A one year program that accompanies artists in the development of their film or audiovisual project

SIC - SoundImageCulture

SIC is a one year program that accompanies filmmakers and artists in the development of their film or audiovisual project. At SIC a group of coaches – renown artists/filmmakers – and a group of peers will follow your project in a supportive and professionnal environment.

SIC has been thought by filmmakers for filmmakers and audiovisual artists in order to help them break the solitude of the creation process. It is a framework based on the idea of thinking by doing, on discussion around concrete audiovisual materials.

We look for projects that are authentic and push the borders of audiovisual language. We care about esthetical and ethical reflections connected to the project. Our aim is to support the participant develop a radical artistic vision.

What we offer you : Filmmakers, artists and thinkers brainstorming collectively on your project; personal mentoring; encounters with international guests allowing new viewpoints on your project, masterclasses and seminars focusing on contemporary works and sound design, as well as a production seminar introducing the local production facilities and infrastructures. A public presentation of your work at the end of the cycle.

Collective sessions take place about every two months in Brussels. The common language is English.

What we expect : To be present at the collective sessions, give feedback and assistance to your peers ; to hold at least one meeting with your personal coach in between sessions ; present audiovisual materials of your project at every collective session  (footage, tryouts, edits).

Our selection is based on an audiovisual project proposal submitted by the candidate, which contains following questions:

– What is the subject of your project and why do you want to make it?

– What’s the relation between the author and his or her subject/ the ‘other’ ?

– What is your formal approach? Is there a relation between your subject and the form you choose ?

To send us your application:

Please fill in the application form by October 8th 2023

Please note that the language for submission is English and formats other documents or incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Some questions require answers to be 2 pages long maximum (explained in the form), any answers longer than 2 pages on those questions will not be accepted.

Looking forward to reading your proposals. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have questions : soundimageculture@gmail.com

Selection process :

Submission deadline : 8 / 10 / 2023

Notification of shortlist selection : 7 / 11 / 2023

Personal meetings of shortlisted candidates with SIC’s team of coaches : 9 & 10 / 11 / 2023

Notification of selected projects : 14 / 11 / 2023

Planned Data Collective Sessions : 4 – 5 / 12 / 2023 , 5 – 8  / 2 / 2024, 15 – 18 / 4 / 2024, 10 – 14 / 6 / 2024, 23 – 26 / 9 / 2024, 18 – 21 / 11 / 2024.

Participation fee : 1500 €

For Belgian residents there are possibilities to co-finance the participation fee via SABAM , SCAM and VAF.

Each year, once the SIC cycle is completed, the post-production Momentum Sic-Derives Grant may be awarded to one of the Belgian french-speaking participants. 

The grant includes 10,000 Euros intended to finish the film, as well as post-production facilities: editing room, sound editing room, mixing, color grading, DCP printing and festival registrations.

The goal of this grant is to finish the films quickly without losing the initial momentum. It excludes any subsequent form of grant application on the French-speaking side. L’Atelier Derives effectively becomes the film producer.

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