Filmmaker of audiovisueel kunstenaar? Krijg 12 maanden lang artistieke coaching

SoundImageCulture - SIC

SoundImageCulture – SIC is a workspace where artists, filmmakers, anthropologists can find support to realise their personal projects.
SIC offers a 12-month program in Brussels that involves artistic coaching through collective seminars, individual mentoring, group critiques, and inter-artist dialogue.


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 every second month 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 the following paragraphs developed in maximum 2 pages:

  • 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 ?

How to apply?

Please prepare one PDF document with :

The filled-in application form (download here), an image of your project in good quality, the project proposal in max. 2 pages with links to your work, one page CV and any other link you chose to clarify your proposal.

Please note that the language for submission is English and formats other than PDF, multiple documents or incomplete applications will not be accepted. Applications of more than 5 pages will not be accepted either.

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

Selection process :

  • Submission deadline : 10 / 10 / 2022
  • Notification of shortlist selection : 07 / 11 / 2022
  • Personal meetings of shortlisted candidates with SIC’s team of coaches : 11 & 12 / 11 / 2022
  • Notification of selected projects : 14 / 11 / 2022
  • Planned Data Collective Sessions : 30 / 1 – 2 / 2 / 2023 , 6 – 9 / 3 / 2023, 24 – 27 / 4 / 2023, 19 – 22 / 6 / 2023, 25 – 28 / 9 / 2023, 20 – 23 / 11 / 2023.

Participation fee : 1500 €

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

SIC’s team of coaches for 2023 are:  Vivianne Perelmuter, Effi Weiss, Amir Borenstein (Effi & Amir), Mary Jiménez, Jorge Léon.  Patrick Codenys and Charly Deville for sound.