Magda Matwiejew will be participating in the following art and film festivals found below . More information to found on their respective web sites.

2014 MashRome Film Fest, Installations Category. 3rd - 6th June, Rome, Italy at the Teatro dell’Orologio and Ara Pacis Museum.




2014 Vienna Independent Shorts, Animation Avantgarde Selection, Mophette, Vienna, Austria, 23 -29 May.


Quoting French philosopher Roland Barthes, short film is that form of presence that leaves nothing else to say than: “This is it!” Barthes decribes the short form as capturing "life in its minutiae, its tenuity in the sense of all that’s slight, insubstantial, inconsequential. That feeling of being captured on an emotional, intellectual or instinctive level is the one VIS Vienna Independent Shorts has been aiming for since 2004 by putting together a courageous programme and a clear attitude. Every year at the end of May/beginning of June, the festival is all about international short films with a maximum length of 30 minutes, always capturing experiences in and outside of the cinema, presenting the new and old in a lively way, showing connections within.

Daniel Ebner, Artistic Director



2014 Chilemonos, International Animation Festival ,"MORPHETTE" Santiago, Chile. 6-11 May



2014 MEDIAWAVE International Film Festival,Fort Monostor, Kromarom, Hungary,"MORPHETTE" 29 April - 3 May .




2014 ANIMFEST Athens International Animation Festival ,"MORPHETTE"Athens , Greece, 13-19





Wasp Waist will be shown at the WOMEN Media Arts and Film Festival which is a gender-specific initiative to invite all women filmmakers and digital media artists from around the world to showcase their works.
(December 21-22, 2013 ~ projections / December 21-29, 2013 ~ installations)


WOMEN Media Arts and Film Festival is a new screen culture and audience development initiative by Cinewest in partnership with Sydney Olympic Park Authority to be held during the month of December at the Armory Theatre and Tunnels annually. The festival’s first edition will be held during December 21-23, 2013 with six sessions commencing 10.00 and ending 16.00. The installation works will be held during December 21-29, 2013 at Armory Tunnels. The main program consists of award winning short and feature length films and media arts works produced, written and directed by women from Australia and around the world.

This event is an Audience Development strategy to attract specific and mainstream audiences to appreciate the art of moving images and media arts by women. The festival has already developed a series of partnerships with national and international women film festivals to undertake exchange and curatorial initiatives for further promotions.

WOMEN Media Arts and Film Festival is the first event of its kind in Australia presenting both traditional format (film) and contemporary format (media arts) in one event. The festival provides a link between various time-based mediums to establish historical and contemporary perspectives artistically, socially, politically and economically for intended audiences. The target audiences are women, communities, groups and individuals in the western Sydney region and beyond and General Public.



jhgMorphette will be shown at XV SCRITTURA E IMMAGINE
The Festival is promoted by the International Institute "Scrittura e Immagine", under the patronage of Fondazione Edoardo Tiboni per la cultura and colaboration of Flaiano International Awards.
The Festival will take place in Pescara (Italy).




Morphette will be shown at ANIMEST international animation film festival, which will take place in October 2013, between 4th and 13th, in Bucharest, Romania.

The anim’est International Animation Film Festival, established in 2006, has become Bucharest’s most loved film festival and a recognized event on the international animation scene. The presentations, workshops, master-classes and round tables provide the perfect opportunity to get in touch with the latest creations and make contacts. Among the great names who have visited anim’est, we proudly mention Bill Plympton, Georges Schwitzgebel, Juan Pablo Zaramella, John Dilworth, Mike Reiss… and our partner festivals, animation schools and guest studios all .
For the short film competition, Anim'est brings 44 films from 20 countries.
The Anim’est International Animation Film Festival, a member of the pan-European Cartoon Network, is organized by the Este'n'est Association, with the support of the Filmmakers Union in Romania, National Center of Cinematography, Media Programme of the European Union and Ogilvy.



2013 CINANIMA - Festival Internacional de Cinema de Animação, MORPHETTE ,13- 17 November, Espinho, Portugal.

CINANIMA is an animation film festival organised by NASCENTE – Cooperative Society with Cultural Purposes and by Espinho’s City Hall. Every since its first edition, back in 1976, it has been developing a regular activity divulging this form of cinema and its authors, being, therefore, considered a precursor of the cultural decentralisation in Portugal. At the same time, CINANIMA has won international recognition, out of the main cultural poles of Lisbon and Oporto. The Festival is organized by a non-profit association, it is approved by ASIFA – Association International du Film d’Animation. - See more at: http://www.animation-festivals.com/festivals/cinanima/#sthash.kIQkqaiA.dpuf



 Morphette will be in competition at the International Short Film Festival of Lille, France from 9 to 13 October 2013

Since its inception in 2000, the International Short Film Festival of Lille offers a time of discovery around the audiovisual creation in short format, in all its forms (animation, fiction, new images, documentary, music video), and meeting with professional guests.

