Alyssa Verbizh

Filmmaker, Austria/France

Alyssa Verbizh is a Franco-Austrian filmmaker. She is the author of many film portraits of artists such as Mona Hatoum, Stefan Balkenhol, Adel Abidin, and Thomas Hirschhorn as well as films about art for television, museums, and foundations. Her work has been screened in film festivals in France and worldwide (Arte Cinema Napoli, Festival International du Film sur l’art de Montréal, Festival du film ethnographique, FIFMA, Rencontres Internationales Paris-Berlin…) She has written a number of children's books, which are published by l'Ecole des Loisirs. She lives and works in Paris. 

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Lisa Fittko, Crossing Point

Lisa Fittko, Crossing Point is an archive and 2D animation film project, an adaptation of the memoirs of Austrian Jewish resistant Lisa Fittko. Alyssa Verbizh retraced Fittko's journey in 1940 and 1941 across occupied France by using extracts from her first-person narrative story: Escape through the Pyrenees. During her stay at the Camargo Foundation, she continued the writing of the film script and her research in the Marseille area, especially at the Archives Municipales in Marseille and Cassis and the Archives départementales des Bouches-du-Rhône.

Ayssa Verbizh was in residence at the Camargo Foundation in 2018, as part of the Core Program.