24 – 29 Giugno, HOME Manchester
18 – 22 Novembre, Lo schermo dell’arte Film Festival, Firenze
diretto da Leonardo Bigazzi e Sarah Perks

Lo schermo dell’arte e HOME, nuovo centro cross-art di Manchester, presentano il primo programma europeo di formazione per artisti che desiderano realizzare il loro primo lungometraggio.


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Feature Expanded è il primo programma di formazione progettato per sostenere artisti visivi che desiderano realizzare il loro primo lungometraggio.
Il progetto, sviluppato da Lo schermo dell’arte Film Festival e HOME, è diretto da Leonardo Bigazzi e Sarah Perks.

Feature Expanded propone un ventaglio unico e personalizzato di attività nel campo della produzione cinematografica rispondendo alle nuove richieste degli artisti che lavorano con le immagini in movimento. Questa nuova generazione di artisti arricchisce il settore audiovisivo tradizionale, attraendo un nuovo pubblico, partners e strutture con un approccio diverso alla produzione di lungometraggi.

Il programma, con durata di sei mesi, si articola in due momenti di residenza a Manchester e Firenze con una serie di corsi, workshop, proiezioni, tutoraggio online e project pitching dedicato a artisti visivi che intendono sviluppare il loro primo lungometraggio. I partecipanti acquisiranno nuove competenze e una solida conoscenza pratica e teorica, rivolta in particolar modo allo sviluppo e stesura del progetto in funzione di una futura distribuzione cinematografica. Durante le varie fasi del progetto i partecipanti lavoreranno allo sviluppo dei propri progetti e in seguito verrà offerto un servizio di tutoraggio online su specifici argomenti. Al termine del programma verranno inoltre proposte collaborazioni con festival internazionali, produttori e distributori. L’attività di formazione sarà condotta da professionisti che lavorano nel campo cinematografico con una comprovata esperienza nel settore. Il corso comprende i seguenti ambiti: sviluppo della sceneggiatura, sviluppo di progetti senza sceneggiatura, project pitching, produzione e financing, gestione del lavoro con gli attori, nuove forme di distribuzione diverse da quella cinematografica quali quella museale e le piattaforme digitali.

Feature Expanded è sostenuto da Europa creativa – Programma MEDIA.


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Leonardo Bigazzi (Project Director)
Leonardo Bigazzi collaborates with Lo Schermo dell’Arte Film Festival in Florence, Italy, where he has been working since its first edition in 2008. For the Festival he curates VISIO – European Workshop on Artists’ Cinema, the VISIO Residency Program, and Notti di Mezza Estate, a summer program of artists’ films and documentaries from the archives of the Festival. Beside collaborating to the selection of films for the main program, in the past edition of the Festival he has been responsible for special projects with the artists Omer Fast, Melik Ohanian and Hiroshi Sugimoto. He works as a curator at the Museo Marino Marini where in 2014 he co-curated the exhibition 30/60 Opere dalla collezione del Frac Champagne-Ardenne with a selection of over 40 works from the collection of the French institution. He recently started an on-going collaboration with the artist Petrit Halilaj and he has worked for the research and production of his exhibition at the Galerie Kamel Mennour (Paris), Bundeskunsthalle (Bonn), Kölnischer Kunstverein (Koln) and Palazzo Grassi/Punta della Dogana (Venice). Bigazzi is a guest lecturer at the Master in Arts Management at the IED in Florence since 2013 and has lectured in several other Universities and Art Academies in Tuscany.

Sarah Perks (Project Director)
As Cornerhouse’s Artistic Director for Visual Art Sarah has co-curated several major solo exhibitions including leading Pakistan based artist Rashid Rana: Everything is Happening at Once and Los Angeles performance and video artist Stanya Kahn: It’s Cool I’m Good. In 2011, Sarah set up Cornerhouse Artist Film, the UK’s leading specialist producer and distributor of artist feature film, starting with the UK and Ireland theatrical release of Self Made, the directorial debut of Turner Prize winning artist Gillian Wearing. In July 2012 the second theatrical release was Andrew Kotting and Iain Sinclair’s Swandown. More recently Sarah has produced Rosa Barba’s first major 35mm long form film commission, Subconscious Society and also Rough Cut, a feature length film to accompany the major 2014 solo exhibition, Jamie Shovlin: Hiker Meat.

