This workshop will address topics that include how to most effectively tell a story, how to conduct meaningful and informative interviews, and how to navigate the relationship between subject and filmmaker. With an emphasis on originality and personal approach the participants will build a strong starting point for their significant, socially relevant projects or develop the documentary projects they are working on. Master classes will be held during the workshop with experienced documentary producers about the European Documentary Market.
Melody Gilbert is an award-winning American independent documentary filmmaker and film professor who has directed, produced, shot (and sometimes edited) 7 feature-length documentaries since 2002. Her work is noteworthy for featuring a rare intimacy with her subjects as she unearths previously hidden worlds.
Her films include: Married at the Mall (2002), Whole (2003), A Life Without Pain (2005), Urban Explorers: Into the Darkness (2007), Fritz: The Walter Mondale Story (2009) and The Summer Help (2016). She is also the executive producer of Disconnected (2008), NUMB (2011), and American Heart (2014), and she is the producer of the award-winning film The Starfish Throwers (2014), which was named “the most heartfelt documentary of 2014” by the Huffington Post and recently won a James Beard award. Most recently Melody was the co-director of the first 3D documentary made in Bulgaria Steps in the Fire (2015) and producer/writer on Women Outward Bound (2016) as well as the director/producer/cinematographer of The Summer Help (2016).
From 2011-2015, Melody was a professor at the American University in Bulgaria (aubg.edu) where she was teaching the next generation of documentary filmmakers. She was also a tutor at the Balkan Documentary Center in Sofia for 5 years. Melody is currently based in Chicago and continues to make documentaries as well as teach her famous “Documentary Boot Camp” to students around the world.
Martin Jönsson is an internationally awarded documentary filmmaker, with films such as The Last Proletarians of Football,(Paladino d’Oro Best Football Film, Sport Film Festival 2011, Palermo, Italy, The Gothenburg Film Award 2012.) and The End of Silence (Audience Award, Docúpolis 2008 Barcelona, FIPA d’Or nominee 2009, Biarritz, Special Jury Mention, DOCSDF 2009 Mexico). Since January 2015 Martin has been working as an in-house producer and project manager at SVT (Swedish National Television).
OLIVER SERTIĆ is a documentary producer and festival programmer from Zagreb. Since now he produced around 30 feature and short documentaries screened at more than 250 festivals and awarded with more than 40 awards. Since 1992 till 2010 actively worked as a journalist and editor in the press, web, radio and TV. From 1993 till now organized more than 300 different cultural events. He is the co-founder of the Amateur Film Review – RAF and the Autonomous cultural centre – Attack! From 2003 he is organizing and tutoring different video and documentary workshops in the region. Founder of organization RESTART where he established Restart Laboratory – production-educational hub for young authors, unique documentary cinema Dokukino, distribution department for creative documentaries – Restart Label and Balkan Documentary Distribution Network – BDDN. At the moment works as the editor-in-chief of the Label and one of tutors at School of Documentary Film, annual 5-month documentary program. Has cooperated with numerous film festivals as a PR, programmer, producer and advisor (Zagreb Film Festival, ZagrebDox, Dokufest, Vukovar Film Festival, DORF, RAF…). From 2007 works as a selector and since 2012 he became the director of Liburnia Film Festival, Croatian documentary film festival. Also helping in programming Human Rights Film Festival (Zagreb, Croatia) and Moldox (Cahul, Moldova).
Panayotis Evangelidis is a FIPRESCI-awarded Greek documentary filmmaker and scriptwriter. His first documentary, “Chip and Ovi”, was shot in Cluj Napoca, Romania. He also made the docs “The Life and Death of Celso Junior”, They Glow in the Dark”, “Pure Life” and more.
Deadline for applications: 10th of September
Fee: no charge
Number of participants: 5-8
Target participants: professional filmmakers from Moldova who have experience in documentaries
Age: 18 and up
Nationality: Republic of Moldova
How to apply?
The requested materials – to be submitted all together in one PDF – are:
-an updated CV (2 pages maximum);
-the application document, to be completed in English (download here);
-a project synopsis (1 page maximum);
-a motivation letter explaining why the applicant wants to participate at MOLDOX LAB;
-a previous work (for applicants with and without a project) and edited sequences (for applicants with a project in process).
All the documents have to be sent by 10th of September to: email@example.com
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