Paul Turano
Toward the Flame premieres at Sydney Underground Film Festival
SUFF programs unique, quality independent films that transgress the status quo and challenge the conservative conventions of filmmaking. The festival is devoted to renewing local interest in independent and experimental film as part of an international underground film culture and aims to change an ingrained culture of cinematic complacency and revitalise an enthusiasm for cinema. SUFF
H.E.F.F #2 screens First Light on South Street
The 2nd annual Haverhill Experimental Film Festival is presenting First Light on South Street. H.E.F.F. 2014 will expand into a third day, adding two more screenings, five more awards, and a significant bump in the cash prizes. Winners of the 2014 festival will be taken on the road for a festival tour down I-95 hitting as many major stops as possible. We're shooting for Boston, Providence, NYC, Jersey City, Philadelphia, Baltimore, D.C., Richmond, and finally Raleigh, NC. More info: H.E.F.F
First Light at South Street screens at the Athens International Film Festival
The Athens International Film and Video Festival was founded in 1974, and since then has presented independent films from around the world. First Light at South Street screens in a program called "Everyday Life" on Tuesday April 15th.
First Light at South Street premieres at the Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival.

Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival is an international festival of experimental film and artists’ moving image. The 2014 theme is ‘DreamLand’, focussing on film explorations of the natural world as a place of dreams. The 4 day festival is held in the ex-industrial mill town of Hawick, in the Scottish Borders region of Scotland, from April 3-6th 2014. First Light in screening in Dreamland Program 3
Fallout and Toxic Red Sludge presented at the Ammerman Center for Art and Technology Symposium.
Exhibited at the Hygenic Gallery in New London Connecticut as part of the Ammerman Center for Art and Technology Symposium.The 3 day event focuses on the 2014 theme, "Presence, Immersion and Location", at the intersection of arts and technology. The symposium will consist of paper sessions, performances, art exhibition and new works commissioned by the Ammerman Center for Arts and Technology.
Not Clear Cut at NewFilmmakers Winterfest
Screening in the Maya Deren Theatre on January 5th at 7pm at Anthology Film Archives in NYC New Filmmakers
Not Clear Cut screening at Black Maria Film and Video Festival at the Paramount Arts Center
On Friday November 22nd at 7pm Not Clear Cut will be screening in a program of short films as part of the Black Maria Film Festival tour. Arts Emerson is sponsoring the event at the Paramount Center.
Not Clear Cut Selected for Aesthetica Film Festival in York England
An established and dynamic player on the UK film festival circuit, the Aesthetica Short Film Festival (ASFF) is a celebration of independent film from across the world, and an outlet for championing and supporting short filmmaking in November 7 – 10, 2013. Spanning all genres including drama, documentary, animation, comedy, music video, thriller, experimental and artists’ film, the festival showcases its films across 15 distinct and historic locations in the city of York. Moving between medieval halls, ancient city walls, boutique cinemas, galleries and museums, the festival invites visitors to create their own unique viewing experience. Aesthetica
Not Clear Cut screens in Barcelona at 20th annual L'Alternativa program at Barcelona International Film Festival
Presented in November at the Center for Contemporary Culture in the following program: L'Alternativa Hall features tailor-made programmes of screenings grouped together under the heading Hall Selects that encompass a wide range of international film and video for all audiences, although perhaps not for all tastes. Eccentricities, conviction, genius, documentary, criticism, humour, observation and intimate visions. Pure eclecticism for curious eyes. Alternativa
Fallout at Dallas Video Festival
On October 12th in a program called Immanentize The Eschaton at the Video Cafe Dallas Video Fest
RISC - Rencontres Internationales Sciences et Cinémas / International Science & Film Festival 2013 Association Polly Maggoo Screens Fallout:
From October 10th to 19th 2013 in Marseille, France at the
House of the Region BMVR Alcazar Theater Varieties, the Natural History Museum of Marseille. The festival is organized this year by Polly Magoo productions with Marseille-Provence 2013, a European Capital of Culture, showcasing a program of short and feature films (documentary, fiction, experimental, video art) browsing various scientific fields (basic science the humanities and social sciences) and invites filmmakers and researchers to meet with the public. RISC
Fallout screening at 15th edition of Paris Festival for Different and Experimental cinema

As part of the Collectif Jeune Cinéma the festival will take place in autumn, from October 16th until the 20th and aims to carry on what was initiated in the previous years in order to give visibility to a wide spectrum of current experiments in cinema. This year, in parallel to the films in competition, the "focus" program will address more specifically the use of archival images as traces, materials and collective histories of moving images. The video will be screening at Les Voûtes, Paris. INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION #5
Crosstalk Video Art Festival in Budapest Hungary screens Fallout
September 13-15th "Animated, documentary, narrative, experimental, formalist, concept, digital trash, musical, abstract, hybrid, low-tech, high-tech, footage, collage, looped, manipulated, found, staged or acted....all type of single-channel videos from all over the world at Crosstalk's. 6th edition. In 2 venues: at Toldi Art Cinema + at a brand new artists-run-space called Higgs Field located at the very hip zone of the inner city of Budapest."
