Mark Cousins (filmmaker)

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Mark Cousins
Mark Cousins - IFFR 2017-1 (cropped).jpg
Born (1965-05-03) 3 May 1965 (age 57)
Coventry, England
OccupationFilm director, screenwriter, producer, author
Years active1988–present
Notable work
The Story of Film: An Odyssey

Mark Cousins (born 3 May 1965) is a Northern Irish director and writer based in Edinburgh. A prolific documentarian, he is best known for his 15-hour 2011 documentary The Story of Film: An Odyssey.

Career[edit]

Cousins interviewed famous filmmakers such as David Lynch, Martin Scorsese and Roman Polanski in the TV series Scene by Scene. He presented the BBC cult film series Moviedrome from June 1997 to July 2000. He introduced 66 films for the show, including the little-seen Nicolas Roeg film Eureka.[1]

Throughout his career, Cousins has interviewed directors, producers and actors including Steven Spielberg, Woody Allen, Tom Hanks, Sean Connery, Brian De Palma, Steve Martin, Lauren Bacall, Jane Russell, Paul Schrader, Bernardo Bertolucci, Kirk Douglas, Jeanne Moreau, Terence Stamp, Jack Lemmon, Janet Leigh and Rod Steiger.

In 2009, Cousins and Tilda Swinton co-founded the '8/2 Foundation'.[2] Together they also created a project where they mounted a 33.5-tonne portable cinema on a large truck which was physically pulled through the Scottish Highlands. The traveling independent film festival was featured prominently in a documentary called Cinema is Everywhere. The festival was repeated in 2011.[3][4]

Robert Osborne, Mark Cousins and TCM senior vice president Charles Tabesh in 2014, with the Peabody Award that TCM received for its presentation of The Story of Film: An Odyssey

His 2011 film The Story of Film: An Odyssey[5][6] was broadcast as 15 one-hour television episodes[7] on More4,[5] and later, featured at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival.[8] In September 2013, it began to be shown on Turner Classic Movies.[9] Drawing on its exhaustive film library, TCM complemented each episode with relevant short films and feature films ranging from the familiar to the rarely seen. TCM received a 2013 Peabody Award "for its inclusive, uniquely annotated survey of world cinema history".[10][11]

After The Story of Film, Cousins' next project was intentionally a small-scale work: What Is This Film Called Love? is a self-photographed diary of his three-day walk around Mexico City, accompanied by his imagined conversation with a photo of Sergei Eisenstein and reviewed as "fatuous" by Variety.[12] Another low-budget, quickly produced documentary, Here Be Dragons, covers a short film-watching trip he made to Albania and was also poorly received as indulgent and "random".[13]

6 Desires: DH Lawrence and Sardinia is structured around an imagined letter from Cousins to the author D. H. Lawrence, who wrote about a 1921 visit to Sardinia.[14] Life May Be was a collaboration with Iranian director and actor Mania Akbari, again making use of Cousins' familiar structural devices of letters, travel imagery, and voiceover commentary, judged "self-advertisement".[15]

A Story of Children and Film was critically well-received. Its origins lay in some footage he shot of his niece and nephew at play, and grew into a documentary about the representation of children in cinema.[16][17][18][19][20]

Cousins subsequently wrote and directed I Am Belfast, in which the city is personified by a 10,000-year-old woman. Portions of the film in progress, with a score by Belfast composer David Holmes were screened at the 2014 Belfast Film Festival.[21] He is also working on a three-hour addendum to The Story of Film, on the subject of documentaries, entitled Dear John Grierson.[22]

Cousins famously axed his own film Bigger Than The Shining following a screening in front of a live audience at the 2017 International Rotterdam Film Festival (IFFR). This was done with the intention being for it to never be shown again, as it was the only copy of the film.[23]

Cousins is the Co-Artistic Director of 'Cinema China', 'The Ballerina Ballroom Cinema of Dreams' and 'A Pilgrimage' with Tilda Swinton. Together with Antonia Bird, Robert Carlyle and Irvine Welsh, Cousins is a director of the production company 4Way Pictures.[24] Between 2001 and 2011, he wrote for Prospect, Cousins now writes for Sight & Sound and Filmkrant.

