(Austrália - Australia)

DAVID KING - was a member of the legendary Melbourne Filmmakers' Co-Op and, in 1975, was the first and only person in the Geelong and District region (and possibly the only profoundly hearing-impaired person in Australia) to receive a grant from the now-defunct Experimental Film and Television Fund.

He had a varied career as freelance cameraman, radio advertising copywriter-producer, radio and television scriptwriter, and newspaper, magazine, and internet journalist.

In the late 90's, he ran a small Brisbane-based media company which produced corporate and promotional videos, radio and TV commercials and community service announcements which were screened on networks all over Australia.

He returned to independent film/video-making in 1999 with the 16-minute short Enigma which screened at festivals in Italy, the UK and Australia. He followed it in 2002 with The Job, a quasi-sci fi 15-minute drama which screened at over 20 international film festivals in Europe, the UK, and Australia and was picked up for video-on-demand distribution by Kanopy Streaming. It also screened on community and cable TV in Australia and New Zealand.

PURGE, his first ultra-low budget experimental, quasi-sci fi feature film was picked up for international distribution by Troma Entertainment, New York. It was critically well-received.

From 2011, David began making short experimental videos which screened at digital media festivals, art galleries and museums around the world including the Museum of Experimental Art in Mexico City (Exteresa Art Actuale).

His 27-minute experimental art film EXIT, won Best Director award at the Hell Chess Film Festival in Madrid, Spain in 2016. It was also officially selected for the Academy-qualifying Armacord Chicago Arthouse Television and Video Awards, won a Honorable Mention in the Los Angeles Underground Film Forum, USA, and screened in the 2017 North Bellarine Film Festival.

His three-minute experimental horror video Expunged From Collective Memory gained the collaboration of Spanish muscian and sound artist Juan de la Encino and won Best Editor and Best Music awards in the Hell Chess Film festival, 2017.

His 2017 Geelong After Dark video, To The End Of Time (remade in 2019) also screened in the North Bellarine Film Festival in 2017, the Screened exhibition of video art at The Project Space Gallery run by Deakin University waterfront campus in 2018, the Hell Chess Film Festival 2018, London's Exploding Cinema in 2019, and at Kino Klub Split, Croatia, which he co-curated with Darko Duilo in 2019.

He curated the international Animation + Experimental + Avant Garde film program for the North Bellarine Film Festival from 2018 to 2020 after which he established the independent international program Exploratory Visions which is hosted by The Screening Room on Salto 1 TV, Amsterdam. He also curates the Eclectc Dreams video art exhibition which began at The Project Space Gallery in Geelong, and is now hosted by Visual Container TV, Milan.

David has had two retrospectives of his experimental video work - one at the Screened Exhibition in Geelong in 2018 and one currently playing on The Screening Room on Salto 1 TV, in The Netherlands.








(Austrália - Australia)




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David King 


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