NEW/STRANGE WORLDS: EFFPORTLAND 2014
Various Directors, 2013
Various, ca. 90 min.
FRIDAY, MARCH 21 – 10:00 PM Curator & filmmaker Hannah Piper Burns in attendance!
SUNDAY, MARCH 23 – 7:30 PM
EFFPortland (Experimental Film Festival Portland) erupted in 2012 in the Fair City of Roses in response to the need for a Portland-based experimental media showcase. Over the past two years it has evolved into an artist-run five-day festival that celebrates the diverse and dynamic landscape of experimental film, video and new media. To this end, the festival features media both inside and outside the traditional cinema setting. EFFPortland has become a welcome gathering place for the wider experimental film and media community while also developing programs that bridge to a wider audience locally. We have had the immense pleasure of cultivating fantastic partnerships with some of Portland’s most exciting and dynamic venues, artists, and organizations, and of taking some of our best programming on tour around the country. The third year of EFFPortland continues our quest to unite makers from all corners of the world in a vibrant and exuberant festival full of inspiring and hilarious moments. EFFPortland is co-directed by Ben Popp and Hannah Piper Burns.
New/Strange Worlds is a collection of short films from EFFPortland 2013 that take place in a place not like our home, although it may be almost familiar. Sometimes this place is memory or dreamspace, sometimes an alternate reality, and sometimes it’s just a funhouse mirror twist on the familiar. Humorous, sinister, seductive, and maybe just plain weird, this collection of films was culled by EFFPortland co-director Hannah Piper Burns especially for Spectacle.
Complete lineup: spectacletheater.com/newstrange-worlds-effportland-2014/