Video Works 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2011 | 2009 | 2007 | About | 6 April - 8 March 2014 Video Works 2014 marks the fourth edition and screening event of Video Works and is supported by Robert A. Matta . For the screening programme, please click here Downloadable material Application Form & Guidelines Arabic & English Brochure more info Grantees The 6 grantees for Video Works 2014 are Nadine Bekdache and Juma Hamdo, Sarah Francis, Chloé Griffin and Siska, Romain Hamard, Raed Rafei, Jad Youssef. The video artists were selected by a jury consisting of: Carine Doumit, Rima Mismar, Ghassan Salhab and Roy Samaha. The Video Works projects will be presented at Metropolis Empire Sofil (Beirut) on April 6, 7 and 8. Nadine Bekdache and Juma Hamdo Nadine Bekdache is a graphic designer and urban researcher. She uses mapping both as a research method and a communication tool. Mapping Place Narratives: Beyhum Street is her first attempt at using film to complement a research on the depoliticizing of rent control and its spatial manifestations. She recently started a design/research collective. Juma Hamdo was born in 1984 in Kobani, Syria. He graduated from the University of Damascus with a BA in Media Studies. Since 2008, Juma has been working as a freelance director and researcher. He has directed several independent short documentaries and experimental video projects. Juma is currently working on his mid-length documentary Rude Refugee Diaries – Beirut. Chloé Griffin and Siska Chloé Griffin is a Canadian filmmaker and visual artist. She was born in 1978 in El Cajon, California (USA). Siska is a filmmaker and visual artist born in 1984 in Beirut, Lebanon. He lives and works between Berlin and Beirut. Sarah Francis Sarah Francis lives and works in Beirut. She graduated from IESAV (Institute of Scenic, Audiovisual and Cinematographic Studies, Saint Joseph University, Beirut), and later participated in several international workshops. Since 2006, she has been working as a freelance director for several production companies. Her first feature documentary Birds of September premiered in the official selection of CPH:DOX (Copenhagen, 2013) and was shown in Dubai International Film Festival that same year. She is currently working on a documentary within the framework of DOX:LAB (CPH:DOX). Romain Hamard Romain Hamard was born in 1986. He lives and works in Beirut, Lebanon. Raed Rafei Raed Rafei is a filmmaker, writer and multimedia journalist, born in 1977 in Tripoli, Lebanon. He is interested in reality, fiction and what lies in between. His feature film 74 (The Reconstitution of a Struggle), which he co-wrote and co-directed with Rania Rafei, was premiered at the Marseille International Festival of Documentary Film (FID), where it was awarded the GNCR prize. The film also won the prize for Best Film at Olhar de Cinema ¬– Curitiba International Film Festival (Brazil), and for Best First Film at Tetouan Film Festival (Morocco). Jad Youssef Jad Youssef was born in 1989 in Beirut. He graduated from IESAV (Institute of Scenic, Audiovisual and Cinematographic Studies, Saint Joseph University, Beirut) in 2013. Overview Started by Ashkal Alwan in 2006, Video Works is a grant and screening platform aimed at supporting the development, production and diffusion of new projects by emerging artists and filmmakers working and/or residing in Lebanon. Following an open call for proposals, a jury selects around eight projects for production. The produced works are subsequently premiered over a three-day screening event in Beirut. Applications are open to all genres of video and non-feature-length film proposals (including experimental video, fiction & documentary), provided that the produced works can be screened in a single-channel version. Selected projects will be completed by Spring 2014. For more information on Video Works 2014 and past editions, please click here. For any enquiries, email email@example.com or call +961 1 423879 | Office Hours: Monday through Friday, 10am to 6pm. Sponsors & Partners Video Works 2014 is made possible with the support of Robert A. Matta. Press – أشغال فيديو – الجمعية اللبنانية للفنون التشكلية اشكال ألوان, Cinemoz, December 22, 2014 – Download here. – ‘Video Works 2014’ au Metropolis, listing, L’Agenda Culturel, April 1, 2014 – Download here. – أشغال فيديو… تظاهرة تترسخ, As-Safir, Nadim Jarjoura, April 3, 2014 – Download here. – Video Works 2014, listing, L’Orient Le Jour, April 4, 2014 – Download here. – أشغال فيديو ٢٠١٤ في المدينة والاجتماع الحديث, listing/schedule, AL-Mustaqbal, April 4, 2014 – Download here. – ينطلق في بيروت يوميات الزمن الحاضر Video Works, Al Akhbar, Rawane Azalddin, April 5, 2014 – Download here. – ثلاثية الفرد والحب والمكان في أفلام أشغال فيديو ٢٠١٤, Al Hayat, Rana Jaber, April 7, 2014 – Download here. – أشغال فيديو: الفن الحديث في مأزق, Al-Modon, Dima Wannous, April 7, 2014 – Download here. – Militancy as art, the Mondial as film, The Daily Star, Jim Quilty, April 8, 2014 – Download here. -أشغال فيديو ٢٠١٤ في متربوليس – أمبير صوفيل بيروت أفلام تعبث بالواقع وأخرى تستدعي ذاكرة المكان ومآسيه , Al-Mustaqbal, Tahiyat Al-Jundi, April 13, 2014 – Download here. – هل تلاشت الحدود بين الفيلم السينمائي والفيديو, Al-Akbar, Roy Dib, April 22, 2014 – Download here. – Truth and Consequence, Art Forum, Kaelen Wilson-Goldie, April 27, 014 – Download here. Video Works 2014 Calendar April 2014There are currently no events scheduled for this month.