Coach for Sound 2018/2019
She is a Composer / Sound designer.
Charo Calvo worked for film soundtrack and sound design with Jan Fabre and Wim Vandekeybus, one of her last works being Antwerp Central (29th FIFA, Montréal Winner Grand Prix), directed by Peter Kruger and Monkey Sandwich from W. Vandekeybus presented at Venice Festival 2011.
She is now Professor Assistant in Composition for the Media at Mons Conservatory. Guest Professor at Rits Hogeschool on Sound Creation. She is also responsable for the coaching on Sound Design for DocNomads Joint Master Degree Documentary Film Directing, (Erasmus Mundus).
Her radio work has been selected on several festivals and contests.
Coach 2018/2019 & Coach for Editing
Visual artists who live and work together since 1999. Studied at the Bezalel Academy in Jerusalem and the Sandberg Institute in Amsterdam. Their work is not confined to a specific discipline but often involves video, performance and participatory elements. In their work they are interested in collective and symbolic identities and the way they are constructed through myths, beliefs, memory, self design and the like. Apart from their own art projects, they collaborate with other artists as editors, cameramen and effects designers. They facilitate video workshops worldwide to various audiences.
Master in Architecture from the University of Engineers at Lima-Peru, she has studied film production at the INSAS, directing actors at the Ron Burrus studio in Los Angeles. She has directed 4 feature films and ten documentaries. All have been shown in selected festivals: Manheim, Toronto, Festival du Nouveau Cinéma Montreal, Berlin-Forum, San Sebastian and many have gotten several prices like: Art and Essai film price, First prize Poitiers, Jury price Taiwan TIDF, Jury Price FiDOC Chili. She has been teaching film production and directing actors in Escuela de los Baños, Cuba, at the art school in Lausanne (ECAL) at the INSAS and IAD in Brussels. The 56th Festival dei Popoli organised a retrospective of her work in 2015. Her last film Le chant des Hommes/Rising voices got the SACD prize 2015.
Jorge León studied film in Brussels (INSAS). His interests led him into the documentary field as director and director of photography. He’s been working as photographer and videomaker, with a.o. Eric Pauwels, Thierry De Mey, Benoît Lachambre, Meg Stuart. His films have been widely presented in film festivals worldwide and were awarded on several occasions. He’s been working as a dramaturg on several productions and together with Simone Aughterlony he directed stage performances. Jorge teaches documentary practice at INSAS.
Master in film directing INSAS, Brussels. Religious Science Laboratoire Audio-Visuel à l’Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes. Phd Cinématographie Sorbonne, Paris (promotor Jean Rouch). He was a studio lector at INSAS. Writer of novels and theatre plays. Realised and produced a number of documentary films.
Didier Volckaert is an artist and otaku. He created Optical Installations, made several award winning Documentaries and even a Fiction Feature Film. His main interests, apart from life, are Cinema, Japanese Pop Culture, Industrial Music & Art, Toys, Pirates & Piracy, Science Fiction, Eroticism and the Exotic. Didier is a coach and conducts both the Pre-Cinema / Databased Future seminar and the editing sessions.
Former SIC participant, Margaux Schwarz is part of the team for the coordination of the SIC program 2018/2019.
She is a french artist and curator living and working in Brussels.
Her work explores, text, scriptwriting, video and performance, she is interested in language, the plastic dimension of orality and the dematerialization impact on human relations. Her recent works involves a series of conversational performances in public spaces and the writing of a scenario based on the figure of the « Caregiver".
Filmmaker and former SIC participant. Sophie Sherman is part of the team for the coordination of the SIC program 2018/2019.
Master degree in Documentary Cinema from the Province University of Aix en Provence (Fr). Master degree in Fine Arts from the Fine Arts College of Marseille (Fr). She was then admitted at Le Fresnoy, Studio National des Arts Contemporains. She has made several documentery films and short fictions.
Artist and former SIC participant, Susanne Weck is part of the team for the coordination of the SIC program 2018/2019. Master in fine arts from the Kunsthochschule Berlin-Weissensee, co-founder of the artist group FMSW, part of Repondeur Automatik.
Born in 1980 in Paris. After a Master's degree in literature in Paris, he returned to the IAD (Institute of Media Arts, Belgium) in 2004 and obtained a Master degree in production in 2008. He lives and works in Brussels where he shares his time between documentary cinema and fiction. He is looking for a freer work method based on writing during filming, breaking the line between documentary and fiction, in direct relation to his creative material, the actors, the environment and the chaos of life. "The Summer Movie" (Le Film de l'été) received the Jean Vigo prize in 2017 and "Castle to Castle" (D’un château l’autre) received the award : "Pardi di domani" in the short film competition in Locarno, 2018. He directed numerous documentaries, including Chaumière (2013), and fiction films such as La Vie qui va avec (2008), Le Petit Chevalier (2010) and Le Désarroi du flic socialiste Quechua (2014).
Syed’s films have been shown at numerous institutions around the world including Los Angeles County Museum of Art in 2012-13, 5th Moscow Biennale (2013); Museum of Modern Art, New York (2010); Museo National Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid (2009); XV Sydney Biennale (2006); Hayward Gallery, London (2005); Tate Britain, London (2003); and Glasgow Museum of Modern Art (2002). She has also held several solo exhibitions at Talwar Gallery. Her Work is Distributed by LUX London and she is represented by Talwar Gallery in New York and New Delhi.
Her unique approach sutures different subject positions in relation to culture, diaspora and location. She was shortlisted for the 2015 Jarman Award. Her new film Meta Incognita is currently showing at Talwar Gallery in New York
Louis Henderson is a filmmaker who is trying to find new ways of working with people to address and question our current global condition defined by racial capitalism and ever-present histories of the European colonial project. Interested in exploring the sonic space of images his work aims to develop an archaeological method in cinema, listening to the echos and spirals of the stratigraphic. Since 2017 Henderson has been working within the artist group The Living and the Dead Ensemble. Based between Haiti and France they focus on theatre, song, slam, poetry, and cinema. Henderson has shown his work at various film festivals, exhibitions and biennials worldwide. His work is in the public collection of the Centre National des Arts Plastiques, France and is distributed by Lux (UK) and Video Data Bank (USA).
The team of mentors and coaches evolved throuout the years.
Fairuz was editing coach 2014 / 2015.
Every year SIC invites also different filmmakers, artists and academics
to join the team, to give feedback and to inspire the projects by masterclasses and lectures.
During the last years these guests were :