Blurred boundaries

My article Blurred boundaries: remediation of found footage in experimental autobiographical documentary filmmaking will shortly be published in the new issue of Journal of Media Practice. It references My Private Life II and the installation work of Chantal Akerman. There are 50 online copies of the article for free download from the link below. Once they’re gone, they’re gone.

 

AHRC Film Awards at Bafta

bafta2bafta1A good night at AHRC Film Awards at Bafta.
My Private Life II was nominated for the Innovation Award.  The judges called the film ‘innovative and moving’.
Thanks to Catalin Brylla, Alan Gibson, Piotr Karter, Sandra Milner for all your help and support in making My Private Life II.

Filming the Personal at CCA in Glasgow

My film My Private Life II (2015) will be featured in a programme of films ‘Filming the Personal’ at CCA in Glasgow, co-curated by Sally Waterman and me. The programme was originally screened at Close-Up cinema in Shoreditch, London last April. Sally and I are taking part in a Q&A afterwards and we will be joined by filmmaker Duncan Cowles.

Filming the Personal, Close-Up cinema, London

21st April 2016

I have curated a film programme with Sally Waterman, which explores the dynamics of paternal relationships and will include My Private Life II, the split screen version of My Private Life. This event is held in association with the Moving Image Research Centre at University of East London and features work by the curators, as well as Duncan Cowles, Anthea Kennedy, Theresa Moerman, John Smith and Alia Syed.

Visible Evidence XXII Documentary Conference

While I was in Toronto in August at the Visible Evidence XXII Documentary Conference I was interviewed for the Rogers TV Macedonian Channel about my film Next Year in Lerin, the film about Macedonian refugees from the Greek Civil War.  The link is www.macedonianedition.tv and the link to the interview itself here.

Award for The Border Crossing

The Border Crossing won a prize at the Athens Ohio, International Film and Video Festival, Ohio, USA. This festival has been going for over 30 years and is run by the fantastic Ruth Bradley so I am especially pleased.

http://www.ohio.edu/orgs/athensfest/

The Border Crossing screening at Athens, Ohio Film Festival

If you are in or near Athens, Ohio, USA today Monday 16th April The Border Crossing will be showing in the Athens Film and Video Festival at the Athena cinema at 3pm local time!!

http://www.ohio.edu/orgs/athensfest/

Not Reconciled screening at South London Gallery

Not Reconciled will be showing at South London Gallery next Wednesday 18th at 7pm as part of Truth, Dare or Promise art and documentary revisited conference at Goldsmiths on 20th and 21st April.

Also screening is work by Miranda Pennell, Minou Norouzi and Max Schleser. More screenings at South London Gallery on 19th.

details and booking www.southlondongallery.org

to register for the conference which is FREE: truthdareorpromise@rhul.ac.uk

The Border Crossing

The full version of The Border Crossing is now up on Vimeo put up by the Annual Program Without Frontiers.

http://vimeo.com/30154910

Truth, Dare or Promise – art and documentary conference

Truth, Dare or Promise, a conference revisiting art and documentary, will take place on 20th and 21st April 2012.

Co-organised by Royal Holloway, University of London, University of East London and University of Ulster. Taking place at Goldsmith’s, University of London.
NAB LG01 – (new Academic Building, LG is Lower Ground Floor)
NAB is 2 on the PDF Campus Map to be found at http://www.gold.ac.uk/find-us/

RSVP: TruthDareorPromise@rhul.ac.uk

In addition there are screenings at the South London Gallery, 18th and 19th April, starting at 7pm, cost £5/ £3 conc. Booking essential www.southlondongallery.org/ 020 7703 6120

Speakers include:

John Ellis, Professor of Media Arts, Royal Holloway University of London,

Babette Mangolte, artist/ filmmaker

Miranda Pennell, UK artist filmmaker:

Zineb Sedira, Algerian/French filmmaker based in London:

Eyal Sivan, Israeli filmmaker and author

Max Schleser, German filmmaker and founder of Mobile-mentary:

