Scratchotopia – Primanima Masterclass with Steven Woloshen

Primanima masterclass IV.

Steven Woloshen was born in Laval, Canada in 1960. For more than 30 years, he has passionately created over 50 award-winning, abstract films and time-based installations for festivals, galleries and museums. He is a teacher, film conservationist, animator, craftsman and the author of two books, “Recipes for Reconstruction: The Cookbook for the Frugal Filmmaker” (2010), a hands-on manual for decay, renewal and other handmade, analogue film techniques, and “Scratch, Crackle & Pop! A Whole Grains Approach to Making Films without a Camera” (2015).

Under his own banner, Scratchatopia, Woloshen has hosted solo retrospectives and taught handmade filmmaking techniques at workshops and master classes in Argentina, Morocco, USA, Slovenia, Australia, France, Great Britain, Greece, Portugal, Spain, Slovakia, Poland, Mexico as well as across Canada.

Twice nominated for Canada’s Governor General’s award, he has received numerous research and creation grants and, most recently, was awarded the 2016 René Jodoin lifetime achievement award, and 2015 Wiesbaden Lifetime Achievement Award.

15.30–16.45: Masterclass
17.00–19.00: Film selection of Steven Woloshen followed by a Q&A moderated by Péter Lichter film director