UnArchive Found Footage Fest

UnArchive Found Footage Fest

From 28 May to 2 June in Rome the festival dedicated to the creative reuse of images.

After the success of last year, the UnArchive Found Footage Fest returns for its second edition in Rome from 28 May to 2 June 2024. The Festival explores the cinematic horizons of creative image reuse, aiming to intercept new and diverse forms of expression, at the crossroads of cinema, video art, installations, and live performances.

The festival takes place at different locations: Cinema Intrastevere, Alcazar Live, the Spanish Academy in Rome and the adjacent Tempietto del Bramante.

At Cinema Intrastevere there will be screenings of a wide selection of films, both in and out of competition, along with retrospectives, carte blanche, and spaces dedicated to students from art and film schools. In other locations of the Festival, including the Spanish Academy and Live Alcazar, artistic installations, audiovisual loops, and live performances come to life, alongside panels, talks, and masterclasses.

UnArchive Found Footage Fest

We are happy to rekindle interest in a Festival that aims to present hybrid and alienating works, capable of overturning film conventions and unearthing unexplored transgressive attitudes. A celebration of liberated images, for changing forms, at the crossroads between private memories and public traces, between micro and macro history, between unexpected visual thinking and soundscapes. To unarchive cinema that burns, without safety nets

Among the special events of the Festival: Studio Azzurro presents for the first time a glimpse into its archives through a site-specific installation in the Tempietto del Bramante; Teho Teardo performs live, with images from the Istituto Luce, “Water, Take Everything Away,” directed by Roland Sejko. A cine-concert that retraces a century of this resource of our planet at risk of depletion, produced in collaboration with Cinemazero and Cinecittà.

The international jury consists of the American artist Bill Morrison, the Iranian director Firouzeh Khosrovani (both awarded in the first edition of the Festival), and the Italian editor and director Sara Fgaier. The student jury, composed of students from universities, fine arts academies, and film schools, will be guided by the director Giovanni Piperno.

28 May – 2 June 2024


Cinema Intrastevere – Vicolo Moroni, 3

Alcazar – Via Cardinale Merry del Val, 14

Accademia di Spagna a Roma – Piazza di S. Pietro in Montorio, 3

Casa Internazionale delle Donne – Via della Lungara, 19


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