Née en 1996 à Montpellier, Alice Brygo est diplômée de l’ENSAD en 2019, et du Fresnoy en 2022. Elle développe une pratique à la frontière entre méthode documentaire, cinéma fantastique et installation. 


Son travail témoigne d’un trouble générationnel face à une époque fragile. Il est traversé par des personnages entre-deux, explore l’imaginaire de la fin du monde et le lien intime et politique que les individus entretiennent aux décors urbains qu’ils investissent.

À la frontière entre réalisme brut et fiction surréaliste, l’artiste fait de ce trouble la matière de contes à l’onirisme crépusculaire. Elle reconstitue et déplace des situations vécues où se joue la rencontre entre personnages issus de différentes communautés pour explorer la manière dont se construisent les croyances et les imaginaires. Elle cherche les brèches, les zones troubles où les mondes isolés se rencontrent, là où les certitudes s’effritent et les rapports de force se révèlent.


Born in 1996 in Montpellier, France, Alice Brygo graduated from the École nationale supérieure des Arts Décoratifs in 2019 and Le Fresnoy in 2022. Her artistic practice is situated at the borders between documentary, fantasy cinema and art installation. 


Alice Brygo’s work bears witness to a generational trouble in the context of a fragile era. Invested by in-between characters, her movies explore the imaginary of the end of the world and the intimate and political link that individuals have with the urban spaces they invest.

At the intersection between raw realism and surrealist fiction, the artist uses this trouble as material for crepuscular and dream-like tales. She reconstitutes and displaces real-life situations involving the encounter between characters from different communities to explore the way beliefs and imaginations are constructed. She looks for breaches, troubled areas where isolated worlds meet, where certainties crumble and power relations are revealed.




AWARDS AND GRANTS


2023 
Prix Occitanie Médicis (FR/IT) - Laureate
Oscars, Student Academy Awards (US) - Finalist
SEMINCI – Valladolid Film Festival (ES) - Best European Film / EFA Candidate
BIEFF Bucharest film festival (RO) - Best Visual Concept Award
Prix Ars Electronica (AT) - Honorary Mention
Equinoxio film festival (CO) Honorary Mention
Beldocs International Film Festival (RS) - Special Jury Award
DRAC IDF - Aide individuelle à la création

2022
Grand Prix - Festival international du cinéma de Brive (FR)
Best Student Film - GoShort film festival (NE)
Lichter Art Award - Lichter Filmfest (GE)

2021
CNC - Bourse Jeunes sorties d’écoles




RESIDENCIES


Villa Medicis - Rome (10/2023 -01/2024)
Ateliers Médicis / Transat - in collaboration with Louise Hallou (07-08/2023)
Le Fresnoy Studio National des Arts Contemporains (2020 - 2022)




FESTIVALS AND SCREENINGS


ARDENT OTHER (2023)


Visions du Réel (Switzerland)
International Shorts and Medium-Lengh Competition

Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival (Canada)
Official selection

Norwegian Short Film Festival (Norway)
International Competition

Beldocs International Documentary Film Festival, Serbia (10 – 17 May, 2023)
Fireworks – Short Film Competition - Special Jury Award

Millennium Docs Against Gravity, Poland (12 May - 4 June, 2023)
Short Film Competition

Videoex Festival Zurich (25 May - 4 June, 2023)
International Competition

19th Kino Otok – Isola Cinema International Film Festival, Slovenia (7 - 11 June, 2023)
Video on the Beach Section

Syncro Film Festival, Argentina (22 – 25 June, 2023)
International Competition

ANIWOW - Beijing International Student Animation Festival, China (20 - 24 July, 2023)
Competition

Guanajuato international film festival, Mexico (20 - 31 July, 2023)
Short experimental competition

Herceg Novi Montenegro Film Festival, Croatia (22 - 28 August, 2023)
Short Documentary Competition

São Paulo International Short Film Festival, Brazil (24 August - 3 September, 2023)
LIMITE Competition

Telluride Film Festival, United States (31 August - 4 September, 2023)
Calling Cards

Ars Electronica Festival, Austria (6 – 10 September, 2023)
New Animation Art Honorary mention

Batroun Mediterranean Film Festival, Lebanon (7 - 10 September, 2023)
International Competition

DMZ International Documentary Film Festival, South Korea (14 – 21 September, 2023)
Korean premiere - Expanded Section

Equinoxio Film Festival, Colombia (14 - 24 September, 2023)
Competition - Honorary Mention

Lille International Short Film Festival, France (21 September - 1 October, 2023)
National Competition

Batumi International Arthouse Film Festival, Georgia (17 – 24 September, 2023)
Short Film Competition

Bucharest International Experimental Film Festival, Romania (26 September - 1 October, 2023)
International Short Film Competition - Best Visual Concept Award

Reykjavík International Film Festival, Iceland (28 September - 8 October, 2023)
Short Film Competition

La Plata International Independent Film Festival - FestiFreak, Argentina (28 September - 8 October, 2023)
International Panorama

Festival du nouveau cinéma, Canada (4 - 15 October, 2023)
Les nouveaux alchimistes Competition

Cinemed – Montpellier International Mediterranean Film Festival, France (20 - 28 October, 2023)
Regards d'Occitanie

SEMINCI – Valladolid International Film Festival, Spain (21 - 28 October, 2023)
Official Section Competition - Best European Film / EFA Candidate

