In this masterclass, directors Kirsten Johnson and Sophy Romvari will discuss telling personal stories through cinema and how film can be used as a tool to process and preserve emotions. Listen to the filmmakers discuss their work and thoughts on creative nonfiction filmmaking, and then get a chance to ask them both your questions directly (on camera even!) during the Q&A.
How to attend
When: Sunday, July 18th 5pm – 6:30pm ET
What is the format of the masterclass with Sophy Romvari and Kirsten Johnson?
Thee masterclass will begin with a 45 min-1 hr facilitated discussion with Kirsten Johnson and Sophy Romvari. This will be followed by an audience Q&A when we will invite you to ask the guests questions live on camera/mic. If you’re not comfortable asking your questions yourself, you can ask us to read them out for you.
Who are the guests for the masterclass?
Longtime documentary cinematographer Kirsten Johnson has established herself as a leading documentary director in the past five years, making deeply personal films such as Cameraperson and her latest film, Dick Johnson is Dead, which is available to stream worldwide on Netflix.
Canadian filmmaker Sophy Romvari has made her name over the past decade with fiction and nonfiction short films, many of which are self-reflexive. Her acclaimed short film, Still Processing (recently released on Mubi), explores her own family’s grief and healing process.
This masterclass is part of The 2021 Creative Nonfiction Workshop, which features four masterclasses with pairs of nonfiction filmmakers, as well as access to watch their films, meet fellow attendees, and join informal discussion groups. Tickets for the full workshop are currently off sale, but you can attend this masterclass with a single ticket.