Highway’s Fourth Annual
Film Maudit 2.0 Film Festival
Wednesday, January 12 to Sunday, January 22, 2023
Returning with 100+ Live and Virtual Screenings
Special Programs, Live Performances,
Retrospectives of works by
IZZY LEE and JAN SOLDAT, with filmmakers in-person
The fourth edition of Film Maudit 2.0, a showcase and celebration of outré films, takes place in person at Highways Performance Space and online @ watch.filmmaudit.org, January 12-22, 2023.
This year, Film Maudit 2.0 will once again feature over 100 works of cinema from 20+ countries including films rarely, if ever, seen in festivals: works addressing socio-political issues and taboo subject matter that challenges conventional artistic assumptions and sexual mores. The wide range of shorts, narrative, documentary and experimental films selected are deliberately bold, extreme, confrontational and unusual.
With its hybrid physical and virtual format, Film Maudit 2.0 is moving forward into the exciting future of the festival-going experience, breaking down an exclusivity that has previously marred the indie landscape and its films/filmmakers, while at the same time allowing the participation and conversation of filmmakers across time-zones who wouldn’t have the ability to travel to festivals. This dual power of both a theatrical experience and a streaming landscape for independent filmmakers allows local audiences back to experience the richness of the live filmgoing experience with films that typically would not screen locally in such a context, while at the same time, making most of the films accessible to a wider national and international audiences in an online portal @ watch.filmmaudit.org.
Special programs include:
– The BEHOLD! Queer Film and Performance Series, featuring multiple feature and shorts programs that showcase works from and about the LGBTQ+ and Latinx communities spread over three curated categories.
– Retrospectives with guest filmmakers in attendance Izzy Lee and Jan Soldat.
– A collection of early avant-garde cinema accompanied by live music including SB the Moor and Shamon Cassette.
Visit the Interactive website @ www.filmmaudit.org