The Archive Effect: Found Footage and Photography in Documentary Cinema

17 November 2020 - 4:00PM to 6:00PM

This panel will focus on the use of various types of archival footage in documentary film, and address questions of (re)appropriation, emotional impact, and revision of contested or silenced histories. The participants will discuss their work with family and public archives,  ways of using still imagery in documentary films, and new historical narratives that can be constructed with the help of archival footage.

Moderator: Oksana Sarkisova, Verzió Festival Director

The discussion is in English. 

Susanne Kovács

Susanne Kovács is a TV director from the Danish Media and Journalism School. She previously studied fine arts and narrative storytelling in Germany, and was trained in filmmaking at the European Film College in Ebeltoft, Denmark. It Takes A Family is her first mid-length documentary, and was part of the Twelve for the Future Workshop in 2015-2016. Susanne participated in the IDFAcademy in 2016 with the film.

Adrian Cioflâncă

Adrian Cioflâncă is a historian and the director of the Wilhelm Filderman Center for the Study of Jewish History in Romania. Since 2005, he has been a member of the Romanian Delegation to the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance. He has co-edited volumes and authored papers in fields like the history of the Holocaust, history of communism, political violence, cultural history, and the theory of history. He has been a consultant on several movies and theatrical plays.

Radu Jude

Radu Jude (born in 1977) is a Romanian film director and screenwriter. He graduated from the Film Directing Department of the Media University of Bucharest in 2003. He has directed several short and feature-length fiction films, including The Tube with a Hat and The Happiest Girl in the World. His works have been showcased at festivals like Sundance, Berlinale, Thessaloniki, Sarajevo and London, and have received several prestigious awards, including the Hubert Bals grant, the CICAE prize at the Berlinale-Forum, the Silver Bear and the Crystal Globe. His first documentary film, The Dead Nation, came out in 2017.

Sandra Beerends

Sandra Beerends is a script editor, creative producer and writer/director who works for the Dutch broadcaster, NTR. She also runs her own company, Beruang. Her work includes script-editing for Kauwboy (2012) and In Blue (2018), and writing Arigato (2012). They Call Me Babu is her directorial debut in documentary film.

Giedre Žickyte

Giedre Žickyte is a Lithuanian film director and producer. She graduated with a MA in visual arts from Vilnius Art Academy in 2007. Her first documentary, Baras (2009), won the best TV film award at the Lithuanian National Film Awards. Her first feature documentary, How We Played the Revolution (2011), was selected to many international film festivals, and received first prize as the best Baltic States’ film at the Vilnius International Documentary Film Festival in 2012. Master and Tatyana (2014) won four national cinema awards, including the award for best directing.