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network for contemporary silent film



We want to bring the poetry of silent moving images back to the present!

As a group of musicians, artists and film professionals we create a platform for contemporary silent movies. Therefore we are building up a network and organise events to connect the roots of cinematography with the present aesthetics of image and live music production.

Click here to read more about the questions:
Can silent cinema still exist today and what defines a silent film?

Silence is not silent.

Moving Silence was originally founded by the musician Marco Brosolo, filmmaker Matthias Fritsch and producer Federico Bassetti in summer 2009 in Berlin. In the same year Anastasia X. started collaborating with us as producer & event coordinator for Greece and abroad.

Click here to read a German article with information about the beginning of Moving Silence and our activities in Athens!


 


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Upcoming Events


ca. September 2014 Moving Silence open air in Sparta
on invitation by the filmclub "Rodon"
more infos will follow when the exact date is clear

Mid-March 2015 Moving Silence in Athens
more infos will follow when the event get closer


We work on other events in Germany and abroad. As soon as we know dates & venues we will post them here.




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Documentation of recent events:



August 1st, 2014 – Berlin
open air event at Freilichtbühne Weissensee
freilichtkino weissensee
more info



June 26th, 2014 – FRANCE, RENNES
Moving Silence event in Rennes / France
A collaboration with Auditorium Parco della Musica, within the framwork of the "Suona Italiano / Suona Francese Festival"

more info



May 17th, 2014 – GERMANY, BERLIN
Moving Silence event in Berlin at Lichtblickkino, Prenzlauer Berg.

more info



March 30, 2014 – GERMANY, BERLIN
Moving Silence event at Roter Salon, Volksbühne
participating musicians: Chor der Kulturen der Welt, Barbara Morgenstern, Philip Neumann, Toni Kater, Johannes Marx, Marco Brosolo, VOW

more info




March 27-30, 2014 – GREECE, ATHENS
For this year's international silent film programs in Athens we collaborated with interfilm short film festival Berlin and ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival in order to present experimental documentaries and poetry films in the Goethe-Institut, the National Museum for Contemporary Art (EMST) and to give a master class on the "Art of Short Film" in Exile Room where we also showed the winner of last years film-production-grand.

more info



March 21-22, 2014 – GREECE, THESSALONIKI
For the first time in Thessaloniki at the Contemporary Art Center in Thessaloniki (CACT), this year's international silent film programs will focus on poetry films and experimental documentaries followed by an experimental improvisation orchestra and greek musicians.

more info




December 06, 2013 – CYPRUS, NICOSIA
contemporary silent movies performed live with non conventional instruments
For the 3rd time we present silent films & live music in Nicosia/Cyprus in collaboration with ARTos Cultural and Research Foundation and Goethe Institut Nicosia.

details




October 11th, 2013 – GERMANY, DÜSSELDORF
Moving Silence was invited to show a program of contemporary silent films at KIT (Kunst im Tunnel) during the silent film festival "Beat the Silence" in Düsseldorf
details



September 18th, 2013 – ITALY, TRIESTE
Moving Silence event at "I Mille Occhi" Festival (one thousand eyes)

details



May 2, 2013 - COLUMBIA
The Moving Silence event in Bogota presented live interpretations by local musicians on some contemporary silent animation films from europe and the project "Music from the Masses" by Matthias Fritsch at Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Bogotá, Columbia
Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Bogotá, Columbia


April 19, 2013 – ITALY, PORDENONE
Moving Silence event at Teatro Verdi
mosivoor
details




March 2013
MOVING-SILENCE-FESTIVAL-ATHEN 2013



From March 28th-31st, 2013 we had our 4-Days-Festival in Athens/Greece at the Goethe-Institut Athen and Beton7. The festival's focus was on animation film, landscapes/soundscapes and vocal performances.

Click here to see the program summary!



