Jaime Levinas

audiovisueel - film - installatie - internationaal - video

Jaime Levinas is an Argentinean and Dutch film director and audio visual artist based in Rotterdam.

He graduated from the MFA program in film directing at Brooklyn College, New York as a Fulbright grantee and Prins Bernhard Cultuur Fonds fellow.

His films have played at multiple festivals around the world such as IFFR, Clermont-Ferrand ISFF, BAFICI and others.

La Galeria - Audiovisual installation, 1 screen projection + multichannel sound, 40 min Argentina, USA, The Netherlands / La Galeria, can refer to both the predecessor of the shopping mall in the form of a hall with shops inside as well as the entrance space of multi-storey buildings. Sometimes combining both functions in one architectural structure. The urban wholesale district of Buenos Aires, El Once, is filled with these shops and galerias, its rhythms and its textures, people and backgrounds. With the material of the film PINPIN, stripped from its narrative, the work lives on in a raw state. A state of pure ‘setting’. The viewer is invited to acquaint itself with an environment that has become the shore of multiple migratory waves throughout the decades. A place of cyclical narratives that repeat themselves over and over again. Day in and day out... / With sound design by sonic artist Noah Chevan.
Notes On An Immortal Being - Notes On An Immortal Being is a constellation of works by Jaime Levinas touching upon the theme of Immortality through a vampire tale. In collaboration with multiple artists, the project explores the multi layered relationships between film and architecture through different fields such as art, literature, music and performance. As the centerpiece Jaime has developed the film On An Immortal Being to be released in 2022. Leading up to the launch of the film, Jaime will give a series of Lecture-performances utilizing outtakes and archival footage.
PINPIN (2021) - PINPIN explores the Once neighborhood of Buenos Aires, through the story of a boy returning home and a cashier that obsessively rewatches CCTV footage of him when she is unable to sleep. Read interview on project: https://www.clermont-filmfest.org/en/pinpin/
Spaanse Polder (Working Title) - In ontwikkeling Drie korte film essays die zich afspelen in de industriële delen van Rotterdam en omgeving.
Quarantine short series - Een serie van kort films die via Whatsapp gedistribueerd worden tijdens COVID-19
MIDNIGHT COFFEE - 12 minutes - USA Logline: A barista burns the coffee and unleashes a strange and unquestioned force... Midnight Coffee is a highly stylized absurd examination of work addiction and millennial post-humanity. https://iffr.com/en/2020/films/midnight-coffee