2019 June


June’s favorite finds


“I think I will remember my twenties as an era of Karl Ove Knausgaard's seasonal quartet (‘Fall’, ‘Winter’, ‘Spring’, ‘Summer’). There is a brilliant note by some German reviewer on the cover of the book saying "It is clear now that Knausgaard really is a God. Describing the world, in his own way, he recreates it again." While living in my own world of aesthetics, I read it often in order not to forget what is really beautiful. His previous work My Struggle works for me as self-help for dealing with my creative anxiety and an endless source of inspiration. I know that middle-aged better than my best friends.
I'm also constantly coming back to The Age of Earthquakes: A Guide to the Extreme Present (by Douglas Coupland, Hans-Ulrich Obrist and Shumon Basar) - a sharp reminder about the era we live in, packed in a perfect format for millennials' short attention span. My ultimate favourite book is One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez.” - JUDITA GAMULIN

My all-time favorites books are One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez and The Open Veins of Latin America by Eduardo Galeano...aaand if I'm completely honest...the Harry Potter series...hehe, The latest book I got was White Teeth by Zadie Smith...Haven't read it yet though hehe. , There's also this crazy book called Codex Seraphinianus. Mindblowing.” - FARHAD GHADERI

“Last book I read was Almost Transparent Blue by Ryu Murakami. My favorite books of all time are One Hundred Years Of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Death and the Dervish by Mesa Selimovic and Dead Souls by Nikolai Gogol.” - IRFAN AVDIC

All-time favorites: Lord of the flies by William Golding, Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Macbeth by William Shakespeare, Little Women by Louisa May Alcott” - TONIA MISHIALI

Latest book discovery: The Tunnel: Selected Poems of Russell Edson, Hold Still by Sally Man
Fav books: The Book of Disquiet by Fernando Pessoa, Space Odyssey Series by Arthur C. Clarke, Sei Somoy & Prothom Alo by Sunil Gangopadhyay” - SARKER PROTICK

Currently I'm reading Twisted Head by Carl Capotorto, a memoir about growing up in the Bronx in the 60s and 70s. The tone and story telling are fascinating and the humor is wicked. My favorite books of all time are in the science fiction category: Dune by Frank Herbert, Neuromancer by William Gibson, and 2001: A Space Odyssey by Arthur C. Clarke.” - STEVEN BUKOWSKI

I am reading now How Not To Be Wrong: The Power of Mathematical Thinking from Jordan Ellenberg.
My 'No.1' on the list of 'Favourite Books of All Time', unfortunately, is unavailable in English. 'Жесть' written by Сашко Ушкалов (originally written in Ukrainian) is a collection of stories, each of which can be a short film in the style of Woody Allen.
Among other favourite books of all time will be: Watchmen by the creative team of writer Alan Moore, artist Dave Gibbons and colourist John Higgins; Art Matters: Because Your Imagination Can Change the World by Neil Gaiman illustrated with the striking four-colour artwork of Chris Riddell; Oscar and the Lady in Pink - a novel of Éric-Emmanuel Schmitt; Empire V by Victor Olegovich Pelevin; Jonathan Livingston Seagull written by Richard Bach and illustrated by Russell Munson; Astrophysics for People in a Hurry - popular science book by Neil deGrasse Tyson” - VADYM SOLOWSKI


At this moment I have just finished reading Judith Butler’s Gender Trouble. A book that has changed my way of interacting with the world and that is evidently influencing the writing of my new project. Another book that marked me recently is An orphan world written by Giuseppe Caputo; a young Colombian writer, impressive.
Other important books I’ve read are: El banquete by Platón, Notes of a Dirty Old Man by Bukowski, En diciembre llegaban las brisas by Marvel Moreno, To Our Friends by The Invisible Committee. Besides, I like the work of writers like Virginie Despentes, Michel Foucault, Oscar Wilde, Simone de Beauvoir, Charles Baudelaire, Jacques Rancière, Franz Fanon, Audre Lorde, among others.” - JORGE CADENA

My latest book discovery: Strange Design. Fav of all times: How Objects Are Born by Bruno Munari.” - ANDRÉS REISINGER

