A space for practical and theoretical exchange
From the 2021-2022 Academic Year, Elías Querejeta Zine Eskola invites prestigious filmmakers to come and stay with the EQZE community for a certain period of time, sharing their working process and engaging in a practical and experimental film project with students. The duration of the residencies varies depending on the project and the moment of the academic year in which they take place.
The category ‘Filmmaker in Residence’ forms part of EQZE's academic and research residency plan and aims to support contemporary filmmaking and foster a specific type of interpersonal or group transmission.
During their stay, residents work on their new film project with the help and support of the school’s resources. At the same time, they share their creative process with students on the Filmmaking Studies course, through a specific working plan.
The programme aims to combine support for the creative process of the selected filmmakers in residence, who are immersed in a specific project, with the creation of a space for mutual learning, intergenerational transmission and joint cinematographic research between filmmaking students and the filmmaker in residence.
During the 2021-2022 Academic Year, the filmmaker in residence was Radu Jude (Bucarest, 1977), who worked with the director of photography Marius Panduru.
During his stay at EQZE, Jude provided students on the Filmmaking Studies course with insights into his work on the new film he was planning to shoot (script, images of the casting sessions, locations, camera tests, etc.). He will also gave a seminar on the dilemmas facing the film world when tackling issues linked to historical memory, offering a critical analysis of Îmi este indiferent dacă în istorie vom intra ca barbari (I Do Not Care If We Go Down in History as Barbarians, Radu Jude, 2018) and some of the materials (photographs, archive images and texts, etc.) on which it is based.
The filmmaker’s proposal also included the development of a film project made up of various short works based on adaptations of texts by Thomas Bernhard. The idea was that students will be actively engaged in the entire creative process.
During the 2023-2023 Academic Year, the filmmaker in residence was Pedro Costa (Lisboa, 1959).
During his stay at EQZE, Pedro Costa shared his view of filmmaking with students on the Filmmaking Studies course, and explain his method, which is based on hard work, consistency and rigour. His interest in production media, constant exploration of the different materials that make up a film, and firm commitment to representing reality was also part of the working sessions in which his filmography was reviewed in its entirety.