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Join film residence program The Weight of Mountains


A new program called The Weight of Mountains is set to challenge filmmakers in some of the most remote and difficult locations around the globe. The inaugural program is set in Skagaströnd, Iceland at Nes Artist Residency. Applications for the 3-month filmmaker development residency close May 31, 2013.

Nes Artist Residency will host filmmakers for 3 months to develop a short film on location in Skagaströnd, Iceland. Selected filmmakers will participate in a 3-month film development residency over December 2013, January and February 2014.

The program will include 3 professional symposiums and the opportunity for resident filmmakers to create a short film based around the curated theme of ‘Humanity and Environment’ while on location in Skagaströnd. Each filmmaker will be offered a place in The Weight of Mountains Film Festival to present their film and hold a directors talk to audiences at the end of February 2014.

The Weight of Mountains is now calling for applicants to be a part of the program. There are positions for filmmakers, symposium guest speakers, and films submitted for the film festival in February. There is a strong focus on creative development and process that encourages filmmakers to respond to ideas of humanity and the sculptural impact of our immediate and influential environments.  

The residence program will bring together filmmakers from Nordic, Baltic, and international regions. The program straddles a fine line between freedom and structure, encouraging filmmakers to work on any style or direction in their individual practice though they must do it independently, self-sufficiently, and with limited resources while responding to a central theme.

The Weight of Mountains is co-founded by Australian filmmaker, Tim Marshall, and Iceland based curator and artist, Melody Woodnutt. It is administered and hosted by their residency partner, Nes Artist Residency.

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