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International film program “Mind the Image”: Film seminar by Manel Raga and Sunčica Fradelić

09. 03. 2022

You are invited to apply for the seminar “The process of filmmaking – shape ideas through film”, which consists of two parts. The first part is led by Manel Raga, a successful Spanish director of the younger generation, and the second part is led by Sunčica Fradelić, a visual artist and leader of numerous audiovisual projects. Both mentors will be present through the whole program. The seminar is designed with the assumption that the development of one’s own sensibility rests on a unique, intimate, almost hidden relationship between reality and the director. For this reason the program focuses precisely on strengthening one’s own interpretive methods and practices. We will pay special attention to the relationship between the reality that surrounds us and the way we listen, observe, summarize, transmit and share our ideas in the medium of film. During the program, a selection of films will be shown – both classical and contemporary, and we will focus on the development of the creative process of the mentor, and propose a series of simple format activities that will allow participants to work on their own ideas. In addition, we will use some of the most creative methods used by established contemporary directors in order to help form a deeper relationship with topics that we connect to and wish to elaborate on. From such and similar practices participants will have the opportunity to develop their own idea for their short film.

The first part of the seminar will be held in Cine Club Split, from April 18 to April 22, 2022 in the afternoons and evenings. The second part of the seminar will be held April 25-30, depending on their projects needs and in agreement with the mentor. The second part is intended primarily for shooting and editing. After the seminar, there will be a final screening and presentation of the participants’ work.

The program will be held in English. You can apply for participation via the online form, which must be submitted by April 13. The number of participants is limited, and the selection is made by mentors based on applications. No experience is required, but strong motivation to participate in the program is important.

For members of the Cine Club Split, the Croatian Film Association, Kinoklub Zagreb and the Youth Center Platform, the participation fee is 100 kn (proven by a certificate from the parent association). For everyone else, the registration fee is 200 kn. For participants of lower financial status, free participation is possible.

Manel was born in Ulldecona in 1985. After co-directing the documentary short film MATANDO EL SUEÑO (2009), he completed an M.A. in Filmmaking at ESCAC in Barcelona. From 2010 to 2012 he worked as a filmmaker with La Fura dels Baus and in 2013 he presented his debut short film LA GALLINA at the Venice Film Festival. The film won more than fifteen awards and was featured in many film festivals around the world. In 2017, he got his PhD in Filmmaking at the film.factory program in Sarajevo, where he was mentored by the Hungarian director Béla Tarr. During this period, he directed documentary shorts ULLDECONA-UMOLJANI and MANEL VIU A SARAJEVO, and in 2018 he finished GRBAVICA (a short adaptation of Franz Kafka’s tale), which was presented in the Locarno Film Festival. His last documentary short, HOMENATGE A JUDES (2019) premiered in Doclisboa, where it won the best short film award.
Currently he is working on the post-production of the film KAO MALI LIST.

Sunčica completed formal education in 2006, earning a MFA degree in Arts, Painting at the Academy of Arts in Split (UMAS). She has been at the helm of the Cine Club Split since 2008. Between 2006 and 2011 she worked as an external associate at UMAS, Department of Film and Video. In the period 2011 – 2016 Sunčica worked as a principal co-operator of Bela Tarr on development and implementation of the film.factory programme in Sarajevo. Her work experience covers numerous amateur and professional productions, coproductions and projects, workshops and educational programmes, with job positions ranging from production supervisor, producer and executive producer to publishing, editorial, mentoring, curating and jury tasks. She has been an independent auteur since 2004 and her works have been shown at various national and international exhibitions and festivals.

Kino klub is supported by the Croatian Audiovisual Center, the Croatian Film Directors Guild, the City of Split, Kultura Nova Foundation and National Foundation for Civil Society development.

Translation: Katarina Duplančić

Manel Raga
Still from the film La Gallina (2011)
Sunčica Fradelić (2019), foto: Michał Biegański