Overview Budapest Semester
The second semester builds on the theoretical knowledge and practical experience students acquired in the first semester in Lisbon, in order to further improve their awareness of documentary filmmaking specifics and their skills to challenge conventional approaches to the documentary art form.
Advanced skills in the fields of documentary directing, cinematography and editing will be developed with the participation of faculty instructors and professional filmmakers.
Throughout the semester various film exercises are programmed, both individually and in small units, aiming for students to find original dramatic approaches to shape the infinite fabric of reality in to strong stories. Their work is constantly assessed and criticized. Students themselves are required to reflect on and assess their own learning.
A core topic in the semester is ‘The Ethics of Documentary and Ethics in Documentary’, which is analysed in a specific course unit, as well as during the film exercises.