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Documentary Tank @ AFF 2017 19-21 oct

DocumentaryTank@AFF 19-21 October 2017 Sala Thalia, The Glass Room (unless otherwise specified) Cetatii Street, 3-5

Event access: - Priority will be given to guests with Industry badges - Other festival guests (directors, producers), as well as film students will be admitted if there are available places.

Founding Director Astra Film Fes3val: Dumitru Budrala Industry Coordinator: Csilla Kato Industry Assistants: Liliana IonaČ™, Raluca Iacob Catalog Designer: Flavius Chirca

DocumentaryTank@AFF schedule THURSDAY 19 October 10:30 - 11:30

CreaAve Europe MEDIA, Romanian Office presentaAon - “CreaAve Europe MEDIA Programme - European opportuniAes for documentary filmmakers”, ValenAna Miu and Florin Iepan

11:30 - 12:30

Documentary Film Schools presentaAon: “NarraAng documentary educaAon” Jean Perret (HEAD Genève), Marcin Malatyński (Lodz Film School) and Daniel Lang (Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film München)

12:30 - 13:30

Round-table discussion: “Best pracAces of documentary filmmaker vocaAonal training”, Jean Perret, Marcin Malatyński and Daniel Lang Moderator: Toma Peiu (University of Colorado Boulder)

17:00 - 20:00

Special screening of Grizzly Man (Werner Herzog) followed by the Masterclass Bill Nichols: Ecstasy, Charisma and Werner Herzog’s Grizzly Man (Sala Thalia)

FRIDAY 20 October 10:00 - 10:30

Reaching out to an audience: HBO Europe documentary producAon profile, Hanka Kastelicová

10:30 - 11:00

Reaching out to an audience: DocLounge, Maja Lindquist

11:00 - 11:50

Reaching out to an audience: Film aggregators - the big four film distributors online, Vincent Lucassen

12:00 - 13:00

New media producAon: full dome and VR formats, Alexandru Berceanu and Paulina Majda

14:30 - 15:15

Hello Earth (Paulina Majda), followed by Q&A (Dome, Piata Mare)

SATURDAY 21 October 09:30 - 11:00

Romanian Docs in Progress (networking projects)

11:00 - 12:00

Romanian Docs in Progress (pitching session)

12:30 - 13:00

Round-table discussion on producAon and distribuAon of Romanian documentaries (in Romanian) Moderator: Alexandru Solomon


Romanian Docs in Progress Awards !3

Thursday 19 October 10:00 - 11:00

Crea3ve Europe MEDIA, Romanian Office presenta3on - “Crea3ve Europe MEDIA Programme - European opportuni3es for documentary filmmakers”. Valen3na Miu will present the European opportuni3es available for documentary filmmakers in the Crea3ve Europe (2014-2020) - MEDIA programme. Florin Iepan - Sub-cult-ura - will share with the audience the experience of collabora3ng with Crea3ve Europe MEDIA, and will present the documentary film project Păr (Hair), which received MEDIA support.

Valen3na Miu, the MEDIA Romania coordinator of the CreaAve Europe MEDIA Romania office (Ministry of Culture and NaAonal IdenAty - Department of Project Management), will present the European opportuniAes available for documentary filmmakers in the CreaAve Europe (2014-2020) - MEDIA programme. Florin Iepan is very well known Romanian documentary director, producer and writer. On his works he has collaborated with documentary department of many internaAonal TV staAons such as ARTE. He founded SUBCULT-URA producAon company based in Timsoara, Romania.

Thursday 19 October 12:30 - 13:30

Documentary Film Schools presenta3on: “Narra3ng documentary educa3on” and round-table “Best prac3ces for the voca3onal training of documentary filmmakers”. Jean Perret (HEAD Genève), Marcin Malatyński (Lodz Film School) and Daniel Lang (Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film München) Moderator: Toma Peiu, University of Colorado Boulder

Prof. Jean Perret, Head of Cinema Department, Haute école et de design (HEAD) Genève. Born in 1952 in Paris, Jean Perret studied in Zurich and Geneva where he obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Leoers, Contemporary History, with a thesis on Swiss documentary cinema in the 1930s. He creates the CriAcs’ Week at the Locarno Film FesAval, where he is a general delegate between 1990 and 1994. In 1995 he reverts to the InternaAonal FesAval of Documentary Cinema of Nyon, now renamed “Visions du Réel”, where he is the fesAval director. He leaves his post in Nyon in 2010 to join HEAD-Geneva, where he is the director of the Cinema department, now called “cinema of the real”. !4

Mgr. Marcin Malatyński, Deputy Director and Head of InternaAonal RelaAons, Lodz Film School. Marcin Malatyński is a film producer and university teacher. During and shortly aper his studies, he worked as a producAon manager for several short films. He also founded and was director of the Student Film FesAval - “Lodzia po Wisle” (2003–2010). Responsible for the producAon of over 180 short films made in the School annually, he has more recently produced the feature film “The Caged Swallow”. Since 2015 he is Deputy Director and Head of InternaAonal RelaAons at the Lodz Film School.In 2015 he produced a feature film “The Singing Napkin”, dir.Mariusz Grzegorzek and is currently producing a feature debut film by Jagoda Szelc “Tower. A bright day”.

