Ilan Serruya is an Argentinian filmmaker based in Madrid since 2002. He studied Fine Arts (Universidad Complutense de Madrid), Film Editing (Madrid Film Institute) and is a graduate of Máster LAV (Audiovisual Laboratory of Creation and Contemporary Practice).
His work, between non-fiction and experimental cinema, has focused on a meticulous search to approach personal matters in cinema through the presence of his own body in the image. His first feature film, Reunion, portrays through landscapes and silence, an encounter
between himself and his father on Reunion Island.
Reunion participated in festivals such as Doclisboa International Film Festival, Seville European Film Festival, (S8) Mostra de Cinema Periférico and it has been screened at Círculo de Bellas Artes (Madrid) and Centro Cultural Federico García Lorca (Granada), among others.
Another part of his work has been based on experimentation with his own domestic footage, articulating devices that result in personal and political gestures. What is a Zeide for? and The Lost Distance have been screened at festivals like DOC Buenos Aires International Film Festival or Filmadrid International Film Festival. They have also been shown at Guadalajara’s International Book Fair (Mexico), Tenerife’s Biennial of Contemporary Art, Zumzeig Barcelona, Instituto Cervantes of Rome, Instituto Cervantes of Prague, Cineteca Madrid and Círculo de Bellas Artes Madrid, among others.
Máster LAV Audiovisual Laboratory of Creation and Contemporary Practice degree (Madrid, 2017-2018). Fine Arts (Universidad Complutense de Madrid 2013-2016) Film Editing degree (Madrid Film Institute, 2008-2010).
Image and Geopolitics. Thought and Artistic Practices around the Border Idea. (Universidad Internacional Menéndez Pelayo, Huesca, 2019). The Electric Gaze International Seminar on the Intersections between Image, Technology, and Critical Thought. (Cineteca Matadero, Madrid 2019). Cameraless Filmmaking. Workshop by ACB (Máster LAV, 2018).