What Makes a Successful Artist Film?

Join Kwong Lee (Director, Castlefield Gallery), David Blandy (Artist) and Dan Hopkins (Lecturer, Media Production, Staffordshire University / Filmmaker and Sound Artist) for a discussion peppered with film extracts. Enriched by all your questions, we interrogate the definition of ‘artist filmmakers’:

Do you define yourself as an artist or filmmaker? Is there a place for artists’ films in cinemas, and how do we position filmmakers’ works in galleries? What defines an artist’s film: the space in which they are shown, the content, the process, the message, the audience? Does it even matter?

Our panel will look at these issues and explore the directions emerging filmmakers and artists may take to develop a successful artist film practice.