Festival Mondial des Cinémas Sauvages

APPEL A FILMS SAUVAGES ! jusqu’au 30 mars 2017

Inscriptions des films en ligne :

Le Festival Mondial des Cinémas Sauvages veut montrer des films libres
dans leurs manières de se fabriquer, libres dans leurs manières d’être

Pas de critères de durée, de genre, de date de réalisation, de
nationalité, de support (nous projetterons en vidéo analogique ou
numérique, et en argentique Super 8, 16mm, 35mm). Les films collectifs,
amateurs, anonymes, auto-produits sont les bienvenus.

Seules conditions : que les films soient partageables (libres de droits,
sous licences libres, etc.) et qu’ils puissent être projetés avec
sous-titres anglais.

Date et lieu : 20-25 juin 2017 à Bruxelles, Belgique.

Plus d’infos sur l’esprit du festival :

ENVOYEZ vos films, PARTAGEZ l’appel, VENEZ à Bruxelles!

Le lieu du festival se veut un espace autogéré et vivant où on aime passer
du temps, dans la jungle des cinémas sauvages. Cantine, bar, concerts,
filmothèque, bibliothèque, infokiosque, canapés et transats… Il y aura
toujours de quoi flâner ou filer un coup de main. N’hésitez pas à nous
contacter si vous souhaitez participer d’une manière ou d’une autre !



OPEN CALL FOR WILD FILMS! until March 30, 2017

Online film submissions:

The Festival Mondial des Cinémas Sauvages (World Festival of Wild Cinema)
wants to show films that are free in the way they were created, free in
the way they are meant to be shown.

No criteria of length, genre, creation date, nationality, format (we
project in analog or digital video, and in the photochemical formats
Super8, 16mm, 35mm). Collective, amateur, anonymous, self-produced films
are welcome.

Only conditions: that the films be shareable (free of copyright, open
source, etc.) and able to be shown with English subtitles.

Date and place: June 20-25, 2017, in Brussels, Belgium.

More info on the spirit of the festival :

SEND your films, SHARE the call, COME to Brussels!

The festival space aims to be a lively do-it-yourself place where it’s fun
to spend time, in the jungle of wild cinema. Kitchen, bar, concerts,
filmotheque, library, info kiosk, open kino, sofas and lounge chairs.
There will always be an opportunity to wander or to give a helping hand.
Don’t hesitate to contact us if you wish to participate in one way or


Comments (0) Posted on: Monday, February 13, 2017 by: in category: Collaborative filming, Copyrights and licenses, Films and Projects

Everything old is new again…

HMMMM… the continuing legacy of patented video compression. But now rather than the David vs. Goliath of Theora/Xiph.org vs. MPEG LA it’s Google vs. MPEG-LA. Interesting though how this coverage in the main stream technology press doesn’t even once mention free software, nor even open source. What’s also not discussed is the relation to hardware (and the fact that Google has the potential power to push VP10 hardware acceleration into Android-based technology). And perhaps it’s Xiph strikes back if Daala can gain support as a “networked” codec.

UPDATE: Microsoft, Google, Mozilla, Cisco, Intel, Netflix, and Amazon today launched a new consortium, the Alliance for Open Media


Comments (0) Posted on: Saturday, August 29, 2015 by: in category: News

AXIOM Beta Crowd Funding Launch



AXIOM Beta: The first open digital cinema camera

apertus° was started by filmmakers who were fed up with the limitations of the tools they had to work with every day. Compared to 50 years ago, cameras today are technologically far superior, but at same time a lot less accessible. AXIOM Beta intends to fix that. Full and open documentation, the ability to add new features, change behaviour of existing ones and to use any custom accessories are intended and plausible goal of AXIOM Beta.

The plan is to democratize camera technology and put the power back into the hands of the users. It is a self liberation by creating high end tools that we ourselves loves to work with – fully independent of any of the big established camera corporations. The time has never been better for such a revolution than it is today!

By contributing to this project you enable the evolvement to a new stage of cameras, a whole new world of possibilities. Your ideas and experiences will help us advance AXIOM in the future. The crowd funding backers community will play an active role in deciding where the AXIOM development is heading.

Comments (0) Posted on: Wednesday, September 10, 2014 by: in category: Collaborative filming, Copyrights and licenses, Hardware


How to run ffmpeg in the browser? Compile it to javascript of course! Is LLVM is the new gcc and javascript the new C?! Crazy cool.



Comments (0) Posted on: Friday, November 15, 2013 by: in category: News

“Cisco to release an open-source H.264 codec”

Motion compensation example-original

Exciting news for online video and/or another case of strange corporate bedfellows (as Cisco woes Mozilla spurning Google?). Read on…

Comments (0) Posted on: Thursday, October 31, 2013 by: in category: Copyrights and licenses

TPC The Pirate Cinema


In the context of omnipresent telecommunications surveillance, “The Pirate Cinema” reveals the hidden activity and geography of Peer-to-Peer file sharing. The project is presented as a monitoring room, which shows Peer-to-Peer transfers happening in real time on networks using the BitTorrent protocol.

