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Mapping Distribution: New Norwegian Initiatives

Together with On & For Production and Distribution, Kunstnernes Hus Kino has invited a few professionals across the disciplines of visual art and film that are actively engaged in questions on distribution, to contribute to a series of video reflections and a panel discussion. These contributions are called Mapping Distribution: New Norwegian Initiatives.

In the last few years, numerous conversations across the fields of film and visual art have taken place in Norway on the need for better alternative methods for production and distribution of film. We have seen the establishment of new artist-driven production companies, a more artist-centred film education and new cinemas and festivals dedicated to artist- and independent film.

Do we need alternative structures for alternative films? Can alliances across artistic disciplines help create more suitable structures for artist- and independent film? Is it up to the filmmakers to improve the systems? In a time when communication and screening platforms are increasingly personalised, how can filmmakers, curators and distributors reach new and diverse audiences? How to build niche audiences without enhancing polarisation?

On & For Production and Distribution (On & For) is a European cooperative project that is conceived to advance and strengthen the field of artists’ moving image by creating public discursive events and by supporting moving image projects in the making.

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 Filmskole (NO). With the support of the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.