January 4 – April 10, 2018, The Weight of Mountains (TWOM) will be based in Dawson City, Yukon Territory, north-western Canada – the region of First Nation Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in and a small city of 1800 that has been outwardly defined by the goldrush era. The Weight of Mountains is an artistic inquiry and development residency program for filmmakers and film artists that walks the line between structure and freedom. It encourages filmmakers to consider the intersection of humanity and environment in new film works for a 2018 festival outcome.
The Weight of Mountains residency tailors a space for filmmakers to immerse themselves into remote, overwhelmingly present, or challenging environments world wide to intervene, divert, connect, challenge and enhance their creative practice with fellow contemporaries; bringing together international artists and cross-pollinating film and media with global perspectives.
Onsite 2018: One glance at Dawson and we become struck with a strong sense of history, time, and place – a fortified identity stemming from a bygone era of gold mining. It is this immediacy, a great obvious presence – and a town architecture suspended in time for what could be a theatre set – that steers the outsider with an evocative lure of pre-conceived notions. It is this frank and inescapable perception that gives means for searching further. What is face value and what is invisible? Film is a vehicle for the expression of ideas, humanity, the unknown, the diverse… what can it see beyond those first glances, the facades, the obvious? How does this place and landscape become more considered, more intimate; pushing beyond and disregarding the prototype used in cookie-cutter reality tv-shows to reveal to us its multifaceted character? What does this land, the poetics, the humour, the wacky, the absurd, the natural, the deeply affecting, or the historical conjure within us? What reciprocally emerges?
Filmmakers are based in Dawson with The Weight of Mountains to create a new solo work for a festival outcome. This includes screening with the Dawson City International Short Film Festival, potential new TWOM platforms, and further pursuit of additional festivals beyond the program is encouraged.
The Weight of Mountains 2018 project includes cooperation with the Klondike Institute of Art and Culture (KIAC) and the Dawson City International Short Film Festival. This is a separate call for applications not included in the KIAC artist in residence program.
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