INTRODUCTION FILMS FILM MAKERS CLOSE ENCOUNTERS

The Close Encounters Documentary Laboratory presents a series of workshops for 2004.

WORKSHOP ONE: CONCEIVING A DOCUMENTARY - THE PROBLEM OR THE STORY?
Speaker: Marijke Jongbloed (Filmmaker, Dir. Beyond Reason screening at Encounters)

CT: Monday 26th July, 09:00-12:30, Victoria Junction Hotel

This workshop will explore the following areas: Choosing the style for a documentary film - collecting facts and figures that will create a discourse, or looking for a compelling story. Developing a concept, research methods and a shooting scenario for a documentary film.


WORKSHOP TWO: HISTORY IS CONTEMPORARY
Speaker: Jihan El Tahri (Filmmaker, Dir. The House of Saud screening at Encounters)

CT: Monday 26th July, 14:00-17:30, Victoria Junction Hotel

This workshop will explore the following areas: Producing historical documentaries that have resonance for understanding contemporary politics and society. How to make history relevant to today through documentary films. Why its necessary and important to produce historical documentaries.


WORKSHOP THREE: PHILOSOPHISING ON FILM
Speaker: Peter Liechti (Filmmaker, Dir.Lucky Jack screening at Encounters)

CT: Tuesday 27th July, 09:00-12:30, Victoria Junction Hotel

This workshop will explore the following areas: The documentary as interpretation and not "objective" reality. In making a documentary where and how does the filmmaker position her/himself, how do they treat the protagonist.


WORKSHOP FOUR: TELLING OUR OWN STORIES
Speaker: Onyekachi Wambu (Dir. Hopes on the Horizon screening at Encounters) and Kgomotso Matsunyane (Editor O Magazine)

CT: Tuesday 27th July, 14:00-17:30, Victoria Junction Hotel

This workshop will explore the following areas: What does it mean to speak of "African stories"? How does one document, broadcast and distribute African stories? 
What does one learn from African stories? And, the importance of memory in the African context.


REGISTRATION

To register for one or more of the workshops you will be required to submit a completed registration form with proof of payment as soon as possible. Limited places are available and we will operate on a strict first come, first served basis. Payment can be made by delivering cheque/cash to the Encounters office or a direct deposit into the Encounters bank account (details below).

You will receive acknowledgment of your registration and confirmation of the workshop details from the Encounters office. 

Without confirmation your registration is not complete.

The R57 workshop fee includes VAT, handouts and refreshments. 



Deposits must be made to: 
Encounters Festival & Distribution cc Encounters
Nedbank 
Branch: Gardens 10 Buiten Street
Branch Code: 101009
Account No.: 101 008 3198 

Reg forms and payments can be delivered to:
Encounters Festival & Distribution cc Encounters
Cnr Loop and Buiten Street
Cape Town
, 8001


PLEASE USE INITIAL & SURNAME AS DEPOSIT REFERENCE


For more information and registration forms please contact:

Joan Legalamitlwa
Encounters 

Tel: 021 426 0405
Fax: 021 426 0577
info@encounters.co.za

* Book now as seating is limited