Erika Balsom (Guest Speakers)
Erika Balsom is a lecturer in Film Studies and Liberal Arts at King’s College London, specializing in the study of the moving image in art. A frequent contributor to Artforum, she is the author of Exhibiting Cinema in Contemporary Art (2013) and is currently finishing a book on the distribution and circulation of artists’ moving image, to be published by Columbia University Press next year.

Mia Bays (Guest Speaker)
Mia Bays is an Oscar winning twice BAFTA nominated creative producer working across fiction and documentaries, with a proven track record of launching careers and over 22 years experience in film on over 50 features.
Mia has produced SIX SHOOTER the Oscar winning film by Martin McDonagh, EX MEMORIA by Josh Appignanesi the BIFA nominated short film of 2007 ; acclaimed music doc SCOTT WALKER 30 CENTURY MAN featuring David Bowie, Jarvis Cocker and Damon Albarn by Stephen Kijak, with whom she’s just completed BACKSTREET BOYS – SHOW EM WHAT YOURE MADE OF. From 2007-14 Mia has made 8 micro budget features as Creative Producer for the acclaimed Film London BBC Films Microwave scheme, including one of the most acclaimed UK debuts of 2008, SHIFTY by Eran Creevy which won Best Script at Stockholm Film Festival and garnered a BAFTA nomination for Best Debut 2010, and LILTING starring Ben Whishaw which opened Sundance Film Fest 2014 World Dramatic section and garnered strong critical reaction and several BIFA 2014 nominations including Best Debut. Before that, Mia sold, marketed and distributed over 40 features and has a strong understanding and experience of the worldwide indie film scene. Formerly Head of Distribution at The Film Consortium, Mia has worked with such talent as Ang Lee, Shekhar Kapur, Ian McKellen, Michael Winterbottom, John Sayles, Gavin Hood & Peter Fudakowski (as marketing consultant on TSOTSI), Lucy Walker (BLINDSIGHT).

Jacqui Davies (Tutor)
Jacqui Davies is a London-based producer and curator. Since 1997, she has worked internationally with artists on projects involving film and video. Working independently across all platforms – producing, commissioning and curating – Davies has facilitated projects for television, galleries, site-specific, stage, cinema and online. Davies is the Producer of Ben Rivers’ Artangel / BFI funded film The Earth Trembled and the Sky Was Afraid and the Two Eyes Were Not Brothers, Ray & Liz: a feature film by artist Richard Billingham, and a feature-length documentary-fiction project by filmmaker Louis Henderson. She was the Associate Producer on Phillip Warnell’s feature film, Ming of Harlem, which won the George Beauregard Prize at FID Marseille 2014. She is currently developing feature projects with Redmend Entwistle and Louis Henderson. Davies also works with Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London, to curate exhibitions of artists working with moving image. She is also a consultant on film and art for Dazed and Confused.

Renée van der Grinten (Guest Speaker)
Renée van der Grinten is a consultant for Experimental Film & Documentary at the Netherlands Film Fund. The Netherlands Film Fund is the national organization responsible for supporting film production in the Netherlands and activities such as film festivals and training for film professionals. It’s focus is to develop and strengthen Dutch cinema and film culture both domestically and internationally. The Netherlands Film Fund collaborates with the Mondriaan Fund for De Verbeelding (The Imagination funding scheme), a bi-annual scheme that provides grants for artists and their production company to make a feature film that explores the boundaries between art and film.

Sam Haillay (Tutor)
Samm Haillay founded independent production company ‘Third’ with Duane Hopkins in 2001. He produced Hopkins’ multi-award winning short films and his feature debut ‘Better Things’, which premiered to critical acclaim at International Critics Week, Cannes in 2008. Samm also produced Hopkins’ multi-channel film installations series ‘Sunday’, which played at Baltic Centre of Contemporary Arts and as part of Abandon Normal Devices. Samm’s short film productions have won over 45 awards, including some at Berlin, Venice, Edinburgh, and Chicago. In 2010 he co-produced Gillian Wearing’s feature debut ‘Self Made’. A member of EAVE and ACE, Samm sat on the short film jury for the 2010 Berlinale (Berline Film Festival).

