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“A FIDAI FILM” AT ATELIER 105 RESIDENCY
December 2022
︎︎︎Light Cone – Distribution, Exhibition and Conservation of Experimental Film, Paris

The participation of A Fidai Film has been announced as one of the selected projects for the second session of 2022 of the Atelier 105 Lauréats residency program.

︎︎︎https://lightcone.org/en/news-768-laureats-de-la-deuxieme-session-2022?fbclid=IwAR1-kn-MjKl84kInduBBcPk-aqk5qcx2C-P0XXzymRVdAmohv_VfO2oFzKw&fs=e&s=cl



“THE ROOF” FILM SCREENING
November 16th 2022


︎︎︎LEFFEST’22 - Lisbon & Sintra Film Festival

The filmmaker shares everyday life with his parents and sisters in Ramle where he was born and where his father’s family comes from.

We learn the daily history together with the history of the Palestinians from Jaffa from the grandmothers’ memories about 1948. The film’s beginning and its end are framed by dialogues with another Palestinian friend with an Israeli passport - a young lady working in Jerusalem who wants to become a judge.

︎︎︎https://www.leffest.com/en/films/the-roof?fbclid=IwAR2-SpFHzfieaOieHRYzd7gQ3xvwbY5kLXVxFNhr91_VQPFTWBVhn55YOuU


“PARADISO, XXXI, 108” FILM SCREENING
November 26th 2022


︎︎︎FilmMakerFest Milan

︎︎︎https://www.filmmakerfest.com/FilmFestival/2344?fbclid=IwAR2Q7S0uyqxu87cA61Pvxc5fqtuJ-XeDsLGsoF6cS0SWJKS4oipn5Cm4iQs







FUTURESPECTIVES
︎︎︎Locarno Film Festival Podcast

Palestinian artist, film director, and producer Kamal Aljafari talks about his film "An Unusual Summer" created with footage from his father's surveillance camera, which, by trying to solve a mystery, captured the fascinating life of the community.

︎︎︎https://www.locarnofestival.ch/LFF/media/futurespectives-locarno-film-festival-podcast.html?fbclid=IwAR0YshZ2Rf6pQNtdCDO3Xqr3HI1ifyz0Cz58FbNW_RALwS6rL5a0ejbdA10










PAST

“PARADISO, XXXI, 108” FILM SCREENING
September 27th to October 02nd 2022
︎︎︎BIEFF – Bucharest International Experimental Film Festival

Culled from Israeli military propaganda materials from the ‘60s and ‘70s, Paradiso, XXXI, 108 regards (with irony) towards a “cinematic self-portrait of men playing war”, to quote its author. Kamal Aljafari works here with a network of intertextual quotations – Sebald, Borges, Alighieri, themselves also “found” by the author – to create a conceptual counterpoint to the (fictional – what we see are exercises) images on the screen: “was then Your image like the image I see now?” (Dante). Like in Unusual Summer (2020), the filmmaker uses extradiegetic sound as a means of fictionalization (Silent Night, Handel’s Sarabande), proving his position as one of the most important found footage filmmakers of the moment.
︎︎︎Flavia Dima

︎︎︎https://bieff.ro/en/film/paradiso-xxxi-108-2/



“PARADISO, XXXI, 108” FILM SCREENING
September 30th to October 09th 2022
︎︎︎Black Canvas – Festival De Cine Contemporaneo, Mexico City

Paradiso, XXXI, 108 has been selected for the Beyond the Canvas Competition during the 6th edition of Black Canvas Contemporary Film Festival, taking place in Mexico City.

︎︎︎https://blackcanvasfcc.com/EN/film/65






“A FIDAI FILM” AT FINAL CUT
September 03rd to 04th 2022
︎︎︎79th Biennale Cinema, Venice

A Fidai Film has been selected for Final Cut that will be taking place at the 79th Venice Film Festival.

︎︎︎www.labiennale.org/en/news/final-cut-venice-8-work-progress-films-have-been-selec





















“PARADISO, XXXI, 108” FILM SCREENING
September 16th 2022
︎︎︎CIFF – Camden International Film Festival, Points North Institute (USA)

Paradiso, XXXI, 108 will be screened, also with live Q&A, during Camden International Film Festival, taking place at the Points North Institute.

