The Black Maria is a mobile cinema built in 2010 by architect André Kuenzy. Its name refers to Edison’s cinematographic production studio built in Orange (New Jersey) in 1892, thought to have been the first in the U.S. The Black Maria was bought by the Festival Images and now serves as a projection theatre as part of the 2012 edition. The cinema provides comfortable seating in the 12 seats from former Swissair company planes. Spectators are taken on a cinematic journey without borders.
The programme features:
The projects from the winning projects of the 6th European First Film Award 2011/2012
Soft Rain by Dénes Nagy (Hungary), Prize of the Fondation Vevey, ville d’images.
Après moi le déluge by Didier Crepey (Switzerland), Prize SSR SRG
Man kann nicht auf einmal alles tun, aber man kann auf einmal alles lassen by Marie-Elsa Sgualdo (Switzerland), Prize of the Etat de Vaud
A la poursuite de Diamond Jo by the Cowboy Noir, a coproduction of the Festival Images shot in Nollywood (Lagos, Nigeria)
Touch Yello (Virtual Concert) by Yello, a virtual concert in the form of a film shot in Berlin with classic songs such as “The Race” as well as others tracks from the band’s latest album.
Juveniles in Prisons by Fernando Moleres, a documentary in parallel with the photography exhibition of the same name, “Reportage Leica” winning project at the 8th Vevey International Photo Award, 2011-2012
Pill Boxes, by Jeanne Susplugas & Alain Declercq, 2012
La tête dans les images, a short film created for the Festival Images 2012 by students from eikon EMF, Fribourg’s School of Art and Communication.