Filmverkstaden is a centre of knowledge, inspiration and opportunity for analogue film and photography.
We are an independent artist-run film and photography lab, aiming to improve the opportunities for artists to work with independent audio-visual arts while raising interest for audio-visual art in general.
A national and international platform where artists and creative professionals involved with audio-visual arts can meet, create, develop, show and share their art. A place for development and experiment, through exchange of knowledge and inspiration.
Filmverkstaden provides working facilities, such as a fully equipped and functioning darkroom, specialised master classes and workshops, film screenings, interesting events and projects.
Filmverkstaden offers its facilities at Korsholmesplanaden in Vaasa.
This is a project of Dots: association for audiovisual art.
Filmverkstaden allows artists and filmmakers to experiment with production and chemical processes. In conjunction with these facilities we offer workshops and masterclasses whereby experienced artists impart their knowledge and share their ideas and skills.
50 ft. lomotanks
16 mm, 35mm Steenbeck editing table (with the possibility of contact printing)
8mm, 16 mm, 35 mm projectors; Eumig, Hokushin, EIKI, microcine
8 mm, 16mm, 35mm splicers
8mm cameras; Canon 1014 xls, Eumig Nautica
16 mm camera; Krasnogorsk, Eclair, Bolex
slide projectors; kodak, rollei
Filmverkstaden offers funded production residencies for professional artists from other Nordic and Baltic countries working with experimental audiovisual art. The residencies are 1-2 months each.
Filmverkstadens residency program focuses on the production of analogue film-based works with equipment and facilities to which the artist would not have access in their local region. Artists are expected to be at an established point in their practice (although not necessarily working predominantly with audiovisual art).
Applicants will be asked to consider what they would bring to Vaasa in terms of community collaboration, teaching, workshops, artist talks and/or presentation activities—these engagements are a critical and required part of each residency offered by Filmverkstaden.
In return Filmverkstaden offers the artists appropriate conditions for concentrated work, arranges meetings with other artists and facilitates contact with the arts and culture scene in the area of Vaasa and beyond. The residencies take place over a period of 1-2 months and can either be used for completion of a work, or for research and generation of work in progress.
We also welcome visitors from outside the Nordic and Baltic countries for self-funded and self-directed residencies!
Please be in touch and send your proposal for a residency.
Do you like our workshops, filmscreenings and other activities?
Would you like us to keep doing what we’re doing?
And even more?
Show us your support and become a member!
Active members are accepted by the board of Dots and they can come from different fields of art. Members are informed about masterclasses, projects, filmscreenings etc. Members can initiate or join courses and projects with a discount and they have permission to work with all equipment of Filmverkstaden.
To become a member of Dots, simply send us a message , telling us who you are, what your interest is in joining with a short cv. Membership fee is €20 per year.