The Festival was produced by Goethe-Institut Athen and the Moving Silence Platform in Collaboration with Beton7 and program participation by animasyros International Animation Festival + Forum





December 14+15, 2012 – CYPRUS, NICOSIA
For the 2nd time we prepared a 2-Days Weekend of silent film in collaboration with ARTos Cultural and Research Foundation and Goethe-Institut Nicosia.
see program here



December 5, 2012 – LAS PALMAS
In 2012 we collaborated for the 3rd time with our friends at the Canary Islands. Dis-Play produced a Moving Silence Filmprogram at Dis-Play 12 on Las Palmas
see program here


November 4, 2012 – INDIA, NEW DELHI
We presened two filmprograms with live music performances during the Indo-German Urban Mela in New Delhi / India. Toni Kater, Marco Brosolo from Berlin, Mithilesh Kumar Jha and Stefan Kaye from Delhi performed live.
see full program here




With support of Goethe-Institut Delhi
The event is a project within the framework of "Germany and India 2011-2012: Infinite Opportunities" www.germany-and-india.com



October 11th, 2012 – ITALY, PORDENONE
We showed a silent filmprogram in collaboration with:
Cinemazero, Dentalcoop, Le Giornate del Cinema Muto
see more info here


watch the live sessions here


June 2012

Anastasia X. presented Moving Silence at SYSTEMS in Athens Greece at CAMP

Matthias Fritsch did a presentation on Moving Silence at June 7th at Shortcutz in Berlin Kreuzberg. The talk was be followed by a live improvisation by Tom Foerderer on three silent Shortfilms ("Egg Love", "Cerini" & "Wintersong")


April 16th, 2012 – GERMANY, BRAUNSCHWEIG

We presented a silent film program at the HBK in Braunschweig on invitation by Prof. Michael Brynntrup and Filmforum.
usaginingen
Emi Hirai doing live animation, Fotos © by Karl Heinrich Weghorn
more info


March 2012
MOVING SILENCE FESTIVAL IN ATHENS
Our 5-Days-Festival took place in Athens/Greece from March 21st - 26th, 2012 at Goethe Institut Athen and CAMP.
see festival program here


Official Festival Trailer by Hior Chronik & Metin Akbaş

or watch on Youtube

Shortfilm "Trust" with music performed by NatrYX




February 16th, 2012 – GERMANY, BERLIN
As part of the Directors Lounge Festival we presented a filmprogram in Naherholung Sternchen, Berlin.
see program here


goto earlier events



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Open Call

We like to invite artists, musicians, film professionals and anybody else who is interested to participate on our platform. If you are into the idea of developing contemporay silent movie culture feel welcome to get in touch with us.
Click here to get more specific information on our productionflow!

We are currently preparing various events in different European countries. Please contact us if you are interested in participation or if you like to host a moving silence event!


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Filmpool

Click here to get an overview of our filmpool. Please notice that most films are protected by password. Contact us if you like to produce an event or soundtrack and get access to the preview films!


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Associated Partners & Collaborators

Germany
Directors Lounge (festival), Berlin
Naherholung Sternchen (club), Berlin
Regenbogenkino (cinema), Berlin
Sputnik Kino (cinema), Berlin
Lichtblick Kino (cinema), Berlin
Roter Salon/Volksbühne (theatre), Berlin
ARTembassy (gallery), Berlin
Stummfilm:DJ (collective), Cologne & Munich
Beat the Silence (festival) in Düsseldorf
HBK Braunschweig

Czech Republic
Gallery Školská 28, Prague

Russia
Electro-Mechanica Festival, Sankt Peterburg

Italy
Le Giornate del Cinema Muto (festival), Pordenone

Greece
Goethe-Institut Athen
National Museum of Contemporary Art (EMST), Athens
Beton7 (Art Space), Athens
6.D.O.G.S (Art Space), Athens
CAMP (Contemporary Art Meeting Point), Athens
M55 (gallery), Athens
crypt / booze (club), Athens
Exile-Room, Athens
Goethe-Institut Thessaloniki
State Museum of Contemporary Art (SMCA) Thessaloniki
Contemporary Art Center in Thessaloniki (CACT)
Anima Syros (festival), Syros

Canary Islands
Display (collective & festival), Las Palmas

Cyprus
ARTos (cultural centre & foundation), Nicosia
Goethe-Institut Nicosia

India
Goethe-Institut Delhi

 


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Contact

email: info@movingsilence.net



Moving Silence Athens Festival Facebook Page

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