MUSIC VIDEOS GROUP
Group tutor: Kobas Laksa
Kobas Laksa – visual artist, director, photographer, author of films and music videos. A graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts in Poznań and the Development LAB/ Studio Prób (directing) at Wajda School. He uses a variety of media: photography, photocollage, performance, animation, and film. In the 1990s, he co-founded the informal off-cinema making such films as Sceny z użycia/ User’s Note, Fikcyjne Pulpety/ Fictional Meatballs, Czy mógłbym się u pani wykąpać i przespać?/ Could I Wash and Sleep Over at Your Place, Pojechałem z mamą na pielgrzymkę/ I Went on a Pilgrimage with My Mom, Koło jest przyjemne/ Circle is Pleasure. He directs music videos for such artists as Młynarski-Masecki Jazz Band (song “Abdul Bey” – awarded with Fryderyk for the music video of 2017), Męskie Granie Orchestra („Elektryczny”/”Electric”) Abradab (“Rapowe ziarno”/ “Rap grain” – MTV award and Yach Audience award, „Rap to nie zabawa już”/ “Rap it’s not fun anymore”) and others. The artist is also known as the author of photographs and photo collages. His most popular projects are the Projekt miejski Warszawa /Urban Project Warsaw series, Rauchdelikt and Memento Vulgari. In 2008, he made a series of photomontages for the Polish pavilion at the Biennale in Venice. For the Afterlife of Buildings – Budynków życie po życiu the Polish Pavilion received the prestigious Golden Lion award. Director and screenwriter of the film „Okno z widokiem na ścianę”/ “A Window with a view on a wall” produced as the part of the Munk Studio’s 30 minute program and a scholarship winner of the Polish Film Institute’s screenplay program getting ready for a full-length debut.
During the Film Spring Open 2019 workshop, the participants of the Music Video Group will have the chance to create a music clip for one of the artists working with Agora S.A.: the hip-hop duo Bisz/Radex. The group tutor is director Kobas Laksa, who in his work with musicians pays attention not only to the aural and visual character of the artists but also to the message, most often embedded in the song lyrics. Together with the enrolment to the Music Video Group, we are launching a contest addressed to young filmmakers. Come up with an idea for a music video for Bisz/Radex to the song “Margines” and win one of the three scholarships funded by Agora S.A. to participate in the Film Spring Open 2019 workshops this October!
Enter to win!
To enter our contest, create a script or a script with a storyboard based on your idea and lyrics. Next, send your application with a completed form at: email@example.com by 30 September 2019, 11:59 PM. Please put “Contest” in the subject of your message. The results will be announced by 5 October 2019 on the Film Spring Open website and social media accounts. Three winners will receive a scholarship worth PLN 1400 covering all participation costs for Film Spring Open 2019 (food, accommodation, entry fee). All participants may enter the contest more than once. See the official Contest Rules for further details.