FESTIVAL MASTERCLASSES

BRINGING CHANGE BY SPIKE LEE


Oscar winning filmmaker Spike Lee will present his journey in independent filmmaking, a career that spans over 30 years. This is your chance to hear from one of the world's greatest filmmakers about his own experiences, to ask about his creative process and filmmaking style.


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BOLD APPROACHES BY KHAIRY BESHARA


Beshara launched Egypt’s neo-realist wave with “Houseboat No. 70” (1982). His other iconic films include “The Collar and the Bracelet” (1986), “Bitter Day, Sweet Day” (1988), “Crab” (1990), and “Traffic Light” (1995).


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COMMUNITY AND EXCHANGE BY YOUSRY NASRALLAH


His award-winning films have competed around the world at major international film festivals and are considered classics of the Arab canon. They include “After the Battle” (2012), which competed for the Palme d'Or at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. “Brooks, Meadows, and Lovely Faces” (2016); “Scheherazade, Tell Me a Story” (2009); “The Aquarium” (2008); “The Gate of Sun” (2004); and “The City” (1999). 


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VR AND IMMERSIVE ART: ON SITE, ON MIND: BY VISHAL DAR, JOAN ROSS, NIC KOLLER, AND WESTON RIO MORGAN


Featuring artists Vishal Dar, Joan Ross, Nic Koller, and Weston Rio Morgan, this masterclass explores the new era of digital and site-specific art. Virtual Reality experiences can transport audiences to inner and outer worlds, creating a kind of hyper-reality that at once focusses and questions our perceptions and surroundings. Immersive and site-specific art might endeavor to similar goals but without interactive technology. The panel discusses new views on cinema and our relationship to imagery and storytelling.


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IN CONVERSATION WITH: ACTING AND PERFORMANCE WITH LAILA ELOUI


The star of more than 70 films, Laila Eloui has an unparalleled body of work, which she draws on for this expansive conversation. She will provide insight from her wealth of experience, before exploring how those skills can be integrated by actors at any stage of their career.in arabic only


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