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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.


  • Make sure you catch the end of Noor Afshan Mirza and Brad Butler’s fiction film installation The Scar. Weaving conspiracy, gangster, noir, politics, crash theory, fantasy and reality into a disrupted narrative and genre exploration that ignites a gender revolution. The exhibition is open until Mon 2nd April 2018.
  • HOME will be presenting a major co-commission and solo exhibition from award winning artist Louis Henderson, who has produced a film based around a collaboration in the Haitian city of Port-au-Prince. Please join us for the exhibition launch on Fri 20th April 18.00-21.00.
  • Sarah Perks (Artistic Director of Visual Art at HOME) is currently representing HOME Artist Film at this year’s CPH:DOX as a Decision Maker. Sarah is also advising on the EYE Award and Margaret Tait Jury.
  • Luis Lopez Carrasco’s film, Aliens (2017) will premiere 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.
  • New feature documentary commission, Island of the Hungry Ghosts (2017) by artist-filmmaker Gabrielle Brady, winner of Feature Expanded 2015 will be released later this year. The film looks at mass crab migration and immigration intern camps on Christmas Island in Australia.
  • 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 May. 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.
  • Now: A Dialogue on Female Chinese Contemporary Artists Vol 1 & 2 is currently touring nationwide at selected venues across the UK. The moving image programme was curated by HOME Senior Producer and independent curator Bren O’Callaghan, aimed at reinvigorating discussion around the role of female contemporary artists in the art of ecology of present day China.

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.

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).