© ENJEUX, installation, The Fridge, Brixton, Londres, 1982. © Bruno de Florence

Yann BEAUVAIS

(1953- )
Nationality: French

yann beauvais (born 1953 in France) has been a leading figure in experimental cinema since the late 1970s, a "minor" cinema that he has energetically helped to defend and affirm. Formed by studies of philosophy and cinema, he reveals himself very influenced by contemporary art (Russian formalism and minimal structuralism) and music, as well as by his friendship with Paul Sharits.

As a critic, programmer and curator, he was one of the founders in 1982 of Light Cone. In parallel with his film work, yann beauvais has worked tirelessly to build up an artistic field: he has contributed to writing its history and transmitting a founding corpus, to forming a community of authors and spectators, to circulating films between Europe, the United States, latin America and Asia, while delineating a set of problems that film, as a medium in its own right, had to face. A pioneer of gay and queer cinema, committed to the AIDS struggle, yann beauvais has also questioned the forms of filmic politics and the way in which cinema could become the voice of individuals and minority groups.

His publications include: Musique Film with Deke Dusinberre (Scratch/Cinémathèque française, 1986), Mot : dites, image with Miles McKane (Scratch/Musée National d'Art Moderne Paris, 1988), Le Je filmé with Jean-Michel Bouhours (Éditions du Centre Pompidou, 1995), Poussière d'image : Articles de film (1979-1998) (Paris Experimental, 1998), Monter/Sampler : l’échantillonnage généralisé with Jean-Michel Bouhours (Scratch/Éditions du Centre Pompidou, 2000), Paul Sharits (Espace multimédia Gantner/Les Presses du réel, 2008), Le Temps des images (Espace multimédia Gantner/Les Presses du réel, 2015), L'Émulsion fantastique : le cinéma selon Cécile Fontaine - entretiens avec yann beauvais (Light Cone, 2021), On Films 1976-1998 (Paris Experimental, 2021) and Agir le cinéma - Écrits sur le cinéma expérimental (1979-2020) (Les Presses du réel, 2021).