Marietta von Hausswolff von Baumgarten (Guest Speaker)
Creator of MotherofSons (MOS), development/film production company based in Stockholm. Related areas: art and music, theatre, and television drama (screenwriter, script consultant, director, creative producer). Marietta worked as commissioning editor for SVT Drama Sweden, and also as staff writer/editor for Pearson/Freemantle Drama before becoming an international feature film script consultant. Marietta wrote and co produced the film ‘Call Girl’ (Fipresci Award in Toronto 2012 and shown in many festivals world wide, directed by Mikael Marcimain). Since 2007 Marietta is connected as script consultant with Torino Film Lab, Binger Film Lab, Venice Biennale College Cinema, on films such as ‘the Babadook’; ‘Djeca/Children of Sarajevo’; ‘Hi-So’; ‘Los Hongos’; ‘Les Quottro Volte’; ‘Beyond /Svinalängorna’;  ‘H’; ‘The Sky above us’ and so on. She has also been involved as script advisor for Tiff STUDIO Toronto, Boost Rotterdam, Rutger Hauer Masterclasses, Generation Campus Moscow, Script Lab Russia, Balkan Film Fund Athens, Talent Campus Sarajevo and Berlinale, Irish Film Board, Filmpool Nord, B3 Media London, Lux UK, Doha Film Institute, and does extensive private project consultation. Marietta is a member of the Swedish Drama Union and the European Film Academy.

Khalil Joreige (Guest Speaker)
Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige collaborate as filmmakers and artists, producing cinematic and visual artwork that interwine. For the last 15 years, they have focused on the images, representations and history of their home country, Lebanon and questioned the fabrication of imaginaries in the region and beyond. Together, they have directed documentaries such as Khiam 2000-2007(2008) and El Film el Mafkoud (The Lost Film) (2003) and feature films such as Al Bayt el Zaher (1999) and A Perfect Day (2005). Their last feature film, Je Veux Voir (I Want to See), starring Catherine Deneuve and Rabih Mroue, premiered at the Cannes film festival in 2008. The French critics Guild chose it as Best Film Singulier 2008. Their films have been multi awarded in international festivals and enjoyed releases in many countries.

James King (Guest Speaker)
After working as a freelance script reader and a stint doing theatrical sales for independent distributors Verve Pictures, New Waves Films and Arrow Films, James moved to the Institute of Contemporary Arts London where he ran the Film and Cinema Departments for two years. James then briefly worked in the BFI’s distribution department before joining Artificial Eye as Theatrical Sales Manager, where he tries to get exhibitors to play better films.

Andrew Kötting (Guest Speaker)
Andrew was born in Kent and lives in Hastings. He studied at Ravensbourne College of Art (BA Fine Art) and the Slade School of Fine Art (MA in Mixed Media). In 1989 collaborated with Leila McMillan in setting up BadBLoOd & siBYL studios in the French Pyrenees. His work has been shown extensively throughout Europe and America as installations, screenings and retrospectives; his feature films include Gallivant, This Flithy Earth and Ivul. Awards and commissions include FilmFour, Channel 4, The British Film Institute, the Wellcome Trust and the AHRB research board. On-line projects include Andrew is Professor of Time-based Media at the University for the Creative Arts.

Sibylle Kurz (Guest Speaker)
Sibylle Kurz specializes in pitching training, project presentation, proposal development and dramaturgical doctoring. She also offers communication skills, negotiation training and personal coaching for companies and individuals. With an academic background in media & communication science, sociology and psychology; she has a postgraduate education as a communication skills trainer and is a certified NLP Trainer (INLPT Associational standards). She works as a Pitching Trainer and consultant for film schools and film institutions all over Europe. Her experience in “The Art Of Pitching“ is a result of more than 15 years experience in the acquisition, distribution and co-production of theatrical, video, and TV films in the German-speaking market at a distribution company that she co-founded in 1981. She left the organisation in 1995 to start her own company. Kurz’ intensive workshop sessions enable producers to hone and time-tune their projects prior to pitching as well as gain insight into their own professional practice. In 1995, she co-founded d-net-work, an alliance of young European producers (feature & documentary) to help find co-production and distribution partners for their projects.She is a member of the European Documentary Network and the author of two books.