Ann-Sophie Dinant, associate curator, South London Gallery, London:

Adam Kossoff, UK artist and filmmaker:

Clare Binns, Picturehouse cinemas:

Minou Norouzi, Video artist and curator of Sheffield Fringe:

Daniel Jewesbury, filmmaker and curator:

Planned by

Gail Pearce, installation artist/ filmmaker, Royal Holloway, University of London

Cahal McLaughlin, filmmaker, University of Ulster

Jill Daniels, filmmaker, University of East London

New film on the way – The Border Crossing

My new film the Border Crossing is ready! Watch this space for links to clips, screenings and details.

The Border Crossing (47 mins)

In this evocative and unique film, award-winning filmmaker Jill Daniels explores her memories of violence 30 years ago hitchhiking through Spain. She decides to return to the Basque country to search for the places which she hopes will jolt her fading memory and lay the past to rest. But everything has changed, the borders between France and Spain have gone and with them the certainty that she was ever there. Merging past and present, documentary and fiction, she utilises her own off-screen voice and the voice of a young woman, Sian, who appears as her younger self. Together their off-screen voices build an imaginary visual world sometimes identical to what we are seeing, sometimes altogether different. As Daniels dives further into this world, she discovers other women, Maria and Aitziber who are also changed by violence and faces the growing realisation that the Basque country in its struggle for its own identity is marked by a continuing violence from long before her own journey. Maria is a photographer who lives alone and has survived a car that crashed while she was driving, killing her niece. Maria’s dead father survived the civil war in Spain and she holds on close to his prison diary. Aitziber is a young woman who spent five years in a Spanish prison and for five days after her arrest, was tortured by the Spanish police. Together these stories, these women, and the place where they live, builds an intense mosaic of impressions of the past and present. As Daniels comes to the end of her journey she realises she can’t be free of the past. She has come full circle.

NOT RECONCILED

A review of my film Not Reconciled by Cahal McLaughlin is now out in the latest Journal of Media Practice. The link to the details is

http://www.intellectbooks.co.uk/journals/view-issue,id=2005/

NEXT YEAR IN LERIN

The screenings of Next Year in Lerin throughout Australia were an amazing success, large attendances and interesting discussions. See the photos of the tour http://www.facebook.com/album.php?id=1062696629&aid=130966 and
See the link http://www.macedoniantruth.org/forum/showthread.php?t=5016 to the Macedonian truth forum for a discussion about how the film was received.

SUCCESS IN AUSTRALIA

The Australian Macedonian Human Rights Journal AMHRC Review – Summer 2010/2011 Edition is now out. It has an editorial on Macedonian cinema which discusses the signicance of Next Year in Lerin and photographs of the screening in Melbourne Australia. The link to the magazine for download is:
http://www.macedonianhr.org.au/wip/images/stories/pdf/AMHRC_Review_Summer%202010_2011.pdf

NEXT YEAR IN LERIN AUSTRALIA TOUR

You can view the website for the tour here: www.nextyearinlerin.com

NEXT YEAR IN LERIN TOURS AUSTRALIA

In January and February 2011, I am really delighted to announce that there will be commemorative 10 year “Director´s Cut” screenings to premiere Next Year in Lerin in Australia, in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth. These screenings offer a chance to meet me and to learn about the Macedonian ‘children’ exiled 50 years ago during the Greek civil war and still unable to reclaim their birthplaces.

It is organised by the Australian Macedonian Theatre of Sydney P.O. Box 227 Rockdale NSW 2216

Screenings:

28th January in Sydney Hoyts Entertainment Quarter, Cleveland Street, Moore Park
Tickets http://www.moshtix.com.au. Moshtix outlets and 1300 GET TIX (438 849)

2nd February in Melbourne Astor Theatre, cnr Chapel St. and Dandenong Rd, St Kilda Tickets http://www.moshtix.com.au. Moshtix outlets and 1300 GET TIX (438 849)

3rd February in Adelaide at the Palace Cinama Nova, off Rundle St.
Tickets: www.palacenova.com and at the door.

