The jury for the Cindy Kersebornmedal for color in the media has awarded this award to filmmaker and visual artist Bibi Fadlalla. This is the first time that the medal has been awarded, an initiative of the Directors’ Round Table and the Cimaké Foundation. The jury consisted of Adriaan van Dis, Sylvana Simons and Meral Uslu. The medal will be awarded annually in memory of Cindy Kerseborn, (1956-2019), maker of documentaries about the Caribbean authors Edgar Cairo, Frank Martinus Arion and Astrid Roemer and about the Aruban New Year’s tradition Dande.
The prize consists of €1000 and a ring with accompanying medal, designed by Joost Elffers (NYC) and Elles Kloosterman (Bergen N.-H.).
The award is for creators of moving images, in any medium, who are at the beginning of their careers. ‘Color in the media’ means that the work is made by people of color or is about people of color. But the term “color” here refers more to a mindset than a lineage. The presentation of the Cindy Kerseborn Medal will take place in the Bijlmerparktheater on the 23rd of November, starting at 3 p.m. (free admission on request at firstname.lastname@example.org).
Bibi Fadlalla is a visual artist and filmmaker in Amsterdam. She studied media at the University of Amsterdam and the New School in New York. Bibi made her debut in 2012 with the documentary Zwarte Piet en Ik, which was followed by Dat Haar (2016), Kendis (2017), Vader Schakel (2019) and Vrouwen van mijn Land (2020, about artist Raquel van Haver). Her films have been screened at festivals in the Netherlands and abroad and have been nominated for several awards. She also works as a video artist.