KRAN Film residency

KRAN Films, Brussels, Belgium
21 Aug 2013 - 24 Sep 2013

In October and November 2013, KRAN Film is organising two residencies for cultural operators in Brussels , with a particular interest in independent, non-commercial video art and art films. This call is addressed to international programmers, programme managers, curators and film experts with an interest in independent film and video art, who are working worldwide in the institutional or non-governmental sector, including PhD researchers. The call excludes the commercial film sector. Residents who do not live and work in Belgium may apply to the call.

During the period of 10 days, each resident will have the opportunity to visit Flemish film and video archives (Argos, VAF, Cinematek, Plus-tot te laat, Cinema Nova, Auguste Orts, 68septante, Kran Film); meet Flemish film makers and film professionals; deliver a lecture, debate or presentation at the RITS School of Arts; and present a screening programme at Beursschouwburg. More information on the presentation at the RITS School of Arts and the screening programme on KRAN Film’s website (under “Residency structure”).

In total, two residents will be selected – one for the October and another for the November residency.

The October residency will be held from 18th and 27th October 2013.

The November residency will be held from 13th and 22nd November 2013.



The residency is organised around different themes that Kran Film, together with its partners and residents, would like to examine in 2013 and 2014.

In 2013 and 2014 KRAN Film residency programme aims to explore the notion of a relational citizenship. The programme is concerned with stereotypes about identities that persist in Europe despite the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 and increased migrations. Instead of uniting in its diversity, Europe is dividing along ethnic, religious or gender borders. It is in this regard that the forms of living together in migrating Europe have to be challenged. Examining these circumstances, the residency wishes to raise questions of citizenship in a multinational and multiethnic society, about neo-liberalism, migrations, populism, de-colonialism, gender, ethics and the like. Eurocentric and multipolar order, as well as contingent and precarious identities are to be examined.

In 2013 they will be specifically exploring following themes:

labour (October residency), and

gender (November residency).


There are two deadlines for submitting applications:

The applicant who wishes to further explore the theme of Labour should apply by

10th September, 2013.

The applicant who wishes to further explore the theme of Gender should apply by

24th September, 2013.

It is possible to apply for both residencies, although accepted applicants can only receive one residency.


Applications may be submitted online via the following e-mail address: resident@kranfilm.net  or via post mail service to:

Kran Film (residency)
Aalststraat 7-11
Suite A3.1
Belgium – Brussels 1000


Kran Film Collective is a Brussels and Copenhagen based network of international visual artists and film makers from outside the traditional realm of filmmaking. Kran Film is engaged in a critical approach to society we live in through film and video art.


Visit the KRAN Film’s website for further information on the oepne call and the themes.



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