CALL FOR PROJECTS SIC 2024
SIC is a one year program that accompanies filmmakers and artists in the development of their film or audiovisual project.
At SIC a group of coaches - renown artists/filmmakers – and a group of peers will follow your project in a supportive and professionnal environment.
SIC has been thought by filmmakers for filmmakers and audiovisual artists in order to help them break the solitude of the creation process.
It is a framework based on the idea of thinking by doing, on discussion around concrete audiovisual materials.
We look for projects that are authentic and push the borders of audiovisual language.
We care about esthetical and ethical reflections connected to the project. Our aim is to support the participant develop a radical artistic vision.
What we offer you : Filmmakers, artists and thinkers brainstorming collectively on your project; personal mentoring; encounters with international guests allowing new viewpoints on your project, masterclasses and seminars focusing on contemporary works and sound design, as well as a production seminar introducing the local production facilities and infrastructures. A public presentation of your work at the end of the cycle.
Collective sessions take place about every two months in Brussels. The common language is English.
What we expect : To be present at the collective sessions, give feedback and assistance to your peers ; to hold at least one meeting with your personal coach in between sessions ; present audiovisual materials of your project at every collective session (footage, tryouts, edits).
Our selection is based on an audiovisual project proposal submitted by the candidate, which contains the following paragraphs developed in maximum 2 pages:
- What is the subject of your project and why do you want to make it?
- What’s the relation between the author and his or her subject/ the 'other' ?
- What is your formal approach? Is there a relation between your subject and the form you choose ?
To send us your application:
Please prepare one PDF document with :
The filled-in application form (download here).
Please note that the language for submission is English and formats other than PDF, multiple documents or incomplete applications will not be accepted.
Looking forward to reading your proposals. Don't hesitate to contact us if you have questions : firstname.lastname@example.org
Selection process :
Submission deadline : 8 / 10 / 2023
Notification of shortlist selection : 7 / 11 / 2023
Personal meetings of shortlisted candidates with SIC's team of coaches : 9 & 10 / 11 / 2023
Notification of selected projects : 14 / 11 / 2023
Planned Data Collective Sessions : 4 - 5 / 12 / 2023 , 5 - 8 / 2 / 2024, 15 - 18 / 4 / 2024, 10 - 14 / 6 / 2024, 23 - 26 / 9 / 2024, 18 - 21 / 11 / 2024.
Participation fee : 1500 €
For Belgian residents there are possibilities to co-finance the participation fee via SABAM , SCAM and VAF.
Former guests include :
Andrea Luka Zimmerman, Avi Mograbi, Maïder Fortune, Emily Wardill, Basma al Sharif, Carlos Casas, Ben Russel, Rosine Mbakam, Stoffel Debuysere, Alia Syed, Emmanuel Marre, Louis Henderson, Britt Hatzius, Dr. Chris Wright, David Toop, Eleonore de Montesquieu, Els Dietvorst, Ergin Cavusoglu, Genevieve Yue, Itsushi Kawase, Jeff Silva, Mira Sanders, Pieter Geenen, Ursula Biemann, Wapke Feenstra... A list of previous international guests can be found here.