Events

Wednesday, 24 October 2018, 5:30pm - 7pm
Edinburgh College of Art in Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Aimara Reques speaking at FOCUS ON: Documentary

Aconite Productions CEO Aimara Reques will be speaking at FOCUS and SDI collaborated event - FOCUS ON: Documentary. She will be joined by industry professionals - Emma Simpson (Journeyman Pictures), David Harron (BBC Scotland) and Mandy Chang (BBC Storyville). The event will be hosted by Sonja Henrici (SDI)

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DISCOVER OPPORTUNITIES FOR DOCUMENTARY WITH OUR PANEL OF EXPERTS. 

FOCUS IS COLLABORATING WITH THE SCOTTISH DOCUMENTARY INSTITUTE (SDI) TO DELIVER AN INSIGHT INTO OPPORTUNITIES FOR LONG FORM DOCUMENTARY ACROSS FILM AND TELEVISION.

The distribution landscape for documentaries has transformed radically in the past five years due to SVoD platforms entering the commissioning landscape.

Screen Scotland recently announced their £4 million Film Development and Production Fund for producers, writers and directors based in Scotland, alongside refreshed funding guidance for feature film and documentary development and production, distribution and exhibition, and markets and festivals.

The event will include talks and a panel discussion with producers, commissioners and sales agents, and will be followed by networking drinks.

 

CONTENT

  • How to grow your idea for a documentary

  • Pitching your idea to commissioning editors

  • Different funding options

  • Advice on distribution, marketing and networking

  • The future of documentary-making: how to seize the opportunities digital technology has to offer

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Saturday, 27 October 2018 - Tuesday, 30 October 2018
DIOD in Jihlava, Czech Republic

Aimara Reques at the Emerging Producers Programme Panel

EMERGING PRODUCERS is an industry flagship project of the Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival and the only one of its kind designed for documentary film producers in Europe.

Every year 18 talented producers are selected (17 European and one representing a guest country), which then are provided with educational, networking and promotional support.

This year, Aconite CEO, Aimara Reques, will be participating in this event; she will be running a masterclass for the emerging producers.

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Sunday, 28 October 2018, 1:30pm - 3:30pm · £5.00 GBP
Picture House Social in Sheffield , United Kingdom

Brasilia: Life After Design Screening in Sheffield

As part of the Sheffield Modern Architecture Weekender, Brasilia: Life After Design, a Documentary will be screening in Picture House Social, alongside two other short documentaries: 'Elevation' and 'Sheffield Modern Stories'

Located 2,000 kilometres from the Amazon and 18 hours from Rio, the city of Brasília – the capital of Brazil – is a mythical place: a concrete utopia born out of the desert. In 1956 visionary architect Oscar Niemeyer and urbanist Lúcio Costa invented an urban plan and structures that would attempt to micromanage the daily activity of human life. The goal was to create the space that would birth “the new Brazilian citizen”. Now the stark beauty of the city acts as a backdrop to isolation, changing values, and the dynamic power and politics of today's Brazil. Brasília: Life After Design takes us to a city rarely seen by the international viewer: what is it like to live in someone else’s idea?

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Wednesday, 31 October 2018, 7:30pm - 9:30pm · €8.50 EUR
Cinestar Leipzig in Leipzig, Germany

AQUARELA German Permiere at DOK Leipzig

We are delighted to announce that AQUARELA will have its German Premiere at the DOK Leipzig Film Festival!

A film about water. Beauty, power and threat are mingled in Victor Kossakovsky’s latest work: the peace of the ice on Lake Baikal is treacherous. Under the surface it’s bubbling, melting – much earlier than usual. So a group of rescue workers is kept busy, pulling car after car from the frozen masses and recovering the drivers.

Icebergs are sinking in the sea here, storms drive torrents of rain aground in Florida, whole oceans are crashing down the Salto Ángel in Venezuela. 40 years after his debut as a filmmaker, 30 years after he graduated from the Higher Courses of Film Writers and Directors in Moscow and about seven years after his documentary “Vivan Las Antipodas!”, which measured the globe in geographical opposites, Victor Kossakovsky has produced another film that makes the landscapes of the world its protagonists. “Aquarela” shows bodies of water all over the world, in all their manifestations, in all their changing aggregate states caused by comparatively tiny differences in temperature. The camera maps on boats, dives under the surfaces, rises in the air to capture the expanse of space. Kossakovsky composes a visual symphony of primeval powers set to Heavy Metal music. The powerful images provoke awe, wonder flows from the screen like sea spray.

Fabian Tietke

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Thursday, 08 November 2018, 3:30pm - 4:59pm
Gartenbaukino in Vienna, Austria

AQUARELA AUSTRIAN PERMIERE AT VIENNALE

We are delighted to announce that AQUARELA will have its Austrian Premiere at the Viennale, Viena International Film Festival!

A film about water. Beauty, power and threat are mingled in Victor Kossakovsky’s latest work: the peace of the ice on Lake Baikal is treacherous. Under the surface it’s bubbling, melting – much earlier than usual. So a group of rescue workers is kept busy, pulling car after car from the frozen masses and recovering the drivers.

Icebergs are sinking in the sea here, storms drive torrents of rain aground in Florida, whole oceans are crashing down the Salto Ángel in Venezuela. 40 years after his debut as a filmmaker, 30 years after he graduated from the Higher Courses of Film Writers and Directors in Moscow and about seven years after his documentary “Vivan Las Antipodas!”, which measured the globe in geographical opposites, Victor Kossakovsky has produced another film that makes the landscapes of the world its protagonists. “Aquarela” shows bodies of water all over the world, in all their manifestations, in all their changing aggregate states caused by comparatively tiny differences in temperature. The camera maps on boats, dives under the surfaces, rises in the air to capture the expanse of space. Kossakovsky composes a visual symphony of primeval powers set to Heavy Metal music. The powerful images provoke awe, wonder flows from the screen like sea spray.

Fabian Tietke