Heidi Stokes

Born: Dover

Lives: London

Education

MA Fine Art. Central St Martins 2001

Short biography: Since completing an MA In Fine art at Central St Martins in 2001 Heidi stokes has screened and exhibited her work nationally and internationally. Heidi has been selected for numerous film festivals and events, beginning with her very first move away from sculpture to creating animations in 2011, which was shown in the festival 'Anima Call' in the Contemporary Art Centre of Thessaloniki. In 2011 “A picture of tomorrows world” was Screened at the Rich mix cinema bethnal Green in collaboration with the cabinet of living cinema, a meeting of artists dedicated to creating “living cinema” experiences through live performance. She was then Selected for The 1st International Women's Animation film festival in Vienna titled "Tricky women'  that has since been recognised as one of the leading animation festivals to apply for. She has also been selected  for the BAFTA recognised London Short film festival ( LSFF ) which  screened at the ICA, London in 2016 and this year 'For Ray' has screened at many great festivals including the  highly acclaimed BAFTA animation festival 'Encounters' showing at the Watershed bristol and 'For Ray 'got shortlisted for The finalists from Animation NOW 2017.

Heidi Stokes makes animations, which specifically question or re-evaluate our psychological needs, by reinventing the meanings of objects, spaces or people. 

 

Film Festivals and Group Exhibitions

2017  

Selected ‘For Ray’  to be screened as part of the official selection for Locomocion / Experimental Animation Festival
Mexico26th -29th October 2017 The Official screening will be held during the activities of the festival in its  4th edition “Transmutations”, in Centro Cultural Casa Talavera, Centro Historic CDMX. On 26,27, 28 October 2017 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. http://www.locomocionfest.com/

Selected ‘For Ray’  to be screened as part of the official selection for ANIMATION MARATHON
/Athens, /Greece9th -12th November

Selected ‘For Ray’  to be screened as part of the official selection for CUTOUT Fest 9th -12th November 2017 Mexico

Presenting the BEST animated films from this year's Melbourne International Animation Festival (MIAF) Sat. 8 October 2017
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Shepparton, VIC 3630
Australia
http://greatershepparton.com.au/whats-happening/events/event-details/!/464/event/best-of-miaf-shepparton

Selected ‘For Ray’  to be screened as part of the official selection for Animatou International animation film festival /Geneva/ Switzerland ( INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION DOC'ANIM - PROG.2 )
8th October 8 pm - 9.30 pm  
http://animatou.com/event/competition-internationale-docanim-prog-2/

Selected ‘For Ray’  to be screened as part of the official selection for the BAFTA recognised  'Encounters' film festival  screening in Cinema 1 25th September 2017 ( 12 miday ) Watershed / Bristol/ UK http://encounters-festival.org.uk/events/animation-1-packing-punch/

Sydney film festival /Sydney Australia / 6-17th June 2017 ( Mon 12 Jun 3:45 PMEvent Cinemas George St 8) ( SFF's annual showcase of the best independent animation from across the world brings all the charm, beauty and challenges of this most imaginative form of art to the big screen.) http://www.sff.org.au/2017-film-guide/animation/

Selected ‘For Ray’  to be screened as part of the official selection for  “Animation Now! – The New Zealand International Animation Festival”  https://www.nziff.co.nz/2017/auckland/animation-now-international-showcase/ 'Animation NOW! are selected by Malcolm Turner, animation programmer at NZIFF since 1998 and currently director of the Melbourne International Animation Film Festival. This year he’s curated the best and brightest of the thousands he has seen into five very different programmes' 'For Ray 'got shortlisted for The finalists from Animation NOW 2017 !  www.nziff.co.nz/2017/auckland/animation-now-the-finalists

Selected ‘For Ray’  to be screened as part of the official selection for The British animation festival 2017. screening at the Empire cinema in Leicester Square / Screening 1 Saturday, July 8th | 2:30pm http://www.thefilmfestivalguild.com/baff2017

