“A Month of Single Frames” at Moschino & Moscow Independent Experimental Film Festival – Barbara Hammer Tribute

June 6, 2020

On 6 June at 18:00, Moschino will show on the Live page six films from the program of the 66th International Short Film Festival in Oberhausen, which took place online from 13 to 18 May 2020. The paintings were awarded prizes and special mentions of the festival.

The program is presented by Dmitry Frolov , head of the Moschino Fakel cinema, curator of the MIEFF Experimental Film Festival, member of the jury of the competition program of the 66th Film Festival in Oberhausen. See below his lecture on the rich and creative history of the world’s oldest short film festival.

The selection includes: the winner of the show, the film-diary of self-isolation “Month of Single Frames”, the story of a Greek woman told through her behind-the-scenes reflections (“BELLA”), a documentary video essay about the director’s mother, a schizophrenic patient (“Bright sadness”), manual labor through the eyes of the Chinese a video artist (“I am the people_1”), the first sound film from Finland (“Patent No. 314805”) and a doc about the composer Beatrice Ferreira, an honorary member of the International Organization for Electroacoustic Music UNESCO (“Drawing a diagonal with music”).

The session will be followed by a Q&A with Lynne Sachs, the director of Stills Month, which won the Grand Prix of the festival.


The broadcast will also be available on Colta.ru .


The Oberhausen International Short Film Festival is the world’s oldest and largest short film show since 1954. The festival focuses on avant-garde and experimental cinema, video art and new media. BELLA

Echoes of the Oberhausen Film Festival: Q&A with Lynne Sachs June 6, 2020 As part of the joint program of Moschino and the International Short Film Festival in Oberhausen, The Moscow Independent Experimental Film Festival showed six films from this year’s festival program. Among them – the winner of the Grand Prix “A Month of Single Frames” by Lynne Sachs. Curator Dmitry Frolov in conversation with Lynne Sachs.

Close Up: Barbara Hammer
Moscow Independent Experimental Film Festival
June 2020

This year’s programme of MIEFF’s annual Close-up section presents the first Russian retrospective of the avant-garde female director and artist Barbara Hammer. Over the fifty years of her practice, Hammer created over 80 films and is recognized as a pioneer of queer cinema. Working primarily with video, she has devoted her artistic practice to the exploration of female homosexuality, the issues of body, and the problem of making marginalized queer culture more visible. During her lifetime, Hammer received a number of major awards and exhibited extensively across the globe. 

The Barbara Hammer retrospective is in two parts. It includes her early experimental films alongside the radical works of the 1970s–1990s that brought her recognition, including the iconic Dyketactics and Menses, as well as her first feature-length picture Nitrate Kisses, which won her the Polar Bear Award at the Berlin Film Festival. 

Curator of the programme: Rita Sokolovskaya.

All films will be screened in their original language with Russian subtitles.