Crosstalk
Fallout Selected for Sydney Underground Film Festival
September 5-8th at Factory Theatre in Sydney Australia, Fallout will be screening in a program called Reality Bites
UFVA screening of Not Clear Cut
I presented Not Clear Cut at this year's University Film and Video Association conference at Chapman University on Saturday August 3rd.
Fallout at Basement Media Festival
Fallout is screening on 6/15 and 6/23 in Brooklyn at Spectacle as part of the 3rd annual Basement Media Festival, and annual screening event that showcases contemporary low-fidelity motion pictures. Basement Media
Fallout screens in Venice during the Biennale at the Maldives Pavilion as part of Pirate Cinema.
Pirate Cinema is a DIY, recycled and hacked machine! A five wheels bike for three people to move forwards or produce electricity. This mobile installation is equipped with professional audio visual equipments using the electricity produced by pedalling and solar panels. This enables multi media performances while moving or stationary with electric self-sufficiency where ever you are. Pirate Cinema is an open platform. A catalyst for engaged art, guerrilla promotion, street politics and people’s empowerment. We organised and participated in varieties of events like short and feature films screening, experimental music, bands performances and festivals. Pirate Cinema

For the 55th Venice Biennale Miriam De Rosa curated a film selection for Pirate Cinema in a performance hosted by Maldives Pavilion. The films are mainly new releases produced by independent visual artists and filmmakers between 2009 and 2013. The program offers an international overview about ecological romanticism - a key concept of the whole pavilion.
Location: Gervasuti Foundation, Via Garibaldi, Fondamenta Sant'Ana, Castello 995 - Venice, June 2013 Maldives Program
Not Clear Cut screens at HEFF
Not Clear Cut has been selected for the Haverhill Experimental Film Festival in Haverhill, Massachusetts the only experimental film fest in Massachusetts. HEFF
Fallout at Portland Experimental Film Festival
From May 20th to 26th the Experimental Film Festival Portland is connecting the rich landscape of local makers to the vast and bright world of experimental media across the country and beyond both coasts. I am honored to have my recent work from the Repurposed Web Reports Series - Fallout as a part of their lineup! EFF Portland
Not Clear Cut at Winnipeg Cinematheque
Open City Cinema is co-sponsoring a screening at the Winnipeg Cinematheque with Not Clear Cut opening for Lucien Castaing-Taylor and Verena Peravel's film Leviathan.
