Filmmakers from E to F

List of filmmakers organized by last name E to F


  • Viking Eggeling

    Viking Eggeling (21 October 1880, Lund – 19 May 1925, Berlin) was a Swedish avant-garde artist and filmmaker connected to dadaism, Constructivism and Abstract art and was one of the pioneers in absolute film and visual music.

  • Vincent Epplay

    Vincent Epplay (1964, Nice, France) is a French visual and sound artist whose main purpose is to create situations for listening by staging sound and interrogating its mode of distribution and reception. 

  • Fluxus

    The Fluxus movement... developed its 'anti-art', anti-commercial aesthetics under the leadership of George Maciunas. Fluxus staged a series of festivals in Paris, Copenhagen, Amsterdam, London and New York, with avant-garde performances often spilling out into the street. Most of the experimental artists of the period, including Joseph Beuys, Yoko Ono and Nam June Paik, took part in Fluxus events. The movement, which still continues, played an important role in the opening up of definitions of what art can be.

  • Ben Ferris

    Ben Ferris is a film writer and director, Founder and Artistic Director of the Sydney Film School.He has screened films and won numerous awards in Paris, New York, Croatia, Italy, Tokyo, Singapore and Amsterdam, as well as having theatrical releases of his works in Tokyo, Croatia, and Australia. Ben’s first feature film Penelope, an Australia-Croatia co-production, had a worldwide release in 2011 to critical acclaim.

  • Holly Fisher

    Holly Fisher received a B.A. in Asian Art History at Columbia University in 1964, and a M.A. in Cinema Studies at New York University in 1982. She lives and works in Tribeca, New York City.

    Fisher has been active since the mid-sixties as an independent filmmaker, printmaker, teacher, and film editor, including Oscar nominated documentary Who Killed Vincent Chin?. Her experimental short works and long-form essay films are explorations in time, memory and perception. They have been screened in museums and film festivals worldwide including Whitney Museum Biennials; The Tribeca Film Festival; Centre Pompidou, Paris; Film Forum, Japan; and two world premieres in The Forum of the Berlinale, Germany. She has received multiple grants from The Jerome Foundation, NYSCA, CAPS, and The American Film Institute, among others. Her silent film Rushlight won the Grand Prize in the 1985 Black Maria Film Festival, and her feature Bullets for Breakfast received “Best Experimental Film Award” at the 1992 Ann Arbor Film Festival. In 1995, the Museum of Modern Art, New York presented the solo retrospective The Films of Holly Fisher.

  • Richard Foreman

    Richard Foreman has written, directed and designed over fifty of his own plays both in New York City and abroad.  Five of his plays have received "OBIE" awards as best play of the year—and he has received five other "OBIE'S" for directing and for 'sustained achievement'.  He has received the annual Literature award from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, a "Lifetime Achievement in the Theater" award from the National Endowment for the Arts, the PEN Club Master American Dramatist Award, a MacArthur "Genius" Fellowship, and in 2004 was elected officer of the Order of Arts and Letters of France.  His archives and work materials have recently been acquired by the Bobst Library at NYU.

    Foreman is the founder and artistic director of the non-profit Ontological-Hysteric Theater (1968-present).  Since the early seventies his work and company have been funded by the NEA, NYSCA, as well as many other foundations and private individuals.  In the early 1980s a branch of the theater was established in Paris and funded by the French government.  The theater is currently located in the historic St. Mark's Church-in-the-Bowery in New York City's East Village neighborhood, and serves as a home to Foreman's annual productions as well as to other local and international artists.

    Foreman's plays have been co-produced by such organizations as The New York Shakespeare Festival, La Mama, The Wooster Group and the Festival d'Autumn in Paris and the Vienna Festival. He has collaborated (as librettist and stage director) with composer Stanley Silverman on 8 music theater pieces produced by The Music Theater Group & The New York City Opera.  He wrote and directed the feature film, Strong Medicine.  He has also directed and designed many classical productions with major theaters around the world including, Three Penny Opera, The Golem and plays by Havel, Botho Strauss, and Suzan-Lori Parks for The New York Shakespeare Festival, Die Fledermaus at the Paris opera, Don Giovanni at the Opera de Lille, Philip Glass's Fall of the House of Usher at the American Repertory Theater and The Maggio Musicale in Florence, Woyzeck at Hartford Stage Company, Don Juan at the Gutherie Theater and The New York Shakespeare Festival, Kathy Acker's Birth of the Poet at the Brooklyn Academy of Music and the RO theater in Rotterdam, Gertrude Stein's Dr. Faustus Lights the Lights at the Autumn Festivals in Berlin and Paris.

    Seven collections of his plays have already been published, and books studying his work have been published in New York, Paris, Berlin and Tokyo.

  • Olivier Fouchard

    Graduate in Fine Arts from Grenoble, Olivier Fouchard, an artist from the start and Trameur-Peintre (since 1986), Fouchard has produced since the mid-90s a remarkable number of films and videos. Like an alchemist, he masters, thanks to artisanal laboratory techniques, most of the stages in the production of film films. His sensitivity and painterly gaze gives his films a materiality and colors witha a rare visual power.

    Olivier Fouchard has also co-directed films with Mahine Rouhi since 1999 in the Cinematographic Workshops Of Artists or "Independent Laboratories" such as: L'Abominable (Asnières / Seine) and Atelier MTK (Grenoble) ...

    These films are distributed in France at Light Cone (Paris) and / or the Collectif Jeune Cinéma (Montreuil).

  • Siegfried A. Fruhauf


    Born in Grieskirchen (Upper Austria) and grew up in a farmhouse in the small village of Heiligenberg (Upper Austria). Training as commercial manager. Studied experimental visual design at the University of Artistic and Industrial Design in Linz where he first came into contact with the Austrian Film Avantgarde. 2002 Supporting Award for Filmart by the Austrian Federal Chancellery. Since 2009 lecturer at the University of Artistic and Industrial Design, Linz. Guest lectures at the Anton Bruckner Private University, University of Applied Arts Vienna, Vienna University of Technology, University Vienna and the Crawford Art College in Cork, Ireland. Spring semester 2017 guest professorship at the Vienna University of Technology, Institute of Architecture and Design. Numerous works and shows in the area of film, video and photography. Participation in various important international film festivals (Festival de Cannes, International Film Festival of Venice, Berlinale, Sundance Film Festival, ...). Member of the avantgardefilm distribution sixpackfilm. Has a son (Jonas Theodor) and two daughters (Aurora Sina and Mara Salome) with the Austrian radio author Anna Katharina Laggner. Lives and works in Vienna and Heiligenberg.

  • Helga Fanderl

    Helga Fanderl (b. 1947, lives and works between Berlin and Paris) studied film with Peter Kubelka at the Städelschule in Frankfurt, and with Robert Breer at the Cooper Union of the Arts in New York. Since the mid-1980s, she has amassed a body of about a thousand short films filmed in Super 8, which she presents all over the world in unique programmes as well as in exhibitions.

  • Oskar Fischinger

    Oskar Wilhelm Fischinger (June 22, 1900 – January 31, 1967) was a German-American abstract animator, filmmaker, and painter, notable for creating abstract musical animation many decades before the appearance of computer graphics and music videos. He created special effects for Fritz Lang's 1929 Woman in the Moon, one of the first sci-fi rocket films, and influenced Disney's Fantasia. He made over 50 short films and painted around 800 canvases, many of which are in museums, galleries, and collections worldwide. Among his film works is Motion Painting No. 1 (1947), which is now listed on the National Film Registry of the U.S. Library of Congress.

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