Programme of short films by women filmmakers that tell the stories of women from India, Myanmar, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan. Curated and introduced by Valentina Vitali, in collaboration with Liverpool Hope University.
Screening of documentary and video triptych co-directed by David Chapman and Finnish media artist Aimo Hyvärinen (24 minute video triptych with 4-channel sound installation; 55 minute documentary film).
Screening of Said Adrus' Retracing Kampala, followed by Q&A and discussion chaired by Ashwani Sharma. In collaboration with darkmatter journal.
- 22 February 2019 - Contemporary women filmmakers in South Asia
Master class by Valentina Vitali, hosted Myanmar Motion Picture Development Department, Yangon Film School and National University of Arts and Culture (Yangon).
Retrospective of MIRC 2018 artist in residence Louis Benassi's work. Curated by Gareth Evans.
- 8-19 May 2018 at Festival de Cannes - HUO
Johannes Maier's film about Hans-Ulrich Obrist featuring at Cannes Film Festival in the section 'Short Film Corner'.
Two talks by Valentina Vitali on Mani Kaul's films, at ICA's Essay Film Festival and the accompanying symposium at Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities.
- 22 March 2018 at Close-Up Film Centre - Emplacing
Programme of shorts by contemporary, London-based films by artists looking at the relation of artists filmmakers to public space and the architectural endeavour. Curated by Sharone Lifschitz. Among the works featured: Johannes Maier's Congregation (2017), Marc Coker's An East End Soap Opera in Three Reasonably Distinct Acts (2014) and Frances Scott's The Black Friar (2013).
- 8 March 2018 at UEL Docklands - Hex: Film Screening and Filmmakers' Q&A
Screening of independent UK feature Hex (2017) followed by Q&A with co-directors George Popov and Jonathan Russell. Screening and Q&A arranged and led by Lindsay Hallam.
- 22 February 2018 at MIRC Studio Docklands
Talk by Alia Syed. Organised by David Chapman.
Major sound installation by David Chapman and historical archive curated by Valentina Vitali. Part of retrospective of Vivan Sundaram's work at Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, New Delhi. Originally shown in Mumbai in February 2017
Talk by Valentina Vitali on Trinh T. Minh-ha's work. Part of ICA symposium on the artist filmmaker.
- 11-12 November 2017 at Videothek, Berlin - GIG#4
Screening of Johannes Maier and Paul Becker's Congregation (2017) as part of a group show.
- 18 October 2017 at Italian embassy Ankara - Turkish Remakes of Italian Films: the 1970s
Talk by Valentina Vitali, part of Settimana della Lingua Italiana nel Mondo, a yearly public event organised by Italian embassies worldwide.
- 25 September 2017 at SOAS London - Taiwan Cinema: International Reception and Social Change
Book launch and talk by Valentina Vitali, in collaboration with SOAS and Aberystwyth University.
- 13 September 2017 - Next Year in Lerin
Screening of Jill Daniels' documentary at Activist Films, International Initiative for Promoting Political Economy (IIPPE), Annual Conference, Berlin.
International conference co-organised by Valentina Vitali and Deimantas Valanciunas (Vilnius University).
- 21 July 2017 at Analogue Recurring, London - ER Flat 57 F
Three-screen 16 mm expanded moving image show by MIRC's 2017 artist in residence Louis Benassi. Co-curated by Bea Haut.
Screening of Jill Daniels' essay film, in competition at East End Film Festival, London.
- 8 June 2017 - My Private Life II
Screening of Jill Daniels' documentary at Journal of Media Practice/MeCCSA Practice Symposium, University of London, South Bank.
- 31 May 2017 at Close-Up Film Centre - Rouch 100
Programme of shorts by contemporary filmmakers whose work is in dialogue with the cinema of Jean Rouch. Curated by Valentina Vitali to commemorate the centenary of Jean Rouch's birth on 31 May 1917. Among the works featured: Michael Pinsky's L'eau qui dort (2016) and The Endless High Street - Version 1 (Pret A Manger) (2011).
- 28 April-6 May 2017 at UEL Docklands - Alia Syed Installation: On a Wing and a Prayer
Installation by MIRC 2016 MIRC artist in residence Alia Syed at Docklands' Container Space.
Retrospective of MIRC 2016 artist in resident Alia Syed's work. Followed by artist Q&A with Valentina Valentina.
Major art show at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya (ex-Prince of Wales Museum) Mumbai featuring sound installation by David Chapman and archive curated by Valentina Vitali.
Screening of Jill Daniels' documentary, in competition at Ann Arbor Experimental Film Festival, USA.
- 6 February 2017 at Close-Up Film Centre, London - Writerly
Programme of shorts by contemporary British and Irish film artists foregrounding notions of communication and dialogue across different media, spaces and times. Curated by Valentina Vitali and followed by Q&A with the artists. Among the works featured: Johannes Maier's The Interpreters (2009), Teresa Duran's Digging Deeper (2016), Sharone Lifschitz's Best City in the World - Looking after Belfast (Raymond's Loss) (2014/15), and David Chapman's sound piece Octo: Sotto Voce (2009).
Talk by Lindsay Hallam, part of Miskatonic University's talk series.
- 28 November 2016 - My Private Life II
Screening of Jill Daniels' documentary at Sightlines: Filmmaking in the Academy Conference RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia.
- 8 September 2016 - Not Reconciled
Screening of Jill Daniels' documentary at Activist Films, International Initiative for Promoting Political Economy (IIPPE), Annual Conference, Lisbon.
- 10 June 2016 - Not Reconciled
Screening of Jill Daniels' documentary at Spain's Civil War 80 years later: the wound that will not heal? conference, Canterbury Christ Church University.
Retrospective of British artist films curated by Jill Daniels and Sally Waterman.
Filming the Personal also toured to CCA Glasgow, on 11 February 2016.