Editing: processes and materials

Master class reflecting upon collaboration strategies, difficulties and projects, as well as editing processes involving different materials, having in mind the diversity deriving from the specific nature of each film.

Speakers: Claire Atherton, Karen Akerman, Pedro Filipe Marques

24 OCT / 18.00, Culturgest – Forum Debates

The master class will be held in English, with no translation
Free admittance

About the speakers

Claire Atherton
Claire Atherton is a film editor. In 1986, she started working with Chantal Akerman on Letters Home, which triggered a 30-year collaboration on fiction films, documentaries and installations. Moreover, Atherton works as editor with a wide range of filmmakers and artists. She is often invited to give master classes and to share her editing experience during workshops in the whole world. She teaches in cinema and art schools such as the HEAD School in Geneva.

Karen Akerman
Worked on more than 50 films as editor, having receives several prizes. The films she co-directed with Miguel Seabra Lopes have been shown at numerous film festivals, such as Doclisboa, Rotterdam, Visions du Réel, Uppsala, IndieLisboa and Rio, and at museums and galleries like Tate Modern or the National Museum of Contemporary Art (Bucharest). Carries out editing workshops, master classes and labs. Has produced over 20 short films and co-produced 2 feature films.

Pedro Filipe Marques
He has a degree in filmmaking from the Lisbon Theatre and Film School and a master’s degree in art and communication from the Nova University of Lisbon. He has been working as a film editor since 2000 with directors such as Miguel Gomes, Pedro Costa, Manuel Mozos, Margarida Cardoso and Sérgio Tréfaut. In 2011, he directed the feature-length documentary The Way We Are, which won several awards at national and international festivals.