Live Cinema UK: Artist Commission

Building on the successes of the Live Cinema Conference held at King’s College London in 2016 and the Live Cinema Summit at Sheffield Doc/Fest 2018, the Live Cinema Festival of Research and Innovation 2020 will address artistic and technological advances in the field of live cinema: film screenings augmented through live or immersive elements, including site-specific locations, technological intervention and digital participation. The festival will take place over 4 days in the week commencing 18th May and will feature cutting edge academic research, master classes, workshops, a programme of screenings, Q&A sessions and world premieres of exclusive live events.

We will be recruiting new artist associates to participate in a series of development activities and workshops starting in March 2020. The associate artist process will challenge the increasingly popular notion that the future of film spectatorship will be dominated by digitally enabled home viewing and streaming, and will instead explore the possibilities provided by the cutting-edge innovations in Live Cinema Production and Exhibition that respond to audiences’ increasing desire for live and collective cinematic experiences.

How to apply

Please read the full details of the open call on our website.

Apply by email to by 5pm on March 6th 2020

We are open to receiving applications in a variety of formats. We welcome a portfolio and/or CV, plus a cover letter or 3 minute video detailing why you would like be an Associate Artist and how they meet the criteria above, including information on a project that you would like to put forward for the Finishing Fund and exhibition at the Festival. Please go to our website for full details and to apply.

Start Date

6th March 2020

Closing Date

24th May 2020