6th, 7th and 8th May 2016 at Apriary Studios. Funded by Arts Council England.
The Contact Festival included the work of over 70 artists and filmmakers, featuring single-screen films, multi-screen/performance-related works and site-specific installations. Accompanied by a publication including discussion pieces by Luke Aspell and collective-iz (on collective practices), Sally Golding, James Holcombe and Cathy Rogers (on different manifestations of contemporary expanded cinema), and short essays by Maria Palacios Cruz (LUX, Deputy Director), William Fowler (BFI, curator of artists' moving image) and Nicky Hamlyn (filmmaker and writer), plus complete listings.
Artists: Laura Hindmarsh, Kerry Baldry, David Leister, Oliver Bancroft, Bea Haut, Jenny Baines, Karolina Raczynski and Anita Konarska, John Smith, Nick Collins, Sally Golding and Spatial, Emily Richardson, Patti Gaal-Holmes, Jennet Thomas, Stephen Littman, Nicky Hamlyn, Simon Payne, George Barber, Maria Anastassiou, Jayne Parker and Joan Key, Jennifer Nightingale, Amy Dickson, Mary Stark, Małgorzata Drohomirecka, Samantha Rebello, Anna Thew, Karen Mirza and Brad Butler, Malcolm Le Grice, James Holcombe and Secluded Bronte, Lynn Loo, Guy Sherwin, Hilary Koob-Sassen, Luke Aspell, Marek Budzynski, Adam Kossoff, Savinder Bual, Matthew Noel-Todd, Heather Phillipson, Daniel Brackenbury and Joe Gilmore, Andrew Vallance, Ben Rivers, Duncan Reekie, William Raban, Deniz Johns, Francesco Tacchini and Oliver Smith, Steven Ball and Martin Blažíček, Andrea Luka Zimmerman, Lis Rhodes, Laura Wilson, Karel Doing, Vicky Smith and Bouche Bée, Greg Pope and Kostis Kilymis.