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Syndicate: Digitale 99, 29th Sept - 2nd October 99/Cologne/Germany

please find enclosed Digitale 99's programme in english and german.
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Digital Autonomy
30 September - 2 October 1999
Cinemathek Cologne

This year's Digitale points out distinctive features of the new production
It seems as if small handy cameras linked to clever
dogmas and an effective promotion on the www have turned traditional
production methods upside down.
The first event of Digitale is taking place on Thursday and has a special
focus on the new possibilities offered by mobile cameras.
On Friday, Digitale explores "local changes" that start in South America,
passing down the "Road of Fraternity" towards the Balkans and ending in a
rhythmic trip around "Lucky People Center's" globe.
On Saturday, under the title "Digital/Analogue Streaming", Digitale
examines the scope of what can be created by clever changes of media and

Brunches will take place in the mornings and are dedicated to personalities
like Richard Leacock and Fernando Birri. On Saturday morning, the focus is
on the distribution methods for independent films.
The Workshops present examples and discussions on the subject "Digital
The evening Screenings open with the first performance of  y e c, an
initiative to promote the young European cinema, followed by a screening of
Richard Leacock films.
Erik Pauser and Johan Söderberg also present their "Lucky People Center
International". On Saturday, Digitale invites everyone for an evening with
Paul Morrissey.
For the final event, under the title "Kiss Me More", F.M. Einheit reacts at
ARTheater on Digitale's visuals.
Hellmuth Costard contributes an extra event which will be presented next to
the workshops, Blackhole TV by Timothée Ingen-Housz broadcasts its program
on the www and IACE present a concept on instant archaeology.

THURSDAY, 30 September

Nils Röller and Siegfried Zielinski


Direct Cinema - Mobile Cameras - A morning with Richard Leacock

Richard Leacock belongs to the direct cinema movement that shot with
mobile film cameras for example Kennedy's election campaign, the Monterey
Pop Festival and the last moment reprieve of a man sentenced to death.
The filmmaker and cameraman will give an overview of the history of the
mobile camera, starting from its use in Burma, China and Japan during
WW II, to the first performance of Prokofjev's symphonic drama in Siberia,
that was filmed with a digital camera.

13.00 h: Break

14.00 h WORKSHOP:
Actual Movements in Film - moderated by Keith Griffiths

This workshop which was organized in co-operation with Keith Griffiths,
has a special focus on the development and characteristics of the camera
itself, and the parallel progress and success of digital dogmas.
Tara Veneruso will give an overview of digital feature films that have been
produced in the U.S. and supported by the company Next Wave Films, L.A.
Even though Paul Morrissey thinks that you can only do one independent film
once in your life time, he admits that digital production methods offer a
range of
In his film "Nightfall", Fred Kelemen has used and mixed different film
techniques together. He presents actual examples and discusses them with
the audience.
Eoin Moore compares Super 16 and DV on the basis of his new production.
Hellmuth Costard presents an extra: He will record the workshops with
digital video cameras that are connected to an editing system.

14.00 h: Tara Veneruso - The Revolution in Filmmaking
15.00 h: Paul Morrissey and Christof Schlingensief - From Underground to Dogma
16.00 h: Break
16.30 h: Fred Kelemen: Nightfall's Windows
17.30 h: Eoin Moore: Comparing DV and Super 16
18.00 h: Fin

Hellmuth Costard: extra event

20.00 h SCREENING:
y e c - young european cinema - presented by Simon Field

For the first initiative of  y e c, five young European filmmakers have
realized ultra-low budget short films on mobile DV cameras. The films will be
presented for the first time at Digitale.
y e c 's objective is to produce thematically orientated editions every year.
The first edition has a special focus on the notion "identity", a term that
has always been a very sensible point of departure when selecting the
We encounter filmmakers whose biographies reflect a kind of European
nomadism. People characterized by Europe, travelling through Europe,
filmmakers whose artwork is anchored in Europe. y e c 's first edition is a
co-production between the filmmakers and Digitale and is supported by SONY
Germany. The editing is made possible by Studio Systeme Schell, Cologne.
y e c 's pilot version will present the films of the following directors:

