Analog Workshop

Date: August 18 – 23, 2017
Location: LaborBerlin, Arsenal, Silent Green, Kornmanufaktur


LaborBerlin is proud to announce a new, comprehensive film workshop in collaboration with Arsenal – Institute für Film und Videokunst.

The more we are dedicated to preserving, rediscovering, and revitalizing archival films, the more we have to make sure that there is enough competence in dealing with analog film material in the future.

For this reason we are offering a six-day analog workshop for the first time. Arsenal members and partners will accompany the participants through the entire process: from producing a 16mm film, to digitizing it, then on to projecting it in the cinema, with added insights into archiving and caring for prints. The last day will involve a tour of the archive.

The workshop will delve into the various working areas, covering the basics with equal parts theory and practice. Starting in 2019 the Arsenal will be offering extended workshops in the specific areas.

The participation fee is 350 Euro, reduced 300 Euro. This includes one role of 16mm material to create a film, and cameras will be available for use. No previous knowledge necessary. Anyone interested can register at The number of participants is limited.

More info here.

Cinema of Ruins

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CINEMA OF RUINS workshop by Solomon Nagler 

Artists working with celluloid are migrating beyond the cinema, into galleries and in public spaces. The architecture of projection and the apparatuses of presentation are recontextualized, often incorporating sculptural works that dynamically augment the content of the film material.

This workshop explores intersections of architecture, installation art and celluloid cinema. Participants will create sculptural film works on  high-contrast 16mm film, which will be processed using Morse tanks. Participants will exhibit their work in public space, and are encouraged to work collaboratively to explore spatial perspective, as well as intersections between projection and form.  

Date: July 23rd – 29th 2017 Location: LaborBerlin e.V., Prinzenallee 58, 13359 Berlin This workshop is open to non-LaborBerlin members. Participation is limited and pre-registration is required. To register for the workshop please send an email to Workshop fee for non-members: 50 €

Number of participants:   around 12
Material: 16mm Film material (Kodak 3374) and developing chemistry are provided
Cameras: if possible, participants should bring their 16mm cameras. Since shooting can be done in groups, it’s okay if not everyone has their own camera.
Location:  The first two days of the workshop will take place at LaborBerlin and Theatre Space at Prinzenallee 58 .
Workshop Schedule
Sunday July 23rd (all day) – at theatre-room and lab at Prinzenallee 58
Introductions of key concepts and review of readings handed out prior to the workshop. Viewing and discussion of sculptural cinema works. Bolex review, test shoot in groups.
Monday July 24th (all day) - at theatre-room and lab
Morse Tank workshop and processing of test footage. Creation of collaborative teams, design and sculpture intensive with Interdisciplinary artist Angela Henderson.
July 25th to July 28th
Independent Work Week. Participants will have full access to the lab to work independently on their projects. A review and crit of works in progress will be conducted in the evening of Wednesday, July 26th.  
July 29th (evening)
Exhibition of Collaborative works . Artists will select a location (preferably within close vicinity of  one another) to exhibit their work. All technical specifications (including projection and sculptural material) must be prepared and ready to show well in advance to the exhibition.









Solomon Nagler’s films have been featured in Retrospectives at the Winnipeg Cinematheque, Excentris Cinema in Montreal, the Festival de le Cinéma Different in Paris, The Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers, The Canadian Film Institute in Ottawa, Robert Heald Gallery in Wellington, New Zealand, The Artist Film Workshop in Melbourne, Australia and the Cinematheque Quebecoise. His work also includes 16mm celluloid installations that engage with experimental architecture in galleries and public space. These works have been exhibited at the Toronto International Film Festival, 8-11 Gallery (Toronto), Artspace Gallery (Sydney, Australia), Send and Receive Festival of Sound (Winnipeg) and The Halifax Independent Filmmakers’ Festival. Originally from Winnipeg, Solomon Nagler is co-founder of WNDX: Festival of the Moving Image in Winnipeg and currently lives in Halifax where he is a professor of film production at NSCAD University.

For more information, please visit the artist’s website.


Color Cross Processing Workshop

Date: Monday, March 13 2017
Workshop: 10:00 – 17:00
Location: LaborBerlin e.V., Prinzenallee 58, 13359 Berlin

This workshop is open to non-LaborBerlin members.


