This e-course presents a general introduction to legal terminologies in documentary film material, and to the rights associated with producing and distributing films. It also provides an insight into the understanding and definition of archival footage and citizen journalist material.
Designed to challenge and expand the knowledge of documentary producers, right-holders, directors who produce their own films, exhibitors, curators, archivists and other doc video activists and researchers, this e-course allows 6 to 10 participants to get first-hand experience provided by instructors, so that they are enabled to pursue the development of their career and knowledge, and even potentially benefit from joining a study tour in Germany where they consolidate their newly acquired skills and knowledge.
This e-course was developed in collaboration with the Erich Pommer Institut as an introduction to the best practices of international documentary audiovisual rights and the understanding of the use and definition of archival footage and citizen journalist material. The e-course allows for participants to take not only the legal but also the technical and creative aspects into their considerations and construct their overall knowledge.
Applicants wishing to join this e-course should expect to get informed and educated about the rules and practices in the MENA region as well as the European and International market and to expand their knowledge and develop best practice.
Themes covered in this e-course are:
He is a graduate of Cultural and Post-Colonial Studies with focus on film theory and practice at the Humboldt University in Berlin, holds a masters degree from the department of Visual Culture at Goldsmiths (University of London), and is an alumni of “Torino Film Lab” and “Power to the Pixel”.
Ideally, this e-course is beneficial for practitioners and activists (such as directors, producers, video activists, trainers, curators, writers, researchers) who have experience working in documentary video activism and / or in documentary film in disciplines that requires attention to legal and authorised use of documentary material and documentary films such as those working in distribution, programming, producing, archiving, broadcasting, web streaming, research and education.
As an applicant you should satisfy the following criteria:
Priority is given to:
By the conclusion of the e-course, a participant will have successfully completed:
In addition, each participant will receive a certificate of participation and a scholarship of an annual membership to the DOX BOX Community
The course is designed in 3 modules:
Online Study: webinars will take place starting from July 4th, every Tuesday and Thursday evening at 5 pm (CET time) for 2 hours. The full duration is 5 weeks.
The Assignment: will be agreed on with the mentor during the Online Study. It is an essay or research that should be delivered 1 week before the conclusion of the 1st module.
The Placement (study-tour in Germany – subject to modification/to-be-confirmed) will take place between the end of August and September 2017. Upon assessment of the Assignments, selected participants who have successfully delivered their Assignments and fully attended the Online Study will be invited for The Placement.
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