Renowned director of photography Ed Lachman will be among the eight tutors for the IDFAcademy Summer School 2017. We feel very lucky that the leading cinematographer will join us to give guidance to a select group of up-and-coming international filmmaking talents.
Lachman (Morristown, 1948) is one of the most lauded cinematographers working today. He has worked in both documentary and fiction, collaborating with such directors as Werner Herzog, Todd Haynes, Wim Wenders, Ulrich Seidl and Jean-Luc Godard. His work with Haynes has garnered two Oscar nominations, most recently for his work on Carol (2015). Lachman was the recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Society of Cinematographers earlier this year.
Lachman will be one of eight tutors at the IDFAcademy Summer School, alongside such other industry luminaries as director Kim Longinotto, sales agent Gitte Hansen, director/producer Tone Grøttjord-Glenne and director Walter Stokman. Once again, our "dream team" of editing professionals are returning to the tutor team: Ollie Huddleston, Jesper Osmund and Menno Boerema will share their craftmanship and insight with the participants. More information about all tutors can be found below.
The IDFAcademy Summer School will take place July 3-8 in Amsterdam. During the program, the creators of 16 documentary projects, all first or second creative feature documentaries, will develop their story ideas or rough cut edits.
Since 1983 Menno Boerema has been working on numerous fiction and documentary films. Directors he worked with include Johan van der Keuken, Heddy Honigman, and Hugo Claus. In the past ten years he has started to work abroad, working on films by local directors in Peru, Finland, India, South Africa, China and the US. In 1998 he won a 'Gouden Kalf' for his work between 1993 and 1998, and in 2006 he won the Gouden Kalf for his editing of Jungle Rudy, the Chronicle of a Family. He has directed several video adaptions of plays and has collaborated on several screenplays. He occasionally lectures at the University of Amsterdam. From 2000 on he has given workshops at the Dutch Film Academy and since 2006 he holds a lecturing position there. He has also given workshops on editing in different countries among which South Africa, Finland and India. The last two years he has been an editing mentor at the Berlin Talent Campus for the rough cut editing program.
Tone Grøttjord-Glenne works as a documentary director and producer. She founded Sant & Usant aiming to create a Norwegian production company focusing on creative documentaries for an international audience. Over the years Sant & Usant has established itself as a strong voice in the European documentary landscape, producing films for established filmmakers as well as for strong new voices. With her partner Anita Rehoff Larsen she has produced award-winning films such as 69 Minutes of 86 Days, Varicella, Dancing for You, I Am Kuba, Maiko - Dancing Child, and Bravehearts. Grøttjord-Glenne holds a degree in documentary directing from the National Film and Television School in England. She is regularly invited as a jury member for film festivals and teaches at different film schools.
Gitte Hansen is Deputy Director for First Hand Films. She works with project development, executive producing, financing & packaging, marketing strategy, sales & acquisition of non-fiction films and series on a daily basis. Recent titles she executive produced for FHF include Presenting Princess Shaw, Ambulance, Sound of Torture, Fonko and Death – A Series about Life. Hansen is in charge of acquisitions at First Hand Films. Previously she has worked with international distribution of feature films, in-house factual production at DR-TV, Denmark, and was Head of Information and Promotion at Filmkontakt Nord in Copenhagen. She serves as consultant, lecturer and moderator at events such as Nordic Forum, DOK.incubator, EDN pitchings & workshops around Europe, Pitching du Réel, IDFA, Ex Oriente and Greenhouse. Hansen has served on several juries at international film festivals and holds a master in Film and Rhetoric from the University of Copenhagen.
Ollie Huddleston is an award-winning film editor with over 20 years of experience working in TV and cinema documentaries and dramas. His unique observational style has led to collaborations with some of documentary's leading lights including Kim Longinotto, Sean McAllister, Angus Macqueen, Leo Regan and Adam Curtis. The films have won prizes all over the world including at Cannes and Sundance film festivals. He has twice been nominated for a Bafta and won two Royal Television Society editing awards.
Ed Lachman is one of the most lauded cinematographers working today. He has worked in both documentary and fiction, collaborating with such directors as Werner Herzog, Todd Haynes, Wim Wenders, Ulrich Seidl and Jean-Luc Godard. His work with Haynes has garnered two Oscar nominations, most recently for his work on Carol (2015). Lachman was the recipient of the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award of the American Society of Cinematographers. Aside from shooting for others and directing his own films, he has also exhibited photography, videos, and art installations throughout the world.
British documentarian Kim Longinotto uses her work to stand up for female victims of suppression and discrimination. Her style is discreet and direct, with minimal crew and no commentary – no interviews, no voice-over. In this manner, all the attention goes to her heroes, like the taboo-busting Iranian women who file for divorce in the BAFTA winner Divorce Iranian Style. In 2005, Longinotto gave a master class at IDFA and won the Audience Award with Sisters in Law, about family court in Cameroon. Two years later, her film Hold Me Tight, Let Me Go, the story of a school for troubled youth, won the IDFA Special Jury Award.
Find out more about Longinotto in our Featured Filmmakers section.
Jesper Osmund started his career editing several feature and short films before he shifted his focus entirely to documentaries. Today he has edited more than 100 documentaries. Many of them have been selected by festivals like IDFA, Sundance, Berlinale, and HotDocs and have received numerous awards including an Emmy Award. He also works as narrative consultant/story editor, and is a regular tutor at rough cut and pitching workshops for fx., IDFAcademy, and EDN. The last few years the following titles he worked on have premiered at IDFA: Prison Sisters, A Bastard Child, Becoming Zlatan, Those Who Said No, No Burqas Behind Bars, and When The Boys Return.
Walter Stokman (1966) studied film at the Art Academy in Breda, the Netherlands. Since 1993 he has made several documentary films, including Let Me Have it All about funk musician Sly Stone. Since 1997 he has also worked as a freelance director for Dutch public broadcaster VPRO. His films have been recognized all over the world, including a Dutch 'Gouden Kalf' for Ash World Wide Suicide (2002) and a selection in the prestigious Biennale di Venezia for Scena del crimine (2011). Stokman continues to develop and create documentaries and series for Dutch TV.