31° Festival Instants videos of Marseille

31° Festival Instants videos of Marseille

The Instants Vidéo de Marseille makes its festival in November

Thirty years past, the festival Les Instants Vidéo de Marseille opens for its 31st edition on November 7th.

This year, the title of the International Festival of Video instants in Marseille is promising: “Humans of all countries, caress! ”

Voluntarily provocative, this expression puts forward the objective of this event: meetings between internationally renowned artists and the public, as often, but also between various disciplines relating directly or indirectly to the video, digital and poetic arts.

This is, as every year, a title and not a theme for the festival. Each artist is free to take inspiration from it or not. Like the title of a poem collection, it gathers behind its cover a true constellation “poétronique”, composed of exhibitions, projections, performances, meetings, concerts, debates and antics and an opera in three acts and three days.

This unprecedented revolutionary opera will be given from 9 to 11 November to celebrate May 68 and the 2000 years of the poet Ovid: to transform the world (revolution) and change life (poetry).
In total, no less than 244 works (210 singles, 26 installations, 5 performances, a concert and an opera) will be presented at La Belle Mai’s Friche by 190 artists from 46 countries.

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The body in all its states
Two exhibitions will welcome visitors from November 9 to December 2.
“There is absolute danger only for those who surrender” at the Panorama Tower, 3rd floor.
About fifteen artists will invite us to find a new posture, to move to find a new point of view that does not blind us. They will challenge us on the state in which are the bodies of the human beings in these times where a part of the humanity tolerates that its peers from elsewhere are rejected, parked, abandoned to the waves, unwanted …?

“The body as far as the eye can see” in the machine room
Four artists offer us a reflection on the relationship between man and the environment, nature. “Does the absence of any human presence in a space mean that it is empty, desert? ”

Visiting Marseille for a few days, a few weeks or a few years, come and discover this festival of Instants Vidéo of Marseille, a real laboratory where artists and works of international reputation rub shoulders and works still fragile, in preparation, delicate.

Full program, schedules and access to the festival website: www.instantsvideo.com

2018 Women Mediterranean Film Meetings

2018 mediterranean women films meetings

Make yourself a canvas with the Women Mediteranean  Film meetings

It seems that 2018 is the year of women ! Since the explosion of the #MeToo phenomenon on social networks, women are present everywhere and put in the spotlight as soon as we can. Except in Marseille. In Marseille, we did not wait until 2018 to give them their rightful place. Since 2006, the Women Mediteranean  Film meetings has been a showcase for talented Mediterranean filmmakers. And the 13th edition of this festival, which will take place from 4 to 21 October, dares the question that everyone asks: “But what do they want? As Coline Serreau already asked in her 1977 film of the same name. With the highlight of the week-end in the presence of the talented director of the cult “Three Men and a Bassinet” – just adapted for the first time to the theater. with Alex Vizorek, Bruno Sanchez and Ben, ed.

Mediterranean women on all shades

Since their creation, the Mediterranean women fimls meetings have been honoring women directors from both shores of the Mediterranean and allowing as many people as possible to discover their works. This rendezvous is absolutely unique in Europe because of its two facets: South cinema and women’s cinema. A cinema that wants to be demanding and often disturbing, brilliantly mixing comedy, drama and intimacy.

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Marseille meetings throughout the meetings

A weekend in Marseille is not enough to fully enjoy the meetings. Because if more than forty films will be screened, conferences, exhibitions and animations are also announced. Here is an overview of the appointments scheduled throughout this edition:

On October 4th, opening of the photographic exhibition of the IWPA (International Women Photographers Award), at the gallery of the Agnès b. The exhibition will be visible until the end of the meetings.

  • October 6: projection-debate at Mucem “Women’s rights in the Mediterranean: revolution, regression? “.
  • October 6 and 7, still at Mucem : “70s – Cinema of women. But what do they want? In the presence of Coline Serreau.
  • October 8, meeting around activism on the Internet at 8:30 pm at the Fabulerie.
  • October 12 at Mucem, conference “Mediterranean: gender, violence and overcoming”
  • On October 12 at the Villa Méditerranée: “13 in short” will propose 13 short films in competition, submitted at the public price thanks to his vote.
  • FFM prizes will be awarded on October 13, during the closing ceremony: the France 24 documentary prize, awarded by the team of the program ActuElles; and 3 prizes for short films, public awards, jury and high school students.