Open City Cinema
Not Clear Cut at Athens International Film and Video Festival
The Athens International Film and Video Festival was founded in 1974, and since then has presented independent films from around the world. The Festival is sponsored by the Athens Center for Film and Video, a project of the College of Fine Arts at Ohio University. Athens Film Fest
Not Clear Cut in Experiments of Cinema v8.53
Experiments in Cinema is annual celebration of international cinema experimentation based in Albuquerque, New Mexico Experiments in Cinema v8.53
Not Clear Cut at Films For the Forest Festival, sponsored by the Rain Forest Alliance
Not Clear Cut has been selected as a finalist for the annual Films for the Forest Festival. The event will be held on Sunday, March 10, from 6:30 - 9:30pm at the George Washington Carver Museum, located at 1165 Angelina St, Austin, Texas 78702. Films for the Forest Festival
Not Clear Cut, Receives a Directors Choice award at the 2013 Black Maria Film Festival
The Black Maria Film Festival has a long track record of commitment to short works. It encourages and seeks creative, insightful, and/or sensitive, free spirited, expressive, experimental, poetic works or an otherwise genuine approach to the material or subject. Works of interest to the Festival might be revealing documentaries or whimsical in nature, or passionately avant garde or poignant, thoughtful or incisive BUT all genres are welcome. The intent is to recognize, exhibit and reward uncommon work. Black Maria 2013
104 Merrimac St is screening at in the Urban Research Program at the 2013 Directors Lounge, Berlin Germany

Urban Research is a film and video program curated by Klaus W. Eisenlohr for Directors Lounge 2013. It encompasses explorations of public space, the conditions of urban life, and interventions in the urban sphere, by international film and video artists using experimental, documentary, abstract, or fictive forms. Urban Research 2013 will be first presented at Directors Lounge 7—17 February 2013. The program has also been presented internationally in screenings in London, Mannheim, Hannover, Poznan, Freiburg, Essen, Dordrecht, Senigallia, St. Petersburg and Berlin. Urban Research
Fallout and Not Clear Cut at the 35th annual Big Muddy Film Festival
The Big Muddy Film Festival (BMFF) strives to provide Southern Illinois with a rare opportunity to experience contemporary, innovative, and provocative works in film and video that have local and global relevance.The BMFF provides filmmakers a venue for screening, celebrating, and awarding their contributions to the art of cinema. The festival seeks to explore and push the boundaries of cinema, embracing genre- and form-bending practices, inter-media collaborations, underserved filmmakers, and cinema as a catalyst for community engagement.
Big Muddy
Toxic Red Sludge Screens at the Carnival of Creativity in Bhimtal, India
As part of the world wide tour of Cologne OFF - Festival of Video Art, in a program called Continental Drift, Toxic Red Sludge will be screening in Bhimtal, India as part of the 8th Annual Carnival of Creativity on February 23-24 2013.
Carnival of Creativity
FLEX Fest screens Not Clear Cut
FLEX, the Florida Experimental Film/Video Festival, is Florida's only film festival devoted to works of avant-garde/experimental/underground cinema. The annual festival takes place every February 2013. FLEX
Not Clear Cut Screening at the Victoria Film Festival
The Victoria Film Festival has selected Not Clear Cut to be screened in the Converge program in February 2013.Victoria Film Festival
Not Clear Cut and Fallout at MEMIC
Fallout from the Repurposed Web Reports series, and Not Clear Cut were screened at MEMIC’s (Midlands Experimental Moving Image Collective) Film Salon #1: Warpaint - a program of artists’ film and video accompanied by an exhibition of moving image installation works. MEMIC Film Salon 1 takes place at Althorpe Studios and Gallery, Royal Leamington Spa, Great Britain on November 30th at 7pm. Memic
Des Pas Sur La Neige (Footprints in the Snow) screens at Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
As a finalist in the James River Film Festival, Footprints in the Snow is screening November 30th at 6:30 pm at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond, Virginia Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Black Maria Film Festival in Boston.

Black Maria Film Festival is bringing their tour to Emerson College and will be screening my film Des Pas sur la Neige (Footprints in the Snow) on November 8 at 7pm in the Paramount Center's Bright Family Screening Room.
TIE comes to Emerson College
The International Experimental Cinema Exposition is presenting a program of experimental work including my recent film Not Clear Cut on October 9th at 7pm in the Bright Family Screening Room in the Paramount Center. The programmer Christopher May will be introducing the program and moderating a Q+A with some of the filmmakers, including myself, present. Details of the program are here: TIE
Not Clear Cut at Antimatter
Dedicated to the exhibition and nurturing of film and video as art, Antimatter has grown into the premier showcase of experimental cinema in the west. Encompassing screenings, installations, performances and media hybrids, Antimatter provides a noncompetitive festival setting in Victoria, British Columbia, free from commercial and industry agendas. The Screening of my Film Not Clear Cut takes place on October 14th at the Victoria Theatre at 7pm in a program called "This Must be the Place" More info at Antimatter
Toxic Red Sludge Screens in Hungary
as part of the tour of CologneOFF 2012. The festival is screening in Hungary at Busho - Budapest International Short Film Festival
4-9 September 2012 Cologne OFF at Busho
Not Clear Cut is screening at MIA @ the Armory in a program called Endless Plain
August 24th at 7pm at the Armory Center for the Arts in Pasadena, CA.
