Sunday 20th November 2022
3pm - 5pm
A NEW FEMINIST GRAMMAR IN FILM I
Feminist practices and Gaze Theory
Céline Sciamma (“Portrait of a Lady on Fire”, “Girlhood”, “Petite Maman”) Director & Screenwriter, FR
Christine A. Maier (“Grbavica”, “Quo Vadis, Aida”, “Licht”, “Itty Bitty Titty Committee”) Cinematographer, AT/DE
So Mayer (“Political Animals: The New Feminist Cinema”, “The Cinema of Sally Potter”) Author & Feminist Film Activist (Club des Femmes), UK
What kind of films do we want to make? Which cinematic language do we want to use? Which codes do we need to develop, to create a feminist perspective of the people and worlds that inhabit our films? What does shot design tell us about the narrator? Which traits do we attribute to our characters? Films are conceived in collaboration and the languages used by all involved are embedded into the narrative. This panel will hence be presented from three different perspectives: Directing, Cinematography and Film Theory. The discussion will be held in English. An open discussion held in english.
Welcome: Laura Nasmyth (dieRegisseur*nnen) & Marlies Pöschl (FC Gloria, The Golden Pixel Cooperative) Audience Liaison: Elisabeth Scharang & Nora Friedel
6.30pm – 8.15pm
Nina Menkes / Brainwashed: Sex-Camera-Power (2022) US, 107min
20.15pm - 9pm: Nina Menkes live talk via Zoom with Wilbirg Brainin-Donnenberg (FC Gloria)
Based on director Nina Menkes's cinematic presentation, ‘Sex and Power, the Visual Language of Cinema’, uses film clips by A-list directors from 1896 through to the present, to show how sexist shot design contributes to a pervasive environment of sexual harassment and assault, as well as employment discrimination against women, especially in the film industry.
Céline Sciamma / Petite Maman (2021) FR, 72min. Followed by a Q&A with Céline Sciamma.
Céline Sciamma develops a language in her latest film that blurs time and dissolves generational divides. Centred around eight year old Nelly’s perspective, who has just lost her grandmother and is helping her parents clean out her mother's childhood home. She explores the house and the surrounding woods. One day she meets a girl her same age building a treehouse.
Monday, 21st November 2022
5.30 - 7pm
A NEW FEMINIST GRAMMAR IN FILM II
Queer film aesthetics. Identity and Representation.
Daniel Sea (“The L Word”, “Short Bus”, “The Dead and the Living”) - Actor & Conceptual Artist, USA
Elene Naveriani (“Wet Sand”, “I am truly a drop of sun on earth”, “Red Ants Bite”) - Director & Screenwriter, GE
Andrea Braidt - Film- & Media Theory, research emphasis on Gender/Queer Film, AT
How does perspectivation construct gender? How can we develop queer cinematic language that refrains from stereotyping and the production of essentialist content. How can directors develop ethical approaches in dealing with marginalised communities? Three experts from the perspectives of Acting, Directing and Film Theory will discuss methods to analyse the relationship between queerness, ethics and representation. The discussion will be held in English. Tickets https://cine.ntry.at/s/13828894
Elene Naveriani / Wet Sand (2021) GE, 115min
„Wet Sand“ develops a grammar to shine a light on denial and silencing. A love story, that was not allowed to exist. A decade long secret relationship between two men in a Georgian coastal town, triggers new relationships and shatters the silence.