Metahaven, The Sprawl (Propaganda About Propaganda), 2016, still

THE SPRAWL AT THE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ROTTERDAM

The Sprawl, co-commissioned by Lighthouse and The Space, and co-produced by Lighthouse and Metahaven, has been selected for the Bright Future programme, and is in competition for the newly created associated award, at the 45th International Film Festival Rotterdam.

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VIEW SOURCE: #9

This week's edition is all about Progress Bar. Artistic Director Juha van 't Zelfde traces his journey to creating Lighthouse's club night for international culture, and talks us through the incredible line-up at the first event in the new Amsterdam series, on 16 January.

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GUIDING LIGHTS: MATTHEW ORTON ON AGENTS, MGM AND SAUSAGES

Throughout our seventh Guiding Lights film mentoring programme, we're running a series of articles giving insight into the participants’ journeys and experiences.

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A still from The Sprawl

A LOOK BACK AT LIGHTHOUSE 2015

This year we're proud to have worked with a host of inspirational artists, partners and audiences to deliver a programme of progressive contemporary culture locally, nationally and internationally. Here we look back at some of the highlights.

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Joris Strijbos - IsoScope Photo by Michael Miller

VIEW SOURCE: #8

Our web finds this week: Dark Ecology in the Arctic, artists experimenting with algorithms and Bitcoin creator (sort of) revealed. By Lighthouse Artistic Director Juha van 't Zelfde.

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A still from La Fete (Est Finie)

VIEW SOURCE: #7

Our web finds this week: words of wisdom from grime artist Skepta, SoundCloud deletes silence and the 'self-coherent parallel world' of ISIS. By Lighthouse Artistic Director Juha van 't Zelfde.

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VIEW SOURCE: #6

Our web finds this week: pop-up learning, society reimagined and fully automated luxury communism. By Lighthouse Artistic Director Juha van 't Zelfde.

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Guiding lights mentee Matthew Orton (left) and mentor Matt Charman (right)

GUIDING LIGHTS 7: MENTORS ANNOUNCED

A Hollywood deal for one of our mentor-mentee teams is the perfect beginning to the seventh wave of Guiding Lights film mentoring partnerships.

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FIELD STUDY: NOMINATED FOR EFA AWARD

Developed and produced through the BFI Shorts scheme, Field Study has been nominated for an EFA Award; showcasing the success of the scheme and the filmmakers’ ability to create inspiring cinematic works.

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VIEW SOURCE: #5

Our web finds this week reflect upon the Paris tragedy through an act of kindness; look at new works in video, gaming and propaganda; and explore a sustainable future for music. By Lighthouse Artistic Director Juha van 't Zelfde.

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VIEW SOURCE: #4

Our best of the web finds this week include social zombies on Facebook, foley karaoke on Resonance FM and London’s overthrow (x4) on just about every corner of the city. By Lighthouse Artistic Director Juha van 't Zelfde.

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VIEW SOURCE: #3

Our best of the web this week. Finds include Third Ear Transmission – a holographic memorial, new music from Berlin-based producer Lotic, and Finland creates an emoji for sauna. By Lighthouse Artistic Director Juha van 't Zelfde, who is half Finnish by the way!

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