APRIL 2014

FUNERAL SEASON (2011) wins best documentary award at Espiello XII, Festival Internacional de Documental in Boltaña (Huesca), Spain.


MARCH 2014

The Australian gallery SULLIVAN+STRUMPF gallery will be exhibiting

'16 REASONS WHY I HATE MYSELF' during the opening weeks of the Sydney Biennale.

Five linked films by Artists Song-Ming Ang, Brown Council, Matthew Lancit, Darren Sylvester and Sylvie Blocher collectively interrogate the complexities and idiosyncrasies, the thresholds and frontiers, of human identity. 

Matthew Lancit’s 16 Reasons Why I Hate Myself wryly plays with the concept of selfhood, traversing themes such as neuroticism, introspection and self-denigration. By allowing us an intimate look at sixteen of his supposed personal flaws from the physical to the psychological, Lancit posits the idea that we do not determine our identities but rather they determine us.



FUNERAL SEASON (2011) screening in Lisbon as part of Afrikplay at Lisboa Africana.

Convidada/o: Clara Saraiva (IICT e CRIA – FCSH-UNL)

Local: ISCTE-IUL, Ed. II, Auditório B2.03




FUNERAL SEASON (2011) will screen at the University of Pardubice in the Czech Republic as part of Echoes Anthropofest on November 20th and in the Intimate Lens - Visual Ethnography Film Festival on November 16-17.

LATE WINTER (2013) will screen at FIVA  in Buenos Aires on November 11 at 6pm in the Jorge Luis Borges Room at the Biblioteca Nacional.


16 REASONS WHY I HATE MYSELF has been selected to CologneOFF IX
 and will be taken on tour through the year.

APRIL 2013

16 Reasons Why I Hate Myself will screen in New Mexico at Experiments in Cinema as a selection from the 9th Directors Lounge, Berlin. Curated by Julia Murakami and André Werner.

Wednesday April 17th

Guild Cinema

3405 Central Avenue, NE


Two of my short films (Death of a Gentleman and 16 Reasons Why I Hate Myself) will be shown in Berlin as part of the 9th Berlin International Directors Lounge Feb 7-17, 2013.


Saturday, January 26th at 9pm

Funeral Season screens in Prague at the Dobeska Theater :


Both institutional and personal DVDs of Funeral Season are for sale on the Documentary Educational Resources website :




Funeral Season screens at the Athens Ethnographic Film Festival.

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Funeral Season (ou La Saison des funérailles) screening in Paris at the Musée Dapper.

Find the details on their site:



Read an article written about Funeral Season in the Jewish Tribune:



FUNERAL SEASON is selected by festival judges as the runner-up at the 2nd Annual Greenpoint Film Festival and a screening will be held on Sunday 9/23 @ 12pm – 186 Huron St.

Read the press release, here.



Tuesday, September 11th at7:30pm

Toronto Underground Cinema(Queen and Spadina)

as part of the Toronto Independent Film Festival.



Edinburgh, Scotland screening of FUNERAL SEASON:

Sun 12 August 5.45pm

Filmhouse, Lothian Road

Screening followed by a panel discussion moderated by Lizelle Bisschoff, Director of the Africa in Motion Film Festival, with specialists on the theme of death, dying and funeral rituals in different cultural contexts.


JULY 2012

July 10-13

FUNERAL SEASON screens at the 2012 conference of the European Association of Social Anthropologists at Nanterre University, France.


JUNE 2012

Read an article written in German about FUNERAL SEASON.

"Woody Allen in Kamerun"

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From March to June, FUNERAL SEASON was shown in11 places of 9 cities across Taiwan as part of the 2012 ETHNOGRAPHIC FILM FESTIVAL SCREENING TOUR to atotal audience of morethan seven thousand and six hundred :

  • National Chengchi University in Taipei from 9 March to 30 April,
  • I-Shou University in Kaohsiung from 23 April to 28 April,
  • National Chi Nan University in Nantou from 2 May to 3 May, 
  • Tzu Chi University in Hualien from 5 May to 6 May, 
  • Tainan National University of the Arts from 9 May to 10 May, 
  • National Taitung University in Taitung from 14 May to 20 May,
  • Image Museum of Hsinchu City from 26 May to 27 May,  
  • National Tsing Hua University in Hsinchu on 31 May, 
  • National Museum of Natural Science in Taichung from 2 June to 3 June,
  • Kaohsiung Film Archive in Kaohsiung from 5 June to 12 June,
  • Ilan Youngsun Culture and Education Foundation from 9 June to 10 June

Kaohsiung Film Archive


MAY 2012

watch a video I made of a performance piece by Paris artist guillaumetel4 for T.R.A.C.E.S à la forge de Belleville to help save their studio space.


Funeral Season at ETHNOCINECA

Ethnographic and Documentary Filmfest Vienna

Tuesday, 22 May 2012
Cafe 7*Stern

Taiwan Screenings of Funeral Season:

May 3rd in National Chi Nan University in Nantou.

May 15th and 17th in National Taitung University.


APRIL 2012

Funeral Season will be screening at the Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival

Saturday, April 14, 2012 - 4:00pm
Tuesday, April 17, 2012 - 8:30pm
Paris- I will be showing some video that I’ve shot recently at Bab-Ilo on Tuesday, April 17, 2012 at 9:30pm for a ciné-concert.
Tatia Shaburishvili / Matthew Lancit - Vidéo
Aldridge Hansberry / Deborah Walker / Frédéric Maintenant - Musique

MARCH 2012

Funeral Season will be competing in the documentary category at the Queens World Film Festival (screening on Friday, March 2nd at 6:15 pm at PS 69, 77-02 37 Avenue, Jackson Heights)


on Monday, March 5th, it will  compete in the documentary section at the IBAFF International Film Festival in Murcia, Spain.