I discovered The Eighth Life (For Brilka) by Nino Haratschwili a few months ago and it literally knocked my socks off! It's a hell of a novel, 1280 pages long, about eight generations of women in a Georgian family.
Favourite books of all time (unsorted & non-chronological age-wise): All the children books by Janosch, Michael Ende, Astrid Lindgren, all the Harry Potter books, Letters from Felix (As a child I even wrote and designed my own book), Winter in Madrid by C.J. Sansom, Sauveur et Fils 1-3 by Marie-Aude Murail, Le confident by Hélène Grémillon” - EILEEN BYRNE

“I am currently reading Huey P. Newton's autobiography, Revolutionary Suicide which has been on my reading list for a while.
I think my favourite book of all time has got to be The Autobiography of Malcolm X, with Assata, An Autobiography in close second. I love to read autobiographies because I think we can learn so much from figures we look up to.  A few other great books I read recently are Born a Crime by Trevor Noah, and Natives by Akala.” - VICKY GROUT

To be honest, I’m not much of a reader. I’ve always been a very physical person with ADHD and as such can probably name the books I’ve read completely on two fingers. I started reading a couple Tom Robbins books but then just ended up downloading the audiobooks. I did just look through this amazing photo book of Georgia O’Keeffe’s homes and work in New Mexico.” - BRETT MILLER

I read very seldom. Mostly when I begin reading I loose focus and the words in the book become images in my head that have no relation to the words in the book. There is one book that I have read many times because it became an inspiration for my artistic work back in 2011. It is Paul Virilio’s War and Cinema: the logistics of perception. But I much prefer seeing movies instead of reading.” - MORTEN BARKER



“In the last few months I’ve entered Youtube a lot to listen to music and radio programs, to watch news and movies or to discover the work of other artists. For music, I sometimes visit Soundcloud and for movies, MUBI and TENK. I also enter Google Academics to read articles on philosophy, gender studies, film texts that nurture my work. Finally, I manage my accounts on Vimeo or Facebook and spend a lot of time writing on gmail and on Google Drive.” - JORGE CADENA

Medium, Soundcloud, Trippin, The Good Trade, Netflix, gal-dem, Gmail :(“ - VICKY GROUT

First thing in the morning, to stay in touch with the world, I go to The New Yorker or The Guardian. Then, for inspiration, setting some high goals (and expectations), I go to Another, Dazed, and Nowness. After all of that, to remember how irrelevant my struggles actually are, I go to Nasa's Astronomy Picture of the Day. Before bed, I watch something at Mubi.” - JUDITA GAMULIN

say hi to_, Surface mag, Sight Unseen, Medium, Architechtural Digest, fubiz” - ANDRÉS REISINGER

These days I go on Booooooom very frequently as well as Nowness. Although I'm currently taking suggestions to expand the echo chamber! Before I used to go on the Wandering DP a lot to listen to interviews of the most exciting emerging cinematographers out there.” - FARHAD GHADERI

I don’t t really look at blogs, but my most visited websites, according to my search history, would be Craigslist, eBay, McMaster Carr But today I was looking up how to transplant bamboo shoots because I want to make a bamboo fence around my property.” - BRETT MILLER

Creative Boom, VICE, Google, PornHub, Wikipedia” - VADYM SOLOWSKI

The list keeps changing but for the moment I have been spending time with 1000 Words Magazine, Forensic Architecture, Art Observed and Le-Bal. One website I have followed for ages is Digital Photography Review for all the nerdy photography stuff.” - MORTEN BARKER

I'm not a blog person. Facebook, German online papers like Spiegel Online and Die Zeit.” - EILEEN BYRNE

Instagram: it's an easy way to stay connected to my pals and see what they're working on or what else they may be up to. It's also a fun way to connect to new collaborators and clientele. Spotify: I like to have music playing most of the time, even if it's just going softly in the background.” - STEVEN BUKOWSKI

Reddit, Klix, Youtube, Gmail, Wikipedia, 4chan, Reddit and youtube are 90% of my time spent on the internet.” - IRFAN AVDIC

The Guardian, IndieWire, Cineuropa, Film New Europe, Hollywood Reporter, Variety, Screen International” - TONIA MISHIALI



Evernote - prettier than the notes app, and lets you organise better, Todoist - for lists!, Lazy Bones - for everyday routines, Google Calendar - prefer this to iCal, Medium - For reading articles on the tube, Duolingo - currently learning Spanish and Portuguese (Brazil and Cuba are top of my travel list), , Headspace - for much needed meditation” - VICKY GROUT