Selected ‘For Ray’  to be screened as part of the official selection for  East end Film Festival 2017. to screen in Competition /Name of Programme: DECISIONS, DECISIONS / Date and time of screening: Saturday, 17 June - 6.15p Venue: RICH MIX CINEMA 35-47 Bethnal Green Rd, London E1 6LA http://www.eastendfilmfestival.com/programme-archive/decisions-decisions/

"Feedback" to be part of May 2017 Issue "DIGITAL WORLDS". This next issue explores real-world technologies and their  imaginary counterparts in a curated program of short films ranging from animation, documentary, fiction and raw data.  the first dedicated science film platform Labocine.com, which takes the form of a monthly video magazine and complements our annual festival, now celebrating its 10th anniversary.

Selected ‘For Ray’  to be screened as part of the official selection for  Melbourne International Animation Festival 2017. to screen in Competition International Program 1 - 5:15pm Monday June 19th, 2017 Australian Centre for the Moving Image Federation Square, Melbourne ) https://www.acmi.net.au/events/international-program-1/

Selected ‘For Ray’  to be screened as part of the official selection Animation programme at the Athens Digital Arts Festival 2017 https://tinyurl.com/ybpu57a7 that will take place between 18 - 21 May at 23 Mitropoleos str, at the historic centre of Athens 4th floor Greece / Athens http://2017.adaf.gr/events/for-ray/

Selected  ' FEEDBACK' to be screened as part of the official selection 12th Athens Animfest  ( EXPERIMENTAL 1)  Sunday 19/03/2017 18:15 - 20:00  VENUE Cinema Trianon: http://www.trianon.gr/v1/component/k2/item/383-12-athens-animfest.html

2016

Selected  ' FEEDBACK' to be screened as part of the official selection Animation Marathon 2016 ROMANTSO (3-5, Anaxagoras str., Omonia)
28, 29 November 30 and 1 December 2016  18:00 - 18:50 ( Romantso, former printing plant of the once famous “Romantso” magazine, is situated in the historical centre of Athens )

Selected  ' FEEDBACK' to be screened as part of the official selection for The The 9th Annual Imagine Science Film Festival  /Wednesday, October 19, 2016 | 10:00 PM / Spectacle Theater /124 S 3rd St | New York, NY 11249

Selected  ' FEEDBACK' to be screened as part of the official selection for The Smalls Film Festival 2016  (2nd September until 7th September 2016 at Hackney House, 25 – 27 Curtain Road, London EC2A 3LT.)

MarKings, illustration and performance festival at UAL Friday 8th & Saturday 9th July 2016 ' FEEDBACK' Central Saint Martins, Reception area ;  Friday 7 – 7.45pm and 8.30 – 9.15pm  Saturday 1 – 1.45pm and 3 – 3.45pm : Lethaby Gallery, Friday 6-10pm and Saturday 12-5pm

Selected 'FEEDBACK to be screened as part of the official selection for  Melbourne International Animation Festival 2016. to screen in Competition (in the Installation Animation section)  19 – 26 June  ( Australian Centre for the Moving Image
Federation Square, Melbourne )

Selected ‘FEEDBACK’  to be screened as part of the official selection for the Animation programme at the Athens Digital Arts Festival 2016 that will take place between 19 - 22 May. Greece / Athens

Selected  ' FEEDBACK' for The 1st International Women's Animation film festival in Vienna titled "Tricky women' for the Category ‘Work Affairs ' that has since been recognised as one of the leading animation festivals to apply for in the world  (March 5th  15:45 Metro Cinema Culture House, Vienna Geneva,.

