MEDIENPROJEKTZENTRUM OFFENER KANAL (KULTURBAHNHOF) | FR. 17.11. | 11:30 – 17:00
In the past two years, as part of Profis Plaudern Praxis / PraxisDokfest “DER RICHTIGE FILM AM RICHTIGEN ORT – orientation within the festival landscape,” discussion was based on the diversity of festivals and the related process of programme selection. The aim was to provide film makers with guidance for their own festivals submissions. This year, discussions will centre around concrete career-choice options for all those who work with moving images.
As a student, you can focus on ideas; afterwards it’s all about surviving – culture or advertising, employed or freelance, or perhaps it’s time to invest in that big idea? It’s easy for graduates of film, media and creative management to lose their way amongst the array of possibilities before them. The event Profis Plaudern Praxis IX / PraxisDokfest aims to confront students of the universities and colleges of Hesse, before they graduate, with important questions about their future careers and professionalization. Concrete advice and valuable experience will be presented in a consciously small setting. With the help of four reports by local graduates about their professional experience, guests will be offered insight into different career paths: regional or international, lone fighter or team player. The different examples are intended to motivate students to risk new ways and develop an individual definition of success and carrier. Once they have finished their studies, students need to have the courage and skill to retain, realize and make financially accessible their visions and ideals.
Vera Glahn: From student to founder: Exploring art + technology to create new formats of visual communication
Founding straight out of art school, in a new niche of the creative industries, meant that Marcus Wendt and Vera Glahn most often relied on gut feeling and common sense for creative as well as business decisions. In the span of 8 years, FIELD has built an international name for innovative digital art and design projects, and carefully grew from 2 to 15 team members. From her perspective of producer and managing director, Vera Glahn will talk about bridging commercial and artistic work, how a wide bandwidth of formats allowed FIELD to achieve specialisation in concept and aesthetics, and how the studio actively steers commissions through self-initiated projects. London based studio FIELD combines art + technology to create immersive audio-visual experiences, and powerful new formats of visual communication. Working with selected brands and cultural institutions worldwide, the studio produces artworks across moving image, interactive experiences, screen-based and kinetic installations. Known for their unique aesthetics, FIELD employs the metaphors of the near future as a visual repertoire, and the physical phenomena of light, space and time connect with archetypical human experiences. The studio‘s brand commissions have included Nike, Deutsche Bank, Monotype, Diesel, Maserati, the British Library and the Museum of London. FIELD’s independent works have been exhibited at cultural institutions and galleries worldwide, including La Gaîté Lyrique, Paris; The China Museum for Digital Art, Beijing; and the Barbican, London.
Anja Czioska: Cultural HotSpot Development
Throughout the past 25 years, Anja Czioska has worked in the development of the following areas: artist, exhibition formats, institutions, city development and economy with social aspects. She sees herself as mediator and initiator of social and cultural networking. This is achieved, on the one hand, through social media and internet platforms, and, on the other, via concrete artistic intervention in urban space, such as, for example, in temporary cultural vacancy-development, which, as an experimental “in-between”, draughts art and exhibition design for the future. Czioska defines and produces temporary places where, in a limited time vacuum, artists and producers of culture can meet and exchange experiences. Through these constructed platforms a community can emerge; interests and ways of life can be communicated visually in a unified cultural format and, via media, can be outwardly transported in all directions. (“art association Familie Montez” Frankfurt / “ArtSpace RheinMain”, former hall for oil storage in the port of Offenbach)
Martin Schmidt, Dennis Stein-Schomburg: Vom Freiraum zum Raum 230
Since 2016 the Raum 230 animation studio has been developing artistic projects in the field of animation. In addition to their own projects, they also produce films of other filmmakers in creative collaboration with authors, directors and animators. For a total of 7 projects, Raum 230 has been able to win the HessenFilm und Medien GmbH as a partner, as well as co-producers such as UFAFiction. Currently there are several animated short films, a series concept, a virtual reality project and an interactive, animated pop-up book in development and production. For corporate clients and advertising agencies, Raum 230 transforms complex matter into short, exciting animation clips. The incubator – the start-up offices of the University of Kassel – eased the transition from studying to self-employment. In June 2017, Raum 230 GbR was awarded a talent grant of €135 000 by HessenFilm und Medien Ltd.
The expert speakers will provide one-on-one feedback and be available for conversations. Interested filmmakers can pre-arrange a single twenty minute consultation and will have the possibility to receive
detailed feedback, plus learn more about possible assessment strategies for their films and works.
Please preregister with Kathi Seemann no later than November 11, 2017 at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Short-term attendance will only be possible, if free places are available.
A cooperation of the Hessen Film and Media Academy (hFMA) and the 34th Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival.