Camilla Figenschou is a filmmaker and visual artist educated from Konstfack in Stockholm, Film Studies at Universidad del Cine in Buenos Aires, and at Nordland College of Art and Film. She works mainly with narrative film and photography. In 2010 she debuted with her first short film “The beginning of no night”. Her next short film “To open, to see”, was widely shown internationally, and won the prestigious Terje Vigen award at the Grimstad short filmfestival in 2012. In 2016 she debuted with the feature length film “Bow and Arrow”. Figenschou´s works are characterised by placing fictitious characters within real contexts. Setting the stage for situations where a loss of control is allowed to happen. In the process she explores with great curiosity our relationship to desire, boundaries, and nature.
“It's not what you see, but how you look at it. Not what they do, but how they do it. It's about watching and getting closer to something. The camera should explore with curiosity, resulting in a sensual expression. It doesn’t need to give you an overview of the situation, but rather follow a motion, dwell on a face, a mountain, or a hand. “
- Camilla Figenschou