RECENT & UPCOMING EVENTS
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PROGRAM A, WILDDOGS INTERNATIONAL SCREENDANCE FESTIVAL
OCTOBER 24, 2020
Hosted by The ARTS at Marks Garage. WILDDOGS' Program A, which includes my film "Temple Island" will be presented live in Honolulu, HI. (Seating capacity is limited, as this is a masked and socially distanced event)
THE 2020 EMMA GOLDMAN ANARCHIST FILM FESTIVAL
SEPTEMBER 25-OCTOBER 5, 2020
My film Golpes, is being shown for free access at this festival. Check the link below.
Voices from the America[S]
Featuring 24 films from Brazil, Chile, Peru, Jamaica, Canada and United States, the festival showcases the work of emerging and established independent filmmakers from multiple backgrounds, while challenging conventional narratives through either cinematic approaches, subject matter or both.
The 2020 edition includes short, medium and feature length documentary, experimental, personal-political, narrative and performance films on themes such as indigenous narratives, direct action, the rise of fascism in Brazil, defund the police movements, enlightened life cycles, life in quarantine and essential workers’ struggles.
WILDDOGS SCREENDANCE FESTIVAL
SEPTEMBER 12-13, 2020
My new film Temple Island is in the official selection of the WilDogs Screendance Festival organized by the W&M Dance project in Caligary, Canada. You can check the W&M Dance project website here and the program of the festival here.
THE PEOPLE'S REVOLT AT MAYSLES DOCUMENTARY CENTER
SEPTEMBER 1-15, 2020
We are back in NYC! The series “LA REVOLUCIÓN DEL PUEBLO”: MUESTRA DE NUEVO CINE EXPERIMENTAL CHILENX will be streaming on the virtual cinema Sept. 1-15. Tickets are available on a sliding scale with a suggested donation of $12.
Filmmaker discussions with curator Anto Astudillo will be recorded and on view for the duration of the series.
DOCMONTEVIDEO - LAB
JULY 31, 2020
El Laboratorio de Creación y Activismo es un programa dirigido a realizadores experimentales , camarógrafos y poetas audiovisuales. Consiste en una master class que se realizará a través de plataforma Webbinar y una segunda sesión que se llevará a cabo a través de reunión zoom con un cupo de hasta 35 participantes.
JULY 30, 2020
Dialogue between Anto Astudillo and Marta Andreu. "For some time now, from DocMontevideo we wanted to open a line of exploration of new forms crossed by the documentary gesture. We are happy to start doing it with the work of Anto Astudillo. In dialogue with Anto we will investigate hybridism, materiality, camera as a body, the intimate and the idea of community, the performative, the fragment, the cinema as belonging, as an experience, the political, the spaces of search and resistance, the possibility of reinvention ... All this to push the limits of a creation conjugated in the present. You are all invited! "
THE PEOPLE'S REVOLT AT AMHERST CINEMA
JULY 1-9, 2020
THE PEOPLE'S REVOLT: A SHOWCASE OF NEW CHILEAN EXPERIMENTAL CINEMA is back! We will be showing for several days at the virtual theater of Amherst Cinema. Link below.
On Tuesday, July 7 at 6:30pm EDT, join us for a Facebook Live/Zoom Q&A with curator Anto Astudillo, Amherst Cinema's George Myers, and filmmakers from THE PEOPLE'S REVOLT.
LOS INGRAVIDOS + ANTO ASTUDILLO
MAY 30-JUNE 30, 2020
"The camera, the lens, the window of the film is present and made evident through its edges in each of the pieces in this program. The register as a document, without color correction. These apparently aesthetic decisions are also intuitive, they remind us of the act of observing individually but also of belonging to the context of the work as a collective presence. Have you ever stopped to physically recognize your point of view? Both in saturated, overcrowded public spaces, and also in the private spaces dedicated to spirituality, introspection, and reflection it is possible to identify ourselves. This is how Los Ingrávidos establish a unique relationship between the spectators and the moving images they create. Moving images that are faithfully presented following the collective’s mission of 'dismantling the corporatized audiovisual grammar'. "
These are the first words Anto Astudillo uses to establish a conversation with Los Ingrávidos. A conversation that vacillates between the written and the audiovisual, the self and the collective, and between dissonance and reality. Corrient.es, a new online site for Latin American film, is elated to be able to present six films by Colectivo Los Ingrávidos in conversation with filmmaker and programmer Anto Astudillo. The films will become available throughout the month of June.
OTHER CINEMA SERIES: PSYCHO-GEO4
MAY 2, 2020
@ATA Gallery, 992 Valencia, San Franciscon.