Cousins was appointed Honorary Professor of the University of Glasgow in 2013,[25] as well as Honorary Doctor of Letters at both the University of Edinburgh in 2007[26] and University of Stirling in 2014.[27] He is now a Patron of the Edinburgh International Film Festival, Cousins previously acted as both a programmer and director (1996–1997) of the festival.[28]

He has made regular appearances on Mark Kermode's YouTube Channel "Kermode Uncut".[29]

He is a board member of Michael Moore's Traverse City Film Festival[30] and a Member of the 'Audentia Award' jury at the 42nd Göteborg International Film Festival (GIFF) in 2019,[31] as well as Member of the 'Official Competition' jury at the 53rd Karlovy Vary International Film Festival in 2018.[32]

In 2019, Cousins was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.[33] In 2021, Cousins joined the jury of the BFI London Film Festival.[34]

His film The Story of Film: A New Generation opened Cannes Film Festival 2021.[35]

Personal life[edit]

Born in Coventry, England,[36] Cousins was raised in Ballymena, Northern Ireland (where he attended St Louis Grammar School), and graduated in film, television and art at the University of Stirling.[21][37][38] Since 1984 he has been in a longterm personal relationship with Gill Moreton, a psychologist, whom he met at Stirling; they live in Edinburgh.[39][40]

