Programma completo IDS Academy

All activities will take place at Albergo dei Poveri, Corso Calatafimi 217

The EsoDoc pitching introduction will be at Convento di Baida, Via al Convento di Baida, 43
The screenings will be at Cinema Rouge et Noir, Piazza Verdi, 8

Tuesday 15

9.30 / 13.00 – Intention Line and Fire Words – An introduction to Pitching

Location: Convento di Baida

Christine Loriol is a journalist, writer, moderator, communications consultant, trainer and author. She will give an introduction to the most important elements of a pitch and how to build up your individual presentation, how to work with an “Intention Line” and with “Fire Words”. There also will be some important strategies to learn about dealing with the stressful moment of being on stage.

Stefano Tealdi and Sabine Bubeck-Paaz will add some practical background knowledge about the pitching circus. Stefano is an Italian producer (Stefilm in Torino) and knows all about the art of networking and pitching in the European documentary co-production landscape). He will be your tutor for today and tomorrow and will be the moderator of our pitching event on Friday and Saturday morning.

Thursday 17

9.30 / 13.00 – Rough cut and finished films workshop

The workshop is designed to give professional film-makers from Sicily an opportunity to show their rough cuts and final cuts to an international panel of experts, and to receive detailed feedback on them. The overall aim is to enhance understanding of the international documentary market by exploring how stories, even if local in theme, can be told in ways that makes them attractive to an international audience, and therefore to an international market.

Selected films:

Il Carnevale Eoliano – L’Isola delle Maschere
Directed by Francesco Cannavà

The Eolian Island (Sicily – Italy) have the most important grave goods of greek masks in the world. They were discovered by archaeologist Luigi Bernabò Brea in 1948 in the necropolis of Lipari and they are preserved in the Eolian Archeological Museum. If the humanity now knows the characters of the Greek theater, it is because if these masks. A young explorer from Colombia (American Latin), Vanessa, will drive this journey discovering and revealing the reasons of the ancient relationship between the people of the Eolian Islands and the cult of the Mask. The event of the modern Eolian Carnival becomes a tale that narrates the anxietes and dreams of ordinary people who face death through the power and the symbols of the mask.

4Stelle Hotel
Directed by Paolo Palermo and Valerio Muscella

4Stars Hotel tells the story of a hotel on the outskirts of Rome, a block of flats where a huge multi-ethnic self-organized community lives: more than 200 migrant families, coming from more than 20 different countries, in need of a house, recently occupied this former luxurious hotel. They embarked upon a unique multicultural experiment: living together by overcoming their different cultural, religious and linguistic backgrounds.

Confirmed Experts:

– Leena Pasanen – Dok Leipzig Festival, Germany
– Simone Catania – INDYCA, Italy
– Heino Deckert – ma.ja.de., Germany
– Agnese Fontana – Doc/it, Italy
– Heidi Gronauer – ZeLIG School, Italy
– Hanka  Kastelikova – HBO, Hungary
– Caterina Mazzucato – I Wonder Pictures / Biografilm, Italy
– Markus Nikel – Global Media Consultant/ Rai Storia, Italy

14.30 / 18.30 – Match Making by Documentary In Europe

An intensive one day training (September 16th) dedicated to selected filmmakers with a documentary project will precede the public presentation of the projects in front of an audience of international experts and producers (September 17th).

10 projects have been selected for this year:

A Fab’s day night, by Elisabetta Ferrando
Antica Barberia Sicilia, by Elio Sofia
Buon Inverno, by Giovanni Totaro
Il pittore della tenda, by Renato Lisanti
Lisca Bianca – la virata di Sonia, by Enrico Montalbano and Letizia Porcaro
Pankisi, by Maurilio Mangano
Sand Roads, by Gabriele Gianni and Lorenzo Conte
Tripolitalians, by Martina Melilli
Uzeda Time Below Zero, by Maria Arena and Giuseppe Consales
Wikimania Esino Lario, by Lorenzo Faggi and Chiara Campara

Match Making Tutors:

– Massimo Arvat (producer, Zenit Arti Audiovisive, Italy)
– Edoardo Fracchia (producer, Stefilm, Italy)

Experts:

– Sabine Bubeck-Paaz (Commissioning editor ZDF/Arte, ESoDoc Head of Studies, Germany)
– Simone Catania (Producer, Indyca, Italy)
– Andrea Coluccia (Creative Europe Desk Media, Italy)
– Heino Deckert (Producer/distributor, Deckert Distribution, Germany)
– Ruggero Di Maggio (Centro Sperimentale Cinematografia, Italy)
– Agnese Fontana (President Doc/it, producer, Le Talee, Italy)
– Hala Galal (Director/producer, Egypt)
– Heidi Gronauer (Director of ZeLIG School for Documentary, ESoDoc Head of Project, Italy)
– Attia Habib (Producer, Tunisia)
– Hanka Kastelikova (Commissioning editor, HBO Europe, Hungary)
– Christine Loriol (Communication consultant, Switzerland)
– Caterina Mazzucato (Responsible for acquisitions of Italian films for I Wonder Pictures,  Coordinator of the Italian competition, Biografilm Italia within Biografilm Festival, Italy)
– Markus Nikel (Commissioning editor/Global Media Consultant, Advisor IDS, consultant Rai Storia, Italy)
– Elena Filippini (Producer, Stefilm, Italy)
– Leena Pasanen (Director Dok Leipzig Festival, Germany)
– Donata von Pervall (Director of Documentary Campus, Germany)
– Silvia Sandrone (Creative Europe Desk Media, Italy)
– Stefano Tealdi (Producer, Stefilm, Italy)

