The 2nd year documentary film students from the ECAM (Madrid Film School) are proud to present a project dedicated to the genre-defying work of the internationally renowned, avant-garde filmmaker John Smith. The title of the program comes from "kill the spiders", a recurring phrase in his film Blight (1996). In their class, this leitmotif became a reference point around which their projects were developed as emerging filmmakers; a reminder to always mark a defining gesture in each film, as seen in the diverse range of creative strategies in Smith’s oeuvre. The program consists of three sessions over the course of which his work and evolution as a filmmaker will be addressed.
ECAM and Documenta Madrid