Steven Eastwood is an artist-filmmaker. His second feature film ISLAND (2017) had its international premiere at the Rotterdam Film Festival 2018 and was released in the UK from September 2018. The sister artwork The Interval and the Instant (2017) is a multiscreen video installation commissioned by Fabrica. His first feature Buried Land (2010) was officially selected for Tribeca, Moscow, Mumbai, Goteborg film festivals 2010. Eastwood’s work is often concerned with ethics, belief, mental health and physical disability. His documentary Those Who Are Jesus was nominated for a Grierson Award. Eastwood has screened and exhibited internationally. He has published widely and is Professor of Film Practice at Queen Mary University London, where he is Head of Film Practice. He lives and works in London.
Films / Installations (recent, selected)
2017-18 ISLAND (90:00. 2017) Feature length artists’ film funded by Arts Council England, National Lottery, and Fabrica. International premiere Rotterdam Film Festival. World premiere 61st BFI London Film Festival. UK theatrical release Sep-Dec 2018. BIFA nomination, Best Documentary. Produced and distributed by Hakawati.
2017-19 The Interval and the Instant Multiscreen video installation Fabrica, Brighton’s Centre for Contemporary Art (Oct-Nov 2017) Blackwood Gallery, Toronto (Feb-March 2018) La Ferme du Buisson Paris (March-July 2019)
2010-14 Save It (HD. 01:00. Part of The Film That Buys the Cinema, feature, 70:00) In Transit, a series of films commissioned by Paul Hamlyn Foundation & Project ArtWorks.
2010 Buried Land (81:00) Feature film, fact-fiction hybrid, Official selection Tribeca Film Festival, world tour Moscow, Sarajevo, Mumbai, Gothenburg International FF, released on VOD by E1 Entertainment.
2009 The Hiss of the Blow (17.40. loop) Multiscreen installation, Jerwood Space, July-Aug.
2006-8 A Seminar in Film Sound (16mm/DV. 11.07. installation loop), exhibited at KK Projects Gallery New Orleans and Stephen Lawrence Gallery London; Hearsay (DV. 9:00.) For Tank TV Fresh Moves publication; Different Systems ofChaos with Anya Lewin (DV. 25:00)
2000-3 Of Camera (S16mm, 14.00. 2002) funded by Film London; Encounters Film Festival, Screenwork (Journal of Media Practice), PureScreen (Castlefield Gallery); The End (DV.9:00. 2002); BFI, Those Who Are Jesus (Digi Beta. 56:00. 2001); I Make Things Happen (DV. 6:00. 2001), BFI; Maldoror, Chapter 7 (S8/16mm. feature. UK/Germany. 100:00. 2000)
Special Awards, Honours and Distinctions
Films nominated for numerous awards, including ISLAND (2017), official selection London Film Festival, Rotterdam Film Festival; BIFA nomination; Buried Land (2010), official selection Tribeca film festival; Those Who Are Jesus (2002), Grierson nomination.