Screening of Funeral Season on Tuesday, March 13th in the AnthroCircle Film Series at the University of Wisconsin - Madison.



Funeral Season will be screening in Bangladesh at the Dhaka International Film Festival (Jan. 12-20).




My short film 16 Reasons Why I Hate Myself will be playing at the Video Art and Experimental Film Festival at New York City’s iconic Tribeca Cinemas on December 8th and 9th.



Funeral Season WINS at Traces de Vies Rencontres du film documentaire.

Prix du Premier film professionnel   Prix de la Ville de Vic-le-Comte


Funeral Season screens at the Jerusalem Cinematheque sometime during the first week of November.


screenings all over France:

- November 17th, competing in the category of Premiere Doc at Corsica.Doc


- 2 projections at Arts des Suds à Mont de Marsan du 16 au 20 Novembre 2011



- Traces de Vies Rencontres du film documentaire;du 21 au 27 novembre 2011 à Clermont-Ferrand et Vic-le-Comte


Screenings of my documentary feature Funeral Season (ou La Saison des funérailles) will take place in:

Brazil - October 6-18 in Festival do Rio (Rio de Janeiro Int’l Film Festival).

      Tues, Oct. 11  at 18:30 C.C. Justiça Federal

      Wed,  Oct. 12  at 13:45 Est Sesc Rio 3

                                22:00 Est Sesc Rio 3

     Thurs, Oct. 13 at 17:40 Est Sesc BarraPoint 2

Taiwan - October 11th at 1pm in the Taiwan International Ethnographic Film Festival.

Italy - October 15th at TRENTO, TEATRO SAN MARCO in the Religion Today Film Festival.

Spain - October 7-16 in Madrid at the El Ojo Cojo Int’l Film Festival.

Romania - October 25-30th in Sibiu at the Astra Film Festival.


September 13th at 9:30pm:

Ciné-Concert at Babilo of some footage I shot in Bolivia accompanied by the improvised arrangements of the APF Trio Aldridge Hansberry (batt/flute), Pascal Marzan(guitare) et Frédéric Maintenant (piano).

September 21st at 6pm:

Funeral Season at Dokubazaar in Ljubjana.


* Funeral Season WINS an award at the Dallas Black Film Festival.

August 5,6, and 7th in Foix-Ariège

Two screenings a day (10:45am and 3:30pm) of Funeral Season (ou La Saison des funérailles) for 3 days at Festival Ingénieuse Afrique.

JULY 2011

July 9-16th

Funeral Season (ou La Saison des funérailles) at the Kribi Beach Documentary Film Festival.

JUNE 2011

Funeral Season is one of only 60 films shown in the videotheque at the Sheffield Doc/Fest.

JUNE 16th at 10:30pm:

Funeral Season in B’klyn at UnionDocs.

JUNE 17th at 9pm:

Funeral Season in Dakar to compete in the documentary festival Image et Vie.

June 23-26:

Funeral Season goes to Ethiopia to compete in the Addis International Film Festival.

MAY 2011

May 19th at 6pm

Funeral Season in Warsaw at the Baobab Cafe, ul. French 31 for AfryKamera.

APRIL 2011

* Funeral Season WINS a Rising Star Award in the Documentary Competition at the Canada International Film Festival.

Screening in Havana for Festival Int’l. de Cine Pobre.

MARCH 2011

Funeral Season (ou La Saison des funérailles) screens at FESPACO 2011 (Panafrican Film and Television Festival of Ouagadougou), the largest African film festival in the world and the biggest regular cultural event on the African continent. Held biennially in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.

March 22nd at 6pm

Funeral Season screens in Tartu, Estonia to open Worldfilm 2011.


February 25th in Warsaw at the Państwowe Muzeum Etnograficzne.

Funeral Season opens Eyes and Lenses VIII.




Funeral Season goes to China for GZDOC (Guangzhou International Documentary Film Festival).


November 13th at 4pm in Besançon, France.

Festival Lumières d’Afrique.

November 20th in Perugia, Italy.

Funeral Season at Contro-Sguardi.

* Menzioni Speciali (Special Mention) for the precise attention given to funeral rites, Cameroonians, and their social and historical contextualization. One of 3 competition films invited by the festival to participate in the Ethnographic Film Festival do Recife.

November 27th in Torun, Poland.

Aspekty Festival of Visual Anthropology. 


October 5th at 8:30 pm in Sorèze Abbatiale

 Funeral Season (ou La Saison des funérailles) will be playing  at the Culture&Cultures International Intercultural Film Festival.

October 14-18 in the Ethnographic Museum in Belgrade.

Funeral Season opens the XIX Belgrade International Festival of Ethnological Films.


Funeral Season (ou La Saison des funérailles) competes at the Bruxelles Fiction & Documentary Film Festival and at two Montreal film festivals (Montreal World Film Festival/Festival des films du Monde and Montreal Int’l Black Film Festival) with multiple screenings at the National Film Board of Canada and Cinémas Quatier Latin.

September 30 at 1pm in Slovakia-

Funeral Season at Etnofilm Cadca.

JULY 2010:

A rough cut of Funeral Season is presented at the Ischia International Film Festival.

July 21  9:15pm in Bologna

Sequences from the rushes of Funeral Season are presented at the University of Udine as part of the 2010 International Visual Sociology Conference.