Masterclass: Peter Kerekes

DokuMENTAL Films

18 Nov | SATURDAY| 4:00 p.m.| F22
Frankopanska ulica 22
free entry

Peter Kerekes, a Slovakian director and producer famous for his award-winning hybrid documentaries, will talk about the hybrid docu-fiction genre. Based on the example of his two award-winning films, Cooking History and 66 Seasons, he will illustrate the key difference between a documentary and a docuMENTAL film. According to him, a docuMENTAL film is not what is going on in front of the camera, but what is going on in the mind of the director. In his presentation, Kerekes will reveal how to make a film with scenes that seem fictional while retaining the authenticity of the protagonists and a documentary feel. Topics discussed will also include casting, combining fiction and documentary making, screenwriting, and the process of creating a hybrid film in the editing room.


Peter Kerekes was born in 1973 in Košice. He lives in Vištuk. Slovakian director and producer. Kerekes graduated in Film Directing from the Faculty of Film and Television at the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava. He directed The Legends and Morytates of Ladomirova (1998), 66 Seasons (2003), Cooking History (2009), and Velvet Terrorists (2013). His specific hybrid documentaries make up one of the most original directorial oeuvre in contemporary European cinema. His films reaped awards at the most prestigious festivals, such as Berlinale, DOKLeipzig, Karlovy Vary, Jihlava, Hot Docs, DocAviv in Israel, Viennale, and others.


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