The International Art Book and Film Festival (in French, Festival International du Livre d'Art et du Film) or FILAF, is an international festival about artbooks and films which takes place annually in Perpignan (South of France) since 2011. Its goal is to promote and award the best books and films about art produced each year in the world.
History and goals
Noting the world absence of a real event only interested in the art book, and similarly in the field of art film, the Cogito Association and its president Sébastien Planas created the international artbooks and films festival in Perpignan, whose first edition took place in June 2011.
The aim of the festival is to present to the general public a selection of the best books and films on art published or produced during the past year on an international scale. Authors, editors, directors, producers and selected artists are invited to Perpignan to present their work. A week of conferences, screenings, readings, signatures, workshops for children, professional round tables, thematic evenings, allows the world of art to meet and present its most important productions.
The Festival relies on a scientific professional committee, recognized in each of their disciplines, responsible for selection throughout the year. It also mobilizes an annually renewed jury which, at the end of the festival, awards the Gold FILAF, the Silver FILAF and the Special Jury Prize (categories "book" and « film »).
Between 2011 and 2016, many must-have celebrities participated to the scientific committee for the selection of books and films: Xavier Canonne (Director, Museum of Photography in Charleroi), Hélène Joubert (Curator, Musée du Quai Branly, Paris), Philippe Régnier (Editor-in-Chief, Daily Art), Guillaume Faroult (Louvre Museum), Pierre Jaubert (RMN Library, Louvre Museum), Florence Viguier (Director, Ingres Museum in Montauban), Eberhard Hinkel (Distributor, Interart, Paris), Hervé Loevenbruck (Galerie Loevenbruck, Paris), Chantal Herrmann (Editor-in-Chief, Paris Mômes), André Delpuech (Director Museum of Man, Paris), Bernard Benoliel (Cinémathèque française) or Laurence Des Cars (Director, Musée de l'Orangerie in Paris).
In 2018 the scientific committee is composed of : Didier Brousse (Founder and Director Galerie Camera Obscura), Didier Ottinger (Director Centre Pompidou Paris), Alexandre Curnier (Director Noto Magazine), Samuel Hoppe (Director Volume artbook shop Paris), Pierre Samoyault (Director Interart Paris), Stéphane Corréard (Director at the Parisian art fair Galeristes), Alba Zamolo (Director youth artbook shop in Louvre Museum Paris), Patricia Falguières (Teacher at EHESS)
- Stéphane Corréard, director of the Contemporary art fair in Montrouge and Jury President
- Laure Flammarion, filmmaker
- Laurent Brancowitz, musician in the band Phoenix and collector
- Simon Baker, photography curator at the Tate Modern in London
- Luciano Rigolini, producer at Arte
- Patricia Falguières, art historian and president of the Centre national des arts plastiques.
- Albert Serra, Catalan filmmaker and Jury President
- Aurélien Bellanger, author, Prix de Flore 2014
- Dominique Païni, art critic and curator
- Anne Tronche, art critic
- Nazanin Pouyandeh, Iranian artist.
> Book jury
- Jean-Hubert Martin, curator and Jury President
- Chiara Parisi, director of the cultural action at Monnaie de Paris
- Olivier Gabet, director at Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris
- Marco Velardi, editor-in-chief of the art and design review Apartamento.