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Format Runtime Notes
1989 Dear Mr Gorbachev Associate Director TV 60m Directed with Michael Grigsby, ITV
1990 Gulf War: Scottish Eye Director TV 38 mins
1993 Another Journey by Train Co-Director and producer TV 59 mins Co-Directed by Mark Forrest
1994 I Know Where I'm Going! Revisited Director TV 40 mins
1996 Ian Hamilton Finlay: In a Wee Way Director TV 38 mins Co-Directed by Mark Forrest
1996 I Remember IKWIG Director TV 40m
1997–2001 Scene by Scene Director and presenter TV 24 Episodes x 60 mins Interviews include Martin Scorsese, Brian De Palma, David Lynch, Jane Russell, Paul Schrader, Bernardo Bertolucci, and Roman Polanski. Shown on BBC.
1997–2000 Moviedrome Presenter TV 66 Episodes x 5 mins Shown on BBC.
2005 Cinema Iran Director and narrator TV 59 mins Shown on Channel 4. Presented by Omid Djalili
2005 On the Road with Kiarostami Writer and director TV 28 mins
2005 Faith Executive Producer TV Movie 102 mins Starring Maxine Peake, Clive Russell and Jason Flemyng.
2008 First Impressions Writer and director Short Film 15 mins Shot in Northern Iraq.
2008 The New Ten Commandments: Kenny Richie Co-Director Film Anthology Film Co-Directed with Irvine Welsh. Shown on BBC Two
2008 The New Ten Commandments: 8 1/2 Co-Director Film Anthology Film Co-Directed with Tilda Swinton. Shown on BBC Two
2008 The New Ten Commandments Contributing Director Film 101 mins Co-Directed of 2 of the 10 Chapters. Shown on BBC Two
2009 The First Movie Writer and director Film 81 mins BAFTA Scotland Award Nominee for ‘Best Single Documentary’, Royal Television Society Award Nominee for ‘Best Arts Documentary’.
2011 The Story of Film: An Odyssey Writer, Director and narrator Film 930 mins Shown on More4 and Turner Classic Movies.
2011 60 Seconds of Solitude in Year Zero Contributing Director Anthology Film 60 mins
2011 Cinema Is Everywhere Self Film 86 mins Centred on a project between Cousins and Tilda Swinton.
2012 What is this Film Called Love? Writer, Director and narrator Film 75 mins A personal film about Mexico City and Sergei Eisenstein
2013 Dear Georges Melies Writer and co-Director Short Film 8 ½ mins Co-Directed with 102 children and Tilda Swinton.
2013 Apollo: Prvo ratno kino Co-Writer Short Film 14 mins
2013 Here be Dragons Writer and director Film 76 mins Centred on Albania
2013 A Story of Children and Film Writer, Director and narrator Film 101 mins
2014 Homeless Writer and director Short Film 10 mins
2014 The Wind in the Trees Writer and director Short Film 10 mins
2014 The Place Writer and director Short Film 38 mins
2014 The Big Shave Backwards Writer and director Short Film 1 mins
2014 Life May Be Co-Writer and co-Director Film 80 mins Cine-letters between Mark Cousins and Mania Akbari
2014 The Oar and the Winnowing Fan Writer and director Short Film 4 Episodes x Various mins
2014 But Then Again, Too Few to Mention Writer and director Short Film 7 mins
2014 The Film That Buys the Cinema Contributing Writer and director Film 77 mins Alongside Nicolas Roeg, Tony Grisoni, Jennifer Abbott and Peter Strickland.
2014 6 Desires: D. H. Lawrence and Sardinia Writer, Director and narrator Film 83 mins
2014 The Place Writer and director Short Film 38 mins
2014 Dear John Grierson Writer and director Short Film 30 mins
2015 Your Eyes Flash Solemnly with Hate Writer and director Short Film 10 mins About the killer of Pier Paolo Pasolini
2015 I am Belfast Writer, Director and narrator Film 86 mins Cinematography by Christopher Doyle
2015 Atomic, Living in Dread and Promise Writer and director[41] Film 72 mins Score by Mogwai. Produced by BBC and the British Film Institute.
2016 Antonia Bird: From EastEnders to Hollywood Executive Producer and Self Film 90 mins About Cousin's late friend Antonia Bird
2016 Stockholm, My Love Co-Writer and director Film 88 mins Cinematography by Christopher Doyle, starring Neneh Cherry and co-written by Anita Oxburgh
2016 Bigger than The Shining Director Film 83 mins Cousins' famously axed the film's DCP (Digital Cinema Package) following a screening in front of a live audience at the 2017 International Rotterdam Film Festival (IFFR). This was done with the intention being for it to never be shown again, this was the only copy of the film.[23]
2016 Eisenstein on Lawrence Writer and director Short Film 9 mins Sergei Eisenstein talks about D. H. Lawrence
2017 Storm in My Heart Director Film 100 mins Experimental film about Susan Hayward and Lena Horne.
2017 The Eyes of Orson Welles Writer, Director and narrator Film 110 mins Consulted on and featuring Beatrice Welles, Executive Produced by Michael Moore.
2019 Women Make Film: A New Road Movie Through Cinema Writer, Director and narrator[42] Film 840 mins Starring Thandiwe Newton, Jane Fonda, Tilda Swinton, Sharmila Tagore, Adjoa Andoh and Debra Winger.
2020 Alexander's Film Writer and director Short Film 8 mins
2020 40 Days to Learn Film Writer, Director and narrator Film 136 mins
2020 This Violation Director Short Film 8 mins
2020 Dear Paul Schrader Writer and director Short Film 11 mins
2021 The Storms of Jeremy Thomas Writer and director Film 90 mins A road movie with the film producer Jeremy Thomas.
2021 The Story of Looking Writer, Director and narrator Film 84 mins Based loosely on the book by Cousins of the same name.
2021 The Story of Film: A New Generation Writer, Director and narrator[43] Film 160 mins A sequel to The Story of Film: An Odyssey.
2021 The Flowers the Fish and the Cockerel Self / Film Subject Film 83 mins A documentary about Mark Cousins.

