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Vicki Thornton (born 1981, Derby, UK) is a visual artist and filmmaker working between the cinema and the gallery. Her films explore relationships between site, cultural memory, performance and identity through a combination of documentary and fiction filmmaking approaches.
Vicki recently completed a six-week residency at Izolyatsia Platform for Cultural Initiatives in Kyiv, Ukraine, as part of the British Council and the Liverpool Biennial’s SWAP UK/Ukraine programme as well as the British Council, Sheffield Doc/Fest and Docudays UA International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival’s DocWorks UA/UK nine-month development and mentoring scheme with her first feature-length creative documentary, (N)OSTALGIA.
Vicki's recent documentary, The Remembered Film, was awarded a Celeste Prize for Film & Video in 2015 and other awards include nominations for the Paul Hamlyn Foundation Award for Visual Artists (2015 and 2008) and the Painter Stainers’ Company Prize for Photography (2011). She was selected for the inaugural VISIO European Workshop on Artists’ Cinema at Lo Schermo Dell’Arte Film Festival in Florence (2012) and undertook a residency at Ateliers d’Artistes de Sacy, France (2013). Her films have been shown in festivals including Cambridge International Film Festival; 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.
She completed her MA in Photography at the Royal College of Art, London and is currently undertaking a PhD in Film Practice at Queen Mary, University of London.