Instagram for sure is my number one vice, used mostly for promotion and to stay connected. Then YouTube, for all my entertainment needs. Lots of late show with Stephen Colbert and how to / diy videos. And QuickBooks, cuz gotta get that money and keep it organized!” - BRETT MILLER

“Reddit - best community, Autodesk SketchBook - amazing free app for sketching, Snapseed - one of the best photo editing apps, Muzei - new work of art as a screensaver everyday, great way to get yourself acquainted with work of the famous artists, Gmail - work, Evernote - I use multiple platforms, both Windows, MacOs and Android, and I am able to sync my notes on all of them with Evernote, Instagram” - IRFAN AVDIC

Instagram... it's honestly like Linkedin for filmmakers and creatives. Moment (It's an App that tracks how much time you spent on your phone) Pretty handy if you want to spend less time on Instagram haha.” - FARHAD GHADERI

Instagram: it's an easy way to stay connected to my pals and see what they're working on or what else they may be up to. It's also a fun way to connect to new collaborators and clientele. Spotify: I like to have music playing most of the time, even if it's just going softly in the background.” - STEVEN BUKOWSKI

I use a lot my calorie tracker, Amazon, Instagram and Sonos.” - ANDRÉS REISINGER

Instagram (for inspiration and waste of time), Telegram (for messaging with friends and family), Chess.com App (for playing chess, of course:), CoinKeeper (managing my finances), Spotify (for soundtracks of my everyday life)” - VADYM SOLOWSKI

I use Instagram daily and enjoy the bombardment of images. It also keeps me ajour with what’s happening with exhibitions, books, projects etc. And friends...” - MORTEN BARKER

I’m not spending too much time on the apps. I don’t use Whatsapp, Instagram or Twitter and most of the other applications that are used today. I like Podcasts a lot because I find many radio broadcasts and texts that I am interested to. Google Maps is key for me.” - JORGE CADENA

Number one: Whatsapp. Of course. At the moment my favourite apps are Duolingo and Babbel - I'm trying to keep up with my Italian and Dutch on a daily basis. Facebook and Instagram are also in my top five, but I'm trying to keep it to a minimum.” - EILEEN BYRNE

Facebook and Instagram because they are good promotional tools for my work and I like to stay connected with friends and colleagues. Plus I get to follow the work of many artists I admire and discover talent for my films.” - TONIA MISHIALI

Instagram and Pinterest, because I spend a lot (most) of the time saving and sorting stuff I find online and creating mood boards for ongoing and future projects. Film log and watchlist I keep at IMDb's app. Sometimes I have this paranoid fear all of those albums would disappear causing a general collapse of my mind. Headspace, obviously.” - JUDITA GAMULIN





Illmatic by Nas, Good Kid, M.A.A.D City by Kendrick Lamar, A Piece of Strange by Cunninlynguists, God Loves Ugly by Atmosphere” - IRFAN AVDIC

Skeleton Tree by Nick Cave is everything.” - JUDITA GAMULIN

Life Metal by Sunn O))), Giant Steps by John Coltrane, House in the Tall Grass by Kikagaku Moyo, Luciferian Towers by Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Screen Memories by John Maus, Monk's Dream by Thelonious Monk, Live in Cook County Jail by BB King” - STEVEN BUKOWSKI

La Candela Viva (1993) by Toto la Momposina , Roseland NYC Live by Portishead , Tropicália ou Panis et Circenses by Yan Inácio, American Dream by LCD Soundsystem, Three Willow Park by Raymond Scott, L'enfant et les sortilèges by M.Ravel, ISON by Sevdaliza” - JORGE CADENA

9 by Damien Rice, Musas (Un Homenaje al Folcore Latinoamericano en Manos de Los Macorinos) by Natalia Lafourcade, The Touch of Your Lips by Chet Baker, Twin Solitude by Leiff Vollebekk” - FARHAD GHADERI

When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We go? by Billie Ellish, Purple Rain by Prince and The Revolution, Back to Black (Deluxe Edition) by Amy Winehouse, Martin Scorsese presents the Blues: A musical journey” - TONIA MISHIALI


When I Wake Up by Maverick Sabre, ill Manors by Plan B, good kid, m.A.A.d city by Kendrick Lamar, This Unruly Mess I've Made by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis” - VADYM SOLOWSKI

Light As A Feather by Azymuth, Live at Tokyo by Woody Shaw” - ANDRÉS REISINGER

PJ Harvey’s Let England Shake; Radiohead’s OK Computer; Johnny Cash’s American IV: The Man Comes Around; and Susan Vega’s Solitude Standing are all albums that each take me back to special places and times in my life.” - MORTEN BARKER

