Documentary Seminar

Documentary Seminar

The DOCUMENTARY SEMINAR is an initiative to provide conceptual tools and practical contributions for reflection about the creative process and producing documentary films.

DocMontevideo´s Documentary Seminar (before known as Documentary Workshop) will be held from 2018 July 21 to 27. This year, the programme suggets an immersion in documentary narrative through edition, photography and direction. The activities will be carry out in Spanish or English with simultaneous translation.  Early registration fee: 150 USD (Access to Documentary Seminar + La Semana del Documental exhibitions). In Uruguay, members of ASOPROD, CADU, EOU, GREMIO CINE, UTU, UDELAR, ECU, UM have a promotional cost of USD 100-.
Day Pass: USD 70
SPECIAL OFFER Seminar: Lola Arias + Marta Andreu. Day Pass for Friday, July 27: USD35- or $ UY1000- in Uruguay. (Valid for a maximum of 20 places).
The Day Pass offers access to the Documentary Week

Willing to see you in the 10th DocMontevideo!

Registrations here

Confirmation subject to availability. You´ll receive a confirmation e-mail within the following 48hs.

The pickup of accreditations can be done from Friday, July 20 to Friday, July 27.
21 to 22 July, from 2:30 pm in Sala Zitarrosa
July 23 to 27, from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. in Delmira Agustini Room of the Solís Theater

Saturday

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» Exhibitions & Case studies

Exhibitions & Case studies

Saturday 21,
15:00hs. - 23:00hs.

Sala Zitarrosa

In order to get ready for the 10th edition, during the weekend we invite you to see some of the best Latin-american films of the year and to Q&A with their creators. Check the Documentary Week’s full schedule.

15:00hs. Dawn by Carmen Torres

“Despite I always knew I was adopted it took me over 20 years to begin searching for my biological mother. Meeting her caused opposed feelings: from joy to frustration, from tenderness to estrangement. This film shows how adoption changes the lives of all those involved. But above all, it tells us about the importance of finding your own identity”.    

Virtual case study with its director, Carmen Torres, and its producer, Marta Andreu.

Carmen Torres (*)

Carmen Torres (Colombia). “Dawn” is her first feature as a director. She is also a screenwriter and director of photography. She worked as director of photography for “Oleg and the rare arts” by Andrés Duque, a film for which she was nominated for the best picture in the Fénix Awards of Ibero-American Cinema (2016); “Los Rubios” by Albertina Carri (2003) and “Luján” by Andrés Denegri. She has also directed television series in Spain, Colombia and Argentina, such as “La clase” (2015), “Meridiano. Art tells the story” (2011) or “Traces. Argentine Art” (2009); and has produced the documentary web series “Signified” (2011-2013).
(*) Remote participation.

Marta Andreu (*)

Marta Andreu (Spain) is the academic coordinator of DocMontevideo. She is the academic coordinator of the master’s in creation documentary course at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra. She teaches port-graduate documentary film courses at the Universidad Rovira y Virgili in Tarragona. In 2004-2005 she coordinated a Spanish documentary cinema retrospective for Cinéma du Réel. She analyses documentary scripts for the Centre de Desenvolupament Audiovisual. In 2004 she founded Estudi Playtime in order to devote her time to producing creation documentaries. She has a degree in audiovisual communication and a master’s in creation documentary from the Universitat Pompeu Fabra.
(*) Remote participation.

17:00hs. Baronesa by Juliana Antues

Andreia wants to move out. Leid is waiting for her husband, who is in prison. They are neighbors in a poor suburban slum of Belo Horizonte, trying to escape the daily dangers of a drug traffic war happening on the outside and avoid the tragedy that comes with the rain.      

Case study with Juliana Antunes

Juliana Antunes

Juliana Antunes (Brazil). Born in 1989, formed in Cinema at the UNA, of Belo Horizonte, she is a partner of the production company VENTURA, together with Marcella Jacques and Laura Godoy. Juliana premiered in the direction with the feature film “Baroness”, which had its international debut at the 28th FIDMarseille Competition in France, where it received three awards, including Best Film by the Popular Jury. Currently Juliana develops the project of her second feature film, “Bate e Volta Copacabana”.

Moderates

Soledad Castro Lazaroff

Soledad Castro Lazaroff (Uruguay). Filmmaker and writer; film critic. Graduated from the Uruguayan Film School. In 2011 she directed the documentary Falta y Resto 30 years, The Legend. In 2016 she premiered in Canal Encuentro a series called Zero Drama about actors with disabilities, and published her book Poems to clean up the house. She currently writes about cinema in Brecha and works on a documentary about Belela Herrera, a Latin American fighter for human rights.

