Behinds The Curtain is an unique festival to celebrate and expand the Central and Eastern European film and new Media.
Launched by the Polish Expats Association (Pea) in partnership with major Art venues in Birmingham, such as Mac, Centrala and Birmingham City Council.
The opening event is on the 16th October 5:00pm in Centrala: Unit 4, Minerva Works, 158 Fazeley Street, B5 5RT Birmingham and the festival will be held until 31th October.
Behind the Curtain aims to engage people with the wealth of cinematography from Central and Eastern Europe, as well as bringing the diverse multi-cultural communities across the city together. It's the fifth edition of this successful festival held in Birmingham.
For those from Central and Eastern Europe, the festival hopes to create a platform to maintain and celebrate cultural identity, and feel part of Birmingham and the West Midlands cultural life.
Considering the advance development of technology and the increasing accessibility of filmmaking equipment available in today's market, everyone is trying to find innovative technologies to improve our experience in cinema.
So the organisation decided to take slightly different approach and focus more on the video art, and the excitement behind projection mapping, and interactive exhibitions.
With a combination of film, video art, audio/video installations, workshops, artist's talks and music, the aim is to enter the era of the new cinema, where the audience expects more than a flat projection, and at the same time introduce people into high quality Eastern European cinema and video artists.
Festival programme will also include 'Film and Poetry' sessions, where young generation artists from Birmingham will perform their interpretation of fragments from Eastern European films in their poems. It`s a free event