Curators: Stephen McNeilly & Nora Foster | Judges: Jeremy Millar & Gareth Evans | Deadline for Submissions: 19 October 2012 | Festival Screenings: 30 November 2012 | Swedenborg Hall, 20-21 Bloomsbury Way, London WC1A 2TH, UK
NOW FULLY BOOKED
The Swedenborg International Short Film Festival 2012 will take place on 30 November 2012. Following the success of last year, we hope the festival will continue to establish itself as an annual landmark event on the UK film calendar. Featuring films of 30 mins or less, the heart of the Festival is to showcase the latest new and established talent. Submissions were invited on a variety of themes and genres, with priority given to themes encountered in the work of scientist, philosopher, radical theologian and mystic Emanuel Swedenborg (1688 - 1772).
Festival screenings: Friday 30 November 2012 | 6 - 9.30 pm | Swedenborg Hall
Selected submissions (listed below) will be screened to a public audience at Swedenborg Hall, 'one of London's most atmospheric venues' (The Guardian); at the closing of the festival an award will be given for Best Film, chosen by judges film curator GARETH EVANS and artist/curator JEREMY MILLAR.
The Shortlist 2012
GUN (Paul Hage Boutros, Sweden) 6 mins 16
THE HAND IN A PLASTIC BAG (Erica Eyres, UK) 9 mins 36
FROM HERE TO ETERNITY (Oliver Pietsch, Germany) 26 mins
FIN DE SIECLE (Kathleen Quillian, USA) 7 mins 30
FACTORY (Bruno Ramos, UK) 10 mins 17
OF UNKNOWN ORIGIN (Edwin Rostron, UK) 3 mins
THE SUBTERRANEANS (Toby Tatum, UK) 4 mins 37
+ a special programme of invited screenings (not eligible for Best Film), curated and presented by the judges:
THE WRITING OF STONES (Jeremy Millar)
FREEZE FRAME (Doffy Weir & Dave Draper) WORLD PREMIERE
Admission to the fesitval is free but capacity is limited. The festival is now FULLY BOOKED! But places may become available. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the reserve list.
JUDGE | Gareth Evans is a curator, editor and writer. He is currently Adjunct Film Curator at the Whitechapel Gallery, London. He edited the international moving image journal Vertigo and co-edits the new cross arts magazine Artesian. He has curated many film and mixed media seasons (Portuguese, Roma and Armenia cinemas, JG Ballard) and he curated the six-week season John Berger: Here Is Where We Meet across London in 2005. Gareth also co-curated and co-ordinated All Power to the Imagination! 1968 and Its Legacies, a two month cross-media and multi-institutional season in London marking the 40th anniversary of the events of 1968. He co-produced the film Patience (After Sebald) (2010), as part of The Re-Enchantment, a three year commissioning project for artists and their relationship to place, as an award-winner in the newly launched Breakthrough Fund from the Paul Hamlyn Foundation. Further information.
JUDGE | Jeremy Millar is an artist living in Whitstable and tutor in art criticism at the Royal College of Art, London. He has exhibited widely in the UK and abroad including Tramway, Glasgow; NGCA, Sunderland; CCA, Vilnius; Rooseum, Malmö; Bloomberg Space, London; and the Metropole Galleries, Folkestone. Following his landmark exhibition 'The Institute of Cultural Anxiety — Works from the Collection' at the ICA, London, in 1994, Millar became Programme Organiser at The Photographers’ Gallery, London, from 1995 until 2000. His books include Confessions (Bookworks, 1996), Airport (edited with Steven Bode, 1997), Speed — Visions of an Accelerated Age (edited with Michiel Schwarz, 1998), Peter Fraser (2002), Place (with Tacita Dean, Thames and Hudson, 2005) and The Way Things Go (Afterall Books, 2007). He also writes for magazines and journals such as to Afterall, Art Monthly, Artforum.com, Blueprint, frieze, Modern Painters, Parkett and Sight and Sound and is a member of the editorial board of Afterall. Further information.