Workshops

Debates & Master Classes

In between screenings and late night parties, Dokufest will continue the tradition of hosting a variety of panels and workshops. These events, introducing renowned figures in their respective fields, will tackle a slew of issues, film-related and beyond.  From masterclasses conducted by critically acclaimed filmmakers to useful workshops on key aspects of filmmaking, this year’s events are not to be missed.  Check below for detailed descriptions of each event and attendance eligibility.

 

 

WORKSHOPS

 

DOKUPHOTO

The DokuPhoto workshop will bring together regional documentary photographers led by the co-founder of Noor Images Agency and award-winning Spanish photographer Pep Bonet to create a visual story on Kosovo.  The workshop will also include a one-day master class with renowned English photographer Andrew Testa. The selected photographers will be invited to Prizren for six days of intensive training.  Their work will be shown at DokuFest.

Open to participants only

Date: August  16 – 25

 

KINO PRIZRENI

Filmmakers from around the world will gather in Prizren to create low-budget short films They will write, shoot,  and cut the films within a short amount of time and the finished products will be screened during this year’s edition.

Open to participants only

Date: August 17 – 25

 

BALKAN DOCUMENTARY CENTER WORKSHOP

BDC Discoveries 2013 is a project development workshop, aimed at uniting professionals with documentary projects harbouring international potential, and helping them to get exposure among potential financiers and partners in the European film market. Participants will have their final group session at DokuFest and will focus on packaging their projects and pitching them in front of a jury.

Open to participants only

Date: August 21 – 24

 

 

PANELS AND MASTER CLASSES

 

DEALING WITH THE PAST

“The past shapes the present and the future”. Dealing with the past has been rarely discussed at such a level of panelists, bringing regional and international expertise to the discussion in Kosovo.

Open to public

Date: August 18, 17:00h

Place: Hammam Museum

Moderator: Adriatik Kelmendi

Panelists: Zarko Puhovski, Veton Surroi, Natasa Kandic, Joshua Oppenheimer. Moderator Adriatik Kelmendi

 

ONE DAY AFTER PEACE

Mr. Bassam Aramin of Palestine and Ms. Robi Damelin of Israel, representatives of the Parents Circle Families Forum will share their accounts of working on community-level reconciliation with audiences in the Western Balkans. The discussion will be preceded by the screening of “One Day After Peace” , a documentary depicting  South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Committee’s efforts in overcoming years of enmity.

Open to public

Date: August 19, 16:00h

Place: Kino Klubi

Panelists: Basam Aramin, Robi Damelin

 

MASTER CLASS WITH Signe Byrge Sørensen

Signe Byrge Sørensen, the producer of the much-lauded The Act of Killing, a Danish production by American filmmaker Joshua Oppenheimer, will host a masterclass at the Hammam Museum.

The multiple award-winning The Act of Killing, a tour-de-force film, is playing at the festival this year as part of our Focus Nordic program. This master class is for the burgeoning producer, as well as offering conversation about making a film that is complex, politically sensitive and dangerous for the people involved in making it, both behind and in front of the camera. The talk will center on how she collaborated with director Joshua Oppenheimer during the decade of making the film in Indonesia. With literally years’ worth of audio and visual material, Sørensen will reveal how they worked together to produce this masterpiece of modern nonfiction. Clips from the film will be shown. Moderated by Pamela Cohn.

Open to public

Date: August 19, 16:00h

Place: Kino Klubi

 

TARGETS ON RENEWABLES: WHERE DOES KOSOVO STAND?

Is Kosovo reaching its targets on renewables? What is the strategy of the Kosovo Government to reach 25% of total energy consumption from renewable energy by 2020?

Open to public

Date: August 20, 17:00h

Place: Hammam Museum

Panelists: Jan-Peter Olters , Country Manager for Kosovo – World bank, Fadil Ismaili – Minister of the Economic Development ,RBF (TBC), Visar Azemi – Coordinator of Kosovo Civil Society Consortium for Sustainable

Moderator: Adriatik Kelmendi

 

MASTER CLASS WITH JAY ROSENBLATT

Jay Rosenblatt presents a riveting lecture on the use of archival film in making experimental cinema, something for which he is world-renowned. His experimental pieces combine rigorous technique with non-traditional modes of narrative to produce a body of work that is also intensely personal.

