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German director to give talk on on short films in Hội An

Update: March, 21/2016 - 09:00
Film buff: Heinz Hermanns, who is founder, Festival Director and CEO of interfilm Berlin short film festival will host a talk at Phan Châu Trinh College Library at 2pm today. —Photo courtesy Phan Châu Trinh College

HỘI AN  — Heinz Hermanns, founder, Festival Director and CEO of interfilm Berlin, a short film festival and distribution platform, will deliver a talk at the Phan Châu Trinh College Library at about 2pm today.

The seminar will focus on the art of short film making and the German director’s experiences over his 35 years in the industry.

“I will present my views as one of the longest working short film festival directors about what is the best way to apply for film festivals, which film festivals are the most appropriate and what are the chances of short film distribution,” Hermanns said.

“The seminar will feature the screening of very different kinds of short films from previous years, presenting examples from all over the world about how unusual ideas, concepts and ways often help make a successful short film.

"The main goal is to inspire filmmakers to implement and develop their ideas, try something new and have the courage to do it.”

The seminar being held by the Phan Châu Trinh College is part of its efforts to ensure comprehensive human development. 

Heinz Hermanns, who was born in Duisburg, West Germany, worked for the Kingbonn China Short Film Festival organized by the Shenzhen Media Group in Shenzhen, China as programme and international relations consultant and international guest coordinator from 2010-14.

In 2014, he founded and directed the first Short Visions short film festival in Ningbo, China. – VNS

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