20:00hs. Piripkura by Mariana Oliva, Renata Terra and Bruno Jorge

The last two nomadic members of the Piripkura People live in a protected area in the Amazon rainforest. The area where is surrounded by farms and sawmills, whose almost inevitable expansion is taking place through violent means. To keep the area’s protected status, every two years a public officer goes into the forest seeking proof of the men’s existence.  

Sunday

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» Exhibitions & Case studies

Exhibitions & Case studies

Sunday 22,
15:00hs. - 23:00hs.

Sala Zitarrosa

In order to get ready for the 10th edition, during the weekend we invite you to see some of the best Latin-american films of the year and to Q&A with their creators. Check the Documentary Week’s full schedule.

15:00hs. The Creator of Universes by Mercedes Dominioni

Unlike most teenagers, Juan’s idea of fun is creating soap-operas together with his 96-year-old grandmother. Give him a camera and he will turn the living room into the set of “Juan the slave”, a mini soap about a kid being abducted from his mother. As Juan’s sister, Mercedes Dominioni offers us an insider’s look on the character‘s inner world and how the fictions they set up can help quell the anxiety of growing up as well as that of aging.      

Q&A with its director, Mercedes Dominioni

Mercedes Dominioni

Mercedes Dominioni (Uruguay) was born in Montevideo, in 1986. She has a Degree in Audiovisual Communication. In 2013 she completed a Master in Editing at the ESCAC (Catalonia) and in 2014 the Master in Creative Documentary (Pompeu Fabra-Barcelona). There she developped “The Creator of Universes”. She worked as an editor in film, TV and interactive projects. She was a teacher of editing and documentary at ORT University. She’s currently working as an editor (Spain, Uruguay and Italy), while developing her second film.

17:00hs. The Best Thing You Can Do with Your Life by Zita Erffa

When my brother joined the Legionaries of Christ after finishing school, he disappeared from our lives. We can only visit him once a year. His superiors are even allowed to read the letters we send him. I hate them. Why did my brother choose them to be his new family? Eight years pass by before I visit him in his monastery in Connecticut. And I get my brother back — finally.      

Case study with Bruno Santamaría, its director of photography

Bruno Santamaría

Bruno Santamaría (Mexico) has a degree in Communication and Cinematography from CCC. He works as a documentary cinematographer and director. Among his works include Margarita, The best thing you can do with your life and Artemio. He has the grant of FONCA and is currently working on his second film as director.

Moderates

José Ma. Ciganda

José Ma. Ciganda (Uruguay). Filmmaker, Director of Photography. Teacher. He has worked in the documentary, advertising, fiction and television areas. He was Director of TV Ciudad (2001-2002) and Management Advisor at TNU (2009-2010)

19:30hs. The Trial by Maria Augusta Ramos

A behind-the-scenes look at the impeachment trial of Brazil’s first female President. This film – a tale of betrayal and corruption – witnesses the profound political crisis and the collapse of the democratic institutions.

Monday

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» Editing Seminar
» Meeting with Eduardo Escorel

Editing Seminar

Monday 23,
9:30hs. - 13:00hs.

Sala Zavala Muniz / Teatro Solís

Dialogue between Eduardo Escorel & João Moreira Salles relating to their creative collaboration editor-director. Analysis of “No intenso agora” feature editing process.
 

João Moreira Salles

João Moreira Salles (Brasil) nace en Rio de Janeiro en 1962. Fundador de VideoFilmes, desde donde ha producido y dirigido varios documentales que han sido premiados en todo el mundo, incluyendo “América” (1989), Blues (1990), Nelson Freire (2003), Entreatos (2004) y “Santiago” (2007), que fue reconocido como Mejor Película en Cinéma du Réel, Festival de Cine de Miami y Festival de Cine Alba y como Mejor Documental del Año por la Academia de cine de Brasil. Su última película “No intenso agora” (2017) fue estrenada en la Berlinale. Fundador de la revista ‘piauí’ de periodismo de investigación y cultura.

 

Eduardo Escorel

Eduardo Escorel (Brasil) dirigió varios largometrajes, entre ellos “Imagens do Estado Novo 1937-45” (2016); “Paulo Moura – alma brasileira” (2013); “O tempo e o lugar” (2008). Escribió “Adivinhadores de água” (2005). Coordinador y profesor del curso de especialización en cine documental de la Fundación Getulio Vargas. Escribe semanalmente en la revista Piauí. Editó “Terra em transe” (1967), “Cabra marcado para morrer” (1984), “Santiago” (2006) e “No intenso agora” (2017).