Elisa Larrière (Panel Member)
Born in Paris in 1978. Graduated in business & finance from Paris-Dauphine University and Media Law & management from Paris-La Sorbonne University, and International finance from American University. Started simultaneously working regularly from age 17 in movie production. Started her producer career in 2004 when joining MNP Entreprise, Mathieu Kassovitz’ production company where she developped and produced Avida, directed by Benoît Delépine and Gustave Kerven (2006 Cannes Film Festival among many others), Johnny Mad Dog by Jean Stéphane Sauvaire (which won many prize in international film festivals, including Price of Hope at 2008 Cannes Film Festival), Louise-Michel by Benoît Delépine and Gustave Kervern (Best screenplay Award winner/ San Sebastian Festival, World Cinema Special Jury Prize for originality/ 2009 Sundance Film Festival).
Simultaneously since 2004, she went into partnership with Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire and created the production company EXPLICIT FILMS, which coproduced Johnny Mad Dog. In 2009, she found together with Priscilla Bertin and Judith Nora the production company SILEX FILMS who produced so far several feature films (Last Winter, by John Shank – Venice Mostra 2011; The Big Trip, by Jerôme le Maire – Acid Cannes 2013, Connasse, by Eloise Land & Noemie Saglio – currently in the theatres with more than 1 million tickets sold in France), fictions, creative documentaries and short programmes (among other programs The Adventurers of Modern Art, a documentary serie for ARTE, and Gadjo by Flora Desprats for ARTE), as well as art films with a collaboration with Philippe Parreno since the production of C.H.Z, and Camille Henrot, since the production of Grosse Fatigue (awarded with Silver Lion at the Venice Biennale 2012).

Anna Manubens (Panel Member)
Anna Manubens is a producer, curator and writer living between Barcelona and Brussels, where she works at Auguste Orts an artist-run organisation for the development of film projects by Sven Augustijnen, Herman Asselbeghs, Manon de Boer, Wendelien van Oldenborgh and Dora García, to name the most recent productions. In parallel, she occasionally works on curatorial projects and is currently a board member of Hamaca –the Spanish moving image archive and distribution platform– where she is co-directing the first online anthology of moving-image art from Spain. She was formerly associate professor at Universtitat Pompeu Fabra and artistic director of LOOP festival, both in Barcelona.

Sarah Mosses (Guest Speakers)
Sarah Mosses is the Co-Founder and CEO of Together Films, an ethical agency specialising in distribution and impact campaigns for critically acclaimed feature films and documentaries with a social issue at the core. She works with documentary filmmakers to improve their impact objectives upon distribution, explore wide distribution options and source new types of funding. She regularly gives workshops at film festivals and conferences about the ability to directly reach audiences through innovative marketing strategies. Sarah is also a feature documentary Producer, with her debut feature They Will Have To Kill Us First launching at SXSW in 2015.

Floor Onrust (Guest Speaker) 
Family Affair Films is an Amsterdam based production company founded by Floor Onrust. We produce urgent and contemporary television drama, short and feature films of high artistic quality with a strong author driven vision. We develop projects with new talent, video artists and we continue our relation with established filmmakers. Our latest productions are children film Life According to Nino (winner best film Cinekid 2014 and BUFF 2015) and single plays Basile H. (2014) and Arezo (2014). History’s Future feature debut by artist Fiona Tan will premiere in the summer of 2015.

Simon Osborn (Guest Speaker) 
Simon qualified from City law firm SJ Berwin in 2003 and has since worked extensively in both film and TV. He worked at Pathé Pictures as part of their production and international sales team and after that at FremantleMedia in their worldwide entertainment and drama department. He was the senior lawyer for BBC Films and TV Drama for several years and since 2010, he has been Head of Business and Legal Affairs for Protagonist Pictures in London.

Łuskasz Ronduda (Guest Speaker)
Curator, writer, screenwriter and director. His work concentrates on the links between contemporary art and cinema. Curator of the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, he is the author of the novel Half Empty (Warsaw 2011) whose protagonist is artist Oskar Dawicki. He has recently curated many shows, including: New National Art, Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw (2012); Polish Art Today, Museum of Modern Art Warsaw (2014); Oskar Hansen. Open Form in Architecture, Art and Didactic at MACBA Barcelona (2014).

Sam Rumbelow (Guest Speaker)
Sam Rumbelow has over 30 years industry experience as an actor; theatre director; method teacher & coach. Established as the prominent Method practitioner in the UK, Sam’s teaching at Method Acting over its 13 years has had not only trained hundreds of actors but also Directors, Writers of both Music & Fiction, Producers, Artists in a creative process of accessing the creative self in the unconscious as the central tool of inspiration. Outside his private teaching Sam also has been a lecture at The Actors Centre for 11 year, taught regular classes in both Denmark and Sweden. He has taught workshops as well in Poland, Italy. In the UK he also has given workshops on The Creative Process at The Whitechapel Art Gallery as well as The Hayward Gallery and The London Collage of Culture. He also works privately with several established actors from stage, Screen and TV.

