CINEMA GROUPS

OMSK

OMSK gives voice to the unprecedented and the seldom seen. Countless performers and live art acts have engaged OMSK audiences, including The Dragon Ladies and The Frank Chickens, The Sonic Catering Band, Lovely Jon, Snidey, Raving Feminine Duet, the Molotov Mongolian Throat Singers, The New Purposists Exploding Paintings and Free Range's Stigmata Exercise Bicycles. Installation, video art, sound art, food art, sculpture, spoken word, multifarious cinema, animation, physical theatre and site specific dance have all found a home with OMSK. There are very few events which can offer emerging artists such scope for testing their work. 

CONTACT:  Steven Eastwood - 0207 803 1009

HALLOWEEN SOCIETY

Founded in 1995, the Halloween Society is a SHORT FILM screening club based at the Notre Dame Hall in Soho, London. It's run by a fabulous pair called Philip Ilson and Tim Harding. They show up to 13 films an evening and they're super keen on 16mm and also can show beta formats. In recent years Halloween has mutated into a sideline called KENTRA, a fusion of nightclub and cinema mixing experimental visuals with sets by leading DJ's. 

CONTACT: Philip - 07880 647 189

 www.collective.co.uk/halloween

KINOKULTURE

Short film cinema that specialises in Underground Kulture, drag racing, urban folk art and Americana. Regular screenings and events at The Chamber of Popular Culture. Recent shows have featured live appearances by Richard Hell, Kozik and the Islamic Diggers.

CONTACT:  JAMES - 0207 833 3644

UNDERCURRENTS

Oxford based documentary video group
who bring out regular compilation videozines
of radical protest and agitation.
Call 01865 203661

bak.spc.org

Backspace are the tekky hub of the Volcano!!! festival.  James Stevens, the uber dude, is always keen to help out with projects involving computers and digitally mastered video. They also have an excellent track record in broadcasting live over the internet - now every Tuesday at 7-9pm GMT @ www.ard.spc.org/live.ram

CONTACT: James Stevens james@bak.spc.org

CONSCIOUS CINEMA

Brighton based radical protest video group.
Call 01273 622 648.

Uncut

The ICA1s informal screen discussion session,
call ICA Education on 020 7930 0493

Roll Your Own

Run at the Lux, similar set up to Uncut
call Greg Pope on 020 7684 2833

MY EYES MY EYES

My Eyes My Eyes are a film group coming out of Woolwich who do great collaborations, most recently with Autonomous Astronauts Association. They are always open to film submissions: 16mm, Super 8, Video but the programme is curated. They are also keen on performance and installation artists. 

CONTACT: myeyes@dircon.co.uk or phone Clive 'n Grace on 0208 858 5983.

HEADCLEANER

Coventry based. They organise screenings, if interested send your videos to: Headcleaner, c/o The Depot, Bond Street, Coventry, CV1 4AH 

Phone: (01203) 525074.

KINOFILM Manchester

Kino is the short film agency and outlet in the North West of England. They are in the process of a research and development project looking at setting up a national Short Film Agency which will include a multimedia short film database. The aim is for Kino to act as agents for filmmakers. Info: Kinofilm, 48 Princess Street, Manchester M1 6HR. TEL. 0161 288 2494. Fax: 0161237 3423

 Email: john.kino@good.co.uk

DAZZLE (Plymouth)

We want to show your no/low budget Super 8 and 16mm films, no matter how weird, wonderful or wasted, to a like-minded audience with food and booze available. Details, help or inspiration, call us. NOW!" 

Plymouth 01752 666 354

OXFORD FILM & VIDEO MAKERS

The OFVM organises screenings fortnightly at the Sound Bite Cafe, Cowley Road, Oxford. If you are interested in coming or want to be a speaker contact Super 98 at: The Stables, North Place, Headington, Oxford 0X3 9HY,  Tel: 01865 741 682 Fax: 01865 742 901 

E-mail: super98@spinout.globalnet.co.uk

FIX FILM CLUB

Fix is a new video-screening club in Birmingham interested in low/nobudget innovative and experimental work and in getting in touch with other film clubs around the country. Contact: Mark Lynall, The Big Peg, Reception, 120 Vyse Street, The Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham B18 6NF. 

E-mail: FixFilmClub@netscape.net

JUNK TV (Brighton)

Fortnightly screenings of no/low-budget short films in Brighton. Absurd comedies and dramas to abstract films and video activism. Send a VHS copy of any films you would like to show.

CONTACT: Junk TV, Flat 18, 71 Middle Street, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 1AL. Tel: 01273 882 313

LONDON SOCIALIST FILM CLUB

Socialist screening group who hold regular screenings of left based and agit-prop film and video and are also able to assist community groups and organisations with projection equipment for film/video shows in the London area. 

Get in touch with Chris at 6 Cromer House Street, London WC1H 8DB.

Tel/Fax: 0207 278 8394

EXPLODING CINEMA AMSTERDAM 

Mutant offspring of the Exploding based
in vast warehouse in Amsterdam
Call Mark on ( Nat. code) 0206684252.

KINO TROTTER 

Brussels based Belgium film group who organise European
tours and have recently set up their own cinema.
Contact: Katya Rossini
12 Rue Du Bon Secours
1000 Bruxelles
Brussels.

FAKE 

Amsterdam based no budget film/video group
who organise the ROUGH AND RUINED FESTIVAL !
CONTACT: Liz Wendelbo
Stichting F.A.K.E. Film and Kult Entertainment
Rombout Hogerbeetsstraat 135 huis
1052 VZ AMSTERDAM
NETHERLANDS

ALL NIZO RESTRICTED REVOLUTION PICTURES 

Hamburg based no budget Super 8 group who specialise in outdoor
screenings.
CONTACT: Lutz Kayser
Martin Luther Str. 16
20459 Hamburg
R.I.A.
Germany.

JANE HIGGINS

(London film maker, friend of E.C.)
Recently started up a low budget film screening event in New York
contact address;
11 Avenue B #3b
10009
New York
tel; (US) 212 254 5273

TOTAL MOBILE HOME

San Fransisco based underground (in the basement of their house!)
cinema.
Contact; Rebecca Barton
51 Mc Coppin St
San Francisco CA 9 4301
Call ( Nat. code) 415 431 4007.