Dozentin: Paul Prendergast
23./24.März 2013, jeweils 10-18 Uhr
Teilnahmebeitrag: 100 € (120 € Soli, 80 € ermäßigt)

Avant Garde Film

am 23.03.2013 um 10.00 Uhr

Anmeldung: kristinmudra(at)


A two day workshop as an introduction to, historical analysis of and detailed exploration of Avant Garde Film Production, focusing on the films, filmmakers and film movements that have defined Avant Garde film production over the last century and continue to define the movement today.

A particular emphasis will be placed on Avant Garde film as a subversive art and its articulation as an anti establishment filmmaking process.

The workshop will not be conducted in a chronologically linear fashion but will instead focus in on and make thematic connections between particular critical sub genres of the Avant Garde film movement.


Some of the workshops aims include:

Introducing participants to a detailed overview of Avant Garde Film production; its concepts, aesthetics, techniques and ideologies.

Exposing the participants to rarely seen avant garde films.

To demonstrate the making of 16mm hand made films using unexposed film,leader film and found footage film material. Each student will receive some 16mm found footage film to experiment with over the workshop and then the results of their experimentation will be played back on a 16mm projector at the end of the workshop.

Some of the Avant Garde sub genres to be discussed will be:
Futurist Cinema Manifesto/ The Revolutionary Russian Avant Gardists/ Surrealist Cinema
European Avant Garde Filmmakers of the 1920s and 1930s/ Experimental Animation
Experimental Documentary Forms /The US avant gardes of the 1950s and 1960s
Metaphoric Cinema/ The European Avant Gardes of the 1960s and 1970s
Underground Film /Found Footage and Collage filmmakers
Expanded Cinema /Structural Film /The Cinema of Transgression
Avant Garde in the 21st century – where are we now? – The digital revolution

Paul Prendergast is an experimental filmmaker and a lecturer of film and video production. He has worked successfully in diverse strands of the film and video production field including independent experimental, artist films, music video production. commercial videography, documentary and live theatre. He has taught in universities and educational institutions in both Ireland and Germany. His theoretical fields of expertise includes Avant Garde Cinema and Documentary film. He also organizes workshops on the practice of creative film and video editing and motion graphic design. Paul divides his time between Ireland and Berlin and is a member of the Berlin based music, art and film organizations Salon Bruit and Labor Berlin.