With 50 labs represented and 150 participants, the FILM LABS MEETING part of Bains Argentiques is as much a summer camp as a summer school : 5 days of exchanges and discussions about the state of the art of film.
The program is collaborative and the venue offer several spaces for different activities : 3 small dark rooms, 1 large room for talks and conferences, 1 open screen space, a bar for informal talks etc.
THE REGISTRATION IS COMPLETE, SADLY, WE ARE UNABLE TO ACCEPT ANY MORE PARTICIPANTS TO ENSURE A GOOD QUALITY IN EXCHANGES, TALKS AND ACTIVITIES.
Visit also FILMLABSMEETING ~ PRACTICAL INFORMATIONS
for adresses of venues, informations about lunch, access to screenings etc…
Visit MEETING THE FILM LABS
for the Public program
FILM LABS MEETING
A Collaborative program
Apart from very few things that are already set, the week program is still to be decided.
It is an important aspect to us that the program is constructed collectively.
The idea is that the schedule will result of your different proposals (we organise the schedule all together with your different proposals). It will be done during the morning plenary meetings.
This is essential – vital – indispensable… that everybody take part to the plenary meetings ! It’s a time for introducing yourself and propose activities on the schedule.
Basically, plenary meetings will focus on the current day program (even if some activities can also be planned for the following days).
From monday to friday at la Fabrique Chantenay
9:30 > Coffee time
10:00 to 11:00 > Plenary Meeting
11:00 to 13:00 > Activities
13:00 to 14:30 > Lunch
14:30 to 19:00 > Activities
19:00 > Closing doors
Monday and tuesday the plenary sessions might be a bit longer. 10:00 to 13:00.
See who is coming on the : Participants list
L’Abominable (Fr) / AGX Film Collective (Us) / Anyeye (Us) / ARK Film Lab (It) / Atelier MTK (Fr) / Atomo47 (Pt) / BEEF – Bristol Experimental and Expanded Film (Uk) / Big Mama’s Cinematheque (Us) / Black Hole Collective Lab (Us) / Burstscratch (Fr) / Cimatheque – Alternative film Center (Egy) / Cinestar (Uk) / Colab (Bra) / Crater-lab (Esp) / Double Negative (Can) / Echo Park Film Center (Us) / Etna (Fr) / Film in Process (Uk) / Filmkoop Wien and Film Research Institute (Aut) / Filmverkstaden (Fin) / Filmwerkplaats (Nl) / Hands On Film (Uk) / Iris Film Collective (Can) / KinoLab (Col) / Kinosmidja (Isl) / Klubvizija SC (Hr) / Lab Laba Laba (Ind) / Labo bxl (Be) / Labo CCP (Fr) / Labo K (Fr) / Labodoble (Cz) / Laboratorio Experimental de Cine (Mex) / Laboratorio Reversible (Esp) / LaborBerlin (Ge) / LIFT – Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (Can) / Los Otros (Phl) / Mono No Aware (Us) / Nanolab (Aus) / Negativland Lab (Us) / Polar Lab (No) / Process Reversal (Us) / Schalten und Walten (Ge) / Svetloton (Yu) / The Handmade Film Institute (Us) / UnzaLab (It)
TOPICS OF INTEREST
From the pre-registration, we identified the following topics of interest :
Sharing theorical and technical knowledge
Sharing equipment : equipment data base, salvage / repair
Communication about films/ works made in labs / Curation
Labs in area of the world yet not well represented in the network (Asia/ Africa…)
Handmade emulsion : state of researches
Equipment maintenance, building of spare parts
Color copy : addition- substraction
Options for bath temperature control
THEORIE – AESTHETICS – POLITICS
Text and images
Mix of genres : narration in experimental film/ Experimental documentary…etc..
Art and sciences
Analog film and internet
Work with archive, found footage
Creation conditions in a capitalistic world, contemporary forms of artistic independance
Collective cinema and horizontal production
Environnement and photochemicals
Present and futur of analog film
Access to film stock/ commercial connections
Use of outdated film stock
The larger room, for plenary meeting and discussions, round table (with mic and PA!).
~ up to 150 people
STAGE (as projection room)
An almost dark room to show or watch some films (adjacent to the main room)
~ up to 50 people
Projections here will be organised following the same rules as other open screenings during Bains Argentiques :
Time slots will be reserved. Possible formats will be Super8/ 16 /digital. You’ll have to give informations to a coordinator about your film. See “Open screening” below for more informations.
A room for discussions or workshops or what you want
~ up to 60 people
3 DRESSING ROOMS (as darkrooms)
3 spaces for processing and darkrooms experiments – up to 4 people per room
Mire provide a basic kit for workshops, you will be able to make workshop proposals on the spot to contribute to the collaborative program. (if you need more stuff than provided in the basic kit, bring it with you ).
List of material in the Basic kit for workshops
DRY LAB CORRIDOR
Dry lab space
A (very) small room with a refigerator, up to 5 people
To breath some fresh air, up to 10 people
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PARK (Parc des Oblates)
An outdoor space for eating and discuss under the sun
~ up to 300 people, approx. 😉
MIRE’s LAB (30min away from La Fabrique with public transports)
A -more or less!-complete lab with 16mm printer
Somes tiny rules
– MODERATE : we wish that for every discussion there is a moderator.
– BE THERE : mandatory to plenary meeting
– DOCUMENT : highly encourage anyone involved in any activity (discussion, round table, research workshop etc.), to take notes (and even pictures), and add it to the wiki : www.re-mi.eu/wiki/ (Pierre is there for any question or needs related to documentation)
OPEN CALLS FOR ACTIVITIES TO BE PROPOSED IN A PUBLIC CONTEXT
How it works : An “open screening MC” will do the coordination of all the open screenings. You give your film to this person and fill a small form ( title, duration, format, favourite time slot in the week). The programs will be then announced in the plenary meeting + displayed on the schedule.
>> WEDNESDAY 6 ~ Jardin C ~ 19:00 to 22:30
The idea is to share with people about a project, a research, an invention, an intention… something still in progress or not, the aim is to explain, tell, talk, give the ins and the outs of a project, unveil the stories behind a film or (almost) anything else ….
As it is public, we will encourage having a french speaker around to help for live translation.
The schedule for this evening will be setup in the beginning of the filmlabs week, declare yourself on monday or tuesday.
Contact person : Pierre (firstname.lastname@example.org).
>> SATURDAY 9 ~ La Déhale (Le Pellerin) ~ 15:00 to 19:30
BAC À SABLE ~ The last afternoon of the Bains Argentiques – we will transfer our workspace to La Déhale, an associative open-air cafe on a barge, in the delightful village of Le Pellerin where the performances will also be held. We call this part of our program “Bac à sable” (the Sandpit), a meeting aimed at the general public.
Here you can propose all kinds of activities, on a volunteer basis, focusing on practical workshops, experiments, reflexion, setting up games and presentation of fun objects related to film. Varied ways of discovering the film universe are welcome, it only have to be aimed at beginners, curious people, families, little ones and grown-ups passers-by strolling along the river.
Practical note & details HERE : CALL for Déhale
Contact Person : Katiana (email@example.com)