14–15 OCTOBER 2015

How to get a film out there? Exploring distribution as a part of production

15h to 17h at BFI Southbank
Belvedere Road
South Bank
London SE1 8XT
Attendance is free and open to all but RSVP is required.
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The Open Workshop examines distribution strategies and how they are usually inserted in –and might affect– the production process, and investigates how to expand such strategies so they better respond to the needs of artists’ films productions.

The Open Workshop brings together an international group of leading organisations in the field of artists’ film production, renown professionals and artists working with film. It provides the opportunity to discuss different modes of working, to share common concerns, and to exchange knowledge with other professionals and students working with moving image. The workshop is structured around three case studies that provide practical and concrete examples to gear the discussion between the invited speakers/respondents and the attendants. These case studies have been chosen in order to cover a wide spectrum of issues including the distribution of young artists; the possibilities of hybrid distribution across art and cinema and the complexities that can result from the involvement of multiple partners in one film.

3 Case Studies presented by:
Johan Grimonprez (Artist, BE);
Marie Logie (Director, Auguste Orts, BE)
Adam Pugh (Artists’ Moving Image Project Manager, Independent Cinema Office, GB)

Guest Respondents: Benjamin Cook (Director, LUX, GB); Peter Krüger (Director, Inti Films, BE); Olivier Marboeuf (Curator, Producer and Distributor, Khiasma and Spectre Productions, FR) ; Joyce Palmers (Media desk Flanders, BE); Gudrun Heymans (Culture Desk Flanders, BE); Rolf Quaghebeur (Director, Argos, BE) and Katrien Reist (Coordinator, Jubilee, BE), among others TBC.

Moderated by: María Palacios Cruz (Deputy Director, LUX, GB)


at BFI Southbank
Belvedere Road
South Bank
London SE1 8XT
On invitation only

The Professional Work Sessions are conceived as a specific context for artists to share moving image projects in development in order to get conceptual and strategic feedback and to find co-producers.

Each Work Session is dedicated to one project in development and lasts two hours. The project is presented at length by the artists and the producer and discussed with a small group of professionals that have been especially invited and informed beforehand to attend the session on the basis of their potential complicity and engagement with the project.
The Professional Work Sessions include a introductory pitching during which each artist will briefly introduce his/her project.

Participating artists:
Eleni Kamma (BE/GR) / producer: Jubilee (BE) +info on the project
Joachim Koester (DK) / producer: Auguste Orts (BE) +info on the project
Stephen Sutcliffe & Graham Eatough (GB) / producer: LUX (GB) +info on the project
Isaías Griñolo (ES) / producer: Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo (ES) +info on the project

Initiated by Auguste Orts (BE) in collaboration with LUX (GB) and Art Brussels (BE)
With the support of the Flanders Audiovisual Fund, Argos Center for Art & Media, Creative Europe MEDIA Desk Flanders and Kunstenpunt | Flanders Arts Institute

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