There are four types of creative expression revolutionizing cinema nowadays: TV series, Transmedia, Virtual Reality and Mashup. The first one enriches the medium with complex characters, the second one furthers the means of expression, the third enlarges our field of vision and the fourth creates unusual and sometimes unexpected combinations. Only the latter doesn’t, at the moment, have a Festival of its own. We would like to change that.
POP MASHUP SAMPLING FLOOR
The Mashup, both an avant-garde and a popular cinema, is the audiovisual pop art of today. It is the art of composing, with images from the past, the face of our society in the post digital revolution era. Thus, the mashup is both looking towards the past, which it commemorates through borrowing, and concerned about the future in his warning against the wrongs of our time. Has the internet brought people closer or has it isolated us ? Even though the digital creator has never had such a wealth of materials and diverse talents available to him, he knows the loneliness of ”likes”. The mashup creator shows the power of remixing and “détourning” as an essential rereading of the past with the digital tools of the present. Yet, he must still navigate through the remnants of a capitalist system that does not yet grant him the right to live from his art.
Curator | Julien Lahmi
Julien Lahmi began his film career in the field of “creative documentary”, directing Vietnam Paradiso in 2001, which was programmed at the Cinémathèque Française and released nationally 12 years later. He then moved to fiction and experimental cinema. The themes of childhood, memory, fantasies and of the impermanence of things led him to initiate the concept of cinema of “recycling – the re-lighting of the family memory”, fictions made from family films such as La Montagne au Goût de Sel. From then on, he has been making mashup movies which remove icons from their pedestals (The Hidden Face of Pop, MK2 selection), as well as working with copyright free images (Munchsferatu version animée, 1st prize of the Wikimedia Public Domain Remix contest) or bringing together the free and the non-free (Moonlight Serenade). He is the creator and editor-in-chief of Mashup Cinéma, an encyclopedic webzine dedicated to the cinema of borrowing in the digital age. In partnership with the CNC and the Institut Français, he took over the Mashup Film Festival.
Luke Is All By Himself | David Unger | U.S.A | 2016 | 1’30”
Musicless Music Video Rihanna | Mario Wienerroither | Austria | 2015 | 1′
Breaking Bad Remix | Chris Lohr | U.S.A | 2014 | 2’30”
Moonlight Serenade | Julien Lahmi | France | 2015 | 15′
Weird Trailer Batman v Superman | Aldo Jones | Italy | 2016 | 2’50”
Mankind’s Destiny | Richard Vézina | Canada | 2016 | 15’45”
The Chickening | Nick DenBoer & Davy Force | Canada | 2016 | 5’20”
Hell’s Club | Antonio Maria Da Silva | France | 2015 | 9’40”