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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.





“My work has two strands: the first one deals with direct political images of violence, aggression and protest, mostly in Israeli-Palestinian context. It’s critique of news media, researching the complex, both realistic and surrealistic aspects of these images. The second strand of videos is more abstract and universal, dealing with cognitive, environmental and existential issues,” says the director about his works.

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- 16.1.2017 -

Charter 77

Charter 77

We commemorate the 40th anniversary of the founding of Charter 77 by presenting documentary profiles of the signatories to this important initiative of anti-communist resistance. Learn more about the context of this historical event by means of an authentic film experience.

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- 10.1.2017 -

Merry and Cinematic Christmas from DAFilms!

Merry and Cinematic Christmas from DAFilms!

A bonus subscription to DAFilms.com is a present you will never get tired of thanks to its diversity. You can get it for your close ones or just for yourself.

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