The first Residencia Artística Internacional de Creación Cinematográfica – BAICC, was launched in 2017, an international artist-in-residence program which offers the selected candidates the opportunity to work in the production of an audio-visual piece in analog format (35mm, 16 mm, super 16mm, 8mm or super 8mm) in Toronto (Canada). These programs came to life thanks to the support of AC/E (Spain) and LIFT (Canada), and are the materialization of (S8)’s commitment to the artistic production and creation in alternative spaces.

LIFT is a non-profit organization of international renown founded in 1981. It is led by artists and aims at boosting excellence in film creation through training, providing technical and production resources, and disseminating works in the abovementioned formats.

The goal of our Residencias Artísticas Internacionales de Creación Cinematográfica – BAICC is to find new opportunities for emerging creators, facilitating exchanges with institutions of international repute, such as LIFT-Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto.

After a first successful call, where more than 15 proposals were received, Tono Mejuto’s Relieves was the project selected to be produced during a 5-week stay at the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto. The final result, a piece to be shot in 16mm where observation, pulse and rhythm take a central role, was presented in its world premiere at the 9th Mostra de Cinema Periférico (2018). In his work, Mejuto depicts a journey in Toronto and its downtown ‘terrains’ (relieves) for a couple of winter days.

The proposal selected for the second call of BAICC artist-in-residence program was the joint venture of Aitziber Olaskoaga and Pilar Monsell, PMC – Principio Máquina de Coser, selected among the almost 30 projects to be carried out at the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto. These two filmmakers form Prismáticas, a group whose collaborative initiative, a SEE-W-ING MACHINE, consists of a combination of a 16mm projector with a sewing machine which allows users to sew and screen films simultaneously. The result, produced in the 5-week stay in Toronto, was screened for the first time in A Coruña at the 10th (S8) Mostra de Cinema Periférico (2019).

Valentina Alvarado’s Propiedades de una esfera paralela was the latest project to be awarded by BAICC. Her work, also produced during the 5-week stay at LIFT, will be screened in its world premiere at the 11th (S8) Mostra Internacional de Cinema Periférico in A Coruña between May 27 and June 7 2020.

The 4th call for (S8)’s BAICC will be announced during this 11th edition. As in previous calls, participation will be open to anyone born or residing in Spain, with a proven artistic career, and wishing to carry out their audio-visual projects in analog format.