Open to public

Date: August 21, 16:00h

Place: Kino Klubi

 

SOCIAL MEDIA AND ACTIVISM

Social Media, Citizens and Democracy panel discussion, organized in partnership with the UNDP and EC Ma Ndryshe, aims to involve internationally acclaimed activists and experts to share their experiences on usage of social media tools for monitoring institutional performance and inciting civic activism and social change.

Open to public

Date: August 21, 17:00h

Place: Hammam Museum

Panelists: Amr Sobhy – Award winning Egyptian information activist, Natalya Gymenyuk, Dan Mc-Quillan- Social media expert, Yll Rugova-Activist from Kosovo, Helena Puig.

Moderator: Hajrullah Ceku

 

WHY POVERTY

The Panel Discussion “Why Poverty” will focus on Millennium Development Goal 1 that aims at alleviating poverty and its many dimensions. The short documentary Mama Illegal will be screened to generate the discussion that will address the issue of poverty and illegal migration. The panel is a mix of decision makers, influencers and a filmmaker seeking solutions to produce stories to inspire and activate people to be part of the solution to illegal migration.

Open to public

Date: August 22, 17:00h

Place: Hammam Museum

Panelists: Steliana Nedera, UNDP Deputy Resident Representative, Nenad Rašić – Minister of Labour and Social Welfare, Blerta Zeqiri – Filmmaker

Moderator: Aliriza Arënliu

 

IN/DEPENDENCE:
Contradictions of National Independence in Politics and Arts

National independence, declaration of indepence, or simply independence are strict political terms that have been source for cinema since its beginnings. The panel will discuss these notions in Kosovo context  where decades long political transformations didn’t led to any serious transformations in forms of cinema productions. Panel will continue with screening of  ’The Condition of the Working Class’ (2012) by Michael Wayne and Deirdre O’Neill’s and a Q & A hosed by Valdrin Prenkaj.

Open to public

Date: August 22, 16:00h

Place: Kino Klubi

Panelists:  Michael  Wayne, Slobodan Karamanic, Agon Hamza,

Moderator: Sezgin Boynik

 

FILMMAKER AS BORDER BREAKER

Representatives from regional documentary film festivals will talk about their joint programs and future plans aimed at educating a young generation of documentary filmmakers in the Balkans. Real border breaking going on here!

Open to public

Date: August 23, 17:00h

Place: Hamman Museum

Panelists: Veton Nurkollari – DokuFest, Kumjana Novakova – Pravo Ljudski Film Festival, Rajko Petrovic – Free Zone, Kirijana Nikoloska – Makedox

 

MASTER CLASS WITH MIA ENGBERG & TOBIAS JANSON

A case study of how a filmmaker goes about making a deeply personal piece rooted in real life and transforming it into a beautiful, universal love story that resonates with audiences all over the world. The film is Belleville Baby, which plays as part of our International Dox Competition. Swedish director, Mia Engberg will be joined by her producer, Tobias Janson, of Stockholm-based production company, Story AB.

Open to public

Date: August 23, 16:00h

Place: Kino Klubi

 

 

DOKUKIDS WORKSHOPS

 

PINHOLE WORKSHOP

Everyone should have a camera, and everyone should also know how it works. Everyone should have at least made their own camera once, and then forever more. Pinhole workshop will give each participant the materials and knowledge about how to design and create their own masterpiece of a pinhole. The workshop will overview histories of pinhole and film camera; techniques, methods, strategies, exposure times, positioning, angles.  An exhibition with the produced work will close out the workshop.

Open for kids 12+

Date: 19 – 21

Exhibition: 21 – 24

Place: Yunus Emre

 

CREATIVE FORCE – Self Images & Human Rights

Creative Force is be back in Prizren, this time gathering participants from Kosovo, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Sweden who will during the festival, together with their supervisors, make and present their films on the theme of UNEMPLOYMENT. Creative Force is an initiative of The Swedish Institute to establish dialogue and creative forums for culture.

Open to participants only

Date: August 18-25

 

ORGANIC THEATRE 

Children participating in Organic Theater will develop a 5-minute performance, using music, poetry and their personal stories as an incentive to develop the performance. The performance will be a combination of body movements, facial expressions and sound effects.

Open for kids 5+

Date: 19 – 21

Place: Yunus Emre