Guest lecturers 2022-2023

Stella Bruzzi (professor of film, Italy/UK)

Stella Bruzzi is currently executive Dean of the faculty of Arts and Humanities at the University College London, before that she was was a Professor of Film and Television Studies at the University of Warwick. Her published research spans several areas: costume and identity; fashion and cultural studies; documentary film and representations of history; Hollywood, masculinity and aesthetics. Her monographs to date are: Undressing Cinema: Clothing and Identity in the Movies (1997); New Documentary (2000 and 2006); Bringing Up Daddy: Fatherhood and Masculinity in Post-war Hollywood (2005); Seven Up (2007); Men's Cinema: Masculinity and Mise-en-Scene in Hollywood (2013), Approximation: Documentary, History and the Staging of Reality (2020)

Eliane Esther Bots (filmmaker, NL)

Eliane Esther Bots graduated University of the Arts Utrecht (NL) in 2008. She participated in the post-graduate program ‘Document and contemporary art’ at École Européenne Supérieure de l’image (FR) in 2012. In 2016 she graduated cum laude from the Master of Film at the Film Academy in Amsterdam (NL). Her films have been screened and exhibited at several festivals. Her latest film ‘In Flow of Words’ won several awards, among which the Pardi di Domani Best Director - BONALUMI Engineering award at the Locarno Film Festival. The film is also nominated for the European Film Awards. Eliane Bots currently works as a lecturer ‘Moving image’ at the University of the Arts in Utrecht (NL) and has been lecturing and presenting her work at other universities and organisations such as the Master of Film at The Netherlands Film Academy and  ArtEZ Zwolle. She has also been programming for the Go Short Film festival, Nijmegen (NL). 

Kate Briggs (writer and translator UK)

Kate Briggs is a writer and translator based in Rotterdam, NL, where she teaches on the Masters in Fine Art at the Piet Zwart Institute. She is the author of This Little Art (Fitzcarraldo Editions, 2017) and Entertaining Ideas (Ma Bibliothèque, 2019). This Little Art is now being translated into five languages; A Table Made Again For the First Time, a collection of artists', writers' and translators' responses to the book, will be published by Juan de la Cosa / John of the Thing. She is currently working on a book titled The Long Form which finds a philosophy of the novel in the daily lives of a new mother and her baby.

Carlos Casas (film maker, artist, Spain)

Carlos Casas is a filmmaker and artist whose practice encompasses film, sound and the visual arts. His films have been screened and awarded in festivals around the world, like the Venice Film Festival, International Film Festival Rotterdam, Buenos Aires International Film Festival, Mexico International Film Festival, FID Marseille, etc... his work has been exhibited and performed in international art institutions and galleries, such as Tate Modern, London, Fondation Cartier, Palais de Tokyo, Centre Pompidou, Paris, Hangar Bicocca, Milan, CCCB Barcelona, GAM Torino, Bozar Bruxelles, among others.

Albert Elings (documentary filmmaker and editor, NL)

Albert Elings is a Dutch documentary maker and film editor. Besides art- and filmschool he did a master cultural history at Utrecht University. Many of his films are characterised by a preoccupation with the aesthetics of temporality. Five of his films were screened at IDFA. Together with Eugenie Jansen he made several documentaries of which 'Foreland' won the Jury prize of the Documentary Film Festival in Yamagata. One of the last films he has been editing on is “Four Journeys’ by Louis Hothothot, opening film at IDFA in 2021.

Michelle Williams Gamaker (moving image and performance artist, UK)

Michelle Williams Gamaker is a moving image and performance artist based in London. Her work explores the fiction-making machine of 20th Century British and Hollywood studio films by restaging sequences to reveal cinematic construction, and recasting characters to propose alternative endings that counter their often doom-laden plight. She is currently working on the short film Encore (Resurrection Manifestations) and completing Dissolution (2019)a trilogy of films comprising House of Women (2017),The Fruit is There to be Eaten (2018) and The Eternal Return (2019) in which characters from Powell and Pressburger’s 1947 Black Narcissus unravel as they become aware of their screen and staged realities.Williams Gamaker is a Lecturer in BA Fine Art at Goldsmiths College, University of London, Chair of Trustees at Pavilion in Leeds and co-founder of the Women of Colour Index (WOCI) Reading Group with Samia Malik and Rehana Zaman.

Sabine Groenewegen (filmmaker, NL)

Sabine Groenewegen is an artist and filmmaker. Her debut feature Odyssey won the 2019 Doc Alliance Selection Award for best newcomer across nominations by 7 leading documentary festivals, and Best Experimental Feature at Istanbul Experimental. The film toured festivals including Doclisboa, FID Marseille, New Horizons Visual Front, and was programmed by art centres including Bozar and the Institute for Contemporary Arts: ICA London. Sabine has an MA in Artists’ Film & Moving Image from Goldsmiths University of London. Her work is propelled by extensive research developed through elaborate community engagement and assembled through elaborate editing and intricate sound design. She has received support from the Netherlands Film Fund, Flemish Audiovisual Fund, Danish Art Institute, British Arts Council, ARGOS, Light Cone.  Recently Sabine edited Looking for Horses, the 2021 winner of the Visions du Réel Burning Lights Competition, and Sarajevo Film Festival Jury Prize for documentary.  Sabine guest-teaches regularly at the MA Artistic Research in and Through Cinema in Amsterdam, for which she developed seminars including Writing through Editing and The Essayistic as Method with Stan Liguzinski.

