NFF is setting up a research trajectory for interdisciplinary creators of digital visual culture

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Still of Deus Ex Machina by Arno Coenen & René Bosma, 1996

Nederlands Film Festival (NFF) is setting up a research trajectory aimed at interdisciplinary creators of digital visual culture, which annually gives three makers the opportunity to conduct research.

This fellowship programme gives creators and/or collectives in digital visual culture the opportunity to explore new technologies and start collaborations. The three-year research contributes to the professional development of the maker and innovation of the sector. The makers will present the first research proposals during the Netherlands Film Festival (NFF) on 25 September. The results of the research will ultimately be published via

After a selection, three makers/collectives per year are given the opportunity to deliver a research proposal at the intersection of society and technology within the disciplines of science, visual arts, film, gaming, design or other forms of visual culture. The presentation of the research proposals will take place during the NFF. The interdisciplinary research concludes annually with a report on the research results. After three years, the fellowship program will be completed and publication will take place on the NFF website.

The aim of the fellowships is multiple: makers are given the opportunity to break new ground and set up multidisciplinary collaborations with makers and organizations from the visual culture. New insights through research results are also shared with new impulses for the sector.

LI-MA is one of the collaboratos working together on the long-term fellowship process among organisations including International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA), Het Nieuwe Instituut, EYE, V2_, W139, MU and many more to support the makers with knowledge and possible further development of the research.

Read more about the research programme on the website of Nederlands Film Festival via this link