Art form cross pollination between film, TV & the arts.
First held within the 2011 Adelaide Film Festival, this ground-breaking residential lab brought together 20 talented artists from film, literature, performing and visual arts. Led by BAVC’s Wendy Levy with a team of brilliant mentors from a number of disciplines, the HIVE LAB introduced filmmakers to creative development methodologies and potential collaborators from other art forms and inspired artists to consider film as a creative outlet.
There is a perception that film can appear to be very isolated from the rest of the arts, both in terms of funding structures but also creatively. The HIVE LAB aims to enhance the cross pollination between those working in the performing and visual arts, literature and film and increasing the buzz of ideas and collaborations that will inevitably result.
The 16 Hive participants will be immersed in a rigorous program of creative exercises, complemented by forums and discussions which explore cross art form collaboration, creative process, case studies and ideas generated through the Melbourne Festival program and guests.
We see value in the participants hanging out with each other and engaging with the festival, going to parties and sharing time with each other with all the conversations and all the creative possibilities as well as the networking and inspiration.
Our goal is to attract a diverse range of participants who are already creatively established in their fields. In bringing a unique group of people together in the festival context, we seek to prioritise and value their conversations with each other as much as the practical learning that we embed in the process. Ultimately we hope to stimulate the development of new work for cinema and TV that is shaped and crafted by an artistic vision and process, ideally with new creative partnerships.
HIVE LAB 2011 alumni include Michael Cantor, Meryl Tankard, Richard Tognetti, Lynette Wallworth, Gideon Obarzanek, Kate Champion, Glendyn Ivin and Amiel Courtin-Wilson.
Participation for the lab is by invitation following a national call for applications. Interstate participants will have their travel and accommodation costs covered.
Selection of participants will be made by a panel consisting of representatives from SAFC, Screen Australia, Australia Council for the Arts, ABC TV and Adelaide Film Festival...
Amanda Duthie, Festival Director, Adelaide Film Festival
Kathy Keele, CEO, Australia Council for the Arts
Richard Harris, CEO, South Australia Film Corporation
Martha Coleman, Head of Development, Screen Australia
Katrina Sedgwick, Head of Arts ABC TV
“Adelaide Film Festival is excited that HIVE gets an 'away game' at the Melbourne Festival, with a chance to tap into their international and Australian arts talent to give a burst of fresh inspiration to the workshop”.
Amanda Duthie, Festival Director
“The SAFC is proud of our continuing association with this unique lab, because it encourages cross-arts collaborations that challenge the very idea of cinema in this country. The HIVE LAB has the potential to take us to creative places none of us has yet imagined”.
Richard Harris, CEO
“We are delighted to again support the Adelaide Film Festival and its partners on this unique, innovative initiative which we anticipate will result in some extraordinary work”.
Martha Coleman, Head of Development
"ABC TV Arts is eager to work with the HIVE LAB again to support the exploration of new approaches and collaborations by artists and filmmakers to make work on the myriad screens that populate our lives”.
Katrina Sedgwick, Head of Arts
“The HIVE Lab is a wonderful opportunity for Australian artists and filmmakers to collaborate and explore cross-artform approaches to screen work, combining elements of each to create work that’s unique and exciting. We are thrilled to be associated with this project and look forward to another year of outstanding creative outcomes from HIVE LAB 2012”.
Kathy Keele, CEO