SPLINTERING by Luz Olivia
SPLINTERING is an examination of the emotional isolation that occurs post-sexual assault and a reactionary exploration of how to shatter a space of separation.
FREEZE FRAME by Soetkin Verstegen
Freeze frame: the most absurd technique since the invention of the moving image.
RALFS FARBEN by Lukas Marxt
RALFS FARBEN is an experimental portrait of a schizophrenic person living in Lanzarote (Canary islands), whom I accompanied for over 5 years.
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 approximately 10 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 designated 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, therefore 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 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 for Media Composer, Final Cut Pro, After Effects, or Resolve. The filmmakers who have been selected are also able to consult in advance in order to select the 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 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 edit.
The selection committee is composed of 3 permanent Light Cone members:
- Gisèle Rapp-Meichler, president
- 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 2019 are:
- Martin Grennberger, film critic, editor, Walden Magazine
- Martine Markovits, film programmer, president of Les Yeux de l'Ouïe, visual and sound art production company
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.