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Docs Talk

Docs talk

10th Lemesos International Documentary Film Festival

 Schedule Docs Talk 2015


2, 5, 7 & 8 AUGUST 2015


Docs Talk is a parallel event that is organized within the framework of the “Lemesos International Documentary Festival” (1-8 August 2015), and is addressed to professional directors / producers and to anyone who is interested in learning more about the various aspects of documentary production.

DocsTalk is open for all and it will take place at Evagoras Lanitis Center (Queen Eleanor Suite), behind the medieval castle in Lemesos.

DocsTalk is supported by the MEDIA Programme of the European Union and is organized in collaboration with the Directors Guild of Cyprus.

English will be the working language of the various talks


 Docs Talk 2015 - Schedule


Κυριακή / Sunday 02.08.2015  11:00 – 13:00

Masterclass: Sound Design in Documentaries

Peter Albrechtsen, sound designer and music supervisor based in Copenhagen, Denmark, will talk about the art and science of sound design in documentary. What are the essential things for a great sounding documentary? How do you build an environment that realistically, emotionally and even subconsciously interacts with documentary visuals? How far can a sound designer go in altering a soundscape? These and others will be some of the questions that Peter will try to answer during this 2 hour presentation. By using examples from the numerous award winning documentaries on which he worked, he will explore the multifaceted role of sound design in the documentary medium.


Τετάρτη / Wednesday 05.08.2015 10:00 – 13:00

Event: "Three D"

"Three D" aims to further promote the technique of 3D Printing to the Cyprus public. It is officially part of the "Fab 11 Conference and Symposium, Boston" (Distributed Events) and is hosted by the ''Lemesos International Documentary Festival''. It includes a special screening of the documentary Print the Legend (11:00) as well as the in situ operation of 3D printers (from 10:00), which will be making shot glasses to go with the festival mood!
"Three D" is open for all. Both the screening of the film as well as the exhibition of 3D Printers in operation will take place at the Evagoras Lanitis Center on Wednesday 5th August. If you are a 3d printing enthusiast and you are interested in participating with your own printer, please contact us on 99491246.

HUB Design and Engineering Platform (

Department of Fine and Applied Arts
School of Fine and Applied Arts
Cyprus University of Technology (

[ARC] Department of Architecture
University of Nicosia (


Παρασκευή / Friday 07.08.2015

11:00 – 13:00

Presentation: In Love with Music

Music and films have a long lasting love affair. In this session film curator and transmedia artist Cathy de Haan will provide an overview of various film formats which feature music as their topic and introduce you to their background. An encounter with documentaries, fiction films and hybrid forms which oscillate between the genres. We will discuss content, structure and reception of these examples and let us get inspired for our own projects.

In cooperation with Piranha Arts/WOMEX.

15:00 – 16:00

Παρουσιάση από το Σημείο Επαφής για το πρόγραμμα Δημιουργική Ευρώπη για τις δυνατότητες χρηματοδότησης οργανισμών του πολιτιστικού και οπτικοακουστικού τομέα.
Presentation from the National Contact Point of the Creative Europe Programme for the various possibilities for support within the cultural, creative and audiovisual sectors.

16:00 – 18:00

EDN Session – Tools and Possibilities in Navigating the International Documentary Market

EDN - the European Documentary Network is an international membership organisation for documentary professionals, which provides information about possibilities for funding, financing, development, co-production, distribution and collaboration across borders. This is done via individual consultancy to members on documentary projects, activities like workshops, seminars and conferences as well as through the two indispensable resource publications: The EDN Financing Guide & The EDN Co-production Guide.

In this session EDN Network and Partnerships Manager Cecilie Bolvinkel will provide an overview of the work and services provided by EDN including useful examples and cases from workshops, pitching sessions, and the two EDN Guides.


Σάββατο / Saturday 08.08.2015

11:00 – 13:00

Presentation: Latest Trends in Interactive Documentary and Virtual Reality Storytelling

The internet is nothing new. The world wide web is over 25 years old and filmmakers, journalists and digital artists have been successfully creating web documentaries, transmedia projects and other new forms of non-fiction storytelling for over a decade. But, as the web is maturing (and losing its innocence), new breakthroughs in virtual reality, science and technology are rapidly redefining the art of digital documentary and interactive non-fiction storytelling.

Caspar Sonnen is Head of New Media at the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) and founder of the festival's IDFA DocLab, a pioneering platform for digital and interactive non-fiction, multimedia journalism and virtual reality. During his session at the festival, he will present an overview of the latest trends in digital storytelling and showcase some of his favorite new and upcoming projects. Bring your internet-connected device and let's play with reality.

 16:00 – 18:00

Kim Longinotto Masterclass

One of the foremost documentary filmmakers working today, Kim Longinotto is renowned internationally for creating extraordinary human portraits and tackling controversial topics with sensitivity and compassion.
She has won numerous awards for her work, including a Peabody Award and the Cannes Film Festival’s prestigious Prix Art et Essai for Sisters in Law, a Special Jury Prize at the International Documentary Film Festival, Amsterdam (IDFA) for Hold Me Tight, Let Me Go, a BAFTA Award for Divorce Iranian Style, World Cinema Grand Jury Prize in Documentary at the Sundance Film Festival for Rough Aunties. For her latest documentary Dreamcatcher, which will be screened at the Festival, she has won the Directing Award – World Cinema Documentary at this year’s Sundance Film Festival.
In this Masterclass, Kim Longinotto will present her work, show visual material of selected film titles and discuss it with the audience.

''In this session I'll bring clips from a variety of films. Hopefully the audience will get involved and I'll be able to show clips that respond to their questions or comments. I have excerpts from films set in the UK, Iran, Cameroon, Kenya, South Africa, USA, Japan, Egypt and India (Uttar Pradesh and Tamil Nadu.) I hope we'll have an interesting time." – Kim Longinotto