Daniel Lang, Lecturer, Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film München, is a German-BriAsh filmmaker. In 2012, he started his posiAon as a lecturer in the Documentary Film Department at the HFF Munich. His areas of interest in teaching lie especially in experimental documentaries, the convergence of art and film and the short documentary form. Next to teaching he conAnues to make films, since 2009 organises the film fesAval “Über Kurz oder Lang” and has been working for the DOK.fest Munich since 2013. In 2017, he was an arAst in residence for three months at the Villa Kamogawa in Kyoto, Japan. His films have been shown globally at film fesAvals such as the Berlinale, Oberhausen or Clermont-Ferrand, and have won numerous awards and prizes.

Toma Peiu is a filmmaker, photographer, writer and media scholar currently based in the US. Now pursuing a Ph.D. in Emergent Technologies and Media Arts PracAces at Colorado University Boulder, he holds an MA in Media Studies from The New School in New York and a BA in ScreenwriAng and Film Studies from UNATC Bucharest. In words and images, his work bridges ficAon, documentary, cultural theory, art, and everyday life, by engaging with technology in order to explore dynamics at play in the public urban space.


Friday 20 October 10:00 - 10:30

Reaching out to an audience: HBO Europe documentary produc3on profile. Hanka Kastelicová will discuss the culture of the company she works for, presen3ng an in-depth analysis on the HBO Europe possibili3es of funding, produc3on, sales and distribu3on for documentaries

HBO Europe commissions and co-produces documentary programming; focusing on feature length producAons, as well as series, which should have a strong connecAon with the countries where they broadcast but can be made by filmmakers from outside the region. The HBO documentary, by definiAon, gives strong insight into its subject, creates debate, shows a different perspecAve, and is daring, creaAve and innovaAve. HBO conAnually seeks out character driven stories with a strong narraAve and high producAon values.

Hanka Kastelicová is the ExecuAve Producer of Documentaries for HBO Europe. Based in the Prague office, she works closely with HBO Europe’s producAon centers and is responsible for the development and producAon of HBO Europe’s documentary films. She earned a Master of Arts degree from the Faculty of Film and TV Documentary Department at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague. She conAnued her professional career in Slovenia, where she worked for more than 25 years as a documentary director and producer, laoerly as commissioning editor and Head of Development of documentary programming. As an experienced and dedicated documentary film-maker, she has lectured on documentary filmmaking and parAcipated in the organizaAon of master classes, industry seminars, and courses. She has also served as a moderator and parAcipant on numerous industry panels and other documentary events in many countries.

Friday 20 October 10:30 - 11:00

Reaching out to an audience: Doc Lounge. Maja Lindquist will share her experience as a fes3val programmer and talk about how fes3vals can be used to reach out to other fes3vals, press and distributors. Maja Lindquist is the Director of Doc Lounge, a Nordic distribuAon and screening network based in Malmö, Sweden. Doc Lounge is distribuAng high profile documentaries from all over the world, doing unique event screenings in 19 ciAes all over Sweden, Finland, Norway and Denmark, as well as execuAng special projects like the Swedish prison tour and more. Maja is also Head of Programme at Nordisk Panorama Film FesAval, the biggest fesAval for Nordic short and documentaries taking place in Malmö in September every year.


Friday 20 October 11:00 - 11:50

Reaching out to an audience: Film aggregators - the big four film distributors online. Vincent Lucassen will introduce the work of Under the Milky way , an aggregator that offers a one-stop-shop solu3on to film makers and producers to exploit their films on global plakorms like iTunes, Google, Amazon and Microsol. He will explain the juridical part, the material deliveries to the platforms and the possible marke3ng methods. He will give examples of successful Documentary releases on VoD over the last few years and introduce the concept of GLOBAL NOMADS, a digital film label. Vincent Lucassen is a distributor with the online film aggregator Under the Milky Way. Aper finishing his study at the Media Academy in Hilversum, he moved to Vienna where he set up the producAon company WILDart FILM, together with Ebba Sinzinger. In 2001 he co-founded, the AssociaAon for the Austrian Documentary Film and in 2004 he created DocuZone Austria – a collaboraAon between right holders to promote films in the age of digital. DocuZone was part of the world’s first internaAonal digital cinema network: CinemaNet Europe. In 2011, Vincent became part of Under the Milky Way and is film aggregator for Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Poland, Hungary, Bulgaria, Romania, Czech Republic, Slovenia, Slovakia, the BalAcs, Russia and Turkey. In 2017 he iniAated the digital label GLOBAL NOMADS.

