Short Cut: Opportunity Listings in June 2019

Each month LUX Scotland shares opportunities for artists, filmmakers, curators, and other arts professionals working in the moving image sector. If you have an opportunity to share with us, please email scotland [at] lux​.org​.uk.

Submissions: Barcelona International Short Film & Video Festival

BSF is an international, juried short film festival based in Barcelona, Spain. BSF screens outstanding short film, animation, docs, experimental and video art. The festival encourages non-traditional and experimental formats. BSF 2019 will screen in Zumzeig Cine, Barcelona. Zumzeig Cine is an independent, non-profit organisation, and the first cooperative cinema in Catalonia.

Deadline: 1 June

Opportunity: Six fellowships for the Development Programme at Kunsthal GentGhent, BelgiumDeadline: 2 June

Call for Applications from artists organisations for Jerwood Development Programme Fund

The Development Programme Fund provides funding for arts organisations who, with vision and skill, can deliver transformational development opportunities for artists, curators and/​or producers in their field. They are looking for programmes that offer deep learning and tailor-made developmental support for individual artists, curators and/​or producers at a critical moment in their career, launching new artistic voices.

Deadline for expressions of interest: 3 June

Call for Applications: Jerwood New Work Fund

Funding for artists, artistic groups and artist-led organisations to undertake the research, development and creation of new work to enable a step-change in their practice and profile. The Jerwood New Work Fund provides funding for the research, development, creation, production and dissemination of new work, with a focus on developing artistic practice.

Deadline: 3 June

Funded Residency: Early Career Artists, Cove Park, Argyll & Bute

With support from The Fenton Arts Trust, Cove Park will award four residencies to four artists in the early stages of their careers in the autumn this year. These funded three-week residencies will take place from Monday 2 – Sunday 22 September 2019 and each artist will receive private accommodation, studio/​workspace and a fee of £1,200. Artists specialising in visual arts (with a focus upon painting and sculpture), literature, crafts/​design and music/​composition are all welcome to apply.

Deadline: 3 June

Call for Submissions: Exhibitions Programme Alchemy Film Festival, Hawick, Scottish Borders

Proposals are invited for moving-image installations to be exhibited between September 2019 – March 2020 in the Scottish Borders town of Hawick. Alchemy Film & Arts’ Exhibitions Programme, situated within Hawick Town Centre, presents the most groundbreaking film and moving image from around the world and offers opportunities to engage with the work and its subject matters to both international and local audiences.

Deadline: 10 June

Funding Opportunity: Pilot Proj ects Film Hub Scotland

The Pilot Project programme enables Film Hub Scotland members to undertake pilot audience development work to engage and grow under-served audiences with independent British and specialised film. The ambition is that members will then embed learning into their regular programme delivery after the pilot finishes.

Deadline: Monday 17 June

Call for Submissions: London Short Film Festival

LSFF welcomes both UK and international submissions. In 2019, they screened 500+ films carefully curated from over 3200 submissions, and their industry esteemed In Competition programmes featured 50 exceptional UK and international short films awarded prizes by a British Council-sponsored international jury.

Deadline: 1 July

Submissions now open for Scottish Queer International Film Festival (SQIFF) 2019

SQIFF 2019 will take place in Glasgow 2nd to 6th October and submissions are now open. SQIFF is interested in showing work created by and about LGBTQ+ individuals and communities. We are open within this to all subject matter, styles, and film lengths. We screen all films in the festival with English language subtitles or captions for D/​deaf and Hard of Hearing audiences.

Deadline: 2 July

Call for Applications: Jerwood Bursaries research and development for artists

Jerwood Bursaries provide funding to help artists explore and develop the next steps of their career, whether through supporting skills and knowledge development and/​or supporting the first stage development of a new idea. They are supporting artists to pursue their interests independently and on their own terms.

Second round deadline: 7 October

The Journal of Embodied Research invites video article submissions

Journal of Embodied Research solicits video articles of between 10 and 20 minutes that document and share the results of research projects in which embodied practice is an essential part of the methodology. There are no annual deadlines and video articles are published on a rolling basis throughout the year.

Deadline: ongoing

Funding Opportunity: Pitch Pots Film Hub Scotland

Pitch Pots are a simple way for organisations to access additional support to enhance new or existing one-off projects and screenings of independent British and specialised film. Film Hub Scotland will prioritise projects that promote diversity and increase inclusion, engage young people and/​or celebrate screen heritage. The ambition for the fund is that members will be able to create impactful, one-off events to enhance their programme, or to deliver special activities tied to local, Scotland and/​or UK events and initiatives.

Deadline: ongoing

Fife Council Culture Grants

Fife Council’s Culture Grants scheme aims to encourage and support creativity in local communities, including artists’ moving image and film. Applications for up to £500 from groups and up to £150 for individuals.

Deadline: ongoing

MA Experimental Film, Kingston University, London

This course has been designed to offer a genuinely creative methodology and understanding of current and future potential for film experimentation in artists’ moving image. This places the programme at the forefront of postgraduate studies exploring moving image in its most creative form. The course offers a range of input from staff in filmmaking and will enable you to develop a major body of practical work created within the context of a critical understanding of contemporary experimental film theory. The curriculum offers three distinct areas of critical and practical inquiry options, supported by a specialised seminar/​lectures series: artists’ moving image; independent film; and the materiality of film. You will undertake self-initiated research supported by taught modules and an experienced group of research-active staff and will explore the critical and historical frameworks within which experimental film work can be understood and conceptualised.

Deadline: ongoing

MRes Art: Moving Image, Central Saint Martins, London

And what insights can a study of artists’ moving image offer us for understanding the diverse practices that now fill art spaces internationally as well as in the UK? A unique association between LUX and Central Saint Martins has created a research-led Masters degree to address these questions. The course is focused on nurturing a discursive culture around moving image art which offers a number of unique features for students interested in studying and working in the field of artists’ moving image. MRes Art: Moving Image offers the opportunity of acquiring unique insight and depth into the subject of artists’ moving image culture, through lectures, seminars and screenings with acknowledged scholars, artists and specialists in the field. This course is part of the Art Programme. You are expected to commit 30 hours per week to your studies; your taught input will normally be scheduled over a maximum of two to three days per week during term time.

Deadline: ongoing

MA Artists’ Film and Moving Image, Goldsmiths, London

This twelve-month, intensively taught practice-based Masters is aimed at artists and graduates working within the field of artists’ film and moving image who wish to develop their practice and professional networks with the support of Goldsmiths’ Art Department and its uniquely high concentration of accomplished artist filmmakers. The programme is centred on the individual experience and knowledge that each student brings, developing them as artists who want to innovate in the expanding field of moving image. Students are challenged to synthesise the knowledge and understanding gained from its bespoke curriculum linking practice, theory and professional development into a reflective, informed and decisive approach to the intellectual, aesthetic, social and technical processes necessary to bring their individual artistic project in moving image or related media from idea to realisation.

Deadline: January & April 2020