Since October 2014, Light Cone hosts artist residencies dedicated to the video-based post-production of films that belong to the realm of experimental cinema, with the aim of supporting approximately 10 projects per year. The residency is adapted to the workflow of experimental filmmakers, and, therefore, eligibility criteria are deliberately kept open. Short, medium, as well as feature-length films are welcome, on the condition that shooting is completed and editing is already advanced, with or without the backing of an independent production company. While the project must fit within the category of experimental cinema, no other criteria (length, nationality of filmmaker, etc.) will be imposed.
HOW TO APPLY
Submissions are now open for the second residency session of 2021 (September 1 to December 23).
The submission deadline is Monday, June 7, 2021, at midnight.
(However, please note that the session will be closed when the quota of 25 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 25th submission. An announcement will be posted as soon as the quota has been reached.
Please read the submission guidelines on Light Cone's website here. For any questions, please contact us by email at the address indicated below.
The selected projects for the second residency session of 2021 will be announced on July 9, 2021 on Light Cone's website and social media.
EQUIPMENT AND TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE
The Atelier 105 residency 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 a film scanner for the digitization of 16mm & 35mm film in 2K & 4K, 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 assembled 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 technical manager specialized in digital post-production is on hand to assist the filmmaker. Filmmakers are free to work alone or accompanied by their technicians. At the beginning of the residency, Light Cone's technical manager can offer training in Media Composer, Final Cut Pro, After Effects, or Resolve. If necessary, she can advise selected filmmakers in advance to make sure their projects are compatible with the available software.
One of our main goals 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 offer a genuine platform for experimental creation. Filmmakers are encouraged to consult with our team concerning technical or artistic issues, as well as general advice, and to show them the different stages of the project.
The selection committee is composed of four permanent Light Cone members:
- Gisèle Rapp-Meichler, president
- Emmanuel Lefrant, director
- Eleni Gioti, co-director
- Mariya Nikiforova, coordinator of Atelier 105
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 2021 are:
- Élodie Imbeau, author, programmer of children's activities at the Cinémathèque Française
- Marina Kozul, curator at 25 FPS Festival (Zagreb)
Light Cone welcomes filmmakers to an alternative space for artistic creation based on experimentation and exchange. A Scratch/Atelier 105 public screening with a selection of films produced during the 2021 residencies will take place in 2022, subject to sanitary measures.
Initiative funded by the Région Ile-de-France