Syria Mobile Film Festival

Syria Mobile Film Festival @ Auto Italia, Jul 28

26 July 2016

The Syria Mobile Film Festival is screening at London’s Auto Italia followed by a Q&A with festival organiser and artist Zaher Omareen on July 28.

Featuring is 4th Floor by Majd Al-Hamwi and Lawand Zaza and other short films made through the festival’s workshops and grants programmes. This is the first independent screening in London leading up from its participation in Auto Italia’s exhibition programme Hailweed, now extended until July 24. 

Established in 2014, the festival creates a “unique platform to encourage professional and amateur directors to produce new work using mobile cameras” inside Syria, despite the hard security conditions. Thus far, it has taken the work of Syrian directors to more than 20 cities around the world. 

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Mohamed Noor Ahmed, ‘Life is Beautiful’ (2016). Courtesy the artist.


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Hailweed @ Auto Italia, Jun 11 – July 17

10 June 2016

The Hailweed group project and exhibition is on at London’s Auto Italia, opening June 11 and running to July 17.

The event featuring several artists, writers and collective agencies, including Aimar Arriola, Research Center for Proxy PoliticsSyria Mobile Film Festival and Suzanne Treister, launches Auto Italia’s new project space on Bonner Road in Bethnal Green.

The exhibition space will become a host for a set of “wild (eco)systems” in a collective imagining of “formats for the usage of artistic space” exploring the relationship between artist and institution. This includes presenting work that investigates notions of “dependency and parasitic potential within oppressive infrastructures” whether legal, emotional, financial or biopolitical, along with ideas of “sovereignty, identity, care and self-interest”.

See the Auto Italia website for details.**

Hailweed (2016) @ Auto Italia, London.
Hailweed (2016) @ Auto Italia, London.
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