04-12 AUGUST / PRIZREN, KOSOVO

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04-12 AUGUST / PRIZREN, KOSOVO

Stories We Tell

Workshops


27 applicants, film professionals from various backgrounds from Kosovo and region (Albania, FYROM, and Serbia) attended series of workshops and master classes designed specifically to assist them in further development of their concept notes. Throughout an intensive week of training in all aspects of filmmaking during the 13th edition of DokuFest was provided to all applicants. These trainings led to organization of the Pitching Session in September to allow the selection committee to decide for production of six final documentaries of this project.

The chronological order of all Workshops and Master Classes provided to participants of the Project.

17 August 2014: Master class with Donald Weber

Donald Webber MC

Master Class on photography storytelling and constructing visual narratives through photographs with photojournalist Donald Weber, who is a member of VII Photo Agency.

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18 – 20 August 2014: “Stories We Tell” Storytelling workshop by Richard Pearce

Three day hands-on workshop with acclaimed cinematographer and director Richard Pearce (Hearts and Minds, The Road to Memphis, Woodstock) on essentials of storytelling with camera directed towards selected emerging project participants.

Three day hands-on workshop with acclaimed cinematographer and director Richard Pearce (Hearts and Minds, The Road to Memphis, Woodstock) on essentials of storytelling with camera directed towards selected emerging project participants.

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20 August 2014: Master class with 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, and other related topics were discussed during this session.

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, and other related topics were discussed during this session.

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21 August 2014: Master class with Lynzee Klingman

Master class with an Oscar winning editor of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s nest, Lynzee Klingman, on creative aspects of editing of both narrative and documentary films. This session was organized in collaboration with Kosovo Cinematography Center.

Master class with an Oscar winning editor of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Lynzee Klingman, on creative aspects of editing of both narrative and documentary films. This session was organized in collaboration with Kosovo Cinematography Center.

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21 August 2014: 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 and novelist sensibility. Henry and Jeremy discussed their filmmaking process, highlight past and current works and also, shared their creative inspirations with Talent Campus participants.

Living Cinema is a style of nonfiction film making characterized by a deep and intense relationship with one’s subjects and novelist sensibility. Henry and Jeremy discussed their filmmaking process, highlight past and current works and also, shared their creative inspirations with Talent Campus participants.

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22 August 2014: 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 and Sleepless in New York.

Oscar-nominated director Christian Frei and Emmy Award-Nominated DOP Peter Indergand talk about the creation of War Photographer and Sleepless in New York.

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23 August 2014: Balkan Documentary Center Pitching forum

Participants were encouraged to attend the Balkan Documentary Center pitching session on 23rd of August, just to get a glimpse of the Pitching forum idea and help them in better understanding the selecting process.

Participants were encouraged to attend the Balkan Documentary Center pitching session on 23rd of August, just to get a glimpse of the Pitching forum idea and help them in better understanding the selecting process.

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11 – 13 September 2014: Pitching Sessions

Eight participants took active part in Pitching Sessions in front of the project committee consisted of Veton Nurkollari, Artistic Director DokuFest; Kaltrina Krasniqi, filmmaker/producer, Samir Karahoda, photographer/short film programmer; Thomas Logoreci and Iris Elezi/ project tutors. This committee selected six final participants whom would start from location scouting to adding final touches to their documentaries.

Eight participants took active part in Pitching Sessions in front of the project committee consisted of Veton Nurkollari, Artistic Director DokuFest; Kaltrina Krasniqi, filmmaker/producer, Samir Karahoda, photographer/short film programmer; Thomas Logoreci and Iris Elezi/ project tutors. This committee selected six final participants whom would start from location scouting to adding final touches to their documentaries.

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12 August 2015: Premiere of the Films

Following the extensive training program, only five filmmakers remained committed to see their projects to completion. Their films were screened at the 14th edition of DokuFest, on one of the landmark cinemas of DokuFest in front of some 400 people. Even though all seats of the cinema were sold-out, this didn’t prevent additional 200 people to watch the film along the bridge’s edge.

Following the extensive training program, only five filmmakers remained committed to see their projects to completion. Their films were screened at the 14th edition of DokuFest, on one of the landmark cinemas of DokuFest in front of some 400 people. Even though all seats of the cinema were sold-out, this didn’t prevent additional 200 people to watch the film along the bridge’s edge.