Programme


«Learn to do by knowing and to know by doing»
– John Dewey

At the heart of the symposium «Training the Trainers: Reboot» is the film school teacher. This gathering could rightly be called an «ed-camp» – an opportunity for all the participants to be active, to exchange practices and ideas, successes and failures with colleagues. Much of the time will be spent in small groups, discussing various topics and themes related to filmmakers teaching filmmakers, and then presenting summaries of these discussions to the plenary.

Some of the topics to be discussed include: the student-teacher dynamic, the practitioner-teacher, the dynamics imposed by focussing on specialisations and collaboration, the distinction between teaching and training, the ethics and politics of student film, and many more. The groups, the questions, and the form will be set by the organisers – the content will emerge in the discussions among the participants.

The days are hosted by Fredrik Graver, Henning Camre, and Rod Stoneman. In addition, programme input will come from some of the participants in the Nordic film school teacher training programme «The Artist as (Film School) Teacher».

Detailed programme

Programme overview

Sunday

May 7th

18:00 Arrivals, registration, welcome cocktail

Monday

May 8th – Lillehammer Hotel

09:00 Registration
09:30 Welcome
10:00 Morning sessions: How do we teach? (part 1)
The meeting between the filmmaker and the prospective filmmaker – the student is to become a colleague. Plenary sessions and small-group workshops (including breaks)
13:00 Lunch
14:30 Afternoon sessions: How do we teach? (part 2)
The influence of the digital on techniques, on resources, on discipline, on pedagogies. Plenary sessions and small-group workshops (including breaks)
17:30 End of day
17:30 Special session: VConnecting.
4-5 participants will connect with off-site participants via Google Hangouts to discuss the topics of the day.

Tuesday

May 9th – Lillehammer Hotel

10:00 Morning sessions: Why do we teach?
Topics to discuss include: the relationship between training and education, encouraging mistakes, censorship of student films, ethics, among others. Plenary sessions and small-group workshops (including breaks)
13:00 Lunch
14:30 Afternoon sessions: How do we teach? (part 3)
What do we teach? Questions of culture, history, ideas (theory?), industry vs. art, and more. Plenary sessions and small-group workshops (including breaks)
17:30 End of day
17:30 Special session: VConnecting.
4-5 participants will connect with off-site participants via Google Hangouts to discuss the topics of the day.
19:30 Group dinner (included in Conference fee)

Wednesday

May 10th

09:00 Transportation to the Norwegian Film school
09:30 Tour of the Norwegian Film School facilities (5-6 groups with student guides)
10:30 And beyond…? Summaries from the previous two days
12:00 New initiatives
The Artist as (Film School) Teacher
Peer Networks
Building relations outside Europe
13:15 Lunch and departures
14:30 Transportation to the train station
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