Victoria Catherine Chan’s Fellowship

By Victoria Catherine Chan

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Sponsor Victoria Catherine Chan’s involvement in the UnionDocs Collaborative Studio.

From Victoria:

Dear friends and supporters,

I’m full of joy! I have been accepted as one of 12 selected artists from around the world to be part of the Collaborative Fellowship (CoLAB) at UnionDocs in Brooklyn, NY, a platform for exploring contemporary and experimental approaches to the documentary arts. Through this campaign, I try to raise 3300 $ to cover some of the costs.

As a fellow of the 10-month artist residency, I will be contributing to the collaborative project “Just to Get By”, which is focused on the struggle to get by in the face of rising inequality in New York. The result is a unique collection of short-documentaries that will address the problematics of representing people under the pressures of poverty. The finalized projects will then seek distribution in museums, festivals, and art spaces.

Attending CoLAB Fellowship is a once in a lifetime opportunity and I will learn a lot to bring home and share. With your help, I can expand my artistic vision and produce significant work with some of the most emerging talents in all creative fields. Any contribution, no matter how small, will be very appreciated. With a donation of $100.00 or more, you will get a poster signed by me for you and a free DVD copy of my previous film!

To view my work, please visit:

www.vimeo.com/wiktoriachan

www.destiny-of- a-factory.com

Thank you for visiting my campaign site and to the amazing people that will help make this project a success!


Victoria Catherine Chan is a documentary artist based in Montreal and New York. She graduated in film directing from ZeLIG School for Documentary in Italy and has worked in Germany and South Africa in independent film productions. Her focus lies on personal stories ingrained into reality that reflect human conditions while depicting visual poetry. Her films Plan B (2012) and Il destino di una fabbrica (2013) were screened in festivals in Europe and broadcast in Italy. Victoria has been the recipient of the Canadian Millennium Award, Italian Embassy Scholarship and Montreal Arts Intercultural Grant. She received a development fund from SODEC, Quebec’s major film funder, and currently works on her first feature film “Belonging”, a cinematic journey about her reconnection with her Chinese ancestral roots in Canada.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/victoria.catherine.chan

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/movemenz

Work Samples:

Destiny of a Factory


 

About CoLab:

The UnionDocs Collaborative Studio (CoLAB) is a 10 month program for a select group of media artists from the US and abroad. Based in one of NYC’s most exciting neighborhoods, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, CoLAB offers a platform for exploring contemporary approaches to the documentary arts and a process for developing an innovative collaborative project. The program consists of weekly production meetings, seminars, screenings and other public programs, along with regular masterclasses and critiques with visiting artists.

In a recent article in The New York Times, film scholar Scott MacDonald, remarked, “UnionDocs has a healthy sense that the older definitions of what constitutes ‘experimental’ cinema and what constitutes ‘documentary’ are up for grabs.” Similarly, the UnionDocs Collaborative Studio represents a new and alternative fellowship model, offering residency and visa support for six participants coming from abroad and an equal number of spots for local, non-resident participants. It is designed to be affordable and, although participants are asked to make CoLAB their primary creative focus, the schedule does accommodate full-time or freelance work. Rather than applying with a project proposal or rough cut, all participants are selected on the basis of previous work and enter the program at square one, open to discovery and fresh connections.

UnionDocs is not simply the host for this activity, it takes an active role producing the collection of short documentary works that comprise the collaborative project. The theme or focus for the year is chosen by the Artistic Director, and resources and research to support this direction are gathered. The CoLAB Director leads the group through an incremental process where new ideas and new partnerships form; each participant finding their own avenues of creative contribution. Regular readings and assignments for seminars stimulate creativity, open discussion and debate, and offer a common set of references for the group. Master classes with visiting artists provide encouragement, inspiration and exposure to a diverse set of conceptual perspectives and practical methods. As projects reach their final edit, unique plans for exhibition and distribution are formulated.

The Brooklyn Rail summed it up with the title of their feature article: “UnionDocs Brings Auteurs Together”. For some, participation in the program may lead to further study. For others, it may lead to independent projects or strengthened careers within the industry. For all, it is an unparalleled immersion in the expansive field of documentary art.

Learn more about the UnionDocs Collaborative Studio here

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  • 7 Backers

    Good old gratitude

  • 11 Backers

    A big THANK YOU!

  • 17 Backers

    A Facebook shout-out thank you

  • 25 Backers

    1 digital postcard from New York + A Facebook shout-out thank you

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    1 digital postcard from New York + 1 sneak peak image from a UnionDocs project + A Facebook shout-out thank you

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    2 digital postcards from New York + 1 sneak peak image from a UnionDocs project + A Facebook shout-out thank you

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    2 digital postcards from New York + 2 sneak peak images from a UnionDocs project + A Facebook shout-out thank you + A personal greeting card delivered from Brooklyn, NY

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    4 sneak peak images from a UnionDocs project + A Facebook shout-out thank you + A personal greeting card delivered from Brooklyn, NY + A teaser download of my UnionDocs final project + A poster signed by me for you + A DVD of my previous film

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    5 sneak peak images from a UnionDocs project + A Facebook shout-out thank you + A personal greeting card delivered from Brooklyn, NY + A teaser download of my UnionDocs final project + A poster signed by me for you + A DVD of my previous film

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    5 sneak peak images from a UnionDocs project + A Facebook shout-out thank you + A teaser download of my UnionDocs final project + A poster signed by me for you + 2 DVDs of my 2 previous films + Mention in the credits of a UnionDocs project + A personal THANK YOU letter from Brooklyn, NY