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. Do we need alternative structures for alternative films? Jack Film Agency is a newly established distribution agency that was invited by Kunstnernes Hus Cinema to contribute with a reflection upon alternative distribution and production models for the film industry.
Together with On & For Production and Distribution, Kunstnernes Hus Kino has invited a few professionals across the disciplines, to contribute to a series of video reflections and a panel discussion.
The video series will be launched during March and April and serve as the background for a panel discussion on Zoom on April 20th. Read more about the panel discussion here.
Watch three video reflections from three of the initiators of the film agency Jack.
Festival programmer Cato Fossum on challenges and possibilities in distribution and what independent art films need:
Filmmaker Mariken Halle on the influence from Gothenburg Film School, on self-organization and why she wanted to establish Jack:
Artist Knut Åsdam and researcher Louisa Olufsen Layne on informal networks, «bottom up distribution» and the importance of fan culture:
About Jack Film Agency
Jack Film Agency is a newly established agency for film distribution. Jack is developed from the environment at Nordland School of Arts and Film and mirrors their occupation with the need for a rethink and rework of ways of distribution. Jack’s work is focused on spreading artist and independent film to new arenas, enhancing the public relevance of film, as well as strengthening the artist’s right of disposal of their own work. Initiators are Lene Berg, Knut Åsdam, Marin Håskjold, Mariken Halle, Katja Eyde Jacobsen, Magnus Mork, Guro Bruusgaard and curator Cato Fossum.
About On & For
On & For Production and Distribution 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.
On & For er muliggjort med støtte fra Creative Europe-programmet fra EU.