Selected ' FEEDBACK' for the BAFTA recognised  Official selection London Short film festival  ( LSFF )  New Shorts: Experiments - Leftfield & Lucious 10th January 2016 4pm at the ICA ( INSTITUTE FOR CONTEMPORARY ARTS ,LONDON )

2015

Selected 'Discontinued' for Locomoción festival de animación 5/6/7 November 2015 Mexico city,  Official Selection in the category Professional, creative trigger Ludotechnic.  in Centro Cultural Universitario Tlatelolco. Ricardo Flores Magón #1, Cuauhtémoc, Tlatelolco, 06995, Ciudad de México, D.F. If

5/11/15  15:00 / 20 hrs / 6/11/15  10:00 / 14:00 hrs

Selected 'Feedback' for Locomoción festival de animación 5/6/7 November 2015 Mexico city,  Official Selection in the category Professional, creative trigger Ludotechnic.  in Centro Cultural Universitario Tlatelolco. Ricardo Flores Magón #1, Cuauhtémoc, Tlatelolco, 06995, Ciudad de México, D.F. If

5/11/15  15:00 / 20 hrs / 6/11/15  10:00 / 14:00 hrs

Selected " Discontinued' for the XV Festival internacional de cortometrajes Cine a la calle Calle 52 54-75 Alianza Francesa de Barranquilla,  -, Barranquilla, -, Colombia held from 8 to May 16, 2015 in the city of Barranquilla.

 

2014

Selected Screening and talk at the Cinema museum " London Take a break' 11/11/14 6-10pm  celebrating women film makers.

Selected for DIY Cultures Rich Mix cinema Bethnal Green London 25th May 12-7pm viewing 'Take a break' Venue 2 and downstairs

Selected for Fabric Utopia Festival July 14 to August 3. Festival Miden screenings are scheduled July 26, 28 & August 2, 2014 in Andros Island Greece

Selected for The 1st International Women's Animation film festival in Vienna titled "Tricky women (Category ‘Fair Play’ Sun, 16.03. 17:30 English Cinema Haydn ‘ Take a Break”)

 

2013

Videoholica International Video Art Festival 2013, Varna, Bulgaria. (August 1 until August 6, 2013)

Selected for Mumia 2013 experimental animation festival Brazil

ARES International Film and Media Festival, Siracusa/Italy

11-14 July 2013 ( CologneOFF2013)

2012

VAFA – Video Art for All International Video Art Open Call Festival 2012 Beijing China ( Heidi Stokes, "Park a person" and "A picture of Tomorrows world")

A special presentation of Festival Miden in Athens will be curated by Olga Daniylopoulou (art critic, Director of Jannis & Zoe Spyropoulos Foundation, Athens) at the new exhibition space of La Soirée de Votanique (Kastorias 37/ Votanikos, Athens) from December 1st, 2012, till January 8th, 2013. ( Every Wednesday------> 2084 | curated by Gioula Papadopoulou & Giorgos Dimitrakopoulos | duration: 70min (loop)

Cologne OFF *2012 video art in a global context

24-26 February 2012 Cologne OFF 2011 India/Sattal

2-16 March 2012 Cologne OFF 2011 Philippines/Manila

7/7/2012 Selected for Festival Miden ("A Picture of Tomorrows World’) Greece/ Kalamata

The ‘Animacall, the animation project 2011’ 5-7 July 2012was presented in the Archaeological Museum of Messenia as a parallel event of the Festival Miden.

 

2011

Rich mix cinema ( Bethnal green , London )  screening 21st October in collaboration with the cabinet of living cinema. ( Live film score played whilst a " A picture of Tomorrows world' was screened.)

