Artist in Residence 2021: Sabine Küper-Büsch and Thomas Büsch

Sabine Küper-Büsch and Thomas Büsch (Germany / Turkey)

Artists in Residence, 2021


About the Project

Searching Traces

“Searching Traces” is a Video workshop addressing participants in Malta, who are interested in filmmaking, explorations of the islands environment, community life and the development of innovative narratives. Experienced filmmakers are welcomed, but there isn’t any former experience in Filmmaking required. Beginners are appreciated as well. Participants of the first “Mahalla-Festival-Video-workshop” from 2018 are going to be present.

They will support the newcomers in the basic shooting techniques together with the instructors. Locals and migrants are welcomed to work individual or colloberative on film projects. The formats and styles are various: Documentary, fiction, Music-Clip. The best results will be shown during a public screening in Malta and will be published on the Online-Platform StreetWalking.

They will be also part of the upcoming Mahalla Festival in Istanbul in September 2021. The workshop is part of an international growing circle of artists and filmmakers around the Mahalla Festival.


About the Artists

Sabine Küper-Büsch and Thomas Büsch are German documentary filmmakers and Art Curators based in Istanbul. The couple produces documentary Films in the Middle East and South Eastern Europe that were awarded on international Film Festivals and are screened in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and France on prominent TV channels like ARD, ZDF, 3Sat and arte.

The Filmmakers are educating trained and untrained filmmakers in short film production for digital formats in different countries. They are publishing the Online-Video Platform “StreetWalking” as a location for innovative new film narratives. A first Video-Workshop in Malta happened in 2018.

Photo: Beret Haman