On June 27th, the new edition of Ex Oriente Film workshop will start in Croatia. Located in the beautiful city of Split, the programme will be held in cooperation with a new partner, a renowned production company Hulahop.
The 12 director-producer teams selected out of tough competition of applicants, will come to discuss and fine-tune their creative documentary projects with renowned documentary experts. Among the guest tutors of the first session, there will be such acclaimed professionals as Emma Davie, Peter Mettler, Ivo Trajkov, Želimir Žilnik, Nenad Puhovski, Kateřina Šedá or Iikka Vehkalahti. The complete list of tutors can be found here.
Apart from the closed group workshops and individual consultations, Ex Oriente Film traditionally offers a diverse programme that will be open to all interested public. What highlights can you look forward to this year?
Let the acclaimed Scottish director of I am breathing from Edinburgh College of Art show you how structure can liberate our vision and voices as filmmakers. Learn more about the docu-fiction genre via practical examples from the renowned Serbian director focusing on the system of values in post-transitional Central and Eastern European countries. Enjoy the masterclass by an experienced Canadian director and find out how to embrace improvisation and use your instincts when shooting a documentary. Meet the main challenges of making autobiographical docs and listen to the benefits and pitfalls of minority coproduction out of Croatian point of view... Come and join us for thought-provoking lectures, screening of a legendary Czech documentary, Serbian docu-drama and stay for the discussions with the makers. It will be worth your while!
The whole programme can be downloaded in .pdf here. Looking forward to seeing you in Split!