Kartemquin to be Documentary Partner for CILECT Global Post-Production Symposium

Around the world in places including the United Kingdom, Brazil and Australia, media professionals are coming together with educators to discuss the future of screen post-production. It's all part of a Global Post-Production Symposium series hosted by CILECT, the international organization of film, television and new media schools. In October, Kartemquin Films will enter that global dialogue as the official documentary partner for the first North American symposium at Columbia College Chicago.

The three-day symposium, running October 8th through October 10th, 2015, aims to bridge the professional and academic worlds by facilitating an exchange of ideas and knowledge between those working in post-production and those who instruct it. Through joining forces and sharing ideas, educators will be able to design innovative curricula that prepares students entering a changing and developing field.

Kartemquin staff and producers will specifically explore post-production considerations in documentary on two separate days. On Friday, October 9th from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., three of the five Hard Earned directors Brad Lichtenstein, Maria Finitzo, Ruth Leitman, and series editors David E. Simpson and Liz Kaar will discuss how they weaved together their six-part documentary series. And on Saturday, October 10th from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Kartemquin founder and artistic director Gordon Quinn and editorial director Leslie Simmer will join Clayton Brown (137 Films) to discuss story development, documentary education and the ethics of editing.

Additional panels throughout the three days will explore topics such as integration and evolution of production and post-production, VFX and image manipulation and hybrid forms and processes for the screen. Keynote speakers include editor and producer Mathilde Bonnefoy (CITIZENFOUR) and editor Peter Teschner (Borat). For a full schedule of the symposium you can click here.