19.00 / 20.00 – Speed dating

To facilitate the networking effect among all professionals present at IDS Academy, there will be a Speed Dating session during IDS Academy. The goal is to help the delegates to create new contacts at international level in an informal environment, and thus create new opportunities for future professional relationships.

Confirmed Experts:

– Leena Pasanen – Dok Leipzig Festival, Germany
– Simone Catania – INDYCA, Italy
– Andrea Coluccia – CED Bari, Italy
– Heino Deckert – ma.ja.de., Germany
– Elena Filippini – Stefilm, Italy
– Agnese Fontana – Doc/it, Italy
– Hanka  Kastelikova – HBO, Hungary
– Caterina Mazzucato – I Wonder Pictures / Biografilm, Italy
– Markus Nikel – Global Media Consultant/ Rai Storia, Italy
– Silvia Sandrone – CED Torino, Italy
– Donata von Pervall (Documentary Campus, Germany)

 

Friday 18

9.00 / 13.00 – ESoDoc 2015 Pitching – Day 1

ESoDoc – European Social Documentary is the training initiative for media professionals and “cross-thinkers” who want to increase impact and outreach of their documentary and cross-media projects, developing new storytelling skills across platforms, discovering new forms of team building, producing, financing and distributing.

ESoDoc offers three one-week residential sessions held over a period of six month, combined with extended online sessions for project tutoring and networking with festivals and other market events.

Participants are tutored by a network of international experts on the development of the projects. Emphasis is placed on building up strong storytelling suitable for various platforms and formats (linear, interactive, etc).

The ESoDoc Pitching at IDS Academy will be split in two day. 16 projects developed by filmmakers from all over Europe will be presented in front of a panel of international experts.

Pitching Moderator:

Stefano Tealdi – Stefilm International, Italy

Panel Experts:

Heino Deckert – ma.ja.de. Film, Germany
Hanka Kastelikova – HBO Europe, Hungary
Caroline Mutz – Arte G.E.I.E., France
Leena Pasanen – Director Dok Leipzig, Germany
Lucia Haslauer – ZDF, Germany

Participants and projects at ESoDoc 2015:

Verjana Abazaj (Albania) – Prisoner out of prison!
Zaradasht Ahmed (Norway) – Nowhere To Hide
Enrico Battaglia (Italy)
Alexis Bouvy (Belgium) – Surviving The FDLR — Daily Life Under a Militia’s Rule
Jan-Dirk Bouw (Netherlands) – BREAKING WALLS
Lisa Clifford (United Kingdom) – Kill All The Lawyers
Morten Hansen (Denmark) – Contaminated Future
Sigbjørn Holte (Norway) – Guilty, Me?
Chiara Ligi (Italy)
Anne Murat (France) – Inner Revolution
Petra Oplatkova (Czech Republic) – Confidential
Agnieszka Pokrywka (Finland) – Confessions on a razor’s edge
Sebastien Rabas (United Kingdom) – The President and the Bone Hunter
Franziska Schönenberger (Germany) – The Shadows of the Desert
Tommy Simmons (Italy)
Laura Sipán Bravo (Spain) – Valley of Secrecy
Eva Tomanova (Czech Republic) – Her Virus
Ayse Toprak (Turkey) – Mr. Gay Syria
Metta Wiese (Sweden) – Preying for refugees
Jochen Zimmermann (Germany) – City of Colours
Dorottya Zurbó (Hungary) – Stories from the Field

 

15.00-18.30 Documentary Campus Open Training Session: Short Form under the Spotlight

This Open Training Session will put the short documentary format in the spotlight. We will map the field and offer a better understanding of the potential of the format internationally as well as regionally, specifically within different Mediterranean countries with a special focus on the MENA region.

Together we will exchange ideas and build new bridges with guests from North and South who have contributed new and creative solutions in designing, producing and marketing short documentaries or who have tried and experimented with different forms of collectivism, cooperation and/or cross-Mediterranean co-production. One particular focus of the event is to allow Arab-Italian and Arab-European encounters and exchanges, facilitated through the presence of special guests from all over the region: producers, curators, filmmakers, commissioning editors and creative consultants.

