Celluloid Only (restricted to Super 8, 16mm, and 35mm)
Ben Evans James
Ben Evans James is a filmmaker and curator based in Canada and the UK. Working at the intersection of ethnography, storytelling and fiction, his work explores the use of parafiction within documentary filmmaking, his work raising questions about the function of truth and fiction, and their bearing on knowledge ethics and aesthetics. James has curated film exhibitions and screening programmes across Europe and is the co-founder of the project space South Kiosk in London. He has collaborated with institutions including The Serpentine Gallery, Whitechapel Gallery, The Design Museum, the ICA, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Belgrade, IMPAKT Festival Utrecht and Transmediale in Berlin. James is an AHRC funded PhD candidate at the University of Sunderland, holds a BSc in Economics and Social Sciences from the London School of Economics and an MA in Fine Art from University of the Arts London. -- Emma Charles works with experimental approaches to moving image and sound, her research based practice navigates the field of non-fiction while engaging with recurring themes of technology, capitalism and landscape.
Playing with the blurred lines between documentary and fiction, her work often reveals the artificiality of both the filmic environment and our lived experience. She has exhibited at Serpentine Galleries and ICA London; HKW, Berlin and Jeu de Paume, Paris. She has also screened her films at Sheffield DocFest, East End Film Festival, Architecture Film Festival London, Abandon Normal Devices and Impakt Festival. Emma was nominated for the New Talent Award for her film 'White Mountain' at Sheffield Doc/Fest in 2017. She is the recipient of a 2015 and 2017 Arts Council England award, British Council UK-China Connections Through Culture grant and The Elephant Trust fund. Charles' films are held in two museum collections at Guangdong Museum of Art in China and The ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe in Germany. Emma holds an MA in Photography from the Royal College of Art.