Essay Film Festival Programme 2022

Cinenova: The Work We Share – Programme 1

Saturday 19 March, 4:00 pm, ICA
Three works exploring questions around black women’s identity and subjectivity.

Cinenova: The Work We Share – Programme 2

Saturday 19 March, 6:30 pm, ICA
Three works which responds to themes relating to the notion of the body.

Cinenova: The Work We Share – Programme 3

Sunday 20 March 2022, 2:30 pm, ICA
Two works made by the Sistren Theatre Collective and Sheffield Film Co-op, film collectives that both promote awareness of women’s rights at work and bodily autonomy.

Cinenova: The Work We Share – Programme 4

Sunday 20 March, 4:30 pm, ICA
Two short documentaries dealing with working class women’s experiences in Italy and the UK during the 1970s.

Memories of Rural Resistance: María Rojas Arias & Andrés Jurado + Q&A

Tuesday 22 March, 6:30 pm, ICA
This programme brings together works by María Rojas Arias and Andrés Jurado, founding members of creative laboratory La Vulcanizadora. 

From the Planet of the Humans + Q&A

Wednesday 23 March, 8:45 pm, ICA
Giovanni Cioni’s essay film about man’s attempt to cope with death, told as a fantastic tale from a fragile planet.

The Cinema of Paige Taul: The Boundaries of Identity  + Q&A

Films available from Thursday 23 March – Tuesday 29 March
An overview of Paige Taul’s experimental cinema which seeks to explore her recurring interest in cultural and personal memory.

Legacy + Q&A

Saturday 26 March, 7:00 pm, ONLINE
A cinematic memorial to the Serbian victims of genocide in the Independent State of Croatia (1941-1945), directed by celebrated filmmaker Ivan Jović.

Roots + Q&A

Monday 28 March, 7:00 pm, ONLINE
Tea Lukač’s lyrical documentary Roots is an emotionally rich portrait of the people of her hometown, Dvor in Banija, central Croatia.

The Tramp’s New World + Q&A

Wednesday 30 March, 6:20 pm, Bertha Doc House
Zoe Beloff’s latest film is a meditation on, and a visualisation of, the scenario that James Agee wrote in 1948 for his lifelong hero, Charlie Chaplin.

Blind Spot (Die Reise nach Lyon / Le voyage à Lyon) + Q&A

Friday 8 April, 6:15 pm, ICA
The recent restoration of Claudia von Alemann’s 1981 feature-length film Blind Spot (Die Reise nach Lyon / Le voyage à Lyon), is a remarkable experiment in feminist historiography.

The Next Century Will Be Ours & Bright Nights + Q&A

Saturday 9 April, 2:00 pm, Goethe Institute
Two films that have a close relation to Blind Spot and explore the history and writings the early feminist movement in nineteenth-century Germany and later, feminist filmmaking.

Rosine Mbakam Programme One

Tuesday 19 April, 6:15 pm, ICA
In the first screening of our Rosine Mbakam programme, we present Prism, collaborative essay film exploring the legacy of racism inherent in photographic technology.

Rosine Mbakam Programme Two

Wednesday 20 April, 6:30 pm, Birkbeck Cinema
Mbakam’s debut feature Two Faces of A Bamiléké Woman see’s the filmmaker travel to Cameroon, documenting a reunification with her mother.

Rosine Mbakam Programme Three

Thursday 21 April, 6:30 pm, Birkbeck Cinema
Chez Jolie Coiffure Mbakam’s observational portrait captures Sabine, a Cameroonian hairdresser, as she awiats a decision on her asylum application.

Rosine Mbakam Programme Four

Saturday 23 April, 2:45 pm, ICA
Mbakam’s third feature is an intimate portrait of Delphine, a young Cameroonian woman now living in Belgium.