Nomadic Film School

Nomadic Film School is an experiment that aims to realise a nomadic collaboration between students from two film schools, the KASK and the Film School of Mosul (Iraq). The key questions in this research are :

  • How can students from different cultural backgrounds who do not know each other, do not speak the same language and cannot meet physically, exchange knowledge and reflect on visual language and culture ?  
  • How can they create film projects together ?  
  • What tools and media can be used to exchange knowledge and realise audiovisual projects through the digital space ?  

This project builds on a collaboration NTGent led by Milo Rau with young artists from Mosul that resulted in the theatre performance “Orestes in Mosul”(in 2019). After the project ended, there was a demand for a more sustainable collaboration. Together, they conceived the plan to establish a film department in the lap of the Institute of Fine Arts in Mosul. A number of actors and filmmakers (including from KASK) travelled to Mosul to work with the students, writing 10 scenarios that were then shot in Mosul, a heavily destroyed city.

With the results of this experiment, we hope to establish a sustainable cooperation with the school of Mosul. We also want to gather know-how on new forms and techniques that will allow students to collaborate “nomadically” via digital space with other students in an inspiring and creative way, where physical as well as cultural distance no longer needs to be an obstacle.

(c) Angela Alsouliman

Date: Now until september

Location: Nomadic, digital

Joning and more information via: Mieke De Wulf

Session in the projectweek: Think tank of students to help shape the Nomadic Film School

WHEN: Wednesday 22 march 2023:16:00 till 18:00 

WHERE: Vanderkeukenkeuken C-1,002 



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