Bibliography[edit]

Year Title Publisher Notes
1996 Imagining Reality: The Faber Book of Documentary Faber and Faber Co-Edited by Kevin Macdonald
2002 Scene by Scene Laurence King Publishing Based upon the BBC TV Series of the same name.
2004 The Story of Film: Book Pavilion Books re-issued in 2011 and 2021
2008 Widescreen: Watching Real People Elsewhere  Columbia University Press
2017 The Story of Looking  Canongate Books re-issued in 2021

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Nominated Work Awards[44] Category Result
2009 The First Movie Berlin International Film Festival Manfred Salzgeber Award[44] Won
2010 The First Movie Prix Italia Best Arts or Performing Arts Documentary[44] Won
2010 The First Movie Royal Television Society Best Arts Documentary[44] Nominated
2010 The First Movie Real to Reel Film and Video Festival Children's Jury Prize[44] Won
2010 The New Ten Commandments Scottish Refugee Film Festival Best Broadcast Award Won
2010 The New Ten Commandments DokumentART Festival Jury Award Won
2011 The First Movie BAFTA Scotland Award Best Single Documentary[44] Nominated
2012 The Story of Film: An Odyssey Palm Springs International Film Festival Best Documentary Feature[44] Nominated
2012 The Story of Film: An Odyssey Traverse City Film Festival Stanley Kubrick Award[44] Won
2012 What is this Film Called Love? Torino Film Festival Best International Documentary Film[44] Nominated
2012 Himself Screen International Annual Awards Screen International Award[45] Nominated
2012 Himself London Awards for Art and Performance Award for Film[45] Nominated
2013 The Story of Film: An Odyssey Peabody Awards Best Documentary[44] Won
2013 Here be Dragons BFI London Film Festival Grierson Award[44] Nominated
2013 Here be Dragons Adelaide Film Festival Best Documentary[44] Nominated
2014 Life May Be New Horizons Film Festival Films on Art International Competition[44] Nominated
2014 Life May Be Torino Film Festival Best International Documentary Film[44] Nominated
2014 Life May Be Edinburgh International Film Festival Best Documentary Feature Film[44] Nominated
2015 Life May Be Fribourg International Film Festival Don Quixote Award[44] Won
2015 Life May Be Fribourg International Film Festival Grand Prix[44] Nominated
2015 I am Belfast Karlovy Vary International Film Festival Best Documentary[44] Nominated
2015 I am Belfast Adelaide Film Festival Best Documentary[44] Nominated
2016 I am Belfast Traverse City Film Festival Stanley Kubrick Award[44] Won
2018 The Eyes of Orson Welles Adelaide Film Festival International Documentary Award[44] Nominated
2018 The Eyes of Orson Welles Biografilm Festival Best Film Unipol Award[44] Nominated
2018 The Eyes of Orson Welles Cannes Film Festival Special Mention[44] Won
2018 The Eyes of Orson Welles Cannes Film Festival Golden Eye[44] Nominated
2018 The Eyes of Orson Welles Edinburgh International Film Festival Best Documentary Feature Film[44] Nominated
2018 The Eyes of Orson Welles Odesa International Film Festival Best European Documentary[44] Nominated
2019 The Eyes of Orson Welles Barcelona-Sant Jordi International Film Festival Critics Choice Award[44] Won
2019 Himself British Association of Film, Television and Screen Studies (BAFTSS) Outstanding Achievement Award[46] Won
2018 Women Make Film: A New Road Movie Through Cinema Venice Film Festival Venezia Classici Award[44] Nominated
2020 Women Make Film: A New Road Movie Through Cinema European Film Awards Innovative Storytelling[44] Won
2020 Women Make Film: A New Road Movie Through Cinema Dublin International Film Festival Best Documentary – Special Mention[44] Won
2021 The Story of Looking Seville European Film Festival New Waves Award[44] Won
2021 The Storms of Jeremy Thomas Cannes Film Festival Golden Eye[44] Nominated
2021 The Story of Film: A New Generation Cannes Film Festival Golden Eye[44] Nominated
2021 The Story of Film: A New Generation Stockholm Film Festival Bronze Horse[44] Nominated

