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Gestdottir

Ragnheiður Gestsdóttir

Iceland

Biography

Ragnheiður Gestsdóttir is a visual artist and independent filmmaker. Working with film, video and installations she crosses conventional, abstract and experimental realms while at the same time including aspects of all of them. Her artwork is poetic and comical and often times marked by her background in anthropology. In her cinematic work Ragnheiður seeks to expand and explore the form of the documentary film. Recent works include As if We Existed, an existential fantasy based on the personal experiences of artist Ragnar Kjartansson during his six month long performance at the Venice Bienniale. Her education includes an MFA in fine arts from Bard College (2012) and an MA in visual anthropology from Goldsmiths College (2001).

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Steypa

Steypa (Orig.) / 2007 / Iceland / 63 min

STEYPA follows several young artists from Iceland. As they work on different projects around the world, they discuss their use of materials, subject matters, inspiration and background...

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Time and Time and Again

æ ofaní æ (Orig.) / 2014 / Iceland / 50 min

Two twins were separated at birth and grew up in Helsinki and Amsterdam without knowing each other, as part of a scientific experiment. The result is incredible: they have both become artists as adults, one is now older than the other - and they have maintained a mysterious telepathic connection...

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- 8.8.2016 -

Doc Alliance Selection Award 2016: Fresh Documentary Talents at the Upcoming Ninth DAS Awards

Doc Alliance Selection Award 2016: Fresh Documentary Talents at the Upcoming Ninth DAS Awards

Ever since 2008, Doc Alliance has been organising an international award intended especially for first-time directors. The Doc Alliance Selection Award helps up-and-coming filmmaking talents to put their name on the documentary map, providing a prize of EUR 5,000 to support their future projects. In 2016, Doc Alliance again nominated 7 outstanding films that will be vying for the 9th annual Doc Alliance Selection Award. The name of the winning title will be announced on August 7, 2016 during an official ceremony at the Locarno International Film Festival.

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- 13.6.2016 -

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