SELECTED NEWS / SCREENINGS

-----2012--------------------------
2012 Levantine Cinema Arts Award goes to Mr. Robert Redford

SHLUQ >>
Abu Dhabi International Film Festival, International Competition
Moscow International Film Festival, International Competition
ARTE TV, “KurzSchluss," a special program of short films
20th Curtas Vila do Conde IFF, International Competition, Portugal
Festival Lumières d'Afrique - Besançon (France)
Beirut International Film Festival
14th Belo Horizonte International Short Film Festival, Brazil
MEDFILM FESTIVAL 2012, Rome, Italy
Il CINEMA DEL MEDITERRANEO a ROMA
The 10th International Festival SIGNES DE NUIT, Paris
Télé Bocal TV, France
58th International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, International Competition
65th Cannes Film Festival, Short Film Corner

A FILM >>
Pesaro Film Festival, Italy
Lebanese Film Festival

ASMAHAN >>
Beirut Art Center, Lebanon
New Cinema and Contemporary Art Festival, Lebanon

SONG FOR THE DEAF EAR >>
Experimental Film Showcase, Take-Up Productions, Minneapolis, MN
Festival Sercine, Aracaju (Sergipe), Brazil

-----2011--------------------------

UNTIL MORNING
selected for Script Development, Fondation Liban Cinéma, Lebanon
selected for Script Development, Sharjah Art Foundation, UAE
selected for the Script Station, Berlin International Film Festival

A FILM >>
distributed on German TV by ikono TV, Berlin
screens at the Minneapolis/Saint Paul International Film Festival
The Curtas Vila do Conde - International Film Festival in Portugal (Lisbon)
Jordan Short Film Festival (Amman)
Les Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid
Akbank Short Film Festival (Turkey)

Image Fund
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

----2010--------------------------

A FILM >>
Doha Tribeca Film Festival, Short Film Competition, Qatar
Festival international du cinéma méditerranéen de Montpellier, Main Competition, France
Prix Ars Electronica, International Competition, Linz, Austria
25 FPS International Experimental Film and Video Festival, International Competition, Zagreb, Croatia

Cairo International Film Festival, Egypt
Special Jury Prize for my script Until Morning, "the most innovative and courageous script"

Image Fund
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Doha Film Institute, Qatar
Special Guest Panelist Pitch Your Project Workshop, with Isabelle Fauvel, Mira Nair, Cat Villiers, and Joe Pichirallo

The Twin Cities Arab Film Festival
Retrospective, Focus on a Filmmaker: The Films of Hisham Bizri
Minneapolis, MN

SONG FOR THE DEAF EAR >>
Institut Hongrois Paris, France
Festival du Film Amayigh, Algeria
Jakarta Film Festival, Indonesia
Festival Alternativa: Cinema independent de Barcelona, Spain

----2009--------------------------

A FILM >>
The 13th Kyoto International Symposium on Visual-Media Practices, Japan

SONG FOR THE DEAF EAR >>
Villa Medici, Rome, Italy

Cabaret, American Academy in Rome
New York, New York: December 2, 2009
(featuring performances by Laurie Anderson and Lou Reed among others, and film and video by Hisham Bizri among others)

Curator, Cineform
Rome, Italy
Awarded the John Armstrong Chaloner/Jacob H. Lazarus Metropolitan Museum of Art Rome Prize from the American Academy in Rome for 2008-2009
http://www2.cla.umn.edu/news/college_news/BizriRomePrize.htm

Kyoto Film Expo 2009
The Films of Hisham Bizri, Anthology Film Archives

----2008--------------------------

McKnight Filmmaking Fellowship
Minneapolis/St. Paul
Awarded the 2008 McKnight Filmmaking Fellowship from
The Independent Feature Project

Corto Del Med Film Festival
Avignon, France
ASMAHAN has been selected for second edition of

Grant-in-Aid of Research
Artistry and Scholarship Program
University of Minnesota TC, Minneapolis/St. Paul

Jury Member, International Symposium on Electronic Arts (ISEA)
Singapore
http://www.isea2008.org

----2007--------------------------

Reina Sofía National Museum Art Centre
Madrid, Spain (11/30/2007)
Intro and Q & A of Hisham Bizri's film ASMAHAN
http://www.museoreinasofia.es/portada/portada.php

Walker Art Center, Minneapolis
Minneapolis/St. Paul (10/06/2007)
Lecture by Professor Hisham Bizri
EYES SEE NOTHING BUT THE STARS: Béla Tarr's Werckmeister Harmóniák
http://calendar.walkerart.org/event.wac?id=3999

Filmmaking master class with Béla Tarr
The University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
The Department of Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature

Lecture, THE FILMS OF INGMAR BERGMAN
Oak Street Cinema, Minneapolis, MN
http://www.mnfilmarts.org/oakstreet/calendar_detail.php?id=676&day=2007-09-09"

Guggenheim Fellowship
Awarded a 2007 Guggenheim Fellowship in the 83rd annual U.S. and Canadian competition sponsored by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. This is the most Guggenheim Fellowships awarded to university faculty since 1982.
(pdf of Guggenheim fellows)

Lecture, COSMIC TENSIONS IN BELA TARR'S SATANTANGO
Minnesota Film Arts, Oak Street Cinema, Minneapolis, MN
http://www.mnfilmarts.org/oakstreet/

A Video Interview with Kenneth Anger
Downtown Minneapolis
http://ecc.umn.edu/MN%20Film%20History/anger.html

An Evening with Kenneth Anger
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis
http://calendar.walkerart.org/event.wac?id=3625