Festivals accolations[edit]

Film Festival Film Notes
Edinburgh International Film Festival The New Ten Commandments Official Selection[47]
Sheffield DocFest The New Ten Commandments Official Selection[48]
International Film Festival Rotterdam The New Ten Commandments Official Selection[48]
DokumentART Festival The New Ten Commandments Official Selection[48]
Scottish Refugee Film Festival The New Ten Commandments Official Selection[48]
South by Southwest Film Festival The First Movie Official Selection[49]
Berlin International Film Festival The First Movie Official Selection[49]
Telluride Film Festival The First Movie Official Selection[49]
Palm Springs International Film Festival The First Movie Official Selection[50]
Real to Reel Film and Video Festival The First Movie Official Selection[51]
Prix Italia The First Movie Official Selection[51]
European Feature Documentary Film Festival – Belgrade The First Movie Official Selection[50]
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival The First Movie Official Selection[50]
Thessaloniki Documentary Festival The First Movie Official Selection[50]
Berlin International Film Festival The Story of Film: An Odyssey Official Selection[52]
Toronto International Film Festival The Story of Film: An Odyssey Official Selection[52]
Telluride Film Festival The Story of Film: An Odyssey Official Selection[52]
Mill Valley Film Festival The Story of Film: An Odyssey Official Selection[52]
Istanbul Film Festival The Story of Film: An Odyssey Official Selection[52]
Palm Springs International Film Festival The Story of Film: An Odyssey Official Selection[51]
Traverse City Film Festival The Story of Film: An Odyssey Official Selection[51]
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 60 Seconds of Solitude in Year Zero Official Selection[53]
Edinburgh International Film Festival What is this Film Called Love? Official Selection[54]
Telluride Film Festival What is this Film Called Love? Official Selection[54]
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival What is this Film Called Love? Official Selection[55]
Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival What is this Film Called Love? Official Selection[55]
Copenhagen International Documentary Festival What is this Film Called Love? Official Selection[55]
Morelia International Film Festival What is this Film Called Love? Official Selection[55]
New Horizons Film Festival What is this Film Called Love? Official Selection[55]
Edinburgh International Film Festival A Story of Children and Film Official Selection[56]
Toronto International Film Festival A Story of Children and Film Official Selection[56]
Vancouver International Film Festival A Story of Children and Film Official Selection[56]
Cannes Film Festival A Story of Children and Film Official Selection[57]
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival A Story of Children and Film Official Selection[57]
Two Riversides Film and Art Festival A Story of Children and Film Official Selection[57]
Reykjavik International Film Festival A Story of Children and Film Official Selection[57]
Hawaii International Film Festival A Story of Children and Film Official Selection[57]
Stockholm International Film Festival A Story of Children and Film Official Selection[57]
Dubai International Film Festival A Story of Children and Film Official Selection[57]
Hong Kong International Film Festival A Story of Children and Film Official Selection[57]
BUFF International Film Festival A Story of Children and Film Official Selection[57]
San Francisco International Film Festival A Story of Children and Film Official Selection[57]
Sydney Film Festival A Story of Children and Film Official Selection[57]
Thessaloniki Documentary Festival A Story of Children and Film Official Selection[57]
Brighton Festival A Story of Children and Film Official Selection[57]
BFI London Film Festival Here be Dragons Official Selection[58]
Telluride Film Festival Here be Dragons Official Selection[58]
Adelaide Film Festival Here be Dragons Official Selection[58]
Cinéma du Réel Here be Dragons Official Selection[58]
Edinburgh International Film Festival Life May Be Official Selection[59]
Torino Film Festival Life May Be Official Selection[59]
Fribourg International Film Festival Life May Be Official Selection[59]
