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Another long creative journey reached a destination, though not the final one...alongside our work we stop-over at various other projects and ideas across the world that are worth sharing. 

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filmpro lates present: Juan delGado

filmpro lates July 2015: Flèches Sans Corps (Arrows witouth Bodies).  Still image titled 'Monring Impasse'. Photo description: A black and white view of the sea over a rocky shore, white clouds in the sky. Photo Credit: Juan delGado
Photo Credit: Juan delGado
 

Flèches Sans Corps (Arrows without Bodies)

A space for reflection on displacement, where presence manifests itself through absence.

filmprolates present Flèches Sans Corps / Arrows without Bodies by Juan delGado, a video installation that explores the traumatic experience that many so-called 'illegal' immigrants face after having been forced to leave their homeland.

 

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filmpro lates present: Qila Gill

filmpro lates present Qila Gill
Photo Credit: Julie Pasture
 

Define Me

Contributors to artist statement wanted for one evening.

"The artist never entirely knows. We guess. We may be wrong, but we take leap after leap in the dark."
Agnes de Mille

 

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There will be no filmpro lates in May! 

The team needed a short break - we'll return in June with a thrilling programme of events for the summer period! 

 

 

filmpro lates

A fresh breeze of film and digital art coming to Hoxton once a month as part of the Whitechapel Gallery's 'First Thursday' scheme.

A new production and curatorial partnership between filmpro ltd and Foteini Galanopoulou

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filmpro lates Artists return: spring group show

Negotiations between Madness and Sanity by Zeynep Dagli, filmpro lates October 2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo credit: Zeynep Dagli
 

Spring Group Show

filmpro lates Artists return! Juan Soto, Zeynep Dagli and Michael Achtman take over the studio once again to present fresh work. So, if you missed them before, this is your second chance!

The evening will include 'Violeta (V.O.S.I.)' by Juan, 'With further DhakAdo' by Zeynep and 'Flying & Floating' by Michael.

Come along this first Thursday of the month to meet the team and enjoy a glass of wine (or two!) in this small digital art gallery. Bring friends and colleagues too, the more the merrier!

If you are an artist yourself, then one more reason to join: could you be the next featured artist?

Let the dialogue begin...

Image Gallery of the event

Event details:

Thursday 2 April, 6pm – 8:30pm

filmpro, Studio 3, 1 - 15 Cremer Street, London E2 8HD
For map and transport links visit our contact us page.

Level access is provided from the street entrance to the filmpro studio.

Juan Soto

A filmmaker and editor with an exciting array of work interanationally.

His video performance '2001' inaugurated filmpro lates in September 2014.

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Zeynep Dagli

A London-based film-maker, editor and a visual artist with an academic background.

Her audio-visual experiment invited audiences to a live 'Negotiation between Madness and Sanity'

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Michael Achtman

A writer, director and dramaturg working in film, video and theatre internationally.
A few months ago he shared recent short experiemental and collage films revealing a diverse portfolio of work
Visit the event page here

filmpro lates

A fresh breeze of film and digital art coming to Hoxton once a month as part of the Whitechapel Gallery's 'First Thursday' scheme.

A new production and curatorial partnership between filmpro ltd and Foteini Galanopoulou

Go to filmpro lates homepage

 

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filmpro lates present: Chas de Swiet

Mental Elves Photo Credit Chas de Swiet

 

Mental Elves

A live musical response to classic portrayals of mental health on film 

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filmpro lates present: Theresa Kiyota Rahman de Swiet

But is it ART...? by Theresa Kiyota Rahman de Swiet

 

But is it ART...?

An interactive challenge: visitors decide whether various items and happenings are art.

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Do you have a passion for old pictures?

Fond memories of forgotten streets?

Are you curious about archive collections?

The new monthly History Hoppers group at the Tower Hamlets Local History Library and Archives offers you and your friends the chance to explore and discuss original historical library and archive sources that help to tell the story of your local area in Tower Hamlets, with a slice of cake and cup of tea to wash it all down!

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A showcase for artwork created in response to the heritage collections of Tower Hamlets Local History Library and Archives.

Flower by Judith (detail)

"I have gained in confidence to read history, write and paint.

I believe albeit in a humble fashion that the sky is the limit"

(Sarah, participant)

 

Thursday 4th December 2014 - Thursday 29th January 2015
Tower Hamlets Local History Library and Archives
277 Bancroft Road, E1 4DQ

 

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"Liverpool has a rich and contradictory history, everybody here has a story. You can't walk the streets of Liverpool without somebody telling you theirs!"

Chas de Swiet

 
The City Speaks is an exciting new podcast produced by sound artist Chas de Swiet for DaDaFest International 2014. Get down to the Tickets and information desk at the Bluecoat from 8 November, where you can borrow an MP3 player or find out how to play the tracks on your smartphone by downloading it from the DaDaFest website from 8 November. The podcast guides you around key sites and locations in central Liverpool within reach of the Bluecoat.