Comes now an extensive overview of global rumblings, as seen by the stars of contemporary non-fiction! Curated by Craig Baldwin
Films by CHIP LORD + MATT McCORMICK + BEN RIVERS + CHARLES FAIRBANKS + U5 + Charles Fairbanks + Merve Çaşkurlu + Anto Astudillo
Showtime 8:30pm, admission* $9.
PROGRAM ON TOUR “THE PEOPLE’S REVOLT”: A SHOWCASE OF NEW CHILEAN EXPERIMENTAL CINEMA
MARCH 2, 2020
(“LA REVOLUCIÓN DEL PUEBLO”: MUESTRA DE NUEVO CINE EXPERIMENTAL CHILENX)
After the success at Anthology Film Archives, The People's Revolt/La Revolución del Pueblo has been invited to different venues in the North East.
This program – organized on the occasion of the current social uprising in Chile – presents a diverse selection of new experimental work made by Chilean filmmakers living in Chile and abroad.
Guest-curated by Anto Astudillo
Monday, March 2 from 12-12:50 pm
and 1-1:50 pm in Sykes Theatre
“THE PEOPLE’S REVOLT”: A SHOWCASE OF NEW CHILEAN EXPERIMENTAL CINEMA
JANUARY 23, 2020
(“LA REVOLUCIÓN DEL PUEBLO”: MUESTRA DE NUEVO CINE EXPERIMENTAL CHILENX)
New experimental cinema in Chile exposes and criticizes the abuse of power coming from governmental authorities, the police, and the military by borrowing elements of journalistic photography and Chile’s unique documentary culture. However, this time nothing can stop the proliferation of new film and video work in a vertiginous media revolution.
This program – organized on the occasion of the current social uprising in Chile – presents a diverse selection of new experimental work made by Chilean filmmakers living in Chile and abroad. Many of the works included here have never been screened theatrically before.
Guest-curated by Anto Astudillo
NEVER KNOWS BETTER: LIBERATE
JANUARY 17, 2020
Visuals for techno event "Liberate"
We Rave Not Just For Ourselves / We Fight For a Better Future
LIBERATE HONG KONG / LIBERATE CHILE
! ! ! REVOLUTION OF OUR TIMES ! ! !
All Proceeds Directly go to Support the Resistance Movements
Happening Right Now in Chile and Hong Kong
OTHER CINEMA SERIES: AVANT-TO-LIVE!
DECEMBER 21, 2019
New Experimental Work Screening: A sensational season-ender that honors radical expression and innovative film form, the program tonight promises a veritable tsunami of cinema initiatives! Curated by Craig Baldwin
FORT POINT THEATER CHANNEL'S "SENSES"
OCTOBER 19, 2019
Program curated by AgX members as part of the Fort Point Arts Community's 40th annual Open Studios event.
TROCHEE TROCHEE PRESENT: EVENING OF EXPERIMENTAL FILM PROJECTION
OCTOBER 18, 2019
As a celebration of finishing our first color sound print entirely on 16mm film, Trochee Trochee has invited an entirely visual program of filmmaker friends and collaborators to help us present "The Nightfall Films" via celluloid projection. In tribute to small gauge cinema, the evening features a mix of digital and film projection by local experimental filmmakers who all to some degree shoot and finish on 16mm film format.
VISIBLE / INVISIBLE - AGX BOSTON FILM COLLECTIVE
Crater-Lab presents a program of 16mm films created in the AGX laboratory (Boston Film Collective), curated by Ernesto Livon-Grosman and Susan DeLeo. A program that will tour Europe, programmed by other laboratories of the Filmlabs network, until arriving in Barcelona to be screened in a single session at the Zumzeig CineCooperativa. A special occasion where we will have Livon-Grosman who will be present for the colloquium.
HOT BITS FILM AND PERFORMANCE FESTIVAL
MAY 24, 2019
My film/performance "ExO" has been selected as part of the Hot Bits Queer XXX Film Fest. At Oberon Theater in Boston, MA.
POETRY AS LIGHT AND SHADOW
APRIL 21, 2019
I was invited to curate a program, which became a selection of 9 films by female and non-binary filmmakers living and working in Boston. At The Root Cellar Gallery in Greenfield, MA.
RPM FILM FESTIVAL
FEBRUARY 2, 2019
Screening of the short film 'Almargen' during the first year of the RPM Film Festival, the first film festival in Boston dedicated to experimental cinema. The screening is part of the AgX Film Collective special program. Saturday Feb 2, 9pm.
COLECTIVO CEIS 8
JANUARY 8, 2019
El colectivo de cine experimental chileno, Ceis 8, presenta trabajos de miembros del colectivo AgX en formato fílmico.
