Filmmaking LAB

The Filmmaking Laboratory is a two-day program of activities aimed at filmmakers, which seeks to reflect on the creative process and the link between narrative, essay, documentary and experimental dictated by Peter Mettler.

Costs: Early access registrations have a cost of USD180- and offer access to all seminars and exhibitions of the Documentary Week. In Uruguay, for the members of ASOPROD, CADU, EOU, GREMIO CINE, UTU, UDELAR, ECU, UM, the accreditation has a cost of USD130-. If you are already enrolled in the Documentary Seminar or have an accreditation with access to the Seminar, registration for the FILMMAKING LAB has a cost of USD 30-. If you only want to participate in these two days at DocMontevideo you can request an exclusive pass for the Filmmaking LAB for July 26 and 27 for USD 100-.

Request your registration here

If you are enrolled in the Documentary Seminar, Photography LAB, Sound LAB, Meetings, Documentary Pitching, Series Pitching or Rough Cut Lab, request your registration by email to:

Quota: A maximum of 18 filmmakers can participate.

Peter Mettler

Peter Mettler (Switzerland-Canada) is known for a diversity of work in image and sound mediums – foremost for his multi-awarded films such as “Picture of Light” (1994), “Gambling, Gods and LSD” (2002) and “The End of Time” (2012). but also as a photographer and groundbreaking live audio/visual mixing performer. His work bridges the gap between experimental, narrative, personal essay, and documentary. He has collaborated with an extensive range of international artists and has been honored with awards and retrospectives worldwide. As cinematographer, he has worked with directors such as Atom Egoyan, Patricia Rozema, Bruce McDonald and Jennifer Baichwal, among others; and he has collaborated with several international artists. He was part of the Toronto New Wave filmmakers collective in the 1980s. His last film “Becoming Animal” co-directed with Emma Davie, was launched this year at CPH:DOX.



Hours: 09:30 to 13:00 and 14:30 to 18:00 | Venue: Zavala Muniz Room, Solís Theater (this activity is part of the program of the Documentary Seminar).

The filmmaker, photographer and artist Peter Mettler will share with the audience his reflection on his work and the different challenges of his life as an artist. Mettler’s work is notable for exploring the connections between narrative, essay, documentary and experimental.


Hours: 10:00 to 13:00 and 14:30 to 18:00 | Venue: Room 1, Cultural Center of Spain

A unique opportunity to reflect on creative processes, in an intimate and personalized space, together with one of the greatest exponents of contemporary auteur cinema.

This second instance will be held in English.

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