MASTERCLASS GEOFFREY SMITH
director of brilliant English documentary ‘English Surgeon’
(RESTART Label) and co-director of ‘Presumed Guilty’
(competing at the 8th ZFF) will hold a special
Masterclass for documentary film directors and those
interested in auteur documentaries. On
an interactive session, Geoffrey will present some skills
which are fundamental for modern documentaries. Some
of the topics to be discussed include: the relation
between director and protagonist, storytelling and
dramaturgy, and techniques and strategies of directing in
a documentary film.
Smith won multiple awards for his directing and
producing work in documentaries. He is Australian, but
lives in UK. He made more than 20 documentaries, mostly
for TV, for all major British broadcasters. His first
auteur documentary, ‘English Surgeon’, was shown on
some 100 festivals throughout the world, winning around
20 awards, including Best Documentary Awards at
Hot Docs and Silver Docs and Audience Award in Sheffield.
He was also awarded at ZFF. His latest documentary, ‘Presumed Guilty’, which he co-directed,
is just touring all major festivals.
Admission is free.
20 OCTOBER / WEDNESDAY / 3pm / DOKUKINO CROATIA