工作坊 / WORKSHOPS

 The THY LAB team organises and runs workshops, providing opportunities for students,  filmmakers and audiovisual researchers to produce their own films. The work of our students attempts to represent the complexity of the lived experiences of young people today. We encourage critical approaches to the cinematic form through varied modes of representation, and value the ethnographic method. Occasionally, the workshop is hosted by Universities, as part of their regular BA and MA courses or as a short intensive training.


THY LAB provides studio space, shooting and editing equipment as well as creative and technical support. To be considered for the program, please send your CV, a covering letter, and links to previous work to alberto@thinkyoung.eu.

 

ThinkYoung 視聽實驗室遍佈各地的工作坊將提供青年電影人和視聽研究者機會,來製作屬於他們自己的紀錄片。工作坊的學員遍佈歐洲和其他地區,他們將會在紀錄片中呈現現代青年的不同的、複雜的生活經驗。我們鼓勵具有批判性的紀錄片形式,通過不同的紀錄形式,給民族誌的研究方法以價值意義。工作坊亦會由作為大學本科以及碩士課程,短期培訓課程進行。

 

ThinkYoung視聽實驗室將提供包括攝影和剪輯設備的工作室空間,更有知識、創意及技術教育和支持。


如有興趣參與本工作坊,請發送簡歷、附函及過往作品鏈接到 alberto@thinkyoung.eu。 

 

2019 EDITION

UNITED INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE - FILM EDITING WORKSHOP 

2019 | Zhuhai, Great Bay Area, China

For one semester we have held a film editing course at United International College in Zhuhai, China.
53 students from all over China have had a chance to learn the theory of film editing and the practice of cutting films using Avid, Premiere and FCP.  During the course of our workshop students worked on their personal and group projects, and in May 2019  we organised a screening of their movies.

2018 EDITION

JEAN ROUCH FOUNDATION - ACTING AND SCRIPTWRITING WORKSHOP 

2018 | Hong Kong, Paris

For one year we held sunday acting and scriptwriting workshops with Indonesian women migrant domestic workers living in Hong Kong.  By improvising scenes from the participants' own daily life and watching their interpretations together, we gradually reached the goal of writing an ethnographic film script, depicting their  journeys to Hong Kong.    The workshop is organised with the cooperation of  Fondation Jean Rouch (Jean Rouch Foundation) and IOM Hong Kong.

HONG KONG POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY - DOCUMENTARY WITH KAZUO HARA 

2018 | Hong Kong

2017 EDITION

HONG KONG POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY - MA in Japanese Studies 

2017 | Hong Kong

16mm Film Shooting, Developing and Splicing Workshop

2017 | Hong Kong

 

2016 EDITION

APPLYING THE ETHNOGRAPHIC METHOD TO CINEMA
影像大師班- 民族誌研究法在電影中的應用

2016 | Hong Kong

Ethnography, widely used in the humanities as a research method, plays a crucial role in filmmaking too. Director Alessandro Rossetto, experienced documentary filmmaker, will share his perspective on documentary and fiction filmmaking along with methodological advices. During the seminar he will present excerpts from his latest and most known work, Piccola Patria (Small Homeland).

The masterclass is organized in cooperation with The Italian Cultural Institute in Hong Kong, Department of Anthropology,  The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Anthropological Society.

GAMING IN BRUSSELS

2016 | Belgium

The short documentary gives an insight into the experience of two gamers currently living in Brussels. What are their feelings while gaming? Do gaming cafes provide a sense of community?  

2015 EDITION

 
ALLA BERSAGLIERA

2015 | Belgium

Although 53% of young Europeans are willing to work in another European country, only 14% have been abroad for education or training. As a result, amongst Europe’s working population, only 2% reside outside of their home country. This film follows the journey of one of them, and his experience with vocational training.

HONG KONG POLYTECHNIC WORKSHOP

2015 | Hong Kong

THE CHINESE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG WORKSHOP

2015 | Hong Kong

 

2014 EDITION

BRITISH BORN CHINESE

2014 | Belgium/UK/China

The film empowers two manchester-born brothers to describe their own family and surroundings using the filn medium. Through their videotapes and encounters with the local people, we get a glimpse of what it means to grow as a British Born Chinese today. This project is a cooperation with the Granada Center of Visual Anthropology at Manchester University.

HEADING TO CHINA

2014 | Belgium, China

In Spring 2014, a small group of slovenian and Austrian young people were selected for a trip to China, hosted by the company Huawei Europe.
Participants visited Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Shanghai, Hangzhou, Beijing, and the great wall.
This film is the diary of their 10 days journey.

6 MONTHS OF DREAMS

2014 | Belgium/Portugal

Challenge: Sleep next to a movie camera and as soon as you understand you are waking up, don't forget, pick up your camera, start recording and tell us all about what you have just dreamt.

CAMPA / AN ONIRIC SELF ETHNOGRAPHY

2014 | Belgium/Portugal/Hong Kong

Nightmares can be significant abstract pieces of unconscious information guiding or forcing us to face a specific situation is ones life. Firstly, I thought I woke up although I was actually still dreaming and couldn't stop doing so.  On the last one I was on an endless roller-coaster towards death, every time it rides I get closer to understand how to avoid dying, but always unsuccessfully. Being made to watch the cycle repeating itself again and again.

