A close friend of mine recently told me that my films were ultimately "non-films"! I was very moved by this sincere qualification, which perfectly defines my most intimate and vital research at the heart of the cinematic medium.
Radu ZERO
Active on the Swiss and European art scene for more than fifteen years.
His work as a video artist is mainly reflected in hybrid fictions. Deliberate oscillations on the very theme of form and on the perception of the image, on the mise en abyme of established codes of perception, his films are as much cinematographic objects as constantly mutating experimental creations.
Over the last three years he has collaborated with Natacha Atlas, Seven Eyes, Matei Visniec, Kid Chocolat, FAUVE, La Cie De nuit comme de jour, Robert Garieri aka “Roccobelly”, Asia Argento, and has presented four experimental fictional feature films in targeted and demanding arthouse cinema halls and festivals, like the Green Hours, Reduta and Clubul Taranului / România. Arsenic, Grütli, l'Usine PTR, Zinema, Sputnik, SAS, City Club, Théâtre 2.21, La Datcha / Switzerland. In September 2022, his total project, SLEEPER HITS: TROPICAL ABSTRACTIONS, will be presented as an augmented cinema in the prestigious event venue, the Rolex Center, in Lausanne. In summer 2016 he took part in the RAC, a residence for contemporary art in Brasov / Transylvania. In September 2017 his cinema-total project SLEEPER HITS: TROPICAL ABSTRACTIONS closed the avant garde festival AMURAL / Transylvania
  • Director (9 Credits)
    BLACK IS THE COLOR2021
    Experimental, Music Video
    ICON2021
    Experimental, Music Video, Short
    INHERENT RHYTHM2020
    Music Video
    FIGURES OF SAND2019
    Experimental, Music Video, Short
    MALAYSIA / Liquid Glass in the Rainforest2019
    Documentary, Experimental, Music Video
    NIGHT OF THE LOST EXPLORERS2019
    Experimental, Music Video, Short
    ULTRAMARINE2019
    Experimental, Short
    WHAT DOESN'T KILL YOU2019
    Experimental, Music Video
    BUCHAREST AFTER THE RAIN2017
    Experimental
  • Writer (8 Credits)
    BLACK IS THE COLOR2021
    Experimental, Music Video
    INHERENT RHYTHM2020
    Music Video
    FIGURES OF SAND2019
    Experimental, Music Video, Short
    MALAYSIA / Liquid Glass in the Rainforest2019
    Documentary, Experimental, Music Video
    NIGHT OF THE LOST EXPLORERS2019
    Experimental, Music Video, Short
    ULTRAMARINE2019
    Experimental, Short
    WHAT DOESN'T KILL YOU2019
    Experimental, Music Video
    BUCHAREST AFTER THE RAIN2017
    Experimental
  • Producer (1 Credit)
    BUCHAREST AFTER THE RAIN2017
    Experimental
Award Winner / Best Creative
ICON
Europe Film Festival
London
2021
Winner / Best Creative
ICON
Halicarnassus International Film Festival
Bodrum
2021
Official selection
ICON
Festival La Bâtie / USINE PTR
Genève
2021
Official Selection
BLACK IS THE COLOR
Munich Video Awards
Munich
2021
Official Selection
BLACK IS THE COLOR
Vesuvius International Monthly Film Fest
Naples
2021
Semi-Finalist
BLACK IS THE COLOR
StocKholm City Film Festival
Stockholm
2021
Semi-Finalist
BLACK IS THE COLOR
Sweden Film Awards
2021
Semi-Finalist
BLACK IS THE COLOR
Boden International Film Festival
Boden
2021
Semi-Finalist
ULTRAMARINE
Boden International Film Festival
Boden
2021
Semi-Finalist
ULTRAMARINE
Sweden Film Awards
2021
Award Winner / Best Experimental
FIGURES OF SAND
INDO FRENCH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Pondicherry
2021
Semi-finalist
FIGURES OF SAND
Stockholm City Film Festival
Stockholm
2021
Award Winner / Best Creative
FIGURES OF SAND
Europe Film Festival
London
2021
Award Winner
NIGHT OF THE LOST EXPLORERS
Pure Magic International Film Festival
Amsterdam
2021
Award Winner / Photography
NIGHT OF THE LOST EXPLORERS
World Film Carnival - Singapore
Singapore
2021
Finalist
NIGHT OF THE LOST EXPLORERS
HIGH TATRAS
Dolný Smokovec
2021
Finalist
NIGHT OF THE LOST EXPLORERS
Munich Video Awards
Munich
2021
Award Winner
NIGHT OF THE LOST EXPLORERS
World Film Carnival - Singapore
Singapore
2021
Award Winner
NIGHT OF THE LOST EXPLORERS
Halicarnassus Film Festival
Bodrum
2021
Semi-Finalist
NIGHT OF THE LOST EXPLORERS
Boden International Film Festival
Boden
2021
Award Winner / Best Music Video
INHERENT RHYTHM
Paradise Film Festival
Budapest
2021
Award Winner / Best Music Video
INHERENT RHYTHM
Global Monthly Online Film Competition
2021
Award Winner / Best Music Video
INHERENT RHYTHM
Gangtok International Film Festival
Gangtok
2021
Best Cinematography Nominee
INHERENT RHYTHM
Rome Music Video Awards
Rome
2021
Finalist
INHERENT RHYTHM
Rome Music Video Awards
Rome
2021
Official Selection
INHERENT RHYTHM
The Monkey Bread Tree Film Awards
London
2021
Semi-Finalist
INHERENT RHYTHM
London Indie Short Festival
London
2021
Finalist
INHERENT RHYTHM
Prague International Monthly Film Festival
Prague
2021
Finalist
INHERENT RHYTHM
Boden International Film Festival
Boden
2021
Finalist
INHERENT RHYTHM
FROSTBITE International Indie Fest
Colorado
2021
Finalist
INHERENT RHYTHM
Best Music Video Award
London
2021
Nominee
INHERENT RHYTHM
Hollywood Screenings
Los Angeles
2021
Official Selection
INHERENT RHYTHM
The Lift-Off Sessions
2021
Finalist
INHERENT RHYTHM
International Music Video Awards
London
2021
Official Selection Guest
ULTRAMARINE
Spoutnik Cinema
Genève
2019
Premiere Festival Echallens 21
ULTRAMARINE
Festival de la Terre
Echallens
2019
Official Selection
WHAT DOESN'T KILL YOU
City Club / SOUS LE SOLEIL
Lausanne
2018
Official Selection
ULTRAMARINE
SOUS LE SOLEIL / City Club
Lausanne
2018
Official Selection
NIGHT OF THE LOST EXPLORERS
SOUS LE SOLEIL
Lausanne
2018
Official Selection
WHAT DOESN'T KILL YOU
AMURAL / Contemporary Images Festival
Brasov
2017
Official Selection
FIGURES OF SAND
AMURAL, Contemporary Images Festival
Brasov
2017
Official Selection
NIGHT OF THE LOST EXPLORERS
AMURAL Contemporary Art Festival
Brasov
2017
Birth Date
May 7, 1977
Nickname
ZERO
Birth City
Bucharest
Current City
Lausanne
A close friend of mine recently told me that my films were ultimately "non-films"! I was very moved by this sincere qualification, which perfectly defines my most intimate and vital research at the heart of the cinematic medium.