Toronto Film Week

Sept 12th - 18th

Experimental Shortlist

The Calling & [cthorsion scrypt fantomsens]

Norwich Radical Film Festival, UK

August 26th - Expressions and Impressions, The Calling

August 28th - Experiments in Form, [cthorsion scrypt fantomsens]

Ramunas Atelier International Independent Film Awards, Vilnius, Lithuania

August 21st -25th

ANIMAZE Montreal International Animation Film Festival, Canada

August 21st

Seattle TRANSMEDIA & Independent Film Festival, USA

July 28th - 31st

Vienna Independent Film Festival, Austria

July 4th - 7th

LonDADA Festival, The Cinema Museum, London, UK

June 23

CURRENTS The Santa Fe International New Media Festival

10th - 26th June

Santa Fe

New Mexico

Screening: The Calling

Amarcord Chicago Arthouse TV & Video Festival
(A division of the Blow-up Arthouse Film Festival), USA

May 29

Magic Mirror, Video Art Festival,

Visual Container, [.BOX] Videoart Project Space Milan, Italy


Museum of Ţǎrii Crişurilor Oradea, Romania

May 21st - 22nd

Master of Art Film Festival

15th - 23rd April

Sofia, Bulgaria

Screening: [cthorsion scrypt fantomsens]

Athens International Film + Video Festival

4th - 10th April

Athens, Ohio, US

Visual Music

Screening: [cthorsion scrypt fantomsens]



Public broadcast

Luxembourg, Lorraine, Saarland and Rhineland-Palatinate

Greater Region

Screening: [cthorsion scrypt fantomsens]

Swedenborg Film Festival

24th March

6:30 - 9:00 pm

Swedenborg Hall


Screening: The Calling

Chris Boyd * Betschart Bros * Stewart Collinson & Dr Andrea Szigetvári * Phil Coy * Gillian Duffy * Selini Halvadaki * Matt Hulse * Christine Lucy Latimer * Susan MacWilliam * James Norton * Elena Peytchinska & Thomas Ballhausen * Daphne Rosenthal * Edwin Rostron * Hiroya Sakurai * Guli Silberstein * and Toby Tatum

Co-curated in 2016 by Gareth Evans (Whitechapel Gallery) and Nora Foster (Frieze), the selected programme of short works explore the singular legacy of the Swedish philosopher, scientist and mystic Emanuel Swedenborg (1688-1772), a seminal influence on Romantic, Symbolist and Surrealist traditions, and in particular the great English artist William Blake.

The only film festival in the world inspired by the work of a single philosopher, the Swedenborg Film Festival takes place in Swedenborg House—archive, publisher and ‘one of London’s most atmospheric venues’ (Guardian).

THE SWEDENBORG FILM FESTIVAL is curated by Gareth Evans, writer, presenter, producer (Patience: After Sebald;By Our Selves and Unseen) and Film Curator at the Whitechapel Gallery, London; and Nora Foster, Communications Co-ordinator, Frieze and formerly Assistant Curator, The Swedenborg Society.

Admission is free but capacity is limited. Book now at:

The Erotic & Bizarre Art Film Festival

10th March


Manchester Film Festival

5th March

8:00 pm

HOME (formerly Cornerhouse)


Official Selection: The Calling

Experimental Shortlist

It screens in competition with six other experimental shorts before a feature documentary about the experimental filmmaker, Paul Sharits.

Cec 2016

10th Carnival of e-Creativity

26th - 28th February

Shillong, Meghalaya, India

Screening: [cthorsion scrypt fantomsens]

Shortfest International

22nd - 28th February


Official Selection: [cthorsion scrypt fantomsens]

Experimental Shortlist

One Screen

10th February

Sunshine Cinemas

New York

Official Selection: [cthorsion scrypt fantomsens]

Experimental Shortlist

Filmmaking that rigorously re-evaluates cinematic conventions and explores alternatives to traditional narratives or methods of working.

Animate 4

4th Cologne Art & Animation Festival

Cologne, Germany

Screening: [cthorsion scrypt fantomsens]

Firestone International Experimental Film Festival

16th December

WINZAVOD Centre for Contemporary Art

Moscow, Russia

Screening: [cthorsion scrypt fantomsens]

Cultural Decay Rate: Essays on Contemporary Art, Literature and Social Disintegration

by John David Ebert

This book, a sort of “John David Ebert Reader,” collects and gathers his most recent essays, displaying a broad range of topics from spree killers to disappearing planes; from the disintegrative effects of technology upon society to ruminations on contemporary art and literature; and also includes a section on the cult and culture of the multi-media celebrity. These essays, never before published in book form, show the broad range of Ebert’s thought and give the reader a sense of his wide grasp upon the various cultural phenomena of contemporary post-historic society.

Featuring Glitch Christ cover art and essays on Glitch Christ and [cthorsion scrypt fantomsens].

The book is available on amazon: US UK

FACT and Channels Award Shortlist

Exploring Memory, Time, Space and Identity in relation to the blurred boundaries between digital and the 'real'.



Green Screen Self Study

Being today is "being-digitized", one does not exist unless one has been replaced by a simulacrum of oneself. The screens plane liquifies into narcissus's reflecting pool alluding to the dangers and cognitive dissonance media can cause. Previous models of the Self are replaced by a creation of technicity and artifice, a fluid disintegrating river of selfhood that can be manipulated at will. Chroma key green screen is a technique used to place subjects in artificial environments. The background which is usually omitted becomes a cgi zone of potentialities that pictorially invades the subject/self, blurring the boundaries between digital environments and physical selves. Portrait becomes detrait which is overcoded by asignifying swarms of flows, affects, time displacements, slit scans and motion algorithm glitches.

The Happy Jug

27th October

Unity Theatre


This play is an attempt to deal with the magical implications of a jug changing the course of personal and national histories.

A script by Nathan Jones is performed by three monolithic sculptures by Madeline Hall which are animated with light projections by Simon Jones with CGI by Chris Boyd. The soundtrack is by granular synthesis producer Kepla.

A highly innovative and ambitious new proposal of a "post-human theatre", folding contemporary events into a slippery, indeterminate mesh of cause and effect

Deep Hedonia present BROADCAST #2

Friday 9th October

Liverpool Small Cinema

7-10:30 pm

Screening: [cthorsion scrypt fantomsens]