Benjamin  Crotty

Benjamin Crotty

USA

Biography

Benjamin Crotty (1979, USA), a graduate of Yale University, began working in film and video as a Master’s student at the Fresnoy–Studio National in northern France. Since then his work has been shown in numerous festivals such as Locarno Festival, IFF Rotterdam and IndieLisboa (Award for New Talent in 2009 and Best Director in 2011, both with Gabriel Abrantes) and in institutions such as the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Centre d’Art Contemporain de Genève, the Palais de Tokyo and Tate Modern. He has received production grants from the Centre National des Arts Plastiques, the Direction Regional des Affaires Culturelles – Ile de France, and the Fondation National des Arts Graphiques et Plastiques and France Télévision. Crotty's first feature film, FORT BUCHANAN, premiered at Locarno in 2014 and went on to screen in numerous festivals, including IFF Rotterdam, Seville FF and Melbourne IFF, winning prizes at La Roche sur Yon IFF and Molodist IFF. It had its US premiere at the MoMA/Film Society of Lincoln Center’s New Directors/New Films Festival in March 2015. His most recent film THE GLORIOUS ACCEPTANCE OF NICOLAS CHAUVIN (2018) was selected at Locarno Festival.

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