Ex Oriente Film at Ji.hlava IDFF

13. 10. 2022

Author: Veronika Zýková

The 2nd session of the Ex Oriente Film workshop 'Production and Story Development' will take place at Ji.hlava IDFF between October 24 and 29. The team of experienced tutors will help the filmmakers developing their feature documentary projects. See the Ex Oriente Film projects and tutors. Part of the program is open to the public.

The leading tutors of the 2nd Ex Oriente Film workshop are documentary expert Mikael Opstrup, producer and consultant Iikka Vehkalahti, director and script editor Ivana Pauerová Miloševič and director and producer Filip Remunda. We are happy to announce the guest tutors of the 2nd workshop:

Kathleen McInnis (See-Through Films) - film marketing strategist, producer, curator, consultant with more than 30 years of experience
Vanja Jambrović (Restart) - producer, her latest films include Srbenka directed by Nebojša Slijepčević and Museum of the Revolution by Srdjan Keča
Lucie Králová - director, script editor and FAMU lecturer, focused on creative documentary filmmaking for more than 15 years, her latest film  KAPR CODE had World premiere at Visions du Réel
Dieter Pichler - film editor, his filmography includes: Mutzenbacher (2022), For the Many - The Vienna Chamber of Labour (2022), Moneyboys (2021), Born in Evin (2019), The Waldheim Waltz (2018)
Mirjam Wiekenkamp (Noise Film & TV) - international publicist and strategist at NOISE, a full service PR agency with the ability to accompany a film from festival buzz to mainstream distribution.
Claire Aguilar (online) - an award-winning documentary film producer and film consultant providing analysis and strategic planning for independent producers
Stefan Rüll - attorney-at-law, active in the film and television industry for many years, amongst others as Managing Director and Corporate Counsel of leading German film and television production and distribution companies
Miroslav Janek - director and editor, cut his teeth on numerous documentary movies produced in the USA and the Czech Republic and cooperated with famous director Godfrey Reggio
Jan Macola (Mimesis Film) - producer, founder of Mimesis Film and Kino Pilotů in Prague, his new film All Ends Well (directed by Miroslav Janek) is going to premiere at Ji.hlava IDFF 2022. 

Located at EA Business Hotel Jihlava (Havlíčkova 5625/28)

Tuesday, October 25
10:00 – 11:30
KATHLEEN MCINNIS MASTERCLASS: VOICE gives you authority for your storytelling
In her masterclass, an American industry expert, producer, publicist, curator and consultant Kathleen McInnis will talk about Voice. VOICE is what each filmmaker has that is uniquely their own to bring to their work, be it in story, in execution, in visuals, or in any other form (including how they verbally talk about their work as an artist, for example). Voice defines you. Not in cement forever more, but in the moment for the moment. Voice is how the Industry will talk about you. Voice is what Programmers are searching to see and, once found, championing to present. Voice sets you apart. Voice makes you stand out. To define your Voice is to understand yourSelf. Voice is the vehicle you drive on the Journey to Audience. Voice is inviolate, sacred.
The masterclass is organized in cooperation with the American Film Showcase and the US Embassy in the Czech Republic.

Friday, October 28
10:00 – 11:30
Czech award-winning director, script editor and FAMU lecturer Lucie Králová will focus her masterclass on her documentary opera Kapr Code about progressive Czech composer and prominent communist Jan Kapr (1914-88). In her latest documentary Lucie Králová starts a philharmonic dialogue with Kapr, by mixing newly composed opera songs (written by Jiří Adámek) with Kapr’s never-before-shown private archive, revealing his humour, inner struggles and desire to leave a mark. A playful reconstruction of life after death; where the memory of film and Kapr’s music interacts with a story gaining mythological dimensions. 

Friday, October 28
12:00 – 13:30
A publicity campaign is an essential part of launching your film into the world. But how does this work? What kind of materials do you need? How do you write a good synopsis? What makes a good film still? Which information should be included in a press kit? And what can be expected when it comes to press? International film publicist Mirjam Wiekenkamp (NOISE Film & TV) will share her ins and outs on publicity campaigns and get you ready to rock the festival circuit.

The Ex Oriente Film workshop is supported by Creative Europe MEDIA, Czech Film Fund, Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic, American Film Showcase and U.S. Embassy in the Czech Republic.

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