The Adelaide Film Festival, Screen Australia, South Australian Film Corporation, ABC TV and the Australia Council for the Arts are calling for ideas and participants for the second HIVE Lab.
Held from 11 – 14 October within the 2012 Melbourne Festival, the HIVE Lab will bring talented filmmakers and artists together for four days to nurture screen-based creative ideas that cut across artistic boundaries. The HIVE Lab introduces filmmakers to ideas and potential collaborators from other art forms, and inspires artists, writers, choreographers, theatre practitioners and musicians to consider film as a creative outlet. The HIVE Lab will use skilled mentors to bring participants together.
HIVE Lab 2011 participants included Meryl Tankard, Michael Kantor, Richard Tognetti, Lynette Wallworth, Gideon Obarzanek, Kate Champion, Glendyn Ivin, Tony Krawitz and Amiel Courtin-Wilson. Three bold and original art film projects that emerged received subsequent funding, and will premiere at the 2013 Adelaide Film Festival and screen on ABC TV.
HIVE Lab partners include the Adelaide Film Festival, the South Australian Film Corporation, ABC TV, Screen Australia and the Australia Council for the Arts.
Martha Coleman, Head of Development at Screen Australia said, “We are delighted to again support the Adelaide Film Festival and its partners on this unique, innovative initiative which we anticipate will result in some extraordinary work”.
Kathy Keele, CEO Australia Council said, “The HIVE Lab is a wonderful opportunity for Australian artists and filmmakers to collaborate and explore cross-artform approaches to screen work, combining elements of each to create work that’s unique and exciting. We are thrilled to be associated with this project and look forward to another year of outstanding creative outcomes from HIVE Lab 2012”.
Richard Harris, CEO of the South Australian Film Corporation said, “The SAFC is proud of our continuing association with this unique lab, because it encourages cross-arts collaborations that challenge the very idea of cinema in this country. The HIVE Lab has the potential to take us to creative places none of us has yet imagined”.
ABC TV Head of Arts Katrina Sedgwick said "ABC TV Arts is eager to work with the HIVE Lab again to support the exploration of new approaches and collaborations by artists and filmmakers to make work on the myriad screens that populate our lives”.
Adelaide Film Festival director Amanda Duthie said “Adelaide Film Festival is excited that HIVE gets an 'away game' at the Melbourne Festival, with a chance to tap into their international and Australian arts talent to give a burst of fresh inspiration to the workshop”.
The 2012 HIVE Lab is seeking applications from individual Australian artists and filmmakers who are established in their creative practice and have an early stage film based project they wish to explore in the context of this Lab. Participation is free and travel and accommodation will be provided for interstate participants.
Deadline for entries is Monday 13 August.