Eugenie Jansen (documentary filmmaker, NL)

Eugenie Jansen is a Dutch director of documentary films and fiction features and a combination between both genres. She graduated in 1991 at the Netherlands Film Academy. Her debut film ‘Tussenland’ (2002) won a Tiger Award at the Rotterdam Film Festival, ‘Calimucho’ (2008) premiered at the Berlin Film Festival, just like  ‘Above Us All’ (2014), a conceptual 3D film about mourning set against the backdrop of the Great War Heritage industry in Ypres, Belgium.

Stanislaw Liguzinski (film critic, programmer, video eassyist, Poland)

Stanislaw Liguzinski is the Research Coordinator at the Lectoraat of the Netherlands Film Academy. He is also a head VR programmer of Imagine Film Festival, and co-director of the Essay Film Studio of Lødz Film School. Being a graduate of academic programmes in media, film, critical theory, and the Master of Film programme at the Nederlandse Film Academy, he combines practice and theory to develop credible forms of practice-based research in film and XR. He wrote for various media outlets, edited journals, curated programs and XR experiences for international film festivals and cultural institutions. He is conducting research on videographic forms of thinking.

Kumjana Novakova (film maker, film curator and researcher, North Macedonia)

Kumjana Novakova is a filmmaker, film curator and researcher. Currently, she works as a film curator at the Museum of Contemporary Arts in Skopje. She collaborates with different film festivals, cinema platforms and exhibitions, curating a wide range of programmes. She is an associate professor at the Non-fiction department of ESCAC, Barcelona, Spain, and has formerly taught at the Béla Tarr’s film.factory in Sarajevo. As an author, she develops projects between cinema and contemporary art, mostly exploring the interplay between identities, memories and the collective self. She currently lives in Skopje.

Rada Sesič (filmmaker, critic, programmer, HR)

Rada Sesič was born in former Yugoslavia and currently lives in The Netherlands. Sesič is specialized in South Asian and Eastern European cinema. She is associated with IDFA, IFFR and NIF (Dutch Institute for film education) as well as Sarajevo Film Festival and Kerala Film Festival. She teaches and gives workshops world wide and has directed four award winning shorts and documentaries that were screened at several festivals and also presented and archived at MoMA, New York. Visit her website here

Non-public online lectures

Lina Majdalanie Power of Documents (26 november 2020) 

Rabih Mroué (4 december 2020) 

Frank B Wilderson III Afropessimism (8 dec 2020) 

Onyeka Igwe: Wither Archives? (11 dec 2020) 

Dalia Neis Artistic Processes and the guidance of the Wind (17 feb 2021) 

Korakrit Arunanondchai (24 maart 2021) 

Ali Eslami Documenting Otherworlds (7 april 2021) 

Joshua Oppenheimer The Act of Killing (21 april 2021)

Guest lecturers

Aron Birtalan (theatre maker, Hungary), BMB con. (Roelf Toxopeus and Justin Bennett, performance artists, NL), Sabeth Buchman (art historian and art critic, AT), Edwin Culp (filmmaker, Spain), Yael Davids (artist, IL), Peter Delpeut (filmmaker, writer, NL), Mirka Duijn (filmmaker, NL), Pol Eggermont (dramaturg, concept developer, NL), Maaike Gouwenberg (curator, producer, NL), Lino Hellings (visual artist, author NL) Kevin B. Lee (filmmaker, USA), Dan Oki (film maker, (Croatia), Laurent van Lancker (filmmaker, BE), Patrick Minks (editor, NL), Maartje Nevejan (filmmaker, NL), Floris Paalman (documentary filmmaker, researcher lecturer, NL), Maria Molina Peiro (filmmaker, Spain), Vesna Petresin (transdisciplinary artist and thinker, SL), Janis Rafa (artist, filmmaker, GR), Francesco Ragazzi (associate professor, filmmaker, Italy), Hidde Simons (director, actor, acting coach, NL), Michel Schopping (sound designer, NL)

Former mentors

Sander Blom (NL, filmmaker), Marjoleine Boonstra 2010-2011 (filmmaker, NL), Stefaan Decostere 2009-2012 (artist, producer BE), Albert Elings (documentary filmmaker, editor, NL), Laurent van Lancker 2017-2018 (filmmaker, anthropologist, BE), Petra Lataster 2009-2010 (filmmaker, NL), Aneta Lesnikovska (MO), Patrick Minks (director, screenwriter and editor, NL), Wineke van Muiswinkel (NL, radiomaker/curator), Rada Sesic (critic, filmmaker and a programmer, HR)

Artists in Residence (AIR)

Vesna Petresin, Jyoti Mistry (SA), Franz Rodenkirchen (D)
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