Project leader - Coach
Master in Architecture UNI. Master in film production INSAS, Studied directing actors with Ron Burrus Stella Adler studio in Los Angeles.
She has been teaching : film production and directing actors in Escuela de los Baños, Cuba, Lausanne (ECAL) at the INSAS and IAD in Brussels. She has directed 4 feature films and ten documentaries shown in selected festivals. The 56th Festival dei Popoli organised a retrospective
of her work in 2015. Her last film By the name of Tania was shown at the Berlinale 2019 and got several awards.
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.
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.
After studying philosophy, Vivianne Perelmuter entered the French movie film school La Fémis
(ex IDHEC). Vivianne Perelmuter is a film director and her films have been shown in selected festivals worldwide and were awarded on several occasions. They explore the documentary field as well as that fiction and essays.
Installation and photography also trace the contours of her work. The functioning of memory
and the defamiliarization of the perception are the main drivers that guide her search for new
forms of narrative. Her first feature, “Le Vertige des Possibles” (Uncertain Time) was released in
Paris in 2014. Vivianne Perelmuter teaches at the University of Corsica.
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.
Coach for Sound 2020/21
He started his musical career within the electronic group Front242 - their sources of inspiration range from architecture, graphic design to film. His work with the artist Kendell Geers explores the field of Contemporary Performance Art. Patrick Codenys is professor of "Sound Creation" at La Cambre - Brussels.
Artist filmmaker editor. Her critically acclaimed feature-length debut film ODYSSEY was awarded Best Film by a jury of international film critics within the Doc Alliance competition, and Best Experimental Feature at the Istanbul Experimental Film Festival. Apart from festivals including Doclisboa and FidMarseille, the film travels art institutes including the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) in London. Her work is distributed by Fabrique Phantome, Argos and LightCone. Sabine is a visiting lecturer and tutor at the Master Artistic Research in and through Cinema at the Film Academy in Amsterdam.
Film editor and researcher. After university studies in Rome and Paris, she graduated at HEAD - Geneva University of Art and Design and her film Cunta su was selected for the 26th Festival Entrevues Belfort. With the same commitment to creation, she then devoted herself to editing, which she considered an art in its own right. She edited several films, including Pietra tenera by Aurélie Mertenat (Fuori Concorso at the Locarno Festival 2017) or Des Hommes qui veillent by Diane Sorin. As a researcher, she worked on the essay form (with the publication of eux Sérieux, cinema and contemporary art transform the essay in 2014) and recently co-directed Montage, an anthology (1913-2018), published by HEAD and the Geneva Museum of Contemporary Art.
Filmmaker and former SIC participant. Sophie Sherman is part of the team for the coordination of the SIC program.
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 (Fr). 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. Master in fine arts from the Kunsthochschule Berlin-Weissensee, co-founder of the artist group FMSW, part of Repondeur Automatik.
Carlos Casas (b. 1974, Barcelona, Spain) is a filmmaker and artist whose practice encompasses film, sound and the visual arts. His films have been screened and awarded in festivals around the world, like the Venice Film Festival, International Film Festival Rotterdam, Buenos Aires International Film Festival, Mexico International Film Festival, CPH DOX Copenhagen, FID Marseille, etc. Retrospectives of his films have been presented at international festivals and cinemateques from Madrid, Mexico to Bruxelles, his work has been exhibited and performed in international art institutions and galleries, such as Tate Modern in London, Fondation Cartier, Palais de Tokyo, Centre Pompidou in Paris, NTU CCA Singapore; Hangar Bicocca, and La Triennale in Milan, CCCB Barcelona, Matadero Madrid, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía Madrid, MAAT Lisbon, GAM Torino, Bozar, Kunsten Festival des Arts Bruxelles among others. http://www.carloscasas.net
Ben Russell (1976) is an American artist, filmmaker and curator whose work lies at the intersection of ethnography and psychedelia. His films and installations are in direct conversation with the history of the documentary image, providing a time-based inquiry into trance phenomena. Russell was an exhibiting artist at documenta 14 (2017) and his work has been presented at the Centre Georges Pompidou, the Museum of Modern Art, the Tate Modern, the Museum of Modern Art Chicago, the Venice Film Festival and the Berlinale, among others. He is a recipient of a 2008 Guggenheim Fellowship, a FIPRESCI International Critics Prize (IFFR 2010, Gijón 2017), and premiered his second and third feature films at the Locarno Film Festival (2013, 2017). Curatorial projects include Magic Lantern (Providence, USA, 2005-2007), BEN RUSSELL (Chicago, USA, 2009-2011), and Hallucinations (Athens, Greece, 2017). He is currently based in Marseille, France. https://www.dimeshow.com
Rosine Mfetgo Mbakam was born in Cameroon in 1980 and started working at the NGO COE where she was trained in editing and directing and made several documentaries. In 2003, she joined the team of STV (Spectrum Television) where she made audiovisual programs. Mbakam left Cameroon to study film at INSAS in Belgium in 2007. In 2018 she founded Tândor Productions, together with Geoffrey Cernaix.
Guest Lecturer 2020/2021
Stoffel Debuysere is a researcher and curator of cinema and audiovisual arts. He has organised numerous film programmes in collaboration with a variety of organisations and institutions. He is a head programmer for the Courtisane collective and he is a lecturer in Critical Film Studies at the KASK School of Art, Ghent, where he recently obtained a PhD with the project Figures of Dissent (Cinema of Politics, Politics of Cinema).
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
Workshop Production 2020/2021
After studying in Paris, Alice Lemaire settled in Brussels to devote herself entirely to cinema. She worked for Wallonie-Bruxelles Images for two years promoting and exporting Belgian French-speaking films abroad. Today, she works mainly as a producer for Michigan Films and develops singular documentary and experimental projects. She has accompanied numerous films selected in international festivals: "Qui es-tu Octobre ?" by Julie Jaroszewski (Visions du Réel), "Une fille de Ouessant" by Eléonore Saintagnan (Silver Sesterce at Visions du Réel), "D’un château l’autre" by Emmanuel Marre (Pardino d’Oro in Locarno).
Jelena Jureša is a visual artist born in Novi Sad (Yugoslavia) who lives and works in Ghent. She has been extensively working with the questions of identity, politics of memory and oblivion through the media of photography, video and text. Being an artist who works with history and with archives, Jureša investigates the notion of truth on the verge of representation, hence combining private memories with artifacts and political and historical narratives.
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. His 1st feature film "Rien à foutre" codirected with Julie Lecoustre is selected at La semaine de la critique at Cannes, 2021. "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 short fiction films such as "La Vie qui va avec" (2008), "Le Petit Chevalier" (2010) and "Le Désarroi du flic socialiste Quechua" (2014).
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.
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 :