The making of LALA: a success story
EWA Network is delighted to host our long-standing member director Ludovica Fales to share with EWA members her experience on making her documentary Lala. The project changed thorughout the years because Zaga, her lead character, had to flee from Italy and the project shifted from documentary to fiction and then, the character came back so that the film could be done as Fales had envisaged.
WHEN: June 12 at 17:30 CEST
EWA members will receive an invitation to attend this talk.
WHAT ARE EWA NETWORK ONLINE HANG-OUTS?
Through an online space where EWA members from all around can connect and know each other, we organise once a month a meeting where an expert introduces a topic followed by Q&A and members can interact.
Each meeting will last 75 minutes aprox and it's open to 20-25 EWA members, who can introduce themselves and participate in the following Q&A.
An invitation to join the talk will be sent to EWA members (first come, first served basis).
We first heard of Lala, when Fales took the first training workshop organised by EWA Network back in 2013, Pitcher Perfect. Encouraged after the pitching session, Fales met her producer and took the multidisciplinar training EWA Network organised with the support of Creative Europe, the Multiple Revenue Stream Training For Future Films.
Ludovica Fales's project changed in the meantime because Zaga, her lead character, had to flee from Italy and the project shifted from documentary to fiction and then, the character came back so that the film could be done as Fales had envisaged.
After studying theoretical philosophy in Rome and cultural anthropology in Berlin, Ludovica obtained a Masters in documentary filmmaking in London in 2011 and a PhD in audiovisual studies in 2015. Her documentary films ("Letters from Palestine", "The Real Social Network'', "Fear and Desire", "The Tales of the Black Saint", "Lala" among others), are often crossed by the poetics of memory and an investigation into multiple identities and have been screened in international festivals.
Her curiosity and her desire to contribute led her to travel and teach filmmaking in the Mediterranean region, Bosnia, Kosovo and the Middle East as a form of conflict resolution and in support of the strong female voices she encountered. Ludovica teaches experimental documentary at University College London, collaborates with Sorbonne Nouvelle in Paris and she is writing her new film.
Her latest documentary LALA HAVE JUST HAD its premiere on May 13th at the 41st Bellaria Film Festival.