About

Tale of Cinema is a space to collect writings, curatorial projects, notes, lists and other digital miscellanea made by me, Matt Turner. It is also the name of the sixth film from the filmmaker Hong Sang-soo, who may or may not be a favourite.

  • Articles have appeared in print and online at: Sight & Sound, Little White Lies, MUBI Notebook, Variety, Indiewire, Frieze, Art-Agenda, BOMB Magazine, The Brooklyn Rail, Hyperallergic, The Calvert Journal, International Documentary Association, Senses of Cinema, Millennium Film Journal, Kinoscope, Another Gaze, DISPATCH Feminist Moving Image, The Quietus, and Festivalists.

  • Catalogue essays for: Frames of Representation 2017/2018, Edge of Frame Weekender 2018, London East Asian Film Festival 2018.

  • Selected for the Locarno Critics Academy 2017, and NISIMASA workshops at Karlovy Vary 2016 and San Sebastian 2015.

  • Pre-selection programming for: London Film Festival 2019, Sheffield Doc/Fest 2017/18. London Short Film Festival 2017, BFI Future Film Festival 2017, and Edinburgh Artists Moving Image Festival 2016.

  • Curated events at: BFI Southbank, Close-Up Cinema, Genesis Cinema, Castle Cinema.

Currently: Marketing Manager at Open City Documentary Festival in London; freelance writing; and organising events as LOST FUTURES.

Comments/commissions/collaborations are extremely appreciated.