Factory of Memories

We are very happy to announce that our project “Factory of Memories” has been selected by Balkans Arts and Culture Fund (BAC), 2014 Collaboration Projects in Arts and Culture (COLABs). The project is developed in partnership with Tirana Ekspres.

The Project “Factory of Memories” is dedicated to reflect and rethink the Western Balkans’ regional collective memory cinematically and artistically.  It targets young filmmakers and video artists from non-EU Western Balkans countries in order to foster cross-border and interethnic dialogue and exchange. The main aim is to engage emerging artists to create and produce their own short-films/videos dealing with regional memories. After the international dissemination of the call for applications, 8 selected participants will enrich their practical skills in film and video making; they will gain knowledge and explore new perspectives on regional collective memories during two intensive workshops. Thereafter, the participating artists – inspired and guided by proven experts, film practitioners, video artists and professors – will create their own short-films and videos on common histories. At the end of the production phase (duration: 8 weeks) they will finalize their movies and videos together with the expert team during the second round of workshops. The produced short-films and videos will premiere in a public screening-event at Tirana Ekspres (Albania) in summer 2015. During the screening-weekend the participating artists will get in dialogue with a wider audience and invited international experts. Following that, a DVD comprising all contributed movies is produced and sent on a tour across borders- across the region.

Field, themes, approaches: Collective Memory, Short-Film and Video Art, Capacity Training, Research and Independent Artistic Production
Duration: 12 months, 1o.2014-10.2015