2016 proved to be a turbulent year for video essayists. In this feature piece Conor Bateman writes about the impact social media has had on the form.
A mysterious download link released online today leads to THE WAS, a collage film collaboration between Australian video artists Soda_Jerk and The Avalanches.
A controversial documentary from South Korea and the mark it left on a major international film festival are the focus this week on Less Than (Five) Zero.
This year a handful of feature documentaries had their major release online. We take a look at five of the best these.
A bonkers film and sound collage hitched to a mad sci-fi narrative forms the content of Australian visual artists Soda_Jerk and Sam Smith’s argument in favour of a wide fair use doctrine.
This week’s Less Than (Five) Zero looks at an Alex Gibney made-for-TV documentary focusing experiments in social psychology, including the infamous Stanford Prison Experiment.
Diao Yinan’s debut feature is a subtle tale of self-deception, power and love, featuring some very impressive direction and cinematography, especially considering its miniscule budget.
Whilst Errol Morris and Roy Andersson have achieved widespread acclaim for the feature film work, both filmmakers have produced hundreds of advertisements throughout their career.
The ‘fiction documentary’ THE SAVAGE EYE combines a film noir aesthetic with a bleak social portrait, charting a year in the life of a divorced woman in the late 1950s.
Nicolas Provost’s striking, beautiful and almost terrifying short ‘Papillon d’amour’ sees him edit a scene from Kurosawa’s Rashômon, playing with symmetry and shapes to craft a mini-narrative within the original scene.