by Elizabeth Liang (Film/Video MFA 18)
The Belgian experimental film festival, L’Age d’Or, which takes it name from a surreal film by Luis Buñuel and Salvador Dalí, features eight films in competition by CalArts alumni and faculty. The festival takes place in Brussels, Belgium, today (Oct. 6) through Oct. 11, with a rich and varied program that celebrates exceptional voices in experimental cinema from all around the world.
'Remembering the Pentagons' by Azadeh Navai - Best Student Film (Gold) (www.docla.org) from parajanov on Vimeo.
The festival has two separate categories for emerging and established filmmakers. Four out of the eight films in competition for the Impatience prize for emerging filmmakers are by recent MFA graduates of CalArts’ Program in Film and Video. The films and filmmakers are:
- Footage by Minjung Kim (Film/Video MFA 15),
- If I Were Any Further Away I’d Be Closer to Home by Rajee Samarasinghe (Film/Video MFA 16),
- Remembering the Pentagons by Azadeh Navai (Film/Video MFA 15) and
- Sweet Oranges by Nora Sweeney (Film/Video MFA 14).
Cathode Garden Excerpts from Janie Geiser on Vimeo.
Additionally, L’Age d’Or’s main program includes two films by CalArts’ Program in Film and Video alums, and two films by CalArts faculty members. The films and filmmakers are: