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In depth articles and films that delve into social topics by amplifying independent new voices
LET US TELL YOU WHAT WE HAVE FOR AUGUST
Last month we premiered the new season of Director ID and in August we are releasing new episodes with Allie Avital, Roger Guàrdia, Danny Cohen, Oscar Hudson and Matilda Finn. Director ID profiles the best directors working in music videos today. In each episode, we invite directors to be a part of the process, with full control over how they choose to record their interview. Each episode is an expression of individuality and the whole series a document of a generation of filmmakers in the digital age.
Played by real-life couple Zazie Beetz (“Atlanta,” “Deadpool 2”) and David Rysdahl (“Dead Pigs”) and filmed in 16mm, Houseplants shows the story of a couple on their first day living together. As they move in and unpack, they are interrupted by ghosts from past relationships. Houseplants is directed by Prashanth Kamalakanthan.
GET OUT FAST
Get Out Fast, directed by Haley Elizabeth Anderson, is a narrative portrait of Coyote Boy, as remembered by his friend Alex. Alex recounts the story and misfortune of his best-friend, who grows bored in his small town and starts train-hopping, and eventually, goes missing.
This hybrid narrative-doc short depicts the relationship between two young women in Poland, in the month of November. Through the portrayal of their relationship, themes of identity, space and memory in the post globalisation era are also explored. Colour of November is directed by Tanmay Chowdhary.
HIGHLIGHTING WORLDWIDE CONTENT
MUSIC IS OUR RADAR
The only television channel in the world featuring music videos for an audience interested in new music.
Broadcasting a wide range of music sessions, from a bar in Alabama, We Have Signal to dj sets all over the world with Boiler Room. We’ve also partnered with Yours Truly and Red Bull Music Academy to feature films about the new music scenes.
Canal180 develops original content to provide insight on a new generation of music video directors, the DIRECTOR ID series. The series was developed as a partnership with Pitchfork, that also included the interview series, Entrevista.
A PLATFORM FOR NEW ARTISTS
Canal180 spotlights the roots of contemporary creativity by highlighting the thoughts and ideas of artists worldwide. From a series produced by international publishing house Gestalten, to the architecture world of ArchDaily, digital interview magazine Avant/Garde Diaries, the community of visual storytellers of The Creator Class or profiling Chilean visual artists in Gabinete.
The daily broadcast of Canal180 originals 180 Meets and MAG offer a glimpse of the network of artists we build over the year.
HOME OF SHORT FILMS
Nowadays the increasing conformity of mainstream films create a bland cinematic landscape. Short form was always seen as a source of a more experimental approach to filmmaking.
Over the years, Canal180 broadcasted the work of filmmakers, such as Mike Mills, Sean Dunne or Vincent Moon and highlighted young filmmakers, whose films featured in international film festivals, such as Venice, Berlin or Sundance.
REALITY GIVES CINEMA POWER
Having this in mind, Canal180 always had a special place for the films that question societies pivotal topics. The body of work of director Andreas Johnsen, in films like Inside Outside or Good Copy Bad Copy, was an incredible starting point and offered a different point of view. Topics like the depiction of the life cycles of cities, in films like Atlanta From the Ashes or St. Louis Rises, or the micro societies within a city in The Tables and the discussion about The Future of Cities, offer a platform for alternative ideas about the urban landscape.
Delving into more actual topics like the refugee crisis in Welcome to Canada, Eyes of Exodus, making portraits of youth in Room For Change or Swindon, or taking the audience through the night of the US Presidential elections in Election Night, helps us create an identity based on an authentic point of view of young independent new voices.