“Shamriz develops his own écriture, experimenting with form, deconstructing narratives and reconstructing their pieces into something unique, which bears his own personal trademark” (Dimitri Eipides, Thessaloniki Film Festival)
Lior Shamriz is a film director, visual artist, and musician. Their films are essayistic narrations that utilize cinema as performance and the cinematic languages as a process of reflexive documentation. Through their cinema, multi-screens installation, music and participatory performance, they explore and question ideas about society, being and the body.
Born in Ashkelon, Israel, they dropped out of the army at nineteen and began making films and experimenting with computer-generated music and collective art publications. After living a decade in Berlin, they are now based in California.
They presented their films at numerous festivals and venues including Berlinale, Locarno, Sarajevo, MoMA’s ND/NF, BAFICI, Frameline, MixNYC, Torino IFF, the Walker Art Center, and Lincoln Center New York. They’re the winner of multiple awards at Oberhausen, were nominated for the Max Ophüls Prize, shortlisted for the German National Gallery Prize for Young Art Film and received retrospectives at the Thessaloniki Intl FF and Ars independent Katowice.