art film

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art film

n.
A film intended to be a serious artistic work, often experimental and not designed for mass appeal.

art′ film`


n.
a motion picture made primarily for aesthetic reasons rather than commercial profit.
[1925–30]
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Author Mattias Frey presents readers with an examination transgressive art films.
The event will debut in the first week of November with a 25-film program of art films projected over four days.
II Festival of Art Films will be held in Bishkek on August 23-28.
Whitson said that National Amusements also screens indie and art films at Cinematechque, its theater in Spring Meadows, Ohio.
Lillian Moats is a writer, artist and filmmaker whose animated art films have won more than 40 distinguished awards in festivals around the world.
In addition to the significant loss of image and sound quality--which will only marginally improve with the introduction next year of high-definition discs--a major problem with DVDs is that their release is market driven; while DVDs of commercially successful films are readily available, art films are less so, and experimental films hardly at all--until the past few months, that is, which have witnessed the release of two major pre-World War II experimental-film collections.
That stereotype explains why Joe's excursion into popular moviemaking, The Adventures of Iron Pussy, codirected with its star Michael Shaowanasai, was a bigger hit than any of his art films.
While hardly the most well-known art films, most have been seen on the festival circuit.
And art films can be stimulating, but they're often obscure in both achievement and purpose.
She hopes that the organization's new president, Dan Glickman, will be open to a little Education from IFP about the difference between art films and pornography.