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OXDOX International Documentary Film Festival Offers Training for Film Makers

1 September 2004

OXDOX INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL
22 - 29 OCTOBER 2004
EUROPEAN DOCUMENTARY NETWORK AND DFG AT OXDOX:
Course runs on 23rd and 24th October 2004

The first European Documentary Network course at Oxdox for directors with work in progress. The course is open to 24 film makers and the workshops will be led by 4 internationally acclaimed directors: Kim Longinotto, Jon Bang Carlsen, and Franny Armstrong

It will provide a unique opportunity for film makers to develop work which they are making, to get feedback and be stimulated by different perspectives. The groups will be small (6 maximum) and will enable detailed feedback for material which film makers are encouraged to bring. This material could be in the form of tapes, written material, photos. The course is specifically designed for work which is already in progress, to help the director create the best film they can.
It is vital in the U.K., if we are to work in Europe or take advantage of the increasing popularity of feature documentaries in the cinema, that we need to be as creatively clear and strong as possible. There are practically no arenas to develop or discuss work once film makers have left college and we at times need to be reminded that we are film makers - not just producers of certain types of TV documentaries which can be frustratingly prescriptive and limited in scope.
The course is designed to help directors reclaim their voices, to become authors of their own work again.
Cost of course:
£320 + VAT but reduced to £295+ VAT for early bookings received up to
September 16.
The cost includes a 3 course lunch both days served in the beautiful surroundings of the university where participants will have the opportunity to continue discussions with the tutors and fellow directors. Full refreshments are also provided throughout the course.
Also included is a guest pass for the opening reception of the Oxdox Festival on the evening of Saturday 22nd October.

All students from the course will receive a 50% discount on ALL screenings at the
Oxdox Festival which runs from October 22 to 29.

Accommodation in an Oxford College can be arranged.

For further information contact: Laura from DFG
email:training@dfglondon.com or call 020 7428 0882