2019 Summer School for Video, Film and New Media

Following our first Summer School (2018), at New Media Projects, we are pleased to announce that we will run the Second Summer School for Video, Film and New Media from June 11 to July 6, 2019.

*** 2019 Summer School announcement***

New media Society in in collaboration with Tamaas Foundation and Parking Video Library presents:

2019 Summer School for Video, Film and New Media


New Media Projects


June 11 to July 6, 2019

The Project:

2019 Summer School mainly revolves around the following topics: The History Of Film Presentation, Oral History Approach In Interview-based Documentaries, Women’s Experimental Cinema, Experimental Animation, Theatre & Stage Videography, and Narrative Choreography. We have a special exchange with Germany in the 2nd Summer School: We have invited three lecturer and workshop leaders from Berlin and Cologne.

The program:

Week 1

June 11-12-13-14

  • The first workshop will be about changes in Contexts of Making, Presenting, Perceiving, Interpreting and Distributing artistic films. During the workshop, the participants will reflect on how space, time and chronobiology of film perception influence using, understanding and interpretation of films. So, they will try to figure out how many kinds of technical based film presentation (mechanical/analog and digital) have been used throughout the Film History.

Wolfgang Knapp, our first guest professor from Berlin, will lead this workshop. He has taught at the Berlin University of the Arts/Institute for art in Context (postgraduate program). His focus  is on cultural minorities and interdisciplinary studies in arts and sciences (research and exhibition), he is currently engaged in teaching, making publications, curating, leading workshops, performing lectures at Universities, Academies and Cultural Institutions in Europe, Asia, Africa, America like in China, Iran, Japan, Oman, Turkey, South Africa, Syria, USA.

Week 2:

June 17-18-19

  • In a three-day workshop titled “او”, Setareh Fatehi will share parts of her current research which is developed during the past two years out of her online encounters with her family and friends. She combines storytelling, moving images and choreography to explore the fragmented body image (story).

Setareh Fatehi holds a BA in choreography from SNDO (School for New Dance Development) and MA of choreography from DAS graduate school (Academy of Theatre and Dance).

Weekend: Screening “We Did What Had To Be Done”

June 20

A documentary by Friederike Bérat and Ulrike Ertl

90 Minutes–English with English subtitles

“We Did What Had to Be Done” is a documentary about the role that women played in the Northern Irish Troubles.

“We did what had to be done” is a phrase nearly all interview partners used to describe their involvement. Depending on their political affiliation, however, they meant very different things with those words: to work in a British Army store, to break out of the women’s prison in Armagh, to transport bombs or to educate their children to become Republican fighters or British soldiers.

Week 3:

21-22-23 June


  • Friederike Bérat will lead a workshop to study the Role of Interview in Documentary Filmmaking and she will Present the Oral Storytelling Interview Forms. She has noted that This workshop wants to present a reflection about different interview approaches in documentary filmmaking, the connection between form and content and the responsibilities you should think about before making a documentary and interviewing. This reflection leads to deeper questions: Can a documentary be neutral? What is our position and responsibility as the interviewer and filmmaker? Why is “History always written by the winners”?  And how can we contribute to changing historical perspectives?

Friederike Bérat is our next guest from Berlin. She is a curator and filmmaker based in Berlin. She studied directing at ETTIC Paris and has been making documentaries and video-installations.

Week 4

June 30, July 1-2

4 to 8pm

Following from Friederike Bérat and her approach in interviewing, Jaleh Nesari, in a three-day presentation,  will provide a brief look, on the history of Women’s Experimental Cinema in Iran and worldwide.

She holds a BA in Dramatic literature and MA in M.A. in Cinema Studies from the Tehran University of Art and has experienced various media including literature, theatre, and film. Though currently, her focus is on experimental film, video, and sound.

July 4-6-5


  • The last workshop will be led by Nazgol Emami, our third guest from Cologne. She is going to present and examine interdisciplinary procedures surrounding Video and Cinematography on Stage in Performing Arts, Concerts, and Performances. Besides, the workshop includes practical information about to combine the live camera with found footage, staged footage and animated videos on multi-channel Projections.

Nazgol Emami lives and works as a filmmaker and media artist in Cologne. She holds a Master’s degree in Visual Communication from the University of Wuppertal and a diploma in Media Arts from the Academy of Media Arts Cologne. Nazgol Emami makes  video design on stage for many theatre productions and musicians, across Germany, Austria, and Greece. Further, as an interdisciplinary artist, she engages in various forms of media such as video, animation, photography, design, and architecture in her projects. Her main concern is on socially relevant topics such as Identity, migration and working life.

Weekend: July 11
Presentation of the participants’ works