press release

From November 30th to December 9th, the Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid will present 10 days of screenings, debates and multimedia concerts. With the participation of 120 artists and filmmakers from all-over the world, this exceptional edition will propose an international programme of audiovisual creation gathering 150 works from France, Germany, Spain and 60 other countries, internationally-known artists and filmmakers with young artists and filmmakers presented for the first time in Paris. With many film premieres, video programmes, multimedia concerts, a cycle of debates and panel discussions.

SCREENINGS In addition to the numerous Cartes blanches, the 27 screenings are built around a subject or theme expressed through different genres and audiovisual practices (documentary approaches, new fiction, video, experimental...). Featuring notably: Pedro Costa (pt), Artavazd Pelechian (am), Harun Farocki (de), Johan Grimonprez (be), Philip Warnell (uk), Ariane Michel (fr), Apichatpong Weerasethakul (th), Eija-Liisa Ahtila (fin), Tsaï Ming-liang (fr/tw), Hans op de Beeck (be), Christian Merlhiot (fr), Ben Rivers (uk), Charlotte Ginsborg (uk), Ken Jacobs (usa), Zapruder (it), Diego Del Pozo Barriuso (es), Emmanuelle Antille (fr).

DEBATES The Rencontres Internationales invites filmmakers, curators, artistic directors and programmers from European and extra-European museums, art centres and biennales in the fields of contemporary cinema, video and media art. The debates aim to develop a reflection on the concerns and tracks explored in each country in order to debrief this creation and accompany it, as much from a critical point of view, as from the point of view of the public and the artists.

MULTIMEDIA CONCERTS December 1st, at the Châtelet Theatre Thomas Köner - Le manifeste du futurisme - French Premiere. In his digital opera, Thomas Köner invokes le "futurist manifesto" by Filippo Tommaso Marinetti then proceeds to a phase of deconstruction. Call it a return to the future (futurism), for a society meriting the label "post-utopian/post-futurist".

DATES, VENUES Monday November 30th: opening night at the CENTRE POMPIDOU Tuesday December 1st: screenings, debates and a multimedia concert at the THEATRE DU CHATELET 2nd - 6th December: screenings and debates at the CENTRE POMPIDOU 6th - 9th December: screenings and debates at the JEU DE PAUME Wednesday December 9th: closing night at the JEU DE PAUME

Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid
New cinema and contemporary art
Centre Pompidou, Jeu de Paume, Chatelet Theatre, Reflet Medicis movie theatre

Künstler: Pedro Costa, Artavazd Pelechian, Harun Farocki, Johan Grimonprez, Philip Warnell, Ariane Michel, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Eija-Liisa Ahtila, Tsai Ming-Liang, Hans Op de Beeck, Christian Merlhiot, Ben Rivers, Charlotte Ginsborg, Ken Jacobs, Zapruder , Diego Del Pozo Barriuso, Emmanuelle Antille, Martha Colburn, Ulu Braun, J. Tobias Anderson, Natacha Nisic, Reynold Reynolds, Romana Schmalisch, Peter Downsbrough, Artavazd Pelechian, Liu Wei, Lida Abdul, Eleonore de Montesquiou, Manuel Saiz, Volker Schreiner ...