Back to the Future Festival SPECTRAL Day 2

Festival - Sun 1 October 2023
WORM Rotterdam
WORM Central Station
Start → 13:30
End → 19:00

Back to the Future #3 is a 2-day festival that is all about analogue moving images and optical sound; a celebration of the ‘real’ film medium with an international programme of audio-visual performances, films, lectures, installations and radio programmes.

This year we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 16mm (celluloid) film format. In 1923 Eastman Kodak launched the 16mm as a cheaper alternative to the industrial 35mm format, and, in the following decades, it was taken up as the film format of choice for experimental artistic film.

Within our Back to the Future festival, we want to share the rich history of 16mm as an experimental artistic (DIY) medium. With this medium, artists and filmmakers worldwide have written an inspiring parallel film history that continues nowadays. Also the (mostly) young makers at the Filmwerkplaats find the tactility, creative possibilities and beauty of 16mm film a relief from the current digital age, following the path of its avant-garde tradition, usually referred to as ‘experimental film’ for lack of a better name. In fact, ‘real’ film has never been lost.

The third edition of Back to the Future festival will take place during the weekend of September 29-30 / 1 October with an international programme of audio-visual performances, films, lectures, radio podcasts and installations.

Programme – DAY TWO
Film Programme #3 feature:
Premiere Filmwerkplaats Pitch project film, Daphne Rosenthal, NL, 5’, 16mm, silent
Voluptuous sleep, Betzy Bromberg, US, 2011, 95’, 16mm, sound
New Land, Noud Heerkens 8’, 16mm
Pale gold, Noud Heerkens (NL) 12’, 3x16mm
Film Programme #6 shorts:
Filme Porte-Malheur: Le Pain, Gérémy Lelièvre, FR, 4’, 2022, 16mm, sound
Oxygen, Karel Doing, UK, 2023, 6’ ,16mm, sound
not (a)part, Vicky Smith, UK, 2019, 5’, 16mm, sound
Sound of a million insects, light of a thousand stars, Tomonari Nishikawa, US/JP, 2014, 2’, 35mm, sound
La Noirceur souterraine des racines, Charles-André Coderre, CA, 2022, 10’, 3x16mm, sound
Heliotropy, Alexandra Moralesova/Georgy Bagdasarov, CZ, 2023, 5’, 16mm, sound
Where is the Desert When Your Land is Made of Water?, Risk Hazekamp, NL, 2020, 2’, 35mm slides, silent
Boiling the piss, Michaela Davidova, NL, 2023, 4’, 16mm, silent
SPECTRAL Performance:
A Badly-made Figure in an Obscure Fishing Village (for SPECTRAL Open call Residency), Jim Lumbera and Joey Singh (PH)
Archeoscope, Jan Kulka (CZ)
Lunch time Radio WORM filmmaker interviews & optical film soundtracks
Late night Radio WORM / goodnight ASMR with the 16mm film apparatus

Cineville valid but **ONLY ** at the door!

Find Timetable and full overview HERE