On & For Production and Distribution (On & For) brings together a team of four partners which each represent—and have significant experience in—the different contexts under which artists' moving image (AMI) is taught, produced, collected, exhibited and distributed.
Auguste Orts is a Brussels-based production and distribution platform founded by artists Herman Asselberghs, Sven Augustijnen, Manon de Boer and Anouk De Clercq. In 2006, these four artists, active primarily in the expanded field of film and video, decided to join forces to found the Auguste Orts platform.
Auguste Orts’ artists work in close collaboration with Marie Logie, the organisation’s director, and Pepa de Maesschalck, business director, to facilitate the production and distribution of their projects.
The expertise is shared through guest productions and put in a discursive context in various ways. In collaboration with Argos & Courtisane, Auguste Orts set up DISSENT!, a series of talks on politics and cinema. In addition, Auguste Orts launched On & For Production, an initiative to facilitate the production of artists’ films on an international level.
Kaunas International Film Festival
Visos muzos is a non-profit organisation working in the fields of audiovisual promotion and audiovisual education. In 2007, Visos mūzos established Kaunas International Film Festival (KIFF) as a public act seeking to draw attention of audiences and decision makers towards the homogenisation of film culture in Lithuania. Today, KIFF is the main film event in Kaunas, which is set to be European Capital of Culture in 2022. In 2010, Visos muzos started theatrical distribution in Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. While major distributors in the Baltic countries mainly present mainstream cinema, Visos muzos creates space for artists' moving image in cinemas. KIFF is a member of Europa Distribution network, and the Lithuanian representative organisation in the European Network of Young Cinema Nisi Masa. And in 2011, together with five Lithuanian institutions established in the field of film education, they started the Lithuanian three-year project “Learn from Cinema” (Mokausi iš kino).
LUX is an international arts agency that supports and promotes artists’ moving image practices and the ideas that surround them. Founded in 2002 as a charity and not-for-profit limited company, the organisation builds on a long lineage of predecessors (The London Film-Makers’ Co-operative, London Video Arts and The Lux Centre) which stretch back to the 1960s.
The only organisation of its kind in the UK, LUX represents the country’s only significant collection of artists’ film and video, and is the largest distributor of such work in Europe. LUX works with a large number of major institutions including museums, galleries, festivals and educational establishments, as well as directly with the public and artists. The organisation’s main activities are distribution, exhibition, publishing, education, research, and professional development support for artists and arts professionals.
LUX has also established LUX Scotland, which carries out its work in Scotland.
Nordland Kunst-og Filmhøyskole
Nordland Kunst-og Filmhøyskole (NKFS), situated in the Arctic Circle in northern Norway, offers a BA in moving image. Rather than a traditional film school, NKFS is an art school educating artists specialising in moving image. This approach is characterised by a deep reflection on the language and methods used, and a critical and creative approach to film conventions. The school is also active nationally in the discourse on new methods of funding, production and distribution reflecting the growth and needs of this field of film practice. The faculty, led by acclaimed filmmaker Katja Eyde Jacobsen, represents some of the most innovative and relevant filmmakers in the Norwegian national context today such as Knut Åsdam, Thomas Østbye, Sille Storilhe and Guro Bruusgaard. The majority of the courses are run by external artist-filmmakers, theorists, and political activists.