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By Tue Steen Muller, www.filmkommentaren.dk.
 How to interpret and convey the Greek crisis in a documentary? How to go from the reportage and the news clip to an understanding of how the population sees and feels the dramatic development in the country where stood the craddle of civilisation...?.Read more about a documentary-portrait of Thessaloniki's new mayor Giannis Boutaris, of a DogUmentary and  Crisis, a cross media platform project.
By Tue Steen Muller, www.filmkommentaren.dk.
 Truls Lie, editor of DOX and filmmaker, made a fine inspirational introduction to what is the film essay. He stressed the characteristics of the genre and showed great classic clips from masters like Jean-Luc Godard (photo) (”L´Histoire du Cinema”, Chris Marker (”Sans Soleil”), Alain Resnais (”Night and Fog”) as well as Pier Paolo Pasolini and Haron Farocki. For Lie the essayistic documentary is ”a meeting ground for documentary, avant-garde and art impulses”.

Με συμμετοχή διεθνoύς φήμης προσωπικοτήτων απο την Ευρώπη και τη Μέση Ανατολή πραγματοποιείται στην Αθήνα 28-30 Νοεμβρίου και 1-2 Δεκεμβρίου το πενθήμερο  σεμινάριο-εργαστήριο ανάπτυξης ντοκιμαντέρ STORYDOC 2011, στο Ινστιτούτο Γκαίτε και το Γαλlικό Ινστιτούτο. Η προθεσμία υποβολής συμμετοχών για  έλληνες ανανεώνεται  ως τις 25 Νοεμβρίου 2011 (email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ). Tα κορυφαία γεγονότα του σεμιναρίου είναι τα εξής: Για πρώτη φορά στην Ευρώπη θα παρουσιαστεί το project Harrer-Harrer (Λευτεριά). απο το Doha Film Institute. Μια παραγωγή σε δώδεκα Αραβικές χώρες με 100 ταινίες μικρού μήκους και θέμα The Arab Spring Revolution.Mε το ίδιο θέμα - Η Αραβική Εξέγερση- θα γίνει συζήτηση με τους : Oussama Rifahi, (Arab Culture Fund), Diana El Jeiroudi, Box-Dox (Δαμασκός, Συρία), Madeleine Avramoussis  ARTE.Για πρώτη φορά στην Ελλάδα θα παρουσιαστεί η ταινία CRISIS- ενα ντοκιμαντέρ για την ελληνική κρίση από τους Νικο Κατσιαούνη και Νινα Πασχαλίδου. οι οποίοι συντόνισαν μια 14μελή ομάδα απο επαγγελματίες φωτορεπόρτερ και δημοσιογράφους για τη δημιουργία του  του έργου THE PRISM, του πρώτου multimedia  project (Ιντερνετ και τηλεόραση) στη χώρα μας.Στο σεμινάριο θα γίνει και η avant premiere παρουσίαση του  διεθνούς  σταθμού Al Jαzeera Balkans απο τον  Diani Hasecic.Αναλυτικά το πρόγραμμα:

goethe3Η ΕΡΤ και το StoryDoc απευθύνουν πρόσκληση συμμετοχών σε 5ήμερο Σεμινάριο-Εργαστήριο παραγωγής Ντοκιμαντέρ  στην Αθήνα,στο Ινστιτούτο Γκαιτε και το Γαλλικό Ινστιτούτο από 28 Νοεμβρίου έως 2 Δεκεμβρίου και ώρες 9.30 -21.00. Στις τρείς πρώτες ημέρες (28,29,30 Νοεμβρίου) διεξάγεται διεθνές σεμινάριο με διαλέξεις, παρουσιάσεις, συζητήσεις στρογγυλής τράπεζας, αφιερώματα και προβολές. Στις  δύο τελευταίες ημέρες  (1,2 Δεκεμβρίου) διεξάγεται Εργαστήριο, στη διάρκεια του οποίου οι συμμετέχοντες παρουσιάζουν και αναπτύσσουν την ιδέα τους για ντοκιμαντέρ  σε μικρές ομάδες. Γίνεται επεξεργασία για την τελική διατύπωση της ιδέας, προσφέρονται τεχνικές παρουσίασης, σχολιασμός και επεξεργασία του οπτικού υλικού και του τρέηλερ (εάν υπάρχει).

Νέα Προθεσμία υποβολής αιτήσεων : 25 Νοεμβρίου. Αιτήσεις μόνο στο email  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

The Educational  Institute StoryDoc in it’s activities to disseminate documentaries on Education, co-organizes, in cooperation with the Goethe Institute of Athens, a two-day seminar for teachers and students on the theme"The documentary as an educational tool ", on 22 and 23 September at the Auditorium of the Goethe Institute , Omirou street, 14-16.

University professors, high school teachers, directors of Festival  and filmmakers directors in classic and innovative documentaries will present alternative ways of teaching in the classroom using the material of a documentary.

For the seminar has been invited from Germany, by the Goethe Institute, Ms. Gudrun Sommer, curator and director of programs for documentaries. Since 2002 she directs  the Festival doxs! documentaries for children and young people (www.do-xs.de) in Duisburg.

 corfu15By Tue Steen Muller, StoryDoc Head of Studies (from www.filmkommentaren.dk)

Documentary film projects from 11 countries, 21 of them, were developed during 5 days at the Ionian University in the city of Corfu. From morning till evening, July 11-15, the filmmakers, directors and producers, had meetings with invited tutors - filmmakers, broadcasters, distributors and all-round generalists. 14 tutors were there to give feed back, in group constellations, on what they saw and read from the filmmakers, who came with teasers and/or material to show. A very simple concept based on conversation and dialogue with the aim to give inspiration, convey knowledge and establish new alliances.


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


corfu7A 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.