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Since 2012, B3 Biennial of the Moving Image has been stimulating cross-genre discourse on trends and developments in film, art, games, VR/AR and AI.

Initially held every two years, the B3 welcomes national and international artists and media professionals annually since 2019. Controversial and diverse, creative artists are speaking at the B3 conference and present their works in screenings and exhibitions. The focus is on storytelling.

Every year, the invitees of B3 provide an insight and outlook on the ways in which ideas and stories can be creatively developed in terms of content and technology. In their work they process their content in the most diverse ways – politically, socially critical, philosophically or humorously.

This year, we are once again looking forward to our invitees giving our audience the opportunity to share their stories, their worlds of thought and their creativity. We look forward to their works, their know-how, their views and to inspiring conversations and impulses.

Focus Transformation

In 2022 we will focus on TRANSFORMATION. In talks, artworks and films, our invitees will highlight what transformation means to them in the most diverse ways: scientifically, politically, culturally, philosophically and very personally.

„I thought of your hand-grenades, of your bayonet, of your rifle; now I, see your wife and your face and our fellowship. Forgive me, comrade. We always see it too late. Why do they never tell us that you are poor devils like us, that your mothers are just as anxious as ours, and that we have the same fear of death, and the same dying and the same agony — Forgive me, comrade; how could you be my enemy?“

„All Quiet on the Western Front” by Erich Maria Remarque (1929)

The staff of B3 remembers the victims and those affected by the war in Ukraine and all victims of any war in the world. We wish nothing more than a peaceful coexistence regardless of all borders.

Your B3

Here we go... We are pleased to present you the first B3 speakers and artists in B3 Conference

Topic: Web and Data

Esther Mwema

Artist and activist, Zambia

Afro-Grids, conceived by emerging Zambian artist, UN worker and activist Esther Mwema, landed second place in the prestigious Mozilla Creative Media Awards in 2022. Afro-Grids is thus one of the ten best international projects that creatively deal with the Internet and its handling of data, and Esther Mwema is a new young creative voice of Africa that inspires the world. Her project offers solutions by identifying ways to better manage data to empower people and communities, says Mozilla.

Esther Mwema will speak about her work in a talk featuring Afro-Grids. We are very excited to welcome this wonderful young artist to the B3 Conference program. We will also be presenting Afro-Grids in the B3 Forum Moving Image.

Topic: Film

Adrian Wootton, OBE

Chief Executive Film London and British Film Commission (BFC), UK

We are again particularly pleased to welcome Adrian Wootton as a speaker in the B3 Conference program. He is a recognized expert on a wide range of topics in film, television and literature. He lectures with virtuosity and provides the most delightful background anecdotes about the history of Hollywood, film noir or personalities such as David Bowie, Francis Ford Coppola or Charles Dickens.

Adrian Wootton received for his work numerous awards and honorary doctorates, such as the Honorary Doctorate from Norwich University of the Arts or that of the University of East Anglia. In 2017, Adrian was awarded the title of Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE) for his services to the field of film. We look forward to an exciting series of lectures with OBE Adrian Wootton, including one on Francis Ford Coppola and The Godfather, which celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2022.

Topic: Agency

Rob Kraitt

Talent Manager at Casarotto Ramsay Associates Limited, UK

Rob Kraitt, a welcome guest and expert in the creative industries, will be back again in 2022. As talent manager at Casarotto Ramsay Associates Limited in London, Rob Kraitt has wide ranging experience representing writer and director talent and selling books for film and television adaptations. He has participated in panels and master classes for the Edinburgh International Film Festival, the Writers' Guild of Great Britain, and the International Screenwriters’ Festival, among others. Rob Kraitt began his career as a script editor and consultant for leading film production companies in the UK, including Working Title, Focus Features, Pathé Productions, Miramax and Ruby Films, as well as the European Media Development Agency. Prior to joining Casarotto in February 2011, he was Head of Media and Deputy Director of the AP Watt Literary Film & Television Agency.

Rob Kraitt will speak in a moderated Master Class about who is suitable to be represented by an agency and which film materials are currently in demand in the market.

…and in B3 Forum Moving Image

Topic: Video art and film

Émilie Brout & Maxime Marion, France

The French duo was recently celebrated by ARTE as an avant-garde artist duo in the creative moving image field. B3 celebrates them again with their latest work A Truly Shared Love. Based on images they find on the internet, they translate their stories into achingly beautiful cinematically staged imagery. Émilie Brout and Maxime Marion artistically create lasting things from the everlasting images on the internet.

Émilie Brout and Maxime Marion manage to enchant the viewer, we are thrilled that they enrich the B3 program with their art.

Topic: Video Art

Felipe Lavín

Artist, Chile

At Art Basel Miami 2021 Felipe Lavín caused a sensation with his very special video works and photographs. In his works he takes a close look at people and the way they behave in their chosen environment. In doing so, he alienates the protagonists and thus throws them back on themselves. The individual becomes one with the masses and yet remains alone.

In this way, he portrays the behavior of people within anonymous systems such as the subways and suburban railways of this world, only to depict them again as individuals in nature.

At B3 we will show video works made in different subways of this world. Especially for B3 Lavín will portray the Frankfurt subway in a video artwork. Join us in welcoming a great person with a very unique view of the world... and of Frankfurt.

Fungal Datascapes: A Sporous Commons of Mushrooms and Climate

The 360-degree film Fungal Datascapes by Rut Karin Zettergren, Finn Arschavir and Jens Evaldsson invites us to leave our anthropocentric viewpoint and enter a world normally beyond our scope of understanding. The viewer moves through the life cycle of fungal spores: from microscopic to global scale.

In an innovative way, this artwork opens up new artistic and intellectual perspectives. What does the weather feel like underground? How would we experience it as fungi? What are the connections between our world and the world of fungi? We rarely think about the relationship between fungi and our climate. Yet the life, compost, and decay of fungi are interwoven with the emergence of weather and climate change.

Call for Entries!

B3 HessenLab Call for Entries!

Apply now until June 20, 2022! HessenLAB is a four-day training program and is aimed at motivated creatives whose multidisciplinary audiovisual projects are in an early stage of development. HessenLAB enables them to participate in thematic workshops and masterclasses with renowned international professionals from diverse areas of the media and creative industries. Participants apply with a work in progress, which is discussed and further developed in individual feedback sessions. The program invites up to 25 participants with their projects in progress.

B3 Call for Entries for Short Film Program starting 02.05.2022
Stay tuned @ b3biennale.com

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