Magazine article Screen International

Sarajevo: Ran Huang Receives Katrin Cartlidge Bursary

Magazine article Screen International

Sarajevo: Ran Huang Receives Katrin Cartlidge Bursary

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Chinese film-maker and artist Ran Huang has received the Katrin Cartlidge Foundation Bursary from this year's award curator, US actor-director Danny Houston, at the Sarajevo Film Festival.

"When I saw Ran's films I knew I was watching the work of a visionary: he makes me see the world differently and I find that very exciting," said Houston.

"Sarajevo Film Festival is all about international communication through Art and Ran is investigating the human condition."

Ran Huang said he was delighted at the possibilities offered by the Bursary: "As an artist you work largely on your own but in film I really enjoy the openness to others' ideas.

"I appreciate this opportunity to expand my vision, to explore a new language, a new community and a new way to connect with people."

Huang came to film from fine art, and his conceptual short films Disruptive Desires, Tranquility and the Loss of Lucidity (2012), Blithe Tragedy (2010), and Fake Action Truth (2009) have received international attention and critical acclaim in the art world. …

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