expert talks

During this part of the program, various professionals from the film, documentary, music or crossover world take the stage to talk about their experiences, interesting projects and innovative ideas to inspire the audience and stimulate further discussions. The talks are divided in the categories Crossover, Hands-On and Master

crossover talk

Innovation and new media meet documentary filmmaking where they cross borders between reality, music and visuals. The speaker presents new ideas about the representation of reality and the use of different media to achieve this.

This year we’ll be having a presentation by Victorine van Alphen of the project Immortelle by Line Katcho and producer MUTEK, which was shown at Kaboom Animation Festival

Victorine van Alphen is a Trans-Disciplinary Researcher, Audio-Visual Artist, Futurologist, Curator and Philosopher from Amsterdam. Winner of the Golden Calf (Dutch film Award, Netherlands Film Festival ’21) with her futuristic immersive ‘institute’: IVF-X Posthuman Parenting in Hybrid Reality. A piece which – like her -moves beyond disciplines and genres.

Immortelle is an atmospheric and figurative work illustrating the flights and falls of psychological endurance. Featuring a cathartic flux of sonic and visual fragments, this unpredictable piece opens a door onto how a mind in  internal turmoil

redefines the outside world. The viewer travels through different scenes and seasons, paves through evocative empty structures, wades through waves and mountain peaks, encounters a presence in a vacuum.

The film can be purchased/downloaded from Steam or Viveport, we will discover bits and bites of the film during the talk to tease you!

Line Katcho is a Montréal composer and audiovisual artist primarily interested in sound and image as demonstrations of kinetic matter: gestures, forces, or motion—she distinguishes herself by her experimental approach and affinity for perceptual playfulness, as well as a profound talent with affect.

hands-on talk

In this talk, we will look at the more practical and technical aspect of archival material. The speakers give their take on the theme, including tips and advice from their perspective and expertise. 

Photo: Jac. de Nijs, Nationaal Archive / Anefo

Beeld en Geluid is presenting an insight for filmmakers to the use of their visual and audio archive, with an extra attention to music documentary. Harry van Biessum will discuss how the use of copyrighted archival material and licenses can be used safely. Accompanied by a twist on the use of archive from an educational perspective by Kristina Petrasova.

Beeld en Geluid manages one of the largest digitized media archives in the world. Packed with radio, television, YouTube videos, objects, written press, podcasts and games. We preserve our daily growing media collection as heritage for eternity. At the same time, we closely follow all movements of the global media landscape. Our starting point in everything we do is the importance of free media for our democracy.

Master Talk

Prolific music documentary filmmaker Frank Scheffer will join us for a conversation about his longstanding career. He’s been no stranger to the use of archival material in music documentary. Combining archival material together with filmed conversations have lead to layered and enticing documentary portraits. 

Frank Scheffer is a Dutch cinematographer and producer of documentary film, mostly known for his work Conducting Mahler on the 1995 Mahler Festival in Amsterdam with Claudio Abbado, Riccardo Chailly, Riccardo Muti and Simon Rattle. Since his first film, Zoetrope People, devoted to Francis Ford Coppola, which includes long sequences with the singer Tom Waits, music is a constant in his filmography.

His documentary portraits and experimental films about key figures such as Frank Zappa, Elliott Carter, Pierre Boulez, Gustav Mahler, Brian Eno, Igor Stravinsky, Steve Reich and and Philip Glass a veritable panorama of 20th century music. We will go over a life committed to portray music. 

Partial filmography:
The Inner Landscape (2019)
Frank Zappa: A Pioneer of the Future of Music, Part 1 & 2, (2007)
How To Get Out of The Cage (A Year with John Cage)
A Labyrinth of Time – Elliott Carter (2004)
Frank Zappa – Phase II, The Big Note (2002)
In the Ocean (2001)
Frank Zappa: The Present Day Composer Refuses To Die (2000)
Voyage à Cythère – Luciano Berio (1999)
Brian Eno’s Music for Airports (1999)
Conducting Mahler (1996)
Karlheinz Stockhausen (1996)
From Zero – John Cage (1995)
Symphonie pour instruments à vent & cinq pièces orchestrales – Arnold Schönberg (1994)
Eclat – Pierre Boulez (1993)
The Final Chorale – Igor Stravinsky (1990)
Time is Music- Elliott Carter (1987)
Avalokiteshvara (portrait of the Dalai Lama) (1983)
Zoetrope People (1982)


Expert Talks
Tuesday, 18th April from 19:00h to 20:30h
1. Hands-On Talk
2. Master Talk 
3. Crossover Talk 


Entrance costs €5, or free for Cineville pass holders.

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