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Docs Talk 2012

3 & 4 AUGUST 2012

In the framework of the 7th edition of the "Lemesos International Documentary Festival", a documentary professional event is organized entitled DocsTalk. The initiative is directed to professional directors / producers and to anyone who is interested in learning more about the various aspects of creating a documentary film, such as storytelling and script writing, producing and developing, filming techniques and festival distribution.

The event is organized by Brave New Culture (Cyprus) in collaboration with Media Desk Cyprus, CyBC (Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation) and the European Organizations specializing in documentary SOURCES 2 and EAVE

DocsTalk is supported by the Cyprus Community Media Centre (CCMC) and the Directors Guild of Cyprus.

DocsTalk is open for all and it will take place at Curium Palace Hotel in Lemesos.

English will be the working language of the workshop.

 

 

Παρασκευή / Friday
03.08.2012
11:00 – 13:00

DocsTalk, Cyprus

Master Class: Documenting a Conflict with 5 Broken Cameras

An extraordinary work of both cinematic and political activism, 5 Broken Cameras is a deeply personal, first-hand account of non-violent resistance in Bil'in, a West Bank village threatened by encroaching Israeli settlements. Shot almost entirely by Palestinian farmer Emad Burnat, the footage was later given to Israeli co-director Guy Davidi to edit and to create a story out of the 700 tapes of Emad's footage. In the Master Class, Guy Davidi and Emad Burnat will talk about the creative process behind their film· a film which makes for an intensely powerful personal document about one village's struggle against violence and oppression.

Venue: Curium Palace Hotel

Open for all

 

16:00 – 18:00
DocsTalk, Cyprus
Workshop: New Forms of Documentary and Interactive Storytelling

The workshop will be led by Caspar Sonnen, who is the new media coordinator for the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) and curator of the festival's IDFA DocLab, a competition program for new forms of documentary and interactive storytelling. He will present a general overview of interactive and web-based documentary media art today. In addition he will look back on how the digital revolution has changed documentary in the last five years and which interactive genres have been emerging since he started IDFA DocLab in 2007.

Venue: Curium Palace Hotel

Open for all

 

Σάββατο / Saturday
04.08.2012
10:00 – 15:00

DocsTalk, Cyprus

EAVE Ημερίδα / Seminar

Documentary expert Sylvia Stevens and cinema promotion expert Álvaro Vega from EAVE Organization (European Audiovisual Entrepreneurs) will give a presentation focusing on what it takes to produce a creative documentary films today as well as on modern production methods and marketing techniques. In addition, they will talk about the importance of training and they will provide a guideline designed to assist the participants to position their films with a primary focus on the most cost-effective ways to develop and market their projects on a local and international level.

Venue: Curium Palace Hotel

Open for all

 

16:00 – 19:00
DocsTalk, Cyprus
SOURCES 2 Doc Checks: Documentary Scriptwriting

SOURCES 2 adviser Ulla Simonen will give a keynote on 'Scriptwriting for Documentaries', and in individual 20-30-minute consultation sessions (following application procedure) she will provide professional feed-back, ideas, suggestions and practical advice on developing the proposed documentary film projects in development.

Venue: Curium Palace Hotel

Following application procedure

 

16:00 – 17:00
DocsTalk, Cyprus
Presentation: Independent Documentary Filmmaking in the Balkans

The director of the Balkan Documentary Center and acclaimed producer Martichka Bozhilova will give examples of success stories of independent documentaries throughout the Balkan region.

Venue: Curium Palace Hotel

Open for all

 

17:00 – 18:00
DocsTalk, Cyprus
Lecture: A Defence of Documentary by Michael Chanan

Film festivals nowadays often show films that border on the edge between fiction and reality, and modern scepticism has placed the old idea of documentary as objective truth in doubt. Does this mean it's just another form of fiction? In this illustrated lecture, Michael Chanan, who is both a film scholar and a seasoned documentarist, argues that the screen is a more subtle space of representation than the simple opposition between fiction and reality allows for, and documentary doesn't have to be objective to fulfil its task.

Venue: Curium Palace Hotel

Open for all

 

 

Πληροφορίες / Info

Tel: 77 77 25 52
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www.filmfestival.com.cy

 

Working Language
English will be the working language of the DocsTalk workshop