International Masterclass 2023
The International Masterclass will take place on the 13th of October 2023, from 10:00 to 18:00.
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A native of Istanbul, Çiçek Kahraman completed a master’s degree on filmmaking at the Boston University in 2002. Since then, her work as a film editor has already earned her six editing awards. Her extensive experience on independent European co-productions (such as Snow and the Bear, A Tale of Three Sisters and The Announcement) combined with her expertise on main-stream drama series for international digital platforms (such as The Protector, Netflix Original) enables her to have a broad range of editing approaches for both fiction and non-fiction productions. In this field, she also works as a creative editorial consultant for Netflix.
Working with Feedback – Decode, Transform, Create your Vision
Lecturer: Çiçek Kahraman (Turkey)
The audiovisual landscape is evolving, and the ways we consume visual stories have been gravely transformed. As digital streaming platforms continue to dominate the market, the role of film editors has never been more crucial, and the transformative power of feedback has never been as visible. As working with feedback is a two way road, the position of the editor both as the receiver and the provider of feedback has become paramount. Not only does the editor need to be proficient in giving feedback to the editorial team for seamless collaboration, but they also need to be effective interpreters of feedback coming either from the director or the studio executives.
The workshop will be lead by Çiçek Kahraman who has been working with Netflix as a creative editorial consultant for both fiction and non-fiction titles in Europe. Coming from an art house cinema tradition with over two dozen feature films, and a longtime collaborator of Emin Alper, she has extensive experience on both, independent feature films and streaming platform productions. Having delivered on both ends of the feedback chain as an editor and a consultant, she has the advantage of knowing the concerns, the priorities and the stakes of both sides, which she will share with examples in the workshop.
In this immersive workshop, you will be guided through the intricacies and challenges of harmonizing feedback with your creative vision, resulting in sequences that are upgraded to the next level. The aim is to empower you to decode the language of feedback, and transform it into creative storytelling. You will be provided footage from the editor’s recent movie Snow and The Bear, the lead actress of which has won the best actress at the latest Cannes Film Festival.
Interpreting Feedback: Understanding and implementing producer/studio feedback to elevate the story telling.
The Collaborative Canvas: Exploring the dynamic interplay between editors, directors, and producers for nurturing a collaborative synergy.
Navigating Artistic Differences: Developing ways to manage creative differences and to handle varying opinions and artistic preferences for turning potential challenges into opportunities.
Responding to Feedback: Transforming the feedback process into a conversation between the producers/executives and the creative team for clear and direct communication.
Before Everything was the Script: Giving editorial feedback on the script, both to avoid possible hardships during editing and also to provide early creative contribution to the narration of the story.
Friday, 13 October 2023
10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Location: ifs internationale filmschule köln
Regular 270 €
Reduced 230 €
The participation fee is reduced for members of our cooperation partners: BFS, aea, sffv, bvft, Filmbüro NW, VeDRA, AG Dok, LaDoc, as well as participants of the IFEF and/or members of TEMPO.
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For cancellations 2 weeks or more before the event we charge 50%, for cancellations 1 week or more before the event we charge 80%. Cancellation prior to this is free of charge, but a handling fee of 20 € will be charged.