Meeting with Eduardo Escorel

Monday 23,
14:30hs. - 18:00hs.

Sala Zavala Muniz / Teatro Solís

We´ll travel around creative universe of Eduardo Escorel in his role as editor and director. We´ll reflect on narrative throughout editing process.

Eduardo Escorel

Eduardo Escorel (Brasil) dirigió varios largometrajes, entre ellos “Imagens do Estado Novo 1937-45” (2016); “Paulo Moura – alma brasileira” (2013); “O tempo e o lugar” (2008). Escribió “Adivinhadores de água” (2005). Coordinador y profesor del curso de especialización en cine documental de la Fundación Getulio Vargas. Escribe semanalmente en la revista Piauí. Editó “Terra em transe” (1967), “Cabra marcado para morrer” (1984), “Santiago” (2006) e “No intenso agora” (2017).

Tuesday

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» Breathing with the camera with Heloisa Passos
» Quality Television Forum
» Series Pitching

Breathing with the camera with Heloisa Passos

Tuesday 24,
9:30hs. - 13:00hs.

Sala Zavala Muniz / Teatro Solís

Breathing with the camera with Heloisa Passos The director of photography and film director Heloisa Passos invites to reflect on photography construction in documentary films.

Heloisa Passos

Heloisa Passos (Brasil) es directora de fotografía, productora y realizadora. Como directora de fotografía ha realizado varios largometrajes, incluyendo “Viajo porque preciso, volto porque te amo”, “Cinco vezes Chico: o velho e sua gente”, “Mulher do pai”, “Como esquecer” o “Manda bala”; cosechando premios como fotógrafa en el Festival de Cinema do Rio (2009 y 2016), Festival de Cinema de Gramado (2002 y 2008), Sundance Film Festival (2007), Festival de Rainbow (2011), entre otros. Es miembro de la Academia de Artes y Ciencias Cinematográficas de Estados Unidos. “Construindo Pontes”, su primer largometraje como realizadora tuvo su estreno internacional en IDFA (2017).

Quality Television Forum

Tuesday 24,
9:30 - 13:00

Sala Delmira Agustini / Teatro Solís

Entrada libre

Fifteen years after the creation of the TAL Network, we opened a space for discussion and debate to reflect on the role of public television in the Latin American continent.

Activity with free admission.

More information about the Quality Television Forum.

Series Pitching

Tuesday 24,
14:30hs. - 18:00hs.

Sala Delmira Agustini / Teatro Solís

Seminario documental: Seminario documental

Pitch of the 10 Latin-American documentary series projects selected with TV channels, sales agents and regional producers.

More information about the Series Pitching.

Wednesday

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» Documentary Pitching
» The construction of sound with Daniel Yafalián

Documentary Pitching

Wednesday 25,
9:30hs. - 13:00hs.

Sala Zavala Muniz / Teatro Solís

Seminario documental: Seminario documental

The 12 Latin-American documentary projects selected will be pitched in front of international players and decision makers.

More information about the Documentary Pitching.

The construction of sound with Daniel Yafalián

Wednesday 25,
14:30hs. - 18:00hs.

Sala Zavala Muniz / Teatro Solís

Sound construction with Daniel Yafalian With a prolific work in more than thirty films – both documentary and feature-, which has been awarded in festivals as Cannes, Berlin, Rotterdam, San Sebastián, BAFICI or Guadalajara; Daniel Yafalián will analyse sequences of “Hiroshima” (Pablo Stoll), “El casamiento” (Aldo Garay), “La vida útil” (Federico Veiroj) or “Tanta agua” (Ana Guevara y Leticia Jorge).

Daniel Yafalian

Daniel Yafalian (Uruguay). Composer and sound designer. He works in different areas of the sound for audiovisual production, as well as composing music for films. As sound director he has worked in”25 Watts”, “Whisky”, “Gigante”, “La vida útil”, “Hiroshima”, “El casamiento”, “El hombre nuevo”, “El círculo”, “Tanta agua” or “Avant”, among others. His work has been recognized with several awards, such as Best Soundtrack Coral Award in La Habana Film Festival (“La vida útil”), Best Music Tatú Award (Jornada Internacional de Cinema de Bahia); and Best Sound Award from ACCU (Uruguayan Film Critics Association) for his work in “3”, “El apóstata” and “Hiroshima”. He published the albums “Naturaleza muerta” in 2012 and “Paraísos Artificales” in 2015.