ONEPOINTFIVE by Aminé, Amala by Doja Cat, Not Waving, But Drowning - Loyle Carner, Shea Butter Baby by Ari Lennox, And Yet It's All Love by Fatima, Injury Reserve by Injury Reserve, Mandy & The Jungle by Santi, Nothing Great About Britain by Slowthai, When I Get Home by Solange, Ventura by Anderson .Paak” - VICKY GROUT

Everything by Bon Iver, José Gonzalez, Kings of Convenience” - EILEEN BYRNE



“I loved Chang-dong Lee's Burning, based on Haruki Murakami! But, the films that changed me are Ingmar Bergman's Scenes from a Marriage, Luc Besson's The Big Blue, Dogtooth by Yorgos Lanthimos, Thomas Vinterberg's The Hunt and The Celebration, Ulrich Seidl's Paradise: Love, There Will Be Blood by Paul Thomas Anderson, Pawel Pawlikowski's Ida, Andrew Dominik's documentary about Nick Cave called One More Time with Feeling, Roy Andersson's A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence, animated masterpiece Anomalisa, Andrey Zvyagintsev's Loveless, Michael Haneke's The White Ribbon and Ruben Östlund's films (Force Majeure, The Square and Involuntary). For me, Östlund's perspective on fragile masculinity is the next level of feminism. Because we need men giving other men permission to be vulnerable, to explore their sexuality, to do things today marked as feminine - and that will get us the men we can talk to, orgasms and free time.” - JUDITA GAMULIN

“Fresh Finds: We The Animals, Sherezade, Happy as Lazzaro
Everyone should watch: Amour (Michael Haneke), Incendies (Denis Villeneuve), 120 BPM (Robin Campill), The Master (Paul Thomas Anderson), A Separation (Asghar Farhadi), The Road to el Dorado ...” - FARHAD GHADERI

Ruben Östlund’s The Square, 2017, Thomas Alfredson’s Let The Right One In, 2008, Elem Klimov’s Come and See, Bahman Ghobadi’s Turtles Can Fly, 2003, Stanley Kubrick’s Dr. Strangelove or : How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, 1964” - MORTEN BARKER

Pain and Glory by Pedro Almodovar, Queen of Hearts by May El Touki, Monos by Alejandro Landes, Border by Ali Abbasi, Girl by Lukas Dhont, Ray and Liz by Richard Billingham” - TONIA MISHIALI

Capernaum by Nadine Labaki, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind by Michel Gondry, The Broken Circle Breakdown by Felix van Groeningen, L'Auberge espagnole by Cédric Klapisch, Jules et Jim by François Truffaut, Bicycle Thieves by Vittorio de Sica, Little Miss Sunshine by Valerie Faris and Jonathan Dayton, Metropolis by Fritz Lang, Disney films (especially the old ones)” - EILEEN BYRNE

Under The Silver Lake” - ANDRÉS REISINGER

Fresh movies: Nuestro Tiempo by Carlos Reygadas, Happy as Lazzaro by Alice Rohrwacher, Burning by Lee Chang-dong, Cocote by Nelson Carlo De Los Santos Arias
Older movies : Terre en Transe (1968) by Galuber Rocha, Memories of Underdevelopment (1968) and Strawberries with Chocolate (1993) by Tomas Gutierrez. For me, these movies are Important for Latin American cinema.
Fox and His Friends by Fassbinder, great one, is the movie that I show to all my lovers, with whom I pretend to have more than sex. Stalker by Andrei Tarkovsky. La Cienaga by Lucrecia Martel. Le Beau Travail  by Claire Denis. Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles by Chantal Akerman. Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives by Apichatpong. Pierrot le fou by Jean Luc Godard. Salo, or the 120 Days of Sodom by Pasolini, I have repeated it many times. So much lucidity.“ - JORGE CADENA

I'm not much of a movie-goer but I'll list several of my favorites: The Holy Mountain by Alejandro Jodorowsky, The Wind Is Whistling Under Their Feet by György Szomjas, 2001: A Space Odyssey by Stanley Kubrick, The Shining by Stanley Kubrick, Stalker by Andrei Tarkovsky, The Matrix by The Wachowskis” - STEVEN BUKOWSKI

