Thursday, 20 August 2009

Holywell film-maker's work selected for prestigious international screenings

A new short-video by a Holywell based artist recently exhibited at Arts Council of Wales and Bala National Eisteddfod's art space, Y Lle Celf, has been selected for two additional international screenings.

Artist, Stefan Gant's short film, 'Song for the Auction Caller' 2009 has been selected to be screened at the Bio Roxy, 'Video Art Screening', Sweden and 'Waterpieces 2009', Latvia.

The video portrays three livestock auction callers, filmed in Mold Auction, North Wales and supported by a specially arranged piano and choir accompaniment by Rhiannon Lloyd Ellis. Combined, both music, visual and the sound of the auctioneers pitch creates a new spectacle and a strange final ceremonial twist takes place before the animals go to slaughter...

This is quite a coup for Steffan who is currently working as a Film, TV and Media Lecturer at Southport University. This year, 'Art Video Screening' received 345 submissions from all over the world and the standard was very high. On the 17th October there will be 3 screening programmes showing 29 videos from 15 countries including China, USA, Germany, Spain, UK and Sweden. 'Art Video Screening' has also been invited to curate a screening programme for the International Video and Contemporary Arts Festival, 'Waterpieces 2009', Riga, Latvia. 'Song for the Auction Caller' can be seen in Riga, Latvia on September 6 2009.

For more information visit:
Bio Roxy, Orebro, Sweden screening:

International Video and Contemporary Arts Festival, Waterpieces 2009, Riga, Latvia:


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