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 took place in 2023.


The course language is English.