National Documentary Seminar 2016
Monday 26. and Tuesday 27. September
Can virtual reality change reality?
National documentary seminar will be held for the 8th time during the festival. Filmmakers, students and tech enthusiasts are welcome to inspiring days at Cinemateket USF.
Monday 26. September
Thematically, the seminar continues where last year left off, with virtual reality, interactivity, immersive storytelling and trends within film and art, such as how the VR technology can influence journalism and documentarism, with a focus on VR as empaty generator. VR storytelling is also used by humanitarian organisations to create empathy with people who are in crisis.
Gabo Arora (CLOUDS OVER SIDRA), Mark Atkin and Phil Harper (Crossover Labs), Karen Palmer (I.F. Interactive Film), Scott Rettberg og Roderick Coover (Hearts & Minds – The Interrogation Project)
09:30 Registrering og kaffe
10:00 Scott Rettberg, Roderick Coover
11:05 Karen Palmer
12:00 Lunch, VR exhibition
12:50 Gabo Arora
14:00 Phil Harper
14:45 Mark Atkin
Tuesday 27. September
Day two of the seminar will deal with the crossover hybrid film. With hybrid film, one typically means documentaries that use fiction elements, staged events and re-enactments as a part of the storytelling. There are several examples of this in this year's festival program, often stylized and extraordinary documentaries that are in the borderland to the visual arts.
At the seminar, we wil meet the filmmakers behind some of this years' best films within this category which is not new, but has flourished in popularity in recent years. Based on their own films, the filmmakers will show clips and give an insight into their methods.
10:45 Registration and coffee
11:00 BROTHERS OF THE NIGHT
12:45 Patric Chiha
13:30 Lunch and VR exhibition
14:15 Christine Cynn
15:00 Coffee break
15:15 KriStine Ann Skaret
16:05 THE LAND OF THE ENLIGHTENED
17:45 Pieter-Jan De Pue
The seminar will be held in English.
Register here: http://www.biff.no/paamelding/ (Choose Nasjonalt dokumentarseminar in the dropdown menu)
Questions? Contact Ingebjørg Aarhus Braseth, ingebjorg (at) biff.no.