Wunderground Film Festival

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Get Lost in the Wonder of Film at the Wunderground Film Festival. Making films is truly the process of creating art – vibrant, living works that evoke emotion and resonate with viewers. This essential truth often gets lost in today’s world, which sees cinema as a means of commerce and often overlooks obscure and experimental works of great value but limited box office appeal. That’s where the Wunderground Film Festival steps in, acting as an island oasis for art amidst a sea of commercialism. This contemporary cinema exhibition and film festival places its films where they belong – within the vibrant context of other art forms. This unique juxtaposition of works encourages patrons to engage in an active dialogue – both with the films and with other works of art. This unprecedented interaction of film with paintings, sculptures, and conceptual art challenges the established framework within which patrons experience art. The oasis that will serve as the site for this haven is as unique as the festival. The Verbeke Foundation in Kemzeke, Belgium, will host the festival beginning on November 1, 2018, as part of its quarterly exhibit series, showcasing a series of screenings and video installations. Art collectors Geert Verbeke and Carla Verbeke-Lens founded the Verbeke Foundation in 2007 to be a place where culture, nature, and ecology are closely intertwined. Evolving through time, the collection has been expanded to include contemporary artworks as well as installations which are predominantly constructed in situ. With 12 hectares (29.7 acres) of scenic area and 20,000 m2 (4.9 acres) of covered space, the Foundation is one of the largest private initiatives for contemporary art in Europe. Against this expressive and gloriously untidy backdrop, an emotive selection of Wunderground films will include contemporary cinema, underground films, experimental work and minimalist films. The Foundation is open to narrative, documentary, animated shorts and feature films. The selected works will be exhibited and screened over the course of three months, four days a week, in a loop. We invite you to experience the Wunderground Film Festival for yourself. All screenings will take place at Verbeke Foundation (Kemzeke) in Belgium.




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