LOOKING FOR LAYERS – Editing Workshop With Jesper Osmund & Tue Steen Müller
Inspired by two of our successful workshops, the rough cut workshop in 2012 with Jesper Osmund and the development workshop with Tue Steen Müller in 2022, this year 4 projects will be selected for the editing workshop. We are thrilled to have Danish editor Jesper Osmund and Danish film consultant and critic Tue Steen Müller at the 14th edition of MakeDox which is focused on editing.
The workshop will take place from 18 to 20 August.
AIM OF THE WORKSHOP:
The workshop is for 4 selected filmmakers or teams with a project currently in editing. In the workshop we will focus on identifying different layers in your film, to help them get a deeper understanding of the inner story, shape the storylines, and develop stronger emotional arcs.
BIOGRAPHIES OF THE MENTORS:
Danish film editor, narrative consultant, and tutor. He is based in Copenhagen and Buenos Aires with the world as his workplace. He started his career in fiction and edited several Danish feature and short films when he suddenly got an offer to edit a documentary. It became a revelation to him, as he puts it: ‘To Edit Without a Script’, and after that, he decided to focus entirely on international documentaries.
Today he has edited over 100 and many of them have premiered at leading film festivals:
The Last Relic (World Premiere Hot Docs Toronto 2023) • Nelly & Nadine (Berlinale Teddy Award 2022) • No Burqas Behind Bars (International Emmy Award 2014)
And award-winning films like Only The Devil Lives Without Hope, Stronger Than A Bullit, Becoming Zlatan, Every Face Has A Name, A Bastard Child, I Will Be Murdered, Those Who Said No, The Well, Bananas!, Big Boys Gone Bananas!.
He is in high demand as a narrative consultant or story editor such as on the acclaimed Netflix Series: Nisman: The Prosecutor, The President And The Spy and award-winning films like Nothing But The Sun, The Raft, I Called Him Morgan, Amazona.
He is a valued mentor for emerging filmmakers like at the IDFA Academy Summer School for 10 years and at venues like ‘ICE & FIRE’ Estonia, MakeDox, DocMontevideo, EIDF Korea.
He’s also a regular tutor at pitching workshops, like North Pitch Tromsø, Thessaloniki IDF, DocLisboa, Baltic Forum, CoPro Israel, Norwegian Sørfond, One World Media, and FDC Colombia.
Tue Steen Müller
Documentary consultant and critic who has been working with documentary films for more than 20 years at the Danish Film Board, as a press officer, festival representative, and film consultant/commissioner. Co-founder of Balticum Film and TV Festival, Filmkontakt Nord, Documentary of the EU, and EDN (European Documentary Network).
Awards: 2004 the Danish Roos Prize for his contribution to the Danish and European documentary culture. 2006 an award for promoting Portuguese documentaries. 2014 he received the EDN Award “for an outstanding contribution to the development of the European documentary culture”. 2016 The Cross of the Knight of the Order for Merits to Lithuania. 2019 a Big Stamp at the 15th edition of ZagrebDox. 2021 receipt of the highest state decoration, Order of the Three Stars, Fourth Class, for the significant contribution to the development and promotion of Latvian documentary cinema outside Latvia. In 2022 he received an honorary award at DocsBarcelona’s 25th edition having served as organizer and programmer since the start of the festival.
From 1996 until 2005 he was the first director of EDN (European Documentary Network). Since 2006 he has been working a freelance consultant and teacher in workshops like Ex Oriente, DocsBarcelona, Archidoc, Documentary Campus, Storydoc, Baltic Sea Forum, Black Sea DocStories, Caucadoc, CinéDOC Tbilisi, Docudays Kyiv, Dealing With the Past Sarajevo FF as well as a program consultant for the festivals Magnificent7 in Belgrade, DOCSBarcelona, Message2Man in St. Petersburg and DOKLeipzig. He teaches at the Zelig Documentary School in Bolzano Italy and writes reviews for www.filmkommentaren.dk.
August 14 – online group session
August 18-20 – three-day workshop during MakeDox
- FORBIDDEN / Romania
- ANIMALIUM ISTANBUL / Turkey
- STORIES OF A LIE / Greece, France
- SNESCHA AND FRANZ / Bulgaria
Anelise is a Romanian gay woman. When her girlfriend propose to her, she is confronted with her rights limitation. She decides to sue Romania at the European Court of Human Rights, for equal rights. 20 more couples join. To open the case, they need official written refusals to their marriage requests, and they put themselves to a humiliating procedure.
The case is interconnected with life of Anelise and her girlfriend. The shots are intimate and warm. The pressure oft he trial is too high fort he couple and they break up. Anelise goes through a severe anxiety crisis. When a positive verdict is released this year, Anelise feels empty hearted. But shewill continue the fight until a historical change in Romania.
