Contact – Festival of Experimental Film and Video

A festival of experimental film and video showing the work of over 70 artists/ filmmakers, featuring single-screen films, multi-screen/performance-related works and site-specific installations. The Contact festival is programmed by Andrew Vallance and Simon Payne.

6th – 8th May 2016

Advance tickets are available via Eventbrite

Prices: Friday – £5; Saturday – £8; Sunday – £8 (plus booking fee). Concessions available.

A limited number of tickets will also be available on the day from the venue.

Analogue Recurring – Call for Submissions

Analogue Recurring  –   Friday 10th June 2016


Analogue Recurring is an experimental 16mm screening event, which illuminates the mechanical processes and materiality inherent in analogue film. Embracing a DIY ethos the event celebrates contemporary celluloid film in the digital age; a field continuously redefining it’s self as durational and durable.

Submissions deadline – friday 22nd April.

  Please send a details of film with a .mov file or link to
Please include year, length, sound, synopsis and brief statement about the artist/filmmaker.

Produced by Bea Haut
Technically Upholstered by David Leister

Hosted by Lo & Behold
With Thanks to Lucy Harris

Lo & Behold
2b Swanfield Street, Shoreditch, London, E2 7DS



Artist-Run Film Labs


Artist-run film labs implement an original way of using production tools, through their collective organizations, for filmmakers and artists currently working with celluloid film.

They act as an experimental ground for cinema (beyond any genre) at a time when the industry is gradually getting rid of film and, with that, the means to process and print.

This website gives an overview of the organizations that have emerged in Europe, America and Asia.  It serves as a portal for sharing information about labs and is also a place for debating aesthetic, political and technical questions raised by this on-going endeavor.

Ready to Roll

rollersWe have refurbished the Debrie/Lawley processor. We removed and cleaned the 200 plus rollers, oiled the turning rods and dredged the silver out of the bottom of the developing tank. Also removing all the unwanted objects found there. The tanks are now filled with fresh chemistry; having run a number of scratch tests with good final results, we are now ready for your films.
We are really looking forward to seeing all your brilliant work hot off the press.

Many thanks to David Leister for his support and expertise.