During this workshop, you will learn a process improved and designed to try and emulate Kodak Ektachrome film. This film offered beautifully saturated and rich colors. Since Ektachrome has been discontinued there is no longer color reversal motion picture film. Through a few years of testing, Z. Hart was able to achieve what he believes are beautiful and close to accurate colors. This is possible through cross processing negative emulsions in E-6 chemistry. He uses the Tetenal 3 bath E-6 developing kit and has increased the time and temperatures to very specific spots. With a good exposure in the camera and careful processing of the film, you’ll get great results.

You can find an example here.

Zach Hart is a filmmaker and teacher for Mono No Aware in New York, USA. He has also taught and screened at Hampshire College, Bard College, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, and Echo Park Film Center to name a few.

Participation is limited and pre-registration is required. To register for the workshop please send an email to

Workshop fee for non-members: 40 €

Film Ain’t Dead – Black & White Film Workshop

Black & White Film Workshop – Intro to 16mm filmmaking and hand processing
Instructor: Anja Dornieden & Juan David González Monroy
12.11 – 13.11.2016

As part of the crowdfunding campaign LaborBerlin 2.0 - Film Ain’t Dead

Bring Your Own Archive

Date: Sunday, December 11 2016
Workshop: 14:00 – 16:30
Location: LaborBerlin e.V., Prinzenallee 58, 13359 Berlin

Free entry, no booking required. Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided.


Screen Bandita invite you to an friendly, participatory community gathering. Together, we’ll be exploring personal archival materials and the many ways to revitalise and reinvent them through creative projects. Session runs between 2.00-4.30 and comprises of two segments.

First half: 2.00-3.00
A welcoming space in which to to share, speak and listen. Bring an object, memory, song, text, 8mm or 16mm film, photograph or slide that means something to you to share with the group. An opportunity to connect with others through memories and personal artifacts!

Second Half: 3.30-4.30

An open discussion where all voices and thoughts are very welcome. We will be asking questions such as: Where can I find myself in an archive? how can one connect emotionally with archival material? how can archival material be revitalised and engaged imaginatively and creatively?

All interested individuals, artists, students, archivists etc most welcome. No experience or special knowledge necessary!

Screen Bandita are the Edinburgh and Melbourne-based collective of Lydia Beilby and Leanora Olmi.The duo create performative, live-cinema works using archival, found 8mm and 16mm film, slides, photographs and ephemera as source materials. Through the exploration of the ‘forgotten’ and obsolete elements of photochemical film, the analogue projection medium and visual culture, Screen Bandita forge elemental links with the past, while creating new participatory pieces very much rooted in the present. Within their work they aim to foreground the notion of archives as vibrant, living entities to be constantly reinvigorated, reinterpreted, reinvented and debated.

Any questions? Email us at


Introduction workshop – Crass Animation Stand

Date: Saturday, November 19 & Sunday, November 20 2016
Workshop: 10:00 – 17:00 both days
Location: LaborBerlin e.V., Prinzenallee 58, 13359 Berlin

This workshop is open to non-LaborBerlin members.
Previous processing experience is recommended, but not necessary.


Following Lutz Garmsen’s Crass Masterclass LaborBerlin announces its second Crass Animation Stand follow-up workshop. In this workshop participants will have the chance to learn the wide array of filmmaking tools that the animation stand offers. Taught by LaborBerlin members Antonio Castles and Lucas Maia present at the masterclass the workshop is intended for beginners with little to no experience with the equipment.

They will learn: how to load the camera, the basic operation of the camera and controls, simple animation techniques, double exposures, fades, rear projection as well as develop and print tests.

Participation is limited and pre-registration is required. To register for the workshop please send an email to

Workshop fee for non-members: 50 €


Sweet 16 – 16mm Workshop

Our artist-in-residence Andrew Kim taught a two day 16mm workshop (23.07 – 24.07.2016). Participants learned how to expose different b&w film stocks with a bolex camera and hand developed the footage as b&w reversal.

This workshop was part of RE MI. Photos by Laurence Favre.











The Projector As Instrument – PHOTOS

Floris Vanhoof spent two days this week with us teaching his workshop The Projector as Instrument. The group used contact printing and high contrast film to make loops which they subsequently altered through projection.

This workshop was part of the RE MI. Photos by Laurence Favre.