October 17 - 20, 2012
The Academy of Performing Arts Bratislava, Slovakia

Anca Damian

The Director's Journey from the Idea to the Film

Anca Damian, Romanian film director, cinematographer, screenwriter and producer will give master class entitled The Director's Journey from the Idea to the Film, through the Creative and Production Process of a Innovative Film at VFF 2012. Anca Damian made her name with hybrid documentary Crulic - The Path to Beyond (2011).

Éva Vezér

Promotion of the European Cinema

Éva Vezér is a film and audiovisual expert, who has been working in different fields related to the film and television business, among others at the sales department of Hungarofilm, at the distribution and exhibition company Budapest Film. She was marketing manager of the first joint-venture film distribution company, UIP Duna Film. She worked at the satellite public TV channel of cultural character, Duna Television first as Head of the Program Acquisition Department, later on as Programming Director.


Udayan Prasad

Point of View: Seeing the World through the Eyes of the Characters

Film director and EKRAN programme lecturer Udayan Prasad will run master class entitled Point of View: Seeing the World through the Eyes of the Characters at VFF 2012. Udayan Prasad is a tutor for a number of international workshops and programmes on directing and scriptwriting. He has given lectures at the British film schools, at the famous London Film School and The National Film & Television School and also at the Polish film schools, at our partner institution The National Film Television and Theatre School in Lodz and at The Wajda School in Warsaw.

Hervé Schneid

The Rhythm of the Scene

Hervé Schneid, one of the most respected European film editors, will give master class entitled The Rhythm of the Scene at the VFF 2012. 
Hervé Schneid has cut more than forty films of different genres but he has become best known for his long-lasting collaboration with French director Jean-Pierre Jeunet on films Delicatessen (1991), Alien: Resurrection (1997), Amélie (2001), A Very Long Engagement (2004). Their last project The Young and Prodigious Spivet (2013), English language 3D family feature with Helena Bonham-Carter, is in the post-production these days.


Petr Marek

Film/Music – Visuality/Musicality

Petr Marek (lecturer at the Department of Directing at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague) is a multidisciplinary artist, probably best known as a founder and a leader of the electropop music group MIDI LIDI. He made acclaimed music for feature films by Marek Najbrt Polski Film (2012), Protektor (2009), Champions (2004) as well as for a docu comedy Czech Peace (2010) by Vít Klusák and Filip Remunda and a film essay Nation itself (2003) by Jan Gogola.



Jim Stark

What I Have Learned about the Best Way to Make a Movie

US independent producer Jim Stark will run open master class What I Have Learned about the Best Way to Make a Movie and conduct a specialized 3-day production master class for selected students on topics such as producer’s role in a film development, pre-production project and creative producer’s position with regard to the conditions in the Central Europe.

Ekran - Creative Pre-production

Presentation of Programme at the VFF 2012

Ekran is an European Training Programme for Film Professionals – directors, screenwriters and producers, focusing on project development and creative aspects of pre-production. Ekran is organized with international partners (Wajda Studio and Wajda School, FOCAL, Austrian Film Institute, Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung GmbH, nordmedia GmbH) as well as with similar European training programmes (EAVE).

Fred Kelemen

Independent Cinematographer

Fred Kelemen is a comprehensive person interested not only in the field film but also in  theatre, painting, music and philosophy and religion. Graduated from German Film and Television Academy in Berlin, he has given lectures at many international well-known film schools, and besides he is familiar with a broad range of Central European cultural experience.