︎︎︎https://pointsnorthinstitute.org/films/paradiso-xxxi-108/?parent=/films/film_types=%5B%22Short%22%5D&shorts_blocks=%5B%22Protest%20Rhythms%20%22%5D



24 HOURS TALK
August 2022
︎︎︎75 Locarno Film Festival, Switzerland

A 24h long continuous conversation about possible futures of attention at the Locarno Film Festival. 3 hosts and 24 invited experts speculate about emerging forms of attention for the duration of a day. In collaboration with Locarno Film Festival’s Basecamp and USI-Università della Svizzera italiana, post-doc at USI Locarno Film Festival Chair.


︎︎︎https://www.locarnofestival.ch/LFF/locarno75/locarno-extra/A-24h-long-talk-on-the-Future-of-Attention.html

“PARADISO, XXXI, 108” WORLD PREMIERE
August 9th to 11th 2022
︎︎︎75 Locarno Film Festival, Switzerland

The short film Paradiso, XXXI, 108 will be premiered at Pardi di Domani: Concorso Corti d’Autore and is eligible as “Locarno Short Film Candidate” for the European Film Awards.

You may find all the screening dates and details at the link below.

︎︎︎www.locarnofestival.ch/LFF/locarno75/program-75/ParadisoXXXI108



JURY AT PRINCÌPÎ AWARD
July 22nd to 30th 2022
︎︎︎Lago Film Fest, Revine Lago

Kamal Aljafari has been selected to be part of the jury for the Princìpî Award during the festival, alongside with Joana De Sousa and Kiro Russo.

+ TALK “Filming the Absent/Present” in dialogue with Alessandro del Re at BAREFOOT INDUSTRY DAYS

︎︎︎www.lagofest.org/portfolio_page/giuria-principi-award-lff2022/


RETROSPECTIVE “INDI-VISUAL 4–7” AND JURY
July 14th to 21st 2022
︎︎︎EXiS Experimental Film Festival, Seoul, Korea

Retrospective as part of the Indi-Visual 4–7 and jury during EXiS festival and screening of An Unusual Summer, It’s A Long Way From Amphioxus, Recollection, Port of Memory and The Roof.

︎︎︎https://ex-is.org/indivisual


WORKSHOP “THE NIGHT WORKSHOP”
May 30th to June 17th 2022
︎︎︎HEAD Cinéma Genève

Grand Atelier in Berlin with the students of the Film Department.
Final screening at Wolf Kino. June 17th at 2pm.

︎︎︎https://headcinema.ch/




WORKSHOP “FROM THE INTERIOR”
March 28th to 30th 2022
︎︎︎CineLab-IFILNOVA, Lisbon

Workshop From the Interior at “Mediating the Real. Philosophy and Documentary film” at New University of Lisbon.

︎︎︎https://ifilnova.pt/


QUMRA PLATFORM 2022
March 18th to 23rd 2022
︎︎︎Qumra Projects, Doha Film Institute

A Space for New Voices in Cinema, Qumra Projects.
Project in Post-production, A Fidai Film.

︎︎︎https://www.dohafilminstitute.com/films/a-fidai-film

25 ENCOUNTERS
March 4th 2022
︎︎︎IFFR Rotterdam Film Festival

Anniversary programme 25 Encounters presents 25 films selected by 25 pairs of cinephiles and filmmakers invited to discuss cinema, film festivals and art in its broadest form.

Stray Dogs by Tsai Ming-liang – Available in the Benelux
Selected by Rutger Wolfson and Kamal Aljafari.

︎︎︎https://iffr.com/en/blog/25-encounters

FILM SCREENING “RECOLLECTION”
March 2nd 2022
︎︎︎Rialécticas Film Festival, Guayaquil, Ecuador

This festival will open with a program of two sessions dedicated to ruined territories, articulated by the emanation of memories and ghosts through a radical use of the archive, presenting the film Recollection by Kamal Aljafari.

