BEN RUSSELL

Ben Russell
Ben Russell (b.1976, USA) is an artist and filmmaker who has completed 25+ short films and 2 features, works that lies at the intersection of ethnography, phenomenology and psychedelia. The recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and a FIPRESCI prize (for Let Each One Go Where He May (2009)), his second feature, A Spell to Ward Off the Darkness (co-directed with Ben Rivers), premiered at the Locarno International Film Festival in 2013 and screened in 75+ festivals worldwide.

 

filmography

Atlantis 2014
23'33, Super16mm
Visions du Réel / NY FF / Media City FF / DMZ docs / Belo Horizonte FF / La Roche-sur-Yon FF (Nouvelles Vagues Award) / Rencontres Internationales du documentaire Montreal (Best Short Award)

Persevere In What We Have Resolved Before We Forget 2013
20', 16mm
FID Marseille / NY FF / Milano FF / Rotterdam IFF / Osnabrück FF (Dialog Award)

A Spell To Ward Off the Darkness 2013
in collaboration with Ben Rivers
98'
Locarno IFF / Toronto IFF / Vancouver IFF / Montreal Nouveau Cinema / Londres IFF / Viennale IFF / Thessalonique IFF / AFI / CPH:Dox (New Vision Award) / Torino IFF (Best Documentary) / Rotterdam IFF / Helsinki IFF / Goteborg IFF / FICUNAM / Cinéma du Réel / HK IFF / Ann Arbord FF

Ponce de León  2012
collaboration with Jim Drain
24', HD                  
Torino IFF / London IFF / New York IFF           

Austerity Measures  2012
co-directed with Guillaume Cailleau
9', 16mm                            
Berlinale IFF / Torino IFF / London IFF / New York Film FF

River Rites  2012
11', Super 16mm                                                  
Venice IFF / London IFF / New York IFF / Cinéma du Réel / Viennale / Rotterdam IFF / DocLisboa 

Trypps #7 (Badlands)  2010
9'30,  Super 16mm                            
Rotterdam IFF / Torino IFF / New York Film FF / Jeonjou IFF / San Francisco IFF / CPH:DOX, Ambulante, Mexico City

Let Each One Go Where He May  2010                      
135', 16mm                      
Toronto IFF / Rotterdam IFF / London IFF / Bafici / Cinéma du Réel / Viennale / Belfort IFF / Torino IFF / CPH:DOX / Melbourne IFF / Jeonju IFF / Berlin Documentary Forum / DocLisboa / Documenta Madrid / FICV, Valdivia / MARFICI, Mar de Plata / Jihlava Int’l Doc. FF

Workers Leaving the Factory (Dubai)  2008
7', 16mm                                        
Torino IFF / Jihlava Int’l Doc. FF, Media City / Windsor, Canada / Melbourne  IFF 

Tjúba Tén / The Wet Season  2008
47', 16mm                                    
Rotterdam IFF / London IFF / Cinéma du Réel, Paris / Les Inattendus, Lyon / E-M Arts, Independent Film Show, Napoli / IndieLisboa

Black and White Trypps Number Three  2007
11'30, 35mm            
Sundance IFF / Toronto IFF / Rotterdam IFF / Viennale / Cinéma du Réel / Melbourne IFF / IndieLisboa

Terra Incognita  2002
10', 16mm                                                
Rotterdam IFF / London IFF 

Daumë  2000
7', 16mm                                                              
Rotterdam IFF