At the workshop there will be individual lessons and small group instruction, participants will learn international audiovisual legislation, consult the options of archive sources, fine-tune their film trailers and compose their project’s professional file. The output of the workshop will be the presentation of individual projects to commissioning editors and producers at the final session.
La fémis also pitched in East European documentary projects that went through IDF activities and selections - Doc Launch, Ex Oriente Film or East Silver among others, and later met with success at international film festivals. For instance Cinema Komunisto (Mila Turajlić, Chorvatsko, 2010), Metrobranding – Romanian Objects of Desire (Ana Vlad a Adrian Viocu, Rumunsko, 2010), Klucis, Deconstruction of an Artist (Peteris Krilovs, Lotyšsko, 2008), Wichterle (Tomáš Kudrna, Česká Republika / Francie, 2006).
In 2009, La fémis held its Archidoc workshop and lecture session within IDF's Ex Oriente Film section at the International Documentary Film Festival in Jihlava.
Number of Participants: 10
Fee: 2000 Euro
- all participants get a travel grant for the 3 workshops
- training grants are available for a limited number of participants
- Session 1: October 17 – 22, 2011 (arrival on October 16), Lisbon, Portugal
- Session 2: November 28 – December 3, 2011, La fémis, Paris
- Session 3: February 12 – 14, 2012
Application deadline: September 6, 2011.
Applications must be sent to La fémis in English, in four hard copies and one email copy, including:
- completed online application form (here)
- letter explaining your interest in Archidoc and your expectations
- resume (short CV)
- project synopsis (2 pages max.)
- project note of intent/director’s note
- presentation of production company, if relevant
- four DVD copies of film(s) you directed or co-directed. Or link if available online.
Tutors and speakers:
- Erez Laufer (Israel) - filmmaker, editor, producer (Mike Brant, Laisse moi t’aimer, Cry of the Owl, Rafting to Bombay)
- Catherine Bernstein (France) – filmmaker, editor (Kessel, une trilogie allemande, Murder of the Hatmaker, Asylum)
- Tue Steen Müller (Dennmark) – consultant, trainer, former chairman of the European Documentary Network EDN
- Sibylle Kurz (Germany) – consultant, coach, pitching trainer
- Hubert Best (United Kingdom/Sweden) – legal expert
- Adrian Wood (United Kingdom) – archive research expert
More information to be found in the attached files at the bottom of this article and on La fémis website (French language only): www.lafemis.fr