"Celebrating the City" – Festival Workshop feat. 48 Hour Film Challenge
The workshop will be run by film teacher John Digance who has run successful academic and creative courses in the University and Community Ed. sectors in Britain, Sweden, Spain, Russia and China.
John Digance: "This year's workshop will centre on Celebrating the City. City life can be hard but we need to be reminded of the positive things it can offer as an antidote to the recent social effects of Covid and negative Nationalism and division. Let's celebrate in sound and image the energy, creativity and cosmopolitan potential of cities which bring people together and break down barriers. We will watch and discuss short Films and extracts that are related to the workshop topic – and the films you make make in two days. Sponteneity, creativity and collaboration."
All events, meetings and screenings as part of the workshop will be in English. Participants will have to provide their own equipment and editing facilities.
Sat 7.8., 11 a.m.–4 p.m. at Sputnik Kino: Introduction, lectures and film screenings
Sat 7.8.–Mon 9.8.: Work on your films
Mon 9.8., 8 p.m. at Sputnik Kino: Screening of the workshop movies (admisssion free)
To register and for more information write to mail(at)lichtspielklub(dot)de
The Workshop is for free!
A couple of workshop films produced within 48 hours at the last British Shorts festival editions:
John Digance ...
is a practice and theory film teacher in universities and the community in Britain and further afield. His interests are in International Cinema, the links between documentary and fiction, experimental work and breaking down the barriers between all art forms, especially the still and moving image. He has made several documentary and experimental films.
Dave Green ...
is the course leader of the MA Documentary at The University of Bedfordshire and a visiting tutor at universities in China, Pakistan and Sweden. His main interest is in all forms of storytelling and removing the false divisions between various disciplines. He has made a wide range of documentary films and is currently developing a practice based research project exploring, self inscription, psychogeography and the situationists.