Bridport Arts Newsletter
Film Saturday 8 June, 2024 7:00pm


Tickets: £10, £9 concs, Friends of FAFF, Sup

Fine Arts Film Festival (UK) present a selection of the finest films made about art and the art world. The programme runs over two days on Saturday 8 June and Sunday 9 June.

FAFF – the world’s largest art film festival – presents over 100 films from 32 countries with a selection shown at the Bridport Arts Centre, many for the first time in the UK.

The films presented are about how art is made, how artists think and work, and what makes creativity our most important skill, and our best hope for humankind.

This exciting programme will also feature a short talk from renowned colourist Hugo Grenville after the film “A Life in Colour”.

Films in this selection:

Breaking The Code 46mins
Born to rural Texas farmers in 1943, Vernon Fisher’s childhood exposure to painting was only as “something you did to houses.” By the 1980’s, he was exhibiting alongside Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat, establishing himself as one of the most important artists of the 20th century.

Rust 29mins
An intimate portrayal of an artist-welder. Mariola Wawrzusiak-Borcz roams post-industrial areas with her faithful dog in search of scrap metal, which she uses in her artwork. During the welding process she creates terrifying sculptures of animals, androids and children affected by war. She fulfils her obsessive need to create art in spite of her painful hand condition. When the air quality in the city exceeds acceptable limits she, together with her family, travels to an uninhabited island, to wait out the difficult time in close contact with nature.

The Bloom 5mins
For the opening ceremony of the 2022 Winter Paralympic held at the bird’s nest in Beijing , Chinese artist Jody Xiong was invited by Chief Director Zhang Yimou to create a technologically-powered art installation called ‘The Bloom’. The project brought together 12 disabled people around an 8-meter wide, circular canvas to create a colorful smiley face by detonating paint-filled balloons using the power of their minds. It is a tech and art experiment, an expression of the strength of the disabled. This short film really records the process of the experiment.

Pat’s Studio 5mins
The story of an artist, her work and the end of a love affair with the city that inspired it, Pat’s Studio showcases a unique figure on the Australian art scene and a bygone era in Sydney’s Inner West. Forced to close the studio she shared with fellow artists for over 20 years, Pat Harry unearths the thousands of unsold drawings and canvases that constitute her life’s work.

61 Second Thoughts – Vol 2 4mins
A new collection of anti-commercials created to question the answers. The three shorts in volume two include: “Last Lie”, a warning about what you should believe; “True Predictions”, a look at what to expect in ten years; and “Ubik”, a solution for your simulated worlds.

A Life In Colour 12min
Hugo Grenville, a life in colour is an intimate documentary that unveils the captivating world of Hugo Grenville, a visionary contemporary painter based in the picturesque town of Bridport, England. As the documentary unfolds, we follow Hugo’s artistic journey, discovering the challenges and triumphs that have shaped his career. Despite the undeniable talent that permeates his work, we learn that Hugo’s path as an artist has been far from straightforward.

XR Programme

Several headsets will be available for viewing in the foyer.

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Dates & Tickets

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