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AVIFF 2021



1st prize
WITH MY MOTHER - Director Isan Maher.  6:59 Norway

Isan Maher is an Egyptian Visual Artist and Storyteller based in Oslo. He has a bachelor's degree in Fine Art at Oslo National Academy of the Arts, Norway.


2nd Prize
THE MOUNTAIN - Director - Moataz Nasr.  12:00 Egypt

Egyptian artist Moataz Nasr explores traditions and new globalism, questioning geopolitical and social development in Africa. The artistic practice for Nasr is a tool and a language that embraces art, sociology, Sufism and history, in order to encourage dialogue across geographical boundaries. The most recent group shows include “The See Is My Land”, curated by Francesco Bonomi and Emanuela Mazzonis (MAXXI, Rome, 2013); "Arab Contemporary Architecture, Culture and Identity" (Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, 2014); “Metropolis. Afriques Capitales”, curated by Simon Njami (La Villette, Paris, 2017); “Senses of Time: Video and Film-based Arts of Africa” (LACMA and The Smithsonian National Museum of African Arts, Washington, 2017); Yinchuan Biennale, curated by Marco Scotini (Yinchuan, 2018), International Contemporary Art Exhibition, curated by Mazdak Faiznia (Yerevan, 2018). In 2018, Nasr has been invited to take part to "Abu Dhabi Art 2018 Beyond" and create a site-specific work in the historic sites in Al Ain. In 2019 he was invited to take part to the Havana Biennal and has participated to Fiac Hors Les Murs with the installation of the work Sun Boat at Les Tuileries. Among the most recent solo shows, in 2019 "The Liminal Space", in Castel del Monte, Andria, curated by Achille Bonito Oliva and "Paradise Lost" in Galleria Continua, San Gimignano, curated by Simon Njami. In 2017, he was selected to represent Egypt during the 57th Venice Biennale. The work presented in the Egyptian Pavilion was an immersive installation showing the original film "The Mountain".



3rd Prize
IDENTITIES AND RECIPES - Director - Ji Su Kang-Gatto. 02:04:14 Germany

*1989 in Seoul
lives and works in Düsseldorf

since 1991
Residence in Germany
Studies at Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, Meisterschülerin of Lucy McKenzie
Postgraduate Studies at Academy of Media Arts Cologne


Work Stipend in South Korea / Kunststiftung NRW
Academy Stipend for Painting / Kunstakademie Düsseldorf


Official Selection / Aviff Cannes Art Film Festival / Cannes / France
The Things I Tell You Will Not Be Wrong / SCOPE – Kubus / Hannover / Germany
Loneliness #2 / Congress Center Basel – Swissôtel Le Plaza / Basel / Switzerland
Hitting Puberty / Videolounge imai – NRW-Forum / Düsseldorf / Germany (G)
IMPACT / Unikat / Witten / Germany
I’m fine; lit. I eat my meals – 밥은 먹고 다녀, RR.: Bapeun meokgo danyeo / WWW Space / Seoul / South Korea (S)
Food #2 / Congress Center Basel – Swissôtel Le Plaza / Basel / Switzerland (G)
Experiment / Sao Paulo International Short Film Festival / Sao Paulo / Brazil (G)
Only the artist is present / Flat / Cologne / Germany (G)
A Daughter`s Table / Moltkerei Werkstatt e.V. / Köln / Germany (S)
Dreams & Memories / Videolounge imai – NRW-Forum / Düsseldorf / Germany (G)
Video Works / KUBUS – Situation Kunst / Bochum / Germany (G)
Nuda Veritas / Galleria di Palazzo Beltramini / Asolo / Italy (G)
Nei giardini del silenzio / Casa Malipiero / Asolo / Italy (G)
Scaena / Mom Art Space / Hamburg / Germany (G)
Artrooms / Meliá White House / London / UK (G)
Berlin Short Film Festival / Babylon / Berlin / Germany (G)
insights / onomato künstlerverein / Düsseldorf / Germany (D)
BOOGIE WOOGIE / Saal3 / Düsseldorf / Germany (G)
Members of the Family / Kunstverein Emmerich e.V. / Emmerich / Germany (G)
German Kleinformat / Lateral Art Space / Cluj / Romania (G)
Daring Darling / Philara – Sammlung zeitgenössischer Kunst e.V. / Düsseldorf / Germany (G)
Städtegurren / Metz-Galerie / Koblenz / Germany (S)


Biennial Edition / WomenCineMakers / Berlin / Germany
Imitation of Life / LoosenArt / Rome / Italy


Angel Orensanz Prize

Born and raised in Israel, graduated with a BFA from the Department of Animation at Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem (2012). These days live by the sea, animating and illustrating.





