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AVIFF Program 2020

AVIFF 2020 Laureates


1 er prize AVIFF Jury Award
'Não É normal (Not Normal)' Director João Villas

2 ° Prize AVIFF Jury Award
'The Return of Osiris' Director Essa Grayeb

3 ° prize AVIFF Jury Award
'Okami' Director Motomichi Nakamura

Award "AVIFF ANGEL ORENSANZ" for 'Surfacing' Director Stanislav Valade

Award "AVIFF Online" for 'Call for Dreams' Director Ran Slavin

Award "AVIFF incognito" for 'The Twins (Rise & Fall)' Director Viktor Witkowski

Award "AVIFF Public Vote" for 'When La Rumorosa Quiets' Director Patricia Montoya




OFFICIAL SELECTION AVIFF Cannes Art Film Festival 2020



1-Okami 4:32  USA/Japan   Director Motomichi Nakamura

2-Surfacing   5:36  France   Director Stanislav Valade

3-Where is Lotte?   9:04  Austria    Director Petra Zoepnek

4-Victory of the rising sun  10:00  Israel   Director Daniella Meroz

5-Times Past    1:03  United States    Director Lynn Bianchi

6-The Dark, Debra    3:33  Austria   Director Dina Yanni

7-Não É normal (Not Normal)   11:30 United Kingdom   Director João Villas

8-Eallin lea guovttesuorat niehku - Life is a two-way dream   8:00  Norway  Director Gjert Rognli

9-three   3:50  United States  Director Bo Nawacharee

10-When La Rumorosa Quiets  16:21 USA/Mexico   Directors Patricia Montoya,

11-Auditions for Master Chan   8:05  United States  Director Michael Uhila

12-2 Black Boys    6:27  United States   Director Rachel S Myers

13-The Return of Osiris      13:45  Palestine, State of    Director Essa Grayeb

14-Call for Dreams       01:20:26   Israel    Director Ran Slavin

15-The Twins (Rise & Fall)    5:35 United States   Director Viktor Witkowski




Faced with current circumstances, the AVIFF Cannes Art Film Festival will take place online virtually. The official selection will be announced on April 15 and links to viewing will be communicated to you during the week of May 18. The virtual screenings of the selected films will be scheduled on May 21 & 22 and the 3 AVIFF prizes will be designated on Friday May 22 at 6 p.m.
The information will be visible on the official AVIFF website and its facebook, twitter and instagram pages.
Depending on the evolution of the situation we will keep you informed. 





AVIFF 2020 President of the jury: Arnaud Brument, President of the jury and Art Gallerist in Paris
He is the director of incognito artclub 24h/24 in Paris. The first contemporary art space open non-stop with a magnetic card.
He is Art appraisal certified by Conseil des Ventes Volontaires in Modern, Contemporary and specialized in Video Art.
He organized with Auctioneer Vincent Wapler, the first auction sale dedicated to video art.
He is teacher at IESA school.
Its "Aviff-Incognito" prize rewards an artist from the official AVIFF Cannes program


Introduction interview



1st member of the jury: Margot Le Peltier, cultural event coordinator for Institut Français de Bilbao.
She has been working for the french cultural network since 2014 in Alliances Françaises and Institut Français in Chile and Spain.
She worked with various film Festivals including the International Festival of Young Directors of Granada, Mirando Nosotras and ZINEBI.



Introduction interview



2nd member of the jury: Marc Mercier is artistic director of the "Les Instants Vidéo" festival based at the "Friche la Belle de Mai" in Marseille: www.instantsvideo.com.
The association which also co-founded video art festivals in Palestine, Morocco, Egypt, Syria ...
He is also a director and critic notably for the cinema review 24 images.


Introduction interview



3rd member of the jury: Camilo Racana is curator. He was, with us, at the origin of AVIFF with his "carte blanche" for AVIFF at the "Marrakech film festival" in 2011 and for the first "AVIFF Cannes Art Film Festival" in 2012 in Cannes.



Introduction interview





The festival will take place on Tuesday 19 and Friday 22 May 2020 at the auditorium of EDEN Cannes, 133 rue d'Antibes

This year AVIFF will be scheduled over 4 days from 19 to 22 May 2020, still at the EDEN auditorium 133 Rue d'Antibes Cannes


Wonderful World (WW) and its program will be integrated into the AVIFF festival as ‘Partner Festival’

-The program will be divided as follows:

* Tuesday 19 May from 18.00 to 23.00: opening of the AVIFF festival and WW presentation conference by its leaders
.projection of the opening film (s) in the auditorium
WW private cocktail in the EDEN bar area
* Wednesday May 20:
-14.30 to 19.30: screening of the program guest films ’from WW chosen by AVIFF
. 19.30: speeches, awards ceremony ‘AVIFF-Guest films’ Cannes 2020

* Thursday 21 and Friday 22 May from 2.30 p.m. to 6.30 p.m .:
-projects of films from the Official AVIFF program
* Friday May 22:
-19.30: evening of the 5 awards prix AVIFF Cannes Art Film Festival 2020 ’and trophies, in the presence of the winners
-20.00: AVIFF private cocktail in the EDEN bar area, closing of the festival and thanks in the presence of representatives of AVIFF and WW




The opening of the call for films for the AVIFF Cannes Art Film Festival 2020 is open first on FilmFreeway:

July 1 2019 - March 15  2020


The registration fee per film in submission is 25 euros


The call for films is open on FESTHOME:

July 15  2019  -  March 16  2020


The registration fee per film in submission is 25 euros

The call for films is open on ClickForFestival:

July 17  2019  -  March 15  2020


The registration fee per film in submission is 22,50 euros (10%discount)




The AVIFF Selection Committee is the jury for the awards.

*An 'AVIFF-Angel Orensanz Foundation' Prize (NYC, USA) is awarded in the presence of the Artist and President of the Foundation: Angel Orensanz

*An 'AVIFF-Incognito' prize is awarded by Arnaud Brument gallerist in Paris and specialist in Video Art


As well,

Each year AVIFF creates collaborations with European and international festivals. Films in official selection of the year and previous years are presented according to a selection decided in agreement with the host festival.
In particular: 'IMPAC' Festival (Pretoria South Africa), 'Bideodromo International Experimental Film Festival' (Bilbao, Spain)

Part of the official selection of AVIFF is presented in New York at the 'Angel Orensanz Foundation' during the year and is the subject of an event organized by the foundation and the AVIFF team

In 2020 a new collaboration with Richard Martin, Canadian film director, will lead to screenings of the official AVIFF selection in Vancouver (Canada)

B&W: For each promotion of an AVIFF selection in another festival during the current year a promotional package of 150 euros will be asked to the directors whose films are included in this selection. They are of course free to refuse.
In this proposal will be detailed the place, dates and presentation of the host festival

To get your pass at the festival giving access to sessions, interventions, awards and cocktails go to: