Workshop: 26.08.2011 – 10.09.2011

Tutors: Marcel Lozinski, Jacek Blawut, Vita Zelakeviciute

Partners: Communication University of China, Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Beijing

The film workshop in Beijing organized in cooperation with the Communication University of China (CUC) took place from 26th August to 10th September. Directing, cinematography and editing students of CUC took part in this event. Tutors and artistic supervisors of the Chinese workshop were the outstanding Polish documentary filmmakers: Vita Zelakeviciute, Marcel Lozinski and Jacek Blawut. Przemyslaw Chruscielewski supervised final editing. Students took up a challenge and very actively participated in the project. Each student proposed a few film topics and during the first three days all participants worked with tutors to pick twenty six of the most interesting proposals. For the next ten days the young filmmakers worked very hard: waking up with the sun and travelling often enormous distances to follow their central characters. After shooting their film materials were discussed with tutors and edited it in cooperation with a Polish editor. Authors of the movie tried to present different shades of life in Beijing overcoming stereotypes and uncovering unknown and surprising faces of this Chinese metropolis.