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We are delighted to announce that William Brown’s short film, Clem, will be screened as part of Besides the Screen, a festival-cum-conference that will take place at the Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo in Vitória, Espírito Santo, Brazil between 9 and 12 September 2019.

The screening will take place at 20.00 on 12 September 2019 as part of the final session, which focuses on Consciência Corporal (‘corporal conscience’). Clem will screen alongside work from Belgium, Brazil, Iran, Norway and the USA.

Besides the Screen

The full program for the festival, which has an especial focus on essay-films, can be found here.

Clem is a short essay-film about William’s cat, Clem, while also being a self-portrait that considers the role of the self in relation to others in the contemporary world.

The film consists of original and ‘found/appropriated’ footage from filmmakers as diverse as Agnès Varda, Jean-Luc Godard, Chris Marker, Djibril Diop Mambéty, Laura Mulvey, Federico Fellini, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Jordan Peele and more – while also featuring artworks by numerous painters and sculptors, especially Gustave Courbet.

The screening is the second screening of William’s work in Brazil, following a screening of En Attendant Godard at the Universidade Tuiuti do Paraná in 2016.

Besides the Screen follows promptly on from the World Premieres of Golden Gate at the San Francisco Frozen Film Festival in July and of La Belle Noise at the Fest Film Festival in Espinho, Portugal, in late June.

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Guy Farber (sound) and Tom Maine (cinematography) relax in between scenes during the London leg of Mantis in July 2019.

Furthermore, William has been busy during the summer shooting his new fiction feature film Mantis, which took place in London and Collioure, France, while also helping out on the production of short film, Kin, which he co-wrote with director Mila Zuo, and which was shot in Oregon in August, with Frank Mosley playing one of the leads.

William is also working on the post-production of The New Hope 2, while also hoping for imminent screenings of his other films. Stay tuned for more news here…

We are absolutely delighted to announce that the short essay-film, Golden Gate, will have its international premiere at the San Francisco Frozen Film Festival on 21 July 2019.

The screening will take place at 9pm in the Little Roxie room at the iconic Roxie cinema in San Francisco – as part of a programme of shorts on Science Fiction and Horror.

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This is especially exciting because MovieMaker Magazine voted Frozen one of the 20 Coolest Film Festivals In the World.

Golden Gate is a short essay-film that comprises clips from 43 experimental and feature films shot on or around the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco.

If you’d like to read more about the film, you can check out this essay that director William Brown wrote on his film criticism blog.

The screening takes place during the shooting of our new feature film, Mantis, which is shooting in Collioure and Port Vendres in France, and which tells the story of three young women celebrating the life of one of their late friends.

Golden Gate also recently played at the Film-Philosophy Conference at the University of Brighton on 10 July 2019.