We are now open for applications for the IDFA DocLab Academy 2017!
The DocLab Academy is an international program for new talent in the field of documentary storytelling and interactive media. The five day program is part of the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam in November.
An article on fashion film project Act! Cut! Play! by Niccolò Montanari
"Though the definition of fashion film is yet to be agreed on, the overall vision of what is being produced should be aligned from the very beginning. The focus should be on deciding how the different disciplines interact with one another, whether any of them take the lead or are there to support and provide visual impact to the narrative. The aim isn’t to stand out as the main discipline, but rather to determine the correct formula to bring the vision to life."
Curator of the exhibition 'On Alchemy and Magic'
“In an ostensibly rational society in which everything is supposed to be quantifiable and evaluable, there no longer seems to be any room for magic or the magical. However, if you use your eyes you will notice that magic is omnipresent."
An interview with the makers of 'Act! Cut! Play!'
Fashion lives! Not just statically, in photos in magazines, but dynamically on the catwalk – but also, for the past ten years, in moving images. Fashion films are visually surprising, but the story is often thin as a sheer blouse. The Act! Cut! Play! project challenges makers from different disciplines – theatre, film, dance, fashion – to change this.
A souvenir from Jan Rosseel's 'Back-up' exhibition
The boxes were already on display during the exhibition Back-up at the Brakke Grond from the 10th of December until the 29th of January. After a short break, one of them returned to our lobby. Come and check it out!