Laurence Boyce is a film journalist and film programmer based in Tallinn and the UK. He is currently the Artistic Director of the Sleepwalkers Student and Short Film Festival in Estonia alongside being a regular contributor to – amongst many others – Screen International, The Baltic Times and The Guardian (UK). He is also the Baltic Correspondent for Cineuropa.
Film producer, works at production company Tasse Film. Has collaborated on both young filmmakers' works and also large scope projects of feature fiction and documentary films of international recognition.
Specialist in exploring the 'interactive moving image', as practitioner, educator and researcher. His PhD Rethinking the Interactive Movie was successfully completed in October 2006. Currently based in the SMARTlab centre of the University of East London as a Post Doctoral Research Fellow. His cdroms have been selected at numerous film/multimedia festivals, and his touch-screen installation (showing a dozen or more of his interactive films) has been presented in Seoul, Helsinki, Warsaw, Nagoya, San Francisco and Sydney. Recent projects include Cause and Effect and an AHRB-funded research project in Prague to rediscover the Kinoautomat from 1967 – the world's first interactive movie.
Studied at Latvian Academy of Culture. From film theory to film directing. Visuality. To catch a moment in a camera obscura box. Photography. Both black-and-white analogous camera and snap-shot aesthetics (lomo, polaroid) as well as exploration of digital world’s possibilities. Interest about the visual aesthetics of Latvian fiction films in Soviet period. Worked at European Documantary Film Symposiums, IFF Arsenals (programmer, head of programming), VETO magazine (film column) and Latvian Television.