Classified since 2005 as category 1 by the CNC (French top 12 festivals important to the profession), the International Short Film Festival reserves a privileged space to contemporary forms, innovation and digital formats. hty


Wasp Waist will be screened at the Mash Rome Film Festival , Rome from the 8-11th May 2013.

As well as the four days of festival, MRFF makes a tour of Italy and other parts of the world, with the aim of showing the films from the official selection to an ever-growing audience. This is made possible by the international network of festivals and cultural partners which facilitates the exchanges and circulation of works.
At the end of the first edition, the first ‘Mash In Tour’ took off, visiting various Italian cities, in which take place summertime festivals of notable importance (‘Roma Vintage’, ‘L’Imbarchino al Valentino di Torino’, ‘Calici di Stelle a Chieti’). Following this, in September, there was an event, ‘Friday In Mash’, at the New Cinema Aquila of Rome, an evening dedicated to presenting the best of the international mash up and remix cinematographic genre.
Location & Date
The international character of MRFF is added to by the double location:
Rome 8th – 11th of May 2013
The event will take place at the ‘Aranciera di San Sisto’, a prestigious and unconventional location
New York – October 2013
The event will take place in various contemporary locations of the Big Apple.




Wasp Waist will be screened in competition at the

ALTERN-NATIVE International Film Festival 7-11. November 2012.

Tirgu-Mures, Transylavania, Romania



2012 SBS-TV have purchased exclusive Australian television rights to the moving

image work of Magda Matwiejew’s “Wasp Waist’’ for 3 years .

To be screened 6 times in “SOS” on SBS ONE and SBS TWO.



I will be participating with ''Wasp Waist"

INVIDEO- International Exhibition of Video Art and Cinema Beyond -, organized since 1990 by A.I.A.C.E. in Milan, represents a reference point for non fictional video in Italy and has established itself as an international benchmark for the full range of audiovisual production connected to electronic art and new technologies.

From the outset, the aim has been to create in Milan a permanent archive of non-fiction art from around the world - video art, research and experimental film and video, documentaries, music, theatre and dance video, portraits of artists, etc. Thus, year after year, INVIDEO undertakes an in-depth and wide-ranging selection process, after which the most significant Italian and international works are acquired for the archive and presented to audiences at a major Exhibition. As part of the annual event, alongside the rich and varied programme of screenings, there are meetings with videomakers, introductory presentations to premieres, debates, retrospectives, performances and video installations

During the year, the works which have been acquired since 1990 can be viewed where they are stored, at the Fabbrica del Vapore. The collection is available for consultation by the public, in particular by students, researchers, cultural organizations and associations.

In recent years INVIDEO has also focused its attention to the promotion of videomakers and their films in Italy and Europe. Thanks to its international team of partners and contributors, INVIDEO today can count on a permanent network of interchange and contacts with artists, critics, industry professionals, broadcasting and production centres, creating a truly global - but never uniform - picture of the world and its mutations, of the research into new languages of expression and new languages of expression and new audiovisual horizons.


still from "Wasp Waist"


arts centre

black box white box
Date/Time: 11 Jun 2011 - 25 Sep 2011
Open all day (Monday - Sunday)

Black Box <> White Cube is a free exhibition that explores the creative intersections between art and performance in contemporary Australian art.
Starting with performance art of the 1970s, this exhibition shows how music and dance, staged photography and film, theatricality and the spectacle
of performance infuse vitality into contemporary Australian art.
The participating artists are Philip Brophy, Jon Campbell, Rose Farrell and George Parkin, The Kingpins, Magda Matwiejew, Jill Orr, Deborah Paauwe,
Polixeni Papapetrou, Mike Parr, Alexia Sinclair, Darren Sylvester, Linda Tegg, Anne Scott Wilson, and Judith Wright.


2011 Arts Centre, ‘Black Box White Cube: Aspects of performance in contemporary

Australian art’, June to September 2011, “Pretty Ballerina” Melbourne , Australia