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24th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival

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Ji.hlava Academy

Ji.hlava Academy is an educational, networking and inspiring platform open to emerging filmmakers in non-fiction contemporary cinema.

Ji.hlava Academy

Over the course of four days, Ji.hlava Academy will offer an online creative lab for those dedicated to make, reflect upon or share contemporary films. Open to those who are set to broaden limits of visual style, authorial approach or audience perception.

The programme will be accessible only for selected participants. Under the guidance of experienced and unorthodox tutors, the Academy will consist of lectures, talks, discussions and film shootings and will focus on creative process of filmmaking.

Create your film-haiku at Ji.hlava Academy
Head tutors in 2020
Guest speakers in 2020
Programme Information

 

Create your film-haiku at Ji.hlava Academy

The two tutors – Vienna-based film director and screenwriter Anja Salomonowitz and Filipino filmmaker, poet and composer Khavn will guide you through a process of making your film-haiku which will be screened to the public on the festival’s last day. Furthermore, each day the Academy will host a special guest lecturer and its participants automatically receive the online industry accreditation.

The Ji.hlava Academy will take place on October 28–31 and you can join this adventurous experience by applying by September 30!

Head tutors in 2020

Anja Salomonowitz / Austria
film director and screenwriter

For her films, Anja Salomonowitz developed a film language in which documentary, feature film and thesis blend. Real human experiences are condensed through artistic alienation. Her films received international recognition, numerous film awards and found their way into relevant literature on documentary films.

Anja Salomonowitz studied Film in Vienna and Berlin. All her films are shown at hundreds of film festivals worldwide. She holds masterclasses on artistic documentary film at Universities (e.g. Aalto University Helsinki, Department for Film and Television or University for Applied Arts Vienna) or at film festivals (e.g. tutor at the Documentary Academy at Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival). Anja Salomonowitz has three sons. She was a chairlady of the Austrian Documentary Film Alliance and chairlady of the Austrian Directors Association. Her hybrid documentary films are shot like feature films and follow a strict colour concept. All her films are explicitly political and always question the border and possibilities of documentary filmmaking.

Khavn / Philippines
experimental filmmaker

Khavn is the director of more than 150 films − 52 features and 115 short films. He is also the composer of 23 albums and author of 7 books. His poetry and fiction have won in the Palanca Awards, the Philippines’ foremost literary award. He has served in the jury of various film festivals such as the Berlinale, Clermont-Ferrand, CPH:DOX, Jeonju, Bucheon, New Horizons, Dok Leipzig, & Ji.hlava IDFF. Khavn has exhibited at the MoMA, MAXXI, Guggenheim Museum, Tate Modern, National Museum of Singapore, & Venice Architecture Biennale. He has lectured at the Berlinale Talent Campus, Bela Tarr’s Film Factory, Goethe Institut, & the Danish Film Institute. Khavn has curated programs for the Viennale, the Edinburgh International Film Festival, & the Sharjah Biennial. Selected retrospectives of his films were presented in Rotterdam, Pesaro, Dokufest Kosovo, Sao Paulo, Taiwan, Film Mutations Zagreb, and Oberhausen among others.

Guest speakers in 2020

Nicholas Elliott / USA/Luxembourg

Nicholas Elliott is a writer, programmer and translator who lives in New York City. His writing on film has appeared in Cahiers du Cinéma, Film Comment, The Criterion Collection, anthologies on the films of Chantal Akerman, Philippe Garrel, and Ryusuke Hamaguichi, and BOMB Magazine, where he is a contributing editor for film. He was a member of the features programming committee for the 72nd and 73rd Locarno Film Festival. He currently sits on the Executive Committee of the Flaherty Film Seminar's board of directors.

