Ben Russell

Ben Russell


I'd call myself an artist before I'd call myself a film maker, it's really another approach.    


Ben Russell is a media artist and director who has had solo screenings and exhibitions in the most prestigious Festivals and Museums all around the world. After the many short films he shot in Suriname, in 2009 he made his first feature length film LET EACH ONE GO WHERE HE MAY screened and awarded in numerous international festivals. His second feature, A SPELL TO WARD OFF THE DARKNESS in collaboration with Ben Rivers was broadcast by Arte – LA LUCARNE in 2013, premiered at FF Locarno and was screened in over fifty international festivals. He directed two short films, LET US PERSEVERE IN WHAT WE HAVE RESOLVED BEFORE WE FORGET and ATLANTIS, both screened at the IFF Rotterdam. His latest short COLOR-BLIND was selected in the Moving Ahead section at Locarno FF 2019.

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