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The theorist Nicole Brenez and the filmmaker Eugène Green will teach the courses of FILMADRID 2018

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The theorist Nicole Brenez and the filmmaker Eugène Green will teach the courses of FILMADRID 2018

  • Nicole Brenez, one of the most prestigious theorists in Europe will lead the “FILMADRID Seminar” in which she will address the political implication of the use and reuse of images in different moments of the History of Cinema. 
  • Brenez’s course, “Stories of images, political issues”, will take place from 13th to 15th June in   La Casa Encendida.
  • The award-winning filmmaker Eugène Green will host the workshop “The actor in cinema” where the participants will shoot different scenes that will allow to make visible the spiritual energy hidden in people and places.  
  • Green’s workshop will take place in the ECAM from 8th to 15th June.
  • Registrations for both courses are already open.

Madrid, March 27th, 2018.- FILMADRID. International Film Festival is preparing its fourth edition full of news and continuing its commitment to bring cinema to all citizens of Madrid. The 2018 edition will be held from 7th June to 16th in Madrid. Three months before the festival starts, the organization announces the details of the training activities that take place during the development of the festival.

The ‘FILMADRID Seminar’ of 2018 will be taugh by Nicole Brenez. That will be the first time that Brenez, Professor of Cinematographic Studies at La Sorbonne and programmer of the Cinémathèque Française, teaches a course in Madrid, taking over from Jonathan Rosenbaum and Laura Mulvey, protagonists of the seminars in the two previous editions. Brenez will address the political implication of the use and reuse of images in different moments of the History of Cinema.

FILMADRID also offers this year the opportunity to attend a course with the filmmaker Eugène Green, intended for actors and directors, in which the process of character building will be worked through a specifically cinematographic role aimed at raising the deepest emotions of person

‘FILMADRID Seminar’ with Nicole Brenez 

Nicole Brenez will visit Madrid to teach the course named “Stories of images, political issues”. Throughout three days, the theorist will seek to make a cartography and put into perspective the practices, forms and issues according to which an image becomes a matter of representation. "In the history of art, such work is called 'reuse'", Brenez explains in the description of her course, "the cinematographic practices of reuse allow to deepen and question the structural questions linked to the symbolic. Starting from the films themselves - and observing specific cases - we will redraw the history, the formal diversity and the political issues linked to this reuse ". Key moments such as May 1968 will have a prominent place in the course.

Nicole Brenez is the author of several books. Among her publications are "De la Figuer en général et du Corps en particulier. L'invention figurative au cinéma "(1998)," Abel Ferrara "(2007)," Traitement du Lumpenproletariat par le cinéma d'avant-garde "(2007) and" Jean-Luc Godard théoricien des images "(2014), among others. She is also the co-editor of the writings of Masao Adachi and Jean Epstein and has organized numerous retrospectives such as "Jeune, dure et pure. A history of French avant-garde cinema" for the Cinémathèque Française (2000).

The course will be held at the La Casa Encendida  from Wednesday 13th to Friday 15th June, from 10 am to 2 pm each day (a total of 12 hours). The course will be in French, with simultaneous translation for attendees.

The seminar of Nicole Brenez is an activity organized by Pasajes de Cine with the support of Acción Cultural Española (AC / E) thanks to the Program for the Internationalization of Spanish Culture (PICE) in the modality of Visitors, Caimán Cuadernos de Cine,  French Institute and La Casa Encendida.

For more information and registrations, the interested people could visit https://goo.gl/forms/WAtxqHh6JawvklTG3 or cursos@filmadrid.com

Eugène Green’s workshop in ECAM

The prestigious filmmaker Eugène Green, habitual in the most important festivals in the world such as Cannes or Locarno, will arrive to Madrid to give a workshop for the first time within the framework of FILMADRID 2018. Through sequences that will be filmed over eight days, Green will provide the participants, both actors and directors, with the means to create a specifically cinematographic role oriented to bring out the deepest emotions of the person, which will ultimately be those of the character. And, according to the way of framing and editing, each filmmaker will obtain clues to capture and make visible the spiritual energy hidden in people and places. "This course, developed as a request of Filmadrid, does not pretend to outline universal principles of cinematographic art -which do not exist anyway-. However, as an artist, I will focus on transmitting to the participants my own conception of cinema, especially with regard to the role of the actors " explained Green about his workshop.

The workshop will be held on a special set of the ECAM, School of Cinematography and Audiovisual of the Community of Madrid, from Friday 8th to Friday 15th June, from 10am to 2pm each day (a total of 32 hours). The workshop will be in French, with translation into Spanish. The number of places is limited and the selection of participants will be carried out assessing the experience and motivation of the candidates, who must send their CV when requesting registration for the course.

With this workshop a new stage in the collaborations between ECAM and FILMADRID International Film Festival is developed.

This workshop is organized by Pasajes de Cine and ECAM with the support of Acción Cultural Española (AC / E) thanks to the Program for the Internationalization of Spanish Culture (PICE) in the modality of Visitors,  and Caimán Cuadernos de Cine.

For more information and registrations, the interested people could visit https://goo.gl/forms/WAtxqHh6JawvklTG3 or cursos@filmadrid.com

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About FILMADRID: 

FILMADRID, International Film Festival of Madrid, promoted by the Cultural Association Pasajes de Cine. It is a space to bring the film culture to the public of the capital, which will also serve to feed cinephilia in the city. It is a festival of annual vocation that is celebrated in June.

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