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Next edition : 20-29 January 2017
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Key directors & guests from previous festival editions
Black Movie photos: Mehdi Benkler, Christian Lutz, Nicolas Righetti, Diego Sanchez


News :


[29/11/2016] PETIT BLACK MOVIE 2017...

Le Petit Black Movie entamera sa 12e édition du 20 au 29 janvier 2017 et propose comme à son habitude un habillage personnalisé. Déclinaison de l’affiche principale du Festival, le visuel 2017 – créé par les graphistes genevois Neo Neo – intègre une image du court métrage DEUX AMIS de Natalia Chernysheva, lauréate du Prix Petit Black Movie 2015.


Conçue autant pour les enfants (dès 4 ans) que pour les adultes, cette section propose 6 programmes de films inédits dévoilés en exclusivité pendant le festival. Ceux-ci comptent au total 45 courts métrages en provenance de 27 pays, dont 34 en premières suisses ! Le Petit Black Movie c’est aussi des projections scolaires (avec une collaboration exceptionnelle avec la Cinémathèque Robert-Lynen de Paris autour du format 16mm), le Mini Black Movie (des projections dans les institutions de la petite enfance en partenariat avec la Maison de la Créativité) et des ateliers perpétuellement renouvelés !


De la Palme aux palmiers, de la lumière noire aux matinées hivernales radieuses, il n’y a qu’un pas. En 2017, succombez au trouble du Festival Black Movie et de son frère cadet, le Petit Black Movie.


Découvrez ici le visuel du Petit Black Movie 2017


[21/11/2016] GREAT CINEMA FOR LITTLE KIDS, NOVEMBER: THE MONSTER CHEESE RACE...

To prove that he's a real champion, Solan wants to compete in the monster cheese race that will pit his own village against the neighboring one. In secret, he even wagers the house he shares with Féodor, the brilliant inventor and Ludvig, the shy hedgehog. Solan and his friends are about to discover that their mega adventure means facing a slew of obstacles and challenging adversaries! To win the race and save their home, they brave mountains, frozen lakes and precipices, all the while carrying a giant cheese!

Norwegian director Rasmus Andre Sivertsen was born in 1972. His father is a designer-animated film-maker; Sivertsen thus grew up with animation and chose to study the creation of animated films at Volda University College. Along with his work as a film director, he founded the Qvisten Animation studio that co-produced his two feature films (including SNOW FOR CHRISTMAS, screened in December 2015 at a Black Movie for Kids' autumn session). THE MONSTER CHEESE RACE took three years and a team of 40 to make.


[15/11/2016] OFFICIAL POSTER FROM THE 18TH EDITION UNVEILED...

There is nothing wrong with your screen, do not attempt to adjust the picture… For its 18th edition, Black Movie has chosen a visual that's jet black. An illustration that's distorted, crosses over to the dark side. Deliciously mysterious, but you can take a guess at the meaning of the International Independent Film Festival’s banner : its dark side fades in bright daylight...


On the 2017 program, an ornithologist on a mystical odyssey (THE ORNITHOLOGIST), a weirdly haunted cabin (LA REGIÓN SALVAJE), a global zombie invasion (SEOUL STATION), daydreaming in a connected world (LO AND BEHOLD)… Stories whose shadows encroach on light, stories to bewitch festival audiences from 20 to 29 January 2017.


Black Movie rolls out its panorama of independent cinema from Africa to Asia, from Latin America to Europe, travelling from Vietnam to Poland, Kazakhstan, Greece, Senegal, South Korea, Colombia, Estonia… Just so many disturbing and exhilarating productions, hellish or heavenly visions.


And it's but a step from Awards (« Palmes » in French – it's a play on words) to palm trees, from black light to white nights. In 2017, let yourself be unsettled by the turmoil that is Black Movie!


Discover the 2017 edition's visual here !


[27/10/2016] DU GRAND CINEMA POUR LES PETITS, NOVEMBRE : LA BRIGADE AU SECOURS DES ANIMAUX EN FOLIE...

En novembre, Black Movie vous présente les nouvelles pépites issues des studios Animacijas Brigade : cinq petits bijoux d’humour burlesque mettant en scène tour à tour une impayable équipe de secours en mission à travers l’Europe et les folles péripéties des animaux de la forêt. Réalisés avec des marionnettes désopilantes, ces films sont simplement irrésistibles !

Animacijas Brigade est un studio d’animation basé à Riga en Lettonie spécialisé dans la réalisation de films de marionnettes, qui produit des courts et longs métrages, des séries et des publicités. Créé en 1966, il a depuis produit une centaine de films, réalisés par différents cinéastes. Les productions sont toutes dénués de dialogues (remplacés par des onomatopées) afin de rendre leur compréhension universelle. La réalisation de 5 minutes de film prend environ 2 mois à une équipe de 16 personnes et les fameuses marionnettes sont fabriquées à la main !


[5/10/2016] GREAT CINEMA FOR LITTLE KIDS, OCTOBER : THE MAGIC PIANO...

Pieces by Frederic Chopin accompany, cradle and mark the tempo of these three stories, with music and dance playing a central role. THE MAGIC PIANO, a moving and esthetically stunning ode to travel, will crown Black Movie for Kids' autumn program and the film's puppets will be presented to audiences before each session. Screenings at the Grütli Cinemas will also benefit from two exceptional cine-concerts in which Parisian pianist and composer Jean-Baptiste Doucet offers his personal interpretations of the films' soundtracks.


[7/09/2016] SEOUL STATION PROGRAMMED...

Following the release of DERNIER TRAIN POUR BUSAN (LAST TRAIN FOR BUSAN) at the Cinerama Empire, we are happy to announce the first title in Black Movie's 2017 edition : SEOUL STATION. These two films, made by young Korean film director Sang-ho Yeon (creator of THE KING OF PIGS and THE FAKE), form an impressive diptych that uses the image of the zombie to evoke South Korea's socio-political context. While DERNIER TRAIN POUR BUSAN uses real-life shots, SEOUL STATION makes brilliant use of animation ; thanks to its novel approach, its caustic vision of Korean society and its brutality, it affirms the right to classification as a genre film great! Whatever you do, don't miss this film at Black Movie's 18th edition, from 20 to 29 January 2017.