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival Life May Be Official Selection[60]
Beirut International Film Festival Life May Be Official Selection[60]
São Paulo International Film Festival Life May Be Official Selection[60]
Brisbane International Film Festival Life May Be Official Selection[60]
Göteborg Film Festival Life May Be Official Selection[60]
Tempo Documentary Festival Life May Be Official Selection[60]
Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Cinema Life May Be Official Selection[60]
New Horizons Film Festival Life May Be Official Selection[60]
BFI London Film Festival The Film That Buys the Cinema Official Selection[61]
London Short Film Festival The Film That Buys the Cinema Official Selection[62]
Lichter Filmfest Frankfurt International The Film That Buys the Cinema Official Selection[62]
Kyiv International Short Film Festival The Film That Buys the Cinema Official Selection[62]
Kino Climates Weekend The Film That Buys the Cinema Official Selection[62]
Leeds International Film Festival The Film That Buys the Cinema Official Selection[62]
BFI London Film Festival 6 Desires: D. H. Lawrence and Sardinia Official Selection[63]
Sundance Film Festival 6 Desires: D. H. Lawrence and Sardinia Official Selection[63]
Sundance Film Festival 6 Desires: D. H. Lawrence and Sardinia Official Selection[63]
Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Cinema 6 Desires: D. H. Lawrence and Sardinia Official Selection[63]
Edinburgh International Film Festival 6 Desires: D. H. Lawrence and Sardinia Official Selection[63]
Belfast Film Festival I am Belfast Official Selection[64]
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival I am Belfast Official Selection[64]
BFI London Film Festival I am Belfast Official Selection[64]
Adelaide Film Festival I am Belfast Official Selection[64]
Thessaloniki Documentary Festival I am Belfast Official Selection[64]
South by Southwest Film Festival I am Belfast Official Selection[64]
Seattle International Film Festival I am Belfast Official Selection[64]
Haifa Film Festival I am Belfast Official Selection[64]
Biografilm Festival I am Belfast Official Selection[64]
Glasgow Film Festival I am Belfast Official Selection[64]
Traverse City Film Festival I am Belfast Official Selection[64]
Göteborg Film Festival Atomic, Living in Dread and Promise Official Selection[65]
Thessaloniki Documentary Festival Atomic, Living in Dread and Promise Official Selection[65]
Amsterdam International Documentary Film Festival Atomic, Living in Dread and Promise Official Selection[65]
Stockholm International Film Festival Stockholm, My Love Official Selection[66]
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival Stockholm, My Love Official Selection[66]
Belfast Film Festival Stockholm, My Love Official Selection[67]
São Paulo International Film Festival Stockholm, My Love Official Selection[67]
International Film Festival Rotterdam Bigger Than The Shining Official Selection[67]
Edinburgh International Film Festival Bigger Than The Shining Official Selection[67]
Cannes Film Festival The Eyes of Orson Welles Official Selection[68]
Biografilm Festival The Eyes of Orson Welles Official Selection[68]
Edinburgh International Film Festival The Eyes of Orson Welles Official Selection[68]
Foyle Film Festival The Eyes of Orson Welles Official Selection[69]
Galway Film Fleadh The Eyes of Orson Welles Official Selection[68]
Odesa International Film Festival The Eyes of Orson Welles Official Selection[68]
Traverse City Film Festival The Eyes of Orson Welles Official Selection[68]
Bergen International Film Festival The Eyes of Orson Welles Official Selection[68]
Adelaide Film Festival The Eyes of Orson Welles Official Selection[68]
Amsterdam International Documentary Film Festival The Eyes of Orson Welles Official Selection[68]
Barcelona-Sant Jordi International Film Festival The Eyes of Orson Welles Official Selection[68]
Göteborg Film Festival The Eyes of Orson Welles Official Selection[68]
Chongqing Youth Film Festival The Eyes of Orson Welles Official Selection[68]
Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival The Eyes of Orson Welles Official Selection[70]
Mumbai Film Festival The Eyes of Orson Welles Official Selection[70]
Golden Horse Film Festival The Eyes of Orson Welles Official Selection[70]
Hong Kong International Film Festival The Eyes of Orson Welles Official Selection[70]
