SEMIOTICS OF THE CITY by Daniel Burkhardt
In SEMIOTICS OF THE CITY, shots of urban situations flicker past in rapid succession. They are underlaid by computer-generated voices that enumerate the audio-visual elements they contain. The result...
SCÈNES DE MÉNAGE by Alexandre Larose
This serial cinematic exploration is inspired by various habitual and imagined gestures/actions performed by my parents, mainly within the domestic spaces of the family home.
OMBRES by Martine Rousset
Wandering, through Central Asia, the Caucasus, Kurdistan... To Istanbul... Cities and trains, steppes and snow to that place where the pulse of time evaporates;
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 the available software. 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 four permanent Light Cone members:
- Gisèle Rapp-Meichler, president
- Emmanuel Lefrant, director
- Eleni Gioti, residency coordinator
- Mariya Nikiforova, in charge of the documentation center, management of the film collection
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 2020 are:
- Bertrand Grimault, independent programmer and curator, Monoquini, Bordeaux
- David Wharry, filmmaker
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.