Possibilities of the Short Documentary Format and its Use on Different Platforms

Co-production, collaboration and short docs on different platforms both on and offline will be the hot topics of our first day. The session will open with film scholars Mirko Lino and Antonio Gentile presenting possibilities of online platforms in enhancing storytelling. Producer and artistic consultant Marta Andreu and ZoomIn TV editor Flore Deroose will discuss the short format as an experimental laboratory for new and innovative film forms. Filmmakers and collective founders Hala Galal and Mohamed Ali Atassi will tackle the benefits and setbacks of the short documentary format and its production through film cooperatives. The Egyptian people’s journalism collective Mosireen, the Egyptian film co-op Hassala, South African Steps as well as the Moroccan CinéCourt online platforms will be introduced by Viola Shafik, to be followed by Ghada El-Sherbiny  tackling her experience in curating and exhibiting Arab shorts on and offline.

Mirko Lino & Antonio Gentile, Emerging Series Lab, Italy
A web native storytelling lab
Marta Andreu, Walden Project, Spain
“Short in Form”: exploring the formal possibilities of the short film format
Flore Deroose, ZoominTV, Netherlands
How to develop short documentaries for online platforms
Viola Shafik, Egypt
Shorts for political and social activism: Mosireen & Hassala collectives (Egypt), Steps /Afri Docs project (South Africa), Ciné Court (Morocco)
Mohammad Ali Atassi, BIDAYYAT, Lebanon
Online distribution of shorts in the aftermath of the Uprising
Ghada El-Sherbiny, Goethe Institute, Egypt
The Arab Shorts Film Festival on and offline: A project evaluation
Hala Galal, Egypt, Hassala Collective
Two decades of developing the short format in Egypt through film co-operatives in Cairo and Alexandria

20.30 SOCIAL DINNER @Albergo delle Povere (upon reservation)

 

Saturday 19

9.00 / 13.00 – ESoDoc 2015 Pitching – Day 2

The ESoDoc Pitching at IDS Academy will be split in two day. 16 projects developed by filmmakers from all over Europe will be presented in front of a panel of international experts.

Pitching Moderator:

Stefano Tealdi – Stefilm International, Italy

Panel Experts:

Heino Deckert – ma.ja.de. Film, Germany
Hanka Kastelikova – HBO Europe, Hungary
Caroline Mutz – Arte G.E.I.E., France
Leena Pasanen – Director Dok Leipzig, Germany
Lucia Haslauer – ZDF, Germany

Participants and projects at ESoDoc 2015:

Verjana Abazaj (Albania) – Prisoner out of prison!
Zaradasht Ahmed (Norway) – Nowhere To Hide
Enrico Battaglia (Italy)
Alexis Bouvy (Belgium) – Surviving The FDLR — Daily Life Under a Militia’s Rule
Jan-Dirk Bouw (Netherlands) – BREAKING WALLS
Lisa Clifford (United Kingdom) – Kill All The Lawyers
Morten Hansen (Denmark) – Contaminated Future
Sigbjørn Holte (Norway) – Guilty, Me?
Chiara Ligi (Italy)
Anne Murat (France) – Inner Revolution
Petra Oplatkova (Czech Republic) – Confidential
Agnieszka Pokrywka (Finland) – Confessions on a razor’s edge
Sebastien Rabas (United Kingdom) – The President and the Bone Hunter
Franziska Schönenberger (Germany) – The Shadows of the Desert
Tommy Simmons (Italy)
Laura Sipán Bravo (Spain) – Valley of Secrecy
Eva Tomanova (Czech Republic) – Her Virus
Ayse Toprak (Turkey) – Mr. Gay Syria
Metta Wiese (Sweden) – Preying for refugees
Jochen Zimmermann (Germany) – City of Colours
Dorottya Zurbó (Hungary) – Stories from the Field

15.00-18.30 Documentary Campus Open Training Session: Short Form under the Spotlight

Training, Economy and Funding

The second day will tackle questions of training, economy and funding. Festival director Hicham Falah will offer insights into documentary filmmaking, non-commercial distribution and cultural exchange in his homeland. Media activist Sara Creta as well as Tunisian producer Habib Attia will touch upon their experiences developing and producing shorts and other formats through cross-Mediterranean cooperation. Outreach and facilitating effect of pan-Arab and European training programs will be tackled by Jad Abi Khalil and Micol Pancaldi. We will close with a discussion of the effect and prospects of different regional funding models (among others the Arab Fund for Arts and Culture AFAC) and the Sicilian Film Commission’s new short film.

Hicham Falah, FIDADOC, Morocco
The short documentary in the Moroccan film and festival landscape
Jad Abi-Khalil, Beirut DC, Lebanon
Training programs as facilitators? The case of docMED
Micol Pancaldi, COPEAM, Italy
The COPEAM training programmes
Sara Creta, Italy
Cross Media – Cross Mediterranean
Habib Attia, Tunisia
Experiences in developing and producing shorts and other formats through cross-Mediterranean cooperation
Hala Galal, Egypt, Hassala Collective
The challenges of creating funding and supporting opportunities on the grass roots level as well as in cooperation with the Euromed Audiovisual Program
Jad Abi-Khalil, Beirut DC, Lebanon
The Beirut DC funding guide and the absence of the short format in the Lebanese film landscape

20.30 SOCIAL DINNER @Albergo delle Povere (upon reservation)

CLOSING PARTY