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On the second day of the festival we organize workshops for visual researchers. You can either choose for an afternoon workshop or register for a 2,5 day Spectacle Training.

The workshops below are still under construction. The final festival program will be confirmed on 3 April 2018 together with the opening of the workshop registrations. The number of participants per workshop is limited, so make sure you register in time.

There is no registration fee. 


13h-18h, 9 May 2018

How do you generate impact with your PV project? During this hands-on and interactive workshop we reflect on the possible impact of a PV project in relation to its desired outcome, target audience and use of different formats. We start from participants' video-materials and reflect and work on them. You will also get an inspiring overview of other possible formats, impact-strategies, target audiences, etc. 

This workshop is already confirmed and will be hosted by impact producer Céline Broeckaert from TIMESCAPES. Among other things, Céline has worked on the impact campaign of THE INVISIBLE CITY [KAKUMA] of Lieven Corthouts, about the refugee camp Kakuma in Kenia. 


Afternoon workshop

13h-18h, 9 May 2018

How does the use of video help us to rethink participation? Interactive workshop bringing together inspiring examples and challenging ideas of what participation can look like when using visual research methodologies. More information coming soon!


2,5 day Spectacle Training for Social Scientists

9 May (13h-18h) + 10 & 11 May (9-18h) 2018

Spectacle is an award-winning independent production company specialising in documentary, community-led, investigative journalism and participatory media. […] As well as undertaking production, documentation and community engagement commissions, Spectacle provides facilities to independent filmmakers, runs short & sharp training courses and community based media workshops.

9 May, 13h-18h: Workshop 'Participatory Video Editing for Social Scientists'

This workshop is recommended for researchers with little or no video editing capabilities. Its aim is to offer researchers that experiment with video methodologies in their research the opportunity to acquire comprehensive post-production skills in a small group setting. Moreover, the focus will lie on techniques on how to edit in a participatory way.

10 & 11 May, 10h-18h: 2 day workshop 'Video Production for Social Scientists'

This video production course for social scientists is a two-day accessible introduction to digital filmmaking techniques, designed specifically for social scientists who are interested in using video within their research and want a fast way to acquire the skills necessary to do this. The course is suitable for complete beginners and people with basic video skills, and is led by Mark Saunders, a professional filmmaker with decades of industry and teaching experience. We aim to provide all participants with a solid foundation of practical knowledge: a working understanding of digital cameras, sound recording, interview techniques, filming on location and industry language. The course is hands-on from the start of day one, with a maximum of three people to each camera set up (camera, sound, interviewer) on practical activities.




Festival #1 



'Film is the celebration of a relationship' (Jean Rouch) 

21h, De Koer, Meibloemstraat 86, free entrance

Screening of films made by Effi & Amir, Christina Stuhlberger and An van. Dienderen followed by a conversation about the failures, challenges, strategies and utopias of working with participation in film.



  • Intro by An van. Dienderen

  • Screening "Housewarming" by Effi & Amir, 2016, 33’ 

  • Screening "Malapascua" by Chrstina Stuhlberger, 2017, 26’

  • Screening "Prism", work in progress by An van. Dienderen, screening the first scene 10’

  • Dialogue with filmmakers & audience




DAY 3 - 10 MAY

21:00h    SCREENING & DIALOGUE: Mark Saunders

Talk, discussion and screening of extracts of participatory films drawing on Mark Saunders’ work with Despite TV (81-91) and Spectacle (91 to the present):

  • "Despite the Sun" on the year long Wapping Dispute against Rupert Murdoch’s News International in 1986

  • "Battle of Trafalgar" on the poll tax demonstration in 1990

  • "The Truth Lies in Rostock" on the Neo Nazi attack on a refugee home in Rostock in 1992

  • "Urbanist works" on working with residents to resist or influence gentrification and 'regeneration' in London and Brussels from 1995-2010

17:30h    Screening & dialogue: Nick Mai 

> "Assembling 'Samira' and 'Travel': understanding sexual humanitarianism from the global South through participative ethnographic filmmaking" - Cinema room

Talk, discussion and screening of the video installation "Travel". Nick Mai developed a participative, creative and filmmaking-based methodology inspired by Jean Rouch’s ethnofictions and including research subjects as active producers and performers of their own representations by transcending the distinction between fiction and non-fiction, participation and observation, knowledge and emotions. His intention in approaching the genre of ethnofiction is to convey the complexity of migrants’ understandings of exploitation and self-realisation, to protect their identities and to challenge currently hegemonic neoliberal criteria of authenticity in scientific, documentary and humanitarian terms. 


                                              SCREENING & DIALOGUE








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