Francois_Miron_The_4th_Life

DVD Anthology of Short Experimental Films 1985-2009 released, high quality
image transfer, remastered sound.

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Selected Filmography

not all films are listed, by no means complete

 

"Paul Sharits"

90 minutes

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"Others"
2009 4KHD 5 minutes

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Dance film from the choregraphy "Others" by Genevieve Bolla ; EVOLUCIDANSE made
with Bravo!FACT

Music by David Kristian

 

"Hydromorphone 8mg"
2009 16mm 3 minutes

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A nostalgic film on sadness, the loss of a loved one and morphine. FM

Music by Helios

Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival Germany
Ourense Film Festival,Spain
Montreal New Cinema Festival
Many Others

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"Crepitus"
2008  16mm 5  minutes

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The title refers to two eponymous words. The first describes the pathological symptom of abnormal contact between two internal surfaces, such as broken bones. ED

Ann Arbor Film Festival
New Cinema Festival Montreal.
Many Others

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"Hymn To Pan"
 2007 16mm  5  minutes

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A dancer’s routine is fragmented by the filmmaker and his Bolex camera.
A tense duel takes place between the catcher of motions and his muse, their movements tracing fleeting moments which create an elegant symbiosis of two lovers united by the cinematograph. Loosely inspired by the poem by the writer and occultist Aleister Crowley.ED

Music by Coil

Received the CALQ Award at the Rendez-Vous du Cinema Quebecois,Montreal 2008

Opened the 45th Ann Arbor Film Festival

Toronto International Film Festival
New Cinema Festival, Montreal
Many Others

Was in Switzerland, France, Poland, The Netherlands,Italy,France,China

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"The 4th Life" 
2006 35mm  88 minutes

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Ravenna Nightmare Film Festival, Italy
Cinénygma Film Festival, Luxembourg
Boston Underground Film Fest
Salento Fear Fest, Italy
Shockerfest Film Festival, California
Many Others

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"Resolving Power"  
2001  35mm   18 minutes

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In an abandoned power plant, a paranoiac electrician dreams
he discovers a piece of shapeless flesh in a jar. Armed with plans,
he wanders about a world of post-apocalyptic ruins through
various scenes charged with symbols.ED

Music by Jasun Martz "The Pillory"

Awarded Best Cinematography at MicroCineFest, Baltimore

Kinofilm Manchester International Short Film Festival, England
41st Ann Arbor Film Festival, Michigan
eKsperim[E]nto Film & Video Festival 2004 Manilla ,Philippines
Chicago Underground Film Festival
Many Others

Was in Mexico, Poland, Spain

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"The Quest"
1999 16mm   9 minutes

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Against natural and wilderness landscapes, a young woman recites a pamphlet against consumer society. The creativity of artists, she explains, is an antidote against alienation. François Miron enters the image and, like a mad scientist, transforms a banal Kraft dinner recipe into a wild anthology.ED

 

Ann Arbor Film Festival, Michigan
New York Underground Film Festival
Regensburg Short Film Week Germany
Many Others

Was in, Mexico, Poland, Serbia, England

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"The Ultraworld"  
1997 16mm 16 minutes

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Water, Earth and Fire: the elements gradually merge in coloured abstractions inspired by the Rorschach test. Physical geography metamorphoses into mental cartography to a soundtrack of acid jazz.ED

Ann Arbor Film Festival, Michigan
New York Underground Film Festival
Chicago Underground Film Festival
Kinofilm Manchester International Short Film Festival, England
Stuttgart International Film Festival, Germany
Many Others

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"Collapse"  
1994  16mm 7 minutes

Special light show performance film.

Selected Filmography (Cont.)

