12 - 21 APRIL 2010


Following on from Paris in November and preceding Berlin in July, the Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid, will take place in Madrid to create a space for discovery and thought between new cinema and contemporary art at several locations: the Reina Sofia National Museum, the Spanish Cinematheque, the Tabacalera – future National Centre for Visual Arts, and the Sala Alcalá 31 of the Comunidad de Madrid.

Singular in Europe due to the cultural exchange between the three cities, the Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid offer a rare insight into the numerous existing contemporary audio-visual practices. Cutting-edge cinema and documentaries, video art, multimedia installations, the Rencontres Internationales’ programme is the result of an extensive research process (from around 6000 submissions) inviting certain artists, key figures in the world of cinema and contemporary art.

In the presence of 100 artists and directors from all over the world, this year’s festival offers an unprecedented international programme of 150 works from Spain, France, Germany, and 50 other countries, and brings together internationally-recognised artists and directors alongside young artists and directors presented in Madrid for the first time. It includes 30 screenings with many highlights and film premières, a media art exhibition, and a forum.


@ Tabacalera- future National Centre for Visual Arts – APRIL 12

7PM – Exhibition Opening
9PM – Multimedia concert: Thomas Kőner

@ Reina Sofia National Museum – APRIL 13

7.30PM – Opening Screening
9.30PM – Multimedia concert: Ryoichi Kurokawa


30 screenings, each followed by a discussion session with the artists and filmmakers

@ Reina Sofia National Museum – APRIL 14-19
@ The Spanish Cinematheque – APRIL 14-21

Some highlights:

– Two carte blanches given to Werner Schroeter and Harun Farocki.

– Special screenings to Jean-Luc Godard, Jonas Mekas.

– The premières of films by Pedro Costa, Ben Russell, Ken Jacobs.

– The newest works by Eija-Liisa Ahtila (FI), Emmanuelle Antille (CH), Patrick
Bernatchez (CA), Eleonore de Montesquiou (FR), Bea de Visser (NL), Fernando del Cubo (ES), Rä di Martino (IT), Johanna Domke (DE), Dora Garcia (ES), Charlotte Ginsborg (UK), Crispin Gurholt (NO), Bouchra Khalili (MA), Avi Mograbi (IL), Pere Portabella (ES), Volker Schreiner (DE), Tsai Ming Liang (TW), Apichatpong Weerasethakul (TH), Liu Wei (CN), Julius Ziz (LT).

– Numerous themed screenings, each built around a subject or a cross-disciplinary theme of different genres and different audiovisual practices (documentary approaches, new fiction, video, experimental…).


@ Tabacalera, Future National Centre for Visual Arts – APRIL 12-21

The exhibition brings together 17 international artists: Patrick Bernatchez  (CA), Tony Cokes  (US), Diego del Pozo Barriuso  (ES), Peter Downsbrough  (US), Pieter Geenen  (BE), Chia-wei Hsu  (TW), Ryoji Ikeda  (JP), Joan Leandre  (ES), Gordon Matta Clark (US), Anthony McCall  (US), Francis Naranjo  (ES), Natacha Nisic  (FR), Hans op de Beeck  (BE), RYBN  (FR), Manuel Saiz  (ES), Alexander Schellow  (DE), Antoine Schmitt  (FR).


@ Comunidad de Madrid Sala Alcalá 31 – APRIL 13-21

This special programme gathers 14 rare contemporary animation works, by visual artists and filmmakers.


@ Comunidad de Madrid Sala Alcalá 31 – APRIL 13-21
@ Reina Sofia National Museum – APRIL 18

The Rencontres Internationales invites you to a late convivial breakfast with artists and filmmakers. Every day, professionals, curators, museum directors or independent organizations will introduce their work and talk with the audience.