Memory, faces and spaces: a creative documentary filmmaking experience

Memory, Faces and Spaces: A Creative Documentary Filmmaking Experience

This unique workshop will give students the chance to do a full immersion in experimental documentary filmmaking.

Preproduction, production, and postproduction stages will be given in a crash course. Students either in groups or individuals are expected to choose a subject or a place that they can experimentally portray in a short video. Voiceovers can be used as well as interviews and ambient sounds. The project is about the relationship between memory and faces or spaces. Students will develop their creative storytelling skills through an experimental perspective. 

This is a hands-on production course that will allow students to work with experimental documentary storytelling. At the end of the course, students will complete a short experimental documentary film that they will have fully produced. The short videos will be screened publicly at the end of the course in a student show. The projects can be added to the students' portfolios. Selected projects can be included in international film festivals.

Bachelors and Master's students with a basic knowledge of filmmaking and editing.

Ayşegül Selenga Taşkent                                                                                                                                                                                       

- Filmmaker and Lecturer
- Part time instructor, Marmara University Fine Arts Faculty Department of Film Istanbul Turkey
- Co-founder and Co-owner Notus Film production company, Istanbul 
- MFA: Media Arts Production, State University of New York at Buffalo, New York USA, 2007
- MA: Media Studies, Southampton Solent University, Southampton, United Kingdom, 2002

Delizia Flaccavento                                                                                                                                                                               

- Documentary Photographer and Documentary Film Producer 
- Co-founder and Co-owner Notus Film production company, Istanbul
- MA Visual Communication, Scripps College Of Communication, Ohio University, USA, 2006
- National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ) Press Photography Certificate, UK, 2002

The course fee is 890 EURO.

690 EURO for students & alumni
350 EURO for BUW students

The course fee includes:

  • Orientation & Support
  • Programme according to description
  • Teaching materials
  • Bauhaus Summer School ID card
  • Daily Lunch at the University Cafeteria (Monday - Friday)
  • Certificate
  • Internet access at the  Bauhaus-Universität Weimar
  • Free use of library
  • Accompanying programme including excursions
  • Free entrance to museums belonging to Klassik Stiftung Weimar

Please note our terms and conditions (admission conditions, cancellation conditions etc.)

The course fee does not include:

  • Travel costs
  • Accommodation
  • Insurance
  • Additional module(s) (190 €)

1. Online Registration

Please register first in our system ► Registration
Please follow the instructions on the page.

2. Documents

Please submit until 01 May 2023 the following documents:.

  • CV

  • Letter of motivation 

  • Portfolio (e.g. a presentation of two projects with photos and sketches, maximum 5 images per project)

3. Selection Process

All applicants will receive notification about the outcome of the selection process as soon as possible via e-mail. In case of a positive answer you will receive the invoice simultaneously which you will have to pay within 10 days. If applicants fail to do this, places will be given to others on the waiting list.

If you need a VISA, we recommend you to get informed now about the requirements and to make an appointment with the German embassy in your home country.

A maximum of 15 applicants will be selected to participate in this course.

In addition to the specialised course, you can also attend one of the three Cultural Studies modules. The modules take place on three afternoons and you can receive 2 additional ECTS to your specialised course.  Further information can be found here. 

Topics of the modules taught in Englisch:

Themen der englischsprachigen Module:

  • German Bauhaus
  • Germany's Position in International Geopolitics

  • Germany and Fashion

Price: 190 € (per module)

After successful completion of the language course, you will receive a certificate of participation issued by the Bauhaus Summer School. I

Participants earn 3 credit points (ECTS) after completion of the two-week course. In order to receive credit points, t is necessary to attend at least 80% of the course lessons and to fulfil the required tasks. It is possible to receive 2 extra credit points (ECTS) for the course if you book an additional module.

Prior to your participation, it is essential that you clarify whether your home university will recognise the foreign credits you intend to earn.

If you would like to receive a grade, you must discuss this with the teacher at the beginning of the course! The fulfilment of additional tasks may be necessary.

The course took place in 2023.


The course language is English.