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Bill Morrison

United States / Website


Bill Morrison’s work typically re-purposes archival film footage, which is then edited to the work of contemporary composers. “Decasia” (67 min, 2002), a collaboration with composer Michael Gordon, was selected to the US Library of Congress’ 2013 National Film Registry. “The Great Flood” (78 min, 2013), a collaboration with guitarist / composer Bill Frisell, won the Smithsonian Ingenuity Award of 2014 for historical scholarship.

Back to the Soil (2014, 18 min, B/W, HD)
Beyond Zero: 1914-1918 (2014, 40 min, B/W & color, HD)
All Vows (2013, 10 min, B/W & color, HD)
The Great Flood (2013, 78 min, B/W, HD)
Re:Awakenings (2013, 18 min, B/W & color, HD)
Just Ancient Loops (2012, 26 min, B/W & color, HD)
Tributes - Pulse (2011, 65 min, B/W & color, HD)
The Miners' Hymns (2011, 52 min, B/W & color, HD)
Spark of Being (2010, 68 min, B/W & color, DVD)
Release (2010, 13 min, B/W, HD)
Every Stop On The F Train (2008, 5 min, color, DVD)
Dystopia (2008, 30 min, B/W & color, DVD)
Fuel (2007, 25 min, color, DVD)
Who By Water (2007, 18 min, B/W. DVD)
Porch (2006, 9 min, color, DVD)
The Highwater Trilogy (2006, 31 min, B/W, 35mm)
Outerborough (2005, 8 min, B/W, 35mm)
Gotham (2004, 25 min, B/W & color, DVD)
Light Is Calling (2004, 8 min, color, 35mm)
The Mesmerist (2003, 16 min, color, 35mm)
East River (2003, 5 min, color, DVD)
Decasia (2002, 67 min, B/W, 35mm)
Trinity (2000, 12 min, B/W, 35mm)
Ghost Trip (2000, 23 min, B/W, 35mm)
City Walk (1999, 6 min, B/W, 16mm)
The Film of Her (1996, 12 min, B/W, 35mm)
Nemo (1995, 6 min, B/W, 16mm)
The Death Train (1993, 17 min, B/W, 16mm)
Footprints (1992, 6 min, B/W & color,16mm)


The Great Flood

The Great Flood (Orig.) / 2013 / United States / 78 min

The Great Flood is a film-music collaboration by Bill Morrison and Bill Frisell based on, and inspired by, the catastrophic Mississippi River Flood of 1927 and the ensuing transformation of American society.



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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