“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.
Directors on the DAFilms portal
Huang Weikai was born in 1972 in Guangdong Province, China. He studied Chinese painting for 15 years since he was 10 years old. In 1995 he graduated from the Chinese Art Dept. of the Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts. He used to work as a cinema promoter, art editor, graphic designer, movie script writer and cinematographer. Since 2002 he has been directing independent films.
Philip Widmann, born in 1980 in West Berlin, studied Cultural Anthropology, Ethnology, and American Studies at the University of Hamburg and attended the Documentary Film Class at the Hamburg University of Fine Arts. Widmann has been a member of the artist-run film laboratory LaborBerlin e.V. since 2009.
Richard Wiebe is a graduate student at the University of Iowa where he teaches nonfiction filmmaking, screenwriting, film theory, and film sound. He is the co-founder and co-director of Works-in-Progress (WiP), a non-competitive festival that programs unfinished work by artists working in virtually every medium.
Scott completed a degree at Edinburgh College of Art where he studied documentary filmmaking and obtained a First-Class honours. On graduation he was awarded a Helen A. Rose bequest for Distinguished work by University of Edinburgh for his experimental film, Tapes From The Revolutionary...
Sarah Wood was born in 1967 in London. She has worked for the past fifteen years with artists’ film as a writer, curator and filmmaker. Her film work focuses on the found object, particularly the still and moving documentary image, which she interrogates not only as an act of reclamation but also as a questioning of the relationship between the narrating of history and individual memory.