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Marina Lutz

After being nominated as an Official Selection in the LAB Competition of the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival (the largest and most prestigious short film festival and market in the world), Marina found herself with a producer and a premiere theatrical screening in Paris. She was approached by a writer for the highly regarded French film magazine, Cahiers du Cinema, which published a 2-page interview, comparing her film to Yoko Ono’s Rape and Michael Powell’s Peeping Tom.

The Marina Experiment has played at film festivals worldwide, from the high profile, influential Mill Valley Film Festival, which has an impressive track record for launching the careers of new filmmakers, to the alternative Sydney Underground Film Festival, which supports filmmakers who operate outside established film industry infrastructures. They created an award especially for her: Best Taboo Film. She has garnered eight awards so far, including Best Documentary, Best Short Film and Best Screenplay.

Her screening at the Document 7 Human Rights Film Festival in Glasgow landed The Marina Experiment in a group show at the Wimbledon College of Art, London. The film has also appeared as an installation at the Chair and the Maiden gallery in New York and Tabakalera, a museum and cultural centre in San Sebastian, Spain.

Marina has said, "I suppose by unleashing my pain in public it is helping me with ‘my life's work,’ which I think is about survival. The filmmaking is just a side effect."

Short film credits


The Marina Experiment

United States | 2009
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Information on this profile is provided by the person and/or compiled from available sources | Profile updated 5 Jul 2010