Mentoring and exhibition residency program for international filmmakers during the 41st Havana Film Festival
Working from Havana’s city center, Arthaus Residency is open to international filmmakers and film critics looking for an immersive experience in their work or research.
To apply to the December 2019 Residency Program, please read and understand all the details below.
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A space for artistic creation since 2016
Arthaus’ main goal is to advance the selected artists’ professional and artistic development by offering a space for creative practice and experimentation, with the guidance and support of the Residency’s staff and associates.
Our residents will have the opportunity to live and work in a colonial house and participate in a range of activities such as talks, meetings and studio visits.
We organize monthly events and regularly coordinate collective art projects with a wide network of local artists and art spaces. Participants are encouraged to collaborate with local filmmakers, propose workshops, and learn about the sociocultural scenario in Cuba.
Residency Program - December 2019
From December 1st to 21st, 2019, Arthaus will be home to four filmmakers, film critics or researchers working in any discipline of the visual arts: filmmaking, performance, writing, research, music/sound, stage and costume design, production, film events, etc.
With this Program, Arthaus intends to contribute to the visibility of emerging contemporary filmmakers, film critics and researchers, by presenting their work to the international audience visiting Havana to attend the 41st Festival Internacional del Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano.
The artists in residence will live 21 days in the house where their work and exhibition space is located.
Havana, our context
From December 5th to 12th, 2019, our city will host the 41st International Festival of New Latin American Cinema (Havana Film Festival), the largest film event in Cuba. Its next edition "intends to recognize and disseminate cinematographic works that, by its significance and its artistic values, contribute to enrich and reaffirm the Latin American and Caribbean cultural identity"; and is dedicated to the work of Cuban filmmaker Santiago Álvarez on the centenary of his birth.
The Festival’s official program includes a wide selection of contemporary cinema from Latin America and the rest of the world; the Industry Sector activities include talks on various topics of cultural, social, and cinematographic interest; in the evenings, the Festival throw parties by the sea, with hand-picked local DJs taking care of the music.
During the Festival, independent art spaces open their doors to be part of a collateral experience, where attendees engage with creators working outside of a mainstream institutional context. With this in mind, Arthaus will host our Winter Film Program, a three days show of indie productions (See call for films: http://bit.ly/ARHAUSFILM2019).
Open call: September 25 to November 5, 2019
Notice to selected filmmakers: November 10, 2019
Residency Program: December 1 to 21, 2019
41st Havana Film Festival: December 5 to 12, 2019.
Individuals or groups may apply. Applicants must be over 18 years of age and be able to prove experience in any film-related discipline. Each selected artist/researcher will participate in the Residency with the project proposed in their application.
Filmmakers may apply by presenting a work in progress to receive mentoring from a noted Cuban filmmaker.
Film critics and researchers may apply by presenting a research project, to receive mentoring from a noted Cuban film scholar.
Filmmakers may apply by presenting a completed film to be screened at our Winter Film Program.
Interested artists/researchers should prepare the following information to be sent to email@example.com:
1. Curriculum Vitae listing relevant training and experience
2. Scan of Passport with an expiration date no sooner than three month after the final day of Residency
3. Images, pages of previous works or productions, links to videos (YouTube, Vimeo, Instagram, etc.)
4. Proposal for project to be mentored or film to be screened at the Residency. Please include:
▪ Dossier of the film, work in progress or research project.
▪ Media files (video links, trailers, or reference images).
▪ Timeframe and space requirements of your presentation, technical requirements, materials to be used.
▪ Any special features of the project.
Email subject line should read: “[Participant’s name] / ARTHAUS International artist residency 2019”.
Proposed activities during your stay
- Mentoring sessions of the project proposed by each resident artist.
- Present your film at the Winter Film Program
- Residents can propose a workshop or presentation on their work; may include finished films or work in progress
- Final presentation of each project developed in the course of the Residency
- Visit to cultural spaces, studios of Cuban filmmakers, talks proposed by Arthaus, and events organized by the 41st Havana Film Festival
The cost of the Residency is 750 EUR per participant.
Each artist must pay airfare to and from Havana, Cuba. All meal costs and incidental expenses incurred in the course of the Residency will be the responsibility of the artist.
The cost of the residence must be paid 50% via wire upon acceptance to the Program, then 50% in cash upon arrival at the Residency.
Upon request, Arthaus will make letters of invitation in case you wish to apply for outside funding to cover Residency costs.
Each resident artist will be offered:
- Accommodation in single or shared rooms
- Basic food (rice, sugar, coffee, etc.)
- Shared work and meeting space
- Use of Arthaus exhibition space
- Use of media production equipment (projectors, cameras, lights, sound, video editing suite, etc.)
- Access to a Spanish-English translator
- Transportation from Havana Airport upon arrival
Arthaus space in Havana’s city center:
- One exhibition space (54m2) with video projection capability and surround sound
- A joint work space with office supplies and laptops available
- A private studio with a single bed, private work space, bathroom and kitchen
- A private room with a double bed and private bathroom
- A shared room with two single beds and private bathroom
All rooms and exhibition spaces are within the main house, with access to the common areas: terrace, patio, dining room, shared bathroom and kitchen.
Of the responsibilities and commitments of the selected artists
All accepted residents must:
- Inform firstname.lastname@example.org of intention to attend the Residency no more than five (5) business days from the date of notification of acceptance.
- Sign agreement to the Residency’s Terms and Conditions.
- Undertake to produce works and projects respecting Cuban laws.
- Obtain (and, if necessary, pay for) all documentation necessary to enter Havana (example: Tourist Visas)
- Provide proof of medical coverage valid during residence period, as required by Cuban law.
- Prepare a presentation of their Residency project for public consumption.
- Assign limited rights of reproduction / publication of images of the works produced during Residency.
- Assign limited rights of reproduction / publication of personal accounts of the Residency experience (delivery of these accounts will be voluntary, and used for the purposes of promoting both Arthaus and its visiting artists).
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