MIA is a brand new series screening the work of artists using the moving image. Moving image art includes experimental film, video art, installation art, performance art, essay films and animation.
Curated by artist Alanna Simone. Endless Plain
Smokestack is screening at the Sydney Underground Film Festival
Part of the Program "Reality Bites", Friday September 10th at 10:30 pm at the Boiler Room Cinema in The Factory Theatre.
Sydney Underground - Reality Bites
Albumleaf is part of "Private Territory" a Tour of North American Films
Curated by Mariya Nikiforova - "the program was built around the ostensibly anchored idea of ‘home.’ But a home can be a journey in its own right – a journey into identity, a journey into memory..." The program will be screened in Reykjavik, St. Petersburg, Helsinki, and Stockholm. More info at Private Territory
Cologne OFF screens Toxic Red Sludge in World Tour
Cologne OFF 2012 - is an International Video Art Festival: Video Art in a Global Context. This year's theme is Continental Drift. The first screening will take place in Phnom Penh, Cambodia under the Motto: The Freedom of Memory at Meta House on July 12th-15th Freedom of Memory
Festival Images Contre Nature screens Toxic Red Sludge
Festival International de Video Experimentale Founded by the organization P'Silo in 2000. Screenings Of Toxic Red Sludge will take place in Marseille France at the Theatre Des Chartreux July 11th and 14th and other venues in Marseille. Images Contre Nature
Des Pas Sur La neige (Footprints in the Snow) is screening at the ICA Boston
The annual screening of TIE - The International Experimental Film Exposition at the ICA Boston Sunday April 1st at 4pm.
TIE at ICA
Green Becomes Black and Blue (White Becomes Red) screens in Iowa City Documentary Film Festival and wins Honorable Mention.
Entering its 10th year in 2012, the Iowa City International Documentary Film Festival (IC DOCS) is an annual event committed to engaging a local audience with the world through short films (under 30 minutes) that explore the boundaries of documentary and non-fiction filmmaking. April 12-14th at the Bijou Theater IC Docs
Des Pas Sur La neige (Footprints in the Snow) selected for the Australian International Film Festival
Bringing quality experimental film and video from all over the world to Australia and now in its third year, A.I.E.F.F. continues in its effort to reach experimental film and video artists in some of the most remote places in the world as well as the big metropolis cities that heave with artistic endeavours in this exciting area of practice. May 5th to 6th at the Loop Theater in Melbourne Australia. Australia International Experimental Film Festival
Des Pas Sur La neige (Footprints in the Snow) selected for Athens International Film Festival
The Athens International Film and Video Festival was founded in 1974, and since then has presented independent films from around the world. The Festival is sponsored by the Athens Center for Film and Video, a project of the College of Fine Arts at Ohio University. April 13-19th 2012
Athens International Film Festival
Des pas sur la Neige (Footprints in the Snow) selected for the 2012 Black Maria Film Festival
Since 1981, the annual Black Maria Film + Video Festival has taken its (no hyphen) name from that of the world?s first motion picture studio built by Thomas Edison in 1893. The Festival and its tour operate as an independent non-profit organization and is the primary endeavor of Thomas Edison Media Arts. For over 30 years the Festival has been acclaimed for advocating, supporting and widely exhibiting fresh short works up to an hour in length by emerging as well as by veteran independent film and videomakers. The festival's annual competition is juried by noted exponents of independent work and results in 40 to 60 works chosen for the festival's annual tour. The tour visits 65 or more diverse institutions in 20 or more states starting with the premiere each season at New Jersey City University, in Jersey City, NJ. 2012 Black Maria
Cinesonika2 is showing work from the Repurposed Reports Series
Green Becomes Black and Blue (White Becomes Red) and Smokestack are showing at Cinesonika2 a festival and conference about innovative sound design in Vancouver, BC at Simon Fraser University Cinesonika
Des pas sur La Neige selected for TIE
The International Experimental Cinema Exposition will be premiering my film "Des pas sur la Neige" at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee Union Theater October 11th 2011 TIE
Albumleaf in East Coast Tour
Curators Luis Arnias and Matthew McWilliams just completed a short east coast tour to introduce New England based experimental filmmakers to venues from Brooklyn to Baltimore. Details at From Gust to Hail
Albumleaf at Antimatter
"Dedicated to the exhibition and nurturing of film and video as art, Antimatter has grown into the premier showcase of experimental cinema in the west. Encompassing screenings, installations, performances and media hybrids, Antimatter provides a noncompetitive festival setting in Victoria, British Columbia, free from commercial and industry agendas."
