Film Preview: Diversions Film Festival, 6 – 8 November, Filmhouse, Edinburgh

28 Oct

Diversions Film Festival 2009

Returning to Edinburgh’s Filmhouse for a second year, the Diversions Film Festival (Friday 6 – Sunday 8 November), aims to provide an educational introduction to historical works and a glimpse into ongoing dialogues at the edge of moving image production.

This year’s programme has been curated by distinguished filmmakers, distributors and researchers both local and from around the world.

On November 7, Finnish filmmaker Sami Van Ingen will present his 35 mm found footage narrative, Just One Kiss – The Fall of Ned Kelly (2009), with a live electronic musical accompaniment.

On November 8, the Filmhouse will host The Sublime Is Now, an intimate evening with New York-based filmmaker Jeanne Liotta. The event will trace her development as one of the most innovative artists working in the medium today.

A screening of Liotta’s work, which explores the cosmic landscape at the intersection of science, art and natural philosophy, will be followed by an extended conversation with the artist.

Other highlights include the screenings Pleasing Ourselves: Artisan Films in Scotland, comprised of works from the 1950s through today, Experimental Films and Videos from Finland, which spans the 1960s to the present, and The Gentle Art of Superimposition which maps the practice over the course of 80 years in a series of films curated by David Curtis, author A History of Artists’ Film and Video in Britain.

Full details can be found over on the Filmhouse website.

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