Workshop on documentary films development
Within the framework of the project “Strengthening the Development of Cultural and Creative Industries in Laos, Uzbekistan and Rwanda,” the UNESCO Office in Tashkent in partnership with the National Association of Electronic Mass Media (NAEMM) and National Agency “Uzbekkino” is organizing a workshop on documentary films development which will be continued with a 6-week training course for young specialists in the field of documentary film-making. The aim of the workshop and course is to improve the skills of young filmmakers in creating quality content and technically modern film products.
The introductory workshop will be held in Tashkent from 10 to 12 April 2018 and attended by 20 young professionals from various organizations working in the field of documentary films: NA "Uzbekkino," NAEMM, the film school "Focus," the Studio for Documentary Films, the Institute of Culture and Arts of Uzbekistan, and TV studio "Toshkent."
At the end of the workshop, 10 participants will be selected for participation in the 6-week course on documentary film, which will start on April 24 and end on May 31, 2018. During the course, the participants will work on production of a documentary film, which is planned to be presented at the closing ceremony scheduled for June 4, 2018. The international expert on documentary films, Ms. Juliana Parroni (USA), will conduct the workshop and course.
The project "Strengthening the Development Cultural and Creative Industries in Laos, Uzbekistan and Rwanda" was launched in 2017 and aims to strengthen the development and promotion of the film industry in Uzbekistan. The project also aims at strengthening national capacity to protect and support the diversity of cultural expression through supporting the development of the film industry in Uzbekistan; promoting respect for the diversity of cultural expression and enhancing its relevance at the national and international levels; stimulating international cooperation and establishing business contacts in the field of film industry in Uzbekistan.