Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival 2020

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Thank you for joining us for the 16th Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival! We would love to hear about your festival experience – please fill in our audience survey here. Don’t forget that event recordings, essays and podcasts will remain accessible on our website. Thanks to all viewers, guests and artists who contributed in making this a truly lively, communal film experience. We look forward to welcoming you to the 17th edition in 2021!

Live Event — 8 October 2020, 20:00

Filmmakers in Focus: Angelo Madsen Minax in conversation

Filmmaker in focus, Angelo Madsen Minax will be in conversation with filmmaker and writer Steve Reinke, filmmaker Jennifer Reeder and BFMAF Associate Programmer Ana David discussing his practice and seven films as part of this year’s festival.

Discover Madsen’s films at the festival here.

 

 

Live Event Participants:

Angelo Madsen Minax is a director based between New York and Vermont. He received a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2005. His filmography spans documentary and hybrid filmmaking formats, narrative cinema, experimental and essay film. His prolific practice transgresses form, style and narrative to explore queer and trans intimacies, chosen and biological structures of kinship, cosmic, natural, and technological phenomena. His works have been screened and exhibited at the European Media Arts Festival (Osnabrück), Kurzfilm Festival Hamburg, Ann Arbor Film Festival, Museum of Contemporary Art (Chicago), Anthology Film Archives (New York), British Film Institute (London), Museum of Fine Arts (Houston) and REDCAT (Los Angeles). Minax is currently an Assistant Professor of Time-Based Media at the University of Vermont. His second feature documentary, North By Current (2021), is currently in production.

 

 

Steve Reinke is an artist and writer best known for his videos. His work is screened widely and is in several collections, including the Museum of Modern Art (New York), the Pompidou (Paris), and the National Gallery (Ottawa).  His tapes typically have diaristic or collage formats, and his autobiographical voice-overs share his desires and pop culture appraisals with endearing wit.

 

Jennifer Reeder constructs personal fiction films about relationships, trauma and coping. These films have shown consistently around the world, including the Sundance, Berlinale, Tribeca, Rotterdam, BFI London Film Festival, SXSW, Venice Biennale and the Whitney Biennial. Her awards include several that have qualified her films for Oscar nomination. Her most recent film, Knives and Skin, was theatrically released in France and in the US. She is currently in pre-production for a new feature-length film called Perpetrator which is being produced by 30West, Divide&Conquer and WTFilms.

Ana David is a film programmer based in Berlin working between Germany, Portugal and the UK. She is a member of the shorts selection committee and industry manager at IndieLisboa, a member of the advisory board of the Berlinale Panorama, and associate programmer at Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival. In 2018 she programmed at the BFI London Film Festival with a special focus on documentaries. In the past she has held positions at Portugal Film – Portuguese Film Agency, Lisbon Docs – International Financing and Co-production Forum, Festival Scope, and Queer Lisboa (2010-2015), the latter as co-director and programmer.