CINEMA GROUPS

OMSK 

OMSK gives voice to the unprecedented and the seldom seen. Countless performers and live art acts have engaged OMSK audiences, including The Dragon Ladies and The Frank Chickens, The Sonic Catering Band, Lovely Jon, Snidey, Raving Feminine Duet, the Molotov Mongolian Throat Singers, The New Purposists Exploding Paintings and Free Range's Stigmata Exercise Bicycles. Installation, video art, sound art, food art, sculpture, spoken word, multifarious cinema, animation, physical theatre and site specific dance have all found a home with OMSK. There are very few events which can offer emerging artists such scope for testing their work. 

CONTACT:  Steven Eastwood - 0207 803 1009

 

 

HALLOWEEN SOCIETY

Founded in 1995, the Halloween Society is a SHORT FILM screening club based at the Notre Dame Hall in Soho, London. It's run by a fabulous pair called Philip Ilson and Tim Harding. They show up to 13 films an evening and they're super keen on 16mm and also can show beta formats. In recent years Halloween has mutated into a sideline called KENTRA, a fusion of nightclub and cinema mixing experimental visuals with sets by leading DJ's. 

CONTACT: Philip - 0207 833 1009

 www.collective.co.uk/halloween

 

 

KINOKULTURE

Short film cinema that specialises in Underground Kulture, drag racing, urban folk art and Americana. Regular screenings and events at The Chamber of Popular Culture. Recent shows have featured live appearances by Richard Hell, Kozik and the Islamic Diggers.


CONTACT:  Ian - 0207 833 3644

 

 

UNDERCURRENTS

Oxford based documentary video group
who bring out regular compilation videozines
of radical protest and agitation.
Call 01865 203661

 

 

BACKSPACE

Backspace are the tekky hub of the Volcano!!! festival.  James Stevens, the uber dude, is always keen to help out with projects involving computers and digitally mastered video. They also have an excellent track record in broadcasting live over the internet - now every Tuesday at 7-9pm GMT @ www.ard.spc.org/live.ram

CONTACT: James Stevens james@bak.spc.org

 

CONSCIOUS CINEMA

Brighton based radical protest video group.
Call 01273 622 648.

 

RENEGADE ARTS

An agency that distributes and networks underground film specialising in European work. They stage occasional screenings and they are open to suggestion. 

CONTACT: Robert Robinson on 0207 445 4883

 

MY EYES MY EYES

My Eyes My Eyes are a film group coming out of Woolwich who do great collaborations, most recently with Autonomous Astronauts Association. They are always open to film submissions: 16mm, Super 8, Video but the programme is curated. They are also keen on performance and installation artists. 

CONTACT: myeyes@dircon.co.uk or phone Clive 'n Grace on 0208 858 5983.

 

HEADCLEANER

Coventry based. They organise screenings, if interested send your videos to: Headcleaner, c/o The Depot, Bond Street, Coventry, CV1 4AH 

Phone: (01203) 525074.

 

 

KINOFILM Manchester

Kino is the short film agency and outlet in the North West of England. They are in the process of a research and development project looking at setting up a national Short Film Agency which will include a multimedia short film database. The aim is for Kino to act as agents for filmmakers. Info: Kinofilm, 48 Princess Street, Manchester M1 6HR. TEL. 0161 288 2494. Fax: 0161237 3423

 Email: john.kino@good.co.uk  

 

 

DAZZLE (Plymouth)

"We want to show your no/low budget Super 8 and 16mm films, no matter how weird, wonderful or wasted, to a like-minded audience with food and booze available. Details, help or inspiration, call us. NOW!" 

Plymouth 01752 666 354

 

 

OXFORD FILM & VIDEO MAKERS

The OFVM organises screenings fortnightly at the Sound Bite Cafe, Cowley Road, Oxford. If you are interested in coming or want to be a speaker contact Super 98 at: The Stables, North Place, Headington, Oxford 0X3 9HY,  Tel: 01865 741 682 Fax: 01865 742 901 

E-mail: super98@spinout.globalnet.co.uk

 

FIX FILM CLUB

Fix is a new video-screening club in Birmingham interested in low/nobudget innovative and experimental work and in getting in touch with other film clubs around the country. Contact: Mark Lynall, The Big Peg, Reception, 120 Vyse Street, The Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham B18 6NF. 

E-mail: FixFilmClub@netscape.net

 

 

JUNK TV (Brighton)

Fortnightly screenings of no/low-budget short films in Brighton. Absurd comedies and dramas to abstract films and video activism. Send a VHS copy of any films you would like to show.

CONTACT: Junk TV, Flat 18, 71 Middle Street, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 1AL. Tel: 01273 882 313

 

 

LONDON SOCIALIST FILM CLUB

Socialist screening group who hold regular screenings of left based and agit-prop film and video and are also able to assist community groups and organisations with projection equipment for film/video shows in the London area. 

