The film Robin Hood Gardens - Vision and Value by Adrian Dorschner and Thomas Beyer, supported by Werkleitz with a project grant, explores different points of view on the London housing development Robin Hood Gardens. The building of the architects Alison & Peter Smithson was inaugurated in 1972 and partially demolished at the beginning of this year. Fragments of the building are currently exhibited at the Architecture Biennale in Venice. As part of the exhibition, the film Robin Hood Gardens - Vision and Value by the Leipzig based filmmakers Adrian Dorschner and Thomas Beyer will be screened. The interviews in this film are excerpts from the raw material of her long portraits of Robin Hood Gardens, which will be completed in 2020. The 16th Venice Architecture Biennale will be open until November 25th 2018. The film is supported by Werkleitz, the Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung, the Kulturstiftung Sachsen and the Sächsische Landesmedienanstalt.
Anlässlich des 25-Jährigen Jubiläums und 101 Auszeichnungen blicken wir mit einem Filmprogramm auf gefeierte Erfolge zurück. Zusammen mit der Mitteldeutschen Medienförderung lädt Werkleitz am 9. Juni 2018 um 19:00 in das Luchs Kino am Zoo in Halle (Saale) ein. In Anwesenheit der Filmemacherinnen und Filmemacher präsentieren wir u. a. den mehrfach ausgezeichneten Videokunstklassiker No Sunshine (DE, 1997) des Werkleitz Gründungsmitglieds Bjørn Melhus sowie ausgewählte prämierte Produktionen der Professional Media Master Class (PMMC). Gunnar Schellenberger, Staatssekretär für Kultur und Claas Danielsen, Geschäftsführer der Mitteldeutschen Medienförderung werden die Werkleitz Filmgala mit Grußworten eröffnen.
The production Sandmädchen (DE, 2017) by Mark Michel, supported by Werkleitz, has been awardedthe DRK Media Prize. Congratulations!
The Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung has selected the four film projects for their new pilot program. PMMC participant Ginan Seidl receives funding for her project “Moretones”, which she develops with her Mexican co-author, former EMARE MEX fellow Daniel Ulacia. The PMMC alumni network also includes Emerson Culurgioni and Stefanie Schroeder, who will work on the realization of their experimental documentary “La Duna” as part of the programme. The pilot programme offers directors the opportunity to focus entirely on the story, its artistic realization, the work with the actors and protagonists and the development of their own handwriting.
Arjon Dunnewind from Impakt will present the European Media Platform on Friday, April 20 at 7 pm at Kunsthalle Osnabrück at the new associated partner, the European Media Art Festival in Osnabrück. The four-year EU project (project management at Werkleitz in Halle) with partners throughout Europe supports media artists with residencies in the production of new works and will launch its new call for emerging artists at Ars Electronica in September. The EMAP / EMARE scholarship holder at Impakt, Anna Riedler will present her current work at the conference at 1 pm.
On March 24, 2018, the Media Art Worlds Conference, organized by the European Media Art Platform, takes place in Helsinki. The conference on the production and presentation of media art explores how to develop projects, reach audiences and promote practices in the many media art worlds. The Round Table #1 Art, Movie and the Net will be moderated by Peter Zorn. Further information about the program. EMAP is co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.
PMMC Alumni Mark Michel is traveling north to the Norske Documentary Film Festival April 25-29 in Volda, Norway, with his long feature documentary Sandmädchen (DE, 2017), produced by Worklights Media Production and supported by Werkleitz.