in betonsalon on saturday and sunday.
[meetings will mainly be held in english language]

A space to listen, discuss, and share experiences of being involved in film making in an alternative economy.
At Entzaubert 2014, we wanted to create a space for discussion among visiting and local filmmakers about modes of production, survival as filmmakers in the current economy, and our own labor practices. Do you receive film grants? Work another job to fund your films? What is “free labor?” What is “ D.I.Y.” for you? Berlin-based and visiting filmmakers will present their ways of working and discuss with participants about how we make work, how we can survive working within our own created alternative economies, as well as the problems that people have faced creating and participating in films. This is a place to exchange and hopefully start a transparent conversation about our processes. There will be three discussions (maybe more, check the blog for updates).

Sa. 5. Juli 13h-15h Betonsalon
discussion topic: modes of production
How do we make our films? When/ how does D.I.Y. ( “ Do it young”…. “ Do it yourself”) change for people involved with filmmaking as lives, ways of creating, living and circumstances develop and transition? Can D.I.Y. tactics and working for exchange continue to flourish and support our work? Do you or have you ever identified with D.I.Y. strategies of creating film? Do you choose to work collaboratively? And/or “alone”? How do people fund their films? These are just some questions that we hope to share and explore in this discussion.

Su/So. 7. Juli 13-15h Betonsalon
discussion topic: economic testimonials for divas of precarity.
Let’s talk finances: How do you survive as a filmmaker/artist in capitalism? Label your work “sponsored by the JobCenter”? Or is even that a luxury? How do you concentrate on your work while struggling with financial precarity? How can we support each other?

Su/So. 7. Juli 15-17h Betonsalon
discussion topic: labor politics and solidarity in production
What does “free labor” mean in the wake of alternative modes of producing film and the creation of alternative economies? As cultural producers who consider film and art our labor, when do we insist on financial compensation, while also continuing to support each other in no- low budget film making. What if you raise (not quite) enough money? How do you use it to make your film and support the people who help you make it? If we are creating our own modes of working “queerly” ( meaning outside of a dominant commercial structure), what responsibilities do we have
to each other as cultural producers? This is a space to encourage people to talk about their experiences of feeling included, excluded, exploited, and talking honestly about our own mistakes in our own film making practices.