NAOMI VAN NIEKERK
Naomi van Niekerk (South Africa 1984) is a hybrid-media artist and works in film, theatre, installation and print-making.
Her extensive training and work in puppetry equipped and inspires her to breathe life into inanimate materials albeit objects or liquid powder that is animated frame by frame using a camera. As a stop-motion animator, she creates short films of haunting poignancy and power based on sensitive interpretations of stark, South African narrative poems that speak to her.
These short films have been screened at more than forty international festivals and received widespread acclaim such as the Best First Film Award at Annecy International Film Festival (for An Ordinary Blue Monday) and selection for the International Program atthe International Short Film Festival Oberhausen for My Mum's Bonkers.
INDEPENDENT FILMMAKING: EXPLORING THE ART + BUSINESS OF SHORT FILMS Q+A
Q+A | FRI 16 April 6pm BST
60mins | Adv12+
Pay what you can
(suggested £5, minimum £3)
Independent Filmmaking is equal parts rewarding and challenging. Hear from two South African Female directors about their projects and the highs and lows of their careers.
Mae gwneud ffilmiau annibynnol yn cyflwyno gymaint o boddhad ag o heriau. Cewch glywed ddwy gyfarwyddwr benywaidd o Dde Affrica yn trafod eu prosiectau a phrofiadau gorau a gwaethaf eu gyrfaoedd.