DOKUFEST ANNOUNCES ITS COMPLETE MASTER CLASSES
Seven master classes will mark the seventeenth edition of DokuFest and will be exploring different aspects of film-making and photography, featuring respected and our favorite artists.
All master classes will take place in KINO CLUB
MASTER CLASS: INA PIRA – VIMEO STAFF PICKS
05 August – 14:00 HRS
Every day, tens of thousands of videos are uploaded to Vimeo. Only five are chosen as Vimeo Staff Picks. Founded in 2008, Vimeo Staff Picks has emerged as one of the preeminent channels for online video and one of the most coveted awards for young filmmakers, having helped launch the careers of many celebrated directors. In a rare behind-the-scenes talk, Ina Pira from Vimeo’s curation team will offer an in-depth look at the process behind curating a daily showcase of the best short narratives, documentaries, animations and music videos on the internet.
MASTER CLASS: JULIAN MAHRLEIN x DOKUPHOTO
06 August – 14:00 HRS
The programme guided by artist Jetmir Idrizi, will inlicde young photographer Julian Mährlein who will visit the festival and capture the faces and voices of inner-festival youth, offering a side of a generation so often misrepresented and which faces a world in profound flux. The resulting portraits will be screened at the end of the festival, offering a unique and profound photographic reflection of itself. Always looking for new ways to represent current social and political issues, Julian’s work navigates between social documentary and portraiture. Mährlein will hold a master-class on new ways to represent current social and political issues through photography.
MASTER CLASS: ALI ASGARI AND FARNOOSH SAMADI
07 August – 14:00 HRS
We are happy that the Iranian couple Ali Asgari and Farnoosh Samadi will stop by again this year at Prizren to share their work with the public during this edition of DokuFest, through a special presentation that will reflect the life within the Iranian society. Although most of these films were screened in the past editions of DokuFest, we think this work deserves to emerge once again as a whole, with the presence of authors, as they explore complex and sensitive topics that are produced in the simplest form possible.
MASTER CLASS: CECILIA NESSEN
08 August – 14:00 HRS
DokuFest’s long time collaborator and film scholar Thomas Logoreci will sit down with Swedish producer Cecilia Nessen for an in depth conversation on her extensive producing work and on Ingmar Bergman. Nessen has recently produced two films about famous Swedish film and theater director, a documentary Bergman: A Year In A Life and animated short Vox Lipoma, both screening at DokuFest, and is also involved in production of Bergman Revisited, a six short films about Bergman’s artistry.
MASTER CLASS: JOHAN LURF
09 August – 14:00 HRS
Thomas Logoreci, American-Albanian film scholar and Johan Lurf, Austrian structuralist filmmaker with sit down to discuss Lurf’s latest film ★, a magnificent assemblage of appearance of stars throughout the history of cinema. Described as a film with no answers but as many questions as there are stars in the universe, it also gradually expands like the universe itself, becoming a sort of never ending film.
MASTER CLASS: KHALIK ALLAH
10 August- 14:00 HRS
New York based photographer and filmmaker Khalik Allah will lead a masterclass on how photography influenced and informed his filmmaking process and will also focus on a unique style in documentary through the importance of creating sound and voices. Khalik Allah in his documentary Field Niggas, revitalizes the genre of the observational documentary and transforms several simple technical tricks into a vision of the world.
MASTER CLASS: ERICK STOLL AND CHASE WHITESIDE
11 August – 14:00 HRS
Pamela Cohn, a film curator and DokuFest’s associate programmer will sit down with Erick Stoll and Chase Whiteside to talk about América, an intimate look into the lives of three Mexican brothers and their ageing grandmother and one of the most anticipated debut feature-length documentary of the year. Film has gone to win awards at CPH:DOX and Full Frame and is screening at DokuFest as part of Int’l Documentary Competition.