Albumleaf is screening during the 14th annual edition taking place from October 14th to 22nd.
Antimatter
24th edition of Instants Video screening Escape Plan
POetic POlitic POetronic Festival - Les Instants Vidéo is an event dedicated to electronic poetry with its multiple forms, monobands, installations, performances, multimedia in venues throughout Europe.
Escape Plan is screening November 4th to 29th in Milan Italy at the Video Box Gallery
VideoBOX
Instants Video
Green Becomes Black and Blue (White Becomes Red) screens in Korea
The Seoul International Extreme Short Image and Film Festival at the Kicox Venture Center is showing a video from the Repurposed Web Reports Series. The festival runs from September 29th - October 4th 2011
SESIFF
Escape Plan At Sydney Underground Film Festival
September 8th to 11th 2011
SUFF is an annual festival that is dedicated to promoting unique, independent, experimental, provocative and uncompromising films.
Sydney Underground Film Festival
Toxic Red Sludge at Portland Underground Film Festival
Screened in the Short Films Program at Clinton Theater in Portland Oregon
PUFF
Several works screened at 17 Cox gallery
Windows Onto Montebello Road, Green Becomes Black and Blue (White Becomes Red) and Escape Plan are in a group show called "Infinite Format" curated by Ethan Berry of Montserrat College of Art at 17 Cox gallery in Beverly, Ma June 18th 2011
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Green Becomes Black and Blue (White Becomes Red) and Toxic Red Sludge at Flux Space in Philadelphia
East Coast Video selections Screening on May 26th and on the gallery website: Fluxspace
Escape Plan at Sonikfest/Synthetic Zero event
The next Synthetic Zero and {SØNiK}Fest events will be on Wednesday, May 4th, 6pm - 9pm, and Saturday, May 7th, 7pm - 10pm at the BronxArtSpace at 305 E. 140th St., #1A, Bronx NY 10454, curated by Mitsu Hadeishi and Seyhan Musaoglu. We will have video installations, experimental film/video, art, dance, multimedia performance, music, and noise. The event will be free (donations accepted) and will also be part of the Bronx Culture Trolley on Wednesday. Note: the art exhibit will also be open Thursday 2:30-6:30pm, and Friday and Saturday noon-6:30pm through the 21st. Bronx Art Space
Albumleaf at Athens International Film Festival
April 28th at the Athena Theater in Athens Ohio at 8pm in the Film Portraits: Seven Shorts program
Athens International Film Festival
Albumleaf at the ICA Boston
The International Experimental Cinema Exposition is screening my recent 16mm film "Albumleaf" at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston on March 5th 2011 at 6pm. More info on the event:
ICABostonTIE
Escape Plan Premieres at Directors Lounge
The 7th Berlin International Directors Lounge, the festival for contemporary media and film, alongside the 61st Berlin International Film Festival, will take place from 10th to 20th of February, at the art house meinblau, Pfefferberg. The festival will screen a selection of experimental films from all parts of the world, covering a wide range of artistic positions in the new media. "Escape Plan" will be screened opening night at 6pm
Berlin Director's lounge
Windows Onto Montebello Road at Victoria Film Festival
My 16mm film Windows onto Montebello Road is screening at the Victoria Film Festival as part of the Converge program. It will be exhibited at the Winchester Art Gallery on Saturday February 12th. Converge Program
Green Becomes Black and Blue (White Becomes Red)
Has been chosen by Curator Paul Miller (aka DJ Spooky) for the 2011 Experimental Media Series Program sponsored by the Washington Project for the Arts and will screen at the Phillips Collection in Washington DC in January 2011.
