Uli M. Schueppel


19-26 October 2024
Athens, Greece

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Practical film workshop on the topic of “Emotional Geography” in essay film (as well as all documentary-experimental film formats) – in and out of Athens (Greece)

The masterclass workshop “IN/SITE/OUT ATHENS” under the direction of the acclaimed filmmaker Uli M Schueppel will introduce the participants to narrative methods and storytelling through “Emotional Geography” in essay films. During the workshop, the participants will be supervised in the development, research and shooting of their own personal projects on location in Athens and accompanied through the post-production. In the “IN/SITE/OUT ATHENS” workshop, participants will be given the opportunity to create short essay films on location that convey individual or collective approaches to site-specific themes/narratives in order to translate them into artistic, poetic, experimental film formats. These documentary film works ( max. length per participant 10min) can be realised as individual short films, artistic video installations, first sketches of a longer film project, or also in their combination with the projects of all participants as a feature-length film.

Schueppel understands the overarching workshop theme “Emotional Geography”, that he has developed in numerous essay films, (music-) documentaries and video installations as an audiovisual narrative concept, which, starting from urban places/sites, builds up a spatial and temporal experimental set-up. In interaction with bodies/people (humans & non-humans), stories (memories & imaginations), sounds/rhythms/structures, the site is transferred as a newly emerging “emotional landscape” from which (and not “over/about”!) any subjective, poetic narrative can begin…

“The central theme within Schueppel’s work remains one of seeking (in!) and moving through “Emotional Geographies”. Exploring cracks and fractures that allow imagination (poetry) and reality to communicate with each other to create a larger space of possibilities. Spiritual, emotional landscapes emerge in which new paradigms can take shape. In these fluid spaces, questions of humanity, togetherness and inner conflicts with the outside, are formulated differently than in the models of exclusion that prevail today in dealing with world/reality.”


Conditions of Participation

Participants are required to have basic technical knowledge of film/video production and post-production (editing/sound editing, etc). They use only their own equipment, i.e. video camera, sound recorder (if necessary), as well as editing facilities/PC & editing programmes should be available.



To apply send a maximum of 2 your own video works:

Michael Grieve at info@artfotomode.com

A jury including Uli M.Schueppel will select final successful applications.


Free Scholarship

AFM and HWF are offering one free scholarship for a filmmaker to participate under 30 years old. Final selection will be made by a jury.

Send applications to: info@artfotomode.com

Deadline: 01 July 2024

The scholarship does not include travel or accommodation.


This workshop is in collaboration with Hamburg Werkstatt Fotografie

Uli M Schueppel studied directing at the Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie, Berlin (DFFB). Along with a number of short films, numerous music videos, and animations (i.a.: Berlinale-Trailer/ Opener since 2001, Delphi- & DFFB opener), he was the author, director, producer, and occasionally even cameraman of 15 full-length films ranging from feature films, essay films, and music films to documentaries (see filmography). Schueppel received the “Special Jury Award” (Montreal 1988), the “OCIC”-Award 1993, the “NewBerlinFilmAward 2008′′, the 2009 “Underground Spirit Award” from the European-Film- Festival (Palic) for his “extraordinary accomplishment in independent film Production”, as well as the 2014 “Lifetime Award” at 5.SPFF (international music documentary festival, Croatia) “for outstanding accomplishments in the music and music industry documentary genre“. Schueppel also works in the field of new media art (video installations & photography) and presents his projects in various national and international exhibitions. His films and projects have been presented in worldwide important museums and art-exhibitions, among others at ‚MOMA‘-New York, ‚ICA‘-London, ,Smithonian’-Washington‚ ,Louvre‘-Paris, ‚Haus der Kunst‘-Munich, ‚Singapore Art Museum‘, ‚Museum of Contemporary Arts, Bucarest‘ or at ‚Documenta14‘-Kassel. Exhibitions of all his works or retrospectives have been presented at Greek-Cinematheka, Athens (in Coop with Goethe-Inst.), at Festival „Internacional de Cine“ (Mar del Plata, Argentina), at „European Film Festival“ (Palic, Serbia) and at “Spectacle-Theater, New York.

Since 2003, Schueppel has also worked as a guest lecturer, teaching directing and documentary film at the Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie (DFFB) and the Nederlandse-Filmacademie, Amsterdam. He has given numerous master class workshops on the topics of “emotional geography”, “music documentary”, and “independent filmmaking”. He has (co-)curated several film festival programms and been a jury member at international festivals. Schueppel is part of the international artist collective (photo/film) ‘TEMPS ZERO’.
Schueppel has been a member of the EuropeanFilmAcademy (EFA) since 2002.

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19-28 October 2024

Earlybird price

950 euros

Normal price

1100 euros
Fees can be paid in two installments
This price is for the workshop only, not accommodation
In order to apply for the workshop you can either send an email or fill in the following form and we will contact you. For more information about the workshop contact info@artfotomode.com Via email To submit your work you can send an email to: info@artfotomode.com, including a short C.V, a statement and a pdf file containing up to 15 images of your work. Via application form To submit your work you can fill in the following form and attach a zip folder including a short C.V, a statement and a pdf file containing up to 15 images of your work.

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