MASTERCLASS: John Appel – The Magic of Editing

Time and place  
22.02. / Monday, 18:00 - 20:00 Festival Center  

In this masterclass John Appel will discuss main ethical dilemmas and demonstrate creative decisions in the editing process. How to start editing? How to get from the rough edit to the final edit? What happens in the editing room between the editor and the director during the intimate process of constructing a film? How can elements like music, suggestion and sound be used in a creative way of storytelling? What are the boundaries between manipulation and authenticity? Appel's latest film The Magic of Editing (2015, 55') will be shown as the introduction to this masterclass.


CASE STUDY AND PRESENTATION: 4K Technology in TV and Film Content Production – Powered by Sony

Time and place  
23.02. / Tuesday, 17:30 - 19:30 Festival Center  

As a continuation of the successful collaboration with ZagrebDox, Sony in association with AVC presents state-of-the-art equipment and fascinating results that can be attained by using Sony technology in real conditions. The presentation is intended for everyone, especially for film professionals.


MASTERCLASS: Yann Arthus-Bertrand - Human

Time and place  
24.02. / Wednesday, 18:30 - 19:30 Festival Center  

In this masterclass Yann Arthus-Bertrand will give insights to his unique approach to the documentary filmmaking and discuss, accompanied by clips, specifics of his work on his recent documentary Human. He will reflect on his two-year process of collecting stories through 60 countries, from everyday experiences to accounts of the most unbelievable lives. There will also be talk about never-before-seen aerial images through which our Earth is shown at its most sublime.


Pitching Forum

Time and place  
25.02. / Thursday, 10:00 - 14:30 Theatre 5  

The central ZagrebDox Pro event open to the public is the Pitching Forum which will present 12 selected documentary projects at different stages of development from nine countries.


MASTERCLASS: Erik Gandini – Introduction to Essay Documentary Filmmaking

Time and place  
25.02. / Thursday, 17:00 - 18:30 Festival Center  

In this masterclass Erik Gandini will present his views on essay documentary and examples of how to take command of storytelling, of the structure and above all, how to be the one who creates meaning in the film.



Time and place  
25.02. / Thursday, 19:00 - 20:00 Festival Center  

RE-ACT (Regional Audiovisual Cooperation and Training) is a transregional initiative for co-developing audiovisual projects and fostering international co-productions. Set up by the Croatian Audiovisual Centre, Friuli-Venezia Giulia Audiovisual Fund and Slovenian Film Centre in 2015, RE-ACT has two components: a co-development funding scheme for feature-length projects and short animations and a targeted training programme: RE-ACT Workshop.


DISCUSSION: To Doc Or Not To Doc - Is There A Future For Creative Documentary?

Time and place  
26.02. / Friday, 15:00 - 16:30 Festival Center  

This panel discussion will deal with the immediate future of creative documentary. With serious decreases in public broadcasting funding and emerging of new platforms and distribution models, this panel will draw attention to identifying, understanding, embracing and even changing of these models.


MASTERCLASS: Nino Kirtadzé – Cinéma in Documentaries – How Does It Work

Time and place  
26.02. / Friday, 17:00 - 18:30 Festival Center  

In this masterclass Nino Kirtadzé will reflect on her three films from this year's ZagrebDox retrospective programme and show visual examples from the making-of process. The audience will be able to inter-react to various topics and re-orientate the masterclass according to their interests.


CASE STUDY AND PRESENTATION: The Mentoring Award Case Study with Hans Robert Eisenhauer and Stephan Regoli

Time and place  
26.02. / Friday, 19:00 - 20:00 Festival Center  

A documentary project in development, Solenzara, directed by Pascal and Stephan Regoli and produced by the Chjachjarella Produzione, was presented last year at ZagrebDox Pro Pitching Forum, where it won the ZagrebDox Pro Award for Best Project, which includes one-year project mentorship with Hans Robert Eisenhauer.