Workshop DOX in Exile: How are Documentary Films Made in Germany?

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Sun, 30.10.2016

Goethe-Institut Damascus in Exile

Documentary filmmakers in exile often have many questions about their work in Germany. The search for answers and funding can be extremely frustrating and often presents an obstacle to professional productions. This event provides an introduction to the German documentary film sector and looks at the most important questions on this topic. Four experts explain exactly how the sector functions and provide their own useful tips and advice in small groups.

  • Starting out as filmmaker in Germany, Editing, Funding LandscapesEditing: I have a hard disk of rushes, where and with whom can I edit - Karoline Schulz & Sebastian Heidinger, Freelance editors
  • Distribution & Festivals: A first insight - Grit Lemke, Head of Film Program, DOK Leipzig
  • Funding Landscapes: Tips by an experienced German doc producer - Edda Baumann-von Broen, Producer, avanti media+ GmbH
  • Starting out as filmmaker in Germany - An experience report: Ekrem Heydo, Filmmaker 
Karoline Schulz & Sebastian Heidinger (t.b.c.), Freelance editors
Grit Lemke, Head of Film Program, DOK Leipzig
Edda Baumann-von Broen, Producer, avanti media+ GmbH
Ekrem Heydo, Filmmaker

The workshop is for documentary filmmakers, producers and editors from the Arab world with previous experience. Places are limited so we do request that you make a binding registration by 26 October 2016. To help the experts better prepare, we ask that interested filmmakers write a few words about themselves and about one completed or ongoing project.

Workshop by registration only:
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