David Franklin


A Crooked Path Through The Dark screenings

December 9th, 2023

My film “A Crooked Path Through The Dark” has recently been selected for several film festivals, including the Internationales Festival Zeichen der Nacht (Berlin), where it won the Main Jury Award in the International Competition for Cinema in Transgression; the Choreoscope Barcelona Dance Film Festival (Spain); the Interface Video Art Festival (Croatia); the Moviate Underground Film Festival (USA); the Festival internazionale Segni della notte (Italy); and the Realtime International Film Festival (UK), where it received an honourable mention.

Choreoscope 2023 — special programme on butoh

November 1st, 2023

I was invited to curate a special short film programme focused on butoh for the 2023 edition of the Choreoscope International Dance Film Festival (Barcelona). We have selected a diverse range of films by artists including naoto iina, Emiko Agatsuma, and Karolina Bieszczad-Stie. My own film “A Crooked Path Through The Dark” will also be presented as part of a programme that aims to show the diversity of approaches that butoh encompasses. The programme will be screening online on the streaming platform Filmin from the 23rd of October until the 31st of December, here: https://www.filmin.es/festival/choreoscope-2023
In addition, I wrote a text for the festival which gives an introductory overview of butoh and the selected films from the programme, which can be read in English here, and in Spanish here.


September 17th, 2021

David Franklin artist Artwork publication Untitled Drawings cover photo

My publication “Untitled Drawings” is now available.

“Untitled Drawings” collects a series of works completed over the last few years, exploring shifting realties; fragmentation and mutation; architecture, landscape, and perception; the uncanny and the unconscious. These works possess a fetishistic focus, sliding between abstraction and representation, employing a distilled set of techniques (ink, pencil, paper) to explore the possibilities and unrealities of the world around us.

More Info here.