Our 2013 moving image residencies are aimed at stimulating production and developing talent specifically in non-narrative or experimental artists’ film. The residencies take the form of single group residency for six artist-filmmakers, held in the Ettrick Valley in the Scottish Borders countryside in October 2013.
Following an open call, we received around 170 applications for the six available places. Participants were chosen by an independent jury. The jury included Kim Knowles (experimental film programmer for Edinburgh International Film Festival), Gareth Evans (film curator at Whitechapel Art Gallery), Richard Ashrowan (Creative Director of Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival), Keith Alexander (former BBC Arts producer), Mary Morrison (CABN) and Laura Simpson (Programme Manager at Hospitalfield Arts and assistant curator at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design).
After a rigorous review and selection process, the six participants chosen were:
- Sarah Biagini (USA)
- Sarah Bliss (USA)
- Priyanka Chhabra (India)
- Melanie Dutton (Scotland)
- Lin Li (Scotland)
- Samantha Rebello (Essex, England)
You can find out more about the 2013 participants here:
A core component of this residency pr0gramme is the inclusion of several expert master-classes/Q&A seminars with artist filmmakers of international standing. The aim of these master-classes is primarily to stimulate new avenues of creative thought through the sharing of experience and skills. We aim for a residency culture of conceptual learning and development, personal reflection and experimentation. Screenings of work precede the master-classes, and subjects covered may range from practical production techniques to conceptual development, to distribution and film festival promotion. Regular informal experimental film screenings and discussions are held throughout the residency period.
There are no fixed expectations related to the production of work, though a screening opportunity at the next Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival will be available to residency participants who have completed work by April 2014. The residency is an opportunity to develop and reflect upon practice, while simultaneously exploring the work and ideas of other practitioners.