The festival will take place from Friday July 9 to Sunday July 11, 2021 in Cannes from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Place EDEN Auditorium 133 rue d'Antibes 06400 Cannes

Dates and times subject to legal provisions in France related to Covid19





AVIFF 2021 – PROGRAM  9-10-11 JULY

Friday July 9


14.00- 15.46

  • A COUPLE ON THE ROOFTOP, THE CELLULAR, ANTENNA AND THE METAL BIRDS - Director Eyal Oren sc 6.2 - 5:00   Israel
  • WILD GRASS - Director Shan Wu. sc 6.2 - 19:45   Taiwan
  • WRITTEN ON WATER – Director – Pontus Lidberg. sc 9 - 01:21:00  France

16.15- 18.00

  • WE ARE HERE NOW - Director - Mariken Halle. sc 6.8 - 01:37:00  Norway
  • FRAMMING THE LIGHT - Director Nacho Gamma. sc 6.2 - 04:20   Spain
  • CROWDED - Director Nathania Rubin. sc 5.8 - 06:02    Netherlands
  • HAIKU - Director  - Martin Gerigk. sc 5.7 - 17:17   Germany
  • MOSKOSEL ACTION MUSIC -  Director - Bjørn Venø  5.5 - 23:35   Sweden


Saturday July 10



  • EKSTASE - Director - Marion Kellmann  sc 7.3 - 11:27  Germany
  • 1:1 . Director - Telemach Wiesinger . sc 7.2 - 30:00   Germany
  • UNLEARN THE BODY - Director - Panteha Abareshi. sc 7 - 4:56   United States
  • FON - Director - Oleg Chorny & Gena Khmaruk.  sc 6.6 - 27:54  Ukraine
  • IN PLAIN SIGHT - Director Tanin Torabi 10 minutes 30 seconds Iran

16.00- 17H50




Films from artists from the Basque Country:

Itsuka” Oihane Iragüen”. 516’’ 

Le feu endormi” Zuriñe Goikoetxea & Ivan Gómez (Khris & Markel) 8 

Moon” Lekuk Elkartea. (Bego Vicario and others.) 549”

Hirian Ibiltzeko jarraibideak” Hauazkena taldea. (Bego Vicario and others) 8´ 

Hau (ez) omenaldia da” Jessica Llorente (video from an artistic performance of Alberto Lomas). 8´ 

Mikrografia biopolitikoak” Amaia Vicente 4´48¨ 

Special invitation to workshops teachers of Bideodromo:

Last Days” Liane Lang. 752. (Germany/UK) 

It's All Written In The Stars”. Maria & Rachel Monosov. 27´ (Russia/Germany)

Hermit” Kristina Cranfeld. 4´ (Uzbekistan/UK)

Selection of awarded films in Bideodromo 

De vrouw die oneindig wilde zijn” Sanne Smits & Celine Daemen. 10(Netherlands)

Ophelia”. Meike Redeker. 815. (Germany)

Start again”. Davis Freeman & Jessica Batut. 1219´ (USA-Belgium)


Sunday July 11



  • WITH MY MOTHER - Director Isan Maher . sc 7.4 - 6:59   Norway
  • THE MOUNTAIN - Director - Moataz Nasr. sc 8.5 - 12:00   Egypt
  • IDENTITIES AND RECIPES - Director - Ji Su Kang-Gatto. sc 7.7 - 02:04:14   Germany

19.00 Award Ceremony



The members of the jury AVIFF Cannes 'Art Film Festival'  2021


Camilo Racana, President of the Jury:

Camilo Racana lives and works in Paris.

Master 2 Plastic Arts and Art Sciences. Saint-Charles Center. University Paris 1. Panthéon Sorbonne.

His artistic career covers the sectors: curator (fine arts, contemporary art, cultural heritage, photography, video-art, instrumental, lyrical, contemporary, popular, noise) producer-creator-organizer of cultural events: Festivals (Festival of Lutèce [Champs de Mars, Arènes de Lutèce, Paris]; Festival de Musica Sagrada, Popayan, Colombia; AVIFF Carte Blanche Marrakech, 2010 and Cannes 2011), concerts (Eglise du Val de Grâce; Salle Pleyel; Balajo, Paris), exhibitions (Hôtel de la Monnaie, Paris; XIII Encuentros Abiertos-Festival de la Luz, CCR, Buenos Aires; Romanian Cultural Institute, Bucharest and Paris; Paris Photo 2004 and 2011; Galeria, Embassy of Paris and in private art galleries from Paris, Monaco, Milan, Geneva); TV shows (“Musique au Coeur de la Colombie”: Eve Ruggieri); artistic director (institutions, foundations, cultural associations); designer and organizer of conferences (“Culture, Language and Heritage”, Unesco and Salle de Commissions, Sorbonne,…); lecturer (Frida Kahlo / Leo Matiz, House of Latin America, Paris and FNAC, Milan. "Bienheureux Valerica / Nicu Ilfoveanu", ICR, Paris. "Yevgeniy Pavlov's Violin in Paris", Kharkiv Photo Forum, Ukraine); theater director (Buenos Aires, London Festival Fringe, Festival Off Avignon, Cantier Internazionale d'Arte, Montepulciano, Fringe Festival, Edinburgh ...); playwright and adapter (theater and opera); art essayist ("Jean Hucleux", "Le Gisant Doré / Christian Paraschiv", "Frida Kahlo seen by Leo Matiz", etc.); manager of artists' funds; artistic advisor; master of theater training courses (Buenos Aires, Paris, England, University of Sussex, Brighton).

