Ex Oriente Film Babies, the fourth session of the Ex Oriente Film workshop, consists of rough-cut analysis, meetings, case studies and screenings of successful Ex Oriente Film documentaries. The programme focuses on editing analysis and distribution strategy by involving top class editing tutors and sales agents / distributors.
On Saturday, Feb 5, participants summed up the developments and difficulties surrounding their documentary projects... Many facets of life in a small Polish town; contemporary issues in the former Soviet bloc; a mad professor and his mesmerized wives; three women and a pack of desperate dogs; middle-aged men who believe they are pirates; an old wrestler refusing to quit...
Learn more about all projects here.
On Sunday, Feb 6, meetings over the projects continued. In the evening, Austrian filmmaker Andreas Horvath presented his two documentary films Views of a Retired Night Porter (2006), The Passion According to the Polish Community of Pruchnik (2010) + From a Night Porter's Point of View (dir. Krzysztof Kieslowski, 1977).
On Monday, Feb 7, tutors Peter Symes (UK), Tonička Janková (Czech Republic), and Stan Neumann (France) offered their takes on the intricacies of editing, dramatic structure and the requirements of different formats and markets. In the evening, Zdeněk Blaha of East Silver introduced a screening of At the Edge of Russia, a successful documentary film that received the 2010 Silver Eye Award and attended Ex Oriente Film 2006.
On Tuesday, Feb 8, Stefan Kloos of Kloos & Co. Medien GmbH and Rise and Shine world sales, and Ayse Poffet from First Hand Film introduced their companies and discussed the situation in the documentary market today.
On Wednesday, Feb 9, participants played clips from their projects and we wrapped up the whole workshop with final comments from the tutors... A big thanks to all participants, tutors and guests!
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Ivana Pauerová Miloševičová