On 𝐎𝐜𝐭𝐨𝐛𝐞𝐫 𝟏𝐬𝐭, 𝟐𝐧𝐝, 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝟑𝐫𝐝, from 10.00 to 13.00 am, the workshop 𝙁𝙄𝙓𝙄𝙉𝙂 𝙈𝙀𝙈𝙊𝙍𝙄𝙀𝙎: 𝙏𝙃𝙀 𝘿𝙊𝘾𝙐𝙈𝙀𝙉𝙏𝘼𝙍𝙔 𝙄𝙎 𝘼 𝙋𝙍𝙊𝘾𝙀𝙎𝙎 𝙊𝙁 𝙒𝙍𝙄𝙏𝙄𝙉𝙂 𝙏𝙃𝙀 𝙎𝙀𝙇𝙁 will be held by Portuguese film director 𝐏𝐚𝐭𝐫í𝐜𝐢𝐚 𝐍𝐨𝐠𝐮𝐞𝐢𝐫𝐚. Having as a starting point fixed photographic memories, from a past simultaneously distant and familiar, the participants are challenged to discover a personal episode, built from fragments of rescued memories. The exploration of the documentary as a process of self-discovery and writing of the self is proposed, developing an autobiographical essay between images and between-sounds.
This workshop is organized under 𝐏𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐨 𝐅𝐞𝐦𝐦𝐞 – 𝐈𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐧𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐥 𝐅𝐢𝐥𝐦 𝐅𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐚𝐥, which 4th edition happens from September 30th to October 5th, in the city of Porto, and in addition to a vast film program, it is again investing in the training component with workshops in the field of film.
The second edition of the Death and Documentary class is over and we are proud to showcase the films produced under the class in two sessions at Maus Hábitos.
Films produced both in Portugal and USA will be featured in two September evenings: the 8th and the 15th.
Do come along to watch the films and share your thoughts with the directors.
After last's year cancellation, due to Covid-19 restrictions, MDOC - International Documentary Film Festival of Melgaço is on again, with mostly activities in person. Great films, great staff, great guests and a terrific environment.
This coming Friday I will giving a talk entitled "Re-configuring reality: features and trends across interactive documentaries", no ICNOVA - Instituto de Comunicação da Nova.
Futher details and a link to registrations HERE.
Our fab class on Death and Documentary just kicked off.
Many interesting discussions to come, inside and outside the classroom walls. Our intro class was a blast, with students in Portugal and the USA sharing what do they want to do before they die...
Invited by the European research project Lights4Violence, I will give a talk on October the 23rd, at the University of Alicante, Spain.
This project aims to educate and raise awareness of girls and boys about gender-based violence. I will focus on gender representation in Hollywood teen movie. Time to rethink discourses and strategies of representation.
Acknowledging is the first step towards change.
A year ago, Andrew Garrison challenged me to co-create and co-teach a new documentary production class for the RTF - department of Radio, Television and Film of the University of Texas at Austin.
After a few Skype calls and e-mails we came up with a class on Death and Documentary, an intimate and challenging class to illuminate both universal and culturally particular ideas about death and life, through a distinctly hands-on approach to teaching documentary.
The class will be held simultaneously at the UT Austin and at ESMAD, with synchronous classes, seminars and screenings. Andrew and I will discuss student rough cuts from each other’s classes. Besides, we will each provide notes on student work from our partner classes.
Final public screenings in both countries will include the films from both classes.. In this first year, we will visit each other’s class in that host country. Andy will visit Porto in a ten-day period coinciding with the spring break and I will travel to the U.S. to teach at least two classes.
Applications for Death & Documentary at ESMAD are open from 2 to 30 September, 2019.
What a blast!
Films, exhibitions, meetings, workshops... a full week of activities in a wonderful environment.
For the third year I coordinate the organization of the Kino Meeting, the international meeting for film literacy, with many institutions and professionals, some of them were in Melgaço for the first time, other ones are partnering with us since the very beginning.
Hosting the Q&A is always a pleasure. As host, I kick off by analyzing the film or session, with a close reading of the images and sounds, and then I dive deep into questioning and listening the directors, producers and, sometimes, even the subjects represented.
It's a wrap! See you next year MDOC.
Off we go again. Six years in a row.
MDOC Melgaço International Documentary Film Festival.
Do come along and join us for an amazing week of films, exhibitions, symposiums, art residencies, meetings and enjoy a great time.
On my way to PORTO FEMME - International Film Festival, this year as member of the jury.
Looking forward to watching awesome films through the lenses of female directors.