We invite visual artists from all over the world to submit their recent works to the International Competition that reflect this year’s topic “Forbidden Beauty”. All entries must reveal an innovative approach to the various forms of cinematographic narration and demonstrate a high technical level. The films must have been produced after January 1, 2017.
An international jury of artists and curators will award two main prizes totalling € 20,000 (for films under or over 30 min.). An audience award of € 5,000 will also be made. Only single-channel narrative works by visual artists will be accepted, but they can be of any length or format.
Films may be submitted online via a special link (see below). After entering your data (address, film title, credits, director’s biography, synopsis, photo materials, technical details) and successfully uploading your film (preview format), you will receive a registration number.
You can submit your film now at reelport. Kindly register as a filmmaker.
Submission deadline is November 15, 2018.
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British artist Phil Collins (born 1970) studies the nuances of social relationships in different locations and global communities in his films, installations, photographs and live events. With new forms of artist actions such as a disco marathon in Ramallah, satirical teleshopping events, karaoke performances “Made in Japan” or call-to-vinyl actions, Phil Collins is expanding his video art to cross genres and include performance, theatre and music production. His work completely redefines the term “multimedia”.
The professor of video art at the Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln (Academy of Media Arts Cologne) was nominated for the Turner Prize, is a winner of the Paul Hamlyn Award for Visual Arts and received the Audience Award at KINO DER KUNST in 2015.
For the “Zwischenspiel / Interlude”, Phil Collins at the “Harry Klein” club explores a space where – as in his art – dance, music and visuals coalesce into a unified emotional experience. The talk is moderated by Heinz Peter Schwerfel (Artistic Director of KINO DER KUNST)
KINO DER KUNST 2019 presents the spectacular moving image collection of mega museum M+ in Hongkong. A special focus of the Munich exhibition will be on the works of young artists from all over Asia.
The museum, which is still under construction, is already known as the “Centre Pompidou of Asia”. A gigantic new building by star architects Herzog/de Meuron for contemporary Asian art, built in the future cultural district West Kowloon directly on the sea.
Discussion with Shirin Neshat after the screening
The Egyptian singer Oum Kulthum (1900 to 1975) is still celebrated worldwide as the “Callas of the Orient”, as a timelessly outstanding artist with an extraordinary voice and unforgettable musical intensity. Often forgotten is that Oum Kulthum lived during a politically dramatic era in Egypt – she was and remains a legendary woman for the male-dominated Islamic world.
It was only a question of time until her life and music would become a topic for the Iran-born Shirin Neshat, one of the most important contemporary artists, who was last year’s winner of the world’s most significant art prize, the Praemium Imperiale. In her photos, video installations and films, Neshat – whose works are regularly presented at KINO DER KUNST in Munich – often addresses the solitude of the Muslim woman in a world dominated by men. But instead of simply filming another biopic à la Hollywood and dutifully retelling the life of the famous Egyptian, Neshat introduces autobiographical details and the stylistic concepts of her own art. Oum Kulthum’s life and work become a cinematic artwork that – apart from all chaotic historical and present events – celebrates the strength of a woman and artist in the Islamic world.
Filmed in today’s Morocco, the script by Shirin Neshat and her partner and long-term accomplice Shoja Azari narrates a story within a story, i.e. the attempts by an alter ego of the artist – constantly shaken by doubt and drama – to film Oum Kulthum’s life. Stylistically, however, the film particularly emphasizes the singing and stage presence of the musician, just as it accounts for the videos of the New York-based artist. These include silent dream sequences, sophisticated choreography in the presence of the protagonists, an absence of all psychological simplification, and the beauty of the images and tracking shots typical for Neshat.
An event from NFP marketing & distribution in cooperation with KINO DER KUNST.