Cinema is prolific like a weed. Purposeless and limitless, films grow when and where they want, cracking the pavement and waking the sleeping dog.
The Festival Mondial des Cinémas Sauvages (World Festival of Wild Cinema) is an open space and an open event traversed by contradictory currents. It aims to bring together films and practices that defy notions of property, authorship or copyright. Sometimes consciously through free licence; often naively, following only their own energies.
These films are shown and reused without any constraints. Searching for their own identities, exploring their formats, getting involved in collective adventures, questioning themselves politically, they pass from hand to hand.
The Festival Mondial des Cinémas Sauvages wants to participate in this gesture, which is a conscious position, by welcoming all types of films, whatever may be their means of production, their format, their length, their creation date.
As an event, the festival is free.
As a space, it takes the form of those who inhabit it. There will always be an opportunity to wander or to give a helping hand: kitchen, bar, concerts, filmotheque, library, info kiosk, open kino, 16mm workshop, sofas and lounge chairs…
The Festival Mondial des Cinémas Sauvages pays no mind, it’s a tempest, it’s a feast!