Leif Magne Tangen (Tutor)
Leif Magne Tangen is an award winning film producer, curator specialicing in artistsʼ moving image and picture theory and a writer. As a producer he has worked with film makers such as Benjamin Naishtat, Loretta Fahrenholz, Declan Clarke, Knut Åsdam and Laida Lertxundi. Tangen was the funding director of D21 Kunstraum Leipzig, European director of PIEROGI Gallery (Brooklyn/Leipzig) and director of Fotogalleriet Foundation, Oslo, Norway. He is co-curator of Reihe Experimentalfilm, co-owner of independent video rental store Filmgalerie Alpha60 and owner and producer for vitakuben film. Leif Magne is currently intendant at Tromsø Kunstforening.

Nadia Turincev (Guest Speaker & Panel Member)
Nadia Turincev was born in Moscow in 1970. Grew up in Paris. Studied cultural anthropology at Paris X-Nanterre University. Worked on her first film at the age of 16, as a trainee on Nikita Mikhalkov’s « Dark Eyes » with Marcello Mastroianni. Then as set translator. Followed ACE-European Film Studio, Europa Cinemas, the European Producers Club, EU Media Development programme. Selection committee of Cannes’ Directors Fortnight and Moscow IFF, as artistic director. In July 2007, she founds together with Julie Gayet the production company Rouge International. They have so far produced and coproduced (among others): 8 Times Up by Xabi Molia (San Sebastian 2009), Fix ME by Raed Andoni (Sundance 2010), Bonsai by Cristian Jimenez (Cannes 2011), A Spell to Ward Off The Darkness by Ben Rivers & Ben Russell (Locarno 2013).

Jason Wood (Guest Speaker)
Jason Wood has over twenty years of experience in the UK film industry and a strong affiliation with the cultural and independent sector. Before working at HOME as Artistic Director for Film, he was the Programming Manager at Picturehouse, Director of Programming at Curzon Cinemas, and also took a lead role in acquisitions for Artificial Eye. Pina, Ivul, The Deep Blue Sea, Archipelago and The Duke of Burgundy are just some of the films he has been partly responsible for bringing to UK screens. He has curated retrospectives of Peter Whitehead, Atom Egoyan, Wim Wenders, Chris Petit, Nicolas Roeg and Mexican Cinema, has served as a jury member for the London Film Festival, and has worked on the board of CINECITY Film Festival, Brighton. He is the co-director of three documentary features and the author of 10 published works on cinema. His writing has also appeared in the Guardian, Sight and Sound, Vertigo and SoFilm.



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[accordion-item title= “Yael Bartana (Israele, 1970)”]

Lavora con il film, l’installazione e la fotografia. Tra il 2006 e il 2011 ha lavorato in Polonia per And Europe Will Be Stunned, un progetto sulla storia delle relazioni della comunità di ebrei-polacchi e sull’influenza di questa sull’identità polacca contemporanea. Bartana nel 2011 ha rappresentato la Polonia in occasione della 54. Esposizione Internazionale d’Arte di Venezia.
Ha esposto i suoi lavori in musei e festival internazionali, tra questi: Petzel Gallery, New York, 2015; Capitain Petzel, Berlino, 2015; IHME Festival, Helsinki, 2014; Tel Aviv Museum of Art, 2012; Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, 2012; Moderna Museet, Malmö, 2010; Museum of Modern Art, Varsavia, 2009; PS1, New York, 2008. Ha inoltre preso parte a manifestazioni come: São Paulo Biennial (2010 e 2006); documenta 12, Kassel, 2007; Manifesta 4, Francoforte, 2002. Ha vinto numerosi premi tra cui: Artes Mundi 4, Wales, 2010; Prix Dazibao, Montreal 2009; Nathan Gottesdiener Foundation Israeli Art Prize, 2007; Dorothea von Stetten Kunstpreis, Kunstmuseum Bonn, 2005; Prix de Rome, Rijksakademie, Amsterdam, 2005.