THANK THE OUTLAWS
NOVEMBER 29, 2018
Guest filmmaker at 3577 Studios in Pittsburgh, PA. A night of music and films.
MASSART FILM SERIES
NOVEMBER 20, 2018
I'll be showing some of my work for this new series at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Address: 621 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115
@ MILLS GALLERY BCA
JULY 28 - OCT 14, 2018
In Resistant Currents, the cruelties of language and symbols are exposed as tools of domination, employed in the physical control of borders and used to coerce assimilation into dominant social group.
Navigation by moonlight, the etiquette of assimilation, national migration policies, deportation, ICE detention, puns, logos, protest banners, a Queer SWANA electronic zine, and a Dominican barber shop in Somerville are the subjects of works by seven artists resisting various forms of migration restriction.
Artists: Daniel Assayag, Anto Astudillo, Layle Omeran, Joe Joe Orangias, Kameelah Janan Rasheed, Joanna Tam, Yu-Wen Wu
ENCUENTRO DE LABORATORIOS INDEPENDIENTES DE CINE ANALÓGICO
SEPTIEMBRE 5-9, 2018
Muestra de cine experimental curado por AgX Screenings en "Hazlo tu Mismo: Encuentro de Laboratorios Independientes de Cine Analógico" organizado por LaboratorioExperimental de Cine en Mexico. El programa incluye mi nuevo trabajo "Al Margen"
OPEN EYE SERIES: FILMS BY ANTO ASTUDILLO AND CAMILO RESTREPO
MARCH 31, 2018
Experimental Narrative Films by Anto Astudillo and Camilo Restrepo:
La Impresión de una Guerra, Camilo Restrepo, 26 min, 2015
LA BOUCHE, Camilo Restrepo, 19 mins, 2017
Beneath the Light, Anto Astudillo, 34 mins, 2017
The Open Eye Screening Series places films by locally based artists in conversation with filmmakers working abroad whose interests or methods could be seen as sharing a common thread.
Looky Here: 28 Chapman St, Greenfield, Massachusetts 01301
26TH ARTIFACT SMALL FORMAT FILM FESTIVAL
MARCH 10, 2018
The Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers presents the 26th Annual Artifact Small Format Film Festival(formerly the $100 Film Festival), happening March 8 - 10 at Theatre Junction GRAND.
Artifact is the longest-running film festival in Calgary, and one of the only ones in the world to exclusively screen Super 8 and 16mm films.
2018 SPE MEDIA FESTIVAL
MARCH 1, 2018
The Society for Photographic Education (SPE) has featured a film and video festival of innovative and provocative short documentaries, animation and fiction as part of the Annual Conference since 1995. The festival began as the SPE Women's Film and Video Festival and evolved into a festival featuring work that speaks to issues of concern to the organization’s three caucuses: the Women’s Caucus, Multicultural Caucus and the LGBTQ Caucus. My film Te quiero tanto was part of the Multicultural Media Festival official selection.
ECHO PARK FILM CENTER
FEBRUARY 22, 2018
With a growing membership of over fifty artists, the films in this program represent only a small sampling of works created by AgX, and thus they do not encapsulate the breadth of interests and approaches of our ever-expanding group. They do, however, reflect a shared spirit of experimentation and openness to form.
SOUTH TEXAS UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL
JANUARY 26, 2018
South Texas Underground Film Festival(STUFF), is organized by artists of different mediums for artists of different mediums. (South Texas Underground Film(STUF)(Texas Non-Profit) and Texas Association of Chicanos in Higher Education (TACHE) / Del Mar College (DMC) Chapter(501c3).
ARICA NATIVA FESTIVAL OF RURAL AND INDIGENOUS CINEMA
NOVEMBER 11, 2017
The Arica Nativa Festival of Rural and Indigenous Cinema aims to promote films made by and for native population in the world. The festival takes place in the northern city of Arica in Chile. My film Te quiro tanto is selected for the program "Other Narratives"
MONTREAL UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL
MAY 20, 2017
Docs II: Experimental Portraits | Portraits Expérimentaux
6029a ave. du Parc (corner Van Horne)
Programmer : Kristopher Woofter
Our second documentary program is an eclectic collection of experiments in moving image portraiture.
MUFF celebrates low-budget filmmaking and promotes those who challenge the constraints and conventions of mainstream Hollywood. Co-founded by Karina Mariano and Zoë Brown, MUFF has morphed into a collective of independent filmmakers, writers, teachers and cinephiles committed to seeking out edgy films bristling with a sense of creative freedom, energy and experimentation.