Experimental Art Practice at LaborBerlin e.V. – shooting with and developing B&W 16mm film material

Date: 25. October 2021
Time: 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location: LaborBerlin e.V., Prinzenallee 58, 13359 Berlin
Archive 2021

At the beginning of this one-day workshop, Kornel Szilágyi, the workshop’s facilitator and a long-term LaborBerlin member, will give an introduction to the history, structure, and activities of the collective. Following this introduction, Kornel will teach the participants how to load and shoot with an Arri BL 16mm camera. Additionally, in this workshop, participants will learn how to develop the shot 16mm film material (Foma 100 ASA B/W reversal film) in a darkroom, by using a LOMO tank and the “caffenol” alternative photographic process. The participants will then get a short introduction to LaborBerlin’s 16mm film scanner. This will be followed by a discussion about the learnt techniques. At the end of the workshop, the shot and processed material will be transferred into digital files, but also screened in its original 16mm film format.

This workshop is in person and will be held at LaborBerlin’s premises: Prinzenalle 58, 13359 Berlin. The number of participants is limited and participation is subject to compliance with Berlin’s current COVID-19 (“2G”) regulations.

The participation is free of charge.
To register please write to

* Kornél Szilágyi *

Photo of Kornél Szilágyi
Still from the film “Way to a higher dimention” by Kornél Szilágyi

Kornél Szilágyi is a Hungarian, Berlin-based artist filmmaker. Szlágyi holds a PhD degree from the Hungarian University of Fine Arts. Since 1995, he has been working artistically under the pseudonym of Igor Buharov, in collaborative projects together with Nándor Hevesi (aka Ivan Buharov). Their works are shot mainly on Super 8 film material and combine experimental film methods with aspects of storytelling. The Buharov artistic duo has showed works internationally. The following link gives an overview of their artistic practice: 


Kornél Szilágyi is an active member of LaborBerlin film collective with a long-term experience in initiating, organising and running workshops around analogue film practices. 

* LaborBerlin *

Photo of 16mm Filmmaterial seen through a magnifiying glass
Photo by LaborBerlin

“LaborBerlin e.V is a nonprofit, independent film collective, open to every individual interested in artist-run initiatives and especially in analogue film practice, which embraces a more experimental and D.I.Y., craft approach to film production. The Lab is a meeting point of exchange and engagement of ideas and experiences around filmic creation.

Every new member is introduced to the lab and has the opportunity to learn how to use its facilities, in order to autonomously pursue personal projects. In addition, LaborBerlin e.V., independently or in collaboration with other artist-run collectives or institutions, organises screenings that explore different themes and holds regular workshops teaching various technical aspects of analogue film production.” (http://laborberlin-film.org)