by Billy Stanton
On the 28th of April the Birkbeck Institute for the Moving Image hosted “Clues, Histories, Mysteries and Mystories”, an event dedicated to essay films focusing on international, personal and familial history in the first-person mode; what was demonstrated by the films shown and the speakers arguments was the potential held by this specific form to probe and present suppressed and buried histories, both general and individual.
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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:
firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
before 15th March 2018.