Vault 17 will be transformed into a dedicated cinema space for the duration of the Hidden Door festival. Each day will feature a programme of films selected and curated by a different guest film organisation or by the hidden Door Film Team around a theme.
The Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival, dedicated to experimental film and moving image, kick-start the Hidden Cinema on Saturday 28th March, introducing their 2014 theme, ‘DreamLand’ and promising dream-like exploration of the natural world and utopian ideals surrounding Scotland’s ‘Homecoming’ and upcoming referendum.
Then, on Saturday 29th March, Edinburgh College of Art take over with an Animation Showcase featuring a pick of the best animation shorts from ECA, spanning 15 years of award-winning film from current and past students.
On Sunday 30th March, LowDef provide an eclectic curation of microfilms shot on anything from a Nokia to a flatbed scanner with their non-elitist film night showing New Shorts from 6.30-7.30pm and celebrate five years of LowDef films from 8pm to late.
Monday 31st March sees The 48 Hour Film Project – the world’s largest timed film competition – screen some of the best shorts made in Scotland in the past few years.
Tuesday 1st April is Video Activism Night, bringing together a selection of Scottish and international films created by radical filmmakers and communities.
KinoKlub provide a selection of underground and avant-garde films from the USA on Wednesday 2nd April, including an evening spectacle at 7.30pm showcasing the work of auteur Kenneth Anger, one of the most influential independent filmmakers in cinema history.
Play Poland Festival, the largest mobile film event in Britain, Norway and Canada, brings a unique opportunity to see the major works of one of the one of the most celebrated animators in the world, Tomasz Bagiński, and others of his craft on Thursday 3rd April.
We’ll be showcasing the best of the ESFF 2013 with a compilation of some of the year’s best shorts, including Oscar-qualifing animations, award winning documentaries, stylish dramas and brilliant psycho-thrillers on Friday 04th April.
Filmpoem, an innovative, collaborative project dedicated to the filming of words, directed by artist Alastair Cook, rounds-off the Hidden Cinema on Saturday 5th April with three forty minute screenings: at 6pm, an archive curation showing sneak peaks from Filmpoem’s time in Antwerp with Felix Poetry Festival, live with Luca Nasciuti at 7pm exploring filmic soundscapes (with poetry film and live readings) and an exclusive curation with The Poetry Society at 8pm.
Vault 17 @ Hidden Door Festival – Hidden Cinema. 12-6pm – FREE, 6-11pm – ticketed (£10/£15 per evening, includes full programme of music, cinema & project space).