Iceland, 2013. Sahara Dessert, 2015. Yukon Territory, 2018. residencies Every two years The Weight of Mountains Residency aims to bring together filmmakers working at the intersection of humanity and environment. Filmmakers are curated based on their work’s quality but just as importantly on their process, ethics, and ability to work site-specifically. Filmmakers with The Weight of Mountains handle dramatic shifts or challenges due to location; extreme temperatures, wind, sand/snow storms, remoteness, or cultural adjustments are embraced. Past selected filmmakers have gone on to present film or media artwork that they’ve created during our residency at: Toronto International Film Festival Reykjavik International Film Festival The 57th Venice Biennale no.w.here collective (London) Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival International Film Festival Rotterdam The Weight of Mountains Film Festival (Iceland) National Geographic The Sundance Film Festival Klondike Institute of Art and Culture (Dawson City) The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation The National Museum of Art Osaka …and a plethora of galleries and film events worldwide. Our residency aims to engage remote, regional, or overwhelmingly present natural locations as an artistic frame to explore the audio-visual imagination through sensory immersion and filmmaking on the fly. When visiting locations we respect locals, Indigenous rights and protocol, and the privacy of communities. We work with established arts organisations or venues and consider our program a supplement to their existing frameworks and by extension a film platform available for their community. Past locations include: Skagaströnd, Northern Iceland. Tissarmine, Moroccan Sahara. Dawson City, Yukon Territory, Canada. The 2020 location (Albania) is currently cancelled due to health precautions amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. The 2022 installment is not yet announced. See our <u>ABOUT</u> page to join our mailing list!