Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität


Documentary Arts & Anthropology - Short Film Production


The focus of this module is on dramaturgic composition and technical competence, as a deeper understanding of both are required for students to ultimately implement their own project ideas. Central approaches are narrative strategies combined with anthropological, artistic and technical knowledge. Theoretical anthropological knowledge will be reflected over the course of the workshop. Participants analyze and establish the theoretical and practical groundwork for planning their own research and media projects.

Dates: Mon 22nd May 2017 – Sun 28th May 2017
Location: WWU Weiterbildung gGmbH, Königsstraße 47, 48143 Münster, Germany
Fee: 1500,- € for media professionals / 900,- € for students and amateurs

If you are interested in this course please write an e-mail. We recommend a basic knowledge of visual anthropology and video editing if you want to participate in this course.

This course is part of the Master Program "Visual Anthropology, Media and Documentary Practices" at the University of Münster and can be booked individually.


Lefteris Fylaktos is a documentary filmmaker living in Athens, Greece and currently working as a documentary specialist at the Greek Programming Department of ERT S.A. responsible for documentary acquisitions and programming. He is also a member of ERT's  International Co-Production Committee and the National Coordinator for INPUT - International Public TV Organization - Greece. He teaches teach Ethnographic Filmmaking at the University of Münster in Germany and the Dutch Institute Summer School in Athens.

Fylaktos has been active since 1997 in the conception and production of audio-visual content as Television Director for ERT, Independent Documentary Filmmaker and Freelance Director/Producer. His expertise includes several award-winning documentaries and video projects for public, private and international organizations. 

 Additionally, he has experience in cross-media projects and web-documentaries working for the Korsakow Institut in Berlin, has served as jury and delegate for socially responsible media organisations such as INPUT, Prix-Europa, Asterfest, and the Balkan Documentary Center and in 2012 completed his MA in Visual and Media Anthropology at Freie Universität Berlin.

Thomas John is a visual and media anthropologist. For his PhD project he researches about Mexican indigenous cinema and art practices. He conducted several fieldworks in Mexico. He worked and works on his own documentary projects, and teaches since 2013 documentary-film workshops, theoretical, and practical visual anthropology classes at the University of Münster and elsewhere. He is a research associate at the Latin American Institute and the Collaborative Researche Center Affective Societies – Dynamics of social coexistence in mobile worlds at Freie Universität Berlin.

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