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Picture this...film festival logo
 

Started in 2001, Picture this...film festival is both a competitive and exhibition festival taking place annually in Calgary, Canada.

 

PTFF are currently accepting film submissions for the 2015 festival.
The deadline for submissions is 30th September 2014!

Click here for details on how to submit.

 

About PTTF 

The festival features films that are about disability and/or films on any subject that were produced, directed and/or written by people with disabilities.

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We are joining ACAVA Open Studios 2014 this September!

Come along to view the range of artists we work with, meet the team and experience how we turn our studio into a digital art gallery! 

 

ACAVA Open Studio schedule for 1 - 15 Cremer street:

Thursday 25th September: 6pm - 9pm

Saturday 27th September: 12 noon - 6pm

Sunday 28th September: 12 noon - 6pm

 

Last year we thoroughly enjoyed meeting new and old friends whilst curating filmpro Associate Artists around the studio! Click here to view photos from ACAVA Open Studios in September 2013.

 

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A fresh breeze of film and digital art comes to Hoxton, as filmpro joins the 'First Thursdays' scheme!

From September 2014 and every first Thursday of the month we will be turning our Hackney studio into a small digital art gallery, showcasing new, experimental work by artists we work with!

This will be an opportunity to proudly present the range of amazing artwork we have helped materialise, and introduce you to the growing network of filmpro Associate Artists.

Thursday 4 September: '2001' by Juan Soto

Thursday 2 October: 'Negotiation between Madness and Sanity' by Zeynep Dagli

So flag filmpro on your East London art-map and come along to our studio late openings!

Click here to find out more about filmpro lates

 

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The first workshop group on the their 'Explore' session. Tower Hamlets local history unfolding in front of them, whilst sharing their own stories, pieces of great East End history!

Thank you all for coming along and we look forward to seeing you again!

Click here for the photos of the day

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filmpro are pleased to announce that Çağlar Kimyoncu has been awarded a grant through the Artists International Development Fund programme to research and shoot the preparatory footage for his new project Conscientious Objectors. The programme is jointly funded by the Arts Council England and the British Council.


Following the success of his recent multi-screen installation COnscription, Çağlar has been awarded funding for a residency in Israel to develop and create the new project. Conscientious Objectors will look at the stories and experiences of those who take an ideological stand against compulsory military service, and the wider effects such actions have.


'In the UK, we don't really know much about conscription and conscientious objection, but it exists in dozens of countries worldwide. Why choose Israel and Palestine? Because the draft for conscription in Israel is amongst the broadest in the world: women and Deaf people are also eligible. As conflicts in the widest region continue to escalate and chances for peace seem ever more remote, the positions of those who refuse the draft and take up strategies of non-violence resistance are crucial to examine and bring into the public discussion.'
 
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Caglar is joining DYSPLA on ther GALA Fundraiser Night (Monday 11th November), contributing his message about the challenges, assumptions and creative power behind dyslexia.

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For three days in September our new studio on Cremer Street  magically transformed into a small digital art gallery, as part of the ACAVA Open Studios days!

Good old friends and new ones visited our versatile studio at its best, introducting the growing network of filmpro Associate Artists! Most of the artists were there, or through their work, eitherway, their presence was strong!

Caglar Kimyoncu

Michael Achtman

Zeynep Dagli

Julie McNamara

Juan Soto

Daniel McGowan

Theresa Kiyota Rahman de Swiet

Juan delGado

 

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Watch this space for our next Open Studio event! To keep up to date with our projects and news, you can subscribe to our mailing list by contacting us directly: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / t: 0044 (0) 20 7613 5856 / m: 0044 (0) 79 4451 3590

 

 

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This summer A World Not Ours continued its glorious journey to the screens and our hearts! Mahdi's captivating documentary was presented with the award for Best Film in the International Competition at the Edinburgh International Film Festival!

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Juan delGado's Ringing Forest is one of the five projects to receive a research and development grant through the inaugural Jerwood Open Forest!


Each selected project will be supported by Jerwood Visual Arts and Forestry Commission England to expand on the concept of their proposal and explore potential sites through a six-month period. The research process will culminate in a curated exhibition at Jerwood Visual Arts, London in January 2014.

 

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COnscription Catalogue - Front Cover


Following two exhilarating weeks, COnscription - The Exhibition completed its show in East London and now looks forward to continuing the journey to other galleries in the UK and beyond! Watch this space, as we will soon be announcing where the next project of the Conscientious Objectors series goes!

