Producer for Film & Media Art Anagnostou Danai and working group

10000 €

Receptive Filmmaking: focus group for practice-led feminist strategies and support structures for the development and production of moving images

We are applying for a 2-week residence in order to discuss and propose feminist methods and objectives for collaborations in the field of filmmaking. Our working group are creative producer Danai Anagnostou; visual artist and organizer Margarita Athanasiou, producer and co-founder of Ubuntu Film Club Alice Mutoni Dusabe; visual artists and filmmaker Elena Näsänen, visual artist and researcher Karolina Kucia; and architect, visual artist, and researcher Pegy Zali. During the residence period, we will delve into the potentials of moving image as practice in social organizing, multidirectional and interconnected transmission of knowledges, as a collective form of thinking and doing. Can we translate our personal and political experiences into educational material for reconfiguring the ecosystem of filmmaking as a practice and widely gate-kept industry? Can other expertises and disciplines slide in and influence the predominant perception of it and facilitate moments or other realization which would not happen otherwise? We have identified a requirement for different production models for filmmaking. Departing from our own works we will create a discussion table to open up organisational questions, aiming to support artists, doers, organizers. We will start by highlighting the common denominators of our work and mapping resources and strategies for seeking support over our development and production processes. We will open up on the dreaded topic of mistakes: what kind of support one needs to be able to deal with mistakes while it happens and what is needed afterward? What if it is hard to admit? When does it make sense to turn it into a positive spin and when it is time to mourn? What for or for whom are we making mistakes? We will practice notation and remembering through documenting the residence and making for each other and also as further dissemination of the process.