A 2018 vintage that looks promising!

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The RFF in 5 figures :

45 films (including 3 previews, 2 French premieres and 10 unreleased films)
25 guests around Coline Serreau
24 countries represented, from Algeria to Turkey, via Cyprus or Romania
8 screening locations in Marseille, including Mucem
5 steps in the region, in Port-de-Bouc, Cucuron, Toulon, Hyères and La Ciotat

The full program is available on the Rencontres website : https://www.films-femmes-med.org

This summer in Marseille : plan B at Mucem

Plan B in Marseille at Mucem this summer

This summer in Marseille: plan B at Mucem

Summer is often the season from the outside. But in Marseille, where we live outside all year round, it’s time to take advantage of Plan B : Mucem’s exhibitions. The Mucem ? The museum of civilizations of Europe and the Mediterranean.

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This building is open to the sea and to the sea and its unusual and spectacular architecture houses the first major national museum dedicated to the Mediterranean. Whether you have already visited or planned your first visit, the Mucem welcomes you all summer with dedicated exhibitions: this is Plan B.

A month of August furious in Marseille

From August 1 to August 31, 2018, Plan B is the Mucem in summer time.
And this year, the museum has muscled the high summer: it is a month of large format festivities to share with family or friends seven days out of seven. Friendliness actually increased. It is to offer in the heart of Marseille, whatever his age, whatever his desires, whatever his tastes 496 hours of offbeat programming. It’s getting ready for meetings and discoveries, laughing, dancing and singing J4 at Fort Saint-Jean to dance.
Thanks to Plan B, Fort Saint Jean will be the place for lively outdoor evenings. Wednesday, children’s day, will change into a day of performance and entertainment: banquet, dance, music or circus … Thursday, the day of student nights par excellence will give the rhythm of the summer with concerts and DJ sets electro. On Friday, you can make a canvas under the stars, with open air cinema. And finally, Saturdays will transport you in various worlds through surprising readings.
Appointment for the opening night on August 1 with four hours of concert to the rhythm of the new sounds of the Mediterranean.

And if since the fort Saint Jean, the Mucem also allowed you to enjoy a moment of relaxation and pleasure around an aperitif under the Mediterranean sun? Well installed on the ramparts, let your mind wander and sail with the lapping of the big blue.
Nice summer !

MP2018 Marseille “Quel amour ! “

Marseille MP2018 Valentine's Day

MP2018 Marseille, “Quel amour ! “

Five years after the success of the 2013 edition, Marseille launches MP 2018 (Marseille-Provence 2018). The slogan is already promising: “From February 14 to September 1, 2018, culture is once again celebrating its love! ”
On February 14, 2018, for Valentine’s Day, Marseille will offer a beautiful gift to lovers of culture. Seven months of cultural programming based on the theme “What Love! For this MP2018. And an opening in the form of a declaration of love with four days of celebration and a legendary “Big Kiss” on the Vieux Port in Marseille on February 14 at 7pm.

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This declaration of love for culture, arts, theater and all the structures that make it live is of course a declaration of love in Marseille, but also throughout Provence. Shows and cultural events are also planned during this MP2018 in Arles, Aubagne, Istres, Martigues, Miramas and Salon-de-Provence. Exhibitions, performances, festivals, … More than 15 cultural organizations and hundreds of actors gathered to offer everyone a dazzling season, which delight young and old and lovers of all artistic disciplines: music, dance, theater, circus, opera, contemporary art … Everyone will find happiness.

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The word love will be declined over the months:

A for the opening celebrations from 14 to 18 February
M until April 20, according to urban strolls or wild strolls
O from April 21st, with the local hip-hop and land-art scene
U from June 16th, for a tribute to the summer where all the festivals will put in the colors of “What Love! ”
R who keeps his mystery for a colorful closing weekend and surprises.

Just thinking about it, are you dreaming? Prepare your stay in Marseille ! You will find all the detailed events on the site dedicated to MP2018 “What Love! “: Www.mp2018.com.