Andrea Staka
Yaak Kilmi
Sandra Kogut
François Méthé
Züli Aladag

Founder/Artistic Director:
Züli Aladag, Hahnenstrasse 20, D-50667 Köln
Tel/Fax: +49(0)221-257 99 03

For the Academy of Media Arts:
Kerstin Bergmann, Peter-Welter-Platz 2, D-50676 Cologne
Tel: +49(0)221-201 89 232

FRIDAY, 1 October

10.00 h BRUNCH: Riding Rocinante - A morning with Fernando Birri

In Latin-America, Don Quijote's horse Rocinante is a symbol for the power
of fantasy, resistance and freedom. In his film "Che - Death of Utopia?",
Fernando Birri interviews visitors of Disneyland and of a Michael Jackson
concert as well as Oskar Negt and Christoph Schlingensief about their idea
of a ride on Rocinante today.

13.00 h: Break

14.00 h WORKSHOP:
Local Changes - presented by Stephen Kovats

In today's Yugoslavia, tanks are driving on the "Road of Fraternity and
Unity". Shortly before the Kosovo war started, Maja Weiss followed its
course with her video camera. Later, Olivera Milos Todorovic starts from
the "democratic art" of Rock'n'Roll and in her video "Schubidu", she visits
places in Belgrade where people talk about their attitude towards the
Katarina Zivanovic reports on actual production and broadcasting methods in
Belgrade. In his film "Maklabas", Aleksandar Stankovski from Skopje
presents his ideas on autonomy at the human zoo and Sergey Dvortsevoy from
Moscow shows the local changes of nomads in his film "Chastie" (Paradise).

14.00 h: Introduction by Stephen Kovats
14.15 h: Maja Weiss: The Road of Fraternity and Unity (Slovenia 1999)
15.15 h: Break
15.30 h: Olivera Milos Todorovic - Schubidu (Yugoslavia 1999)
	Katarina Zivanovic: Producing and Broadcasting in Belgrade
16.30 h: Aleksandar Stankovski: Maklabas (Macedonia 1998)
17.30 h: Sergey Dvortsevoy: 	about Bread Day (Russia 1998)
				and Chastie (Paradise)(Russia 1995)

								18.00 h: Fin

20.00 h SCREENING:
Films by Richard Leacock and the "direct cinema" movement
Introduction: Keith Griffiths

Jazz Dance (Roger Tilton,1954; cameraman together with Bob Campell)
The film has been realized on a small mobile camera which could only record
material for one minute.

Primary (1960, direct cinema, co.dir., co-phot.)
Close shots of Senator Kennedy on his election campaign in Wisconsin.

Gott sei Dank - Ein Besuch bei Helga Feddersen (1993, dir., camera)
Richard Leacock visits his friend, the German actress Helga Feddersen, a
year before her death and unexpectedly films her last will.

22.00 h: SCREENING
Film by Erik Pauser and Johan Söderberg:
Lucky People Center International (Sweden 1998)

Introduction: Kraft Wetzel

Originally, "Lucky People Center" was the name of a techno club at Gothenburg.
Now it is the title of the documentary about people and their rhythms.
The screening is followed by a midnight discussion with the directors.

SATURDAY, 2 October

10.00 h BRUNCH: Distribution

Different distribution models for independent films are presented
in a round-table discussion.
Yann Beauvais reports on LIGHT CONE and Tara Veneruso (Next Wave Films,
L.A.) on the www and ultra-low budget distribution methods.

13.00 h: Break

14.00 h WORKSHOP:
Digital/Analogue Streaming - presented by Jürgen Moritz and Jaanis Garancs

Errors and unstable systems are opportunities offered by digital
technology and are often used by experimental electronic workspaces.
With the development of streaming media formats, some media initiatives
went online, working on experimental networks using mixed media formats
of live and archive in text, image and sound. On JODI`s homepage, you can
find Mego, Farmers Manual, re-lab and Backspace figure on a map.
Autonomous spaces, collective work, experiments, self-organization and
networking as a principal idea of culture. In performances and lectures
and in co-operation with VinylVideo TM, the different labs will examine
the scope of what can be created by clever changes of media and codes
and discuss strategies for image and sound distribution.

