Joseph Paris

Filmmaker based in Paris, Joseph Paris works on society topics, experimental forms, documentary and video-art.
Latest work: Maldoror · collaboration with Benjamin Lazar.
In festivals: The Flag.
CPH:DOX · NEXT:WAVE · World premiere on March 20 in Copenhagen.
One World · International Competition · Czech premiere March 24 in Prague.
Movies That Matter · Activist Competition · Dutch premiere March 26 in The Hague.

First a pioneer in the use of copyleft licenses in video art, he founded with other filmmakers the Kassandre collective, which combines video and legal experimentation. In 2014, he directed the documentary Naked War, in which he decodes the cinematographic grammar of the spectacular actions of Femen. The Flag, his new experimental and political documentary, will be released in 2023.

Previously, he worked on the series Exterminate All The Brutes directed by Raoul Peck for HBO and he directed with a group of actors the film To die gracefully, 24 hours of live cinema on Youtube.

More recently, La Nuit des hiéroglyphes at the Institut de France is his fourth collaboration with Benjamin Lazar, after the video creation of his shows Heptameron and Maldoror and the production of the film The Forest of Masks. which took part in the Toyen exhibition in 2022. at the Museum of Modern Art in Paris.

He is currently working on a screenplay with author Joanna Dunis and has various artistic collaborations with sound designer Alejandro Van Zandt-Escobar.

His works have been supported or broadcasted by: