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The Headless Gatherer
Dir Igor Shin Moromisato
What is the Gatherer searching for? Memories, broken dreams ... or just one friend, with whom he can wander through the cities with their chaotic landscapes. Or he might be only looking for a help to get along with the feeling of loss. Do you want to become a company for him?   Shin finished his studies of Fine Arts at the Universidade Estadual Paulista, São Paulo in 2009 and earned an exchange scholarship in Okinawa, Japan. In 2010 he moved to Germany to earn his Masters degree in animation at the Academy of Media Arts, Cologne. He founded with friends VAMOS Animation where is working as Animation Artist    
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Competition screenings
1. Veronika Akopova & Florian Goralsky, Rand(), 2018 
2. Thomas Barbarisi, fsociety ep. 3: "IA", 2017 
3. Przemyslaw Branas, Untitled, 2017 
4. Ilaria Di Carlo, The Divine Way, 2018 
5. Natalie-Anne Downs, LIMBO, 2018 
6. Francisco Gonzalez-Rosas, Dating for Export, 2019 
7. Barbara Gryka, Architektura od Środka, 2019 
8. Izabela Koczanowska, Gluttony, 2018 
9. Antonina Konopelska, Libertango, 2018 
10. Viola Kuś, Neurofizjologia artysty w performance, 2017 
11. Marlene Millar & Philip Szporer, Bhairava, 2017 
12. Piotr Szatyłowicz & Michał Mioduszewski, Perspektywa / Człowiek, 2017 
13. Igor Shin Moromisato, the headless Gatherer, 2019 
14. Luis Nava & Patricia Siller, Janet40 Reel, 2019 
15. Bogdan Obradovic, abusing my virtual body, 2018 
16. Irmina Rusicka, W zamieciach jaśniało nam słońce wolności, 2017 
17. Paulina Rutman, Humana, 2018 
18. Vitalii Shupliak, Double view, 2018 
19. Shashwati Talukdar, Space Dialogues, 2018 
20. Piotr Urbaniec, Echo, 2016
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  • jury 2nd stage: Vahram Mkhitaryan
    He was born in 1977 in Yerevan. Filmmaker and photographer. In 2001 he graduated Feature Film Production at Culture Faculty on Armenian State Pedagogical University. After he graduated, he specialized mainly in social commercials as director, camera operator and scriptwriter. He first arrived to Poland in 2005 on Lane Kirkland Scholarship Program organized by Polish-American Freedom Foundation. He finished feature film and documentary film course at Andrzej Wajda Master School of Film Directing. In 2014 he finished his first independent short document film "Shepheard's Song" and his short debiut film "Milk Brother". Both movies were screened in competition programs in almost 70 festivals in Poland and abroad, where he received over 30 awards and honorable mentions.
    In 2016 he received Ph.D. degree in Art at University of Fine Arts in Warsaw. He works at Sculpture and Intermedia Departmend at Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk.
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  • jury 2. etapu: Julia Draganović
    Julia Draganović is a curator for contemporary art whose interest is focused on new artistic strategies. She has curated shows in Germany, Italy, Spain, the USA and Taiwan, including the curatorial projects of Bologna Art First 2010 - 2012 and at Art Miami since 2009. Draganović is member of the committees of the Outdoor Gallery in Gdansk (Poland), board member of No Longer Empty, New York and member of the Scientific Committee of Mudam, Luxembourg. As founding member of the curatorial collective LaRete Art Projects she is in charge of the International Award for Participatory Art launched by the Legislative Assembly of the Italian Region Emilia-Romagna. Institutional positions covered by Julia Draganović include Artistic Director of the Chelsea Art Museum New York (2005-2006) and of PAN Palazzo delle Arti Napoli (2007-2009), Kunsthalle Osnabruck (2013-2019). Her latest position is Director of Villa Massimo in Rome. 
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  • jury 1st stage: krzysztof kornacki
    Prof. Krzysztof Kornacki is a film expert specializing in the history of Polish cinematography and employee of the Culture and Art Department of the Polish Studies Institute at the University of Gdańsk. He is the author of Kino polskie wobec katolicyzmu 1945–1970 (Polish cinematography and Catholicism 1945–70 – book nominated for the Bolesław Michałek award) and “Popiół i diament” Andrzeja Wajdy (Andrzej Wajda’s Ashes and Diamonds –  2011“Pióro Fredry” Award for the Book of the Year). Kornacki also co-edited Poszukiwanie i degradowanie sacrum w kinie (Looking for and degrading the sacrum in cinematography) (2002) and Sacrum w kinie. Dekadę później (The sacrum in cinematography: a decade later) (2013). He co-founded the Loves of a Blonde Film Club at the University of Gdańsk and served as its first chairman; he also sits on the Editorial Board of the Panoptikum magazine on audio-visual culture.
