Ex Oriente Film

Open Programme

Workshop 1: Online

Tuesday, June 23
11 am - 12:30 pm
Case study by Emma Davie: Unlocking process
Moderated by Chloe Trayner


A conversation between Emma Davie and Chloe Trayner, Festival Director of Open City Doc Festival, using Becoming Animal as a case study to explore approaches to documentary form and process. The discussion is particularly focused on tools which help unlock a filmic language and how limitations and problems can create experimentation.

Thursday, June 25
10 am - 11:30 pm
Lecture by Salomé Jashi: Vision and reality

Salomé Jashi will discuss her films The Dazzling Light of Sunset and Bahkmaro and also her upcoming "Trees" project.

Friday, June 26
11 am - 12 pm
Panel on Slovak documentary industry

▪️ Zuzana Bieliková, Manager of Slovak Film Commission
▪️ Zuzana Mistríková, producer – PubRes, Head of Association of Independent Producers – ANP
▪️ Peter Kerekes, director and producer – Kerekes Film, member of ANP
▪️ Ondrej Starinský, Head of Documentary Department RTVS
▪️ Eva Křižková, Executive Director – One World Film Festival Slovakia

Join the panel with leading representatives of Slovak film industry, who will present their organisations and positions within the Slovak documentary landscape; explain and introduce the advantages of shooting in Slovakia, the opportunities for producers to co-produce their projects in Slovakia, share examples of cooperation and acquisition with the Slovak public broadcaster Radio and Television of Slovakia (RTVS) and notes on international premieres at Slovak festivals and documentary distribution in Slovakia.

Friday, June 26
1 pm - 2 pm
Case study by Peter Kerekes: Occupation 1968

Acclaimed producer and director Peter Kerekes will focus in his case study of producing omnibus documentary Occupation 1968, composed of five 26-minute documentaries shot by directors from Bulgaria, Hungary, Poland, Germany and Russia.

Friday, June 26
3:30 pm - 5 pm
Case study by Christian Aune Falch: Distributing iHuman in the time of lockdown

Producer Christian Aune Falch from UpNorth Film in Norway will share his thoughts and experiences with the release of Tonje Hessen Schei`s feature documentary on the artificial intelligence revolution, “iHuman”. Years of production and distribution planning culminated in the Covid19 lockdown as the film was about to hit the cinemas as well as festivals cancelling one after the other. Facing a unprecedented worldwide crisis, how do you salvage the momentum?

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