11.02.2014 - Aida Begić, Denis Côté, moderated by Matthijs Wouter Knol
How do filmmakers conceive and write the emotive scenes in their film without dialogue? How can one successfully plan and choreograph tone and feeling in a script? Denis Côté, who won the Alfred Bauer Prize at the Berlinale last year for his film Vic and Flo Saw a Bear, and Aida Begić who won awards in Cannes and Sarajevo for Children of Sarajevo, will share their experiences writing scripts and creating scenes that engage our emotions and reveal important character traits by subtly showing instead of explicitly telling.
Matthijs is director of the European Film Market since 2014. As Head of Development at Pieter van Huystee Film in Amsterdam in 2001, Matthijs focused on developing, financing and internationally co-producing documentary film projects. With ARTE he also co-produced the complete edition of Johan van der Keuken’s digitally re-mastered works, which was awarded the Prix “Cahiers du Cinéma” in 2006. In 2007, Matthijs started working for the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA), spreading his activity between its co-production and sales markets, as well as the IDFAcademy training programme where he initiated the IDFAcademy Summer School. From 2008 to 2014 he was programme manager of Berlinale Talents, and co-founder of the Berlinale Residency.