[edit 16th May – this video’s been taken down due to a copyright issue but we’ll let you know if it comes back online.]
“Waltz With Bashir is a documentary film that exists in a rare category (along with films like Close-Up and The House Is Black) in that it bends the generic conventions of its format, ultimately creating an experience that is truly unique. Its idiosyncratic blend of animation, music, and recorded interviews makes it a documentary that is both a sensory spectacle and an emotional journey. In our essay “Echoes of a Forgotten Past” we explore how director Ari Folman uses the seemingly contradictory elements of the animated documentary format to comment on the ethics of filmic representation and the cycle of historical trauma.”
Wow. What a brilliant few days! Here are a few of the drawings I made during some of the excellent presentations and keynotes. Many apologies to those represented – accuracy has never been one of my strong points!!
It was my first SAS conference, and also the first time I’ve delivered a paper. I met some lovely people and got some really useful feedback. Thank you all. Next year is Singapore….
Blimey, we’ve been quiet a long time – and for that we apologise! Ellie and I are both juggling teaching jobs, small children and other projects, and the last few months have been busy for both of us.
We have some fantastic films lined up to post in 2015, plus an annual awards scheme to announce, so rest assured that though it’s quiet here, good things are brewing…
Lastly, we want to say thank you to the marvellous Alex Widdowson for his carefully crafted reviews over the last couple of years. Alex is now busy with other projects but his contributions to the blog have been absolutely priceless.
If you or someone you know would like to come on board the animateddocumentary.com team either writing or editing & managing, please do get it touch, we’d love to hear from you!!
The two day programme (27 & 28 October 2014) offers:
– Individual Meetings with broadcasters, film funds, sales and distributors and other potential partners and financiers. For a list of industry representatives at DOK Leipzig in 2013, please click here.
– Individual Meetings with your fellow producers, offering you and them the chance to build international co-productions, also with a small selection of hand-picked German production companies.
– The most up to date information on working internationally and networking opportunities through our round table sessions and case studies.
– Unstructured space for colleagial exchange and networking in a friendly, intimate and productive environment.
Against the backdrop of DOK Leipzig: the 57th Festival for Documentary and Animated Film. We will also welcome a delegation of Catalonian Producers, organized with Catalonian Films & TV.
Good luck and don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions! (email@example.com)