Ben Rivers at IFFR
Ben RIVERS (1972, UK) is an artist and filmmaker. His body of work has been exhibited worldwide at numerous galleries and festivals. He was educated at the Falmouth School of Art and was co-founder and programmer of the Brighton Cinematheque (1995-2005). His first feature film, Two Years at Sea (2011), won the FIPRESCI Award in Venice. In Rotterdam, Rivers won a Tiger Award for Short Films twice: in 2008 with Ah Liberty! and in 2015 with Things. At present, he is affiliated with Harvard University, where he will be working on an ethnographic film. In 2015, Rivers’ film The Sky Trembles and the Earth Is Afraid and the Two Eyes Are Not Brothers premiered at Locarno. Krabi, 2562, co-directed with Anocha Suwichakornpong, screens at IFFR 2020.
(selection) Old Dark House (2003, short), We the People (2004, short), The Hyrcynium Wood (2005, short), The Bomb with a Man in His Shoe (2005, short), This Is My Land (2006, short doc), Astika (2006, short), The Coming Race (2006, short), Terror! (2006, short), Greenhouse (2007, short), Dove Coup (2007, short), House (2007, short), Ah, Liberty! (2008, short), Sørdal (2008, short), Origin of the Species (2008, short doc), A World Rattled of Habit (2008, short), May Tomorrow Shine the Brightest of All Your Many Days As It Will Be Your Last (2009, short), I Know Where I'm Going (2009, short), Slow Action (2011, short), Sack Barrow (2011, short), Two Years at Sea (2011), The Creation As We Saw It (2012, short), Phantoms of a Libertine (2012, short), A Spell to Ward Off the Darkness (2013, co-dir), Let Us Persevere in What We Have Resolved Before We Forget (2013, short), Things (2014, short), The Sky Trembles and the Earth Is Afraid and the Two Eyes Are Not Brothers (2015), Krabi, 2562 (2019, co-dir), Look Then Below (2019)