Yann Beauvais

Yann Beauvais has been working in the field of experimental cinema since the 70s. Not only an accomplished filmmaker whose work features in collections of such institutions as New York’s Museum of Modern Art, he is also an impassioned curator, programmer, teacher and figure on the European arts scene. At the beginning of the 80s, he and New Zealander Miles Kingsley McKane founded Lightcone in Paris, which was to become one of Europe’s leading avant-garde filmmaking cooperatives. The collection of experimental and avant-garde film maintained by Lightcone, and the distribution services on offer, provide an invaluable resource. Under the auspices of Lightcone, Beauvais has curated many programmes of experimental film for museums such as the Georges Pompidou Centre. Invited to present his work and give lectures in Europe, the USA and Asia, he is frequently absent from Paris, his home, where he still manages to ensure the weekly programming of experimental film, Scratch.

Films we have screened by this Director