The Fantastic has received First Prize Documentary Danzante Award at Festival Internacional de Cine de Huesca (ES). The jury describes the film: “A magnetic reflection on the power of image that brings us to other ways of interpreting the world”.
Next festival screenings for The Fantastic are Glasgow Short Film Festival (UK) and Festival International de Films de Femmes de Créteil et du Val de Marne (FR). The festivals take place online.
The Fantastic is on view for the first time as installation at gallery Forum Box in Helsinki. Solo show in gallery’s Parvi-space is open 5 – 28 March. For safety reasons the audience is limited to 6 persons at time.
Next festival screenings for The Fantastic are at Cine Documental Miradasdoc (ES), International Women Filmmakers Festival (TR), FEMCINE11 International Short Film Competition (CL) and Days of Ethnographic Film (SL). All festivals are taking place online.
The Fantastic will be screened at Luxembourg City Film Festival, held as a hybrid event from March 4–14. The screening at Ciné Utopia is a collaboration with Casino Luxembourg – Forum d’art contemporary.
Next festival screenings for The Fantastic are Festival dei Popoli, 15-22 Nov (IT), Verzió International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival, 11-22 Nov (HU) and Kasseler Dokfest, 17-22 Nov (DE). All festivals are online due to the current situation.
At the first week of November The Fantastic is screening at Message to Man (RU), Kurzfilmtage Winterthur (CH), Aesthetica Short Film Festival (UK) and Przeźrocza Festiwal Filmowy (PL). All festivals are taking place online due to the current situation.
In October The Fantastic continues its festival tour at Short Riga International Film Festival (LT), Uppsala Short Film Festival (SE), Sapporo Short Film Festival (JP), Valladolid International Film Festival (ES) and MIDBO Muestra Internacional Documental de Bogotá (CO).The film is distributed by Av-Arkki and Raina Film Festival Distribution.
The Fantastic is screened at Love and Anarchy – Helsinki International Film Festival in National Competition on Wednesday September 23rd at 8:45pm (Kinopalatsi 7) and on Thursday 24th at 7pm (Kinopalatsi 6).
The Fantastic has been awarded as the best short documentary at two festivals during the same week! MakeDox Creative Documentary Film Festival in Skopje, Macedonia, and Moscow International Documentary Film Festival DOKer.
The Fantastic is screened at Moscow International Documentary Film Festival Doker on August 23rd and at MakeDox Creative Documentary Film Festival in Skopje on August 26th. Makedox program is also online in Macedonia during the festival week.
North American premiere for The Fantastic will be at Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival. The festival is postponed, but registered professionals can watch films online during the original festival dates are 24th April to 2nd May 2020.
International premiere for The Fantastic will be at Visions du Réel (CH) in International Medium Length & Short Film Competition. Festival dates are 24th April to 2nd May 2020. Festival will take place online due to the pandemic.
The Fantastic will premiere at DocPoint – Helsinki Documentary Film Festival on January 28 at 5 pm and second screening on January 31 at 3 pm. Both screenings are in cinema Kinopalatsi. There is a Q&A after the screenings.
On Destruction and Preservation is screened at Love & Anarchy Helsinki International Film Festival as part of Practical Ecologies screening in Kino Engel on Friday September 27 .
Maija Blåfield is taking part in R&A Talks: Pelastetaan maailma panel discussion with Mikko Pelttari, Sini Harkki, Samuli Laine and Anna Cadia on September 23 at festival centre in Bio Rex. Discussion in Finnish.
Works by Geoffrey de Beer, Maija Blåfield, Bram Braam, Stefanie Bühler, Gabriella Disler and Kerstin Honeit at Balzer Projects in Basel (CH) March 29 – May 24, 2019.
On Destruction and Preservation will be screened on Nov 26th at Corsica Doc festival in Corsica (FR), on Nov 7th, 9th and 11th at Aesthetica Short Film Festival in York (UK) and on Nov 9th at 59th Festival dei Popoli documentary film festival in Florence (IT).
Short film Golden Age will broadcast again in Finnish television YLE Teema on June 5 at 3:50 pm, June 7 on 11:50 pm and July 7 at 1:25 pm. The film is also available online in YLE Areena (only in Finland).
