Svetlana Cemin, is a writer, director, producer, and the founder of 610FILM, a Brooklyn-based art-house film production company. Her vision is to create experimental art films as well as documentaries and feature films that promote the work of artists and art in general among other themes. She was born in Belgrade, Serbia and has been living and working on the New York-Paris route for many years. Prior to becoming an award-winning filmmaker, she worked as an internationally renowned fashion model and as an actress. Svetlana Cemin has been the recipient of significant directorial film awards. Her recent director and producer credits include: Laura Kaplan, Love Is All That Matters (Winner of Best Experimental Short in BANEFF Stockhom 2017; Winner Best Short Film LIFF 2017; Special Mention One-Reeler Short Film Competition 2017) ; Adam Fuss, A Landscape of Imagination, (Winner of Best Documentary and Audience Award at the Hollywood New Directors Film Festival 2018); (Official Selection at the March Film Festival Belgrade 2018); BURN (Official Selection 2018 at the March Film Festival Belgrade 2018); Madeleine Hatz, A Royal Vagabond (Official Selection BANEFF 2019; Vienna Art Week, 2019); Metamorphosis (Official Selection Visions du Réel, 2019; Vienna Art Week, 2019); Father Arsenie (Official Selection Beldox, 2020; Official Selection VIVA, 2020; Official Selection CYIFF 2020; Official Selection Bridges International Film Festival, Greece 2020; Official Selection at the Kalakari Film Festival 2021)and Saint Clair Cemin, Psyche (Winner Best Experimental Film- Venice Shorts 2020; Winner Best Documentary Toronto Short Film Channel Festival 2020; Winner Best Documentary Feature LAFA 2020; Winner Best Experimental Documentary at the New York Film Awards 2020; Winner Best Experimental ARFF Amsterdam 2020; Honorable Mention Hollywood New Directors 2020; Winner Best Documentary Montreal Infependent Film Festival 2020; Winner Best Experimental Documentay at the Chicago Independent Film Festival 2020: Winner Best Experimental Documentary at the Vegas Movie Awards 2020; Winner Best Documentary at the New Wave Short Film Festival; Winner Best Documentary at the Washington Film Festival 2020; Winner Best Feature Documentary at the German United Film Festival 2020; Winner Best Documentary at the Tokyo International Short Film Festival 2020; Winner Best Documentary Rome Film Awards 2021; Winner Best Feature Film at the Experimental, Dance and Music film Festival 2021; Winner Best Documentary at the Roma Short Film Festival 2021.)
Saint Clair Cemin is a internationally renowed Brazilian artist, sculptor, writer, professor, and film producer who lives and works in New York City. His work encompasses multiple styles, approaches, and materials. Having originally been interested in philosophy and physics as a young teenager, he began to divert his attention to art, and started drawing illustrations for magazines in São Paulo. Cemin earned his degree at the École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris, France, in 1978 where he studied printmaking for three years. He moved to New York City shortly after. Throughout the 1980s, Cemin became an integral part of the New York art scene. He has also been very influential on the younger generation of the 90s and 2000s, mostly in Brazil, where he became well known after his participation in the 1992 IXth Documenta in Kassel curated by Jan Hoet. Ranging from the naturalistic to the abstract surreal, Saint Clair Cemin’s broad sculptural vocabulary presents a bold panoply of work both striking and immediate. He defends a holistic approach to art where all of art’s parameters are to be explored and exploited. This is shown in his use of different artistic languages which are sometimes presented in anarchic combination, in order to produce what he calls “interference patterns” in the mind of the viewer. In 1990, Saint Clair Cemin’s first public sculpture was installed in the town of Reston, Virginia. Since then he has had large public monuments installed throughout the world, including "Open" in Schaumberg, Illinois, "Tree" in Bergen, Norway, "Spring" in Båstads Kommun, Sweden. He received the Biennial Award from the Ueno Royal Museum and the Hakone Open-Air Museum in Japan in 1995. In 2012, Saint Clair Cemin had a public exhibition of works along Broadway in Manhattan. Of the several works exhibited on Broadway, one "Vortex" at the corner of 57th street and Broadway, stood some 40 feet tall. Saint Clair Cemin's work is included in the collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art, Fonds National d’Art Contemporain, Paris, France; Emily Fisher Landau Collection, Long Island City, NY; Rooseum, Stockholm, Sweden; Eli Broad Family Foundation, Los Angeles, CA; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; and Inhotim, Minas Gerais, Brazil, among many others. He is married to a filmmaker Svetlana Cemin with whom he has daughter Sara, a theatre director.