56 MOVIES IN DISTRIBUTION

TU, SEMPRE #14
2021 / color / sound / single screen / 41' 47 / 145 €
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CO VID E
2020 / HD / color-b&w / sound and silent / single screen / 4' 55 / 35 €
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DERRUBADA NÃO!
2017-2019 / HD / color / sound / single screen / 23' 28 / 90 €
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BASTA
2018 / HD / color / silent / single screen / 1' 25 / 25 €
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  P.A.C.I.F.I.C.A.Ç.Ã.O - reaja ou será morto
2015 / Mini DV / color / sound / single screen / 7' 27 / 40 €
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  SCHISMES
2014 / Mini DV / color / sound / single screen / 7' 10 / 38 €
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  LUCHANDO
2010-2011 / Digital Betacam / color-b&w / sound / single screen / 62' 00 / 160 €
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TU, SEMPRE #10
2001-2010 / Mini DV / color-b&w / sound / single screen / 45' 29 / 142 €
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ENTRE-DEUX-MONDES
1983-2010 / Super 8mm / color / sound / single screen / 3' 00 / 23 €
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MEETING PAUL IN BUFFALO
1983-2010 / Super 8mm / color / sound / single screen / 3' 20 / 25 €
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  KOPRU-SOKAGI
2009 / Mini DV / color / sound / single screen / 32' 40 / 100 €
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  WARONGAZA
2009 / Mini DV / color / sound / single screen / 7' 06 / 30 €
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  AFFECTION EXONERANTE
2008 / Video / color / sound / single screen / 6' 21 / 32 €
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  SPIN
2008 / Mini DV / color / sound / single screen / 1' 44 / 14 €
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  MARS
2007 / Mini DV / color / sound / single screen / 8' 00 / 36 €
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  ,D'AILLEURS
2006 / Mini DV / color / sound / single screen / 53' 00 / 150 €
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  D'UN COUVRE-FEU
2006 / Mini DV / color / sound / single screen / 9' 40 / 41 €
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  HEZRAELAH
2006 / Mini DV / color / silent / single screen / 0' 40 / 17 €
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  SANS TITRE BEIJING
2006 / Mini DV / color-b&w / sound / single screen / 5' 10 / 30 €
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  SANS TITRE, SAO PAULO
2006 / Mini DV / color / sound / single screen / 6' 10 / 30 €
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  PAN-BAGNAT
2005 / color / silent / single screen / 24' 35 / 61 €
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  VOLTA AO LONGE
2005 / color / sound / single screen / 43' 00 / 122 €
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  EST ABSENTE
2004 / color / silent / single screen / 6' 43 / 26 €
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  SHIBUYA
2003-2004 / Mini DV / color / sound / single screen / 7' 42 / 40 €
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  DA GALPAO DE DONA ANA A CARRANCAS EM PETROLINA
2003 / Mini DV / color / sound / single screen / 23' 00 / 85 €
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A DRIFT
2002 / 16mm / color / sound / single screen / 9' 00 / 40 €
distribution: 16mm
  TU, SEMPRE
2002 / 16mm / color / sound / single screen / 38' 00 / 116 €
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WORK AND PROGRESS
1999 / 16mm / color-b&w / sound / 12' 00 / 47 €
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DES RIVES (double screen)
1998 / 16mm / color / sound / double screen / 8' 00 / 30 €
distribution: 16mm
STILL LIFE
1997 / U-Matic / color / sound / single screen / 12' 24 / 50 €
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SANS TITRE 96
1996-1997 / 16mm / b&w / silent / single screen / 3' 00 / 20 €
distribution: 16mm
  NEW YORK LONG DISTANCE
1994 / 16mm / color / sound / single screen / 9' 00 / 38 €
distribution: 16mm
SID A IDS
1992 / 16mm / color / silent / single screen / 5' 30 / 30 €
distribution: 16mm or Digital file on server
WE'VE GOT THE RED BLUES
1991 / 16mm / color / sound / single screen / 15' 00 / 50 €
distribution: 16mm
QUATRE UN (four screens)
1975-1991 / 16mm / b&w / silent / four screens / 15' 04 / 60 €
distribution: 16mm or DCP on server or Digital file on server
BOYS AND GIRLS (double screen)
1989 / 16mm / color / sound / double screen / 9' 00 / 30 €
distribution: 16mm
LIGNE D'EAU (double screen)
1989 / 16mm / color / silent / double screen / 8' 00 / 36 €
distribution: 16mm
  SPETSAI
1989 / 16mm & Super 8mm / color / silent / single screen / 15' 00 / 50 €
distribution: 16mm
  TAS DE BEAUX GOSSES
1989 / 16mm / color / silent / single screen / 6' 00 / 22 €
distribution: 16mm
  29 10 88 (double screen)
1988 / b&w / silent / double screen / 4' 00 / 31 €
distribution: 16mm
DIVERS-ÉPARS
1987 / 16mm / color / sound / single screen / 12' 00 / 37 € or 40 €
distribution: 16mm
VO/ID (double screen)
1985-1986 / 16mm / color-b&w / sound / double screen / 7' 00 / 38 €
distribution: 16mm
AMOROSO
1983-1986 / 16mm / color / silent / single screen / 14' 00 / 50 €
distribution: 16mm
  JOURNAUX 1983-1985
1983-1985 / Super 8mm / color / silent / single screen / 13' 00 / 40 €
distribution: Digital file on server or Super 8mm
RR (double screen)
1976-1985 / 16mm / b&w / silent / double screen / 6' 00 / 40 €
distribution: 16mm
  ENJEUX
1984 / 16mm / color / silent / single screen / 5' 30 / 30 €
distribution: 16mm
SANS TITRE 84 (double screen)
1984 / 16mm / color / silent / double screen / 14' 00 / 50 €
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  MILES
1983 / Super 8mm / color / silent / single screen / 3' 00 / 23 € or 19 €
distribution: 16mm or Digital file on server or Super 8mm
ÉLICLIPSE
1982 / 16mm / color / silent / single screen / 31' 00 / 108 €
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  DISJET
1979-1982 / 16mm / color / silent / single screen / 40' 00 / 122 €
distribution: 16mm
TEMPS DE MÈTRE
1980 / 16mm / color / silent / single screen / 17' 00 / 52 €
distribution: 16mm
WANDERER
1978 / color / silent / single screen / 10' 00 / 31 €
distribution: 16mm
MIS EN PIÈCES
1976-1978 / 16mm / color-b&w / silent / single screen / 12' 00 / 37 €
distribution: 16mm
TRÈS RARE FILM.
1975-1978 / 16mm / color-b&w / silent / single screen / 50' 00 / 127 €
distribution: 16mm
HOMOVIE
1976-1977 / 16mm / color / silent / single screen / 5' 00 / 35 €
distribution: 16mm or Digital file on server
R
1976 / 16mm / b&w / silent / single screen / 3' 00 / 30 €
distribution: 16mm or Digital file on server