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We create art, nurture artists, and envelop & develop community.

41. Connections: Make a film in 4 days

'Connections', invites the general public to become involved with the art of creating a short film. This practise began by programming three workshops, which took place during art and film festivals over the course of a year. Each festival promotes the event to the local community and its patrons, and a short film is made from concept to screening. The core crew, cast and equipment are sourced in advance of the beginning date, from a pool of willing film-makers associated with the local festival/ community/ arts center and its patrons. Provision is made for a large number of participants, within the workshop style of practise. We begin with open hearts and minds, a core crew to make the film, and we work towards a finished edit for public viewing, on day four, at a time to suit the festival programme/community event/ organisers. 

An Étude in Art.

An Étude in Art. Production gallery. 

  • Santa Ignace
    Santa Ignace
  • Cormac O'Connor. The Maple Rooms.
    Cormac O'Connor. The Maple Rooms.
  • Maurice Supple
    Maurice Supple
Each project remains open to new participants throughout, and each day is goal oriented, with the methodologies clearly mapped out for the group; tasks are assigned according to ability, interest, or previous arrangement. The project will actively cultivate as culturally diverse a group as possible. The project is intended to unite film makers, promote film making, advance creative thinking, and encourage further engagement with the arts, all the while connecting with, and uniting, the wider community. We harness the power of creativity to generate teamwork, encourage innovative ideas and open awareness of self and our environment, and we promote the continuation of this practise by connecting the participants.

Esmeralda.

Another film created in the Connections workshop style, was Esmeralda. Commissioned through in Art productions, Greece, by Elena KOPANAROVA, Manager, Balkan Cooperations and Programmes, as well as, Supervisor, Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs, EEDEGE, in association with OECON GROUP Business & Development Consultants; A representative of the awareness raising conference, Employ me. 

The workshop and subsequent 3 minute film segment was themed on "Fighting Discrimination and Anti-Gypsyism in Education and Employment in the EU" for PAL.eu and shown at the conference in 2017. 

Esmeralda. 4.19mins. 

This project directly involves the creation of work developed through a collaborative process; and the presentation of that work. Within a functional, flexible and inspiring team, individual skills are respected and supported so that all are motivated to move to ever increasing levels of excellence. A constantly evolving environment of increasing productivity within a secure framework of proven procedures meets the artistic challenges involved. The ambition of the project is balanced with the proven track record of the company. The quality of the engagement between film-makers and participants is considered in the pre-production planning, the film-making, and the subsequent evaluation of work; audience feedback as well as participant discussion is programmed. The intensely creative process provides skills and promotes long-term artistic responses.

Zoom In.

A behind the scenes blooper reel, from rehearsal and pre-production.
Fun times at Fix in Art.

3 in 1.

Connections 5-A real woman-Created at Fix In Art, Thessaloniki, Greece.  24-28 February. Production still.

A Film in 4 Days documentary by Ironman productions. 6.37mins.

Pic. Keenan Hadley. Inset Semih Gonen. Greece.

Gallery from Fix in Art, Thessaloniki, Greece.

  • Alexandra Petri. Elli Zafiridou. Natalija Veceric
    Alexandra Petri. Elli Zafiridou. Natalija Veceric
  • Maxime Jeune.Elli Zafiridou. David Ramos Roncero.
    Maxime Jeune.Elli Zafiridou. David Ramos Roncero.
  • Christos Kıssàs. Fix in art.
    Christos Kıssàs. Fix in art.
  • Evanthia (Evita) Stavrou
    Evanthia (Evita) Stavrou
  • Filip Vasilev and Yvonne Coughlan
    Filip Vasilev and Yvonne Coughlan
  • Alexandra Pertri. Daniel Okolapka
    Alexandra Pertri. Daniel Okolapka
  • Daniel Okolapka
    Daniel Okolapka
  • Lina Zina
    Lina Zina
  • Prop.
    Prop.
  • Semih Gonen.
    Semih Gonen.
  • Semih Gonen.
    Semih Gonen.
  • Sound editing.Lina Zina.Ruggero(Rino)Maffione
    Sound editing.Lina Zina.Ruggero(Rino)Maffione
  • Location.
    Location.
  • Carmen Russo
    Carmen Russo
  • Mid Production Lost Inside
    Mid Production Lost Inside
  • Sarah Gardner
    Sarah Gardner
  • Young PETROS Sotiris Papalexis. MAMMA Lina Zina. PAPPA Chrístos Kissás
    Young PETROS Sotiris Papalexis. MAMMA Lina Zina. PAPPA Chrístos Kissás
  • Young PETROS Sotiris Papalexis. MAMMA Lina Zina. PAPPA Chrístos Kissás
    Young PETROS Sotiris Papalexis. MAMMA Lina Zina. PAPPA Chrístos Kissás
Alexandra Petri. Elli Zafiridou. Natalija Veceric
Alexandra Petri. Elli Zafiridou. Natalija Veceric

Eyes Clear.

Eyes Clear. 9.27 mins. Fix In Art, Thessaloniki, Greece. 20-23 January

Let me Go.

Let me Go. 4min. Mutant shorts. diyCork. 2012

Dear Mum.

  • Dear Mum. 7mins. Corona Fastnet Short Film Festival 26th-29th May 2011

Brotherly Love. 

Brotherly Love. Kinsale arts week. Pic. Niamh O'Flynn

Brotherly Love.
(Inset) Robert Galvin.
The Dog Project-Tom Campbell Art.
Pic Niamh O'Flynn.

  • Brotherly Love. 11 mins. Kinsale Arts Week 11th-14th July 2011 

Elusive Memories.

Elusive Memories. 8.40 mins. Trash Culture Revue 5th-8th May 2011

Early in 2011 RSVP set out to make three short films in three festivals in County Cork each on made in four days from concept to screening, and open to full participation from the public. Each film had a documentary crew, who followed the process of making each film. This is the compilation of the documentaries and the films themselves.

Connections Documentary. 47 mins. Editor Moira O'Brien.