Get in touch with Chris at 6 Cromer House Street, London WC1H 8DB.

Tel/Fax: 0207 278 8394

 

 

THE TERMINAL BAR

Underground cinema and cyber cafe based in
Prague, Czech Republic.
Call Danny Holman ( 422) 262 253.

 

EXPLODING CINEMA AMSTERDAM 

Mutant offspring of the Exploding based
in vast warehouse in Amsterdam
Call Mark on ( Nat. code) 0206684252.

 

KINO TROTTER 

Brussels based Belgium film group who organise European
tours and have recently set up their own cinema.
Contact: Katya Rossini
12 Rue Du Bon Secours
1000 Bruxelles
Brussels.

 

 

FAKE 


Amsterdam based no budget film/video group
who organise the ROUGH AND RUINED FESTIVAL !
CONTACT: Liz Wendelbo
Stichting F.A.K.E. Film and Kult Entertainment
Rombout Hogerbeetsstraat 135 huis
1052 VZ AMSTERDAM
NETHERLANDS

 

 

ALL NIZO RESTRICTED REVOLUTION PICTURES 

Hamburg based no budget Super 8 group who specialise in outdoor
screenings.
CONTACT: Lutz Kayser
Martin Luther Str. 16
20459 Hamburg
R.I.A.
Germany.

 

 

JANE HIGGINS

(London film maker, friend of E.C.)
Recently started up a low budget film screening event in New York
contact address;
11 Avenue B #3b
10009
New York
tel; (US) 212 254 5273

 

TOTAL MOBILE HOME

San Fransisco based underground (in the basement of their house!)
cinema.
Contact; Rebecca Barton
51 Mc Coppin St
San Francisco CA 9 4301
Call ( Nat. code) 415 431 4007.

 

 

WEB SITES & MAGAZINES

 

FLICKER CINEMA SHOWCASE

From Scott Stark comes the crossroads of all underground, low/no budget, experimental, Independent film and video web sites. More links, references, reports and information than you could wrap a tree with ! Get going... http://www.hi-beam.net  

 

FILMWAVES

The magazine for low/no-budget filmmakers and audiences. Published quarterly Filmwaves is an indispensable source of information on the established British Independent Film and Video sector which covers festivals, state funding agencies, books, new technology, Independent cinema history, features on film/video makers etc. Although it began as a d.i.y. autonomous publication it is now becoming a glossy creature of the state, It's coverage of the underground is sketchy and its politics compromised, but all the same it's worth the cover price for the listings and occasional good article. What you gonna do? 

Subscription to FILMWAVES for 4 issues is 10 (UK) 15 (EU) $28 (US). Make cheques payable to Obraz Productions Ltd. and send to Filmwaves, P.O. Box 420, Edgeware HA8 OXA. tel. 0181 906 4794.

  www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~filmwave/

 

AMATEUR CINE ENTHUSIAST MAGAZINE

The original cinema underground, A.C.E. has been published in various forms since 1934 and it's a revelation for any filmmaker working in Super 8, Standard 8, 16mm, or even 9.5mm.  It's packed with articles, reports, adverts and classified ads on every aspect of amateur cine filmmaking and technology.  If you've been told that Super 8 is dead or that you just cant get bulbs for the Pailliard Bolex G916 projector anymore... it's a lie ! 

Tel. 01503 272616 Subscriptions make cheques payable to Ace for 14 (UK) 20.00 (airmail) Send to ACE, Porthallow End, Talland, Looe, Cornwall, PL13 2JB, UK

 

VERTIGO MAGAZINE

Heavily subsidised, definitely old school, Independent film and video magazine whose contributors and editorial board reads like a who's who of state funding selection panels. The contents is mostly theoretical, profiles of makers, reviews and hand wringing about cuts in state funding. If you can get past the in-jokes and the self righteous tone there's sometimes some revealing features. It's even got a bit cheeky lately. Hmmmm. 

Published quarterly, subscription 10 (UK) 15 (EU) $18 (US and beyond). Make cheques payable to Vertigo Ltd. Send to Vertigo, 7-9 Earlham Street, London, WC2H 9LL, UK.

e-mail: vertigo.lusia@lineone.net

 

MELANCHOLIC TROGLODYTE 

Cinema At The bottom Of A Swamp. Willfully obscure and unrepentant Marxist/situationist style theoretical journal, like the bastard hybrid of cyber Sufi mysticism and 70's Screen structuralism! It's a laugh riot !!!! 

2.00 (p&p) to Melancholic Troglodytes, box no.44, 136-138 Kingsland High Street, London E8 2NS.


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