05.06.24 — 10:00—17:00
Location: argos

Moving Image Atelier (MIA): On Distribution

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Herman Asselberghs, Time Wasted (2024) © Michiel Devijver

On Wednesday the 5th of June, elephy will host a Moving Image Atelier (MIA) on distribution at argos in the framework of Herman Asselbergh’s Time Wasted exhibition and in partnership with Auguste Orts.

On MIA
In 2019, elephy devised MIA as a series of workshops for artists, filmmakers and other art workers working alone or with small crews in the undefined territory between cinema and visual arts. With the aim to strengthen artistic control and enable technical decision making throughout the creative process, MIA workshops have examined the technical dimensions of moving image, sound, and post-production. Invited guest speakers have included artists such as Noski Deville, Luke Fowler, Mona Hendayati, Margaret Salmon, Alex Reynolds, to name but a few.

On Distribution
For this upcoming MIA edition, elephy invites an array of moving image arts workers to speak about distribution and promotion from varying perspectives. From producers who consider a film’s audiences whilst in the making, to programmers, who select films when evolved. Speakers of the day include: Laurence Alary (head of distribution at argos), Pauline David (director of Festival En Ville !), Alice Lemaire (producer at Michigan Films), Turab Shah (filmmaker and co-founder of Other Cinemas), Laura Staab (writer and editor at MUBI).

Timeline

Doors open at 9:30 a.m.
Start at 10:00 a.m.

  • The morning will consist of panel presentations, following with breakout groups for people to discuss in intimate round circles their distribution hurdles, ambitions, queries, and gain from collective insights. The findings of each table will be shared back into the group in a collective recap before breaking for lunch.
  • Vegan lunch for all, included in the price of the workshop. If you should have any further dietary requirements, please report them via the sign up form.
  • In the afternoon, we will have a presentation on pitching synopses and a workshop on refining film taglines by Laura Staab from MUBI. In the registration form, you are welcome to submit a tagline for review. In a collective learning session, Staab will give tips and tricks for improving the taglines submitted.
  • We will continue with a ‘distribution clinic’ – a hands on distribution work session for artists looking to circulate their films in a supportive context and with the insights of peers and members of elephy, argos, and Auguste Orts

Closing at 5pm: mingling time, the bar at argos will be open.

All are welcome!

This event will be held in English.

MIA: On Distribution is hosted by elephy and supported by argos, Auguste Orts, and the Flemish Community Commission/Vlaamse Gemeenschapscommissie (VGC).

Sign up here before Monday 27 May and pay a registration fee of 12 euros to secure your seat.

Please add the following information on PayPal:

- What is this for? MIA
- Payment type: friends and family

Limited spaces available. First come, first serve policy with payment executed.