prog: 1176


A very active, calorie-reducing film night that requires dynamic audience participation.

*SEE strange things happen on and off screen!
ENTER the fourth dimension!
But BEWARE: it’s not for the faint of heart!
AND keep telling yourself: "It’s just a movie, it’s just a movie!"*

06.03 > 19:30

William Castle, 1961, US, 16mm, ov, 89

This is Castle’s tribute to the gothic horror films of the 1930s. A ghoulish spin on Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by way of Eyes without a Face. Featuring the "Punishment Poll" for audience participation, with a clever break hosted by Castle himself before the film’s devious finale.

06.03 > 20:00

Film archivist and specialist Jack Stevenson shares some interactive treats from his personal collection: Orgy, a book pitch that was made in adult theatres during intermission; Psychorama, a 10-minute demonstration film from 1959 introducing audiences to the controversial subliminal manipulation process of the same name; a short 3-D movie from 1941 (glasses supplied), and some William "King of the Movie Gimmicks" Castle trailers.

+ Cause & Effect

An experimental performance with short films that encourage viewer interaction through a variety of interfaces. Presented by its creators Chris Hales and Teijo Pellinen, the show discovers new ways of sharing film content with an audience. The performance is inspired by the Lanterna Magika movement in Prague and the Kinoautomat system, amongst others.

06.03 > 22:00

William Castle, 1959, US, 16mm, ov, 82

Vincent Price is a scientist obsessed with fear. In his research, he discovers that fear causes a nasty, worm-like creature to grow inside the human body along the spine. Featuring the legendary “Percepto” gimmick: Some innocent viewers will receive a mild electric shock from their seats!

06.03 > 24:00

"Late Fragment" is an interactive feature film that can be infinitely re-discovered during the entire duration of the festival. This cinematic experience immerses the spectator in three interconnected stories that the spectator guides using a remote control. Three stories based on three characters whose path and history is controlled and composed by the spectator. This is not a film with multiple endings, rather an interactive experience where you choose the order in which you watch the scenes, thus creating your own narrative.
Interaction aside, "Late Fragment" is quite simply a moving, well-directed film that we encourage you to discover. Just keep in mind that you’ll have to dive into this world for a good chunk of time in order to get the most out of it and to understand how it works. Plan to commit at least 30 minutes to really get into the movie. Afterward you can continue on that path or come back later to uncover another aspect of the film.

Next to the film program, interactivity in cinema will be further elaborated upon in a one-day symposium. In this we’d like to bring back the actual debate on interactivity to a more film historical perspective by linking it back to pre-cinema techniques, gimmick films, Kinoautomat and contemporary experiments with cinematic interactivity. But we will be also looking at the wider cultural historical perspective, such as the Laterna Magika movement in Prague in the fifties and the world exhibition of Montreal in 1967 which not only showed Kinoautomat but also other forms of immersive audiovisual installations and shows.


Alena Cincerova: daughter of Raduz Cincera, inventor of the Kinoautomat. Together with Christopher Hales she assisted with the restoration and digitalisation of the film.

Christopher Hales: has experimented with various forms of interactive film since 1994. He holds the post of Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in Interactive Film at SMARTlab in London.

Teijo Pellinen: MA-course lecturer at the Medialab department, University of Art & Design, Helsinki, he has made seminal interactive television work and co-created the “Cause & Effect” show.

Thomas Weynants : associated with MuHKA and KASK, he researches early visual media and Media Archeology. His lecture will look at the pre-cinematic and early forms of audience participation.

Jack Stevenson: has published widely on American B-movies and is a collector of cinematic curiosities. He will focus on William Castle and on the history of movie gimmicks.

in English!
Participation is free but please register via:
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07.03 > 13:00

lang: en
id_rubrique: 1180
prog: 1176
pos: aval