Balagan Films is thrilled to present, in person, two Paris-based filmmakers for a screening of their video works and discussion.
João Vieira Torres was born in Recife, Brazil, in 1981 and has lived in Paris since 2002. He has studied at the Miami-DCC Art Conservatory and the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs de Paris, and completed a two-year residency at Le Fresnoy Studio National des Arts Contemporains. He explores the 'other' through his work in cinema, video art, photography and performance. His work has been presented at Palais de Tokyo, Centre Pompidou, Cutlog Art Fair New York, Villa Arson, IndieLisboa, Tampere Film Festival, Vilnius Contemporary Art Center, Laboral, Kassel Dokfest, Barcelona, Cannes Festival Short Film Cornnner, Rio de Janeiro Curta Cinema, Festival de Cine Experimental de Madrid, Copenhagen CPH:DOX, Museu da fotografia de São Petersburgo, Pingyao Photography Festival…
Filipe Afonso (b. 1985, Portugal) studied Cinema in Lisbon and Prague and completed a master's in New Media Studies at FCSH-UNL (Lisbon). His work was shown at Anthology Film Archives, Microscope Gallery, Kassel Dokfest, Experiments In Cinema, Indielisboa, Artists Television Access, Urban Research / Directors Lounge, Platoon Kunsthalle, Armory Center For The Arts, Sonic Circuits... He has worked as a programmer for Collectif Jeune Cinéma and the Centre Pompidou, among others.
João Vieira Torres
- L'annonciation, 2009, 6 min
- La Bibliothèque, la nuit, 2011, 18 min
- Ici, là-bas et Lisboa, 2012, 18 min
- Emergency Landing, 2014, 16 min (work-in-progress)
- Televisão, 2012, 15 min
- Café Chinês, 2012, 14 min