The schedule of the 1st session of StoryDoc training programme in Corfu, July 11-15 is ready. It is an intensive 5 days residential workshop. The methodology of the tutors team based on projects development.
The selected creative documentary projects will be developed through this first session in Corfu and in a second one in Athens (late November) tutored by experienced documentary directors, commissioning editors, producers, editors and generalists.
The work will be performed in groups, meetings with small groups and on an individual basis. There will be work on treatments, scripts as well as on visuals (trailers, demos, teasers). Inspirational lectures will be held on several documentary relevant subjects. See the programme
A few days left for the premiere of StoryDoc 2011 workshop in Corfu, July 11. At the campus of Ionian University, Department of Audiovisual Arts, for 5 days 25 directors from across the Mediterranean, South and North, and from Europe will work intensively with 14 international tutors. The main objective of this first session, the second one will take place in Athens late November, is to develop the projects creatively. But meanwhile and thanks to the workshop a network is to be born in Corfu. Through this network the StoryDocers 2001 they will share views and exchange opportunities.
The StoryDoc team proudly announced the final list of the selected projects . ( Watch under the banner “Selected Projects ‘11” the written proposals and the visual material of the projects)
STORYDOC tutor team, led by the Head of Studies Tue Steen Muller, selected four projects from the RamallahStorydoc workshop (March 24-27) to attend the workshop in Corfu. Tue Muller wrote for the selected projects in his blog :Two of the four Palestinian projects selected for the Storydoc sessions in Corfu, Greece in July and in Athens in November are at a stage between production and postproduction. For these two film projects the Corfu session of Storydoc will be a perfect chance to achieve reactions from filmmakers, including editors, and broadcasters, before reaching the final stage.
Ramallah, Palestine where from the 24th-27th of March in the congress centre of the Red Cross a workshop of documentary development and production takes place, through the initiative of the Greek educational Institute STORYDOC with the cooperation of the French Consulate in Jerusalem and the local initiative of Ramallah Doc. A few hours before the bloody attack in Jerusalem took place and even earlier the deadly raid in Gaza.
To five directors from Gaza the Israeli authorities have not given their permission to leave the region and consequently a double videoconference system has been installed in order that they can attend having full access to all the proceedings of the seminar which is watched by 35 directors and producers from the Palestinian Territories, more than any other year.
Storydoc is pleased to announce that deadline for apllications is extended to May 4th. Storydoc is a training programme with the focus on the development of documentary projects in two sessions: Corfu, Greece. July 11-15 and Athens late November. The Projects wanted should have a strong Mediterranean connection. The call is open to filmmakers from the Region, other filmmakers with a project that deals with the area as . 20 projects will be selected, plus 5 from Greece and STORYDOC will offer 5 scholarships to the selected projects.
StoryDoc offers to its participants a new opportunity for further and deeper development of their projects and an additional chance to meet the international market.
This year at the first summer Sheffield Doc/Fest in June (8-12), StoryDoc will be coordinating a Greek and Mediterranean Delegation to Doc/Fest and you can be part of it! New deadline for application is February 28!
Even if you are not Greek but you have participated at 2005-2010 History Doc and StoryDoc workshops, you can be part of the delegation.
By Tue Steen Muller, Head of Studies
Filmmakers, broadcasters and sales agents were safe at the Goethe Institute in Athens, while riots were going on outside in the streets. While discussing upcoming projects in development, watching films, listening to clever and inspiring lectures or getting concrete information on the state of the art in terms of market, the demonstrations went on with burning of cars, smashing of windows and pavements. One or two of the filmmakers sneaked out to film a bit with their mobile phones or take some photos... and inside, during all three days of the seminar, the question was raised again and again: who can make a creative documentary on what is going on in Greece these years? The crisis, the demonstrations, why, who, what, where will it go?
The StoryDoc initiative is a sequel to HistoryDoc, founded by, and run by Kostas Spiropoulos, former general manager of the Greek public broadcaster ERT, a man with a vision, and with a strong energy and will to push the development of documentary in Greece – and abroad.
STORYDOC organizes the second session training and network-building program - supported by MEDIA.
STORYDOC 2010 will take place in Athens December 4-7, 2010, at the Goethe Institute. Four months after the first session in Corfu, the participants had the chance to further develop their film project, conduct additional research, improve their trailer while some participants have already started production. Other participant filmmakers and producers presented their projects in pitching sessions around Europe such as DOCUMENTARY CAMPUS, ITFA and Sheffield.
STORYDOC SEMINAR 2010 fIrst part copleted with success. ( On Wednesday July 7th in the campus of the Ionian University in Corfu, Greece the international documentary workshop “StoryDoc 2010” successfully concluded its activities. Organizers of the workshop were the Greek educational non profit institution StoryDoc ,(www.storydoc.gr) the Ionian University, Audiovisual Arts Department and Greek Public Television E.R.T., in collaboration with the Region of Ionian Islands, the Municipality of Athens, the French Institute, the British Council, and the Goethe Institute. The seminar was supported and funded by the Media Program of European Commission. (Watch the video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OavAEuqajnA.