4th February in Perth. Astor Theatre, Beaufort St. My Lawley
Tickets www.bocsticketing.com.au, bocs ticketing agents and at the Astor.

SMALL TOWN GIRL IN PLUMSTEAD!

Small Town Girl will be shown at the Plumstead Short Film Festival in South-East London in December.

MORE FROM FESTIVAL DE CINE DE GRANADA ON NOT RECONCILED

2010 Awards Site Festival de Cine de Granada – Comments of the winners:

NOT RECONCILED by JILL DANIELS – Special Mention

Not Reconciled is a film poem. Belchite, an old medieval town in Aragon in northern Spain, was fought over by left and right for three weeks at the height of the civil war. When the war ended it was memorialised by Franco to his victory in the war and left in ruins.
Nobody knows what to do with the ruins,least of all the people who live in the village a few meters away, whose children use the ruins as their playground and young people as a place for sexual explorations. For most people in the new village, particularly the ones who remember the war, it is better to forget the past. But the ruins are a constant reminder.
Belchite is said to be haunted, and during our filming strange things happened. First there was an enormous fire. Then I encountered an old lady, Pilar Paris Minguez, wandering around the ruins of her old house talking to tourists. When I tried to find her again she had gone.

Another time I heard ghostly music and sounds of singing.
Not Reconciled is for me, a call to uncover the mass graves and give names to the anonymous victims during and after the civil war. And it celebrates Spanish women’s moment of freedom and liberty in the early part of the last century.
Jill DanielsDirector/Producer

MORE FROM FESTIVAL DE CINE DE GRANADA ON NOT RECONCILED

2010 Awards Site Festival de Cine de Granada – Comments of the winners:

NOT RECONCILED by JILL DANIELS – Special Mention

Not Reconciled is a film poem. Belchite, an old medieval town in Aragon in northern Spain, was fought over by left and right for three weeks at the height of the civil war. When the war ended it was memorialised by Franco to his victory in the war and left in ruins.
Nobody knows what to do with the ruins,least of all the people who live in the village a few meters away, whose children use the ruins as their playground and young people as a place for sexual explorations. For most people in the new village, particularly the ones who remember the war, it is better to forget the past. But the ruins are a constant reminder.
Belchite is said to be haunted, and during our filming strange things happened. First there was an enormous fire. Then I encountered an old lady, Pilar Paris Minguez, wandering around the ruins of her old house talking to tourists. When I tried to find her again she had gone.

Another time I heard ghostly music and sounds of singing.
Not Reconciled is for me, a call to uncover the mass graves and give names to the anonymous victims during and after the civil war. And it celebrates Spanish women’s moment of freedom and liberty in the early part of the last century.
Jill DanielsDirector/Producer

NOT RECONCILED WINS FESTIVAL AWARD

Not Reconciled has been awarded by the Jury of the Bruxelles Fiction & Documentary Festival in the category: La direction. To see the results, please go to www.bruxelles.festivalinfo.org

NEW VERSION OF NEXT YEAR IN LERIN

Next Year in Lerin has been updated 10 years after its first issue. It has much better sound and image quality and I have made changes to the narration. Check it out by ordering your new copy from the sales page of the website.

SMALL TOWN GIRL WINS ANOTHER AWARD

Small Town Girl won the award for best documentary feature at the first edition of Filmdirecting4women film festival in London yesterday 12th September. I am smiling today. http://www.filmdirecting4women.com/
I will have £2,500 worth of post production facilities at The Mill in London for my next film – The Border Crossing.

Not Reconciled screening at South London Gallery Wednesday 18th April at 7pm

Not Reconciled will be showing at South London Gallery next Wednesday 18th at 7pm as part of Truth, Dare or Promise art and documentary revisited conference at Goldsmiths on 20th and 21st April.