[accordion-item title= “Francesco Bertocco (Italia, 1983)”]

Artista e filmmaker, nel 2009 ha conseguito una laurea in Lettere Moderne e nel 2011 si è diplomato in Cinema e Video all’Accademia di Brera. I suoi lavori sono stati esposti in occasione di mostre personali e collettive tra cui: Glitch. Interferenze tra arte e cinema in Italia, PAC, Milano, 2014-15; Allegoria (con Alberto Grifi), Viafarini DOCVA, Milano, 2014; Eclissi, MAGA Museo Arte Gallarate, 2014; F (con Alessandra Messali), MAC, Lissone, 2013. Ha esposto inoltre a: Careof DOCVA, Milano; Centro per l’arte contemporanea Luigi Pecci, Prato; Fondazione Merz, Torino. Ha partecipato a vari festival come Kino der Kunst, Monaco, 2015; Vision du Réel – International Documentary Festival, Nyon, Svizzera; Lo schermo dell’arte Film Festival, Firenze, 2014; Festival International Filmmaker, Milano, 2014.


[accordion-item title= “Pia Borg (Australia, 1977)”]

Artista e filmmaker, lavora con film e installazioni utilizzando l’estetica 16mm, i materiali d’archivio e l’animazione. Ha ricevuto molti premi, tra cui il Golden Leopard del festival di Locarno, con il film Abandoned Goods proclamato come miglior corto internazionale, e il Grand Prix dello Stuttgart International Trickfilm Festival con il film Through The Hawthorn (2014). Il lavoro è stato premiato anche ai festival di Cracovia, Annecy, Fantoche ed Encounters. I suoi film sono stati proiettati al Cannes Film Festival, al Sundance Film Festival e al Rotterdam International Film Festival. Ha esposto in vari musei internazionali tra cui: il Museum of Contemporary Art di Sydney, il Museum of Modern Art, Polonia; Arnolfini, Bristol; FormContent, Londra; Samstag Museum of Art, Australia; Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography; Site Gallery, Sheffield. Nel 2014 ha iniziato a insegnare al California Institute of the Arts.


[accordion-item title= “Gabrielle Brady (Australia, 1984)”]

E’ una filmmaker basata a Colonia. Ha studiato in Australia laureandosi in Theatre Media alla Charles Sturt University, per poi andare a Cuba per studiare Documentary Direction presso l’Escuela Internacional de Cine, Avana. I suoi cortometraggi sono stati mostrati in vari festival internazionali in Portogallo, Germania, Cuba, Indonesia e Australia. Recentemente Brady ha realizzato un corto per le Nazioni Unite, documentando la vita di una comunità di donne residente su una montagna a Java, in Indonesia.



[accordion-item title= “Clara Casian (Romania, 1987)”]

Lavora con vari media come il disegno, la performance, le immagini in movimento, il suono e la luce. Ha ottenuto il master presso la Manchester School of Art e il suo lavoro è stato esposto in varie mostre in Europa e in Inghilterra. Nel 2014 ha ultimato il suo corto Butterworth per esporlo presso l’International Anthony Burgess Foundation. Questo lavoro, prodotto espressamente per quell’occasione, è stato poi mostrato in vari festival tra cui: Hyperlocal Argentina; Islington Mill, Regno Unito; Film Material Toast, presso la Federation House, Manchester. Il film è stato poi inserito nel vol.I della Modern History curata da Linda Morris per la Grundy Art Gallery.


[accordion-item title= “Alice Evans (Regno Unito, 1977)”]

Vive a Londra e in Galles, lavora con il cinema, il teatro e la fotografia. Ha ottenuto un master in Photography/Moving Image al Royal College of Art. I suoi lavori sono stati presentati in numerosi festival tra l’Europa e gli Stati Uniti, tra questi: 1000+ Altitude Festival, Rossinière, Svizzera; Brighton Photo Fringe, e più recentemente ha presentato un film alla Balfron Tower, Poplar, Londra.


[accordion-item title= “Elena Näsänen (Finlandia, 1968)”]

Artista e filmmaker, ha studiato all’Academy of Fine Arts di Helsinki. I suoi film sono stati mo-strati in varie mostre e festival internazionali come: Young Scene, Vienna (1998), o il Rotterdam Film Festival (2003). Tra le mostre collettive più recenti: A view from the Other Side. Media Art from Finland and Korea, Moonshin Art Museum, Seoul, 2014, e Matter of time. Artists from Fin-land, Frankfurter Kunstverein, 2014.
Tra il 2008 e il 2009 è stata invitata a prendere parte al programma di residenza e alla mostra presso l’Artspace di Sydney. Dal 2000 al 2003 ha ricoperto il ruolo di presidente all’Artist Asso-ciation Muu, mentre dal 2004 al 2007 è stata presidente presso l’Artists’ Association of Finland. Näsänen supporta inoltre la ricerca nel campo del video, del suono e dei media in generale, in qualità di Film Commissioner per le Media Art Productions all’AVEK (The Promotion Centre for Audiovisual Culture), Helsinki.

