The Artist's Cut 2016 filmmakers


Meet the three selected filmmakers for The Artist's Cut 2016:

Sebastian Buerkner (born in Berlin, Germany) lives and works in London. He completed an MA at Chelsea College of Art & Design in 2002 and was awarded their Fellowship Residency in 2003. From 2004, his art practice has shifted primarily to animation.

Recent solo shows include Kunsthaus im KunstkulturQuartier Nuremberg, Germany; Tramway, Glasgow; Sketch, London; The Showroom Gallery, London; Whitechapel Project Space; London and LUX at Lounge Gallery, London; Art on the Underground, Screen at Canary Wharf, London. He has also participated in group shows and screenings at Tate Britain, Tate Modern, London; Tate Liverpool; Site Gallery, Sheffield; Barbican, Whitechapel Gallery, South London Gallery, London and Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna. His film Purple Grey(2006) was broadcast as part of AnimateTV on Channel 4. His recent film The Chimera of M. won the Tiger Award for at the International Film Festival Rotterdam, and was also was shortlisted for the European Film Awards.

Artist-Filmmaker, Jessica Sarah Rinland has exhibited work in galleries, cinemas, film festivals and universities internationally. Nulepsy screened at Bloomberg New Contemporaries, New York Film Festival, BFI London Film Festival, International Film Festival Rotterdam, among others, and was broadcast by Canal+. In 2013 she won ICA’s Best Experimental Film for Electric Oil and had a solo exhibition Dissecting The Exploding Whales at Limbo Arts. In 2014 she was artist in residence at the MacDowell Colony and Kingston University, and her film Adeline For Leaves won the Arts + Science award at Ann Arbor Film Festival, also screening at Oberhausen, Edinburgh, Festival Du Nouveau Cinema, among others.

As well as screening a retrospective of her work at London Short Film Festival 2016, they commissioned her, together with Arts Council England, to make a film in response to pioneering documentary filmmaker Mary Field (1896 - 1968).

In collaboration with renowned author, Philip Hoare and academic Dr. Edward Sugdenm, she is currently in production for We Account The Whale Immortal, an ever-changing film which explores three mythic Thames whales – exhibited at Somerset House from July to October 2016.

Saeed Taji Farouky is an award-winning human rights documentary filmmaker with 20 years experience in film.

Farouky's films take a deeply humanist and immersive approach to their subjects, often referencing the relationship between filmmaker and subject. His latest film Tell Spring Not to Come This Year won two awards at Berlinale 2015, was released in UK cinemas by Soda Pictures and was called "a powerful, beautifully shot documentary" (4 stars) by The Guardian's Peter Bradshaw.

Born in the UK to Palestinian / Egyptian parents, Farouky has lived half his life in the Arab World, and filmed extensively in the Middle East and North Africa. His films have been broadcast on ARTE/ZDF, Channel 4 (UK), the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, NRK (Norway) and Al-Jazeera International, amongst others. For his work in innovative documentary, Farouky was named a Senior Fellow with TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) in 2011, and was previously names Artist-In-Residence at Tate Britain, and twice named Artist-In-Residence at the British Museum.

“I think cinema is most powerful when it’s not constrained by commercial or mainstream considerations, and Artist’s Cut / Random Acts is the perfect opportunity for me to experiment and take risks with the form. It’s a real honour to have this support and to be able to contribute in some small way to the creative short filmmaking landscape in the UK.”

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