Ex Oriente Film x DOK Industry

Ex Oriente Film x DOK Industry

The Ex Oriente Film workshop, esteemed project-based training initiative from the Institute of Documentary Film (IDF), took place for the first time in Leipzig. Several masterclasses, lectures and case-studies were open to all DOK Industry accredited guests.

37 filmmakers and producers converged in Leipzig to participate in the second session of Ex Oriente Film feature documentary and doc series workshops, resuming their training and mentorship programme. This partnership extended parts of its programme to the wider DOK Industry community, offering access to an array of masterclasses, lectures and case studies.

Producing Documentary Series: Case Study by Producer Florian Schewe (Film Five)

Independent producer Florian Schewe is the co-founder of Berlin-based award-winning production company Film Five, dedicated to producing high quality documentaries, documentary series, and narrative features for local and global audiences.

In this session, Florian Schewe shared insights and various aspects of the company’s path in producing a successful documentary series. 

Lecture by Joanna Solecka (Alphapanda)

The Digital Campaigns and Audience Engagement for Documentaries

In her lecture Joanna Solecka, film marketing strategist and audience design expert (Poland) from renowned European digital marketing agency Alphapanda, gave exclusive insights into promoting film using digital platforms and point to new approaches and challenges arising from the increasing digitisation. Are documentaries an effective way to communicate serious matters to the public, foster debate and collective action to tackle the pressing issues of our time?

Masterclass by Film Editor Yaël Bitton

Award-winning documentary film editor, writer, story consultant, and director Yaël Bitton (“Demons”, “Hijos del Viento”, “KIX – Ten Years of Innocence”, “Devil’s Pie: D’Angelo”, “Machines”, Sima Editing Award for “Radio Silence”, Best Editing at Israel Documentary Forum for “Advocate”) shared some of her most inspiring experiences from the editing room, showed clips of her latest films and discussed various topics about the art and craft of documentary editing and artistic collaborations within the context of international co-productions. 

Masterclass by Nikolaus Geyrhalter

Masterclass of one of world cinema’s most renowned and celebrated documentary filmmakers, Nikolaus Geyrhalter, famous for his unmistakable style, compositions, and framed wide shots in films like “Pripyat, “Homo Sapiens”, “Our Daily Bread”, “Matter out of Place” (DOK Leipzig 2022) and most recently “Stillstand” selected for International Competition at DOK Leipzig 2023.

Ex Oriente Film is realised with the support of Creative Europe MEDIA Programme of the European Union.

Funded by the European Union. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or the MEDIA sub-programme of Creative Europe. Neither the European Union nor the granting authority can be held responsible for them.

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