Countries in which his work has been presented: France, England, Scotland, Italy, Monaco, Colombia, Switzerland, Argentina ...
Throughout his artistic career he approaches creation as a unique space highlighting the revelation of the gesture specific to the work and to the image.


Margot Le Peltier, Jury Member:

Margot Le Peltier works as cultural event coordinator for Institut Français de Bilbao. Spain

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, Caostica (international festival of short films and music video) and ZINEBI (international festival of documentary and short film).






Sergey Bratkov, Jury Member:

Born in 1960 in Kharkov, Ukraine. Graduated Repin Art College, Kharkov, Ukraine,1978;PolytechnicalAcademy,Kharkov,Ukraine,1983.

In 1994 organized "Fast reaction group" with Boris Michailov, Sergei Salonsky and Victoria Michailova. In 2010 took the first prize of the 5th Annual All-Russian Awards in the field of contemporary visual art "Innovation" Since 2000 lives and works in Moscow, Russia. His projects have been in solo exhibitions at REGINA Gallery, Moscow Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow, Russia; Pinchuk Art Centre, Kiev, Ukraine; Kunstverein Rosenheim, Germany; Espacio Minimo Gallery, Madrid, Spain; Transit Gallery, Mechelen, Belgium; S.M.A.K. Stedelijk Museum for Actuele Kunst, Ghent, Belgium; BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art. Gateshead, UK; Fotomuseum. Winterthur, Switzerland; Canal de Isabel II. Madrid, Spain; Deichtor Hallen. Aktuelle Kunst Haus der Photographie. Hamburg, Germany.

The artist has also participated in group exhibitions, including National Centre for Contemporary Art (NCCA), Center for Contemporary Culture GARAGE, M’ARS Center for Contemporary Arts, Moscow, Russia; Fondazione Sandretto

Rebaudengo, Torino, Italy; Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney, Australia; Sem-Art Gallery, Monaco; Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, Germany; Centre for Contemporary Art ‘Ujazdowski Castle’ Warsaw, Poland; CAN, Neuchatel, Switzerland and at the biennials in Venice, San Paolo, Moscow and Rauma; Manifesta5, San Sebastian, Spain.


Marc Mercier, Jury Member:

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.



Antonio Manfredi, Jury Member:

Antonio Manfredi was born in Casoria – Naples

Artist (Photographer, sculptor, video artist) and Art Director of CAM Museum in Naples, Italy. He exhibited his works in the most important cities worldwide.

He is been doing more than 300 collective and personal exhibitions. His monumental works in marble, iron and wood are present in China, Korea, Japan, Egypt, Europe, Russia and US.

In 2007 he was chosen by the Italian Ministry for Foreign Affairs to realize a sculpture commemorating the Italian-American victims of the Twin Towers slaughter in New York.
He works with prestigious private galleries in Italy and overseas.

As curator he realized several international exhibition projects in cooperation with important international public and private bodies, He founded and directed since 2004 the CAM Museum.

Among the most important public exhibitions in recent years: Ethnographic Russian Museum of Saint Petersburg in Russia, Vatican City, Royal Palace of Caserta, Contemporary Art Gorenjski Muzej, Kranji, Slovenija, 54° Venice Biennale, dOCUMENTA(13) Kassel, Germany, NI National Gallery of Macedonia in Skopje, special guest artist in Salon d'Automne de Paris.

Some of the most important national and international newspapers wrote about his performances, such as: Le Monde, BBC, CNN, Pravda, Liberation, El Paìs, Spigel, The Economist, La Repubblica, La Stampa, Il Corriere della Sera, The Guardian, ARTINFO, The Telegraph, ABC Culture, CBN, The Independent, China Daily, The Korea Herald, Le Figaro, Le Devoir, Los Angeles Times, CBS News, Le Point, Le Temps Culture, AFP Culture, La Nacion, Krone, The Gazette, Der Tagesspiegel, Mitteldeutsche Zeitung, etc.....