On its second consecutive year, Doc at Work, our laboratory of ideas reserved for professionals, is focused on the work done by Italian film schools, in the belief that their activity plays a strategic role as regards not only training, but also the entire audio-visual sector.
We believe film schools are like outposts that offer a vantage point on the work done by young talents as well as training grounds in which the new generations of cineastes are allowed to experiment. Doc at Work – Campus wishes to establish a dialogue with and support the activity of the most representative Italian schools. Therefore, we selected some of the films made in 2018 by students of the Scuola Holden in Turin, the Civica scuola di cinema Luchino Visconti in Milan, the Centro FilmaP – Atelier di Cinema del Reale in Naples and Zelig – School for Documentary, Television and New Media in Bolzen.
Moreover, the 59th edition of Festival dei popoli will have as Special Guest the FAMU Film and TV School of the Prague Academy of Performing Arts of Prague (CZ), that will present a selection of works made by their students.
The programme, composed of 16 titles (including shorts, medium, feature length and animation films), mostly unpublished, will be presented in the program of the 59th Festival dei Popoli on November 5-7. All the directors will be present at the festival where, in addition to presenting their works to the audience, they will attend masterclasses, workshops and other training events especially addressed to them.
A selection of films in production or rough-cut - selected through a call - will be presented to an audience of international experts (distributors, commissioning editors and film buyers) with the purpose of co-financing and sales. A workshop - chaired by qualified tutors - will be addressed to the directors and producers of the selected projects to maximize the success of their presentations to the audience of experts.
The videolibrary festival allows all accredited professionals in convenient locations to view individual titles of the Official Selection.
DOC AT WORK offers seminars and workshops, held by internationally renowned professionals, aimed at those to those interested in deepening knowledge of technical and formal aspects of filmmaking.