Initiated to explore the complex relationship between contemporary art and cinema, “Lo Schermo dell’arte Film Festival takes place every year in November in Florence, at Cinema La Compagnia.
A various programme of artistic films’ presentations, contemporary art documentaries, video installations, artistic residencies, talks with artists, curators, and authors, aims to nurture the dialogue between the two fields. Over the years, several renown artists have participated to the initiative, such as Doug Aitken, Yuri Ancarani, Pierre Bismuth, Phil Collins, Jeremy Deller, Rä di Martino, Omer Fast, Dani Gal, Yervant Gianikian e Angela Ricci Lucchi, Runa Islam, Alfredo Jaar, Isaac Julien, Hassan Khan, Mark Lewis, Jumana Manna, Diego Marcon, Sarah Morris, Deimantas Narkevicius, Rosalind Nashashibi, Shirin Neshat, Melik Ohanian, Anjalika Sagar/The Otolith Group, Adrian Paci, Martial Raysse, Roee Rosen, Julian Rosefeldt, Simon Starling, Hito Steyerl, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Robert Trafford, Luca Vitone, Jane e Louise Wilson, Zapruder.
The annual appointment is enhanced by a series of collateral projects such as training and educational programmes, institutional screenings and an online archive, aimed to spread the knowledge about art films.
The festival is organized by the no-profit instituion Lo Schermo dell’Arte.