Open Call KRAN Film Resident


Open Call KRAN Film Resident

open call
19 JUL — 24 SEP 2013

In October and November 2013, KRAN Film is organising in Brussels two residencies for cultural operators, with a particular interest in independent, non-commercial video art and art films.

This call is addressed to international programmers, programme managers, curators and film experts with an interest in independent film and video art, who are working worldwide in the institutional or non-governmental sector, including PhD researchers. Residents who do not live and work in Belgium may apply to the call.

During the period of 10 days, two residents (one for the October and another for the November residency) will have the opportunity to visit Flemish film and video archives (Argos, VAF, Cinematek, Plus-tot te laat, Cinema Nova, Auguste Orts, 68septante, Kran Film); meet Flemish film makers and film professionals; deliver a lecture, debate or presentation at the RITS School of Arts; and present a screening programme at Beursschouwburg.

The residency wishes to raise questions of citizenship in a multinational and multiethnic society, about neo-liberalism, migrations, populism, de-colonialism, gender, ethics and the like. Eurocentric and multipolar order, as well as contingent and precarious identities are to be examined.

The residency is organised around different themes:

1) Labour (October residency) - Today, when multinationals seek out cheap labour and focus on export regardless of local needs, advanced economies face growing unemployment and developing countries suffer from a lack of adequate market access. It is in this light that we want to envisage the ethical issues regarding labour and economy as they encourage nationalism, migration and poverty.

2) gender (November residency) – Judith Butler comes to terms with the use of an ontology of sexual difference as a justification for norms of gendered behaviour. For her, the body “has no ontological status apart from the various acts which constitute its reality” and it is considered to be contingent and discoursivly constructed. This is the position from which we argue freedom for all, equal treatment of all differences, and acknowledgment of multiplicity of subject positions.

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1) The applicant who wishes to further explore the theme of Labour should apply by 10th September, 2013.

2) The applicant who wishes to further explore the theme of Gender should apply by 24th September, 2013. It is possible to apply for both residencies, although accepted applicants can only receive one residency.

Applications (CV and motivation letter) may be submitted online via the following e-mail address:

or via post mail service to: Kran Film (residency) Aalststraat 7-11 Suite A3.1 Belgium – Brussels 1000

Phone +32 (0) 495360586

Kran Film Collective is a Brussels and Copenhagen based network of international visual artists and film makers from outside the traditional realm of filmmaking. Kran Film is engaged in a critical approach to society we live in through film and video art. With the support of : the Flemish authorities In partnership with: Beursschouwburg, BAMart, RITS School of Arts, VAF, Argos, Cinematek, Plus-tot te laat, 68septante

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