Swedenborg Film Festival

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Three-day film festival exploring the theme of 'use and purpose' for 2019, inspired by the Swedenborgian idea that 'good is nothing but use'.

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The Swedenborg Film Festival will return for three days in late November and early December featuring our special guest judge, the writer Chloe Aridjis, who is currently undertaking the Swedenborg Residency 2019-2020. These three days will encompass readings from Chloe’s novels and associated film screenings, and the screening of new short films by a shortlist of international artists. The films will explore the theme of Use and Purpose, relating to the Swedenborgian idea that everything has a reason to be, a purpose to fulfil —in his words, ‘Good is nothing but use’.

The co-curators of the SFF, Gareth Evans (Whitechapel Gallery) and Nora Foster (Frieze) have chosen a shortlist of ten from over 150 submissions. This year’s shortlisted artists are: Yuan Kong, Nicolas Jimy Awashish, Nick Jordan, Georg Koszulinski, Maya Ramsay, Alexandra Kaucher, Sista Pratesi, Hope Tucker, Charlotte Pryce and Stephanie Barber. The shortlisted films represent the engaged and exciting practices of experimental and artistic film today.

Each artist’s film will be screened in Swedenborg Hall in our Grade II-listed building in Bloomsbury, described by The Guardian as ‘one of London’s most atmospheric venues’.

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