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Garage Screen. III Moscow International Experimental Film Festival MIEFF

29 September – 2 October 2018


The 2018 MIEFF Festival features a special program of experimental films from all over the world, as well as an innovative VR-film The Deserted, a retrospective of the avantgarde director Peter Kubelka, and films devoted to Sergei Eisenstein at the Garage Museum of Contemporary Art. The festival program has been developed as part of the strategic partnership between the Museum and MIEFF.

MIEFF Festival aims to establish a framework for the sustainable development and support of  experimental cinema in Russia and focuses on the films by directors and video artists who work at the borders of different artistic practices.

The Museum will host three premiers: Roi Soleil a performance film by Albert Serra about last days of the French monarch Louis XIV, Possessed about finding new ways to live in society in an era of social networks, created by Dutch design studio METAHAVEN together with the documentarist Rob Schröder, and Good Luck by the American anthropologist Ben Russell.

This year, the festival’s program interest in extended types of cinema will be represented by an innovative VR-film by the Taiwanese director Tsai Ming-liang The Deserted. The film will be screened in Europe for the first time a year after it won at the 74th Venice Film Festival.

Christian von Borries, an artist, conductor, and film director from Berlin, will present work-in-progress of his new project More Human than Than Human. An Automated Social Science Fiction Series. In his lecture the artist will speak about his understanding of big data, modern urban planning and a new type of citizen.

The Taiwanese video artist and author of The Walker festival film Su Hui-Yu will hold a masterclass called “Different Type of Pressure”.

A special guest of the festival is an avantgarde film director and theorist, one of the founders of the Austrian Film Museum Peter Kubelka, who will present his own retrospective on 35 mm and 16 mm film and hold a public performance lecture “Metaphors for the mouth, eyes and ears”.

HTC Vive Pro, a new system of virtual reality, will be used for the film demonstration.

Festival Curators: Vladimir Nadein, Rita Sokolovskaya, and Dmitriy Frolov in consultation with Garage Screen curator Evgeny Gusyatinskiy.


Moscow International Experimental Film Festival was established in 2016 with a strong aspiration to create a new cultural institution that would provide a close look at a wide range of experimental practices with the moving image. MIEFF is an international showcase platform welcoming up-and-coming as well as experienced filmmakers from around the world and will lay the foundation for a new generation of artists in our country, facilitate interdisciplinary dialogue, and engage a wider creative young audience with this brave approach to seeing things differently in film. 




Standard: 350 RUB
Student: 250 RUB*

 Garage Members: 175 RUB

Concessions for pensioners, veterans, large families, under 18s, and visitors with disabilities (with one carer): 175 RUB**

To book members’ tickets, call +7 (499) 345-10-00 or email Booked tickets must be paid for no later than 30 minutes before the screening.

Film will be shown in original language with Russian subtitles.
Screening accessible for the deaf and hard of hearing.

* For students of 18 to 25 years old with student ID
** Please bring proof of eligibility

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