Ilan Serruya is an Argentine filmmaker and editor based in Madrid. He grew between the cities of Mar del Plata (Argentina) and Seville (Spain). He studied Fine Arts (Complutense University of Madrid), Film Editing (Madrid Film Institute) and is a graduate of Master LAV (Audiovisual Laboratory of Creation and Contemporary Practice).

His work has focused on a meticulous search to approach personal matters in cinema. His first film ‘The Lost Distance’ (2016) is made only of fragments of his family archive with the intention of giving new meaning to those images. In ‘What Is a Zeide for?’ (2018) he uses a 1990s domestic footage to articulate a film device that is a gesture as personal as it is political. His most recent work, ’Reunion’ (2018) is a long-running film, in which the filmmaker is exhibited in a meeting with his father at Reunion Island. The author formally addresses this challenge by influencing the silences that strain a look that is directed towards the landscape.

His films have been screened at different international film festivals such as Doclisboa, where he premiered ‘Reunion’ in 2018; Seville European Film Festival, (S8) Mostra de Cinema Periférico, Filmadrid or FIJR among others. He has also participated in independent film screenings at Zumzeig (Barcelona), Cineteca Matadero (Madrid), Círculo de Bellas Artes (Madrid), FIL Guadalajara (Mexico), Biennial of Contemporary Art BACOS (Tenerife), Instituto Cervantes of Prague (Czech Republic) and Instituto Cervantes of Rome (Italy).

Projects:

Reunion (2018)
Doclisboa. International Competition (Lisbon 2018)
Seville European Film Festival. Endless Revolutions Competition (Seville 2018)
Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin. (2018-2019 Catalogue)
Visions du Réel. (Media Library, Nyon 2019)
FIJR 2019. Vibraciones Competition (Granada 2019)
(S8) X Mostra de Cinema Periférico (CGAI, A Coruña 2019)
Una casa. Festival de Cine en Primera Persona (Círculo de Bellas Artes, Madrid 2019)
INPUT 2018. Space for tutoring and advising film projects organized by (S8) Mostra de Cinema Periférico & Fundación Luis Seoane (A Coruña 2018)

What is a Zeide for? (2018)
Filmadrid. Pasajes de Cine Competition (Matadero, Madrid 2018)
Una casa. III Muestra de Cine en Primera Persona (Matadero, Madrid 2018)
Frente al espejo. Screening LAV (Madrid 2019)
DOC Buenos Aires + LAV. Dispositivos de resistencia (Buenos Aires, 2019)

Incoming Call (2018)
Despieces. Un recorrido desde el ensayo. Collective exhibition (Madrid 2018)
Interrupciones. Una proyección performática (Filmadrid + Master LAV. Matadero, Madrid 2018)

503 (2017)
Master LAV + Cultura Filmada (Zumzeig, Barcelona 2018)
Soul Art. Contemporary Art Fair (Toledo 2018)

Falucho / Entre Ríos
(2017)
Una casa. II Muestra de Cine en Primera Persona (Círculo de Bellas Artes, Madrid 2017)

The Lost Distance (2016)
Una casa. Muestra de Cine en Primera Persona (Círculo de Bellas Artes, Madrid 2016)
BACOS Biennial of Contemporary Art (Tenerife 2016)
FIL Guadalajara International Book Fair (Guadalajara, Mexico 2016)
Instituto Cervantes of Rome (Italy 2017)
Instituto Cervantes of Prague (Czech Republic 2017)
Moving Image Catalog (Online curatorial platform 2019)

Education:

Master LAV Audiovisual Laboratory of Creation and Contemporary Practice (Madrid 2017-2018)
Fine Arts (Universidad Complutense de Madrid 2013-2016)
Film Editing (Instituto del Cine de Madrid 2008-2010)

The Electric Gaze International seminar on the intersections between image, technology, and critical thought. (Cineteca Matadero, Madrid 2019)
Image and Geopolitics. Thought and artistic practices around the border idea. (UIMP, Huesca, 2019)


Given conferences & workshops:

Fer Vídeo. Audiovisual workshop organized by Mar Reykjavik. (La Fotoescuela, Valencia, 2019)
MAca Master. Conference about editing and creative processes (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid + Universidad Complutense de Madrid 2019)
Seville European Film Festival conference about self-referential processes in filmmaking (Instituto Néstor Almendros, Seville 2018)