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ON & FOR PRODUCTION AND DISTRIBUTION SYMPOSIUM PROGRAM

 

September 27 - VDU Didžioji aula, Gimnazijos g. 7, Kaunas

9:30 – 10:00 Welcome and coffee

10:00 – 10:05 Introduction and moderation by Ilona Jurkonytė (Researcher, Film Curator, Artistic Director of Kaunas IFF)

10:05 – 12:00 Two Approaches to Understanding artists’ moving image: National/Institutional and an Artist Film Case Analysis

Two talks on artist moving image (AMI) production experiences, addressing how different production contexts and frameworks affect the kinds of works that are being produced in different countries and how production and dissemination can be centred around individual artistic practices.

10:05 – 11:05 Navigating the Foggy Seas of Artists’ Moving Image Production – Len Murusalu (Artist, Filmmaker, Producer at ChronoLens, EE)

Special focus on AMI funding reforms in Estonia. The talk will address questions such as what are the conditions for AMI production and distribution in Estonia? What serves as an impulse for major changes in the way AMI is treated on institutional and national cultural policy levels in Estonia? How are negotiations among existing actors evolving?

11:05 – 12:00 “On & For Production” Case Study: Labour Power Plant (DE, 2019, 83 min) by Romana Schmalisch (Artist, Filmmaker, DE) and Robert Schlicht (Artist, Filmmaker, DE)

How was the experience of participating in “On & For Production”? What did it bring to the project? How is this production different from other ways of producing work?

In a broader sense, how are changes to AMI venues (private or national galleries, collections, cinema theatres, public spaces, etc.) impacting production processes? How do artists navigate film production processes, especially with larger projects? How do they negotiate the demands of various types of funders, or the different languages they speak – commercial, artistic, academic, etc.?

12:00 – 13:30 Lunch Break

13:30 – 16:00 Defining Artists’ Moving Image Production and Distribution

How do different institutions participate in AMI production and distribution processes? What are the new funding structures in between traditional film industry and art funding? How does the financing of a film influence its production? How does the production process influence not only the kind of work that is being produced, but also its dissemination potentials? What are the best ways to foster new forms of cinema? Do language and formal requirements set by commissioners and funding bodies help open the potentials of audio-visual critical thinking? How can we redefine the notion of “success” in relation to audio-visual work? How can we rethink existing funding structures and initiate more suitable ones?

Moderator: Ilona Jurkonytė

Speakers: Lene Berg (Artist, Filmmaker, NO), Mindaugas Bundza (Chief of Staff, Lithuanian Council for Culture, LT), Dr. Lolita Jablonskienė (Lithuanian National Gallery of Art Chief Curator, LT), Len Murusalu (Artist, Filmmaker, EE), Audrius Kuprevičius (Film Production Department, Lithuanian Film Centre, LT), Dagnė Vildžiūnaitė (Producer, Just a Moment, LT), Asta Vaičiulytė (Curator, Contemporary Art Centre, LT).

Registration to Symposium: http://bit.ly/2kzZHjS

 

On & For Production and Distribution Q&As

September 27 - Kauno kultūros centras, Kęstučio g. 1

19:30 Artist Film in Focus: False Belief (NO, 2019, 105 min) by Lene Berg.
The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the director and the film’s protagonist, known as D in the film.

17:00 Artist Film in Focus: Labour Power Plant (FR, DE, 2019, 85 min) by Robert Schlicht and Romana Schmalisch.
The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the directors.

 

Artist Moving Image Program

September 28 - Kauno kultūros centras, Kęstučio g. 1

15:00 Screening: I Hope I am Loud When I’m Dead (UK, 2018, 20 min) and Two Sisters Who Are Not Sisters (UK, 2019, 23 min) by Beatrice Gibson.

September 28 - Kauno kultūros centras, Kęstučio g. 1

19:30 Screening: Fausto (MX, CA, 2018, 76 min) by Andrea Bussmann.

September 29 - Kauno kino centras Romuva, Kęstučio g. 62

18:15 Screening: Tribute to Jonas Mekas. I Had Nowhere to Go (USA, 2016, 100 min) by Douglas Gordon.

September 29 - Kino centras Cinamon, PLC Mega, Islandijos pl. 32

18:30 Screening: Still Night, Still Light (CA, CN, MX, 2016, 98 min) by Sophie Goyette.

October 1 - Kauno kultūros centras, Kęstučio g. 1

18:30 Screening and discussion: Tribute to Barbara Hammer. Vever (USA, 2018, 12 min) by Deborah Stratman.

October 1 – Kaunas Artists House, V. Putvinskio g. 56

17:40 Screening: Labour Power Plant (FR, DE, 2019, 85 min) by Robert Schlicht and Romana Schmalisch.

October 3 - Kauno kultūros centras, Kęstučio g. 1

19:30 Screening: Labour Power Plant (FR, DE, 2019, 85 min) by Robert Schlicht and Romana Schmalisch.

October 3 - Kauno kino centras Romuva, Kęstučio g. 62

20:15 Screening: False Belief (NO, 2019, 105 min) by Lene Berg.

October 3 – Sakramentas, Vilniaus g. 31

18:30 Screening: The Proposal (USA, MX, 2018, 76 min) by Jill Magid.

October 4 - Kauno kino centras Romuva, Kęstučio g. 62

18:00 Screening: Tribute to Jonas Mekas. I Had Nowhere to Go (USA, 2016, 100 min) by Douglas Gordon.

October 5 - Kino centras Cinamon, PLC Mega, Islandijos pl. 32

14:30 Screening: Still Night, Still Light (CA, CN, MX, 2016, 98 min) by Sophie Goyette.

October 5 - Kauno kultūros centras, Kęstučio g. 1

19:15 Screening: The Proposal (USA, MX, 2018, 76 min) by Jill Magid.
 

Artist Moving Image Program in Šiauliai

October 11 – Šiauliai museum of Photography, Vilniaus g. 140

18:00 Screening: Fausto ((MX, CA, 2018, 76 min) by Andrea Bussmann.
 

Artist Moving Image Program in Marcinkonys

October 12 – Marcinkonys Railway Station

17:00 Screening: False Belief (NO, 2019, 105 min) by Lene Berg.

 

On & For Production and Distribution Symposium Organizer: Kaunas International Film Festival

Main sponsor: Lithuanian Council for Culture

Institutional Partner: Vytautas Magnus University

With the Support of Creative Europe Programme of the European Union

On & For Production and Distribution is initiated by Auguste Orts (BE) in collaboration with Kaunas International Film Festival (LT), LUX/LUX Scotland (UK), and Nordland Kunst -og Filmfagskole (NO).