DodoFilm Productions is an artist-run, independent film company based in the city of Oslo, Norway. The company's profile includes production of artistic documentaries, short and experimental films, video art; photography, promo videos, documentation of various cultural events, as well as design and making of theater and cinema costumes.
1. September The jury of "The XII. International Kansk Video Festival" awarded with special diploma "For the awakening of nostalgia to an event that hasn't yet happened", Dimitri Lurie's film "Refraction".
The film premiered in August 2012 in the competition program of "The 8-th International Festival of Short and Animation Film "Open Cinema" in St. Petersburg.
Since its premiere the film was shown at various film festivals and art exhibitions worldwide.
A more detailed information concerning the film's screenings to be found below.
14. May The jury of the Norway's National Аrt Еxhibition - "126. Høstutstillingen"
announced outcome of the 1 selection: Dimitri Lurie with the film "A Sense of a Maze"
is one of 144 artists selected for the second round out of 2300 applicants.
The latest published creative documentary film "A Sense of a Maze" (52 min) - was released in November 2010 in Dom Kino of St. Petersburg at the International Film Festival "XIII. DeboshirFilm - Pure Dreams".
The film was well received. The festivals documentary section jury awarded our work with the distinction «For the authors' highly poetic cinema message»
A project in progress is a new documentary tentatively titled "The Hermits ".
The film will consist of three novels which portray three socially isolated man - a Christian monk, a meteorologist and a philosopher - living in voluntarily exile on a remote northern island.
Forthcoming and recent screenings and exhibitions:
14 November, Platoon Kunsthalle, Berlin
Held annually since 2007, CYBERFEST is the first and biggest festival for technologically based art in Russia. This year, it will be held from 12 to 17 November at The WYE in Kreuzberg, Berlin.
The festival's video program "Changing Landscapes", including Lurie's "Refraction" will be screened on 14. November at 19.30 at Platoon Kunsthalle - Berlin, Schönhauser Allee 9.
25 - 31 August 2013, Kansk, Siberia
"Refraction" is among the 25 films competing for the Golden Palm Secateur award of the International competition program at the XII Kansk Video Festival.
3 May - 10 July Palazzo Foscari, Venice
Dimitri Lurie takes part in a joint new media exhibition "Capital of Nowhere" arranged in Venice by CSAR and Cyland during the time of the Venice Biennale.
20-21 April, 12.00-18.00. Oslo Open 2013
Dimitri Lurie & Vera Mokhova are once again participating in the annual art festival Oslo Open. We open doors to our studio & showroom and welcome respectable public to meet our work. Our studio is on the list for a guided tour.
Film "A Sense of a Maze" will be screened at UKS cinema under the Oslo Open's video program.
23 March, 16:30 "Open Cinema Club", Dom Benua, Saint-Petersburg.
19 Jan. - 23 March Smiths Row Gallery, England:
Dimitri Lurie took part in a joint exhibition "Flicker: Artist & Super 8" - a homage to the art of Super 8-mm film. The exhibition aims to showcase the diverse use of Super 8 in contemporary artistic practice, from installations and performances through to film screenings and talks. Along with work of the contemporary artists and filmmakers on display was a film by Derek Jarman.
The exhibition is a 'Pick of the Week' in "Guardian Guide". Review at East Anglian Daily Times
9 - 10 March, Oslo international church music festival,
Vera Mokhova stands back the baroque costumes for a church concert-performance "Vivaldi for children".
Currently our short film "Aftertaste" is taking part in an on-line film festival Humanity Explored,
arranged by Cultural Unplugged studios of the LinkTV channel.
Here film viewers from all over the world can watch, vote and support the storytellers they like.
Vera Mokhova designed costumes for this year' series of a popular TV show for kids - "Julemorgen / Christmas morning" produced by the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation - NRK.
Three video works by Dimitri Lurie - "Samsara-Vertigo", "The ginger space waltz" and "Turbulent sacrifice" - will be screened in the program presented by the Media Art Lab Cyland at the 3rd edition of the Video Guerrilha festival in Brazil run by the cultural organization Videofarm.
1 session: November 22, 23 and 24, 2012 – Rua Augusta in São Paulo
2 session: April 20 and 21, 2013 – Complexo Cultural da República in Brasília
3 session: July 24, 25 and 26, 2013 – Arcos da Lapa in Rio de Janeiro
NB! The sight is temporarily under tuning.
phone: +47-99 15 23 55 / +7 921 790 33 08