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HOME Artist Film

HOME Artist Film is a unique project for the production, distribution, exhibition, training and development of artist film

Andrew Kötting’s Lek and the Dogs is now available to book for screenings from 8th June. Click here to book or email us on artistfilm@homemcr.org


  • Congratulations to our Feature Expanded Award 2015, Island of the Hungry Ghosts (2017) by artist-filmmaker Gabrielle Brady, the film was awarded Best Documentary at Tribeca 2018 and the Buyens-Chagoll Jury Award at Visions du Rèel. The film looks at mass crab migration and immigration intern camps on Christmas Island in Australia.
  • Come to the HOME Gallery to see our new co-commission and solo exhibition, Overtures by award winning artist Louis Henderson. Louis Henderson, has produced a film based around a collaboration in the Haitian city of Port-au-Prince.
  • Luis Lopez Carrasco’s film, Aliens (2017) premiered as part of Frames of Representation on 28th April 2018 at the ICA. Awards include: Best Short Film at Cinespagna 2017, Jury’s Mention at Fidocs 2017 and critics Award at FICA 2017.
  • HOME Artist Film are releasing Andrew Kötting’s Lek and the Dogs (2017) nationwide from June 8th 2018, with screenings confirmed at HOME, ICA, Tyneside, Filmhouse & Broadway. Lek and the Dogs is an adaptation of Hattie Naylor’s play about a young boy who ran away to live in Moscow with a pack of wild dogs, in Kötting’s film we see the boy relocated to a desert in Northern Chile.
  • Following the theatrical release of Rey (2017) by Niles Atallah in January 2018, we will be releasing a limited edition DVD and Blu-ray will be available to buy from the HOME Shop and on the Cornerhouse Publications website in June. Rey tells the story of eccentric French explorer, Orélie-Antoine de Tounens who establishes a kingdom in a region of Southern Chile. The dual edition.
  • Major new film commission A Virus Walks Into A Bar by John Walter, will be part of a new solo exhibition curated by Bren O’Callaghan in collaboration with the Wellcome Trust, CGP Gallery, HOME Artist Film, SMART Art Agency and Towers Lab UCL. Watch out for this in John’s solo exhibition coming to HOME in November 2018.

For bookings and enquiries, please contact the HOME Artist Film team on artistfilm@homemcr.org

Feature Films

Selected titles are also available on Curzon Home Cinema and BFI Player.

Short Films

  • A Virus Walks Into A Bar (John Walter, 2018)
  • The Scar (Noor Afshan Mirza and Brad Butler, 2018)
  • 182cm Queenie (La JohnJoseph, 2017)
  • House on the Borderland (Clara Casian, 2017)
  • Aliens (Luis Lopez Carrasco, 2017)
  • It’s What’s Inside that Counts (Rachel Maclean, 2016)
  • YOU ARE A POWERHOUSE! (Chris Paul Daniels, 2015)
  • The Bottom of the World (James Richards, 2015)
  • Two specially curated compilations have been made for Film Hub NWC and available to book now – Transactions of Desire and The Tin Screen: no.w.here’s 10th birthday party. Please see the Hub website for more information
  • HOME Artistic Director: Film, Jason Wood, has co-directed a new short film with Simon Barker, Always (crashing), cycling through Ballardian motifs from isolation to disintegration.
  • Now: A Dialogue on Female Chinese Contemporary Artists  (Compilation, 2017)

HOME Artist Film was set up as Cornerhouse Artist Film in 2011 by Sarah Perks to investigate new methods of production, distribution and exhibition. Specifically designed for artist long form and feature film, this project is designed to exploit our unique bridge between visual art networks, artists and independent film exhibition. Our ground breaking work in the production, presentation and distribution of artist-led features marks the next chapter in our long-standing support of experimental film and video since Cornerhouse opened in 1985.

Cornerhouse Artist Film first co-commissioned and distributed Turner Prize winner Gillian Wearing’s Self Made (2010), followed by Andrew Kötting’s Swandown (2012). Swandown was selected for competition in the ACID section of Cannes International Film Festival in 2013.

In 2013, Cornerhouse Artist Film completed it’s first in-house feature film, Rough Cut by London-based visual artist Jamie Shovlin, which was shown at the 43rd Rotterdam International Film Festival. 2014 also saw the release of Bob and Roberta Smith’s Art Party and a nationwide art party was held in over 30 venues on the day the GCSE results were announced.

The award-winning Subconscious Society (2014), Rosa Barba’s first 35mm long form film commission, was followed up by Declan Clarke’s The Most Cruel of All Goddesses (2015) and also two special artist film compilations – Transactions of Desire (celebrating HOME’s first year) and The Tin Screen (celebrating no.w.here’s tenth birthday).