On Destruction and Preservation will have its world festival premiere at Visions du Réel International Film Festival Nyon in the competition for mid-length and short documentaries. The festival is one of the major events for documentary film in Europe. The screenings take place on April 15th at 20:45 with Q&A and April 16th at 13:45.
Maija Blåfield is discussing with professor Hannu Salmi in Dialogissa elokuvan kanssa panel at Tampere Film Festival on Friday March 10th at 2-4 pm. Galleria Bertel, Werstas, Väinö Linnan aukio 8, Tampere.
Roadside Narratives has started on February 18th 2017. The series of photographs and writings is a work in Instagram and will be published during one year.
The candidates for 2017 Ars Fennica prize have been published – including Maija Blåfield! The exhibition will take place at the Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma from October 13, 2017 to February 2, 2018.
Golden Age is an official selection in New Docs program at Full Frame Documentary Film Festival. One of the premier documentary film festivals in USA takes place in Durham, North Carolina April 7-10. Screening times for Golden Age are 8 pm on Friday April 8th and 4 pm on Saturday April 9th.
Golden Age is presented by Av-arkki the Distribution Centre for Finnish Media Art at Moving Image New York contemporary art fair in March 3-6, 2016 in Waterfront New York Tunnel in Chelsea district. Welcome to visit us! Read more here.
Golden Age will screen at Love & Anarchy 28th Helsinki International Film Festival on Sunday 20th of September at 2 pm in Dubrovnik, Helsinki.
Artist residency at FCINY The Finnish Cultural Institute in New York during August and September in New York, US.
Cultural Kitchen at One Design Week in Plovdiv, Bulgaria 26th and 27th of June and presents Maija Blåfield’s work among others. Cultural Kitchen is a cultural carneval where food, music, arts, travel and design all take their turn.
Golden Age is selected for the documentary film competition of 43rd Huesca International Film Festival in Spain and for the competition of experimental films at Brooklyn Film Festival in New York, US. The screenings are on 6th and 7th of June in New York and 14th of June in Huesca.
Golden Age is part of the international selection of EMAF 28th European Media Art Festival in Osnabruck, Germany, 25th of April. The film is also screened at 61. International Short Film Festival Oberhausen in Distributor’s screening by Av-arkki on 3rd of May 2015.
Maija Blåfield received the Finnish State Prize for Media Arts for 2014!
The Nine Lives Museum at Gallery Sinne in Helsinki from 28th of November to 21st of December 2014. The exhibition of eight artists is collated by Maija Blåfield and Ilona Valkonen.
The Nine Lives Museum is also accessible online.
(Feed)back to Nature, the 25th Anniversary screening of Av-arkki at Love & Anarchy Helsinki International Film Festival on 26th of September 2014.
MATTERS OF TIME. ARTISTS FROM FINLAND at Frankfurter Kunstverein, Germany from 25th of July to 12th of October 2014. Exhibition of eight artists is curated by Holger Kube Ventura and it is part of Frankfurt International Book Fair.
Maria Hirvi-Ijäs interviewed Maija Blåfield for her book 22 tapaa – taiteellinen ajattelu suomalaisessa nykytaiteessa (192 sivua, Parvs Publishing 2014).
A short documentary film Print and Rescue commissioned by Checkpoint Helsinki and directed by Maija Blåfield is released online in May 2014. The film documents visual artist Ahmet Ögut’s artwork Fahrenheit 451 Reprinted and the firemen performing in it during one week in the summer of 2013 in Helsinki.
Solo show Golden Age 6 at Finnish Museum for Photography from 24th of January to 4th of May 2014. The exhibition is the sixth part of the series of video installation Golden Age 1-6.
(Please note that this is a different work than the short film Golden Age).
Financial Times at Mustarinda, Hyrynsalmi 11th of June to 25th of August 2013.
Seoul Seoul Seoul, Changdong Studio, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, South-Korea 5th – 25th of June 2013
The Stranger, Gallery Loop, Seoul, South Korea, 9.4.-5.5.2013
Artist Residency at National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, South-Korea, 2013
Valon houkutus, Exhibition of Photographic Art at Lahti Art Museum 8th of February to 26th of May 2013.