Filmmakers Academy
10 – 17 August 2014

The participants in the Filmmakers Academy, 2014

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Main Venue: Scuola Magistrale, Piazza San Francesco 19, Locarno

For an overall view on the activities offered by FIlmmakers Academy, here are the contents of the 2014 edition:

 

Sunday, August 10

6.00pm WELCOME TO THE SUMMER ACADEMY
We meet at the Youth Hostel where you receive your badge and a detailed program of activities

7.00pm INDUSTRY AND OPEN DOORS HAPPY HOUR
Venue: Lounge Garden (next to the Magistrale)
A cocktail where you can meet all the industry professionals

8.00pm A SHORT TOUR OF LOCARNO
We take a tour of the main venues of the Festival. At 9.30pm we reach the Piazza Grande for the ritual of the evening screening

 

Monday, August 11

9.00am SUMMER ACADEMY INTRODUCTION
Venue: Magistrale
Before our first meeting we get to know the participants of the Critics Academy and the Documentary Summer
School. The director of the Festival, Carlo Chatrian, welcomes you.

10.00-11.00am MEETING one
Venue: Magistrale
with Marco Müller, director of the Festival del cinema di Roma

11.00-12.00am MEETING two
Venue: Magistrale
with Nansun SHI, producer

1.30–3.00pm MEETING three
Venue: Magistrale
with Agnès Varda, director

5.30pm MEETING four
Venue: Magistrale
with Lois Patiño, director
Introduced by Gonzalo da Pedro

9.30pm ACADEMY SCREENINGS
Venue: Rialto 3
Program: “AFRICA & BRAZIL”
Amirah Tajdin – “Fluorescent Sin”
Ana Moreno – “Mosa”
Lilla Halla - “Si no se puede bailar, esta no es mi revolución"
André Lavaquial – “Raz”
Caetano Gotardo – “Os barcos”
Sibs Shongwe-La Mer – “Territorial Pissings” (preview)

 

Tuesday, August 12

9.00-11.00am MASTERCLASS
Venue: Rialto 1
with Luca Bigazzi, director of photography

2.30-3.45pm MEETING five
Venue: Magistrale
with Luca Bigazzi, director of photography

4.00pm MEETING six
Venue: Magistrale
with Dario Argento, director

6.30pm INDUSTRY AND OPEN DOORS HAPPY HOUR
Venue: Lounge Garden (next to the Magistrale)
A cocktail where you can meet all the industry professionals

9.00pm ACADEMY SCREENINGS
Venue: Rialto 3
Program: “ABOUT THE KIDS”
Rémi Allier – “Zinneke” 18’
Teymur Hajiyev – “Torn” 21’
Vladilen Vierny – “Shopping” 9’
Shirley Bruno – “The Things I see” 9’
Gudmundur Arnar Gudmundsson – “Whale Valley” 15’
Marcelo Martinessi “Calle Ultima” 18’

 

Wednesday, August 13

10.00-11.00am MEETING seven
Venue: Forum Spazio Cinema (near FEVI)
with Victor Erice, director

4.15pm CASE STUDY “SILVERED WATER” – THE SCREENING
Venue: La Sala
“Silvered Water” by Ossama Mohammed

7.00pm ACADEMY SCREENINGS
Venue: Rialto 3
Program: “Cinematic Trip”
Giancarlo Lauro Abrahan – “May Dinadala”
Krzysztof Skonieczny – “Hardkor Disko” / “Chleb”Slava Doytcheva – “Heart of Lead”
Ivan Mora Manzano - “Vida del Ahorcado: Los estudiantes”
Victor Manuel Checa – “Louis Trent”

9.30pm CASE STUDY “BUZZARD” – THE SCREENING
Venue: Rialto 2
“Buzzard” by Joel Potrykus

 

Thursday, August 14

9.30-10.45am CASE STUDY “SILVERED WATER” - THE DISCUSSION
Venue: Magistrale
with Ossama Mohammed

11.00am MEETING eight
Venue: Magistrale
with John Cooper, director of the Sundance Film Festival

2.00pm PARDI DI DOMANI
Venue: La Sala
A glimpse into the Shorts Competition, with “Hole” by Martin Edralin

OR

3.00pm MASTERCLASS
Venue: Palavideo Muralto
with Aleksandr Sokurov

5.00pm CASE STUDY “BUZZARD” - THE DISCUSSION
Venue: Magistrale
with Joel Potrykus

7.00pm ACADEMY SCREENINGS
Venue: Rialto 3
Program: “Reality is my Fiction”
Claudio Capanna – “Bateau ivre” - “Le génie de l’eau” (preview)
Vittoria Fiumi – “Nermina’s World”
Serhat Karaaslan – “Musa”
Rolf Heldal – “Rift”
Vladimir de Fontenay – “Mobile Homes”

 

Friday, August 15

10.00am MEETING nine
Venue: Magistrale
with Pedro Costa, director

11.00am MEETING ten
Venue: Magistrale
with Lav Diaz, director

1.30pm MASTERCLASS
Venue: Palavideo Muralto
with Garrett Brown, cameraman (and more!)

7.00–8.30pm CLOSING DINNER with Critics Academy and Documentary Summer School
Venue: Ristorante Vallemaggia, Locarno.

8.50pm PHOTOSHOOTING ON THE RED CARPET
Before enjoying the screening on the Piazza Grande of “Sils Maria” in the presence of Juliette Binoche, all groups of the Summer Academy take the official Filmmakers Academy 2014 photo on the Red Carpet.

 

Saturday, August 16

10.30am THE BONUS- MEETING eleven
Venue: Magistrale
with Rutger Hauer, actor

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