"Journey" – Festivalworkshop with John Digance and Dave Green
As part of the British Shorts Film Festival 2013 we will be running a workshop centred on the idea of Journey. Through screenings we will explore how mainstream and experimental film makers have long been inspired by the idea of Journeys which might be physical, mental internal or external. Those attending the workshop will then make a short film in which they will portray one section of a Berlin Journey. It should be fun.
The workshop will be taught in English and those attending will need access to camera and editing. We are though more interested in ideas than technology so domestic equipment is fine.
The workshop will be run by film teachers Dave Green and John Digance who have run successful academic and creative courses in the University and Community Ed. sectors in Britain, Sweden, Spain, Russia and China and will be coordinated by media worker, film maker and photographer, Julia Elger. Students will watch and discuss short British Experimental Films about cities and journeys and several Berlin films - and make, in 48 hours, their own journey films which explore aspects of the journey in Berlin.
Sat 12.1., 12–17:00 at Sputnik Kino: Introduction and film screening
Sat 12.1. – Mon 14.1.: Screenings, lectures and work on your movies
Mon 14.1., 19:00 at Sputnik Kino: Public screening of the workshop movies
The Workshop is for free.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. To register and for more information write to mail(at)lichtspielklub(dot)de
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.