During the IDFAcademy Summer School, held July 2-7 in Amsterdam, up-and-coming international filmmaking talents from all over the world worked on their scripts or rough cuts under the guidance of esteemed film professionals.
This year's IDFAcademy Summer School hosted 31 up-and-coming talents from all over the world: from Venezuela to Egypt, from Tunisia to Sweden and from India to Palestine. They met with each other and their tutors for six days of hard work, tough meetings, screenings, masterclasses and some well-earned leisure time.
This year we once again had an amazing selection of tutors, including director Pawel Lozinski, editor Niels Pagh Andersen and producer Gema Juárez Allen.
In one of the Masterclasses, Pawel Lozinski inspired our participants by showing clips from his work and explaining his personal style of directing. He talked about capturing the psychological relationships between the people he filmed. Also, he talked in depth about his own personal life experiences and how these have contributed to his films.
Another highlight was Niels Pagh Andersen’s Masterclass on the editing process. In this session, he talked about the role he plays as an editor in the process of creating a film, and about his successful but difficult experiences of working with directors. This ended in an inspiring discussion between the participants, the other tutors and Andersen.
We are incredibly happy to see that our participants made giant leaps in their creative processes. We look forward to seeing the final results and wish them all the best in making their projects into amazing finished documentaries.