City Of God, Fight Club, Belly, Sorry to Bother You, The House I Live In, Malcolm X (Spike Lee), Training Day, Spirited Away” - VICKY GROUT

Most fav film directors are: Jim Jarmusch, David Lynch, Abbas Kiarostami, Federico Fellini, Michelangelo Antonioni, Andrei Tarkovsky” - SARKER PROTICK

Snatch by Guy Ritchie, Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels by Guy Ritchie, (500) Days of Summer by Marc Webb, The Happy Film by Stefan Sagmeister, Pulp Fiction by Quentin Tarantino, The Square by Ruben Östlund, Us by Jordan Peele, Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri by Martin McDonagh, La Grande Bellezza by Paolo Sorrentino, Loving Vincent by Dorota Kobiela & Hugh Welchman, Léon by Luc Besson, Forrest Gump by Robert Zemeckis, Revolver by Guy Ritchie, Reservoir Dogs by Quentin Tarantino, Birdman (or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) by Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Rock'n'Rolla by Guy Ritchie” - VADYM SOLOWSKI

Only yesterday by Isao Takahata, Shoplifters by Hirokazu Koreeda, Gummo by Harmony Korine, Memory of Murder by Bong Joon - Ho, Peppermint Candy by Lee Chang-dong, Nostalghia by Andrei Tarkovsky, Shock Corridor by Samuel Fuller, The Hunt by Thomas Vinterberg, Camera Buff by Krzysztof Kieślowski” - IRFAN AVDIC

Rat Film by my buddy Theo Anthony. It’s a documentary that highlights redlining and racial segregation in housing in Baltimore, through the context of the expansion and movement rat populations.” - BRETT MILLER



When They See Us, Sharp Objects, Atlanta, Master of None, Outlander” - FARHAD GHADERI

I Love Dick is my all time favourite. Then The Young Pope, Fleabag, The Leftovers, the original version of Bron/Broen, Amazon's Transparent, HBO's Olive Kitteridge.” - JUDITA GAMULIN

Chernobyl is great right now. My favorite TV shows of all time are: The Wire, Breaking Bad, Dark, Paranoia Agent, The Simpsons and South Park.” - IRFAN AVDIC


The Affair (Amazon), Fleabag (2nd season, Amazon), Sex Education (Netflix), Dark (Netflix)” - EILEEN BYRNE

I have to choose Craig Mazin’s HBO series Chernobyl.” - MORTEN BARKER

Abstract: The Art of Design, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Rick and Morty, Black Mirror” - VADYM SOLOWSKI

These are the ones I have watched lately and loved. Big Little Lies, The Handmaid’s Tale, Tales of The City. But I have some other all-time favorites: Friends (always go to it when I need a laugh); Weeds, Californication, The Big Bang Theory” - TONIA MISHIALI

I don't consume television on any sort of regular basis, however I'll watch an episode of Seinfeld, Curb Your Enthusiasm, or The Sopranos every now and then. But usually no more than one at a time.” - STEVEN BUKOWSKI

I usually don't watch television. Everything is concentrated in my laptop where I sometimes watch programs. Recently I watched a funny colombian program called La Tele Letal. It’s a really bad TV-show but It makes me laugh with the way they depict politicians and society in Colombia” - JORGE CADENA

The Wire, Breaking Bad, The Shield, Ozark, American Horror Story, Insecure, Atlanta, Trigger Warning with Killer Mike, Tidying Up with Marie Kondo, Black-ish, New Girl, TIME, The Handmaid's Tale, The Sinner, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Love Death Robots, The Final Table, Hell's Kitchen, Queer Eye, Mr. Robot” - VICKY GROUT

Peaky Blinders, Broadchurch, Outlander, Babylon Berlin, BoJack Horseman, Twin Peaks (The Return), Westworld, Dark” - SARKER PROTICK



“More than admiration, there are many artists who inspire me by the look they bring to the contemporary world.  I am very sensitive to Apichatpong's work, his stories and the way these are translated into images make me feel a lot of emotion. It is interesting to see how he includes in a very precise way the Thai myths, the beliefs of the people, by transforming them into fantastic stories. Apichatpong's work reminds me of the strong relationship between film and painting.
Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige, great work materialized through various visual languages. Representations and images of the history of the conflict in Lebanon. They manage to question the concepts of identity and memory. The intimate is part of a collective history. In 2017 I visited the exhibition Two Suns in a Sunset at the IVAM and was present at Talking Heads, in the HEAD-Geneva. It is definitely very revealing all the reflection that their works imply.
Doris Salcedo and Tania Bruguera, two powerful artists. Carlos Vergara, Zulu Padilla and Juanjo Pèrez three artist friends from my hometown - Barranquilla, total inspiration. David Hockney, I felt a lot of emotions going through his retrospective at the Centre Pompidou in 2017.” - JORGE CADENA

