ÁGUA FORTE by Mónica Baptista
Strong Waters (Água Forte) is a film made on a trip to the Amazon rainforest (from February to May 2015), rescuing a series of encounters.
KANAL by Drazen Zanchi
Boats are entering in the Split harbor. Each sequence is a maneuver: slow and continuous.
V5 (ZIP-ZAP) by Christian Lebrat
V5 (Zip-Zap) progresses via a tight, interweaving montage of rapid sequences, which were filmed directly from a CRT TV screen.
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.
A fully equipped workspace located in Light Cone's facilities 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 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, on the condition that their shooting is completed and their editing is already advanced. 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
- Emmanuel Lefrant, Director
- Eleni Gioti, Residency Coordinator
- Yannis Davidas, Technical Supervisor
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:
- Gloria Morano, Film programmer, responsible for young audience programs and member of the artistic committee of the Luxembourg City Film Festival, member of the selection committee of the Paris Festival for Different and Experimental cinema
- Emmanuel Siety, Lecturer-Researcher in Film Aesthetics at Sorbonne Nouvelle - Paris 3 University
The filmmakers-in-residence have full access to Light Cone's documentation center and screening room during their residency.
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.