EDN and Story Doc announce great line-up for New Platforms, New Politics

    New Platforms, New Politics is a new two-part development programme for documentary projects with a cause. The organisers, Story Doc and EDN, have just announced a great line-up of projects and tutors.

    New Platforms, New Politics is a development program for documentary professionals aiming at more than producing a documentary in itself. This development program will set focus on social and political impact as well as using documentary filmmaking as part of a bigger campaign and cause oriented strategy across different platforms.

    The following 11 projects have been selected for participation:
    Posters & Books Are Not Gonna Do It. Directors Ralf Christensen & Malene Nielsen. Producer Anna-Maria Kantarius, Upfront Films, Denmark
    Europa. Director. Director Matthieu Lietart. Not So Crazy Productions, Belgium
    The Great Book Robbery. Director Benny Brunner. Xela Films, The Netherlands
    Alexander at the Gates. Director Tell Johansson. Producer Maria Mako, Tellemontage, Sweden
    Second Generation. Director Nikos Trachanas. Producer Dafni Kalafati, Greece
    The Cretan Diet. Director Victoria Trzeciak. MIND productions, Greece
    Share the Drop. Directors Joshka Wessels and Saed Abu Hmud. Sapiens Productions, The Netherlands
    Second Planet. Directors Chris Reuter and Markus Schafer. Producer Patrick M. Müller, Docmine, Switzerland
    The Greek Children Of The GDR. Director Thanasis Karanikolas. Producer Pari Garvanos, Polarlicht Filmproduktion, Greece
    Paradise Lost. Directors Gerasimos Rigas & Vladimir Levidis. Time Lapse, Greece
    Laughter Nearly Died. Producer Barbara Orton, True TV and Film Ltd, UK

    The development of the participating projects will be done working in groups under the guidance of experienced tutors. The projects' potential will be unfolded, film and production approaches will be developed, ideas turned upside down and strategies for the further work will be completed. Tutors for this development work will be:
    Philippe van Meerbeck, Project Manager, DIVA, VRT, Belgium
    Arik Bernstein, Producer of Gaza/Sderot, Alma Films, Israel
    Nick Ware, Managing Director, joiningthedocs.tv, UK

    Present from EDN will be:
    Line Sandsmark, EDN Director
    Ove Rishøj Jensen, EDN Film Consultant

    New Platforms, New Politics is an initiative organised by the Greek documentary association Story Doc in collaboration with EDN - European Documentary Network.
    Read more about the workshop here - http://edn.dk/art.lasso?-token.skip=&na=200404&ndd=1335
    Read more about Story Doc here -http://www.storydoc.gr/

    The workshop is supported by the Greek Film Centre and the EU MEDIA program.

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    Last modified on 02-06-2009