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  • jury stage: wojciech zamiara
    Wojciech Zamiara (born 1960 in Toruń) - Polish contemporary artist, interdisciplinary artist (creator of multimedia installations, performance and video art), educator. He studied at the State Higher School of Visual Arts in Gdańsk (current name of the university: Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk), he obtained his diploma at the Graphics Studio of prof. Cyprian Kościelniak in 1986. He has been working at the Gdańsk University since 1986, currently holding the post of second degree adjunct. He leads the studio Introduction to Intermedia at the Department of Specialization and Specialization at the Faculty of Sculpture.
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  • jury 2nd stage: Artur Tajber
    Artur Tajber - born in 1953 in Stalinogród, Poland, which is what the city of Katowice was called in the years 1953-56. Intermedia and performance artist, writer and theorist, composer, art organiser, freelance curator, living in Krakow, Poland. He has exhibited his work since 1974. Involved in the performance art movement since the mid-1970s. In the late seventies he began organizational, curatorial and union activity as well as travelling abroad, mostly in France. In 1980 he returned to Poland and began his cooperation with the Regional Board of the NSZZ Solidarność – Małopolska (Solidarity – Lesser Poland Region). Member of the Company Committee (Komitet Zakładowy) of the Independent Self-Governing Trade Union of Artists and Designers “Solidarność” at the Regional Board of the ZPAP [Union of Polish Artists and Designers] in Krakow (the first one artistic board of Solidaność in the whole country). During martial law (after 13th of Dec. 1981) he was one of four founding members of the KONGER performance art formula (with Wladek Kazmierczak, Marian Figiel and Marcin Krzyzanowski) and became an assistant at the Department of Visual Arts of the Faculty of Industrial Design, Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow (from 1982). Toward the end of the eighties he was involved in the reactivation of the ZPAP, founded and ran the gt gallery in Krakow; from 1989 he was a Vice-President of the Regional Board of the ZPAP and artistic manager of the Pryzmat Gallery. In the latter half of the 1990s he was elected president of the Fort Sztuki Association and continued his artistic and curatorial activity in Poland, Norway, Canada, Ireland, Great Britain and many other countries in Europe, Asia and both Americas, where he also presented his own work, mainly in performance art.
    He is working in long-term thematic cycles, the most well known are: ORIENT-ACTION, OCCIDENT-ACTION, DESOL-ACTION, WALK’MAN, chair’man, TABLEABLE, S’TABLE, TIMEMIT…
    He is also the co-author of a unique programme of education in intermedia (2001) and instigator of Intermedia Studio in Krakow. In the second half of 2007 he was appointed head of the Department of Intermedia formed at Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow, where he also runs Poland’s first Performance Art Studio (BA, MA, PhD). Since 2007 he has also lectured on performance art at the Jagiellonian University and has worked at the Polish-Japanese Institute of Information Technology (PJWSTK). In 2012 he was the instigator of the Faculty of Intermedia and became its first Dean.
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  • jury 1st stage: honorata martin
    Honorata Martin- performer, painter, Gdańsk Academy of Fine Arts graduate. Multiply awarded artist mainly in Geppert competition, Art Biennale in Gdańsk, audience award in "Polacy z werwą" competition, "Pomorski Sztorm" competition, nomination for Splendor Gedanensis award and City of Gdańsk award for young artists. In 2017 she won the prestigious competition for young artists "Spojrzenia" organized by Zachęta National Gallery of Art. She finds her inspiration in personal experiences and problems of current society.
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Festival IN OUT
We would like to invite filmmakers and visual artists to participate in an open international competition happening along with 13th edition of IN OUT FESTIVAL. The competition is organized regularly since 2005 by LAZNIA Centre of Contemporary Art. Participants can submit videoarts, documentaries, experiments and animations focusing on this year’s theme VIDEO/PERFORMANCE.
The contest is a two-step process: until 1 April 2019 jury of the 1st step will select 20 artists, whose works will be qualified to the 2nd step and then screened at LAZNIA CCA. All finalists will be invited to take part in the festival in Gdańsk.
1st award: PLN 5 000 funded by the Marshal of Pomorskie Voivodeship Mieczysław Struk.
2nd award: PLN 4 000 funded by the LAZNIA CCA.
The jury will also award special mentions.
All the artists must be aged 18 and over.
Film duration: over 1’ under 20’.
Production year: the work should not be older than 3 years.
We are waiting for the submissions until 24 March 2019. Do not hesitate to take part! 
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