ENGLISH / ČESKY
Festivals of Live Cinema
Collaboration of the Czech (PAF) and Norwegian (Screen City) Platforms for Film and Contemporary Art of the Moving Image.
Through the EEA Grants and Norway Grants, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway contribute to reducing social and economic disparities and to strengthening bilateral relations with the beneficiary countries in Europe. The three countries cooperate closely with the EU through the Agreement on the European Economic Area (EEA).
For the period 2009–14, the EEA Grants and Norway Grants amount to €1.79 billion. Norway contributes around 97% of the total funding. Grants are available for NGOs, research and academic institutions, and the public and private sectors in the 12 newest EU member states, Greece, Portugal and Spain. There is broad cooperation with donor state entities, and activities may be implemented until 2016. Key areas of support are environmental protection and climate change, research and scholarships, civil society, health and children, gender equality, justice and cultural heritage.
The Screen City Festival is dedicated to the moving image presented in public spaces; on city facades, shop windows and other urban venues. It took place for the first time in 2013. The festival experiments with the reshaping of public space through media art, presenting a programme of video art, animation, creative data visualizations, projection mapping and participatory urban media interventions.
The next edition of Screen City will take place between October 15 and18 2015 under the title Labouring the City In-between. Its goal will be the creation of locally specific works for the town of Stavanger and its public spaces. Its programme format will explore the expanded borders of cinematic experience reflecting on the line between the filmatic and non-filmatic.
Guest artists will be in charge of presenting links between the moving image and architecture in interaction with public space. The Screen City Festival is produced by the media art platform Art Republic residing in Norway and Germany.
PAF has been collaborating with the Norwegian festival and cultural platform Screen City since 2013 when an exchange of our film screening programme took place. The current project “Festivals of Live Cinema” develops the possibilities of collaboration with our experienced Norwegian partner into a complex production of a unique programme for Czech and Norwegian cities while, together with Norwegian and Czech artists, an international team of curators will be involved.