DokumentART, Germany (24 - 29 October, 2023)
European Competition

New Chitose Airport International Animation Festival, Japan (2 - 6 November, 2023)
International Competition

Festival dei Popoli, Italy (4 - 12 November, 2023)
Doc at Work - Future Campus

Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur, Switzerland (7 - 12 November, 2023)
International Competition

Amiens International Film Festival, France (10 - 18 November, 2023)
Short Film Competition

INTERFILM Inter national Short Film Festival Berlin, Germany (14 - 19 November, 2023)
Reality Bites

Short Waves Festival, Poland (14 - 19 November, 2023)
OFF Program

exground filmfest, Germany (17 - 26 November, 2023)
Documentaries

Black Snapper International Film Festival, Australia (20 November - 1 December, 2023)

West Lake International Documentary Festival, China (24 - 26 November, 2023)
Glory of Documentary


SOUM (2022)


Berlinale Berlin international film festival (Germany) - Berlinale Shorts Competition
GoShort Film Festival (Netherlands) - Student film Competition - Best Student Film
Festival international du cinéma de Brive (France) - Grand Prix
Lichter Filmfest Frankfurt (Germany) - Lichter Art Award
LPA Festival international de Cine Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Spain) - Official section
Festival Côté Court Pantin (France) - Prospective Competition
Equinoxio film festival (Colombia) - Official section
TIFF Tirana international film festival (Albania) - Student Competition
BIEFF Bucharest international experimental film festival (Romania) - Competition
Festival du cinéma de Montreuil (France)
FLIMM (Medium-lenght film festival) Doc! (France) - Official section
Cinemed film festival (France) - Regards d’Occitanie
30___70 Dokfest (Italy) - Official section
Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival (Germany) - Official section
Dharamshala International Film Festival (India) - Official section
Beijing international short film festival (China) - Official competition
Mokum Kraakt - Kino Krrraaakt (Amsterdam)
L’Aconservatoire - The floor is lava (Noisy-le-Sec)


PERIPHERAL ISLANDS (2021)


2021 / Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival (France) - Short Film Market Picks
2021 / Festival Sacho Galliero - Sélection cinéma
2019 / Le DOC! - Projection Dangerous Corssings
2019 / Fondation Ricard - soirée Décor(s) - A comme After




EXHIBITIONS


2023 / 67e Salon de Montrouge (FR)
2023 / MAC VAL (FR) - Des Histoires Vraies / Curator: Frank Lamy
2023 / Casa Conti Ange Leccia (FR) - Entre-là / Curators: Claire Lune, Madeleine Filippi
2023 / Halle Nord Genève (CH) - Capsule 2.87
2023 / Monitoring Exhibition - Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival (GE)
2023 / Camp Greaves DMZ Art & Green Ground - Have you ever seen a ghost? (KR)
2023 / Ars Electronica Animation Festival (AT)
2023 / After Hours (FR) - GRIEF / Invited as part of 24h performance by Gata Global
2023 / Brasseries Atlas (BE) - Atlas Export / Curator: Claire Contamine
2023 / Festival Ex-Vitro (FR) - Festival de création contemporaine / Scroll Galerie (6 – 9 July, 2023)

2022 / Le Fresnoy Studio National (FR) - Panorama 24, de l’atutre côté / Curator: Marie Lavandier
2022 / Basis Frankfurt (GE) - Lichter Art Award show / Curator: Saul Judd

2022 / Gallerie Chapelle XIV (FR) - I Wanna See All My Friends At Once / Curator: Paulin Barthe

2022 / Palais National des Beaux-Arts de Bruxelles - BOZAR (BE) - émergences.fr / Curator: Ines Geoffroy
2022 / L’Aconservatoire - The floor is lava (Noisy-le-Sec) / Curator: Hugo Laporte

2021 / La Grande Halle de la Villette (FR) - 100% L’expo, jeunes sorties d’écoles
2021 / Le Fresnoy Studio National - Panorama 23 ...par le rêve... / Curator: Olivier Kaeppelin




PRESS AND PUBLICATIONS


Talking Shorts - Republic on fire - Ardent Other review by Zachary Seager
The film verdict
- Ardent Other
CinéVrai - Visions du Réel 2023
Caligari - Ardent Other review by Kiara Warmerdam
Artshebdomedia
- Des mondes à activer au MAC VAL
Le journal des Arts - Encore des histoires vraies
Libération - Au Fresnoy, l’image dans tous ses éclats
Trois Couleurs - «Soum» d’Alice Brygo
Bref N°128 - Réinventer l’héritage postcolonial
Mouvement - Festival du cinéma de Brive
Teddy Award TV - Interview with Alice Brygo
Berlinale Shorts Blog  - Alice Brygo on «Soum» interview
Cineuropa - A fresh edition of Berlinale Shorts
Der Tagespiegel - «Soum» review by Hanno Rehling
Berliner Zeitung - «Soum» mention by Claus Loeser
BauNetz - «Soum» review by Sophie Jung
Presses du reel - La jeune création et le sacré (2022)

Projets Media - Alice Brygo par Margaux Brugvin
Slash Paris - 100% l’expo 2021
Fish Eye Magazine #47 - Interview par Eric Karsenty
Manifesto XX1 - 15 artistes à découvrir à la Villette
Transfuge - Young guns
Instant artistique - Sorties d’écoles 2021




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