︎︎︎https://rialecticas.weebly.com

WORKSHOP “WAYS OF SEEING”
February 21th to 25th 2022
︎︎︎HEAD Genève – Haute école d’art et design

The workshop Ways of seeing is organized in collaboration with HEAD Cinéma Genève, and will be happening during “Semaine de tous les possibles”.

︎︎︎https://headcinema.ch/


MASTERCLASS
November 27th 2021, at 11:00 am
︎︎︎Spoutnik Cinema, Genève

This masterclass is organized in collaboration with HEAD Cinéma Genève and will be hosted in English by the Swiss director and director of HEAD Cinéma, Nicolas Wadimoff.

︎︎︎https://headcinema.ch/
︎︎︎https://palestine-fce.ch/films-evenements/masterclass-avec-kamal-aljafari/


FILM SCREENING “AN UNUSUAL SUMMER”
October 28th 2021
︎︎︎DOC, Buenos Aires

Movie screening of An Unusual summer during DOC Buenos Aires movie festival.

︎︎︎https://docbsas.com.ar/films/an-unusual-summer/

FOCUS ON KAMAL ALJAFARI
October 06th to 14th 2021
︎︎︎Olhar de Cinema, Brazil

This year’s Focus Section shines the spotlight on the work of Palestinian filmmaker Kamal Aljafari, whose latest feature film, An Unusual Summer (2020, 80′), makes its Brazilian debut at the 10th Olhar de Cinema after being shown at several renowned film festivals around the world.

︎︎︎www.olhardecinema.com.br/mostra-foco-kamal-aljafari/︎︎︎www.youtube.com/olhardecinema

ARTICLE “LAR ALÉM DO MAR”
October 15th 2021
︎︎︎Ensaio Critico

Article on Kamal Aljafari work, written in occasion of the 10th Olhar de Cinema, whose Focus Section highlighted his work.

︎︎︎www.ensaiocritico.com/post/kamal-aljafari-revisitando

ARTICLE “ELEGER A DISTÂNCIA PERFEITA”
October 13th 2021
︎︎︎Revista Cinética

Article on Kamal Aljafari’s An Unusual Summer, written in occasion of the 10th Olhar de Cinema.

︎︎︎http://revistacinetica.com.br/nova/juliana-um-verao-incomum-2021/



FILM SCREENING “AN UNUSUAL SUMMER”
September 30th 2021
︎︎︎Dom Radio, St. Petersburg

Russian premiere of “An Unusual Summer”, opening the new season of the film laboratory at Dom Radio, St. Petersburg.

︎︎︎https://musicaeterna.org/visit/event/unusual-summer-kamal-aljafari/

ONLINE TALK AND FILM SCREENING
September 14th 2021
︎︎︎Massachusetts College of Art and Design

The department of Film and Video at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design welcomes Kamal Aljafari to the MassArt Ciné Culture Screening series with a online screening of selected works, followed by a discussion and Q&A with Kamal Aljafari live on Zoom.

︎︎︎https://filmvideo.massart.edu/
︎︎︎https://blogs.massart.edu/macc/
︎︎︎www.eventbrite.com/e/massart-cine-culture-kamal-aljafari-tickets-170334800975

ONLINE FILM SCREENING “PORT OF MEMORY”
September 1st to 30th 2021
︎︎︎e-flux Video & Film

Join e-flux Video & Film for an online screening of Kamal Aljafari's Port of Memory (2010), streaming from Wednesday, September 1 through Thursday, September 30, 2021. The film is presented as part of the monthly series Staff picks.

︎︎︎www.e-flux.com/video/415040/port-of-memory/
︎︎︎www.e-flux.com/video/


EXHIBITION “HOW TO FIND MEANING IN DEAD TIME”
August 27th to September 12th 2021
︎︎︎SAVVY Contemporary, Berlin

The film An Unusual Summer is included in the exhibition How to find meaning in dead time reflects on some of the key issues surrounding the archive – its agency, inert and active modes of resistance, as well as its transformative potential in expanding personal and collective histories beyond the dominant conventions of constraint and erasure.

︎︎︎https://savvy-contemporary.com/en/projects/2021/how-to-find-meaning-in-dead-time/

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