The essay film is .a hybrid form that brings together elements of documentary and experimental filmmaking into a highly personal and often politically engaged mode of expression.
Although the main festival takes place over a week at the end of March each year, BIMI in fact organises essay-related screenings and events as part of its general programme, going back to its first ever event, a study day devoted to Chris Marker in January 2013.
In the run-up to the annual festival, we also schedule a series of “prelude” essay film events, which form a very significant part of our broad research interests concerning the historical as well as contemporary manifestations of the essay form.
RECENT ESSAY FILM FESTIVAL REORDINGS
All our Essay Film Festival recordings can be found here: https://soundcloud.com/user-952189740