Sabzian launches all-new website!
The first and main aim of this all-new design is to make our growing archive more visible and accessible, not least through a number of new features such as the Film Index, Issues, Collections, Screening Room, Audio Room and a further elaborated Search function.
Cinéma Nova needs your support! Help them acquire the long-term lease of the cinema building located at number 3 rue d’Arenberg in Brussels, by supporting their recently started cooperative Supernova Coop.
Ciné Rio (Ghent) and Cinema Nova (Brussels) welcome you to their first joint Kino Climates symposium!
20th Anniversary Edition
Art Cinema OFFoff celebrates its 20th anniversary with a special edition of the Night of Experimental Film on 8 December at De Centrale, Ghent.
On Monday the 13th of November, film critic and longtime editor of Positif magazine Michel Ciment died at age 85.
The International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) recently found itself embroiled in a controversy as several filmmakers – including Sky Hopinka, Miko Revereza, Maryam Tafakory, Charlie Shackleton, and Basma al-Sharif – withdrew their documentaries over allegations that the festival was stifling Palestinian activists.
Sabzian lanceert gloednieuwe website!
Het eerste en belangrijkste doel van dit volledig nieuwe ontwerp is om het groeiende archief zichtbaarder en toegankelijker te maken, niet in het minst door een aantal nieuwe functies zoals de Film Index, Issues, Collections, Screening Room, Audio Room en een verder uitgewerkte zoekfunctie.
Iranian filmmaker Dariush Mehrjui passed away on October 14th alongside his wife, Vadideh Mohammadifar, after a fatal attack at their home.
From November 15 to 19, Bozar, ISELP and CINEMATEK invite you back for the sixth edition of the Brussels Art Film Festival (BAFF).
From 15 to 23 November, the Antwerp based collective De imagerie organizes their eleventh edition of Visite Film Festival at art space Het Bos.
On Monday, November 6, film students from KASK School of Arts and KASK Resistance are organizing a screening at KASKcinema in solidarity with Palestine.
Ten years ago, Belgian critic Dirk Lauwaert (1944-2013) passed away. In November, two new books dedicated to Lauwaert’s writing will be released, followed by two film screenings related to his work in December at Cinema RITCS.
From 25 to 28 October, Beursschouwburg and Monokino are presenting two film programs composed by Erika Balsom.
Until 21 October, the Palestine Film Institute is presenting a series of films celebrating Gaza, its people, its struggle and its survival.
Terence Davies, the British filmmaker and novelist, passed away on October 7 at the age of 77.
Starting on October 5th, Goethe-Institut Brussels and CINEMATEK present the first complete retrospective of the work of Danièle Huillet and Jean-Marie Straub in Belgium.
The Âge d’Or festival will be held again this year from 30 September to 3 October, in the CINEMATEK of Brussels.
On the occasion of the exhibition Francis Alÿs. The Nature of the Game at WIELS from 7 September 2023 until 7 January 2024, Avila releases a collection of nine iconic films by Belgian artist Francis Alÿs. All films are globally available for free.
For the fifth time, SHHH, a film festival celebrating the power and poetry of silent film hosted by Monokino, will take place in Ostend from September 15 to 16.
Sabzian is taking a summer break. We’ll be back in September!
SIC (SoundImageCulture) recently launched it’s yearly call for new film projects. They’re in search of projects that are authentic and push the borders of audiovisual language, with care for aesthetic and ethical reflections.
This month, a new generation of graduating film students from INSAS (Institut National Supérieur des Arts du Spectacle et des Techniques de Diffusion), RITCS Royal Institute for Theatre, Cinema & Sound and KASK School of Arts present their work for the first time.
The sun is out and so is the cinema-goer. Sabzian made a list of cinema events for the summer (mostly outdoors), so you don’t have to miss the silver screen in the summer break.
On 8 June, Le p’tit ciné (Festival en ville!, Regards sur les docs) is hosting a special screening of the newly restored film Couple, Regards, Positions (1982), by Nadine Wandel and Boris Lehman, at Cinéma Palace.
From 16 June to 17 September, Jeu de Paume in Paris is hosting a major retrospective of Dutch filmmaker and photographer Johan van der Keuken.
On the occasion of the publication of The Afterimage Reader (The Visible Press, 2022) and in collaboration with CINEMATEK, Courtisane presents 12 screenings of films, mostly from CINEMATEK’s collection, that revive the British magazine Afterimage (1970-1987). Each screening is linked to an issue of the magazine.
Sound of Politics, Politics of Sound: Conversations and Sonic Entanglements
From 2 to 3 June, the first installment of Echoes of Dissent will take place at beursschouwburg in Brussels. The program is the first part of a series of gatherings gravitating around the question: How to think of the sonic as a site of dissent?
Austrian actor Helmut Berger, known for his long collaboration with Italian director Luchino Visconti, passed away last week at the age of 78.
Navire Argo, a French non-profit organization, has plans to create a vibrant new filmmaker’s hub in the former Éclair laboratory near Paris, dedicated to preserving photochemical film.
French writer, essayist and critic Philippe Sollers passed away last week on May 6 at the age of 86.
From July 9 to 15, Cinea invites you back to Antwerp for their yearly Zomerfilmcollege.
As a response to Jean-Luc Godard’s statement “We don’t know how to film sexual relations”, Nicole Brenez and Luc Vialle have concocted L’image des plaisirs, a programme of 216 brilliant and radical films, love poems, visual caresses or scopic impulses. The first part, subtitled Sexpérimentaux, takes place from 11 to 28 May in the Cinémathèque française.
Four times a year, the Deutsche Kinemathek presents a program of their films, which you can watch for free for three months. Until 14 July they present Female Perspectives, a program with nine feature and documentary films portraying women in front of and behind the camera.