> Film jury
- Charles de Meaux, filmmaker, producer, co-founder at Ana Sanders Films and Jury President
- Catherine Derosier-Pouchous, producer for the film productions in Musée du Louvre, Paris
- Jean-Pierre Devillers, filmmaker
- Matthieu Copeland, curator and co-founder at Ana Sanders Films
FILAF 2013 - Juergen Teller
FILAF 2017 - Discussion between Annette Messager and Chiara Parisi during the seventh edition of FILAF in 2017
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- Best African artbook : African Lace, a history of trade, creativity and fashion in Nigeria by Nath Mayo Adediran and Barbara Plankensteiner, Snoeck, Austria, 2010
- Best architecture book : CCCP - Cosmic Communist Constructions Photographed by Frédéric Chaubin, Taschen, Germany / France, 2011
- Best modern art book : Gérard Gasiorowski - Recommencer, commencer de nouveau la peinture by Thomas West, Frédéric Bonnet, Éric Mangion, Laurent Manoeuvre and Erik Verhagen, Hajte Cantz, France / Germany, 2010
- Best contemporary art book : Monographie de Bernard Dufour by Fabrice Hergott, de la Différence, France, 2010
- Best fine art book : Jacob Van Loo, 1614-1670 by David Mandrella, Arthena, France, 2011
- Best book about an art collection : Art and Activism : Projects of John and Dominique de Menil by Laureen Schipsi and Josef Helfenstein, Laureen Schipsi & Josef Helfenstein / The Menil Collection, USA, 2010
- Best artbook about the 19th Century : Jean-Léon Gerôme by Laurence des Cars, Édouard Papet and Dominique de Font-Réaulx, Skira / Flammarion, USA / France, 2010
- Best photography book : Fénautrigues by Jean-Luc Moulène and Marc Touitou, La Table Ronde, France, 2010
- Best book about cinema : Opération Dragon de Robert Clouse by Bernard Benoliel, Yellow Now, Belgium, 2010
- Best design book : Campana Brothers, Complete Works (So Far) by Darrin Alfred, Deyan Sudjic, Li Edelkoort, Stephan Hamel and Cathy Lang Hö, Rizzoli / Albion, USA, 2010
- Best artbook for youth : Animaux à mimer by Alexandre Rodtchenko and Serguei Mikhaïlovitch Tretiakov, Memo, Russia / France, 2010
- "Grand Prix du jury" : African Lace, a history of trade, creativity and fashion in Nigeria by Nath Mayo Adediran and Barbara Plankensteiner, Snoeck, 2010, Austria
- Golden FILAF : Scrapbook - Gilles Caron by Marianne Caron-Montely, Lienart, France, 2012
- Silver FILAF : Saul Bass : A Life in Film & Design by Pat Kirkham and Jennifer Bass, Laurence King Publishing, England, 2011
- Special Jury Prize : Fritz Lang au travail by Bernard Eisenschitz, Phaïdon, Austria, 2011
- Golden FILAF : Mendelsohn's incessant visions by Duki Dror, 71 min, 2011 (Germany / Israel), prod. : Zigote Films24
- Silver FILAF : Marina Abramovic, the artist is present by Matthew Akers, 1h46, 2012 (USA), prod. : Show of Force / HBO / MoMA
- Special Jury Prize : Jean-Olivier Hucleux by Virgile Novarina, 60 min, 2011 (France), prod. : a.p.r.è.s. productions / Virgile Novarina25
- « Coup de Coeur » Prize : Somewhere to disappear by Laure Flammarion and Arnaud Uyttenhove, 57 min, 2011 (France), prod. : MAS Films
- Golden FILAF ex-æquo : L'Art des années 60 by Anne Tronche, Hazan, France, 2012
- Golden FILAF ex-æquo : Gustav Klimt, Tout l'oeuvre peint by Tobias G. Natter, Taschen
- Silver FILAF : Annales du cinéma français, les voies du silence, 1895-1929 by Pierre Lherminier, Nouveau Monde, France
- Special Jury Prize : Fully booked, ink on paper : Design & Concepts for New Publications by Andrew Losowsky, Gestalten
- Golden FILAF ex-æquo : Le siècle de Cartier- Bresson by Pierre Assouline, 55 min, 2012 (France), prod. : Arte France / INA / Cinétévé / Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson ;
- Golden FILAF ex-æquo : Sol LeWitt by Chris Teerink, 72 min, 2012 (Netherlands), coprod. : Doc.eye.film / AVRO télévision
- Silver FILAF : Dalí, génie tragi-comique by François et Stéphan Lévy-Kuentz, 52 min, 2012 (France), prod. : INA / Centre Georges Pompidou / AVRO / France 5 / RTBF / RAI educational / SBS
- Special Jury Prize : Hélio Oiticica by Cesar Oiticica Filho, 94 min, 2012 (Brasil), prod. Guerrilha Filmes
- Golden FILAF : Guy de Cointet by Frédéric Paul, Flammarion, France
- Silver FILAF : Peter Zumthor Buildings & Projects, 1985-2013 by Thomas Durisch and Peter Zumthor, Scheidegger et Spiess editions
- Special Jury Prize : Lalibela : capitale de l'art monolithe d'Éthiopie by Claude Lepage and Jacques Mercier, Picard editions, France
- Golden FILAF : Tarr Béla, I used to be a filmmaker by Jean-Marc Lamoure, prod. MPM Film
- Silver FILAF : The Great Museum by Johannes Holzhausen, prod. Navigator Film
- Special Jury Prize : Haus Tugendhat by Dieter Reifarth, prod. Strandfilm et Pandora Film
- Golden FILAF : African modernism, The Architecture of Independence. Ghana, Senegal, Côte d'Ivoire, Kenya, Zambia by Manuel Herz, Park Books, Swiss, 2015
