Andrew Kötting

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Andrew Kötting (born on 16 December 1959) is a British artist, writer, and filmmaker.

Early life[edit]

Kötting was born in Kent on 16 December 1959[1][2]. He studied BA Fine Art at the Ravensbourne College of Art and Design in 1984 and MA in Mixed Media at the Slade School of Art in 1988[3].


Kötting released Gallivant, his first feature-length film, in 1996[4]. It premièred at the Edinburgh Film Festival, where it won the Channel 4 Best New Director prize[5][6]. Kötting released his second feature, This Filthy Earth[7], in 2001[2]. It was loosely adapted from Émile Zola's novel La Terre[7].

In July 2010, Kötting was an artist-in-residence at the La Rochelle International Film Festival in south-west France, creating work and collaborating with the photographer Sebastian Edge[8]. In 2011 he directed This Our Still Life, which premièred at the Venice Film Festival and was acquired by the BFI for distribution in the UK[9] and Ireland[10].

He is currently a Professor of Time Based Media at the University for the Creative Arts Canterbury[11].



  1. ^ a b c d Sandhu, Sukhdev (18 Nov 2011). "Scenes from Andrew Kötting's life". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 3 Jul 2017.
  2. ^ a b c d "BFI Screenonline: Kötting, Andrew (1958-) Biography". Retrieved 3 Jul 2017.
  3. ^ "Andrew Kotting - Works, Articles, Clips and Stills | Luxonline". Retrieved 3 Jul 2017.
  4. ^ Evans, Gareth (Summer 2007). "VERTIGO | Andrew Kötting's Gallivant". Vertigo. Close-Up Film Centre. Retrieved 4 Jul 2017.
  5. ^ "Buy Gallivant - Gallivant". BFI. Retrieved 4 Jul 2017. Gallivant scooped the Best New Director Award at its Edinburgh Film Festival premiere.
  6. ^ "Gallivant - Awards - IMDb". Retrieved 4 Jul 2017.
  7. ^ a b GA. "This Filthy Earth, directed by Andrew Kötting | Film review". TimeOut. TimeOut London. Retrieved 4 Jul 2017. The follow-up to Kötting's road movie/autobiographical essay Gallivant recounts a fictional tale of familial and social strife inspired by Zola's La Terre.
  8. ^ "KOTTING AND EDGE LAND New Publication out now - LUX". Lux. 9 Feb 2012. Retrieved 4 Jul 2017. collaboration between the artist and film maker, Andrew Kotting and the photographer, Sebastian Edge [who worked] together at La Rochelle in 2010, where Kotting was an artist-in-residence at The Centre Intermondes.
  9. ^ "DVD press release - This Our Still Life - A film by Andrew Kötting" (PDF). BFI. 9 Feb 2012. Retrieved 4 Jul 2017. This Our Still Life by Andrew Kötting ... Premiered at the 2011 Venice Film Festival and released in cinemas by the BFI
  10. ^ "University for the Creative Arts - KOTTING Professor Andrew - UCA". Retrieved 4 Jul 2017. 'Louyre - This Our Still Life' premiered at the Venice International Film Festival in competition 2011 and distributed in the UK and Ireland by the BFI.
  11. ^ "University for the Creative Arts - KOTTING Professor Andrew - UCA". Retrieved 3 Jul 2017.
  12. ^ "Films - In The Wake Of A Deadad". Retrieved 4 Jul 2017.
  13. ^ Jonathan Romney (Oct 2009). "Ivul | The Times BFI 53rd London Film Festival". BFI. Archived from the original on 11 October 2009. Retrieved 4 Jul 2017.
  14. ^ Rose, Steve (18 Jul 2012). "Swandown: two men in a pedalo | Film | The Guardian". Guardian. Retrieved 4 Jul 2017.
  15. ^ Bradshaw, Peter (1 Oct 2015). "By Our Selves review – disturbing journey through John Clare's poetry | Film | The Guardian". Guardian. Retrieved 4 Jul 2017.
  16. ^ "Lek and the Dogs dir. Andrew Kötting – Screen Archive South East". Retrieved 4 Jul 2017.

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