Court 13 Productions will select two artists and four students to utilize its headquarters in New Orleans. The New Orleans nonprofit behind the award-winning film for Beasts of the Southern Wild, Big Freedia’s music video “Y’all Get Back Now” and music for Barack Obama’s presidential campaign, is calling for proposals for its Film-Set Design Residency Program. Court 13 hosted its first Artists-in-Residence in Fall 2017. It expands its mission of creative collaboration in 2018 by inviting artists nationwide to foster their creativity in New Orleans and encouraging local high schoolers to be inspired by the winning set designs.
Production designers and installation artists from across the United States are invited to submit proposals for film set designs. Two winners will be selected to build their designs over a seven week period with the help of staff, residency advisors and a small crew at Court 13’s headquarters in New Orleans.
Once construction of the sets is complete, New Orleans students will be invited to tour the space and write short films based on the installations. Four winners will have their stories produced, filmed and edited in the Student Cinema Lab with the mentorship of professional filmmakers. The winning installations and films will appear at Court 13’s Always for Pleasure Festival IV in May 2019.
The collaboration between nationally-acclaimed artists and New Orleans high schoolers is innovative. “We believe these types of collaborations combust into groundbreaking new work and inspiring pathways for artists and students alike,” said founder and board member Benh Zeitlin.
Applications to submit a proposal close on July 25, 2018 and can be found on Court 13’s website.