In Minsk, the Dragon Forum 'Polish Documentary Film Academy' series will take place as part of the International 'Listapad' Film Festival: one of the most important Minsk documentary film events. It offers young film-makers the chance to develop their own documentary film projects through work with accomplished Polish and international directors...
Dragon Forum 'Polish Documentary Film Academy' is a documentary film series taking place in Minsk during the Polish presidency of the European Union. It offers young film-makers the chance to develop their own documentary film projects through work with accomplished Polish and international directors
In addition, the Dragon Forum film training series also comprises seminars about the international film market and will host both film-maker and film institute representatives to discuss the topic of documentary film and its function in contemporary society. Film showings and meetings with film-makers take place during the evenings. These meetings are open to the public.
From 2005, Dragon Forum has led international activities in the fields of documentary film training and marketing. The organisation's annual workshops (which result in proposals put forward during the Krakow Film Festival) are a known brand on the international film market. Dragon Forum has contacts with filmmakers in the Ukraine, Belarus and Russia, which has already led to various film co-productions ('Mam umerla w subotu na kuchne' / 'I Am Monument To Myself', 'Cranberry Island', 'Robinsons of Mantsinsaari').
In Minsk, the Dragon Forum 'Polish Documentary Film Academy' series takes place as part of the International 'Listapad' Film Festival: one of the most important Minsk documentary film events.
"Beats of Freedom", which takes audiences through a history of rock and roll in those tumultuous times - is also screened at the festival as part of the Dragon Forum workshop series for young documentary filmmakers. The film, directed by Leszek Gnoiński and Wojtek Słota, is shown along with Maria Zmarz-Koczanowicz's "I Love Poland" and Carolina Belyavskaya's "Get Warsaw" on the 8th of November.
Dragon Forum's director is producer Dorota Roszkowska. She is also the president of the International Association of Future Media. As a previous editor of Polish Television's Channel 2, she collaborated with the European channel ARTE, which led to the airing of many documentary films, international debates and meetings on Polish TV. She is a member of the European Film Academy, the European Documentary Network, the Polish Film Association, the National Audiovisual Producers Network, and a founding member of the New Horizons Association. She also works as a film expert for the European Commission. She has led the firm 'Arkana Studio' since 2003. Her most recent success as a film producer came with the motion picture 'The Mill and the Cross' directed by Lech Majewski and starring Charlotte Rampling and Michael York.
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Date: 8-12th of November, 2011
Venue: Międzynarodowy Festiwal Listapad, Minsk
Organised by: Dragon Forum, Arkana Studio, Międzynarodowe Stowarzyszenie Przyszłość Mediów, Festiwal Listapad, the Polish Institute in Minsk
Project cofinanced by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland.
Source: Adam Mickiewicz Institute