Artists & Creatives
COVID-19 Recovery Resource Platform

Artists & Creatives
COVID-19 Recovery Resource Platform

Sector: Audiovisual - Film, TV & radio

Events

From cinema to sofa: is COVID accelerating a production shift from theatrical to non-theatrical?

COVID sent us all to our sofas to watch our favourite films during lockdown. And only now, over a year later, are cinemas opening up again and welcoming back their audiences. But was COVID the cause or just an accelerator of an already established move from big screen to small? And what was the effect of this move from cinema to sofa on the production of films and series? The European Audiovisual Observatory’s Cannes conference this year will take place online as part of the Cannes Marché du Film and be simultaneously streamed on YouTube as well.

Cooperation opportunities

Call for Applications: Radio Art Residency Weimar

The Radio Art Residency is an international fellowship programme for artistic practice on the radio. The residency is a joint project by the Goethe-Institut and Experimental Radio at Bauhaus-Universität Weimar in cooperation with the University of Music FRANZ LISZT Weimar, Deutschlandfunk Kultur, EIGENHEIM Weimar/Berlin, ACC Galerie Weimar and Radio Lotte.

Funding

Introducing VICSCREEN – Victoria’s Screen Industry Strategy 2021-2025

As film, television and digital games projects spring back from the global COVID hiatus, the Victorian Budget 2021/22 will provide a record $120.7 million for an ambitious strategy to supercharge Victoria’s $2.2 billion screen industry; growing jobs, strengthening screen businesses and bringing local content to screens worldwide.

Stories / Good practices

Short films highlight the reality of homelessness in the Covid era

Isy and Leigh Anderson are a couple who work together in Manchester under the name ‘Photography by Anderson’. The award-winning duo recently produced two short films about homelessness charity Emmaus in Salford, a project born out of the peculiar circumstances we all found ourselves in Spring last year.

Funding

2021 Uprise Grant Fund

Acknowledging the disproportionate effects the pandemic and racial terror have had on storytellers of color and other systematically marginalized groups, Sundance Institute’s goal is to provide financial support at key moments in an artist’s career by supporting their personal livelihoods and creative projects. Sundance Institute is pleased to announce the launch of the Uprise Grant Fund.

Events

2021 BRIC Virtual Talent + Innovation Summit

BRIC will host a virtual Global Talent + Innovation Day on March 6th, free to the public, and packed with live and on-demand keynotes, panel and salon sessions, case studies, skills training, and creator spotlights from the world’s most iconic entertainment brands. Get ready to break, reinvent, impact and change how we engage with talent in the entertainment, tech & media spaces.

Stories / Good practices

Museum of Embraces and Encounters: PHYSICALLY DISTANCED HUGS

When was the last time you hugged someone? For the Goethe-Institut’s online video project “Museum of Embraces and Encounters”, artists from all over the world talk about moments of meeting and intimacy, but also of an encounter with a criminal. A collection of stories about embraces: as an expression of close encounters, but also as a symbol of reconciliation, of overcoming opposites. The stories are told by artists from all parts of the world.

Events

Chinese Cinema Season

Produced by Trinity CineAsia, Filming East Festival, and UK-China Film Collab, the Chinese Cinema Season is an online film screening event lasting for three months. It is the first and biggest online screening specialising in Chinese language films in the UK and Ireland that aims to enrich UK lockdown and present Chinese culture in a fresh way.

Events

An Exploration in Foreign Language Film Distribution Models in COVID-19

A film industries masterclass featuring Hiu Man Chan (UK-China Film Collab) hosted by Oxford Brooks University. This masterclass will use a recent online film festival, Chinese Cinema Season, as a case study, to explore opportunities, issues and challenges in digital film distribution during COVID-19, in particular, when it comes to foreign language films in the UK and Europe.

Stories / Good practices

No Lockdown Art – NoLA

Within the framework of its new Creaconnections program, Transcultures, in partnership with the European Pepinieres of Creation, launched the No Lockdown Art – NoLA action to support the re-activitism of Belgian and international artists who initiated, during the period containment, interesting audio, video and multimedia projects.

Research / Surveys

2021 ScreenSkills Assessment Survey

ScreenSkills invites you to fill out this 10-minute survey to help them understand current skills, gaps and shortages, the impact of Covid-19 on working practices and what the industry will look like in the future.

Stories / Good practices

The Czech theatre streaming platform trying to save an industry

The new Czech streaming service by the name of Dramox, presents some of the best theatre productions Czechia has to offer. In doing so, the platform aims to give back to the struggling industry, while providing Czech theatre goers with a much-needed fix, and maybe even bring over some new, younger fans.