Social Change, Well-being and Sustainability to Accelerate Change in the Arts

Social Change, Well-being and Sustainability to Accelerate Change in the Arts

We are looking at the topics SOCIAL CHANGE, WELL-BEING & SUSTAINABILITY from the perspectives of ART MAKERS, ART PRESENTERS & ART CONSUMERS, to consider how we can all do our part to accelerate change in the arts. Screening 10-12 Sep 2021 at Tanzrauschen Festival Screen Dance Academy, Pop Me Up (Friedrich-Ebert-Straße 28, Wuppertal, Germany) and on ARTE. 



Interview: OFEN Co-Arts Platform and Viktor Van der Veken (Genderkamer)

The main task of the Genderkamer is to receive and deal with complaints about discrimination based on gender, sex, gender identity or gender expression and to assist applicants. The Genderkamer is a branch of the Flemish Ombudsman which acts as a human rights protector to combat and prevent any form of discrimination, exclusion, limitation, exploitation or prejudice based on gender, sex, gender identity and gender expression. ⁠ ⁠

As a psychologist, Viktor Van der Veken has gained a lot of experience in practice, both at case and policy level. He has worked on various forms of transgressive behavior including intimidation and bullying. The seriousness of this problem has prompted him to commit himself to decisively tackling cross-border behavior within the culture and media sector. Viktor wants to lower barriers, offer necessary recognition and professional support or a correct referral. He also puts his shoulders to the important task of contributing to changes at policy level.⁠

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New People 1.0 screens at First-Time Filmmaker Sessions

Our film “New People 1.0” an OFEN co-production with Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch is being presented in official competition this week at the First-Time Filmmakers Sessions March 2021 at Pinewood Studios.

You can watch all 48 films in our category (feature films) for €12.60 and vote for your favourite. Limited to only one week, watch now on Vimeo On Demand!

Also, if you wanna see the film and don’t have the budget to buy a ticket we can also send you the film to watch.



New People 1.0 – Official selection of First-Time Filmmaker Sessions

OFEN Co-Art Platform’s 2019 film New People 1.0 about choreographing as social practise has been accepted as part as the official selection of First-Time Filmmaker Sessions (March 2021). It will be screened for a week (22-29 March 2021) on Vimeo On Demand where it will compete for Best Film.

First-Time Filmmaker Sessions is part of The Lift-Off Sessions and is an online showcase, dedicated to bringing new audiences to the indie film market, ending with an annual live screening of the winning films from our home at Pinewood Studios in the UK.

For €12,60 you have 7 day access to 48 feature length films from all different genres and gives you the chance to vote New People 1.0 as Best Film. Click here for more info.