For each of the filmmakers who have work at this years Essay Film Festival we are creating special profiles on our festival blog. The purpose of these profiles in to share a range of resources to benefit those interested in learning more about their work.Continue reading “EFF Filmmaker Profiles: Christopher Harris”
Following on from last week’s post on Peter Wollen’s association with the S.I, I will today be sharing some illuminating materials on Authorship. Authorship is explored in the above link as a conversation between Peter Wollen and artist Kathy Acker. Acker’s critical goal is to decentralise the ownership of authorship; the recoding illuminates the complexities of who is speaking through whom in the novel ‘Don Quixote’.Continue reading “Peter Wollen on Authorship”
This post makes available a series of texts related to our screening of Segunda Vez.
The film is an essayistic response to the work of Argentinian author, critic, artist and psychoanalyst Oscar Masotta (1930–1979). As part of the research project Dora Garcia also produced a book translating texts by Masotta, and bringing his texts into dialogue with other important writers and thinkers.Continue reading “Reading Material for Segunda Vez (Dora Garcia)”
Coinciding with our upcoming exhibition ‘Art at the Frontier of Film Theory’, I will be sharing a series of illuminating articles, interviews and other resources concerning the relationship between art history, art movements and the work of Laura Mulvey and Peter Wollen, on a weekly basis.Continue reading “Peter Wollen on the Situationist International (SI)”
The BAFTSS Essay Film SIG and the Derek Jarman Lab
CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS
Writing with The Camera: Unconventional approaches to Essay Filmmaking
A roundtable discussion and workshop for essay film practitioners and enthusiasts. The gathering aims to promote the exchange of knowledge and ideas about the screenwriting process and screenplay development for the essay-film, as part of the London Essay Film Festival.
Date of the workshop: 24th March 2018 (10 am – 1 pm).
Deadline: 15th March 2018
Location: Birkbeck Cinema, 43 Gordon Square, Birkbeck School of Arts, Birkbeck London WC1H 0PD
During the session, we will introduce approaches to screenwriting outside conventional formats and discuss how the participants’ essay-film projects might draw from the application of similar development techniques. The focus will be on processes of layering, working and re-working material, remaining flexible to facilitate moving backwards and forwards between scripting, editing and devising sound/VO. Filmmakers Romana Turina and Rebecca E. Marshall will look at this process within their completed works and how open systems of development loops can make use of both carefully planned sequences and unexpected moments.
Participants of the workshop will be asked to bring examples of storyboard/script/ notebooks/image collection from their projects. In the second part of the session, we will share and discuss these documents.
Date: 24th March 2018
Time: 10am – 1pm
- 10 am: welcome, opening presentation and introduction
- 10:30 am – 12 am: Roundtable Discussion – individuals present their ongoing projects one by one.
- 12 am – 1 pm: Participant’s Materials displaying on the tables – knowledge exchange and discussion on process.
EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST:
If you are interested in participating, please send a 150-word description of the project and a 100-word bio to:
before 15th March 2018.