- Silver FILAF : Earthquakes, Mudslides, Fires & Riots: California & Graphic Design, 1936-1986 by Louise Sandhaus, Metropolis Books, USA, 2015
- Special Jury Prize : L'Industrie d'art romaine tardive by Alois Riegl, Christopher S. Wood and Emmanuel Alloa, Macula, France, 2014
- Golden FILAF : Paul Sharits by François Miron, 85', 2015 (Canada), prod : Filmgrafix Production
- Silver FILAF : ART WAR by Marco Wilms, 90', 2014 (Germany), prod : Heldenfilm / ZDF / Arte / MFG Filmförderung Baden-Württemberg
- Special Jury Prize : Sobre la marxa by Jordi Morató 77', 2014 (Spain), prod : La Termita Films / Universitat Pompeu Fabra
- Golden FILAF : Avant l'Avant-Garde. Du jeu en photographie, 1890-1940 by Clément Cheroux, Textuel, France, 2015
- Silver FILAF : Impondérable. The Archives of Tony Oursler by Tony Oursler, JRP Ringier / Fondation Luma, Swiss / France, 2015
- Special Jury Prize : Images Take Flight : Feather Art in Mexico and Europe by A. Russo, G. Wolf, D. Fane, Hirmer Publishers, Germany, 2016
- Golden FILAF : Malpartida, Fluxus Village by Maria Perez, 2015 (Spain), prod : Smiz & Pixel, Agencia Audiovisual Freak
- Silver FILAF ex-aequo : Tony Conrad, completely in the present by Tyler Hubby, 2016 (USA), prod : Burning Bridges
- Silver FILAF ex-aequo : Action Space by Huw Wahl, 2016, (England), prod : Huw Wahl and Amanda Ravetz
FILAF Artbook Fair - installation in progress
FILAF Artbook Fair
In 2016, the festival created the FILAF Artbook Fair. The first edition of this show was held from the 24th to 26 June 2016 in the Dominican church in Perpignan.
The FILAF Artbook Fair is a real meeting place for publishers and the general public. It offers an unprecedented panorama of contemporary editorial practices linking art and print: a book on art, a book of art, multiples, fanzines, catalogs, posters and unpublished projects.
The fair is a place of experimentation and freedom. Conferences, performances, signatures, readings, debates punctuate this new meeting in the presence of artists, public collection managers, printers, collectors, publishers, graphic designers and booksellers.
Publications: filaf annual review
filaf annual is an annual magazine about artbooks and films. Richly illustrated, it develops an exploration of art through the prism of books and films. Starting from the attention paid by artists, historians, curators and the general public, the review is constructed as a representation of the mechanisms of production and the reception of these. Because in quantity as in quality, we know infinitely more works of art through our library and films than by their direct attendance. The world of art lives by the mechanism of the representation of art and by its actors and commentators. Deconstructing the ambiguous and fascinating link between art and modes of representation of art, the journal develops an approach to the history and actuality of books and films on the scholarly and in-depth art.
The journal consists in a selection of articles, interviews and original portfolios. At a time when the book becomes an instrument of determining power for artists, making or undoing careers, playing a significant economic role in exhibitions, remaining an unparalleled object of knowledge, the review witnesses its deep issues.
At a time when movies, television and the internet are producing video streaming and films that build the common representation of art, the magazine seeks to deconstruct the issues of the animated image dealing with art: Why? How? Who? Looking mainly at the margins of an international production sometimes formatted, it reflects the many and superb efforts that filmmakers still make to make sense to works of art.
filaf annual develops well-founded choices in the face of the worldwide production of books and films on art. It relies on critics, publishers, historians, professionals in the field and partners forming a drafting committee. The review presents a rigorous and informed selection.
The FILAF Gallery / Art Library
Continuing its effort in favor of the written word, the FILAF inaugurated in June 2014, during the fourth edition of the festival, a space both gallery and art bookstore. Open year round, it completes the regional offer by presenting temporary exhibitions of contemporary art. It invites selected artists to produce works combining literature, cinema and drawing. Through exhibitions, artist residencies and the production of associated micro-editions, the FILAF Gallery seeks to highlight the closed links that living artists have with literature and cinema. As exhibitions evolve, the exploration of a universe is constructed.
Continuing its effort in favor of writing, the bookstore offers magazines such as Artpress, The British Journal of Photography, ArtReview, Artforum, The Drawer, The Plat, Tapas or Etudes Photographiques.