:Workshops

workshops

In between screenings and late night parties, DokuFest will continue the tradition of hosting a variety of panels, master classes and workshops. These events, introducing renowned figures in their respective fields, will tackle a slew of issues, film-related and beyond.

Check below for detailed descriptions of each event:

 

 

PANELS:

 

DEALING WITH THE PAST

Debate and open discussion about experiences in peace building, tolerance and dealing with the past in protracted social conflicts.
Moderator: Adriatik Kelmendi
Panelists: Enver Robelli, Predrag Bambic
Date: August 18, 17:30h
Place: Mullini, Marash Park
Open to public

 

COMPLEX CITIES

A conversation between architects, urban planners and anthropologist on public space and the collective memory of city life.
ModeratorBekim Ramku
Panelists: Rozafa Basha, Gezim Pacarizi, Dukagjin Hasimja, Nita Luci and Astrit Hajrullahu
Date: 19 August, 17:30 h
Place: Mullini, Marash Park
Open to Public

 

PROFESSIONS HAVE NO GENDER

A conversation on how perceptions on gender equality, gender and professions, gender and employment, can be shaped and changed from actors in different fields.
Moderator: Donjeta Morina
Participating gender experts: Sibel Halimi, Nita Luci, Mybexhel Zhuri, Ariana Qosaj-Mustafa and many more
Date: 21 August, 17:30h
Place: Mullini, Marash Park
Open to public

 

FIVE YEARS LESS

This debate is intended to spur conversation about life expectancy in Kosovo, specifically about the fact that Kosovars live five years shorter than other nations in the region due mainly to coal pollution as the major contributor to environmental demise and health consequences.
Moderator: Adriatik Kelmendi
Panelists:
Date: 22 August, 17:30h
Place: Mullini, Marash Park
Open to public 

 

 

MASTER CLASSES:

 

MASTER CLASS WITH DONALD WEBER

A master class on photography storytelling and constructing visual narratives through photographs with photojournalist Donal Weber, who is a member of VII Photo Agency.
Date: 17 August, 12:00 – 16:00 hrs
Place: Kino Klubi
Open to public

 

PORTFOLIO REVIEW SESSION WITH FERDI LIMANI, AGRON DRAGAJ AND JODI HILTON

Portfolio review session with photographers Ferdi Limani, Agron Dragaj and Jodi Hilton, directed at emerging professional photographers who wish to obtain feedback about their work and explore their documentary practice.

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Date: 19 August, 12:00
Place: Kino Lumbardhi
Open to participants

 

Master Class by David France

Master-class by acclaimed journalist and filmmaker David France on the different aspects during the work on his documentary “How to Survive a Plague”. Issues such as research, finding the story, working with archival material, editing and other aspects of making of “How To Survive a Plague” will be discussed.

Filmmaker David France is an award-winning journalist and best-selling author who has written for the New York Times, Newsweek, and New York magazine, where he is now a contributing editor. For his journalism, he has received the National Headliner Award and the GLAAD Media Award, and has seen his work inspire several films, most recently the Emmy-nominated Showtime film “Our Fathers,” based on his critically acclaimed book. He directed the Oscar- and Emmy-nominated documentary “How to Survive a Plague,” which has received a Peabody Award, numerous festival honors, including from the Gotham Awards, the International Documentary Association, and the New York Film Critics Circle. He is at work on a major history of AIDS, due from Alfred A. Knopf in 2015, and a number of film and television projects.
Date:  August 20, 14:00h                    
Place: DokuFest Media Center at Str. Farkataret in front of the Stone Bridge. 
Open to public

 

MASTER CLASS WITH LYNZEE KLINGMAN

A master-class with an Oscar winning editor of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Lynze Klingman, on creative aspects of editing of both narrative and documentary films. The master class is organized in collaboration with Kosovo Cinematography Center.
Date: 21 August, 15:00 hrs
Place: Hotel Theranda
Open to public

 

MASTER CLASS WITH HENRY CORRA & JEREMY AMAR: LIVING CINEMA

Living Cinema is a style of nonfiction film-making characterized by a deep and intense relationship with one’s subjects, a painterly eye, and novelist sensibility. In this unscripted approach, Henry Corra emotionally embeds himself in his subject’s story without knowing the outcome. The subjects are complicit in the uncertainty and become collaborators in the creation of the films based on their lives. Hence, living cinema. After exploring the more traditional cinema verite through his collaborations with David and Albert Maysles, Henry Corra became less interested in their non-interventionist, unfiltered approach, and began to make films that collapsed the line between reality, storytelling, subject and filmmaker. In its current state, his new work (Farewell to Hollywood, The Disappearance of McKinley Nolan) seeks to achieve a lightness or magical dimension as a counterbalance to the often-blunt brutality of the real life situations they depict. In this seminar, Henry and Jeremy will discuss their filmmaking process, highlight past and current works, and share their creative inspirations.
Date: 21 August, 18:00 hrs
Place: Hotel Theranda
Open to public

 

MASTER CLASS WITH CHRISTIAN FREI & PETER INDERGAND

Oscar-Nominated director Christian Frei and Emmy-Award-Nominated DOP Peter Indergand talk about the creation of WAR PHOTOGRAPHER, SPACE TOURISTS and SLEEPLESS IN NEW YORK. Screening of “Peter Indergand and his camera work in Christian Frei documentaries” by Anna Brass and Agata Wozniak will accompany the master class.
Date: 22 August, 18:00 hrs
Place: Kino Klubi
Open to public

 

