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Not in the shadow of Bergman - towards processes in directing

Conference contribution
Authors Klara Björk
Linda Sternö
Published in CILECT Congress 2018
Publication year 2018
Published at Valand Academy
Language en
Keywords Film education, directing, digitalization
Subject categories Visual Arts, Learning


How to teach and inspire the practice of film from a concept rather than a story? How does one stimulate ideas to develop films that are informed by proactive questions rather than proposing answers? At Valand Academy in Göteborg, Sweden, an alternative method of teaching film directing is evolving from the digital paradigm shift, where the actual definition of the term "film" is questioned. The discussion starts with the practice of "filming" and not with the film product. A process-driven focus puts inquiry at the center. By exploring and developing methods that are unique to their interests, modes of thinking/making are encouraged which are not governed by the logic and/or the value chain of the film industry. The pedagogy encourages “unlearning” and promotes a reflexive approach to aesthetics, ethics and the politics of publics. The presentation draws on scenes from alumni Östlund and Pichler to reflect on the pedagogy of film practices at Valand Academy. [Ruben Östlund, 2017 Palm D'Or Winner The Square; Gabriela Pichler, whose debut Eat Sleep Die (2012) premiered at the Venice Film Festival and her second feature Amateurs (2012) won the Nordic competition at the Göteborg Film Festival.]

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