I am working at the intersection of film, curation and teaching. In my cinematic work, I explore nonlinear narratives that challenge hegemonic storytelling. Looking at life that has been disrupted, uprooted, colonized and marginalized, I understand fragmentary narrative forms that embrace ruptures, gaps and irritation as key to decolonize not only my/our gaze, but also my/our mind. At the core of my cinematic search is the urge for liberation from rigid forms of story-telling and production.

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Filmography

Still I Rise | Feature Film in Development

2018

2016

2015

2015

2012

2009

2007

2007

Neighbours | Co-directed and Produced with Christiane Schmidt | 32 min

Zooland | Writer, Director, Cinematography, Producer | 26 min

Human Resource | Concept, Production | 12 min

Return To Life | Concept, Production, 2 Channel Video Installation | 5:30 min

The Turtle´s Rage | Writer, Director, with Co-Writer Silvia Wolkan | 70 min

The Calm Before The Storm | Writer, Director, Editor, 15 min

Angstkommen | Concept, Director | 1 min

Josip | Writer, Director, Editor | 7 min

Bursaries and Funding

2019

2019

2018

2016

2016

2014

2014

La Scam, Brouillon d´un reve, France | Still I Rise

FFA/CNC Development fund, Germany | Still I Rise

Fritt Ord Fund, Norway, Development Fund | Still I Rise

Artist Programme Film/Video of the City of Berlin

Gerd Ruge Scholarship | Filmfund NRW | Neighbours

Grenzgänger Scholarship I Robert Bosch Foundation

Berlin-Scholarship I Academy of Arts | Berlin

Awards

2020

2018

2014

2013

2013

2012

2012

2012

2012

2012

2009

Best German Documentary I Doc. Berlin 2020 I Neighbours

Nomination for the German Critics Film Award | Neighbours

Best Director I The Turtle´s Rage I Europe-Orient Documentary Festival Assilah, Morocco

Special Jury Award I The Turtle´s Rage I Euganea Film Festival, Italy

Al Jazeera Golden Award I The Turtle´s Rage I Al Jazeera Documentary Festival, Qatar

Newcomer Award I The Turtle´s Rage I Duisburg Filmweek, Germany

Audience Award I The Turtle´s Rage I Duisburg Filmweek, Germany

Best Film  I Muhr Arab Documentary Competition I The Turtle´s Rage I Dubai International Film Festival, V.A.E

Best Documentary I The Turtle´s Rage I Asiaticafilmmediale Rom, Italy

Regard Neuf I Newcomer Award I The Turtle´s Rage I Visions du Réel, Switzerland

Starter Film Award I The Calm before the Storm I  City of Munich I Germany

Jury / Selection Commitee

2021

2020

2018/17

2015/14

2012

2010

Jury Subversive Film Festival, Zagreb

Jury member of dokka Documentary Festival Karlsruhe

Member of the Selection Commitee of the female artist programme of the City of Berlin

Member of the Selection Commitee of Duisburg Filmweek

Jury Member of the Freedom Award at Berlinale

Jury Member of the Starter Film Award of the City of Munich

Teaching

2021/22

2020/21

Feminist decolonial gestures and aesthetics. University of Arts, Berlin

Seeing ourselves clearly. Decolonizing our gaze. Re-thinking our practice. University of Arts, Berlin.

Pro Quote Film, Intersectionality - why now? Keynote of Nahed Samour

Pro Quote Film, Intersectionality and strategies of resistance

Pro Quote Film, Questioning the canon

Pro Quote Film, Re-writing film history

Ballhaus Naunynstrasse Berlin, After the last sky. A festival in Berlin transgressing boundaries of Palestinian life and identity

Curatorial 

2021

2021

2021

2021

2016

Talks (Selection)

2021

2020

2020

2020

2020

2019

Equality, Diversity and Solidarity in the Art World, Kunstverein Köln

HfG Offenbach, HOMO SAPIENS Lecture

Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus, Democracy Lab Empowerment – Against Racism and Discrimination

Filmlöwin. Feministisches Filmmagazin. Special: People of Color im deutschen Film

Berlinale, Pro Quote Film, Panel #shareyourpower

Achtung Berlin Festival, Frauen of Color. Intersektionalität und der deutsche Film

Publications

2022

2018

 

2015

2014

(forthcoming) Die Strukturelle Beharrlichkeit des Rassismus im Kunst-und Kulturbetrieb. In Co-Autorenschaft mit Gürsoy Doğtaş

Kollektive Narrative. Azadeh Sharifi im Gespräch mit Max Czollek und Pary El-Qalqili, in: Fremdgemacht & Reorientiert. Jüdisch-muslimische Verflechtungen, Ozan Zakariya Keskinkilic/Armin Langer

Schildkrötenwut. Eine Narration des Widerstands, in: Voicing her stories,  Leila Saadna, Hêja Ölki, Mahdis Azarmandi (Hg.), tektek 

Der Nahostkonflikt aus Vater-Tochter Perspektive. Autobiographischer Dokumentarfilm als Konfliktnarrativ. Ein Interview mit Pary El-Qalqili, in: Zwischen den Fronten Grenzen neutraler Berichterstattung, Ronald Grätz/Erik Bettermann (Hg.)

Pary works with a core team of cinematographers, writers, editors and sound artists:

Aline László, Teresa Kuhn, Christiane Schmidt, Lena Hatebur, Ulrike Tortora, Silvia Wolkan, Azadeh Zandieh​

Contact - paryelqalqili@gmail.com

Impressum