The installation produces an arbitrary cut-up of the files currently being exchanged. Users IP addresses and countries are displayed on each cut, depicting the global topology of content consumption and dissemination.

[conception: Nicolas Maigret | development: Brendan Howell]

* Project page: http://thepiratecinema.com/
* Video doc: https://vimeo.com/67518774
* Pictures: goo.gl/VSNQh

* ITW for we make money not art: goo.gl/mhNj2
* ITW for TorrentFreaks: goo.gl/tqfE6
* ITW for Wired: goo.gl/iXU11

Comments (0) Posted on: Tuesday, June 4, 2013 by: in category: Films and Projects, Media archives, News

Mathilde’s Misses


“Mathilde’s Misses” is a documentary by Pieter De Vos, that tells the story of three ladies participating in the world’s first beauty pageant for homeless women.

Mathilde organizes the world’s very first Miss Homeless pageant. Fifteen women compete for the main prize: one year rent-free housing. Pascale hopes to win the house, in order to regain the custody over her 7 year old daughter.

Why free?
Mathilde’s Misses wants to be a tool for creating solidarity with people suffering the violence of poverty.
It is released under a creative commons licence so it can freely roam the world.
Why? We don’t like Theodore Dalrymple and we feel closed copyright is sooo last century.

Watch film here:

Propose to host a screening:

Comments (0) Posted on: Wednesday, January 16, 2013 by: in category: cc / fal / public domain, Films and Projects

Cinelerra-CV Floss-Manual

Floss Manuals francophone has published a manual about the open-source professional video-editing software Cinelerra. The publication is available for download as PDF or Epub on the website of Floss Manuals, a printed version will be available soon. The publication was written and edited during a Libérathon (booksprint).


Target audience
The intention of the publisher was to produce a book that is easily accessible for a french-speaking audience of starting video makers who are looking for free-software alternatives to the commercial packages that dominate both art schools and the audio-visual market.
The targeted reader is familiar with the basic principles of digital video-editing but has no or little experience with Cinelerra or other open-source tools for video-editing. The book offers a first encounter with a well matured professional software with some very special characteristics.

Comments (0) Posted on: Tuesday, January 15, 2013 by: in category: Editing software, Manuals, News

Screencast FFMPEG with sound

To make a high quality screencast with sound from the soundcard.
Great if you want to record for example a webpage that contains sound.
system: Ubuntu 12.04

Record without sound, image size relative to dimensions of your screen:

ffmpeg -f x11grab -s `xdpyinfo | grep 'dimensions:'|awk '{print $2}'` -r 25 -i :0.0 -sameq output.mkv

Record with sound, from your microphone:

ffmpeg -f alsa -i pulse -ab 192 -acodec pcm_s16le -f x11grab -s `xdpyinfo | grep 'dimensions:'|awk '{print $2}'` -r 25 -i :0.0 -sameq output.mkv

To record with sound, from your soundcard:

* Install Pulse Audio Volume Control. (through synaptic package manager)
* Repeat the second command, recording starts.
* Go to Pulse Audio; go to the tab ‘Recording’, it shows ffmpeg recording the sound. Change the pull down menu to Monitor from Built in Analog Stereo.
Now it records the sound stream in stead of your micro.
That is basically it.

To clean up your clip:
You can use the following on your saved clip (output.mkv)

ffmpeg -ss 10 -t 120 -i output.mkv -acodec copy -vcodec copy clip-output-file.mkv

Comments (0) Posted on: Saturday, December 1, 2012 by: in category: Editing software, Manuals, Problems and solutions

Alÿs Reel-Unreel

Download the most recent video from Francis Alÿs here: http://www.francisalys.com/
All video’s (but some) are under Creative Commons / share alike / non commercial.

Reel-Unreel, in collaboration with Julien Devaux and Ajmal Maiwandi, was commissioned by Documenta 13.
Kids role reels of film through the streets. “In 2001 the Taliban burned films from the Afghan Film Archives, people say the fire lasted for 15 days.” Scene’s from marketplaces, panoramic views, people walking. “Look, all these people are locked up” “Here you see his head, the rest is scratched”.

Reel-Unreel derives from Alÿs’ interest in children’s street games, such as the art of rolling a wheel with a stick, which he witnessed in Bamiyan and Kabul. Since the object being rolled around the undulating streets of Kabul’s old town is a spool of film, “real” turns into “reel.”

Comments (0) Posted on: Tuesday, June 19, 2012 by: in category: cc / fal / public domain, Films and Projects, Media archives