Also screening is work by Miranda Pennell, Minou Norouzi and Max Schleser. More screenings at South London Gallery on 19th.

details and booking www.southlondongallery.org

to register for the conference which is FREE: truthdareorpromise@rhul.ac.uk

Next Year in Lerin tours Australia

In January and February 2011, I am really delighted to announce that there will be commemorative 10 year “Director´s Cut” screenings to premiere Next Year in Lerin in Australia, in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth. These screenings offer a chance to meet me and to learn about the Macedonian ‘children’ exiled 50 years ago during the Greek civil war and still unable to reclaim their birthplaces.

It is organised by the Australian Macedonian Theatre of Sydney P.O. Box 227 Rockdale NSW 2216

Screenings:

28th January in Sydney Hoyts Entertainment Quarter, Cleveland Street, Moore Park
Tickets http://www.moshtix.com.au. Moshtix outlets and 1300 GET TIX (438 849)

2nd February in Melbourne Astor Theatre, cnr Chapel St. and Dandenong Rd, St Kilda Tickets http://www.moshtix.com.au. Moshtix outlets and 1300 GET TIX (438 849)

3rd February in Adelaide at the Palace Cinama Nova, off Rundle St.
Tickets: www.palacenova.com and at the door.

4th February in Perth. Astor Theatre, Beaufort St. My Lawley
Tickets www.bocsticketing.com.au, bocs ticketing agents and at the Astor.

SMALL TOWN GIRL IN PLUMSTEAD!

Small Town Girl will be shown at the Plumstead Short Film Festival in South-East London in December.
Download the festival details here.

MORE FROM FESTIVAL DE CINE DE GRANADA ON NOT RECONCILED

2010 Awards Site Festival de Cine de Granada – Comments of the winners:

NOT RECONCILED by JILL DANIELS – Special Mention

Not Reconciled is a film poem. Belchite, an old medieval town in Aragon in northern Spain, was fought over by left and right for three weeks at the height of the civil war. When the war ended it was memorialised by Franco to his victory in the war and left in ruins.
Nobody knows what to do with the ruins,least of all the people who live in the village a few meters away, whose children use the ruins as their playground and young people as a place for sexual explorations. For most people in the new village, particularly the ones who remember the war, it is better to forget the past. But the ruins are a constant reminder.
Belchite is said to be haunted, and during our filming strange things happened. First there was an enormous fire. Then I encountered an old lady, Pilar Paris Minguez, wandering around the ruins of her old house talking to tourists. When I tried to find her again she had gone.

Another time I heard ghostly music and sounds of singing.
Not Reconciled is for me, a call to uncover the mass graves and give names to the anonymous victims during and after the civil war. And it celebrates Spanish women’s moment of freedom and liberty in the early part of the last century.
Jill DanielsDirector/Producer

NOT RECONCILED WINS FESTIVAL AWARD


Not Reconciled has been awarded by the Jury of the Bruxelles Fiction & Documentary Festival in the category: La direction. To see the results, please go to www.bruxelles.festivalinfo.org

NEW VERSION OF NEXT YEAR IN LERIN

Next Year in Lerin has been updated 10 years after its first issue. It has much better sound and image quality and I have made changes to the narration. Check it out by ordering your new copy from the sales page of the website.

SMALL TOWN GIRL WINS ANOTHER AWARD

Small Town Girl won the award for best documentary feature at the first edition of Filmdirecting4women film festival in London yesterday 12th September. I am smiling today. http://www.filmdirecting4women.com/
I will have £2,500 worth of post production facilities at The Mill in London for my next film – The Border Crossing.

NOT RECONCILED SCREENING AT PORTOBELLO FILM FESTIVAL 3RD SEPTEMBER


Not Reconciled is screening at the Portobello Film Festival on Saturday 11th September 2010 at 3.30pm at the Westbourne Studios 242 Acklam Road W10 5JJ. Buses 31, 28, 52, 23. Westbourne Park is the nearest Tube. Entry is free. Hope to see you there.