SFC – Shoah Film Collection
is a wordwide unique initiative by Agricola de Cologne, director of Cologne Art & Moving Images Awards
addressed to the young generations of artists and film makers to use new technologies and contemporary approaches in art in order to senstize the visitors/audience to keep vivid the memory of SHOAH.
Launched on occasion of 65th return of the Liberation of the Concentration Camp of Auschwitz
on 27 January 2010
SFC – Shoah Film Collection has meanwhile collected 37 outstanding pieces of videoart. Each year, on 27 January, SFC – Shoah Film Collection is releasing a new call for submissions , and now it is so far to invite again artists from the field of “moving images” to submit experimental art films and videoart reflecting the topic of “SHOAH” and related fields.
In 2012, SFC – Shoah Film Collection
became the starting point and basis ofCTF – Collective Trauma Film Collections
Also in 2012, a special event structure has been created, i.e. A Virtual Memorial – Commemorative Interventions”
– for placing SFC – Shoah Film Collection
in the context of complementary interventions like lectures, a symposion, exhibitions, discussion, artists talks and much more, in order to activate the artists and film makers, as well as the audience. In 2012 und 2013 the first events took place in Riga, Phnom Penh, Warsaw, and Vilnius, to be continued in 2014 & 2015 in Milan, Timisoara and other places –http://avmci.a-virtual-memorial.org
In this initiative, the topic of “SHOAH” can be understood as a metaphore for the dark side of human existence causing the most extreme violations of human rights and human dignity, as they are manifesting themselves in the process of the historical HOLOCAUST during the Nazi era in the 20th century, but also in the genocides and crimes against humanity as they are happening nowadays before our very eyes or in our neighbor’s garden.
Understanding as a witness what is happening these days, offers the possibility to understand the inimaginable
which the historical HOLOCAUST is representing.
Reflecting the massacre of Srerbrenica, the genocide in Rwanda, Cambodia or Guatemala, the repressions in Tibet or the xenophobic behaviour of your neighbor or probably your own intolerance, is helping to understand the PAST, the PRESENT and FUTURE:=&3=&