November 2014: Memefest Festival, Swinburne, Australia.
December 2014: Open 2014 Peckham Platform, London, England.

January 2015: Artist Film Screenings, Plymouth, England.
February 2015: Copenhagen Short Film Festival, Copenhagen, Denmark.
March 2015: ProxyACT International Film Festival, London, England.
April 2015: Alchemy Film & Moving Image Festival, Hawick, Scotland.
April 2015: 28th European Media Art Festival, Osnabrück, Germany
April 2015: FILMIDEO – 10th Annual Film and Video Screenings, Newark, New Jersey, USA.
May 2015: 30th Freiburger Film Forum, Freiburg am Breisgau, Germany.
May 2015: artvideoKOELN internationalCologne, Germany.
July 2015: The Quarantine Film Festival, Varna, Bulgaria.
September 2015: BIDEODROMO 2015, Bilbao, Spain.
September 2015: 20th Split Film Festival, Split, Croatia.
September 2015: Channels Festival, Melbourne, Australia.
October 2015: 34th Uppsala International Short Film Festival, Uppsala, Sweden.
October 2015: The 15th Kaohsiung Film Festival, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
December 2015: 7th Cairo Video Festival, Cairo, Egypt.
February 2016: The 19th Japan Media Art Festival, Tokyo, Japan.
November 2016: Kino Auge, Munich, Germany.

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A film by Jolene Mok & Troels Primdahl

Production assistant: Jessica Roper [UK]
Sound editing: Filip Johan Arnestad [DK]
Voice over: Arnar Ómarsson [IS]

Nonni & Kristin
Sveinn G. Halfdanson
The Herring Era Museum

Jolene Mok & Troels Primdahl

Aðalheiður Sigríður Eysteinsdóttir
Jakob Örn Kárason
Arnfinna Björnsdóttir
Selma Dóra Ólafsdóttir
Jón Ólafur Björgvinsson
Kristina Róbertsdóttir Berman
Örlygur Kristfinnsson
Jón Hrólfur Baldursson
Ásdís Magnea Gunnlaugsdóttir
Logi Garpur Másson
Eysteinn Aðalsteinsson
Jóhnnes Arelakis


How to document or capture the particular ‘tone’ of homegrown inhabitants living in their everyday surroundings? And how to get each of them to express their own character with such an authenticity, that their portraits might even reveal something that they didn’t knew about themselves?

This choreographic documentary shows a series of ‘Interrelational Field Recordings’ from Siglufjörður on the Northern coast of Iceland. Through an artless concept of repetitions and bodily gestures an anthropological portrait of the inhabitants in small fishing village gradually emerges. Each of them is articulating their own person, not in the dimension of lingual communication, but simply through the similarities and differences that only the viewer is able to comprehend.

POEPLE. MOVES. PLACES. has been awarded with The Memefest Recognition for socially responsive Art at the Slovenian/Australian Memefest Festival 2014 ‘Radical Intimacies: Dialogue in our Times’.

A curator from the jury, Alana Hunt, writes:

»There are just so many things I love about this film. The composition. The rhythm. The intimacy. And the power of its simplicity. I left your film feeling as though I understood something in these people, I don’t normally understand in many of the people I am surrounded by each day. It felt like I had been part of a something intimate and honest[…] Your film achieved a kind of filmic dialogue, in which I felt something quite intimate with those involved – despite never having a word uttered nor being in their physical proximity. That is almost, magic.«

PEOPLE. MOVES. PLACES. was also in Jury Selection for The 19th Japan Media Art Festival and did receive a ‘Lifted Award’ at The Quarantine Film Festival 2015 in Varna, Bulgaria.
This film has furthermore been selected to be kept in Vidéothèque P’Silo, Videorome 2, 49 Cours Julien, 13006 Marseille (available from February 2016).

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