Documentary Masterclass: Jorge Laplace

We are delighted to welcome Jorge Laplace for a Masterclass hosted by Iberodocs and Scottish Documentary Institute.

Jorge Laplace (1981, Jerez, Spain) is an award-winning film screenwriter & director, two-time Goya nominee (Spain’s main national annual film awards) for ’30 Years of Darkness’ and ‘Alfred & Anna’. His last film ’23 Shots’ has received wide praise by critics and audiences all over the country as well as several awards, including the Iris (Spanish Emmy) and the Imagenera Award at the Sevilla European Film Festival.

Lapace’s films have earned a total of 28 international awards and over 200 international official selections in festivals such as Cannes Film Festival, San Sebastian Film Fest, International Documentary Film Fest of Amsterdam or the Brooklyn Film Fest. Additionally, he was awarded the Best Young Andalusian Artist of 2013 as Andalusian of the Future. Jorge studied Screenwriting at different film schools and universities in Seville, Barcelona and New York City before being awarded several scholarships like the prestigious Talentia Scholarship. He also taught Filmmaking in film schools in Seville (Escuela Andaluza de Cine) and Barcelona (Estudio de Cine).

“This masterclass has the objective of condensing and sharing everything learned in almost ten years of work as a scriptwriter and documentary director. The creative processes of real productions will be explained, from which we will be able to reflect on the numerous ways of approaching the documentary genre. A genre determined by our gaze and our commitment to reality.” Jorge Laplace

Jorge Laplace will be introduced by Scottish Documentary Institute Director Noe Mendelle

This masterclass is free but spaces are limited. Sign up below to guarantee a ticket.

Please join Iberodocs for a screening of 23 Shots (23 disparos), at 8.30pm at the Scottish Storytelling Centre. This fascinating, methodically researched account of García Caparrós family’s ongoing battle to discover how and why their brother was shot during a 1977 Andalusian Autonomy protest pieces together the clues surrounding a suspected police cover up. Check out the trailer below and Sara Garcia’s wonderful review here:

Please note the 23 Shots: screening will be FREE for all students and a 50% discount can be claimed by everyone by using the code: memory19.