Athens International Film Festival The Eyes of Orson Welles Official Selection[70]
Hawaii International Film Festival The Eyes of Orson Welles Official Selection[70]
Sheffield DocFest The Eyes of Orson Welles Official Selection[70]
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival The Eyes of Orson Welles Official Selection[70]
Vancouver International Film Festival The Eyes of Orson Welles Official Selection[70]
Melbourne International Film Festival The Eyes of Orson Welles Official Selection[70]
Telluride Film Festival The Eyes of Orson Welles Official Selection[70]
Istanbul Film Festival The Eyes of Orson Welles Official Selection[70]
Xining FIRST International Film Festival The Eyes of Orson Welles Official Selection[70]
Edinburgh International Film Festival Storm in My Heart Official Selection[71]
International Film Festival Rotterdam Storm in My Heart Official Selection[71]
Seattle International Film Festival Storm in My Heart Official Selection[71]
Göteborg Film Festival Storm in My Heart Official Selection[71]
Dublin International Film Festival Women Make Film: A New Road Movie Through Cinema Official Selection[72]
European Film Awards Women Make Film: A New Road Movie Through Cinema Official Selection[72]
Venice Film Festival Women Make Film: A New Road Movie Through Cinema Official Selection[72]
Toronto International Film Festival Women Make Film: A New Road Movie Through Cinema Official Selection[73]
Telluride Film Festival Women Make Film: A New Road Movie Through Cinema Official Selection[73]
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) Documentary Fortnightl Women Make Film: A New Road Movie Through Cinema Official Selection[73]
New Femininity Film Festival Women Make Film: A New Road Movie Through Cinema Official Selection[73]
Ghent Film Festival Women Make Film: A New Road Movie Through Cinema Official Selection[74]
Seville European Film Festival Women Make Film: A New Road Movie Through Cinema Official Selection[74]
Melbourne International Film Festival Women Make Film: A New Road Movie Through Cinema Official Selection[74]
Melbourne International Documentary Festival Women Make Film: A New Road Movie Through Cinema Official Selection[74]
Belfast Film Festival Women Make Film: A New Road Movie Through Cinema Official Selection[74]
BFI London Film Festival Women Make Film: A New Road Movie Through Cinema Official Selection[74]
It's All True – International Documentary Film Festival 40 Days to Learn Film Official Selection[75]
DocuDays UA International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival Alexander's Film Official Selection[75]
Cannes Classics Selection (Cannes Film Festival) The Storms of Jeremy Thomas Official Selection[76]
Vienna International Film Festival The Storms of Jeremy Thomas Official Selection[76]
Belfast Film Festival The Storms of Jeremy Thomas Official Selection[76]
BFI London Film Festival The Storms of Jeremy Thomas Official Selection[76]
Sheffield DocFest The Story of Looking Official Selection[77]
Telluride Film Festival The Story of Looking Official Selection[78]
Seville European Film Festival The Story of Looking Official Selection[78]
Reykjavik International Film Festival The Story of Looking Official Selection[78]
Doclisboa International Film Festival The Story of Looking Official Selection[78]
Cannes Film Festival The Story of Film: A New Generation Official Selection[79]
BFI London Film Festival The Story of Film: A New Generation Official Selection[79]
Lumière Film Festival The Story of Film: A New Generation Official Selection[79]
Chicago International Film Festival The Story of Film: A New Generation Official Selection[79]
Golden Horse Film Festival The Story of Film: A New Generation Official Selection[79]
Stockholm International Film Festival The Story of Film: A New Generation Official Selection[79]
Palm Springs International Film Festival The Story of Film: A New Generation Official Selection[79]
Seville European Film Festival The Story of Film: A New Generation Official Selection[80]
Bergen International Film Festival The Story of Film: A New Generation Official Selection[80]
Sydney Film Festival The Story of Film: A New Generation Official Selection[80]
Foyle Film Festival The Story of Film: A New Generation Official Selection[81]

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