David Lynch, Nils Frahm, Thom Yorke, Jim Jarmusch, Alec Soth, Nick Cave, Sally Man, Jose Gonzalez, Victoria Legrand, Aldous Harding, Ayesha Sultana, William Eggleston, Duane Michal, Sophi Calle, James Turrell, Robert Adams
Passed away: Edward Hopper, René Magritte, Mark Rothko, John Cage” - SARKER PROTICK

“I’d say my favorite artist is Tschabalala Self. Her work is incredible and poignant and critical to the times we live in. Also, Elbert Perez, Mars Hobrecker, and Tom Roeschlein just to name a few. But it’s a long list beyond that.” - BRETT MILLER

Campbell Addy, Nadine Ijewere, Andre D. Wagner” - VICKY GROUT

Javier Jaen, Christoph Niemann, Dawid Ryski, Banksy, Andrea Ucini, Maurizio Cattelan” - VADYM SOLOWSKI

Nick Cave, Ruben Östlund, Andrea Arnold, Karl Ove Knausgard, Studio Drift (Ralph Nauta & Lonneke Gordijn), Alice Munro, Ron Mueck, David Hockney, Gillian Anderson, Martin Paar, Ugo Korani” - JUDITA GAMULIN

Pedro Almodovar, Sofia Coppola, Darren Aronofski, Catherine Breillat, Lynne Ramsay, Andrea Arnold, Jim Jarmusch, Tom Waits, Nick Cave, Aki Kaurismäki, not necessarily in that order.” - TONIA MISHIALI

“There is a long list of photographers, artists, scientists etc. that have inspired me and been influential on my work. From Jean-Luc Mylayne, Etienne Jules Marey, Joel Sternfeld, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Jeff Wall, Cardiff and Miller, Joan Foncuberta, Chris Marker and many more.” - MORTEN BARKER

Bong Joon - Ho, Junji Ito, Lee Chang Dong, Hirokazu Koreeda, Andrey Zvyagintsev, Donald Glover, Jean-Luc Godard” - IRFAN AVDIC

My wife and frequent collaborator, Hannah Bigeleisen, Carmen Herrera, Sunn O))), George Sowden, KleinReid, Ignacio Mattos, Eric Wareheim” - STEVEN BUKOWSKI

Wang & Söderström, Tekla Evelina Severin” - ANDRÉS REISINGER

Guillermo del Toro. A trailblazer for an entire generation of filmmakers alongside Iñarritu and Cuarón. Unlike them though, he is humble. Something rare in the film world. Damien Rice. My favorite sad boi. His music will always have a special place in my heart. Ai Weiwei. Who doesn't like Ai Weiwei's work? Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun. His work is incredibly powerful and has been an important figure in First Nations art and activism. Sebastiao Salgado. Not only one of the most prolific photographers of our times, but the man is also a committed activist and educator. Bradford Young. His work is elegant, unapologetic and exciting. Some of the freshest insights into the current affairs of cinematography come from him.” - FARHAD GHADERI



@sarajevo_blues, @postersofsarajevo, @zidajnerka, @rikardodruskic_art, @douwe_dijkstra, @andreylebrov, @caragh_savage, @stuz0rM @beeple_crap” - IRFAN AVDIC

It's difficult to pin them all down but here's a few that always stand out: @emilyforgot and @camillebbrown for consistent feeds of obscure and esoteric design stuff and inspo. @somebrut_somewax for brutalist architecture and techno. @janerichsen for the studio work/hijinks. @_sightunseen_ and @teklan for holding it down for so long with the radical design feeds. @all of the food blogs, chefs, and restaurants I follow. Love food and love eating.” - STEVEN BUKOWSKI

@indiewire, @variety, @hollywoodreporter” - TONIA MISHIALI

@doingwell for healthy tips, @self.practice for introspection, @ocasio2018 for girl power, @nitch for clearing the mind, @tanyaposternak for colour palette, @criterioncollection for a watchlist, @bonapettitmag for lunch inspo, @paperjournalmag, @rentalphotography, @ignant, @differ.tv for visual inspo” - JUDITA GAMULIN

