PARTICIPANT / Rania Stephan

  • Name Rania Stephan
  • Country India
  • Vocation Artist
  • Education Not Available

Education1982BA Cinema Studies, Latrobe University, Melbourne, Australia1983-87MA Cinema Studies, University of Paris VIII, Nanterre, FranceFilmography & ScreeningsMemories for a Private Eye (2015)31’50”, DCP, Colour and B&W, 16:9, Surround 5.1/Stereo Arabic, French, English with English or French SubtitlesCommissioned by: SharjahArt Foundation/HoorAl Qasimi, Sharjah, U.A.E.Production: JounFilms, LebanonHome Works 7, A Forum on Cultural Practices, Lebanon, 2015SharjahArt Foundation Biennale Film Program, UAE, 2015BerlinaleForum Expended, Germany, 2015Samar Yazbekinterviewed by Rania Stephan(2013)34’30”, HD, Colour & B&W, 16:9, Stereo, Arabic subtitled in French or EnglishCommissioned by AshkalAlwanfor Home Works 6, Beirut, LebanonProduction: JounFilms, LebanonRania Stephan In Conversation with the AbounaddaraCollective, AshkalAlwan, 2014ParlePour Toi, Marian Goodman Gallery, France, 2014BerlinaleForum Expanded Think Film, Germany, 2013Mucem, Marseille, France 2013Home Works 6, A Forum On Cultural Practices, Lebanon, 201364 Dusks(2013) 5’50’’, DVCam, Colour, 4:3, Stereo, Arabic Language subtitled in French or EnglishCommissioned by: The Serpentine Gallery London, The Edgware Road Project, curated by AmalKhalaf& Janna Graham & Al MathafMuseum of Modern Arab Art, Doha, Qatar for Continuous Cities, Mapping Arab London.Production: JounFilms, Lebanon


The Three Disappearances of SoadHosni(2011)70’, DigiBeta, Colour & B&W, 4:3, Stereo, Arabic Language subtitled in French or EnglishProduction: JounFilms, LebanonCo-Production: AFAC, Lebanon; SharjahArt Foundation, UAE.SharjahBiennial 10, UAE, 2011FID Marseille International Cinema Festival, France, 2011Doha TribeccaInternational Film Festival, Qatar, 2011Video Works, AshkalAlwan, Lebanon, 2011Serpentine Gallery, UK, 2011LUMA Awards, Arles Festival, France, 2011MoMAPS1, New York, USA, 2011UnderdoxFilm Festival, Munich, Germany, 2011Palm Springs International Film Festival, USA, 2012International Film Festival Rotterdam, Holland, 2012International Film Festival Göteberg, Sweden, 2012Festival Indie-Lisboa, Portugal, 2012dOCUMENTA13, Cairo Seminar, Egypt, 2012Chicago International Film Festival, USA, 2012National Gallery Sydney, Australia, 2013Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) London, UK 2014British Film Institute (BFI), UK, 2014DokuArts, Berlin, Germany, 2014Zawiya, Cairo, Egypt, 2015Prizes: Artist’s Prize at SharjahBiennale 10, UAE, 2011Renaud Victor Prize at FID-Marseille International Cinema Festival, France, 2011Best Filmmaker Prize, Doha TribeccaInternational Film Festival, Qatar, 2011DAMAGE: For Gaza, “The Land of Sad Oranges”(2010)2’, DV Cam, Colour, 4:3, StereoProduction: AshkalAlwan(The Lebanese Association for Plastic Arts), Lebanon; JounFilms, LebanonVideo Works, Lebanon, 2009 Instants Video, Marseille, France, 2013


Smoke On The Water: 7 x El Hermel(2007)28’00”, Mini DV, Color, Mono, 4:3, Arabic with English SubtitlesProduction: Lens On Lebanon; El HermelPublic Library; Lebanon United, UK; JounFilms, LebanonOne Immaterial Collection, Beirut Art Center, Lebanon, 2015DouarnenezCinema Festival, France, 2008Lebanon/War(2006)47’, DV Cam, Colour, 4:3, StereoProduction: JounFilms, LebanonSupported by: IFPO, The French Institute of the Middle East, Beirut, LebanonAvignon Festival, 2009Lebanese Pavilion, 53rdVenice Biennale, 2009Paris Cinema, 2007Viva Liban, PalaisDe ChaillotParis, 2006AyyamBeirut, Videos Under Siege, 2006Wastelands(2005)30’, DV Cam, Colour, 4:3, StereoProduction: Forward Productions, Lebanon; JounFilms, LebanonSursockMuseum Lebanon 2015ParlePour Toi, Marian Goodman Gallery, France, 2014Aflam, Marseille, France, 2010Festival Douarnenez, France, 2008Kimothe Taxi & Arrest at Manara(2003)2 x 3’, DV Cam, colour, 4:3, StereoProduction: Article Z, France; Channel 4 –UKTrain-Trains (Where’s the Track?)(1999)33’, Mini DV & Beta SP, Colour, 4:3, StereoProduction: AyloulFestival; The Postoffice, Lebanon; JounFilms, LebanonOther Film Work:Camera & Editor, Catherine; or The Body of the Passion(2011)A documentary film by Emma AubinBoltanskiSelected at the Jean Rouch, Bilandu Film EthnologiqueFestival, Paris, 2013


Editor, Waiting for Abu Zayd(2010)A feature documentary by Mohammad Ali AtassiWinner of George de Beauregard international jury prize and Médiathèqueprize at the International Documentary Film Festival (FID), Marseille, France, 2010Assistant Director, Rachel (2007)A feature documentary by Simone BittonSelected at the Berlinale, Berlin; Festival du Film du Réel, Paris; Tribeca Film Festival, New York, 2009.Camera & Editor, The Procession of the Captives (2005)A documentary film by Sabrina MervinWinner of Best film at the Jean Rouch, Bilandu Film EthnologiqueFestival, Paris, 2006Camera, Lisbon Project (2004)A video installation by artist James Coleman, based on Eurydiceby Jean Anouilh, for the Lisbon Contemporary Art Biennale 2005Assistant director, Wall (2003)A feature documentary by Simone Bitton. Selected at the Director’s Fortnight in Cannes Film Festival, 2004 Grand Prize at the International Documentary Festival (FID), Marseille, France Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival, 2005Assistant director & production, Ramallah Dailies(2003) Assistant to the director, Divine Intervention (2000-2002)EliaSuleiman Jury Prize and International Critics’ Prize at Cannes Film Festival, 2002 Best foreign film at the Rome International film festival, 2002Documentary Workshop SupervisorALBA, AcadémieLibanaisedes Beaux Arts, Beirut, 2016ZAWIYA, Independent Cinema, CAIRO 2015ESAV, EcoleSupérieurdes Arts Visuels, Marrakesh, 2011 & 2012Bidayyat, Lebanon & Turkey, 2011-ongoing

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