• Duration: July 13, 2021 – July 18, 2021 
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  • ‘AIVA’ is selected for the International Competition of 33. FILMFEST DRESDEN
  • Duration: June 01, 2021 – June 07, 2021 
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  • ‘AIVA’ is part of the German Competition. 
  • Duration: May 21, 2021 – May 31, 2021 
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  • ‘AIVA’ is part of the Short Film Competition. 

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  • Group Exhibition, curated by Stephan Koal

Duration: 10 April – 5 June 2021
Galeria Espacio Minimo | Dr. Forguet 17, E-28012 Madrid

With Veneta Androva, Norbert Bisky, Lena Marie Emrich, Sonja Eschefeld, Arne Schreiber and Jürgen Wittdorf

Bulgarian artist films & videos, part of Goethe-Institut’s project ‘Moving Images Bulgaria-Germany’
ONLINE VIEW: https://blinkvideo.de/shootingghosts
starting on November 6
 
Artists: Veneta Androva, Neno Belchev, Mitch Brezounek, Marina Genova, Nadezhda Oleg-Lyahova, Kalin Serapionov, Kamen Stoyanov, Samuil Stoyanov, Krassimir Terziev, Dimitar Shopov
Curators: Kalin Serapionov, Krassimir Terziev
 
(curatorial text – excerpt)
What we propose in this programme is a highly subjective and fragmented view on current practices in moving image in the Bulgarian art scene. We focused on practices that show affinity with speculative narratives – narratives that not just record what is in front of the cinematic eye, but also capture all the ghosts that are unreachable by the apparatus, thus projecting speculative views that intend not merely to describe, but to transform the world.
All works in the programme start not from a blank page, but from a directly lived experience that poses a problem. So they all stay close to the real, perceived from the personal position of the artist. But the artists are not content to figure all the elements that already shape the reality of the experienced situation, nor to reduce it to a chain of probabilities and calculations. On the contrary, their approach at work is to complicate the situation with all the possibilities that are not foreseen, with all the ghosts and monsters that are part of the picture but invisible from certain angles. In order to realise all the possibilities that shape reality the artists take on the angles of wild imagination, grotesque exaggeration, or poetic indetermination.
Yet what we witness is not merely artistic play. It is an outcome of certain ethical and political positions that reject the view that the world is a predetermined product of calculated probabilities, lately emerging as the apotheosis of the Capitalocene.
 
LIST OF VIDEOS/FILMS:
– Veneta Androva ‘Ear Cleaning’ 2018, animation, 18 min
– Neno Belchev ‘My Heart Is an Octopus or My Father on the Shore of the Black Sea’ 2016, experimental autobiographical fiction, 93 min
– Mitch Brezounek ‘How to Become the Best Artist in the World’ 2020, tutorial, 35 min
– Marina Genova ‘New Comfort Zone’ 2019, animation, 3:44 min
– Nadezhda Oleg-Lyahova ‘A Made-up Story’ 2014-2015, video, 13:17 min
– Kalin Serapionov ‘A Blonde Woman in a Red Dress and Bright Lipstick is Talking on the Phone and Smoking a Cigarette’ 2016, video, 5:59 min
– Kamen Stoyanov ‘Havalimani – New Istanbul Dream’ 2017, docufiction, 26:52 min
– Samuil Stoyanov ’10 min National Museum of Natural History’ 2013, video, 10:20 min
– Krassimir Terziev ‘[…] Suspended’ 2020, experimental film, 8:38 min
– Dimitar Shopov ‘Plovdiv Life Vest’ 2017, film forecast, 6:57 min
‘Moving Images Bulgaria-Gemany’ is a project by Goethe-Institut Bulgaria, that includes various online and offline initiatives, starting in November 2020. The online program, realised in partnership with Blinkvideo, will consist of two curated programmes: ‘Moving Images / Moving Bodies’, curated by Ludwig Seyfarth, and ‘Shooting Ghosts’, curated by Krassimir Terziev and Kalin Serapionov. Partners: Institute of Contemporary Art – Sofia and Blinkvideo.

 

  • Duration: Apr 8, 2021 – Apr 22, 2021 (online event)
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  • ‘AIVA’ is selected for the European Competition of Go Short – International Short Film Festival Nijmegen. 
  • Duration: March 11, 2021 – April 11, 2021 online geo-blocked for the territory of Bulgaria
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  • ‘AIVA’ is part of the Bulgarian Short Film Competition at the hybrid edition of 25. Sofia International Film Festival. 
  • Duration: Feb 05, 2021 – Feb 07, 2021
Online Screening (geo-blocked for Germany)

 

‘AIVA’ will be screened online at Hungry Eyes Festival as part of a curated short film program.

  • Duration: Jan 06, 2021 – Jan 20, 2021
Online Screening (geo-blocked for Germany)

 

‘From My Desert’ will be screened at this year Stuttgarter Filmwinter – Festival For Expanded Media as part of the program ‘Emerging Artists’ Vol 5, curated by Sarah Adam, Anne Gaschütz, Carsten Aschmann, Tobias Hering and Anne Turek. Organized by AG Kurzfilm – German Short Film Association in collaboration with German Films. 

 


‘From My Desert’ is part of the official selection of this year KFFK/Short Film Festival Cologne, Nr. 14 in Germany. 


‘AIVA’  is part of the official selection of this year hybrid version of the 63rd International Leipzig Festival For Documentary And Animated Film (26/10-01/11/2020) in Germany and will celebrate World premiere. 

 

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‘From My Desert’  is part of the official selection of this year 25FPS International Experimental Film and Video Festival (24-27/09/2020) in Zagreb. 

CRITICS’ JURY AWARD for ‘From My Desert’

 

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‘From My Desert’ is part of the official selection of this year LINOLEUM Contemporary Animation And Media Art Festival in Ukraine.