12 March a date that has a new meaning now. It marks the beginning of the first Dutch lockdown. A year later we are commemorating this extraordinary time with My Pandemic Year, an online film screening for video works dedicated to your experience in a time of covid.
Earlier this year we put out an international open call for video works for this occasion. We are amazed by the richness of the films we’ve received. We are proud to invite you to watch more than 20 short works which will premiere on 12 March.
This year to date has been marked by pain, uncertainty and loss, all of which is still processed until the present. But we have also seen resilience, care and rest become leading factors in the lives of many. Our new curator Henrietta Müller, created this open call with the idea to have a collective space to share our experiences and investigate how this time in isolation has impacted our creative juices.
We invite filmmakers and visual culture lovers to get together to celebrate creativity in times of turmoil. Storytelling is an empowering tool that is accessible to all. Let’s see how we have used it in these dire times.
The event is free of charge and all of the makers will be present.
The programme will be structured as a few programme blocks after which we will host a Q&A session with the makers.
The event will take place on ZOOM (link to follow soon).
Full programme TBA!
Special thank you to Marion Lissarrague, MINT Rotterdam, Manifest, Cinema Colombiano, Roffa Film Club, Jacques Kaiser and everybody else who helped us spread the word for the open call!