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Friday, October 9 • 10:30 - 11:30
Masterclass: Documentary Film Making FULL

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For 14 years, Oscar and Emmy nominated filmmaker Hanna Polak has been tracking homeless children in Moscow.

The result is the award-winning “Something Better to Come,” a documentary that shows us life on Europe´s largest garbage dump. An illegal place to visit, run by the mafia, where you could get killed by wild dogs or run over by heavy machinery, but where hope nonetheless lingers.

Through her experiences with this highly unusual project, Hanna will talk about the process of developing a story and developing the hypothesis to prove it. She also address how to finance a long-term project and deal with situations when people formally don`t exist.

She will also discuss the dilemma between helping people or staying neutral and continuing to film, and how a long-term project can affect one's personal life.

This is a Masterclass with a maximum capacity of 40-45 participants.


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Helene Skjeggestad

Journalist, Aftenposten
Helene Skjeggestad is a staff reporter of Norway's number one quality newspaper, Aftenpoosten. She has for several years been one of Aftenposten.no's front page chiefs, she reported from the war in Ukraine and is a regular reporter and commentator at Aftenposten TV.

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Hanna Polak

Filmmaker, Hanna Polak Films
Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Hanna Polak graduated with the Master Degree from the Cinematography division of the Cinematography Institute of the Russian Federation (VGIK), in Moscow.In 2003, she was awarded Best Producer of Documentary Movies at the International Film Festival... Read More →

Friday October 9, 2015 10:30 - 11:30 CEST
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