In addition to their monthly screenings, the Coalition founded what was initially called either the Festival of Experimental Film or the Experimental Film Festival. The first one was most likely in 1984.
The 52nd annual Ann Arbor Film Festival will screen Brett Kashmere’s From Deep, Ben Russell and Ben Rivers’ A Spell to Ward Off the Darkness and loads more.
Experiments in Cinema v.8.53 rocking Albuquerque, New Mexico with another lineup of fantastic experimental short films. The entire festival runs April 15-21.
Here are some fantastic underground film posters made in England in the ’70s, with posters promoting the work of Andy Warhol, Kurt Kren, Stan Brakhage and more.
Notable underground film events of 1976 were the publication of A History of American Avant-Garde Cinema and the production of Jonas Mekas’ Lost, Lost, Lost.
Notable underground film events of 1975 were the formation of Berks Filmmakers, the debut of the Rocky Horror Picture Show and Amos Poe making Night Lunch.
Kill Your Timid Notion is a festival of underground film and performances, including work by Ken Jacobs, Kurt Kren, Andrew Lampert, Hollis Frampton and more.
Some notable underground film events in 1971 were Jonas Mekas ending his Movie Journal column, Willard Maas passing away and the first festival was held.
Ed Halter and Thomas Beard have a new space in Brooklyn dedicated to film and video art called Light Industry. The opening event will include work by Kurt Kren.
Here are some scans from the Lausanne Underground Film Festival programs that featured the work of Jonas Mekas, Kurt Kren, Zeb Haradon, Mike Kuchar and more.