@basementapproved, @issamharris, @photodre, @galdemzine, @eolhcsheppard, @campbelladdy, @chakabars, @saintrecords, @lowkeyonline” - VICKY GROUT

On Instagram I follow @davidcampany, @goodcaesar, @falllinepress, @artpapereditions, @le_bal to name a few.” - MORTEN BARKER

@talkseek, @javier_jaen, @tomasz.majewski, @andrea_ucini, @coverjunkie, @doble_entendre, @patrykhardziej, @natgeo, @tomgauld, @mr_bingstagram” - VADYM SOLOWSKI



American Cinematographer. Most technically informative piece of paper a cinematographer can get out there.” - FARHAD GHADERI

Alas I’m a child of the digital age so I don’t read any regularly, but I do enjoy Office when I get the chance and other art and photography magazines.” - BRETT MILLER

Variety, IndieWire, Klix” - IRFAN AVDIC

I don't manage to read any newspaper regularly. But I try to keep up to date with global politics via online papers like Die Zeit and Spiegel Online. When I travel I like to buy Die Zeit, a weekly German newspaper with interesting analyses and if I can find it Les cahiers du cinéma.” - EILEEN BYRNE

New York Times, Surface and Bon Appetit.” - STEVEN BUKOWSKI

I used to buy a lot of magazines, but over time everything focused on the laptop. Sometimes, now that I live in Geneva I buy : Le Cahier du Cinéma and Le Courrier
On the internet lately I visited : Le Courrier, Le cahier du Cinéma, New York Times, Revista Arcadia. I'm trying to keep up with the political situation in Colombia. I read some articles in Colombian newspapers but there are very few journalists with a critical and analytical sense in my country.” - JORGE CADENA

Medium (online), Riposte, Clash, galdem, Brick” - VICKY GROUT

MIT Technology Review, VICE” - VADYM SOLOWSKI

say hi to_, Surface mag, Sight Unseen, Medium, Architechtural Digest, fubiz” - ANDRÉS REISINGER

The only print I buy is Badland magazine - that is a vision of the Balkans of the future I would like to strive for. Only when deprived of fabricated traditional and conventional values can Balkan begin to create its own authentic identity that reaches beyond our geopolitical borders.” - JUDITA GAMULIN

At the moment I read the Danish newspaper Politiken. But in general I read very little” - MORTEN BARKER



“Podcasts are my jam! I listen to a lot of Snap Judgement, TED talks, Ear Hustle, Pod Save America, The Dollop, Disgraceland, Cocaine and Rhinestones, Radiolab... the list goes on” - BRETT MILLER

“I listen to many podcasts right now, philosophy, science fiction, genre study, cinema, news. These last few days I've heard: El Innombrable and Demasiado Humano of Darío Sztajnszrajber, UN PODCAST À SOI en Arte Radio, Graves y Agudas Radio, The New Yorker Podcasts and Philosophize This” - JORGE CADENA



“The image of my films when I shoot in 16mm, I like to work with Aaton LTR7, Aaton Minima or Bolex. In digital I like the texture that can be achieved with Sony PMW-300. To edit my projects, Adobe Premiere or Avid Media Resolve. Color grading in Davinci Resolve and the sound in Pro tools.
Normally I write in my notebook, word and Google Drive. My last two short films and the new project are written with my sister, Li Aparicio who lives in Buenos Aires. Together, we exchange through video call while writing in a Drive document. Then, in the pre-production work, photos of territories, architecture, space, characters, aesthetics, to organize a Dossier and/or collage of ideas, I use Photoshop and InDesign.” - JORGE CADENA

“Film camera (Canon EOS 5 or Pentax 67ii most of the time), 50mm/105mm lens, Kodak Portra film, Polaroid OneStep+ for polaroids, Adobe Lightroom for correcting/selecting, Epson V600 for occasional scanning” - VICKY GROUT

Wacom Intuos Pro , Adobe Photoshop, Sketchbook + Pencil / Ink Rollerball Pen, Grammarly” - VADYM SOLOWSKI

