In October 2014, Light Cone initiated artist residencies dedicated to video-based post-production of films that fall within the realm of experimental cinema, with the objective of supporting ten to fifteen projects per year. The residency is intended to suit the work-flow of experimental filmmakers, and so eligibility criteria are deliberately kept open. Short-, medium, as well as feature-length films are welcome, at the shooting or the editing stage of the project, and with or without the backing of an independent production company. While the project must fit within the field of experimental cinema, no other criteria (length, nationality of filmmaker, etc.) will be imposed.
Equipment And Technical Assistance
Atelier 105 seeks to give experimental filmmakers access to professional post-production facilities that are often out of their reach. A fully-equipped workspace located in Light Cone's premises gives artists access to an editing station, sound mixing hardware and software, a color-correction monitor, as well as dedicated computers for encoding video files and DCPs. This equipment has been chosen by professionals to allow filmmakers to have the best possible tools at their disposal. The filmmaker-in-residence also has full access to Light Cone's documentation center and screening room.
A technician specialized in editing, color-correction, and encoding is on hand to assist the filmmaker. Filmmakers are free to work alone or accompanied by their technicians. At the beginning of the residency, our technician can offer training in Media Composer, Final Cut Pro, After Effects or Resolve. The selected filmmakers are also able to consult with him in advance in order to select the shooting and editing formats that are most compatible with the available software.
One of our central concerns is to facilitate exchange, to share experience and to create a productive working environment for filmmakers. Beyond technical, logistical and practical assistance, the Light Cone team (made up of filmmakers and/or programmers) also aims to offer artistic guidance and to put in place a genuine platform for experimental creation. Filmmakers are free to consult with our team (concerning technical or artistic issues as well as general advice) and to show them the different stages of the edit.
The selection committee is composed of 4 permanent Light Cone members:
- Gisèle Rapp Meichler, President
- Christophe Bichon, Collection Manager
- Emmanuel Lefrant, Director
- Eleni Gioti, Residency Coordinator
and two external members who are picked among the programmers or filmmakers working with Light Cone (their mandate cannot be renewed). The external committee members for the first session of 2017 are:
- Francisco Algarín Navarro, Film critic, independent film programmer (Lumière magazine, Xcèntric Cinema)
- Daniel A. Swarthnas, Filmmaker, independent film programmer & curator (Filmform - The Art Film & Video Archive, Fylkingen, Turbidus Film)
Atelier 105 welcomes the filmmaker to an alternative space for artistic creation based on experimentation and exchange. A Scratch/Atelier 105 public screening will take place in 2018 with a selection of films produced during the 2017 residencies.
How To Apply
Submissions are now open for the second residency session of 2017 (September 25 to December 22).
The application deadline is Friday, June 16 (midnight).
(However, please note that the session will be closed when the quota of 20 submissions has been reached)
To submit a project, the candidate must subscribe to the organization by paying a fee of 30€. The candidate will then become a member of Light Cone and will have access to the documentation center for one year.
This session will be considered closed after the reception of the 20th application. An announcement will be made on the Light Cone website indicating when the quota has been reached.
Please read all submission guidelines on Light Cone's website here.
The selected projects for the second residency session of 2017 will be announced during the second fortnight of July on Light Cone's website.