EX ORIENTE FILM 2011
Session Two - Open Programme
June 13 - 18, 2011 / Prague, CZE / FAMU
Tutors & Guests
- Marijke Rawie - Expert consultant / lead workshop tutor, The Netherlands
- Mikael Opstrup - Head of Studies EDN and lead workshop tutor, Denmark
- Hedda van Gennep - script doctor, The Netherlands
- Jonathan Oppenheim - editor, USA
- Stefan Rűll - Attorney-at-law, Germany
- Vitaly Manskiy - director, President of ARTDOCFEST, Russia
- Carmen Cobos - producer, Cobos Films, The Netherlands
- Marta Lamperová - producer, Slovakia
- Itamar Rose - director, video artist, Israel
- Tamara Moyzes - video artist, Czech Republic, Israel
- Martichka Bozhilova - producer, Agitprop Ltd., Bulgaria
- Andrey Paounov - director, Bulgaria
- Matouš Outrata - editor, Czech Republic
- Jan Zajíček – editor, Czech Republic
MONDAY, JUNE 13, 2011
19.00 – 20.30
Screening: The Oath (dir. Laura Poitras, USA, 2010)
Presented by Jonathan Oppenheim, editor and co-producer of the film
Přísaha , USA, 2010, 95 min, Creative, Politics, Portrait, Society
Unraveling like a lush, gripping novel that constantly subverts expectations, The Oath is the interlocking drama of two brothers-in-law, Abu Jandal and Salim Hamdam, whose associations with al Qaeda in the 1990s propelled them on divergent courses. The film delves into Abu Jandal's daily life as a taxi driver in Sana’a, Yemen, and Hamdan’s military tribunal in Guantanamo Bay prison. Abu Jandal and Hamdan’s personal stories—how they came to serve as Osama bin Laden’s bodyguard and driver respectively—act as prisms through which to humanize and contextualize a world the Western media demonizes. As Hamdam’s trial progresses, his military lawyers challenge fundamental flaws in the court system. As charismatic Abu Jandal dialogues with his son, Muslim students, and journalists, he generously unveils the complex evolution of his belief system since 9/11.
TUESDAY, JUNE 14, 2011
21.00 – 22.30
Screening: Dad Made Dirty Movies (dir. Jordan Todorov)
Presented by Martichka Bozhilova, producer of the film
Bulgaria, Germany, 2011, 57 min, Digi Beta, Creative, Entertainment, Portrait
“Dad Made Dirty Movies” chronicles the life and films of Stephen C. Apostolof (aka A. C. Stephen) – a former political prisoner, devoted Christian and family man and one of the greatest erotic filmmakers in the U.S. The film traces A. C. Stephen's escape from Communist dictatorship in Bulgaria and his journey to Hollywood where he made his American dream come true. Over the course of a film career that lasted two turbulent decades A. C. Stephen made seventeen low-brow, low budget softcore films. Today A. C. Stephen's legacy lives on, ridiculed or revered by both critics and fans alike. A. C. Stephen has taken a permanent place in the B-movie culture and is widely recognized as one of the greatest American erotic filmmakers.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15, 2011
12.30 – 14.00
Lecture: Carmen Cobos
Introduction into Budgeting - Co-production with broadcasters, budget for co-production between production companies, film budget in relation to the financial plan.
21.00 – 22.30
Screening: You Don't Like the Truth: Four Days Inside Guantanamo (dir. Luc Côté & Patricio Henriquez, Canada, 2010)
Presented by Hedda van Gennep
You Don't Like the Truth: Four Days Inside Guantanamo (directed by Luc Côté & Patricio Henriquez, Canada, 2010, 100min) Stunning documentary based on security camera footage from an encounter in Guantánamo Bay prison between a team of Canadian intelligence agents and Canadian citizen Omar Khadr, then a 16-year-old detainee. Maintaining a surveillance-camera style, the film analyses the political, legal, and psychological aspects of the interrogation through interviews with Khadr’s lawyers, a psychiatrist, an investigative journalist, former Guantanamo detainees, and a former US interrogator. This unique depiction of Omar Khadr’s interrogation offers an unusual insight into a world where “the truth” itself is often negotiated.
THURSDAY, JUNE 16, 2011
11.15 – 12.00
Lecture: Marta Lamperová
Distribution Strategy of Creative Documentary – How to make the best packaging for your film in development / completed film / sales & distribution companies to cooperate with.
21.00 – 22.30
Screening: Georgi and the Butterflies (dir. Andrey Paounov, Bulgaria, 2004)
Presented by the film’s director Andrey Paounov
Bulgaria, 2004, 60 min, Creative, Health, Social Issues
This is a story full of butterflies, silk and schizophrenics, about misery, joy, optimism and compassion. As director of a home for psychologically challenged men, situated in a 16th century monastery near the Bulgarian capital of Sofia, Dr Georgi Lulchev fulfills the roles of a psychiatrist, neurologist, administrator, entrepreneur and amateur chef. Georgi's dream is to create a farm in the yard of the Home, where his troubled patients can raise snails, ostriches and pheasants, and produce silk fibres and soy bread. In a country where 80% of the population live in poverty, every day is marked by the struggle to survive. To overcome the shortage of funds, Dr Georgi Lulchev has devised myriad money-making schemes. Over the last 15 years, he has tried to implement some very unconventional business ideas, often with little success. But always he has resumed his efforts with unflagging enthusiasm.
FRIDAY, JUNE 17, 2011
10.30 – 12.00, 12.30 – 14.00, 16.00 – 17.30, 18.00 – 19.00
Intensive Module: Dr. Stefan Rűll
Legal Issues of International Co-production
21.00 – 22.30
Screening: NonStop (dir. Jan Gogola, ČR, 1998)
Presented by the film’s director Jan Gogola
NonStop , Czech Republic, 1998, 94 min, Creative, Personal View
People chosen at random along the Prague-Brno highway contemplate the infinity and the begginning of the universe... A cook and other random travellers agree that nothing is ever lost, everything simply goes through transformations, and the world flows by "nonstop".
SATURDAY, JUNE 18, 2011
20.30 – 22.30
Screening: Virginity (dir. Vitaly Manskiy, Russia, 2008)
Presented by the film’s director Vitaly Manskiy
Devstvennost (Девственность) , Russia, 2008, 86 min, 35 mm, Society
Three young women, who each have a sought-after commodity - their virginity. Kristina, Karina and Katya each try to make their way in a world ruled by fame, popularity and money. Kristina auditions for a reality TV show, Karina wants to take Madonna's place and Katya is simply looking for a fair price for her virginity on the internet.