11th edition - 2021

International Art Book and Film Festival

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Program

Full program available soon.

Guests of Honour
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Ed Ruscha

Born in 1937 in Nebraska, Ed Ruscha graduated from the Chouinard Art Institute in 1960. His early paintings gained attention as part of the pop art movement of the 1960s but his art also has a history in Dada, surrealism. and abstract expressionism, and would be at the heart of conceptual art.

Christophe Chassol
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Christophe Chassol aims to "harmonize the real", life, the world, everything he meets, everything that speaks to him. An eclectic artist, Christophe Chassol is sometimes a classical, jazz, and pop pianist, conductor, filmmaker, composer, and performer. His artistic universe bordering on the elusive brings together different disciplines

Gerhard Steidl
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A cult publisher among cult publishers, Gerhard Steidl has published the most important books of the most important artists. Great photographers in particular are able to fight to see their book published by the German publisher. Gerhard Steidl has been able to combine over his long career the highest standards with the intuition of art in the making.

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A cult publisher among cult publishers, Gerhard Steidl has published the most important books of the most important artists. Great photographers in particular are able to fight to see their book published by the German publisher. Gerhard Steidl has been able to combine over his long career the highest standards with the intuition of art in the making.

William Kentridge
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William Kentridge, if he is one of the greatest artists in the world today, took a long time to find his way. Passing through the theater he studied in Paris, and other forms of expression, the South African artist finally came up with a very recognizable style. Drawing is his main medium, but William Kentridge turns it so far that it becomes a fresco or animation, often an installation.

Luc Tuymans
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Behind the clarity and the pale light of Luc Tuymans' paintings hides a worried and terrifying universe. Upset by the great human and political catastrophes of the last century, the Flemish painter never ceases to approach them through characters and objects with an evanescent presence.

FILAF 2021 Book Jury
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Jeanne Brun

Archivist, paleographer, and chief curator, Jeanne Brun recently took the head of the cultural development of the institution and of the future museum of the National Library of France (BnF). Her School thesis received the Lasalle-Serbat Prize in 2006 which rewards the best thesis in art history. ⠀⠀⠀⠀

Gérard Berréby
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Publisher and writer, Gérard Berréby was born in 1950 in Thala, Tunisia. Gérard Berréby has been the founder and director of the Allia publishing house since 1982, as well as the editor-in-chief of the review "Feuilleton". In 2010, he published his first book Situation des depths, followed, among others, by Joker and Mat in 2016 or La Banlieue du monde in 2019.

Mireille Blanc
Stéphane Calais
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Born in 1985, Mireille Blanc studied at the Beaux-arts in Paris, from which she graduated in 2009, and at the Slade School of Fine Arts in London (2007). Her work has recently been presented in solo exhibitions at the Anne-Sarah Bénichou gallery (2020, Paris), at FRAC Auvergne (2018, Clermont-Ferrand), at The Pill gallery (2019, Istanbul), in the center of art by Grand Quevilly (2018).

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Considered one of the most important French artists of his generation, Stéphane Calais was nominated for the Ricard Prize in 2007, then for the Marcel Duchamp Prize in 2008. Mainly a painter, he studied at the Beaux-Arts in Nîmes, then at the Institut des Hautes Études en Arts Plastiques in Paris. His work is present in various private collections around the world.

FILAF 2021 Film Jury
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Catherine Bizern

Catherine Bizern is a freelance producer and consultant in cinematographic writing. She is the general delegate of the Cinéma du Réel festival and artistic director of the Center for Cinematographic Writings at the Moulin d’Andé. Today, she supports young documentary authors, but also seasoned filmmakers.

Dave Longstreth
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Dave Longstreth is the lead singer and guitarist of the American rock band The Dirty Projectors. He recently collaborated with Bjork and David Byrne. Dave Longstreth is the younger brother of the American painter, musician, and internet radio personality Jake Longstreth.

Till Rabus
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Till Rabus uses both watercolor and oil to invent improbable worlds. Its manner evokes the technique of free association from everyday objects. A fruit, a vegetable, a can of cola, a fluff then become the starting points of delirium at the heart of which always nestles the serious ascent of vanity.

Awarded books - FILAF 2021
Eugène Dodeigne : une rétros- pective (1923-2015)
Germain Hirselj
ed. Invenit
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Kelly Reichardt, l’Amérique retraversée,
Judith Revault D’Allonnes,
ed. l'incidence
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Critical Zones: the science and politics of landing on earth
de Bruno Latour, Peter Weibel
ed. MIT Press
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Films in competition - FILAF 2021

GOLDEN FILAF

Conz. The Ultimate collector’s life

de Roberto Delvoi, 2021, 59’ (IT)

Prod. Ipnose Studio

Première française 

SILVER FILAF 
Pollock & Pollock

Un film d’Isabelle Rèbre

2020, 82’ (FR)

Prod. A PERTE DE VUE / Colette Quesson

SPECIAL PRIZE OF THE JURY
Different Johns

de Robert Carr, 2020, 93’ (FR)

A Fruitbat / Folkscare Production

Première française

Les bourses

ÂNE D'OR 

Une vie inventée

de Laura Cadena

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ÂNE D'ARGENT
Peaches

de ​Carole Chassaing

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BOURSE EN CHOCOLAT
Où sont passés les futurs artistes ?

de Mécistée Rhea

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