Tina Bastajian

Tina Bastajian is a film maker, video artist, and essayist based in Amsterdam. Originally from Los Angeles, she studied at the University of Amsterdam and currently teaches Documentary Film at Amsterdam University College and Piet Zwart Institute.

Tina’s work uses experimental approaches to narrative and documentary forms to explore themes of memory, the fragment, erasure, interstitiality, and the contours of voice and translation. Her work has been shown at festivals, galleries, museums and symposia including: The Center for Oral History and Digital Storytelling (Concordia University), Montreal; Holland Festival, Amsterdam; San Francisco International Film Festival; Centre Pompidou, Paris; First Person (Plural) Films III, Bristol Docs; Havana Biennial; IDFA; and the Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley.

Recent and forthcoming publications include, In, Around and About Filmadaran (aka Armenian National Cinematheque): In No Particular Order in, “Archives of Disobedience: Changing Tactics of Visual Culture in Eastern Europe” (Estonian Academy of Arts Press, 2016) and Skip Intro? Short Video Intros as a Reflexive Threshold in the Interactive Documentary in “Compact Cinematics: The Moving Image in the Age of Bit-Sized Media” (Bloomsbury, 2017).

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