“An eclectic, genre-busting
—The New York Times
“The highest revelation-per-event ratios
of any festival in New York"
Bringing together moving image work from a wide range of venues—from film festivals and biennials to museums and microcinemas—Migrating Forms bridges the gap between the film and art worlds by presenting a diverse collection of programs in the common context of the cinema. Celebrating its fifth year at its new home at BAMcinématek, the festival includes new work and retrospective screenings by artists representing a broad spectrum of contemporary film and video practices.
Programmed by Nellie Killian of BAMcinématek and independent writer and curator Kevin McGarry.
New work from “the most consequential artist…since the 1980s” (The New Yorker).
An adventure on the high seas captured with cell phone cameras.
New nonfiction work from China and Saudi Arabia.
A utopian science fiction allegory about the instability of everything.
New work by Gabriel Abrantes, Laida Lertxundi, James Richards, and more.
Sandra Bernhard joins audiences to discuss this spectacular one-woman show.
A dark comedy with punk attitude and a heart of gold.
The seminal choreographer’s work on screen in films by Charles Atlas and Nam June Paik.
Brooklyn-based artist Xavier Cha straddles video and performance in her bold work.
New works by Tomonari Nishikawa, John Rafman, Andrew Lampert, Gina Telaroli, and more.
New work by Ed Atkins, Ian Cheng, Laure Prouvost, and Kerry Tribe.
One of mob-film maestro Johnnie To’s most stylish forays into comedy.
A Buddhist parable featuring Andy Lau as a lapsed monk turned stripper.
Bacher deploys found images in poetic field recordings, time-lapse animations, and more.
New work by João Maria Gusmão, Pedro Paiva, and Adrián Villar Rojas.