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.

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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).

given conferences.

Lens Escuela de Artes Visuales. Conference about the process of ‘Reunion’ (Madrid, 2019). MAca Máster en Comunicación Arquitectónica. 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).


Reunion (2018)
Doclisboa International Film Festival. International Competition (Lisbon 2018). Seville European Film Festival. Endless Revolutions Competition (Seville 2018). Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin (2018-19 Catalogue). Visions du Réel (Media Library, Nyon 2019). Festival Internacional Jóvenes Realizadores. Vibraciones Competition (Granada 2019). (S8) Mostra de Cinema Periférico (A Coruña 2019) Una casa. Festival de Cine en Primera Persona (Círculo de BBAA, Madrid 2019). INPUT. Space for Tutoring and Advising Film Projects (A Coruña 2018).

What is a Zeide for? (2018)
Filmadrid International Film Festival. Pasajes de Cine Competition (Matadero, Madrid 2018). DOC Buenos Aires International Documentary Film Festival. Dispositivos de Resistencia (Buenos Aires, 2019). Una casa. Festival de Cine en Primera Persona (Madrid 2018). Screening LAV. Frente al Espejo (Madrid 2018).

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

503 (2017)
Cultura Filmada & Máster LAV (Zumzeig, Barcelona 2018). Toledo Contemporary Art Fair (Toledo, 2018)

Falucho / Entre Ríos
Una casa. Festival de Cine en Primera Persona (Círculo de BBAA, Madrid 2017).

The Lost Distance (2016)
Una casa. Festival de Cine en Primera Persona (Círculo de BBAA, Madrid 2016). Bacos Bienal de Arte Contemporáneo de Tenerife (Tenerife, 2016). FIL Guadalajara International Book Fair (Guadalajara, Mexico, 2016). Instituto Cervantes of Rome (Rome, 2017). Instituto Cervantes of Prague (Prague, 2017). Moving Image Catalog (Online Curatorial Platform, 2019).