Member of the International Jury, Marseille International Film Festival, 9 - 16th June 2019, Marseille

Billingham, Richard ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6474-5656 (2019) Member of the International Jury, Marseille International Film Festival, 9 - 16th June 2019, Marseille. FidMarsielle. [Other]

Abstract

Billingham was part of the international jury for FidMarseille 2019, also known as the Marseille International Film Festival. The jury was chaired by artist, photographer and director Sharon Lockhart, and the other jury members were film director Katsuya Tomita (Japan); actress Delphine Chuillot (France) and artistic director of the Mar Del Plata International Film Festival Argentina, Cecilia Barrioneuvo.

There were sixteen feature and medium length films in the international competition: ‘Ceuta’s Gate’ by Randa Maroufi (France, World Premier); ‘Michel Zumpf’ (French, World Premier); ‘Cemetry’ by Carlos Casa (France, World Premier); ‘Creaturem Where are you Going’ (Italy, World Premier); Rights of Man’ by Juan Rodriganez (Spain, World Premier); ‘Ghost Strata’ by Ben Rivers (UK, World Premier); ‘Holy Days’ by Narimane (France, World Premier); ‘Timeless Havana’ by Jeissy Trompiz (Cuba, World Premier); ‘Never Climed the Provincia by Ignacio Aguero (Chilli, World Premier); ‘One Sea, Ten Seas’ by Nour Ouayda (Lebanon, World Premier); ‘Prince of Peace’ by Clemente Castor (Mexico, World Premier); ‘Reynard’ by Leonor Noivo (Portugal, World Premier); ‘Tamaran Hill’ by Tadasuke Kotani (Japan, World Premier); ‘The Whalebone Box’ by Andrew Kotting (UK, World Premier); ‘Trema Le’ by Elena Meirelles & Livia de Paiva (Brazil, International Premier) and ‘Who is Afraid of Ideology’ by Marwa Arsanios (Lebanon, World Premier)

FidMarseille takes place each year over a period of six days and over two hundred films from around thirty different countries are screened, most of them for the first time. The festival was initially devoted to documentaries but has since expanded to include fictional and art films. Since 2015 the official selection has included fictional films alongside documentaries.

The programme is arranged around three competitions, one International, one French and one for debut films. Thirty five feature and medium length films enter the competition. The screenings are open to professionals and the public at cinemas, theatres, art galleries and outdoor amphitheatres in Marseille city. The festival also offers retrospectives to filmmakers and other sessions to discover / rediscover great classics and cinematic masterpieces.

The festival typically receives around 500 professionals and 20,000 visitors. The festival is part of the ‘Doc Alliance’ – a creative partnership between seven key European documentary film festivals.

Item Type: Other
Research Areas: A. > School of Art and Design > Visual Arts
Item ID: 27668
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Depositing User: Richard Billingham
Date Deposited: 25 Oct 2019 11:52
Last Modified: 25 Oct 2019 11:52
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/27668

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