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Eva GIOLO

new filmmaker


Nationality: Belgian

Eva GIOLO is an artist working in film, video, and installation. Her work places particular focus on the female experience, employing experimental and documentary strategies to explore themes of intimacy, permanence and memory, along with the analysis of language and semiotics.

Her work consists of cinematic poems that show a proclivity for capturing family histories - her own or those of others. Using documentary strategies, she paints filmic portraits and creates a window on invisible, usually private, inner worlds. Her interest lies in capturing moments of everyday life, analysing the birth of language and the permanence of memory. She questions filiation as transmission and observes learning as a labour of love.

Her films, installations and other projects have been widely exhibited at festivals, museums and galleries internationally, including Sadie Coles HQ, Harlan Levey Project, WIELS centre for Contemporary Art, MAXXI-National Museum of 21st Century Art, BOZAR Centre for Fine Arts, Palazzo Strozzi, Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente de La Plata - Buenos Aires, Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp, Kunsthalle Wien, International Film Festival Rotterdam, Kunstmuseum Den Haag, Media City Film Festival, Viennale, FIDMarseille, Courtisane Film Festiva, Cinéma du Réel and Punto de Vista among others.

Her last film Flowers blooming in our throats had been nominated for The European film award and awarded the Top Prize at THIS IS SHORT 2021, a collaborative online event co-presented by the International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, Vienna Short Film Festival, and other European organizations. She also received the National Award Special Mention at Lago Film Fest 2021, the jury special mention at First Crossings Festival and the Critics's jury award at 25FPS Festival. She is the recipient of a VAF Wildcard Prize (2016), the Cedric Willemen Award (2019) and special recognition from Vordemberge - Gildewart Foundation Award (2020).

She is a laureate from HISK (2018-2020) and a former art resident at SeMA NANJI (2020), the year-long film-writing residency Conversation #4 (CVB, GSARA and Beursschouwburg), CASTRO studio program (2021), WIELS (2021), RU Unlimited New York and Fogo Island Arts (2022). Eva Giolo is also a founding member of the production and distribution plarform elephy.

6 MOVIES IN DISTRIBUTION

THE ADVANTAGE OF LYING ON THE FLOOR
2023 / 16mm / b&w / silent / single screen / 3' 00 / 55 €
distribution: DCP on server or Digital file on server
SILENT CONVERSATIONS
2023 / 16mm / color / mute / single screen / 7' 34 / 60 €
distribution: DCP on server or Digital file on server
THE DEMANDS OF ORDINARY DEVOTION
2022 / 16mm / color / sound / single screen / 12' 06 / 100 €
distribution: DCP on server or Digital file on server
FLOWERS BLOOMING IN OUR THROATS
2020 / 16mm / color / sound / single screen / 8' 37 / 100 €
distribution: DCP on server or Digital file on server
A TONGUE CALLED MOTHER
2019 / 16mm / color / sound / single screen / 18' 00 / 100 €
distribution: DCP on server or Digital file on server
GIL
2014 / 16mm & 8mm & DVCAM & Video / b&w / sound / single screen / 4' 43 / 55 €
distribution: DCP on server or Digital file on server