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Andrew Kötting

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Andrew Kötting is an award winning filmmaker, artist and Professor of Time Based Media at The University for the Creative Arts in Canterbury. After leaving school he worked as a scrap metal dealer and then as a lumberjack in Scandinavia before returning to college to study Fine Art. He graduated from The Slade in London with an MA. He made numerous short films, which were awarded prizes at international film festivals before making his idiosyncratic first feature-film Gallivant (1996); a four-month journey around the coast of Britain, in which he was accompanied by his octogenarian grandmother Gladys and his daughter Eden. Subsequent feature films include This Filthy Earth in 2001, Ivul in 2009, This is our Still Life in 2011 and Swandown in 2012. His films are in the collections of Arts Council Great Britain and Centre Pompidou, France. He currently lives and works between Fougax-et-Barrineuf in the French Pyrenees and St Leonards-on-Sea on the south coast of England.

Early Works (1980)
Forgive Me (1983)
Klipperty Klopp (1984)
Anvil Head the Hun (1986)
Self Heal (1987)
Erik and Ingrid (1988)
Jäckofalltrades masterofnône inalandofman eâtingtrees (1988) Performance
Hub Bub in the Baöbabs (1989)
Acumen (1990)
Hoi Polloi (1990)
H.B. 1829 (His Badblood) (1991)
Fleshfilm (1992)
Diddyköy (1992) A film by Nick Gordon Smith and Andrew Kötting
Smart Alek (1993)
Festival of Brent (1993)
Gallivant the Pilot (1994)
Là Bas (down there) (1994)
Jaunt (1995)
Gallivant (1996)
Donkeyhead (1998) A film by Andrew Lindsay and Andrew Kötting
Me (1999)
Kingdom Protista (2000)
Invalids (2001)
This Filthy Earth (2001)
Mapping Perception (2002)
Nucleus Ambiguous (2002)
Too G. (2002)
The Wake of a Deadad (2006)
Ivul (2009)
Edgelands:Tagadada (2010)
Louyre: This Our Still Life (2011)
Swandown (2012)
Underland Beyond the mounting fear (2013)
Buoyed by the irrelevance of their own self-importance (2014)
The Woman of Kent (2014)
The Sun Came Dripping A Bucket Full Of Gold (2014)
This Illuminated World is Full of Stupid Men (2014)
By Our Selves (2015)


By Our Selves

By Our Selves (Orig.) / 2015 / United Kingdom / 80 min

By Our Selves documents a four-day walk made by the English Poet John Clare. Toby Jones, Iain Sinclair and a Straw Bear follow in his footsteps exactly 150 years after his death. En route they bump into Macgillivray, Dr Simon Kovesi and the wizard Alan Moore. The journey is narrated by Toby’s father Freddie, a maverick actor who featured in numerous David Lynch films.



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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- 26.9.2016 -

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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