"The Evil Surprise"
1994 16mm 15 minutes

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In the form of a playful conspiracy, ten pseudo-educational sequences deconstruct film techniques and medical teleology An unbridled recycling of archival films explodes the stereoypes of mass culture, contaminated by a shapeless and frenzied gangrene. The gap between the promise of science and human frailty. ED


Won Best Experimental Film Award at The Ann Arbor Film Festival

Won Kodak Core Award at The Humboldt International Film Festival


New York Underground Film Festival
Chicago Underground Film Festival
Hamburg Int. Short Film Festival,
Toronto Int. Film Festival
Melbourne International Short Film Festival
Gallerie Nationale du Jeux De Paume, Paris,
Images Film Festival, Toronto
The Exploding Cinema, London
Brussels International Film Festival
Millennium Film Workshop, NY
Zeitgeist Theatre, Toronto
Copenhagen Gallerie Off Off, Danemark
Atlanta Images Film Festival, Georgia
Pentacone Kultur Zentrum, Dresde, Germany
Many Others

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"The Square Root Of Negative 3" 
1991 16mm  7  minutes

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An ad for the famous Ka-bala Ouija board by Transogram (1966), the first game to glow in the dark, opens a powerful barrage of optical effects in which Lysol disinfectant, the silence of stones and the hope of angry children intermingle with scientific ravings.ED

 

Won special Award at The Humboldt International Film Festival

Ann Arbor Film Festival, Michigan
The Film Arts Festival, San Francisco
San Francisco Cinematheque
Copenhagen Gallerie Off Off, Danemark
Pentacone Kultur Zentrum, Dresde, Germany
Kommunales Kino im Spektrum Schwenningen
The Impakt festival Utrecht, The Netherlands
Many Others

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"What Ignites Me, Extinguishes Me"
1990  16mm   9  minutes

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An industrial self-portrait, or architectural spaces meet a mental state. Shot in huge abandoned warehouses on Chicago’s outh side. The title is taken from a quote in Latin in Shakespeare’s Pericles: Quod me alit, me extinguit. ED

 

Won Best Experimental Film Award at The Illinois Film & Video Artist Film Festival Chicago

Salt Lake City Film Festival
Athens International Short Film Festival, Ohio
Ann Arbor Film Festival,
Bucks County Film Festival, Pennsylvania
Kommunales Kino im Spektrum,Schwenningen, Germany
San Francisco Art Institute Film Festival
Many Others

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"The Gap In The Curtain"
1989  16mm 9  minutes

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Very short sequences of geometrically-shaped colourful film images file past in ultra-fast fashion to produce an intense stroboscopic flickering effect. A study of visual perception based on the persistence of vision and a tribute to the work of American filmmaker Paul Sharits (1943-1993)ED

Special light show performance film.

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"Kick That Habit Man ! "
1988  16mm 2  minutes

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A permutation poem by Dream Machine artist Brion Gysin is recited by Monte Cazazza. Each word is linked to an image. Sentences are re-organised in every possible grammatical manner to create new associations.ED


The Film Arts Festival, San Francisco
EYE Gallery, San Francisco
San Francisco Art Institute Film Festival
The Red Eye Theater, Minneapolis
North By Northwest Music Festival, Oregon
Edison Electric Gallery, Vancouver
The Impakt festival Utrecht, The Netherlands
Many Others

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"Dismal Universal Hiss"
1988 16mm 12 minutes

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Originally a double screen film the titles comes from a book by W.Grey Walter: "The Living Brain", the book is mostly about flicker and stroboscobic response.In 1988 Chicago Reader's Jonathan Rosenbaum listed this film as Critic's choice

 

Many live light show musical events.
Onion City Film Festival, Chicago
San Francisco Art Institute Film Festival
The Film Center, Chicago
USA Film Festival, Dallas
NIU Gallery, Chicago
Chicago Filmmaker’s Showcase
Many Others

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"Optical Surgery"
1987  16mm   9  minutes

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Awarded Gold Prize at the Onion City Film Festival, Chicago

SanFrancisco Art Institute Film Festival
Santa Fe Film Expo, New Mexico
Experimental Film Coalition, Chicago
Film Arts Foundation, San Francisco
Montreal World Film Festival
Many Others

 

"4x Horizontal, 4x Vertical"  
1986  16mm  10 minutes

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In a room, François Miron piles boxes against a wall film screen. The images projected on it quickly rush together:automobile accidents, Tuscan landscapes, an injured man, medical experiments intercut with smoking factories, a sleeping face. Miron moves the boxes about constantly, as if feeding a burning fire.ED

 

Awarded Best Experimental Film
M
ontreal World Film Festival (Student Section)

San Francisco Art Institute Film Festival
Experimental Film Showcase, Florence, Italy
Consevatoire D’Art Cinematographique, Montreal Cinematheque, Montreal
Many Others

Featured on DVD release of short experimental films