Filmwerkplaats is WORM’s own artist-run film lab. A workspace dedicated to DIY analogue practice, geared towards artists interested in film as an expressive, physical medium. Part of a larger network of artist-run labs in Europe, Filmwerkplaats functions as a centre for new experiments and debates around filmic creation. Our screening programme encompasses a wide range of subject matter, showing works by members and guest-filmmakers throughout the year. We believe in promoting the full potential of the medium, and always look to explore the possibilities of film as a performative, tactile material.

Film has lost its position as a major exhibition medium and there is a steep decline in the use of it as a commercial capture medium. Film's stubborn physicality gives it strength as a material for artistic expression. WORM.filmwerkplaats is a great place to get your hands on film and experiment with all of the possibilities it offers. Here you can explore the medium’s materiality, be it through chemical manipulation, printing and reprinting, in-camera effects or perhaps through direct mechanical use of the film material.

It's an exciting time to be working with film right now and we're looking for people to join us in this time of transformation.

If you are interested in becoming a member or want more information about current and future activities, please don't hesitate to contact us.


Filmwerkplaats is located in

Boomgaardsstraat 71
3012 XA Rotterdam

We hope to see you soon!
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