14.00 h: Introduction by Jaanis Garancs/re-lab
14.15 h:
15.15 h: Farmers Manual
15.30 h: Break
16.15 h: VinylVideo TM Show_Best Before
17.00 h: We have us traced down by our customers/discussion
17.30 h: James Stevens: Backspace London
18.00 h: Fin

19.00 h SCREENING:
Paul Morrissey shows Trash (USA 1970)


22.30 h: Kiss Me More - F.M. Einheit and friends at ARTheater/
Ehrenfeldgürtel 127
support: DJ Anima & RRR

In co-operation with Koelner Filmhaus/Maybachstrasse 111, Digitale presents
films of the guests and retrospectives of the direct cinema / Richard
Leacock and Paul Morrissey.

03.10.	An afternoon with Fernando Birri and his friends
	14.00 h Che - Death of Utopia?(1997)
	16.00 h	El Siglo del Viento (1999)

05.10. 	21.30 h		direct cinema/Leacock I		Primary (1960)
							Jazz Dance (1954)
							Thanks God (1993)

12.10.	21.30 h		direct cinema/Leacock II	Chiefs (1969)
							The Chair (1961)

18.10.	21.30 h		Morrissey I			Trash (1979)

19.10.	21.30 h		direct cinema/Leacock III	Bernstein in Israel
							Petey and Johnny (1961)
							The Anatomy of C. Fink

25.10.	21.30 h		Morrissey II			Flesh (1968)

26.10.	21.30 h 	direct cinema/Leacock IV	1-PM (1968)

01.11.	21.30 h		Morrissey III			t.b.a.

07.10.	19.00 h 	Digitale I			Maja Weiss:
							The Road of
							and Unity
							(Slovenia 1999, 50

08.10. 18.00 h 		Digitale II			Aleksandar Stankovski:
							(Macedonia 1998)
09.10.	18.00 h		Digitale III			Sergey Dvortsevoy:
							Chastie (Paradise)

							(Russia 1993)
							Bread Day (Russia 1998)


daytime workshops:
DM 20,00/DM10,00 reduced

evening screenings:
DM 15,00/DM 10,00 reduced

festival ticket:
(valid for all workshops and screenings/events)
DM 110,00/DM 50,00 reduced

Reduced ticket rates apply to students and unemployed people.

Program subject to alterations!


Cinemathek Köln/Museum Ludwig
Bischofsgartenstrasse 1
50677 Cologne

Ehrenfeldgürtel 127
50825 Cologne

Kölner Filmhaus
Maybachstrasse 111
50670 Cologne

Further information:

Academy of Media Arts Cologne
Peter-Welter-Platz 2
D-50676 Cologne
Fax: +49 (0)221-201 89 230

Leonardo GmbH
Im Mediapark 5a
D-50670 Cologne
Tel: +49(0)221- 454 3205
Fax: +49 (0)221- 454 3209

Concept and Realization: Nils Röller and Siegfried Zielinski
co-ordination/editorial assistance: Evelyn Mund
PR/Organization: Leonardo Ltd.
www/Blackhole TV: Timothée Ingen-Housz
IACE: Francis Bittenberger and Michael Mikina
Concept/Streaming:  Jürgen Moritz
Local Changes: in co-operation with Heike Mutter
Design: Mike Fröhlich

Special Thanks to the staff of the technical department and the
administration of the Academy of Media Arts Cologne.

Digitale '99 is organized by the Academy of Media Arts Cologne commissioned
by the Staatskanzlei of Northrhine-Westfalia and in co-operation with the
City of Cologne. Responsible for concept and realization are Nils Röller
Prof. Dr. Siegfried Zielinski.
Digitale '99 is supported by SONY Germany.

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