Documaker - Directing a documentary

A CFF laboratory

Animator: Irina Boiko, director

Workshop Day: Wednesday 26 October 2022

Time: 18.00 – 21.00

Duration: 3 hours

Place of Implementation: Cultural Center of Chania

It is addressed to friends of cinema

A certificate of participation will be given


Workshop Description

An original documentary workshop, which will investigate the genre, we will talk about how ideas were born, how we search for our themes and heroes and what role inspiration plays in the creation of a film and in our lives. We will see examples of classic and contemporary documentaries, we will analyze all the stages of creating our own work: from idea to projection! We will explore the following topics:

  • The idea of a documentary and the subject
  • The heroes, who the hero of our documentary can be and how we build our relationship with him.
  • The script and the directorial approach
  • The ways of filming, depending on the subject and idea .
  • The montage
  • The directorial look, the personality of the creator and the inspiration.

Short CV

He was born in Ukraine. He studied Theatre Directing at the State University of Culture and Art in Kiev and Film Directing at the Panavision School in Athens. She has collaborated with various cultural institutions in Greece, in the field of cinema and theatre, representing her abroad. For the last 6 years with the Doll Theatre of "White Puppet" she has been collaborating permanently and is housed in the Asomaton Art Space in Athens. As an actor she has collaborated in theatre and cinema in Athens and Kiev (Rakushka by Fotini Siskopoulou, Isadora: When she danced directed by Razvan Mazilou, Moskva-Petoushki directed by V.Petranuk etc.). She has taught Puppet Theatre in NSRF programs in public schools in Athens, as well as theatrical and film seminars for children and adults throughout Greece (Municipal Library of Veria, Primary School of Donoussa, Xanthi, Kavala, Olympia Festival etc.). She has collaborated with the Small Technical University of Athens, as a Lighting Designer at the Pocket Theatre Festvals, as well as teaching the seminars for an adult audience "Acting In the Lens". For three years (2012-2015) he was the director of the Milos Theatrical Workshop