PUBLIC SPACE IN HONG KONG

2014 | Belgium/Hong Kong

The series questions the use of public spaces in the area of Hong Kong through the encounter with two main communities: a group of homeless people living in a public park; a group of street vendors; a group of domestic workers socializing in public spaces during their Sunday breaks. 

WAITING

2014 | Belgium

The series explores the conditions of few people from different regions of the world who live in Brussels waiting for their appeals for asylum to be processed. Watch all episodes here.

THINKYOUNG WORKSHOP 

2014 | Brussels

UNIVERSITY OF ANTWERP WORKSHOP

2014 | Belgium

 

2013 EDITION

FACING CULTURES

2013 | Belgium/Netherlands

This video series portrays young people in Belgium and The Netherlands with various backgrounds. They speak about what it's like to grow up in different cultures. Through these portraits we learn to understand where they come from, both literally and figuratively speaking. Watch all episodes here.

DIBRANI FAMILY

2013 | Belgium/Kosovo

The Dibrani Family explores the situation of a roma family who has been obliged to leave France, and now lives in Mitrovica, Kosovo due to a rejection of their appeal for residency. Through the experiences of Leonarda Dibrani, we get to understand the feelings of displacement of an adolescent who has been forced to leave her life and friends behind, to settle down in a place where she does not feel any sense of belonging. 

SONHADORES (DREAMERS)

2013 | Belgium/Portugal

Although dreams and their particular meanings are largely heterogeneous. We can often remember, speak and think about them. This video series speaks about dreams. With multiple portraits of young people we observe how frequently they dream, the specific contents of their dreams, the meanings of their dreams and the meaning of dreaming in general. We also cover other related issues, introduced by theme. Watch all episodes here.

MEPS IN ACTION

2013 | Belgium

In many ways, European Institutions have become more influential in policy-making than the national governments of each member state. Despite this, people are unlikely to be able to name their MEPs. In this series of short documentaries, James Francis sets out to discover more about the EU's leading politicians, from life at the workplace to their personal experiences in the capital of Europe. Watch all episodes here.

FAITH

2013 | Belgium

This series is about young adults in Brussels leading a life dedicated to religious or spiritual practice. Different groups and individuals will be portrayed in the different episodes. It aims to give a glimpse into their lives and worldviews. It will focus amongst others on a Hare Krishna Bhakti Yoga center, a Bahai community, and a Christian student organization. Watch all episodes here.

LA BONNE TERRE

2013 | Belgium/U.S.A.

An urban farm in Neder-Over-Heembeck trains unemployed young people to work in agriculture using organic and traditional methods. Throughout my three months in Belgium, I am making several short films using the farm itself both as a hub of activities and also as the center of social networks that extend beyond this unique community. Watch all episodes here.

WAYS OF LIFE

2013 | Belgium

In a forest just outside London a group of squatters have been building an ecovillage for the last eight months. Despite the tough winter circumstances people stay here for Christmas. Watch all episodes here.

PEDALLING PERMACULTURE

2013 | Belgium

How do young Europeans get involved in Permaculture and what are the possible opportunities for integrating some of the methods into modern society? In a world where resources are wasted without a care can these resourceful communities help influence agricultural policies? Watch all episodes here.

A VER QUE' TAL

2013 | Belgium/Spain

I ask for your cooperation for this collective interactive ethnography. Watch videos, give your opinion and show your preferences about the objects and research targets. This dialog begins by showing, through the first published videos, the arrival to the field, and the subjective and experiential way to introduce myself into Brussels´ reality. I will try to show the position of the researcher at the field-site and, at the same time, show the reality that is shared by many young people who arrive to European capitals. From that moment, the dialogue will begin and we will build the objectives of the research from the suggestions made through social networks and the view of the conclusions in the published videos. Watch all episodes here.

SCREENINGS​

April

Actas de Marusia (Littin, 1976) Mexico

May

Lucky Luciano (Rosi, 1973) Usa

 

June

Quien Sabe (Damiani, 1966) Mexico

July

Ogro (Pontecorvo, 1980) Spain

August

Le Cercle Rouge (Melville, 1970) France

September

Sotto il Segno dello Scorpione (Taviani, 1969)

October

Sacco & Vanzetti (Montaldo, 1971) Italy

November

Lulu the Tool (Petri, 1971) Italy

Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion (Petri, 1970) Italy

December

The Mattei Affair (Rosi, 1972) Italy

DATE 

on the last friday of each month

TIME

19:30

VENUE 

Zhuhai  Cinema Studio CCD United International College, Tangjiawan, Zhuhai

Hong Kong  Room 2717, Shui On Centre, 6-8 Harbour Road, Wanchai

RSVP 
lab@thinkyoung.eu

 

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH

1905 Human Rights Film Festival

Instituto Mexicano de Cinematografia

Mexican Agency for International Development Cooperation

Secretaria de Relaciones Exteriores

Film and Television Department, United International College

PAST PARTNERS

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Brussels

Place du Luxembourg 6

1050 Brussels

Belgium

Geneva

Rue du Tunnel 15

1227 Carouge

Switzerland

Hong Kong

Yu Chau Street 135

Hong Kong SAR

China

Madrid

C/Maudes 50

28003 Madrid

Spain