Suitable for all Bachelor & Master students with a general interest in socially relevant topics and basic knowledge in video or photography. More experienced filmmakers will be able to work on a more elaborate film piece. Students with reservations about technical equipment are highly encouraged to join the class.
(re)Thinking Privilege through Filmmaking
A documentary film is a strong tool to creatively pinpoint inconsistencies within the society and reflect these back into the social discourse. So, let’s start with some research within our heterogenic Spring School class! Do we enjoy privileges towards other members of the group? Within the society of our country of residence? Within Europe? In the world?
We want to discuss the topic of privileges, become aware of what it means and why it is an issue worth reflecting on. Within the online classes, participants in mixed groups will be guided to develop a concept for a micro-documentary film to be realized within the in-class part of the courses. Basic skills in documentary storytelling, camera work and lighting will be taught both online and in situ. Suitable for all Bachelor & Master students with a general interest in socially relevant topics and basic knowledge in video or photography. More experienced filmmakers will be able to work on a more elaborate film piece. Students with reservations about technical equipment are highly encouraged to join the class!
This course includes a 5-day attendance phase in Weimar from March 10 to March 18, 2022.
Filmmaker, cinematographer and lecturer. She has studied at the German Film and Television Academy Berlin, Bauhaus-Universität Weimar and Art Academy Toulouse, France. During and after her studies she worked as a video journalist and on intercultural film projects, e.g., in Senegal/West Africa. Since then, teaching and international cooperation became an addition to her art portfolio.
Currently, Nicola Hens is a lecturer for media and filmmaking in the International Master Program Art & Design at Bauhaus-Universität and since 2015 with further teaching assignments at the University of Television and Film Munich and the University of applied science Fulda. Films she realized as cinematographer or director have been shown and awarded worldwide, including film festivals like DOK Leipzig, Jerusalem Film Festival, DOK NYC. Her feature film debut, the partially animated documentary “Chichinette - The Accidental Spy” is shortlisted for the German Film Award 2021.
Further information at: www.nicolahens.de
Your application should be submitted until October 31, 2022.
Required application documents:
- Letter of Nomination (applicants from the partner universties)
- Letter of motivation