The 11th Balkans Beyond Borders Short Film Festival will host an online Masterclass by Phaedra Vocali on Saturday 03/10/2020 at 11 a.m. (EEST).
The three hours masterclass “Short and sweet” will focus on how to make a short film. The instructor of the Masterclass is Phaedra Vokali, a Greece-based producer of more than twenty short film titles, which will share tips and advice on short film production, pitching, and promotion. The seminar will be followed by Q&A and discussion – you are welcome to bring forward your projects and other case study questions.
Phaedra Vokali graduated with honors from the Marketing and Communication Department of the Athens Univeristy of Economic and Business in 2005 and got her MA in Film Studies from UCL in 2008 with state scholarship from IKY foundation. In 2009, she attended the MA program Research in Architecture: Architectural Design – Space – Culture in the School of Architecture of the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA). Before entering the production terrain, she has worked in distribution with New Star, as a buyer. She has also worked as head of programming of the Athens International Film Festival, and editor in chief of CINEMA Magazine, the only film magazine in Greece. She has been working as a producer in Marni Films since October 2013 and she is an alumnus of the EAVE Producers Network and the Torino Film Lab Lab (Script&Pitch, Framework). Her first feature film production, SUNTAN by Argyris Papadimitropoulos, was awarded with Best International Feature in Edinburgh International Film Festival and was nominated for the 2016 LUX prize as well as selected for the 2016 European Film Awards. It also landed in IndieWire’s list of 20 best films of 2016 from around the world. Her second feature, AFTERLOV, by Stergios Paschos, premiered in Locarno 2016 where it got the Best Film Award by the Youth Jury and it has also been awarded in Thessaloniki IFF, Transilvania IFF and elsewhere. Her latest feature MAGIC SKIN is one of the eight films selected for 2019 Berlin Critics’ Week.