[accordion-item title= “Anna Nykyri (Finlandia, 1981)”]

E’ artista, filmmaker e sceneggiatrice. Si laureata alla Finnish Academy of Fine Art nel 2011, e attualmente sta completando il suo master in Choreography al Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance di Londra. I suoi film sono stati mostrati in molti festival internazionali, musei e gallerie, tra cui il Moscow Museum of Modern Art, e l’Hot Docs Documentary Film Festival, a Toronto, dove nel 2012 il suo film Five Fragments of Extinct Empathy ha vinto il premio come miglior Short Documentary Film.


[accordion-item title= “Alex Reynolds (Spagna, 1978)”]

Artista e filmmaker, vive tra Bruxelles e Berlino. Tra le sue mostre personali e i suoi progetti site-specific si ricordano: De dia, Artium, Vitoria, Spagna, 2014; Elisabet, Lena Tobias…, Statens Musikverk, Stoccolma, 2013, e Spinario, Fondazione Joan Mirò di Barcellona, 2012. I suoi film sono stati presentati in numerosi festival internazionali. Ha vinto borse di studio per residenze come l’Akademy Schloss Solitude, Stoccarda, 2014, e IASPIS, Stoccolma, 2011.


[accordion-item title= “Jessica Sarah Rinland (Regno Unito, 1987)”]

Realizza film e installazioni. I suoi lavori sono stati esposti in varie mostre e festival, tra cui il Rotterdam Film Festival, il New York Film Festival, il Bloomber New Contemporaries, e l’Oberhausen Film Festival. Nel 2013 ha vinto il premio Best Experimental Film con il film Electric Oil. Nello stesso anno ha avuto una mostra personale, dal titolo Dissecting The Exploding Whales, al Limbo Arts, Regno Unito. Nel 2014 è stata artist in residence alla MacDowell Colony, Regno Unito e il suo film Adeline For Leaves ha vinto l’Arts + Science Award in occasione dell’Ann Arbor Film Festival.


[accordion-item title= “Emilija Škarnulytė (Lituania, 1987)”]

Artista e filmmaker, vive e lavora a Tromso, Norvegia. Ha studiato scultura all’Accademia di Brera e ha conseguito un master presso l’Academy of Contemporary Art di Tromso. I suoi film sono stati mostrati in vari festival e manifestazioni internazionali, tra questi: International Rotterdam Film Festival, 2015; Manifesta 10, San Pietroburgo, 2014; 31st São Paulo Biennial, 2014; Pompidou Film Festival Hors Pistes, Parigi, 2014; Edinburgh International Film Festival, 2013; International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, Germania, 2013; São Paulo International Short Film Festival, 2013; Lumen Festival, New York, 2013. Il suo video Limbic System ha vinto l’Italian National Prize Of Fine Arts.


[accordion-item title= “Jorunn Myklebust Syversen (Norvegia, 1978)”]

Lavora nel campo del cinema e della video art. Nel 2005 si laurea presso la Bergen National Academy of Art and Design. Il suo lavoro è stato mostrato presso: Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlino (2009 e 2015); Reina Sofia, Madrid, 2009; Paris Photo, Parigi, 2007; Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo, 2008; The National Art Exhibition, Oslo (2003, 2005, 2010, 2011). I suoi lavori sono stati presentati in occasione di mostre personali e festival internazionali. Syversen ha inoltre avuto numerose mostre personali e vinto diverse borse di studio.




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Feature Expanded
European Art Film Strategies

diretto da
Leonardo Bigazzi e Sarah Perks

promosso e organizzato da
HOME e Lo schermo dell’arte Film Festival

è sostenuto da

Programma MEDIA dell’Unione Europea

in collaborazione con

Nederlands Filmfonds
Toscana Film Commission
University of Salford at MediaCityUK


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Leonardo Bigazzi, project director Lo schermo dell’arte Film Festival
Sarah Perks, project director HOME
Isabelle Croissant, project coordinator Manchester
Silvana Fiorese, project coordinator Florence