We are grateful to everyone in the production team who worked enthusiastically with Caglar Kimyoncu and filmpro to make this happen! We would, also, like to thank the Old Truman Brewery for their hospitality at the Wilkes Street gallery.

Two open events, an Artists' Talk and a Panel Discussion, complemented the exhibition, bringing to audiences the creative subtleties of improvisation in filmmaking and thought-provoking questions about a subject rarely approached through art.

The greatest 'thank you' goes to guests, friends and visitors who joined us at COnscription, and shared their inspiring comments and thoughts, encouraging us to take the project to new destinations. 

We hope you all remain on-board this journey! 

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The current overhaul of benefits has intensified debate about who is disabled, and the necessity to 'perform' this identity to be validated. Meanwhile Disabled artists enjoyed perhaps their highest profile yet in the UK through Unlimited and other London 2012 Paralympics programmes. This symposium brings together artists, campaigners and producers to discuss the implications and opportunities for Disability Arts and its activist role in the wider social context. The artists exhibiting in 'People Like You' will also discuss the works in the show.


DATE: Wed, 10 Apr 2013, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

 

LOCATION: Salisbury Arts Centre 

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Are you interested in drama and performance?

Are you someone with speech impairments or someone who uses assistive technology to communicate?

If you are, then check out Pete Edwards' upcoming workshop at the Barbican Centre in April and book a place now! Sessions will be held once a week, over a six-week period.

Click here for more details about the workshop and how to apply.

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Boat needs your support!

Still from Boat featuring the Old Man

 

A mischievous short film, by Daniel McGowan, with a sense of playfulness and creeping menace, which argues that no matter how hard you try, you can't keep the world at bay forever, nor all that it contains...   

Having had the first shoot end prematurely due to bad weather in November, Daniel is now at the final stages of his film and is seeking for funding support. A new funding campaign has been launched, hoping to raise money to finance these final steps and post-production. 

Daniel would love any help you can give, even if it is just sharing the project with others!

Click here to go to the funding campaign on Indiegogo, where you can also read what the funds will cover.

To find out more about Boat, the story, crew, cast, updates and how to get involved, visit the website: www.boat-film.com

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A flickering light in the darkness, a lighthouse watching, a woman dreaming

Sailing Out of Grain is an intimate portrait of Hilary Lister, the first disabled woman to sail solo around the UK. This new artwork by renowned artist Juan delGado captures Hilary in a distinctive, mesmerising way.

A triptych, a fragmented portrait, sounds from a life

Drawing on poetic and evocative images, Sailing Out of Grain is a non-linear narrative split over three screens, with a nuanced, naturalistic soundscape.

A sail flaps in the wind, in anticipation, in the call of the open sea

Sailing Out of Grain explores themes of dreams and reality, freedom and confinement, and challenges our perception of what constitutes the 'perfect sports body'. It is the story of Hilary's journey to regain her independence.

London Premiere Screening Press Release (PDF format)

Birkbeck Cinema (41 Gordon Square, Birkbeck, University of London, WC1H 0PD) on 11 April 2013 (5pm).

Click here to read more about Sailing Out of Grain    

 

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We recently turned a new leaf in our activities in disability film distribution making thought-provoking films available online for anyone to watch or download worldwide!

Partnering up with Realeyz TV, a German based video-on-demand company, means that we can offer the opportunity to disabled filmmakers we collaborate with to reach out to a much wider audience, who can watch the films from home and as many times as they wish!

The first films are now uploaded and more will follow! Click the titles below and happy viewing!

Resistence, by Liz Crow (2008, UK)

Frida Kahlo's Corset, by Liz Crow (2010, UK) 

Morticia, by Nabil Shaban (2009, UK)

 

 

 

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Still from COnscription promo video

You are warmly invited to become an intrigued spectator, an observer, an invisible protagonist or simply a passer-by in relation to

COnscription, an experiential multimedia installation by Caglar Kimyoncu, at the Old Truman Brewery in May 2013!

Click here to watch the promo video.

Exhibition details:

Venue: Old Truman Brewery, 4 Wilkes Street, London, E1 6QF. Click here for Google maps

Dates: Thursday 2nd – Saturday 18th May 2013

Opening times: Tuesday – Sunday, 11am – 6pm / Friday 11am – 8pm (Mondays closed)

Part of the Whitechapel Gallery's 'First Thursdays' - 2 May 2013

 

COnscription is the first project in Conscientious Objectors, a series of collaborative research-based works coming from countries which use conscription and national service.

Click here to find out more

Follow COnscription on facebook and twitter.

The project is funded by the Arts Council England and supported by the War Resisters' International.

 

 

You are warmly invited to become an intrigued spectator, an observer, an invisible protagonist or simply a passer-by in relation to COnscription, an experiential multimedia installation by Caglar Kimyoncu, at the Old Truman Brewery in May 2013!


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