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Kumu Art Film Festival 2018

Kumu Art Film Festival 2018

Time: 31.10.18–04.11.18  18:00–20:00
Location: Kumu auditorium

The Kumu Art Film Festival (KuFF) is the first and only cultural event in Estonia to focus on the relationship between film and the visual arts. During the four days of KuFF, documentary, staged and experimental art and artist films will be screened in the Kumu auditorium. The film-makers are all connected with the visual arts in one way or another, and they reveal this relationship in their films. This means focusing on the pictorial language of film and its dislocation, documenting the internal life of the art world, combining film and video art strategies and much more.

The Kumu Art Film Festival KuFF is being held for the third year in a row and forms a part of the Kumu Art Museum’s research and exhibition project focussing on the 1990s. Other events in the project besides KuFF are the exhibition “The X-Files [Registry of the Nineties]” (02.11.2018–14.04.2019, curators Eha Komissarov and Anders Härm) in the contemporary art gallery of Kumu, and

the conference “Lost and Found Spaces: Displacements in Eastern European Art and Society in the 1990s” (01.–03.11.2018) in the Kumu auditorium. The aim of KuFF is, among other things, to examine the limits and possible definitions of the art film, as well as the relations between film and visual art. The programme of the third KuFF is centred around the new aspects in these relations introduced in the 1990s. As a part of its dialogue with the exhibition “The X Files”, KuFF is presenting Estonian, Latvian and Lithuanian video art from that period.

One of the subtopics of the film festival is the comparison of 1990s film and video art from Estonia and Europe with the developments in North America. The theme of the KuFF workshop this year is PXL2000, the “Pixelvision” camera, which is relatively unknown in Europe but acquired an iconic status in North America.

All screenings are free of charge.
All films are in the original language and/or have English subtitles.
All screenings will take place in the auditorium of the Kumu Art Museum.

Wednesday, 31.10

18.00 Preparatory programme. Kumu Documentary. Jaar, El Lamento de las Imágenes

Pixelvision workshop

Thursday, 01.11

17.30 Marble Ass

Friday, 02.11

18.00  A Selection of Latvian Video Art from the 1990s
20.00 Nadja

Saturday, 03.11

18.00  A Selection of Estonian Video Art from the 1990s
20.00 (Untitled)

Sunday, 04.11

14.00 Poor Folk. Kabakovs
16.00 A Selection of Lithuanian Video Art from the 1990s
18.00 Short films by Pixelvision pioneers
             KuFF workshop results
20.00 Orlando

Festival team:
Mare Pedanik, Kati Ilves, Anu Allas, Piibe Kolka, Eha Komissarov, Triin Tulgiste, Aleksandra Koel
Graphic design: Stuudio Stuudio

Many thanks to our supporters and partners:
Center for Contemporary Arts Estonia
Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art
National Gallery of Art, Vilnius
Tartu Art Museum
Kumu Documentary
Asymmetrical Productions
Adventure Pictures Ltd
Parker Film Company
Errante Producciones
Video Data Bank
Participating artists


Additional information:
Mare Pedanik
+372 602 6022