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Astra Film Festival

Astra Film Festival 2012

MASTERCLASS: PROFESSION DOCUMENTARIST - PETR LOM

Tuesday 16th of OCTOBER 2012

PROFESSION DOCUMENTARIST – PETR LOM - in english

Free access

Programme:

2.00 pm - 4.00 pm   Back to the square, Petr Lom, Q&A extensive, John Marshall hall
4.00 pm - 6.00 pm   Masterclass Petr Lom,  Studio hall

Themes:

   1. Human rights in film making - ethical and practical challenges: particularly when trying to work in closed societies.
   2. Independence and documentary filmmaking - how to learn to work as a one man team if you need to? 
   3. Story telling - how to think about constructing compelling story arcs? 
   4. How to make a living: practical advice for festival/television/new media distribution, especially for new filmmakers. How do you get started?

Petr Lom -  a renown international film director  who created many films on human rights in the past few years (“On the tightrope”, “Bride Kidnapping in Kyrgyzstan”, “Letters to the President”, “Back to the Square”) Yet, all of them showed also deep understanding of the very place, its cultural, social and political structure. Lom’s films are very entertaining thanks to their perfect structure and captivating characters. Entirely self-taught, he directs, shoots and edits his own films. He is a former academic with a Ph.D. in political philosophy from Harvard University. To anyone contemplating a career change, he says: “do it as soon as possible”.