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Workshop Leaders Sarnt Utamachote, Popo Fan, Kit Hung, Robert Moussa, Sailesh Naidu, Zara Zandieh, Lamin Leroy Gibba, Ygor Gama and Wing-Ho Kloud Wan

BASIC FILMMAKING WORKSHOP FOR QUEER BIPOC

Application deadline: 15th June 2021 23:00 CET
Participants announcement: end of June 2021

This workshop aims to facilitate both technical and intellectual conversations around decolonial queer filmmaking. It aims to provide basic tools for each participant to realize at least two small projects during the one-month intensive workshop. From the history of postcolonial queer cinema, decolonial aesthetics, basic storytelling to pitching, basic camera and documentary techniques to montage, the participants’ project conceptualization and production will be accompanied by the main mentor (Kit Hung). Throughout the process, participants will be inspired, provoked, and urged to reflect through sessions hosted by invited guests.

How to apply?

For more information and details of the workshops and how to apply, click the links below: 

Imagining Queer Bandung Filmmaking Workshop

If you have any queries or problems with using the forms, please email: hudaragil-at-gmail.com

Funded by Fonds Soziokultur and The European Solidarity Corps in cooperation with  ‘Queer’ Asia in Germany.

More Event times:

  • 17.07.2021 (10:00) - 17.07.2021 (18:00)
  • 18.07.2021 (10:00) - 18.07.2021 (18:00)
  • 24.07.2021 (10:00) - 24.07.2021 (18:00)
  • 25.07.2021 (10:00) - 25.07.2021 (18:00)
  • 31.07.2021 (10:00) - 31.07.2021 (18:00)
  • 01.08.2021 (10:00) - 01.08.2021 (18:00)
  • 07.08.2021 (10:00) - 07.08.2021 (18:00)
  • 08.08.2021 (10:00) - 08.08.2021 (18:00)

Sarnt Utamachote is a filmmaker, photographer and curator. He is a co-founder of un.thai.tled, a collective of Thai-diasporic creatives in Germany, through which he curated un.thai.tled Film Festival Berlin as well as Beyond the kitchen: Stories of Thai Park. His video installation I Am Not Your Mother (2020) was officially exhibited at the International Film Festival Rotterdam.

Popo Fan, born 1985, is a Berlin-based Chinese diaspora filmmaker, curator and writer. His films include queer activism documentaries and scripted, sex-positive shorts. For more than a decade, he has organized the Beijing Queer Film Festival and founded the Queer University Video Training Camp in China. In 2019 he curated film series “More Than A Midnight Rainbow” about Chinese-made and Chinese-speaking queer films at bi’bak.

Kit Hung graduated with an M.F.A. from the Department of Film, Video and New Media, School of the Art Institute of Chicago. His films have won numerous international awards, and was screened at over 120 international film festivals. His debut feature "Soundless Wind Chime" (2009, Hong Kong/Switzerland/China) was nominated for the Teddy Award at the Berlin International Film Festival and won him Best Director and Best New Director in Spain, Italy and Canada. He was teaching at the Academy of Film, Hong Kong Baptist University, he is currently a post-graduate student at the Goldsmiths College, University of London, UK. His main research interest are Cinema Affects and Queer Asian Cinema.

Robert Moussa is the coordinator of Soura Film Festival which is a queer film festival focused on the Middle East and North Africa region. Soura—which means ‘image’ in Arabic, is about sharing a vision of life that is joyful, poignant, defiant and unique. The festival is based in Berlin, which has been called, perhaps somewhat ironically, the new cultural centre of the Arab world. Soura Film Festival aims to step across borders and set aside political conflicts, to weave together those threads that connect queer experience throughout the vibrant and complex MENA region. 

Sailesh Naidu is an artist and development consultant based in Berlin, Germany. For over ten years he has worked with marginalized populations around the world to help people tell their stories, surface solutions, and co-create projects that put their clients at the center. At the heart of any social problem are individual stories and within those stories solutions can be uncovered. Sailesh specializes in developing programs for and working with youth and gender/sexual minorities. His unique style of deep listening and practical engagement can help your organization understand how to work with target populations better and with more empathy.

Zara Zandieh (they/she) is a filmmaker born and based in Berlin. Zara’s works have been nominated for awards at various film festivals including the BFI FLARE Film Festival, Queer Lisboa, and Dok Leipzig. Zara’s most current project, Octavia’s Visions premiered at Oberhausen Film Festival 2021. Zara was selected for the 2021 edition of Berlinale Talents.

Lamin Leroy Gibba, born in 1994, grew up in Hamburg St.Pauli and studied acting and film at the New School University in New York. During his studies he already acted at various theatres (Classical Theater of Harlem, Lincoln Center, Performance Space New York) and realised his own short films. These include "Fever Source", which was selected for the Art of Brooklyn Film Festival, and the medium-length film "Cloud Zero". Lamin lives in Berlin, where he writes scripts for film and series projects and works as an actor. During the 2020/2021 season, he will be a guest performer at Theater Oberhausen.

Ygor Gama is a Director & Media Artist based in Berlin. After award-winning short films like LEAVING in 2012, he co-directed #YA, a mix of film and urban intervention about civil disobedience actions around the world, which was nominated to the Crystal Bear in the Berlinale Film Festival, and honored by international film prizes, as well as in Deutsche Welle and Canal ARTE. He discovered XR technologies as IDFA DocLab alumni, mentored by Casper Sonnen. He is the video-artist for Maqamat Dance Theatre and Omar Rajeh in Beirut, a leading voice of contemporary dance in the Arab World. He is member of the Selection Committee for the Generation Program in the Berlinale Int. Film Festival.

Wing-Ho Kloud Wan was born in Hong Kong. He graduated from the School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong in 2008. With his strong background in knowledge of New Media Art and Film Production, he is now a filmmaker in the Art Department. Lately, he has worked in the positions as a Set Decorator and an Art Director. He also works with freelance artists for various fields, like props, set and video design for theatre, consultant for media productions. Moreover, he finds great pleasure in being a guest lecturer in an academic field.