LOCKDOWN. Covid Shorts Masterclass

13 November 2020 - 3:30PM to 5:00PM

How to make documentaries in the pandemic situation? A workshop about university teachers’ and students’ point of view with the participation of teachers and students from the DocNomads program (University of Film and Theatre Arts Budapest, SZFE) and the Visual Representation & Film and Media departments of the Budapest Metropolitan University (METU).

Moderator: Julianna Ugrin

The masterclass is in English. 

To watch the Docu Shorts, please pre-register.

The masterclass will be streamed online, watch it live on the website or on our Facebook page. 

Dorottya Zurbó
Director, Hungary

Dorottya Zurbó graduated from the DocNomads Joint Master Program, for which she was awarded a full Erasmus Mundus scholarship in Lisbon, Budapest and Brussels. Her latest short documentary, Distance (2017), premiered at the Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival. Her first feature-length documentary, The Next Guardian (2017, co-director), premiered at IDFA in the First Appearance Competition. Easy Lessons (2018) is her directorial debut. The film received the Hungarian Critics Award for Best Documentary in 2019, and the Movies that Matter Award at ZagrebDox for the best film promoting human rights. She is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Theatre and Film Arts in Budapest, where she also teaches for the Documentary Film Directing Master and Docnomads Joint Master programs.

Diana Groó
Director, university lecturer (METU)

Diana Groó is a film director, producer and head of the Film and Media Specialist Program at METU Budapest. She is the co-founder of Katapultfilm studio (2002), Malcah Productions (2011), and DunaDock documentary masterclasses and workshops (2013). Her debut feature film, A Miracle in Cracow, was a Polish-Hungarian co-production with Krzysztof Zanussi. Her second feature film, Vespa (2010), was awarded by UNICEF. Her documentary, Regina (2013), based on a single photograph was screened widely, including at the International Holocaust Remembrance Day at UNESCO (2014), the Library of Congress (2014), and was deposited in the Visual Center Collection at Yad Vashem. Diana’s documentary, What Lies Ahead, won the Audience Award at the 4th Verzió International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival in Budapest.

Klára Trencsényi
film director, teacher at METU