My recent video 104 Merrimac St. has been accepted as a finalist in the Human Condition competition at the 2010 Chicago International Film Festival
www.chicagofilmfestival.com/thehumancond
Green Becomes Black and Blue (White Becomes Red)
Screening at:
-Moving Frames Festival, Digital Art Festival, Mytilene, Greece, September 2010 Moving Frames
- Summer Screening Series, Video Underground, Jamaica Plain, (see below for details) September 30, 2010
My new video premieres at Dallas Video Fest
Green Becomes Black and Blue (White Becomes Red) will be screening at the Dallas Videofest September 23-26th at the Angelika Film Center
www.videofest.org
March March screening
International Super 8 Film festival in Milan Italy screened "March March" November 2010
*Video Underground Backyard Summer Screening Series*
Come one, Come All! Come to The Video Underground and spend an exquisite evening under the stars with a nigh of Boston based filmmakers and Artist, working in 16mm and Super-8 Avant-Gardè Cinema! Featuring films by Local Filmmakers Including, Robert Todd, Saul Levine, Rebecca Meyers, Brittany Gravely, Paul Turano Gordon Nelson, Tara Nelson, Shawn Morrissey, Mariya Nikiforova Kim Arnias, and Adam Paradis
Many of the Filmmakers will be in attendance for this night of Local Cinema Goodness! $5 Donation
JULY 29th at 8pm
AT THE VIDEO UNDERGROUND 385 CENTRE STREET JAMAICA PLAIN, MA. 02130, 617-522-494
WWW.THEVIDEOUNDERGROUND.COM
Mobius Film Night screens "Windows Onto Montebello Road"
Curated by El Putnam Saturday June 28th 8pm.
@ Mobius
725 Harrison Avenue, Suite One
Boston MA 02118
www.mobius.org/events/mobius-movie-night
Windows onto Montebello Road screening at Athens International Film Festival
Athens International Film Festival, experimental category, Athens, OH, April 26th 2010 - "Welcome to the Neighborhood" program 7:30 pm, Athena Cinema.
Athens Film Festival
Loring-Greenough Film Night
Programmed by Mariya Nikiforova
Films By Paul Turano and Matt McWilliams
March 16th at 7pm at the
Loring-Greenough House
12 South Street
Jamaica Plain, Ma
www.lghfilm.blogspot.com
Chashama Film Festival in NYC screens "I Covered My Eyes"
Screening Venue 217 East 42nd Street 3pm on Saturday October 25th.
www.chafilmfest.com/film2009
"I Covered My Eyes" is given the Recycled Cinema Award at the Sydney Underground Film Festival
Screening at the Sydney Underground Film Festival, Factory Theatre, Sydney, Australia, Sept 2009.
www.sydneyundergroundfilmfestival.com
Globians World and Culture Documentary Film Festival in Berlin
"I Covered My Eyes" is being screened at the Globians Film Festival in Berlin Germany on Friday August 15th at 7pm at Kino Toni Cinema, Antonplatz.
www.globians.com
On December 9th 2009 at 8pm. it will be screening at the French Cultural Center in Berlin with "Certainty" by David Hauka.
Flex Fest awards "I Covered My Eyes"
Screening on February 21 2009 at 7pm.

Florida Experimental Film Festival has given "I Covered My Eyes" a 3rd place for the over 10 minute video category.
www.flexfest.org/
"I Covered My Eyes" part of New Arrivals at Rotterdam International Film Festival
January 26th to February 6th 2009
www.filmfestivalrotterdam.com/profession
"I Covered My Eyes" at Hartford International Film Festival
More info at www.capitolcinemacollective.org
Saturday November 8th at 12:30 pm
Art Cinema 255 Franklin Avenue, Hartford, CT 06114