24 – 29 June, HOME Manchester
18 – 22 November, Lo Schermo dell’arte Film Festival, Florence
directed by Leonardo Bigazzi and Sarah Perks

Lo schermo dell’arte and HOME, Manchester’s brand new cross-art centre, present the ground-breaking first European intensive training programme for visual artists developing and producing their first feature film

Feature Expanded is the first ever training programme designed to support visual artists who want to make a full-length film. The project is developed by Lo schermo dell’arte Film Festival and HOME and directed by Leonardo Bigazzi and Sarah Perks.

Feature Expanded provides a uniquely tailored set of activities responding to the important trend of visual artists pairing new vision and strong innovation with feature film production. This new generation of filmmakers expands the terrain of the traditional audio-visual industry, attracting new audiences, partnerships and structures with a different take on feature film.

Across two locations and a six-month duration, this programme is a combination of masterclasses, case studies, workshops, screenings, one-to-one meetings and pitching sessions for directors developing their first feature film. Participants acquire essential new skills and expertise to advance their early stage feature film projects for theatrical distribution and exhibition.

Feature Expanded takes the form of two residential workshops in Manchester and Florence, between these the participants work on project development, respond to set tasks and use online consultancy on the specific topics. After this, participants are directed to collaborations with relevant festivals, markets and other partners. Training activity is peer-led by industry experts working currently in this field with several feature film credits. The course covers script development, non-script based production, project pitching, co-commissioning and financing, working with actors and participants, distribution and exhibition involving digital platforms.

Feature Expanded is supported by the Creative Europe – MEDIA programme.

staff and tutors

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 Speaker

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.

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.

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 www.mappingperception.org.uk. 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 Speaker

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).

PARTECIPANTs

Yael Bartana

Israel, 1970

She works with films, installations and photographs. Between 2006 and 2011 the artist worked in Poland, creating And Europe Will Be Stunned, a project about the history of Polish-Jewish relations and its influence on the contemporary Polish identity. Bartana represented Po-land for the 54th International Art Exhibition in Venice, 2011.
Bartana had numerous solo exhibitions including Petzel Gallery, New York, 2015; Capitain Pet-zel, Berlin, 2015; IHME Festival, Helsinki, 2014; Tel Aviv Museum of Art, 2012; Van Abbemuse-um, Eindhoven, 2012; Moderna Museet, Malmö, 2010; Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw, 2009; PS1, New York, 2008. She also participated in group shows at São Paulo Biennial (2010 and 2006); documenta 12, Kassel, 2007; Manifesta 4, Frankfurt, 2002. She won numerous prizes and awards: 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.

www.yaelbartana.com

Francesco Bertocco

Italy, 1983

Artist and filmmaker, in 2009 he obtained a BA in Modern Literature and he finished the program of Cinema and Video (MFA) at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera, Milan, in 2011. He presented his research in solo and group shows: Glitch. Interferenze tra arte e cinema in Italia, PAC, Milan, 2014-2015; Allegoria (with Alberto Grifi), Viafarini DOCVA, Milan, 2014; Eclissi, MAGA Museo Arte Gallarate, 2014; F (with Alessandra Messali), MAC, Lissone, 2013. He exhibited also at Careof DOCVA, Milan; Centro per l’arte contemporanea Luigi Pecci, Prato; Fondazione Merz, Turin. His work has been shown in festivals as: Kino der Kunst 2015, Munich, Germany; Vision du Réel – International Documentary Festival, Nyon, Switzerland; Lo schermo dell’arte Film Festival, Florence, 2014; Festival International Filmmaker, Milan, 2014.

www.francescobertocco.com

Pia Borg

Australia, 1977

Artist and filmmaker, works with films and installations using 16mm, photography, ar-chive, and animation. She is the recipient of numerous prizes including the Golden Leopard for best international short (2014) for the experimental documentary Abandoned Goods and in the same year she won the Grand Prix at Stuttgart International Trickfilm Festival with the film Through the Hawthorn, as well as Jury Prizes in Krakow, Annecy, Fantoche and Encounters. Her films have also been in the official selection of the Cannes Film Festival, Sundance Film Festival, Rotterdam International Film Festival. Borg exhibited her works also at Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney; Museum of Modern Art, Poland; Arnolfini, Bristol; FormContent, London; Samstag Museum of Art, Australia; Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography and Site Gallery, Sheffield. In 2014 she began teaching at the California Institute of the Arts.

piaborg.com

Gabrielle Brady

Australia, 1984

She is a documentary film director based in Cologne. She completed an Arts degree in Theatre Media at the Charles Sturt University in Australia, and Documentary Direction at the Escuela Internacional de Cine in Havana Cuba. Her shorts have been shown at international festivals in Portugal, Germany, Cuba, Indonesia, and Australia. Recently, Brady made a short documentary project for the United Nations, with women living in a remote mountain community in Java, Indonesia.

