Project Boot Camp with Benjamin Cook

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14 — 15 March 2019
2–6pm (14 March) and 10am–5pm (15 March)

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Ben Rivers now, at last!, 2018. Image courtesy the artist and LUX

In the context of Glasgow Short Film Festival 2019 Benjamin Cook, Director of LUX, leads a two-day workshop for artists seeking to develop new moving image projects. Working together, the group will explore the conceptualisation and articulation of ideas, written and verbal presentation skills, placing projects and building partnerships, fundraising, exhibition and distribution strategies.

The emphasis will be on skills that can be applied within both art and film contexts, including preparing funding, residency and production award applications as well as pitching at development markets, film festivals and other competitive contexts. We will also consider how artists can use tools such as pitching productively and how to approach writing and using visual material in presentations about your work.

Working within an informal and mutually supportive small group environment, participants will bring a short project proposal to be workshopped over the two days. Participants will gain further insights into the variety of contexts in which projects can be developed and the information that funders, commissioners and producers are looking for.

Participants will also have an opportunity to present their projects to a panel of 3 visiting professionals and spend time reflecting on their projects in the context of one of the UK’s leading short film festivals.

The SUPERLUX Project Boot Camp is also recommended for artist filmmakers who are developing a project to submit to the BBC/​LUX Scotland Now & Next commissioning scheme.

There are 8 places available on this workshop and it is open to artists working with the moving image based in Scotland. A bursary supporting travel and accommodation will be available to support a selected artist to attend who is not Glasgow-based.

The workshop will run from 2 – 6pm on Thursday 14 March and 10am – 5pm on Friday 15 March 2019.

To apply, send a CV (one page) and outline treatment of your project to email hidden; JavaScript is required

Selected applicants will be required to prepare a presentation of up to 6 minutes for your project (which may include images and video) that will act as the catalyst for discussion.

The venue have step-free access to all floors.

Deadline for applications is 26 February 2019, 5pm

Successful applicants will be notified by 28 February 2019

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