On & For Production

On & For Production supports artists' moving image at BFI London Film Festival

As part of the BFI London Film Festival's Experimenta programme, On & For Production hosts a workshop entitled 'Distribution as Production'. Three case studies will be used to examine distribution strategies and how they influence the production process of artists’ moving image works.

Taking place on 14 October, the event is part of On and For Production, a Creative Europe-funded Cooperation Project that responds to the particular challenges affecting the funding, production and distribution of artists’ films. It also explores the lack of prescribed models or procedures for producing artists’ film since it occupies a unique position at the intersection of the film industry and the contemporary art world.

Deputy Director at LUX María Palacios Cruz will moderate the presentation through looking at case studies by:

  • Marie Logie (Director, Auguste Orts, Belgium) and Anouk de Clercq (Founding Member, Auguste Orts, Belgium)
  • Adam Pugh (Artists’ Moving Image Project Manager, Independent Cinema Office, UK)
  • Olivier Marboeuf (Artistic Director, Khiasma, France).

Tickets for the workshop can be booked through the BFI LFF website.

Having received a Creative Europe grant of €71,830 in 2015, On and For Production is a two-year Europe-wide project led by Auguste Orts, in partnership with LUX and Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo. Throughout 2015–16 each partnering organisation will host an edition of On & For Production, beginning in London in October 2015, then Brussels in April 2016 and finally Madrid in June 2016. 

This year’s LFF Experimenta programme includes two films that were previously supported by On & For Production: Crippled Symmetries by Beatrice Gibson and Lili by An van Dienderen. During LFF, there are also professional work sessions where artists can share projects in development with invited professionals to get feedback and to connect with potential co-producers. These sessions are adapted from cinema industry models to respond to the contemporary art context of the moving image works.