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Ex Oriente Film 2012 - Open Programme

The Institute of Documentary Film launches yet another edition of the international Ex Oriente Film workshop with the first session taking place from June 18 to 23 at the usual spot – Hotel Academic in Roztoky u Prahy. The programme offers several extraordinary lectures, screenings and master classes that are open to both documentary professionals as well as other visitors. Among the invited guests of the first session are ARTE France society&culture deputy director Alex Szalat, renowned Finnish composer Sanna Salmenkallio, American documentary makers Karin Hayes and Victoria Bruce, German director Marco Wilms, editing tutor Stephan Krumbiegel, and Slovak director Peter Kerekes. Among the tutors will be Czech authors Filip Remunda, Vít Janeček and Jan Gogola. Marijke Rawie and Mikael Opstrup will as usual be the lead tutors.



Tutors:

Marijke Rawie - consultant, Ex Oriente Film head tutor, Netherlands
Mikael Opstrup – EDN Head of Studies, Ex Oriente Film head tutor, Dennmark
Filip Remunda - director, producer, Czech Republic
Sanna Salmenkallio – film composer, Finland
Peter Kerekes - director, producer, Slovakia
Alex Szalat - director, producer, buyer, ARTE France, France
Marco Wilms - director, Germany
Vít Janeček - director, professor, Czech Republic
Jan Gogola ml. - director, dramaturge, professor, Czech Republic
Stefan Krumbiegel - editor, professor, Germany
Karin Hayes - director, journalist, producer, USA
Victoria Bruce - writer, director, producer, USA

 


MONDAY, June 18, 2012

18.00 - 19.30 | Hotel Academic (Roztoky u Prahy) | LECTURE: Peter Kerekeš – Being East European Director | Slovakian documentarian Peter Kerekes reflects on his personal experiences he gained since his first feature film 66 seasons, up until the internationally acclaimed documentary Cooking History. How does one make “great” documentaries for international audiences and strives only thanks to Slovakian national broadcaster?

Kerekes Peter

Peter Kerekes
occupation: Director, Producer, Scriptwriter, Streaming
country: Slovak Republic
company: Peter Kerekes s. r. o
Peter Kerekes (born 1973 in Košice) studied film directing at Academy of Performing Arts (VŠMU) in Bratislava in the years 1991 - 1998. He eventually ended up teaching the same subject at the same institution, where he, together with Dušan Hanák, founded the feature and documentary film studio.Although he originally wanted to do feature films and managed to reach for the university degree, he fell for documentary storytelling ever since his first documentary about a Slovakian poet Erik Groch. His latest feature, Cooking History (produced by an Austrian director and producer Georg Misch), was awarded at many international festivals, like Hot Docs od DOK Leipzig, and even nominated for the renowned European prize Arte 2009.
 

 


WEDNESDAY, June 20, 2012

10.00 - 11.30 | Hotel Academic (Roztoky u Prahy) | LECTURE: Sanna Salmenkallio – Music in documentary film | Lecture by Sanna Salmenkallio, including clips and examples: How does music influence the final message and feel of a film? How does documentary film play with emotions?

Salmenkallio Sanna

Sanna Salmenkallio
occupation: Music
country: Finland
Sanna Salmenkallio (b. 1966 in Espoo) is an experienced film composer who has also written concert music and music for the stage. Salmenkallio studied the violin and music in general with private teachers until she entered the Music Education Department at the Sibelius Academy. During her time at the Sibelius Academy, she continued to study the violin alongside music education, and she also spent a few years at the Department of Media Studies (Time Based Art) at the Academy of Fine Arts. Before her first film projects, Salmenkallio wrote music for a number of modern dance works by Finnish performers. Today, Sanna Salmenkallio divides her time between composing, teaching and performing.Her films include The 3 Rooms of Melancholia, Fever, Mechanical Love, The Home Front and also feature film Sisters Apart. Salmenkallio’s best-known work is probably her score for the documentary Melancholian 3 huonetta (The Three Rooms of Melancholia, 2004) directed by Pirjo Honkasalo, for which Salmenkallio received a Jussi Award (the ‘Finnish Oscar’).
 

 




WEDNESDAY, June 20, 2012

15.30 - 17.00 | Hotel Academic (Roztoky u Prahy) | MASTER CLASS: Marco Wilms | “The Way I Work“ Inspirational Session by Marco Wilms.

