Production for Dummies—Brussels, 2020

17 November 2020 - Online


Unfortunately, the current circumstances required us to activate plan Z for Production for Dummies. 
The content of the workshop remains the same; but instead of a live event at ARGOS, there will now be a two part online session.

 - On 10 November the registered participants of Production for Dummies will be receiving a video registration of the workshop by Andrea Cinel (ARGOS) and Ellen Meiresonne (Atelier Graphoui). 

- On 17 November these participants will have the opportunity to ask their questions to the speakers during an online Q&A moderated by Alice Lemaire (Michigan Films).

This event is still limited to the people who registered for the original event, but the video of the workshop and the online Q&A will be shared afterwards.


On & For: Production for Dummies is a workshop on the basics of production for students, graduates, and emerging artists’ moving image makers. It will address such questions as how to find a production platform for their film, how to define the relationship between themselves and the producer, how to make a budget or determine a suitable calendar for the production process, etc.

Production for Dummies invites you to come prepared with questions to ask our experts! Upon registration, we invite you to submit two questions that you would like to be answered. You may, of course, also ask questions at the workshop itself.

Production for Dummies will map out a general overview of the regional (Brussels) and national (Belgium) production landscape, promoting local open calls and support networks. Atelier Graphoui and ARGOS will present and discuss their knowledge and experience in production, their studios and facilities, and how they support artists.

Production for Dummies will be given by Andrea Cinel (Curator at ARGOS) and Ellen Meiresonne (Production Manager at Atelier Graphoui) and moderated by Alice Lemaire (Producer at Michigan Films).

  • Language: English (our experts also speak French and Dutch)

    Production Experts

    ARGOS, Brussels (BE):

    Founded in 1989, ARGOS is a Brussels-based institution for the production and advancement of critical audiovisual arts, as well as its conservation and restoration. It makes exhibitions and programmes, distributes moving image works, and builds, preserves, and discloses a prominent collection of artist films and videos.

    Atelier Graphoui, Brussels (BE):

    Atelier Graphoui is both a collective of cinematographers and an audiovisual production workshop and creative center. It’s an authentic sound and image laboratory, active in the field of production since 1979, with the support of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation. Atelier Graphoui welcomes new projects, guides them through the various production stages, and facilitates their dissemination through their distribution activities.

    Michigan Films, Brussels (BE):

    Michigan Films is not a business, rather it is a tool shaped by those who use it and which exists solely for the purpose of making films. Michigan Films welcomes filmmakers who are passionate about cinema and helps them through the entire process of production of their film so that it can bring independent work to light.

    On & For: Production for Dummies is kindly supported by ARGOS and Atelier Graphoui and made possible by the Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF).

    On & For Production and Distribution is initiated by Auguste Orts (BE) in collaboration with Kaunas International Film Festival (LT), LUX/LUX Scotland (UK), and Nordland Kunst -og Filmfagskole (NO). With the support of the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union