Symposium

Organized with the support of the Office Fédéral de la Culture (OFC)

In partnership with the Festival Tous Ecrans and the HEAD


ANIMATED DOCUMENTARY FILM: ANOTHER WAY TO REPRESENT REALITY

Friday March 6 | 1:00pm - 6:00pm | Théâtre Pitoëff 

Since Waltz with Bashir by Ari Folman, the use of animation in documentary films is increasingly prevalent. This symposium will question the constraints and freedoms permitted by these techniques before discussing its means of financing.

PROGRAM


1pm | Welcome coffee & snack

1:45PM | Théâtre Pitoëff

INTRODUCTIVE KEYNOTE SPEECH ON ANIMATED DOCUMENTARIES

Jean Perret, Head of Film Department of the Geneva University of Art and Design, HEAD-Genève

2:15pm | Théâtre Pitoëff

CASE STUDY : SABOGAL

Animated TV series in world premiere at FIFDH. Based on true facts, designed by a 140-person team in 5 different countries, Sabogal paints the picture of a corrupt
and rotten country, while depicting a character obsessively committed in his fight for justice.
Led by Juan José Lozano and Sergio Mejia, directors

4pm | Théâtre Pitoëff

ROUND TABLE

ANIMATED DOCUMENTARY FILM: FINANCING AND OUTLOOK

How do we master the techniques and production costs of animation documentaries? How do we finance them? How do we integrate this hybrid genre into a general approach to cinema?
With : Izabela Rieben, Head of animation at RTS 
Patrizia Pesko, deputy secretary general and head of selective support at Cineforom 
Gregory Catella, specialist for national and international coproductions at SRG SSR 
Nicolas Burlet, Nadasdy Film, producer of Couleur de peau : Miel 
Directors Juan José Lozano (Sabogal), Marcel Barelli (Lucens) and Zoltán Horváth (animator of L’enlèvement by F. Garbely)

5.30pm | Babel Café

PRESENTATION OF THE WEB DOCUMENTARY “UN ETAT DU MONDE ET DU CINEMA”

Interviews between geopolitics and cinema, produced by the Forum des Images, Paris
With Hiam Abbass, Fatih Akin, Golshifteh Farahani, Tony Gatlif, Plantu…
By Michael Swierczynski, Digital Director at Forum des Images


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