Wilms Marco

Marco Wilms
occupation: Director
country: Germany
company: Heldenfilm
Marco Wilms was born in 1966 in former East Berlin, GDR. He became a tool maker, graphics designer and state certified model in the GDR. In 1990 he took up studies in set design at Weißensee Art College and at the "Konrad Wolf" College of Film and Television in Potsdam-Babelsberg. A DAAD fellow in the USA and in Thailand, he also trained at the Actors Studio in New York. Graduating in directing from the "Konrad Wolf" College in 2001, he subsequently lectured in Russia, Thailand and Vietnam.
 





THURSDAY, June 21, 2012

10.00 - 11.30 | Hotel Academic (Roztoky u Prahy) | LECTURE: Alex Szalat | Reflection on pitchings, markets, new media from the point of view of experienced TV representative. What is different? How have his personal taste and opinions changed? Examples! Interviewed by Marijke Rawie.

Szalat Alex

Alex Szalat
occupation: Buyer, Commissioning Editor
country: France
company: ARTE G.E.I.E.
Alex Szalat is a Director of short films, documentaries and TV series since 1977. His filmography is extensively covering a full range aspects dealing with European life culture and society. In 1987, A. Szalat founded KS VISIONS, an independent producers society and has produced over a hundred documentaries and TV series for Canal +, Arte, FR3, FR2, TF1, Planete, IBA, RTBF, Dutch Channel 1 amongst others. Since 2005 A. Szalat was commissioning editor for the Geopolitical Europe and Society department of Arte France, and from 2008, he heads the Current affair, Social issues and geopolitical department. Since September 2011, he is Deputy Director of the Society and Culture department of Arte France.
 

 




THURSDAY, June 21, 2012

13.00 - 15.00 | Kino Atlas (Praha) | SCREENING: We´re Not Broke, 2012, dir. Karin Hayes & Victoria Bruce | Special screening followed by Q&A’s with the directors. Moderated by Vít Janeček.

 

We are not Broke

Director: Hayes Karin
Producer: Bruce Victoria

USA, 81 min, Current Affairs, Politics, Social Issues

America is in the grip of a societal economic panic. Lawmakers cry “We’re Broke!” as they slash budgets, lay off schoolteachers, police, and firefighters, crumbling our country’s social fabric and leaving many Americans scrambling to survive. Meanwhile, multibillion-dollar American corporations like Exxon, Google and Bank of America are making record profits. And while the deficit climbs and the cuts go deeper, these corporations—with intimate ties to our political leaders—are concealing colossal profits overseas to avoid paying U.S. income tax.We are not Broke is the story of how U.S. corporations have been able to hide over a trillion dollars from Uncle Sam, and how seven fed-up Americans from across the country take their frustration to the streets . . . and vow to make the corporations pay their fair share.
 

 

 

Directors Karin Hayes and Victoria Bruce received the duPont-Columbia University Award for excellence in broadcast journalism for their first film, The Kidnapping of Ingrid Betancourt (HBO/Cinemax). Hayes and Bruce also produced and directed Held Hostage in Colombia, a documentary about three American contractors captured and held hostage by FARC guerrillas in Colombia, and the 2008 Target® Filmmaker Award-winning Pip & Zastrow: An American Friendship. In 2010, Bruce and Hayes co-authored the non-fiction book Hostage Nation: Colombia's Guerrilla Army and the Failed War on Drugs, published by Knopf.

 

 


FRIDAY, June 22, 2012

10.00 - 12.00 | Hotel Academic (Roztoky u Prahy) | LECTURE: Stefan Krumbiegel  – First 5 minutes of a film | No matter what we are filming, the first five minutes of our film is crucial. It is the initial five minutes after the credits that dictate the message of the whole film. How important is the beginning of a film?

 

Krumbiegel Stephan

Stephan Krumbiegel
occupation: Editor
country: Germany
Stephan Krumbiegel was born October 5, 1964 in Stuttgart. After finishing his studies in media technique engineering, he starts his professional career as a co-director and editor on a long feature documentary upon developing aid projects in West Africa. Then he works as a freelance production manager for several years and becomes a set coordinator on several fiction features. In addition to that he edits many student films in cooperation with film students around the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg and the Berlin film schools. Since 1996 he works as a freelance editor of feature and documentary films. Stephan Krumbiegel teaches editing at the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg since 2001 and become professor of film editing at the Babelsberg Film School „Konrad Wolf“ in Potsdam in 2007.
 

