Open Call

Site & Cycle

Anima Casa Rural

No Funding
San Isidro Mazatepec, Mexico


Participants should provide their own filmmaking gear (16mm camera & light meter recommended; tripod, audio recorder, Super 8 camera, etc. are optional)

Number of Participants



Selection Results (Announcement Dates)


January 13, 2020 - February 28, 2020


  • $25.00 application fee
  • $915.00 program fee (one-time)


Shared Studio


Shared Bathroom, Shared Room


Breakfast, Coffee, Dinner, Lunch

Public Programs

Community Engagement




English, Spanish

Program Description

This residency is about combining hands-on Super 8 and 16mm filmmaking instruction with geographical and historical workshops, curated screenings and public programming, Film for Artists – Site + Cycle is a residency program that endeavors filmmaking practices that engage with the materiality of filmmaking as it intersects with issues of land use and site specificity. Site + Cycle project at Anima Casa Rural is an iteration of our on-going project, which teaches hand-processing and decay techniques on Super 8 film in conjunction with teachings about the landscape, history, and cultural memory of Jalisco. We strive to ground our residency with a focus on site-specificity and land issues. We believe that capturing or creating photochemical images cannot be separated from the spaces and places in which this image-making takes place. Through our pedagogical frameworks and programming, Site + Cycle aims to combine filmmaking with a geolocational awareness of history and memory.

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