The whole open programme of East Doc Platform 2019 is here.
Saturday, March 9
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm | Cervantes Institute, Cinema Hall
Lecture: WHAT IS IT WITH THIS PITCHING THING?
Veteran documentary mentor, Mikael Opstrup (EDN), yearly watches 700-800 pitch trailers and attends several hundred pitches and he is maybe one of the few who thinks that pitching is a constructive part of film production. Or at least: it’s probably here to stay. In this session, he would like to share some considerations about pitch trailers, and how it can become meaningful to pitch a film, that doesn’t yet exist.
Sunday, March 10
10 am – 11:30 am | Cervantes Institute, Gallery
Lecture: DOCUMENTARY PRODUCTION IN THE AGE OF EXCESS
How do producers approach films on topics and themes that have already been covered many times before? How does it affect their decision to produce the film and what are they looking for in the project? How does this then affect their strategy towards funds, broadcasters and distributors? In this lecture, Norwegian producer Torstein Parelius (UpNorth Film) will tackle these issues using examples from his company’s past productions.
5 pm – 6:30 pm | Cervantes Institute, Cinema Hall
Masterclass: CHRISTIAN FREI
Masterclass by one of today’s most innovative filmmakers, an Academy Award nominee and a double Sundance winner, whose awarded films are unique in their complex approach to the theme, exclusive intimacy and humanism, and strong cinematic vision. In this masterclass, Christian Frei will talk about his last film Genesis 2.0 and share behind-the-scenes stories.
Monday, March 11
9:30 am – 11:30 am | Cervantes Institute, Cinema Hall
Lecture: MY WORK WITH THE PROTAGONIST
Three young and well-established directors on the contemporary European documentary scene – Marta Prus, Lukáš Kokeš and Damian Nenadić – share their experience with the various aspects of working with the protagonist(s). In this shared lecture they will discuss building-up the relationship, keeping contact when shooting over a longer period of time in a distant location, and the ethical aspects involved in the making of their films.
5:30 pm – 7 pm | Cervantes Institute, Cinema Hall
Lecture: FROM PRE-PRODUCTION PLANNING TO POST-PRODUCTION MAGIC
When building a documentary, you never really know what you’re going to get. Is your protagonist really the protagonist? Should the story be told chronologically? Does a scene mean what you wanted it to mean? In a discussion that examines everything from pre-production planning to post-production magic to the genius of sticky notes, editor Phil Jandaly, will break down how each stage subtly and dramatically can shape feature documentaries into universal stories that transcend borders and genres.
Tuesday, March 12
11:30 am – 1 pm | Cervantes Institute, Cinema Hall
Masterclass: BRINGING THE PAST TO LIFE by MILA TURAJLIĆ and STAN NEUMANN
Using their films, director Mila Turajlić and director/editor Stan Neumann illustrate the diverse methods of working with archival materials and their possible use in contemporary documentaries. How to achieve the balance in archival documentaries between giving the context and exciting the imagination of the audiences?
5 pm – 6 pm | Cervantes Institute, Cinema Hall
Case study: CREATIVE DOCS & SALES – LET'S BE REALISTIC, NOT PESSIMISTIC
Using three examples from his line-up, Aleksandar Govedarica (Syndicado) will offer audiences a sincere probe into a world of sales of creative documentary films nowadays. What are the realistic expectations that filmmakers should have regarding the festival, TV, theatrical, educational, DVD and digital sales worldwide?