 



 

FRIDAY, June 22, 2012

17.30 - 20.00 | Hotel Academic (Roztoky u Prahy) | SCREENING and CASE STUDY: We´re Not Broke, 2012, dir. Karin Hayes & Victoria Bruce | Screening of the film followed by a case study. Presented by the film’s authors, moderated by Marijke Rawie.

 

We are not Broke

Director: Hayes Karin
Producer: Bruce Victoria

USA, 81 min, Current Affairs, Politics, Social Issues

America is in the grip of a societal economic panic. Lawmakers cry “We’re Broke!” as they slash budgets, lay off schoolteachers, police, and firefighters, crumbling our country’s social fabric and leaving many Americans scrambling to survive. Meanwhile, multibillion-dollar American corporations like Exxon, Google and Bank of America are making record profits. And while the deficit climbs and the cuts go deeper, these corporations—with intimate ties to our political leaders—are concealing colossal profits overseas to avoid paying U.S. income tax.We are not Broke is the story of how U.S. corporations have been able to hide over a trillion dollars from Uncle Sam, and how seven fed-up Americans from across the country take their frustration to the streets . . . and vow to make the corporations pay their fair share.
 




 

SATURDAY, June 23, 2012

10.00 - 12.00 | Hotel Academic (Roztoky u Prahy) | LECTURE: Karin Hayes & Victoria Bruce – Documentary films in USA | Overview of contemporary situation of docs in USA. Examples and explanations. How does an European filmmaker break through in America?

Hayes Karin

Karin Hayes
occupation: Director, Journalist, Producer
country: USA
company: PBS International
Karin Hayes je držitelkou vyznamenání duPont-Columbia University v oblasti televizní žurnalistiky za její první snímek The Kidnapping of Ingrid Betancourt (HBO/Cinemax, 2003). Heyes kromě toho koprodukovala a režírovala film Held Hostage in Colombia, dokument o třech amerických podnikatelích zajatých a držených jako rukojmí kolumbijskou guerillou FARC, nebo film Pip & Zastrow: An American Friendship, který získal cenu Target® Filmmaker Award v roce 2008. Jako vedoucí výroby se Karin Hayes podílela na snímku Paula Rachmana American Hardcore: the history of American punk rock from 1980-1986, který se účastnil festivalu v Sundance roku 2006, a později také na filmu o hrůzných následcích nášlapných min Disarm autorské dvojice Brian Liu a Mary Wareham. Karin Hayes pracovala na několika dokumentech pro PBS, National Geographic Channel, the Travel Channel, the Discovery Channel, se společností The Cronkite Ward pro televizi TLC. Než začala točit filmy, studovala na University of Guadalajara v Mexiku, rok žila na Kostarice, kde studovala Universidad de Costa Rica, a produkovala audiovizuální materiály pro Smithsonian Institution. National Museum of the American Indian a Smithsonian Folklife Festival. V roce 2010 společně s Victorií Bruce vydala knihu Hostage Nation: Colombia's Guerrilla Army and the Failed War on Drugs. Získala diplom v oboru světové umění a kultura na University of California, Los Angeles, a nyní žije v New ...
 




Bruce Victoria

Victoria Bruce
occupation: Director, Producer
country: USA
company: Urcunina Films
Victoria Bruce is a writer and film producer with a concentration in Earth sciences. She has a Master's degree in geology from the University of California, Riverside, where she completed a thesis on Mount Rainier volcano. In 2001, she wrote the national bestseller, No Apparent Danger; The True Story of a Volcanic Disaster at Galeras and Nevado del Ruiz (HarperCollins), an account of the intricate play between politics, people, and natural disasters. She has written for NASA, the Portland Oregonian, Earth Magazine and National Geographic Adventure, where her research took her around the globe, to active volcanoes, ocean reefs and dense jungles. She's been a contributor to science television programs for the BBC, NOVA, Science Times Television, Nightline, National Geographic Television, and Discovery Channel. Bruce produced several documentaries with Karin Hayes, including Held Hostage in Colombia, which was excerpted by 60 Minutes, and broadcast on the History Channel. Bruce and Hayes' documentary, The Kidnapping of Ingrid Betancourt, aired on HBO/Cinemax. The program earned the producers the 2005 duPont-Columbia Award for excellence in broadcast journalism.
 

 

 

 

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