this year’s international festival of experimental cinema is The First Time. The program includes: KLEX open programmes, international guest programmes, video installations and audio-visual performances in collaboration with three different spaces, all within walking distance from one another. 

KLEX 2014 has received over 170 submissions from its open call, including works from Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Portugal, Russia, Singapore, Thailand, UK, USA . From these submissions, the curatorial committee has selected 37 experimental short films to create three KLEX Open Programmes and two single-channel video installations. 

In cooperation with the 64th Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale 2014) and the Goethe-Institut Malaysia, there will be two special screenings of the program Berlinale Shorts Go Abroad, curated by Maike Mia Höhne. 

Sat, 22 Nov at Lostgens Contemporary Artspace 
Admission by donation 

2:00pm: Berlinale Shorts I 
3:45pm: Berlinale Shorts II 

The Berlinale Shorts are a forum for the short form in the Berlin Film Festival, a place for films, which do not compromise, and which take an undisguised look at the present. The 10 short movies from different countries deal with very current topics. 
The program will be introduced by Dr. Torsten Schaar, UPM.  

The Open Programs also include films of the video program Looking at the Big Sky, which was produced by the Goethe-Institut in cooperation with the University of the Arts in Braunschweig, the Arts University for Media in Cologne and the Academy of the Arts in Munich. The films deal with hopes and utopias, big ideas and illusions and were curated by the inter media art institute in Düsseldorf. 

For the full KLEX 2014 programme, please download from the link below. 

And to get more updates, please visit KLEX 2014 official Facebook page: 

KLEX 2014 is supported by the Goethe-Institut and the Berlin International Film Festival.