“Innovation” is a singularly overused word, which is often used to justify change for change’s sake, the new without thinking. Innovation is often linked to ephemeral and superficial fashions.
But innovation (i.e. “introducing something new into something established”, its first use from the 14th Century onwards being in the legal field) is in my opinion a fundamental and vital dynamic: it is a listening to the evolution of the world, to adapt our projects to it, whether in personal, professional, social, material, spiritual or artistic constructions; it is a necessity to be alive, i.e. in movement.
Innovation is not to be confused with disruption, which is the most radical form. Innovation is an energy of renewal, of invention, of creation. Innovation is the energy of change necessary for life. Its value is only very rarely recognized at first glance, because no one has the criteria for judging it yet. Innovation is indispensable, but requires open-mindedness in order to be welcomed.
Professional meeting led by Benoît Labourdette (duration: 1h35’).
How can we draw inspiration for the future of film exhibition from innovative projects carried out during the period of confinement in 2020? Professional meeting led by Benoît Labourdette, filmmaker, educator, expert in new media and cultural (...)
The Arts Centre Enghien Les Bains / digital Scriptures, an important place of digital creation in France, proposed Saturday, December 2, 2012, the first workshop for animation movie... with mobile phone ! Designed with and led by Benoît (...)
Training for the Institut Français Region East Europe
To take into account the evolution of the use of moving images, in order to conceive adapted cultural proposals, motivating for the public, and in the missions of the Institut Français. Training day animated by Benoît Labourdette, within the (...)
A film by Benoît Labourdette (1’08s, silent, 2019).
Younger generations are always more engaged than we think.
43rd Grenoble Open Air Short Film Festival : film analysis course.
The Grenoble Open Air Short Film Festival always starts with a two-day course. For the 43rd edition of the festival in 2020, the workshop is animated by Benoît Labourdette, and takes place in video, on the theme “Short film, digital and 21st (...)
How to set in motion an approach open to cultural rights, that is to say, to put more democracy in the projects and the relationship with the public? A good way to start is to analyze your project according to the 8 cultural rights proposed by (...)
Day of reflection and common development of innovative projects, for cinema operators and mediators. The ACRIRA and the GRAC (Rhône Alpes region), within the framework of their “Ciné Lab # 6”asked me to participate in the animation of a day of (...)
Post-confinement cultural action project.
Itinerant projections on city walls, in the neighbourhood around a cinema, to experience again the happiness of shared projection, without any fear of health, thanks to the outside and the easy respect of social distancing. The film is also an (...)
A film by Emmanuel Vergès and Benoît Labourdette (1’25s, 2021).
"What if we gave ourselves new directions by seeking new points of view? Text by Emmanuel Vergès. Direction, image, sound by Benoît Labourdette. Shot at the Domaine of Chamarande, France - (...)
The Cinematheque of Martigues offers a program of films by Benoît Labourdette. “From the sensitive to the camera” Benoît Labourdette’s film program, from April 1 to 15, 2017, as part of the exhibition “Films in the Pockets”. Presentation text To (...)
Participation in a roundtable on innovation in dissemination approaches. The Moulin d’Andé, “Center of cultural meetings”, is a place of poetry, of creation, where artists come for a long time to revitalize and create. A little corner of paradise? (...)
Collective film (3’29s, 2019).
Objects share their vision of ecology and the future.
At the invitation of the UFFEJ Britanny (Laurence Dabosville), I proposed a day of training for project managers “Smugglers images” of the Britanny region (France), on the potential of the “mobile projection.” Issues of the training * Why is the (...)
Projection of my film Fatigue at Illegal cinema is an original initiative born in Belgrade in 2007, and taken over at the Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers. Note of intent of Illegal cinema: illegal_cinema is a weekly meeting where spectators show (...)
Legal, historical, technological, economic and political elements.
Piracy is a danger for creation, infringers must be punished“: this is the commonly accepted discourse, which directs points of view, regulatory and professional choices. And yet, the very people who hold this discourse contradict it in their (...)
The Ocim (Observation Cooperation Museum Information) proposes the sharing of reflections of professionals from the museum world to invent the afterlife, which seem to me really inspiring to innovate in the audiovisual field.. Cultural (...)
Stage de 5 semaines (formation en présentiel, à distance ou mixte).
Cette formation approfondie proposée par le CEFPF, dont le formateur référent est Benoît Labourdette, permet l’appropriation des nouveaux langages, technologies et pratiques de l’audiovisuel numérique, dans une perspective de construction (...)
March 10, 2010, invited by Serge Tisseron, I made a speech at iconic College INA, on the theme “The mobile phone is it the future of cinema?”. Text about the intervention The phone is in almost any pocket at all times. Who forgets his cell (...)
Screening of « Poster », a film by Benoît Labourdette (3’05, 2012). In 2010, Max Schelser, filmmaker and researcher, accompanied by an international committee, created the MINA (Mobile Innovation Network Aotearoa), which organizes: International (...)
Roundtable / lectures on the issues of creation in the digital age. Rouen, 2 December 2014. I participated in the roundtable / lectures as an artist and cultural player. It is obvious, digital upset the issues of artistic creation, whether from (...)
What methodology should be adopted to build cultural projects that have the capacity to tame uncertainty and thus become more deeply rooted in their objectives? Methodological proposal, based on the thesis of Nassim Nicholas Taleb, the (...)
Shoot movies with mobile phones as of 2005, when cameras appear in phones, shoot movies with drones from 2013, when he sold quantities at Christmas, use standalone portable projectors to project movies in the streets, deflect the techniques of (...)
I have always had a multidisciplinary way of working between artistic creation, diffusion and cultural engineering, management, pedagogy, technology. These different fields interact, complement each other, feed and are in my background very (...)