Jewel Maranan / Philippines

Jewel Maranan is a Filipino documentary filmmaker, producer and cinematographer. Her deep interest is in tracing imprints of history in ordinary life. Her creative documentary works are crafted in this pursuit – her features Tondo, Beloved (2011), In the Claws of a Century Wanting (2017) and her creative producing works, award-winning Asian documentaries The Future Cries Beneath Our Soil (Vietnam, 2018) and The Silhouettes (Iran, 2020). These works have received film awards and screened in numerous international film festivals and museums in Asia, Europe, Africa and South America.

Jewel is also the founder and artistic director of Cinema Is Incomplete which has cinema initiatives, experiments and productions in the Philippines and the Asian region. Her producing and directing works have received support from Sundance, Asian Cinema Fund, Doha Film Institute, IDFA Bertha Fund, Purin Pictures, Ford Foundation and Visions sud est, among others. She is also the co-founder of FilDocs, a pioneering documentary organization in the Philippines and one of the festival directors of Daang Dokyu, a festival of Philippine documentaries. She is an alumna of Berlinale Talents Doc Station, Doc Nomads Joint Masters and UP Film Institute where she currently teaches as a senior lecturer for film and documentary.

 

PROGRAMME INFORMATION

All Ji.hlava Academy attendees are expected to fully participate in all parts of the programme and actively contribute to the discussions.
Time zone – Central European Time

1st day / Wednesday 28th October

2pm – 2:30pm
Welcome by Marek Hovorka, festival director & Jarmila Outratová, Head of Industry Programme

Introductions of students

2:30pm – 5:30pm
Anja + Khavn intro/lecture/presentation 

Introction of the participatns – feedback to their films by Tutors.

5:30pm – 6:30pm
The Haiku workshop
What is a haiku? History of haiku. Haiku creative writing exercise. What is a renga?

6:30pm – 7pm
Detailed explanation of the assignment Film Haiku #1.

Wrap things up.

2nd day / Thursday 29th October

2pm – 5pm
Feedback from teachers & or students / critique of short films

6pm – 7pm
Anja's guest – Nicholas Elliott

Nicholas Elliott is a writer, programmer and translator who lives in New York City. His writing on film has appeared in Cahiers du Cinéma, Film Comment, The Criterion Collection, anthologies on the films of Chantal Akerman, Philippe Garrel, and Ryusuke Hamaguichi, and BOMB Magazine, where he is a contributing editor for film. He was a member of the features programming committee for the 72nd and 73rd Locarno Film Festival. He currently sits on the Executive Committee of the Flaherty Film Seminar's board of directors. 

3rd day / Friday 30th October

2pm – 5pm
Feedback from teachers &or students / critique of short films

6pm – 7pm
Khavn's guest – Jewel Maranan

Jewel Maranan is a Filipino documentary filmmaker, producer and cinematographer. Her deep interest is in tracing imprints of history in ordinary life. Her creative documentary works are crafted in this pursuit – her features Tondo, Beloved (2011), In the Claws of a Century Wanting (2017) and her creative producing works, award-winning Asian documentaries The Future Cries Beneath Our Soil (Vietnam, 2018) and The Silhouettes (Iran, 2020). These works have received film awards and screened in numerous international film festivals and museums in Asia, Europe, Africa and South America.
Jewel is also the founder and artistic director of Cinema Is Incomplete which has cinema initiatives, experiments and productions in the Philippines and the Asian region. Her producing and directing works have received support from Sundance, Asian Cinema Fund, Doha Film Institute, IDFA Bertha Fund, Purin Pictures, Ford Foundation and Visions sud est, among others. She is also the co-founder of FilDocs, a pioneering documentary organization in the Philippines and one of the festival directors of Daang Dokyu, a festival of Philippine documentaries. She is an alumna of Berlinale Talents Doc Station, Doc Nomads Joint Masters and UP Film Institute where she currently teaches as a senior lecturer for film and documentary.

4th day / Saturday 31st October

2pm – 5pm
Feedback from teachers & or students / critique of short films

6pm – 7pm
Guided tour through the 24th Ji.hlava IDFF

5th day / Sunday 1st November

Screening of the Haikus of Ji.hlava Academy participants at 24th Ji.hlava IDFF

 

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