Clara Casian

Romania, 1987

She works with a variety of media including drawing, performance, moving images, sound and light. She completed her Master at Manchester School of Art and her work has exhibited widely in Britain and Europe. She created a short film for the Butterworth exhibition at the International Anthony Burgess Foundation, 2014. The short film was additionally screened at Festival Hyperlocal Argentina; Islington Mill, UK; Film Material Toast at Federation House, Manchester, and as part of the Modern History vol.I curated by Lynda Morris, Grundy Art Gallery.

Alice Evans

UK, 1977

She is an artist based in London and Wales and works with film, theatre and photography. She graduated from the MA in Photography/Moving Image at the Royal College of Art in 2012. Alice has exhibited both her film and photography works widely throughout Europe and America including 1000+ Altitude Festival, Rossinière, Switzerland; Brighton Photo Fringe and most recently exhibiting a film at the Balfron Tower in Poplar, London.

www.aliceevansfineart.com

Elena Näsänen

Finland, 1968

Artist, filmmaker, studied at Academy of Fine Arts of Helsinki. Elena’s films have been shown in numerous exhibitions and festivals around the world, such as a group exhibition Young Scene in Vienna, 1998, and the Rotterdam Film Festival, 2003.
Recent group shows: A view from the Other Side. Media Art from Finland and Korea, Moonshin Art Museum, Seoul, 2014; Matter of time. Artists from Finland Frankfurter Kunstverein, 2014. She was also invited to the artist residency and exhibition to Artspace Sydney by Blair French, 2008-09. She has also been active in artist policy working as a chairwoman of Artist Association Muu (2000-2003) and as a president of Artists’ Association of Finland (2004-2007). Näsänen al-so supported video, sound and media works as a Film Commissioner for Media Art Productions at AVEK (The Promotion Centre for Audiovisual Culture) in Helsinky.

www.av-arkki.fi

Anna Nykyri

Finland, 1981

She is a visual artist, documentary film director and screenwriter. Nykyri graduated from the Finnish Academy of Fine Art (MFA), 2011, and is currently completing her studies with an MA Choreography Program in Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, London.
Nykyri’s cinematic works have been shown at several international film festivals, galleries and museums, including Moscow Museum of Modern Art, and Hot Docs Documentary Film Festival, Toronto, where her film Five Fragments of the Extinct Empathy won the main prize in Short Documentary Film category in 2012.

Alex Reynolds

Spain, 1978

She is an artist and filmmaker living between Brussels and Berlin. Reynolds’ solo shows and site-specific projects include De día, Artium, Vitoria, Spain, 2014; Elisabet, Lena To-bias…, Statens Musikverk, Stockholm, 2013; Spinario at the Joan Miró Foundation in Barcelo-na, 2012. Her works have been screened in international festivals. She has received residency grants from Akademy Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart, 2014, and IASPIS, Stockholm, 2011.

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www.alexreynolds.net

Jessica Sarah Rinland

UK, 1987

She works with film and installations. Her work has exhibited in several galler-ies and film festivals, as Rotterdam Film Festival, New York Film Festival, Bloomber New Con-temporaries, Oberhausen Film Festival. In 2013 she won ICA’s Best Experimental Film for Elec-tric Oil and had a solo exhibition Dissecting The Exploding Whales at Limbo Arts, UK. In 2014 she was artist in residence at the MacDowell Colony and her film Adeline For Leaves won the Arts + Science Award at Ann Arbor Film Festival.

www.jessicarinland.com

Emilija Škarnulytė

Lithuania, 1987

She is a Tromso based artist and filmmaker. She holds a BA in Sculpture at the Brera Academy of Fine Arts, Milan, and an MA at Tromso Academy of Contemporary Art, Norway. Her films have been screened in various international art events and film festivals, such as: International Rotterdam Film Festival, 2015; Manifesta 10, St Petersburg, 2014; 31st São Paulo Biennial, 2014; Pompidou Film Festival Hors Pistes, Paris, 2014; Edinburgh International Film Festival, 2013; International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, Germany, 2013; São Paulo International Short Film Festival, 2013; Lumen Festival, New York, 2013.
She was awarded the Italian National Prize Of Fine Arts MIUR for her video Limbic System.

www.emilijaskarnulyte.com

Jorunn Myklebust Syversen

Norway, 1978

She works in the field of film and video art. She graduated from Bergen National Academy of Art and Design in 2005. Her work has been shown in Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin (2009 and 2015); Reina Sofia, Madrid, 2009; Paris Photo, Paris, 2007; Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo, 2008; The National Art Exhibition, Oslo (2003, 2005, 2010, 2011). She has participated in numerous international festivals, screenings and exhibitions. Syversen has done several national solo exhibitions and has received numerous national grants.

jorunnmyklebustsyversen.com

Promoted and organized by
HOME and Lo schermo dell’arte Film Festival

Supported by
MEDIA programme of the EU