SAVAGE WITCHES

SAVAGE WITCHES 2012 Daniel Fawcett & Clara Pais

SAVAGE WITCHES

2012, 70 mins, HD / Super8 / VHS / Mini-DV, colour / b+w

The first collaboration between Daniel Fawcett & Clara Pais, Savage Witches is a kaleidoscopic experimental feature film about two girls who use their imagination and the magic of cinema to transform the world around them. The screen becomes a canvas of visual experimentation, mixing a great variety of textures, colours and techniques that tear through narrative and formal conventions in order to liberate our senses and activate the imagination. As the film unfolds, the process of filmmaking seeps into the film itself, extending the search for creative freedom to all levels of the film and blurring any distinctions between documentary, fiction, reality and artifice.

Screenings & Exhibitions

2018   Exploding Appendix, University of Sussex, Brighton, UK
2017   Moon Moths, MacArts Centre, Galashiels, UK
2016   UFilm, Bucharest, Romania
2016   Experimental Film Society, Filmbase, Dublin, Ireland
2016   Palácio das Artes, Porto, Portugal
2015   Cultivate Film Club, Manchester, UK
2014   Circuito Nomadica, Benevento, Italy
2014   Scalarama 2014, SeventySeven, Bristol, UK
2014   Wrong Directions Cinetent at Nozstock Festival, Herefordshire, UK
2014   Portugal Underground Film Festival, Lisbon, Portugal
2014   Vagrant Film Festival, Belarus
2014   Circuito Nomadica, Bologna, Italy
2014   Alchemy Film & Moving Image Festival, Hawick, Scotland, UK
2014   Silvestre Concertos & Film Screening, Porto, Portugal
2013   STUFF Second Monday Screenings, Corpus Christi, Texas, USA
2013   Film Mutations, Festival of Invisible Cinema, Zagreb, Croatia
2013   PollyGrind Underground Film Festival, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
2013   South Texas Underground Film Festival, USA
2013   Portobello Film Festival, London, UK
2013   Portugal Underground Film Festival, New York, USA
2013   International Festival of Cinema Libre, Hamburg, Germany
2013   Cinema Culture, Chicago, USA
2012   London Underground Film Festival, UK
2012   Brighton Cine-city Film Festival, UK
2012   Microcinema Artist’s Moving Image, Cambridge Film Festival, UK