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"Flahertiana" will Host Online Master Classes of World Experts in the Film Industry

Flahertiana will host online not only competitive screenings and Q&As with directors but also Flahertiana Workshop master classes. From December 11 to 17, viewers will meet with film industry professionals: from editors and producers to translators and distributors. You can watch everything on the festival's YouTube channel for free.

At the very beginning of the festival, film historian and distributor Anton Mazurov will talk about how documentary cinema has changed in Russia over the 25 years that Flahertiana has existed at the lecture “Post Documentary and Drama of Non-Fiction Films in Russia”.

Then the director and producer Ksenia Gapchenko, who has repeatedly received support from foreign funds for the production of films, will share life hacks on how to get to the Baltic Sea Docs, East Documentary Platform, IDFA Forum and meet representatives of the largest European institutions.

One of the leading documentary filmmakers Denis Klebleev will talk about how to let randomness into your film, the most interesting and mysterious thing in documentary filmmaking. Renowned editor Claudio Hughes will tell you how to tame the "wild beast" – working on a film where a director, editor and producer are involved. Flahertiana viewers may know Hughes for his work on “Family Affair”, film-winner of the 2016 festival. He was also a mentor of the IDFA Summer School, the Cairo Festival, Dok Incubator and other projects, and his films were selected for the Cannes, Locarno, Sundance, Toronto, and Berlin film festivals.

Asya Alypova, Flahertiana's Foreign Relations Coordinator and Director of the Flaherty Translations Agency, will talk about how to approach subtitling with a sense of balance, and Polish cinematographer Kacper Czubak will talk about the objectivity of cinema and how this affects the creative process of cinematographer’s work at a meeting "Does the Camera Tell the Truth?” Czubak's master class is supported by the Polish Cultural Center in Moscow.

The Flahertiana Workshop project is being implemented using a grant from the President of the Russian Federation provided by the Presidential Grants Fund.