MASTER CLASS – CASE STUDY/MY NAME IS SALT

A master class and case study analysis on producing the documentary film titled “My Name is Salt”. Technical, formal and production aspects, such as crowd-funding and the perseverance it takes to complete a five year process will be discussed by both Farida Pacha, who is the director of the film, and Lutz Konermann as producer and cinematographer.
Date: 23 August, 16:00 hrs
Place: Kino Klubi
Open to public

 

PARVIZ KIMIAVI FILMS: CONVERSTAION BETWEEN CATHERINE DAVID AND CORINNE DISERENS

Corinne Diserens (curator of MMX, OUT OF THE BLUE. A sense of public-mindedness & Director of de l’erg, Bruxelles) and Catherine David (Deputy Director of the Centre Pompidou Paris, curator of Unedited History, Iran 1960-2014, Musée d’art moderne de la Ville de Paris) will discuss the exceptional films of Iranian filmmaker Parviz Kimiavi: P like Pelican (1976), The Stone Garden (1976), and The Mongols (1973), part of the MMX special programme.
Date: August 22, 18:00 hrs at DOKUKINO: Dcreening of P Like Pelican (Iran 1972) and The Stone Garden (Iran 1976) presented by Catherine and Corinne Diserens
Date: August 23, 18:00hrs at KINOKLUBI: screening of The Mongols (Iran 1973), presented by Catherine David and followed by a discussion.
Open to Public

 

 

WORKSHOPS:

 

COMMON GROUND – FILM CRITICS WORKSHOP

A training program on film criticism directed at writers, critics, bloggers, journalists and filmmakers who share an interest at writing critical reviews about films. The workshop is meant to introduce young writers to the practice of film criticism and to provide them with the critical tools that will help them develop their own style.
Open to participants only
Date: August 18-22

 

STORIES WE TELL – STORYTELLING WORKSHOP by RICHARD PEARCE

3-day hands-on workshop with acclaimed cinematographer and director Richard Pearce (Hearts and Minds, The Road to Memphis, Woodstock) on essentials of story telling with camera directed towards selected emerging Balkan filmmakers and participants of Stories We Tell training program of DokuFest.
Open to participants only
Place: DokuKino
Date: 18-20 August

 

ITVS de-mystified: Presentation by Claire Aguilar

Curator, media programmer and commissioning editor for public media for over 20 years, Claire Aguilar is Executive Content Advisor, and works on program content and strategy for the organization, including commissioning programming from U.S. independent producers and from international producers for ITVS’s International Media Development Fund, and co-curating the Independent Lens series, a series of independently produced programs on PBS.
Claire will do a presentation of ITVS, funding opportunities for filmmakers outside US, how can non-US films be sold to ITVS and similar issues related to her work. The Independent Television Service (ITVS) funds, promotes and distributes independently produced programming to public television.

She has shepherded award-winning documentaries to public television, including “The Invisible War”, “At Berkeley”, “The House I Live In,” “Detropia”, “The Interrupters”, “Waltz with Bashir”, “A Lion in the House” and “Last Train Home”.

Date:  August 19, 14:00h                    
Place: DokuFest Media Center at Str. Farkataret in front of the Stone Bridge. 
Open to public

 

KINO PRIZRENI

Filmmakers from all over the world will meet in Prizren to conceptualize, write, shoot, and cut their films with a non-existent budget, and a shared batch of equipment and expertise. The finished films will be screened in DokuFest 2014.
Open to participants only
Date: August 16-24

 

BALKAN DOCUMENTARY CENTER WORKSHOP

BDC Discoveries 2014 is a project development workshop, aimed at uniting professionals with documentary projects with an international potential. Module Prizren is focused on training sessions related to packaging the projects for the international market. A final pitch in front of a jury consisting of experts will give the participants feedback about their work and the much needed experience.
Place: DokuKino Conference Room
Open to participants only
Date: 20 – 24 August

 

SUMMER SCHOOL: HUMANITARIAN LAW CENTER

The Humanitarian Law Center summer school will include lectures covering the four pillars of Transitional Justice: Criminal justice, Truth and memory, Reparations, Institutional reform.
Place: Beledija
Date: 19 – 22 August
Open to participants only 

 

VISEGRAD BRIDGE PROJECT

In collaboration with Common Ground Film Critics’ Workshop, the 13th edition of DokuFest brings two more components to the Visegrad Bridge Project: Balkan Calling and Meet the Festivals.

Meet the Festivals is a one-day session where representatives of festivals in the Balkans and the V4 Group (Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia) share their experiences by discussing issues like programming, fundraising, audience-development, and opportunities for collaborations between festivals.

Balkan Calling aims to begin a discussion for possible future co-operations between members of the film industry in Visegrad countries and those of the Balkans. A select group of filmmakers, producers, distributors and festival directors from both regions have been invited to participate in our inaugural co-production meeting and will share their experiences, as well as discuss various aspects of co-productions.

On the first day, there will be a panel discussion. The second day includes a case study presentation illustrating a successful collaboration between different countries. Both events will be succeeded by follow-ups, where participants get an opportunity to meet the experts in intimate sessions.

The programme is open to the public.

21 August, Thursday
17:00-19:00 Meet the Festivals (Sheherzade House – Etnographic Museum)
22 August, Friday
17:00-19:00 Balkan Calling | Panel & Meetings (Sheherzade House – Etnographic Museum)
23 August, Saturday
17:00-19:00 Balkan Calling | Case Study Presentation & Follow-Up (Sheherzade House – Etnographic Museum)