Sesquipedalian2 (2022) installed as part of IC3 GL5 at MIRROR, documentation footage by Round One Films. 

Hello, my name is Dan Guthrie and I’m an artist-filmmaker, film programmer and writer whose practice often explores representations and mis-representations of Black Britishness with an interest in examining how they manifest themselves in rural areas. Here’s what I’m up to at the moment.


My latest film black strangers is touring UK cinemas as part of the Independent Cinema Office and LUX’s Right of Way programme; my film and the other two new commissions by Ufuoma Essi and Arjuna Neuman will be shown at LUX from the 18th of January to the 18th of March 2023 with a screening and Q&A at BFI Southbank on the 23rd of February.

black strangers will be making its international premiere in Berlinale’s Forum Expanded programme as part of a selection that ‘revolves around political and personal legacies’. The festival runs from the 16th to the 26th of February and my film will be part of a screening programme alongside works by Ana Vaz and Lei Lei, with more details to come soon. 

I’m an awardee of the 2022 Michael O’Pray Prize alongside Siavash Minoukadeh and co-winners Laura Bivolaru and Evelyn Wh-ell. For the prize, I wrote about the elusive experience of trying to view Steve McQueen’s Bear and my essay, along with the other shortlisted texts, is up on the Art Monthly website now. 

I’ve been part of the programming team for the eighteenth edition of Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival, taking place from 3rd to the 5th of March 2023 in Northumberland, and our full programme of events, exhibitions and screenings has been announced, with festival passes on sale now. 

My email is dan@danguthrie.net if you want to get in touch about my work but if you want to see what I’m up to on the semi-regular then I’m on Instagram as @danglefree. You can also look at my CV which is filled with links that have more information about various things I’ve done. Thanks for reading!