By: CATHERINE MUKEI
Thursday, October 20, 2011. Category: Social
A unique initiative of film making with social impact shall be introduced to Africa, India and Europe via an online conference on October 24. Interested parties will register via international.esodoc.org for them to participate in the online conference organised by, ZeLIG School for Documentary, Television and New Media (Italy) in collaboration with Formedia (India) and Africa Medical Research Foundation (Kenya).
A second online conference will follow on November 7, 2011 as a prelude to a major residential workshop in Nairobi, in January 2012. The workshop is planned to feature lectures and case studies through an innovative didactic approach in various story-telling techniques and multi-platforms such as participatory video, new media and mobile phones and in pitching skills.
The training will be supervised by international experts whose expertise is to plan, create and distribute documentary films and cross-media projects with a social impact. The trained filmmakers participating include Lucian Muntean and Natasa Stankovic (Lunam Docs) whose films like Journey of a red fridge and Mbambu and the Mountains of a moon have won awards at various film festivals, including Lola Kenya Screen.