Joseph Bernard

Posting #26

Posted on January 16, 2021

An hour of silence permeates Amsterdam public television.



Image: The Detroit Films (Reel #2)  1985


An hour of my (silent) super-8 films were recently broadcast on Dutch Public Television - a first in The Netherlands I’m told - and something not likely to happen in the U.S. The 12/31/2020 show was programed by founder of the zapruder art movement, filmmaker and host of The Screening Room, Ronald Bijleveld. I’m beholden to Ron for his efforts in organizing and directing the annual Atrabilious Amsterdam Experimental Film Festival and his support of my work.

I understand this 60-minute program will continue to be shown in rotation once a month throughout the year, and is also available online through Video On Demand. The following shared note contains a link to view the complete broadcast on the SALTO1 channel. 

> Dear Joseph

> i hope you are well and i wish you the very best  of the world in 2021. this is the link to the online version ,that  is normally watched around 190,000 times. and last night and was teh screening looked amazing iam trying to get it screened this night to, but it will be in carousel so every month 1 time on tv , the people who are connected are 3.7 million but we found out we got an take from around 200,000 people but maybe more now…

> Warm greetings from Amsterdam

> Ronald Bijleveld

> The zapruder art movement


Thank you again Ron, appreciate all the work you put into this!  -Joe


Posting #24

Posted on March 08, 2020

Six of my films screened in Amsterdam international festival


Image: Icon  1978

On the 5th, 6th and 7th of March the 6th edition of Atrabilious Amsterdam Experimental Film Festival will take place; an international experimental film fest with 26 filmmakers and more than 70 short films. The festival has in recent years gained cult status within the range of experimental film, put together by the Zapruder Art Movement. This year's focus will be on radical and poetical, and the festival will be in collaboration with the Istanbul Experimental Film Festival.

On all three days, filmmakers will be present for Q&As. On Saturday March 7, live experimental noise music will be played in the foyer by the duo fffjpg (Libanon/Italy). In addition, there will be a video installation by Laurent Grappe in the foyer, called The boat, in which he follows a young African refugee on his journey through Europe, but even more it's about why he flees to Europe.

Zapruder Art Movement/aka Ronald Bijleveld, festival director, wrote the above and selected the following program of my films:

Icon   1978

White Film   1978

Ritual   1979

Splices for Sharits   1980

620 Commercial   1980

Intrigues V   1981