Video Power

Go on a creative and design thinking journey to explore ways of distributing films, and the ethics of today’s film distribution industry

The Project

The Project

DIY VIDEO DISTRIBUTION, This project is for those out-of-the-box thinkers out there!

Video Power is an artist-run filmmaking platform based in Maastricht. As creative producers we help filmmakers develop a unique vision for their film, connecting dots and filling gaps where needed. Since 2013, Video Power has produced over sixty films which have been screened all around the world.

The films we produce don’t fit easily into a specific format or genre. Which makes them hard to distribute via traditional channels. As a result, the films may reach only a modest audience, depriving filmmakers of the wonderful energy boost that any viewer’s appreciation may offer.
That’s why we’re asking you to go on five special distribution missions to make our filmmakers feel whole again.

Each mission is three to four weeks long and consists of a specific, DIY approach. Within these constraints, you apply your full creative and entrepreneurial powers. After every mission, we’ll evaluate together the viewing statistics for a stone-cold measure of success. Equally important, you’ll be vlogging throughout the program about your actions and how they reflect on the implicit ethics of today’s distribution industry. In the last week, you’ll edit your adventure into a short video as a final celebration.

We look for students that:

  • have a love for film that you’d like to share
  • are happy to experiment first and make sense of it all later
  • have a sense of humor
  • are creative
  • don’t mind individual assignments
  • are organized

What we offer:

  • a challenging and fun framework
  • a hands-on introduction to filming and editing
  • a monthly 10.000 dollar advertising budget for Google Adwords
  • editing facilities
  • good-humored and professional guidance

Design-oriented

In this project, the focus is on “creating something new”

The Client

The Client

Video Power is an artist-run filmmaking platform based in Maastricht. As creative producers we help filmmakers develop a unique vision for their film, connecting dots and filling gaps where needed. We distribute films both via traditional channels and emerging ones. Since 2013, Video Power has produced over sixty films which have been screened all around the world. By sharing our experiences, we aim to contribute to a supportive film community in Maastricht and beyond.

Co-Creator Client

This client might join the team for brainstorm sessions, meetings, and preparatory session. The co-creator is more actively involved in/during the project execution.