Friday 20 October 12:00 - 13:00

New media produc3on: full dome and VR formats (Alexandru Berceanu and Paulina Majda)

Alexandru Berceanu will bring perspecAve on CINETic VR projects, team and producAon capabiliAes at CINETic centre (Bucharest). With projects ranging from documentary VR shot in 360 degrees to immersive CAVE experiences and environments for research use CINETic centre is one of the most acAve VR centres in Romania. The presentaAon will touch important quesAons like can we shape how VR is developing? or What will be the impact of VR on performing arts?

Alexandru Berceanu is a PhD student at Babeș-Bolyai University Cluj with the subject: ”Violence in PerformaAvity Arts, From HypnoAc Power to Social Responsabilty” conducted by prof. dr. Miruna Runcanu. Berceanu’s arAsAc pracAce combines documentary work with arAsAc intervenAon. His work is centered around discriminaAon, violence and consequences of poliAcs at individual level.


Paulina Majda will introduce the fulldome medium as immersive experience that draws audience’s aoenAon from several perspecAves. She will present the specific of fulldome film producAon like storytelling, basic know-how, technological challenges, differences between tradiAonal and fulldome cinema followed with examples. She will share her own experiences as a fulldome movie director and present the people from the fulldome industry.

Paulina Majda is an animaAon, fulldome filmmaker, as well as an art director and set designer with fipeen years of industry experience working in animaAon, film, fulldome (spherical cinema) and art. Paulina graduated from the Polish Film School in Lodz with a specializaAon in AnimaAon. She also studied at the Danish AnimaAon Workshop in Viborg. At present, she is a PhD candidate at the Polish Film School in Lodz. Her fulldome animaAon “Dream to Fly” has been showed in more than 60 digital planetariums all over the world.

Friday 20 October 14:30 - 15:15

Hello Earth (Paulina Majda, 2017, Poland) 30', followed by Q&A (Dome, Big Square)

What are the origins of speech? Is it possible to find everything we need on the Internet? Will we ever be able to communicate with other civilizaAons? The show leads the audience through centuries of human communicaAon and tells about the changes that have taken place in our world and our lives.


Saturday 21 October 09:30 - 11:00

Romanian Docs in Progress (networking session)

RepresentaAves from ten projects selected in the networking session will have the opportunity to meet face-to-face with experts in producAon and distribuAon of documentary films. Projects: The Unbearable Lightness of the Golden Age (Ana Lungu),44 (Andreea ȘAliuc), About us (Daniel Bărnuți), Alpha Beta Gamma (Dragoș Turea), The Self and the Other (Ionuț Pițurescu), Ci3zen Hacked (Adina Sădeanu, Serban Georgescu), Our Special Birthday (Adrian Pîrvu), Shared Biographies (Mihai Mincan), The Last Ride (Mihai Mincan), Thieves and Saints, a Romanian Honeymoon (Mădălina Roșca, Paul Arne Wagner)

Saturday 21 October 11:00 - 12:00

Romanian Docs in Progress (pitching session)

RepresentaAves from the six projects selected in the pitching session will have 7 minutes to present their documentaries in progress to an expert jury and in front of an industry audience. Projects: Caisă(Alexandru Mavrodineanu), Learning Teaching (Eliza Zdru), LoveLines (Isabela Țenț), Eagles from Țaga (Iulian Manuel Ghervas, Adina Popescu), Viscri (Ruxandra Pîlșiu), The Chalice (Cătălina Tesăr, Cătălin Mușat)

Saturday 21 October 12:30 - 13:00

Round-table discussion on produc3on and distribu3on of Romanian documentaries (in Romanian) Moderator: Alexandru Solomon

A renowned documentary filmmaker, producer and fesAval director, Alexandru Solomon is present at Astra Film FesAval with his latest film, Tarzan’s TesAcles, and as the co-producer of the film Our Special Birthday, included in the Romanian Docs in Progress networking session. Solomon was among the first Romanian film-makers who commioed themselves to a then compromised genre; today, he is one of the leading poliAcal filmmakers coming out of Romania and acAve on the internaAonal documentary scene. His films are always mixing genres, using his visual and experimental skills. They have been screened and awarded in fesAvals around Europe and the US. He has been involved in researching, line-producing and pu~ng together documentary co-producAons with the UK, Canada, France and Germany. He teaches at the University of Arts in Bucharest and is the director of One World Romania FesAval. Saturday 21 October 13:00

Romanian Docs in Progress Awards


AWARDS 1. Romanian Docs in Progress- post producAon award (2000€) offered by Cinelab România 2. Romanian Docs in Progress- award (1000$) offered by HBO 3. Romanian Docs in Progress – networking access at Doc Outlook - InternaAonal Market (DOCM) in Visions du Réel IF


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