The European Industry Events of History Doc are funded by EU MEDIA.
The participation of the Palestinians in History Doc Workshop is funded by Heinrich Boell Stiftung.
The schedule program is following:
Mikael Opstrup, our Head of Studies, Emma Davie, our Head of Tutors and Chara Lampidou, our coordinator organized meetings face to face with the 18 directors and producers which are participating in the StoryDoc seminars of 2012.
During the e-workshops the participants together with their tutors fixed their project in order to be ready for their presentation at the 2nd session workshop which will take place in Leipzig on Oct 30,31 and Nov 1, 2012
The July e-workshop of Storydoc laboratories for development documentaries held the week 16-20 of July, coordinated from the videoconference center of STORYDOC in Athens.
18 face to face meetings of all directors and producers participating in seminars STORYDOC with Mikael Opstrup, Head of Studies the coordinator Emma Davie and the founder of Storydoc Kostas Spiropoulos.
In a warm atmosphere in Athens at the auditorium of Goethe Institute, was completed the first development workshop STORYDOC 2012 (supported by the MEDIA PROGRAMME).
5 projects were awarded a scholarship, which covers all costs for the second workshop in Leipzig (October) in collaboration with the Dok-leipzig International Festival. Directors and producers from France, Germany, United Kingdom, Sweden, Romania, Portugal, Italy, Croatia, Cyprus and Greece participated in one to one meetings and small group meetings with 14 tutors and experts from the United Kingdom, France, Belgium, Denmark, FYROM and Greece. Special guest was Diana El Jeiroudi director of the Festival Dox-Box Damascus Syria, who presented samples of documentaries that are shot during the civil war in Syria
A variety of subjects will be covered such as:
"When a Local Story Becomes International", by Emma Davie,
"Trailers – Examples for Inspiration" by Mikael Opstrup,
"The TV Landscape of Tomorrow", by Philippe van Meerbeeck,
"Working as Director Beyond TV Remits", by Eva Stefani and Emma Davie,
"To Shoot from the Editors Perspective", by Stan Newmann.
A special public event will be dedicated in depth with one theme : "Being a Documentary Filmmaker in Times of Political Changes". Exemplified by Syria and Greece,by Diana El Jeroudi from DOX –BOX Damascus, Syria & Markos Gastin from Greece.
A call for observers is open now.
The cost is 100 euros per person. For students the cost is 50 euros.
Deadline for applications is May 30.
Read more for the detailed program of the workshop.
The Projects wanted should have a strong South Eastern Europe and Mediterranean connection. The call is open to filmmakers from the Region, other filmmakers with a project that deals with the area.
25 projects will be selected.
The selected creative documentary and cross media projects will be developed through two residential sessions(Athens June 5-8 and Leipzig October 28-30) and three e-workshops tutored by experienced documentary directors, commissioning editors, producers, editors and generalists. At the second session pitching will be organised to extra 5-10 commissioning editors and distributors.
Storydoc will offer to the selected projects 5 scholarships to attend the session in Leipzig.
Kairo in cooperation with the Culture Resource (Al Mawred Al Thaqafy) last December in Cairo, Egypt
Participants from the Arab countries, Greece, Spain, and Germany took part in this Forum to
present and discuss. Kostas Spiropoulos, director of StoryDoc participated in the Forum and he presented the forthcoming training and coporoduction avtivityDocumenting the Social Media Movement in the Arab Spring and the financial crisis in Greece and South Eastern Europe.
The team of tutors for the Ramallah Doc workshop, is complete. Six European experts, documentary consultants, filmmakers, producers and commissioning editors consist the team lead by documentary consultant Tue Steen Muller .
The tutors are : Emma Davie, filmmaker, professor University of Edinburg ,Elisabeth Hulten, ARTE-France, commissioning editor,
Mikael Opstrup, StoryDoc’s Head of Studies-EDN,
Matthias Heeder, director, filmmaker, member of the Jury of Dok-Leipzig Int.Film Festival, George Khleifi,director producer, Chairman of Ramallah Pitching
Kostas Spiropoulos, director StoryDoc.