The Atelier 105 artist residencies are 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.
Submissions are now open for the first residency session of 2018 (January 29 to June 1). The application deadline is Friday, December 15 (midnight).
(However, please note that the session will be closed when the quota of 30 submissions has been reached)
A fully equipped workspace located in Light Cone's facilities 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 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. The residency aims to support projects currently in progress; therefore proposals about re-grading older films will not be examined. While the project must fit within the field of experimental cinema, no other criteria (length, nationality of filmmaker, etc.) will be imposed.
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 for Media Composer, Final Cut Pro, After Effects, or Resolve. The filmmakers who have been selected 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 (principally 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 second session of 2018 are:
- Vincent Deville, Lecturer in Film History and Aesthetics at Paul-Valéry University (Montpellier, France)
- Oona Mosna, Film Curator, Artist, Program Director Media City Film Festival (Windsor ON, Canada - Detroit MI, USA)
The filmmaker-in-residence has full access to Light Cone's documentation center and screening room.
A SCRATCH/Atelier 105 public screening is organized annually with a selection of the films produced during the residencies. The films shown are selected according to their length, genre and how they connect to each other.
This program put in place by Light Cone seeks to give filmmakers access to professional post-production facilities that are often out of their reach, all while welcoming them into an alternative space for artistic creation based on experimentation and exchange.