Leave of Absence / Director Anton Sazonov
New Holland International
Debut Film Festival
Summer/Fall 2020
Saint Petersburg, Russia

The festival will take place in the second half of August along with a dissemination of showings and individual premieres through various venues.

The New Holland Island International Debut Film Festival’s international competition program includes both feature length and short films. Feature length fiction films are accepted for the main competition, while the short film competition accepts documentary, experimental and fiction works to be judged by the jury on an equal basis.

The out-of-competition program offers viewers the chance to see premieres of high profile festival hits, special screenings of independent Russian films, films by jury members and documentaries addressing the issues of our age.

August 14–28, 2020 with additional screenings and premieres throughout 2020

Debut Film Festival
Summer/Fall 2020
Saint Petersburg, Russia

  • Kiki Kogelnik: The Dance
    May 24 – Aug 2, 2024
    Pace Gallery
    London, UK

    Pace is pleased to announce Kiki Kogelnik: The Dance, the first solo presentation of the pioneering artist’s work in London, running from May 24 to August 2.

    This exhibition, whose title draws inspiration from the allegorical Danse Macabre, or the Dance with Death, will include works across various mediums that are emblematic of Kogelnik’s profound exploration of the future possibilities (more…)

  • Samuel James: Nightairs
    Publication
    Fw:Books
    International

    Twenty-six species of the insect family Lampyridae, commonly known as fireflies, have been identified in the foothills of Appalachian Ohio. For a brief moment at the very end of their lives, nineteen of these species communicate with silent, bioluminescent displays of wildly diverse flash patterns and colors – a kaleidoscopic procession of light varying in precise accordance to habitat, season and time of night. (more…)

  • Nhu Xuan Hua: Tropism
    Publication
    Area Books
    International

    Nhu Xuan Hua delved into the power of memories in a piece of work titled Tropism, Consequences of a Displaced Memory. The work gives a face to those tropisms that describe spontaneous and automatic reactions initiated by vivid emotions in response to primarily needs or past events in life. Based on archival pictures from her family, the digital intervention interprets these memories through a new angle, exploring the effect of dissipation generated by time passing and driven by the forces of an inherited memory. (more…)

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