My Berlin Film: Hello Berlin

Deutsche Film und Fernsehakademie Berlin

Deutsche Film und Fernsehakademie Berlin

with Max Preiss at (dffb)

Berlin baby



Berlin baby ~ Three CALARTS filmmakers will travel to Berlin and attend workshops led by Kamal Aljafari, Head of Directing at dffb, and I get to be one of them!!!!!!!

The German Film and Television Academy Berlin is one of the leading film schools in Europe. So from February 1st thru March 28, 2013, I get to be at the most amazing school participating in a workshop tailor made for my Wheat Field thesis film. This is pure HAPPINESS HAPPENING HERE.

Workshop dates are Feb 18 – March 15.

“From the Interior”

This class will explore filmmaking as an exploration of our consciousness, our emotions and state of mind. In situating these emotions we begin and indeed cannot help but talk about the known yet unsaid of our surroundings. This is walking a line between art as communication, and as mere utterance: how we understand the world around us, and the process by which we constitute our individuality. Film is also an enactment of,and claim, to individuality. This enactment has a tense relationship to place. Places seduce, discipline, imprison, and reject. As a film therefore takes place – in the sense of happening – it is also taking place – in the sense of claiming it; be it only for a singular life, or thought. “From the Interior” is also the title of three miniatures videos Mr. Aljafari is making and which will be used as a point of departure to create a new work made together with the students produced during the 4 weeks seminar.