I’m a pretty analog kind of designer. When I think of something I’ll do a quick sketch and then just go for it. I design by doing. A lot of times a new piece ends up looking very different than how it started out. I’m not one for precision and planning so I tend to make it up as I go and I’ll use random measurements based on what looks good or feels good. I’d say my favorite tool is my power planer. That’s what I use to do most of the rough shaping of my work. Besides the chair legs, which are turned on the lathe, all of my round shapes are done by hand with the planer.” - BRETT MILLER

'“Adobe Premiere, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator” - TONIA MISHIALI

Light MacBook for scriptwriting at coffee shops. For everything else, I need my whole crew and trucks of equipment.” - JUDITA GAMULIN

Aside from the typical woodworking and metal working tools, I do a lot of planning on the computer using Rhino 3D and Keyshot. I enjoy planning everything to make shop drawings and renderings, to help myself and clients visualize the final product as close to IRL as possible.” - STEVEN BUKOWSKI

Final Draft,Drama Queen, Arc Studio Pro, Photoshop, Final Cut Pro” - EILEEN BYRNE

Film editing: Adobe Premiere pro and Avid media composer, Compositing: Adobe After Effects, The Foundry Nuke, 3D: Maxon Cinema4D, Octane Renderer, Color grading: Davinci Resolve, Shooting: Panasonic GH5, Scriptwriting: Celtx, Scrivener” - IRFAN AVDIC

I use a Canon camera and photoshop as my main tool, like most photographers I think! And then I use PTGui for stitching photographs together, which I have done with most of my large landscapes.” - MORTEN BARKER

Camcorder, Polaroid, DSL Camera, Sound-recorder, Phone Camera, Adobe Bridge, Raw plugin, Audition, Adobe Premier, Adobe Photoshop, Instagram” - SARKER PROTICK

PC, Cinema4d, Redshift and Octane” - ANDRÉS REISINGER

The camera that I use the most is the Alexa Mini. My favorite lenses are the Cooke Panchros and Kowa Anamorphics. My go-to light is the Litegear LiteMat 4. My MacBook Pro...I spend way too much time typing on this thing.” - FARHAD GHADERI



“My Nikon F3HP, it's one of the best 35mm still film cameras ever made in my opinion. I also have a lil Olympus Mju II that fits in my pocket. I carry it wherever I can.” - FARHAD GHADERI

Apple Watch, BeatsX or Beats Studio3 headphones, Leuchtturm notebook, iPad mini , Burts Bees lip balm” - VICKY GROUT

DeLonghi espresso maker, Biologique Recherche's P50W lotion, Rains bags and backpacks, Olympus Mju II” - JUDITA GAMULIN

I love my croakies. I’ve had the same pair of sunglasses now for over a year, which is an all time record for me thanks to those bad boys” - BRETT MILLER

My bicycle, it gets me around the city and outside of it.” - STEVEN BUKOWSKI

A Muji backpack. Several earphones I carry, currently a Skull Candy and Smile Jamaica Also, JBL Go, a small speaker I carry when I travel.” - SARKER PROTICK

T-Shirt with Basquiat's painting print, Pilot V5 Hi-Techpoint, Handmade Leather Backpack, Swatch Flik Flak” - VADYM SOLOWSKI


My in-ear noise cancelling earphones by Bose. My four-wheeled Samsonite trolly. My aluminium water bottle and my many bamboo coffee take-away cups. My acupressure mat (makes me fall asleep after a few seconds, it's amazing).” - EILEEN BYRNE

My trusty Macbook Air for writing. Galaxy Note 9 for excellent camera and amazing stylus for quick sketching and storyboarding. Amazon Kindle - best 50$ ever spent. My custom made PC, for video editing, compositing, gaming.” - IRFAN AVDIC

Iphone, I like to have a camera and a map in my pocket. My Laptop that I use for work and study but also for leisure. I almost always carry with me a notebook without lines and a good pen. And finally my bike to move around Geneva.” - JORGE CADENA

It is without doubt my iPhone 8 and before that my Nokia 3310.” - MORTEN BARKER

GHD Hair iron straightener (I have bangs so it is a must!), Calendula cream by Apivita, Mac lipstick (mocha satin) and eyeshadow (shades of whites, green and blue that i use as eye pencil under my eyes), Jo Malone cologne (Wood sage and sea salt, Blackberry and Bay, Grapefruit). My old ray-ban sunglasses (never go out of style), Tea tree oil for using in the plane (I travel a lot) to minimize getting sick, Dr. Bach’s rescue remedy spray, Apivita liquorice pastilles” - TONIA MISHIALI