Director: Anelise Salan
Editor: looking for one
Producer: Anelise Sălan & Bogdan Crăciun
Production company: The L Studio, Andarams Films
Project stage: Rough cut
Anelise Salan is a filmmaker from Bucharest with advanced studies in Journalism. After working for 12 years in the biggest TV station in Romania, she became a freelancer and studied photography at The Art School of Bucharest. She attended several international film workshops: ZagrebDOX, Balkan Documentary Center, Thessaloniki Pitching Forum or Go East in Germany.
Animalium Istanbul is a documentary film that explores the universal relationship between animals and humans in the urban context of Istanbul, a metropolis with more than 16 million (human) residents. The film delves into the various ways in which animals adapt to the changing environment of the city, and the consequences of these adaptations for both animals and humans. It explores the challenges and consequences of human-wildlife interaction in an urban setting and the impact of human activities on animal populations, aiming to examine these issues from a variety of perspectives, including scientific, evolutionary, cultural and historical.
Director: Sila Unlu Intepe
Editor: Eytan Ipeker, Sila Unlu Intepe
Producer: Sila Unlu Intepe
Production company: Kim Bu Video
Project stage: Late production
Born in Turkey in 1982, Sıla Ünlü İntepe is an award-winning short film director. She holds a BA in Visual Arts and Visual Communication Design from Sabanci University, as well as a film directing degree from FAMU (Film and TV School of Academy of Performing Arts in Prague). She is an alumna of Berlinale Talent Campus in Directing.
She completed the producer course with Zeynep Atakan in 2011 and the feature length screenwriting workshop at the Gotham Writers New York in 2016. In 2016 – 2017 she co-ordinated the revitalization project of the Turkish Cinematheque and organized 50 screenings in Istanbul with presentations by cinema professionals and others . In 2014, she founded her own production company in Istanbul, through which she has directed, produced and edited over a hundred commercial videos. Recently she graduated as Veterinary Technician, willing to integrate her knowledge on animals into her documentary work.
STORIES OF A LIE
During a stay in Greece, my native country, I learn of a friend’s illness. Her doctors and family are hiding it from her and I have to keep it a secret as well. I start to remember, bewildered. Having grown up in a medical environment, I remember that I was part of this practice in the past and that it has affected loved ones. I decide to talk to my father, a doctor, and start an intimate investigation in my attempt to understand the reasoning behind medical lies…
Director: Olia Verriopoulou
Editor: Jonathan Arnoult
Producer: Mina Dreki
Production company: Marni Films/ Perspective Films
Project stage: Rough cut
Born in Athens in 1992, Olia lives and works between Athens and Paris, where she studied cinema and anthropology. “Sacralisons”, her first short documentary, premiered at Thessaloniki Film Festival in 2021. She is currently developing her feature documentary “Stories of a lie”, and is preparing to shoot her first fiction “The first Image”. For the past ten years she has participated in the programming and organization of film festivals (Les Écrans Documentaires, Cinéma du réel, Champs-Élysées film festival, Institut Français, Greek Film Archive) and since 2019 she is the Oxbelly Lab manager.
Editor’s bio: After studying cinema and theatre, Jonathan Arnoult started out as a cameraman and editor and specialised in live performance filming. The need to talk about Reunion Island, where he is originally from, brought him back to cinema. He was a finalist for the Prix Océans with the screenplay DENT POUR DENT (BAY FOR BLOOD), dealing with the shark crisis on the island.
Since 2020, he collaborates with Olia Verriopoulou on her films, produced by Gaëlle Jones (Perspective Films). They edited together SACRALISONS and now STORIES OF A LIE.
SNESCHA AND FRANZ
1967, Sunny Beach at socialist Bulgaria. 19-year-old Bulgarian Snescha meets Franz, an 18-year-old Austrian lad. In 1975 they get married and leave for Austria. Snescha gets pregnant and gives birth to twin sisters. Franz embarks to an expedition in Iran and Pamir. Snescha gives birth to a third daughter. Franz next adventure is passing the river Niger with boat. After that he goes back to Austria and buys a house on credit. Despite Snescha’s disagreeing, he sets for a bicycle tour going through Tibet and never comes back. After the death of Franz, Snescha has to find a strength to raise three young kids, become an art teacher and build an artistic career in a foreign country.
Director: Svetoslav Draganov
Editor: Svetoslav Draganov
Producer: Svetoslav Draganov
Production company: Cineaste Maudit production
Project stage: post-production
Svetoslav Draganov is a Bulgarian filmmaker born 1976. His works as an author, director and producer are MDR award winner at Leipzig Dokfilm festival, 2001- “Life is wonderful, isn’t it ?”, “The Merry Boys” – IDFA 2003, “Young at Heart” winner of special Prix Europa 2003, “Amateurs” – Golden Rhyton for the best Bulgarian documentary of 2005, “Life almost wonderful” – 2013 – IDFA 2013- feature length competition and special mentions at ZagrebDox 2014 and Sofia Film Fest at 2014. His fiction debut “Humble” won Special jury award at Sofia film fest 2022.