Selected for Cologne OFF VII International video art film festival

31 Aug -3 Sept 2011 Cologne OFF VII Beirut (Oasis in an urban ditch)

Shams – the sunflower Beirut/Lebanon

1-5 Sept 2011- Cologne OFF 2011 Budapest

Busho – Budapest International Video art Festival (Oasis in an urban ditch”) 

8-10 Sept 2011 – Cologne OFF 2011 Budapest

Selected for Anima call project 2011, Contemporary Art Centre of Thessaloniki, Greece, March 30 and it will be on until May 1st, “ Road Weepers” 

“Candid projector room” retrospective for 2010 ‘ One person street” 7.30 pm on Thursday, 13th January 2011

“Life’s just networking”, film screening London (The Duchess) 01/11/11 ‘ Brick it up” 

A film event set up by organizers in the process of establishing a feature film called

"Life just is"

 

2010

Selected for Angel moving image festival (London) 1st and 3rd of October

Selected for strawberry short film festival at (strawberry shorts film marquee) Fordham Fest on the 6th, 7th, and 8th August (“One person Street”)

Selected for the short film festival “Fantosfreak” Parc del Turonet , Spain 17th July

(“One person Street”)

“Odders Mini Picture show’ in collaboration with future everything festival 17th May (“Brick it up’)

Candid projection room ‘brick it up” May 20 screening 2010 (“Brick it up’)

Brighton short film event in association with Achromat gallery ‘Brick it up’ May 20th 2010 (“Brick it up’)

Film screening Brick it up” in the ‘ smallest cinema in the world” London / Brixton

March 2-6th

Architectural model pieces as part of ‘Unrealized projects’ Corner house, Manchester 23rd July-14th September

 

2009

Art below zero, London (film screening and film still exhibit) (December)

‘One person Street’ selected for distribution and

Representation (Recreate productions)

Guest projects, film still exhibit ( yinka shonibare’s space, London ) (December)

Life just is film”, film screening London (The Duchess) 01/10/09

A film event set up by organizers in the process of establishing a feature film called

"Life just is"

Selected for arts claims impulse residency, Berlin

 

2008

Scene in the making concrete and grass, October

videophile open submission, October

'Real Life' Portman gallery, March

'THE CUT NEWSPAPER' LCF December issue

 

2007

‘Driven’ Field gate gallery, London, June

2006

Unrealized projects

Volume 1 & 2 G & A Gallery in Surrey Hills

 

“Turn to the Left”, 291 Gallery, London.

IDEA De-corator Catalogue Project, London. (Catalogue Text by Sally O’Reilly)

Art and Architecture competition (shortlist nomination for exhibition)- Norwich art centre

Barnet college Artist in residence AA2A artists access to art colleges

 

2004

“Careful What You Wish For”, Soup Projects, Sevenseven, London.

‘Drawing Project”, Konti Gallery, Athens, Greece.

“Unrealised Projects”, Web Show. Million Miles Per Hour, London.

“Archimedes”, Great Portland Street, London.

“Sneeze”, Arch Gallery, London.

 

2003

“Reduced”, Century Gallery, London.

“Splendid”, Marshall Street Space, London.

“Souvenir”, Transition Gallery, London.

2002

“Nth Art”, Ols & Co. Gallery, London.

“Artytechture”, Transition Gallery, London

Lifejustisfilm open submission 2009

Selected for the ‘Smallest cinema in the world’ 2010

 

Grants/Awards/ Official Film selections

Awarded AHRB 2001

Finalist for the boc awards 2005

Norwich art centre selected for “art and architecture” competition 2005

Awarded AA2A artist residency (Artists Access to Art Colleges) 2005

Awarded artist residency Berlin 2009

'For Ray 'got shortlisted for The finalists from Animation NOW 2017 www.nziff.co.nz/2017/auckland/animation-now-the-finalists

Selected for 'Practitioner in residence London college of fashion' October 2013 - 2016 

 

Publications

Catalogues

IDEA De-corator Catalogue Project, London. (Catalogue Text by Sally O’Reilly)

'Sneeze' (Arch Gallery) Catalogue

Arty-tecture summer 2003 (Transition Gallery)

THE CUT NEWSPAPER' LCF December issue

Unrealised projects volume 1-4 ( publication at Tate modern and book stores)

Animacall 2011 publication ( Thessaloniki, Greece)