Vicki Thornton is an artist filmmaker working between the cinema and the gallery. She is currently undertaking a practice-based PhD in the Department of Film Studies at Queen Mary University of London. Her research project analyses the relationship between site, cinematic memory and performance.
Her last narrative film project, The Remembered Film (2013), was recently awarded a Celeste Prize for Film & Video and her newest film, (N)OSTALGIA, which is currently in development, was selected for the British Council's DocWorks UA/UK feature development scheme hosted by Sheffield Doc/Fest and Docudays UA; the LUX Experimenta Production Pitch at the 59th BFI London Film Festival; and was presented at the Euro Connection European Co-Production Forum at Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival.
Vicki was nominated for the Paul Hamlyn Foundation Award for Visual Artists in 2015 and 2008; participated in the inaugural VISIO - European Workshop on Artists’ Cinema in Florence in 2012; and was awarded the Painter Stainers’ Company Prize for Photography in 2011. Her films have been shown in festivals including Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival, Scotland; VIDEOEX, Zurich; Aesthetica Short Film Festival, York; Latitude Festival, Suffolk; AURORA, Norwich and Conflux Festival, New York as well as in numerous gallery exhibitions and screenings worldwide.
Vicki received her MA in Photography from the Royal College of Art, London in 2011 and was a founding member of CutUp, a collective of artists linked by a shared desire to reorder the urban landscape through intervention and play. She lives and works in London.
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