 

Thursday

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» Peter Mettler master class

Peter Mettler master class

Thursday 26,
9:30 to 13:00hs. - 14:30 to 18:00hs.

Sala Zavala Muniz / Teatro Solís

The filmmaker, director of photography and artist Peter Mettler will give a master class about documentary filmmaking, sharing his experience and creations.

Peter Mettler

Peter Mettler (Suiza-Canadá) es un prolífico cineasta, fotógrafo y artistacuyo trabajo es conocido por sus conexiones entre lo experimental, lo narrativo, lo ensayístico y lo documental. Entre sus trabajos más destacados como director se encuentran los multipremiados filmes documentales “Picture of Light” (1994), “Gambling, Gods and LSD” (2002) y “The End of Time” (2012), Mettler también se ha desempeñado como fotógrafo en las películas de Atom Egoyan, Patricia Rozema, Bruce McDonald y Jennifer Baichwal, entre otras; y ha colaborado con múltiples artistas internacionales. Integró el colectivo de cineastas Toronto New Wave que surgió en la ciudad canadiense en los 80. Su última película “Becoming animal” co-realizada con Emma Davie fue estrenada este año en CPH:DOX.

Moderates

Juan Álvarez Neme

Juan Álvarez Neme (Uruguay). Montevideo, 1972. He is a director, photographer and editor. He graduated from the Film School of Uruguay (ECU) in 1999. He founded tarkiofilm in 2008. FILMOGRAPHY: “At the foot of the white tree” {documentary for tv, 2007, 64 min}, “The cultivation of the invisible flower”, {documentary, 2012, 84 min}, “Avant” {documentary, 2014, 94 min}.

Friday

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» From Stage to documentary cinema, by Lola Arias
» Documentary Dialogue

From Stage to documentary cinema, by Lola Arias

Friday 27,
10:00hs. - 13:00hs.

Torre Ejecutiva / Presidencia de la República

Seminario documental: Seminario documental

How are reality and fiction related and superimposed? What is the scope of the expression “documentary art”? How is a project transformed into a living and autonomous organism? Through videos and different materials, the director, author and performer Lola Arias offers a talk about her career in the field of documentary art over the last decade. Arias addresses different aspects of the genesis and development of his works, problematizing the relationship between aesthetics and politics, reality and fiction, work of art and social experiment.

Lola Arias

Lola Arias (Argentina) is a writer, theatre director, visual artist and performer. She collaborates with people from different backgrounds (war veterans,  former communists, Bulgarian children, etc.) in theatre, literature, music, film and art projects. Her productions play with the overlap zones between reality and fiction. She  staged, among others, My life after, Familienbande, The year I was born, Melancholy and demonstration, The art of making  money, The art of arriving, Minefield and Atlas of Communism. She does films and art installations. She also created several urban intervention projects with Stefan Kaegi. Together with Ulises Conti, she composes and plays music. She published poetry, fiction and plays. Her works have been shown at festivals including Lift Festival, Theater Spektakel; Under the radar NY; Wiener Festwochen; Spielart Festival; Sterischer Herbst; and in venues like Theatre de la Ville, Red Cat LA, Walker Art Centre, Parque de la memoria, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago.

 

Documentary Dialogue

Friday 27,
14:30hs. - 18:00hs.

Torre Ejecutiva / Presidencia de la República

Documentary Dialogue with Marta Andreu
 
THE SENSE OF BELONGING
We can film for different reasons: to question the visible, to communicate our ideas and express our feelings, to exorcise the past (from which we want to flee, or to which we want to return), to imagine a future or even other possible worlds. Each of these purposes implies different gestures: a strategy of approach, a process of work, and a final form, which will also be singled out by a specific way of looking, that of its author (and his accomplices). All the works are unique, yes. But today they also seem to be the manifestation of the same concern: the slight suspicion of no longer belonging or of not having achieved it yet.
 

Marta Andreu (*)

Marta Andreu (Spain) is the academic coordinator of DocMontevideo. She is the academic coordinator of the master’s in creation documentary course at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra. She teaches port-graduate documentary film courses at the Universidad Rovira y Virgili in Tarragona. In 2004-2005 she coordinated a Spanish documentary cinema retrospective for Cinéma du Réel. She analyses documentary scripts for the Centre de Desenvolupament Audiovisual. In 2004 she founded Estudi Playtime in order to devote her time to producing creation documentaries. She has a degree in audiovisual communication and a master’s in creation documentary from the Universitat Pompeu Fabra.
(*) Remote participation.

 
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