About

Tale of Cinema is a space to collect writings, curatorial projects, notes, scraps, lists and other digital miscellanea made by me, Matt Turner. It is also the name of the sixth film from a certain director, 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, Art-Agenda, Bomb Magazine, The Brooklyn Rail, The Calvert Journal, International Documentary Association, Senses of Cinema, Millennium Film Journal, Kinoscope, The Quietus, Festivalists, Pardo Live, and DISPATCH Feminist Moving Image.

  • 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: Sheffield Doc/Fest 2017/18. London Short Film Festival 2017, BFI Future Film Festival 2017, and Edinburgh Artists Moving Image Festival 2016.

Currently: Marketing Manager at Open City Documentary Festival, in London; freelance writing; and organising events as LOST FUTURES. Comments/commissions/collaborations are extremely appreciated.