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Valentina Ferrandes

Italy / Website


Seamlessly shifting between experimental documentary practice, the use of audio visual collage, manipulated voiceover and twisted micro-narratives, Valentina’s films explore possible connections between collective memory, landscapes and urban geography, as filtered through the cinematic experience.
Valentina Ferrandes is a filmmaker and media artist living in London and Berlin. After a first degree in Disciplines of Art, Music and Drama at Bologna University in Italy, she moved to London to study Fine Art at University of the Arts, where she graduated in 2009. In 2008 she was selected to take part in a residency at China Academy of Art and Design. Since then, her videos have been screened widely in galleries, museums and video art festivals, like the Museum of Contemporary Art in Rome, Rencontres Internationales in Paris, the European Media Art Festival Osnabrück, Short Film Festival Detmold and Moskow Biennale of Contemporary Art. She has been shortlisted for several prizes like Salon Video Prize in London and the international Celeste Contemporary Art Prize in 2011 and 2013. Since 2009 she has been devising and implementing media workshops and participatory video projects for various cultural organizations in Berlin and London.

Berg – 12’ – 2012
The Oyster Effect – 13’ – 2010
Lilong – 12’ - 2009



Berg (Orig.) / 2012 / Germany / 11 min

A sound collage combining elements from classic espionage and Cold War movies is laid over a series of panning shots describing the architecture of an abandoned counter espionage listening station in the outskirts of Berlin.



Visegrad? Where the hell is that?

Visegrad? Where the hell is that?

With this daring motto, playfully ironic visual design and primarily interesting film selection, Visegrad Film Festival presented its programme in Cork, Ireland. How was it, where does it go and why is it actually held in Ireland?

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A Showcase of Asian Documentary Film Jewels? TIDF!

A Showcase of Asian Documentary Film Jewels? TIDF!

The interest in all things Asian is growing faster than capital markets in the global world. That goes for documentary films as well. The contemporary production of Asian documentary filmmakers is regularly presented by Taiwan International Documentary Festival.

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- 12.9.2016 -

Gulîstan, Land of Roses Wins Prestigious Doc Alliance Selection Award at Locarno IFF

Gulîstan, Land of Roses Wins Prestigious Doc Alliance Selection Award at Locarno IFF

On Sunday, August 7, young director Zaynê Akyol became the 9th winner of the unique Doc Alliance Selection Award that is awarded since 2008 by the international Doc Alliance platform. The Kurdish director based in Canada received the award during an award ceremony at Locarno IFF. Along with the award, the filmmaker also received financial support of 5.000 euro for her future film.

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- 8.8.2016 -

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