~ 16.12.2016
Masterclass Debrie Tipro


Instructors Franco Bosco and Rafael Marques from ANIM, from the laboratory of the Cinemateca Portugesa, with 7 members of Mire and LaborBerlin
This master class is dedicated to the beautiful and impressive machine housed in Mire’s lab, the Debrie Tipro printer.
This mechanical gem, manufactured in the 60’s by the French firm of André Debrie, is a step printer for black and white film. Its basic function is to print both 16mm copies from a 16mm original negative by contact or reduce a 35mm original to a 16mm format by an optical process.
In Mires’ lab, the Debrie Tipro has been so far used or lovingly « misused » in various ways (« creative » colour prints using filters –… Continue reading Masterclass Debrie Tipro

~ 15.12.2016
Initial Screening: the mechanics of copy


With Franco Bosco and Rafael Marques from ANIM, laboratory of the Cinemateca Portugesa.
This screening announces the public opening of the Debrie Contact Printer program.
As well as a resource for the Debrie Printer Master class students, this screening is a way to introduce the machine to a broader audience.
This screening will include a presentation of the Debrie Program Printer and a range of films exploring the creative opportunities opened up to the filmmakers by giving them access to coping machine.
– BUILDING UP AND DEMOLISHING THE STAR THEATRE Frederick S.… Continue reading Initial Screening: the mechanics of copy

~ 23.04.2017
Introduction Workshop Debrie contact printer


Open to everyone. Recommended but not essential filmmaking skills (hand processing, shooting, projecting)
Instructor: Carole Thibaud, filmmaker, active Mire member.
A workshop to discover the magnificent and impressive machine housed in Mire’s lab and discover the multiple creative possibilities offered by the contact printer.
The Debrie Tipro step printer can produce 16mm to 16 mm contact prints (with sound) or 35mm to 16mm optical prints (silent prints).
Workshop programme:

  • General presentation of the machine an its possibilities
  • Simple image print from black and white negative
  • Image+sound print from 16mm
  • a light-hearted approach : loop copies,

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~ 10.09.2017
Pilot residency – Els Van Riel


We are very pleased to be host to the illustrious Belgian artist filmmaker Els Van Riel for the final phase of the Re-engineering the Industry, Debrie Contact Printer programme: Pilot Residency.
Els Van Riel’s work deals with the poetic phenomena of the physical and questions the essential elements such as matter, motion, light, time, perception and relativity.
Her artistic approach has an innate experimental dimension and a strong scientific inspiration.
In a very pragmatic way, the act of questioning becomes methodology, which encompasses the mechanical apparatus of cinema, as a way of examining a hypothesis, (but neither validating or invalidating it) opening up a metaphysical horizon to the viewer.… Continue reading Pilot residency – Els Van Riel

Screening Els Van Riel


During her three weeks residency on the Debrie Contact Printer in Mire, Nantes, Els Van Riel invites us on the 31st of August to discover her work and some films of her choice.

The screening programme will combine three films of her own, including the very recent “Fugue, a light’s travelogue” that has lately been premiered at the Media City Festival and three by key figures of the structuralist film, the american Standish Lawder and the english Guy Sherwin.

A rare opportunity to meet the artist and to discover wonderful films.… Continue reading Screening Els Van Riel