Albert Serra – November 2020


Workshop in the Countryside – ALBERT SERRA
Filmmaking in the digital era
November 20, 21 and 22, 2020

With their elements of the grotesque, the poetical and silent cinema, Albert Serra’s
films offer another vision of characters that are part of our collective imagination,
showing them in all the absurdity of their everyday lives.

Description of the workshop:
Taking as his main focus the creative processes that must be developed in the course of making a film, Albert Serra will immerse himself in a thorough exploration of what making a film involves, sharing and presenting his very personal views on the subject.
The key elements of film making will be analyzed, from script writing, directing, filming, directing actors, the creative process, ways of working in the editing room and during post-production as well as promotion at festivals and international distribution.
The workshop is divided into four sessions. Each day Serra will reveal his particular way of producing and working on each of the stages in the production of a feature film.


Filmmakers, video artists, camera operators, producers, students of Cinema, Fine Arts, Audiovisual Communication or Sound and Image, scriptwriters, writers, actors and anyone interested in cinema who would like to innovate in their role as narrators and incorporate new methodologies into their creative and production processes.


Banyoles, Gerona, 1975. Director, producer and scriptwriter.
Graduate in Hispanic Philology and Literature from the University of Barcelona.
One of the most internationally recognized Spanish filmmakers and a leading figure in
contemporary European arthouse cinema.
Defined by critics as a daring artist working outside the conventional circuits of the genre, Albert Serra’s cinema has triumphed both in museums and in cinemas nationally and internationally.
He represented Catalonia in the 56th edition of the Venice Art Biennale, with the project La singularidad. His filmography has been present at festivals such as Cannes (2006, 2008, 2019), Toronto (2016) or Locarno (2013).

Winner of the Golden Leopard Award at the Locarno Film Festival for Història de la meva mort, winner of the Jean Vigo Award for the film La Mort de Louis XIV at the Cannes Festival … among others.
Retrospective at the Cineteca de Madrid. Exhibition at the Reina Sofía Museum of his video installation Personalien.
He has been linked to many cultural and university institutions.
Institutions such as the Pompidou Centre in Paris and the Cinematek in Brussels dedicated retrospective exhibitions to him in 2013, as did the Tate Modern in London, where his work could be seen in 2015. He has also received recognition at top-level international artistic events .
Film Comment magazine presented Albert Serra as one of the fifteen leading film directors of the decade.
Short film:
2007  Rusia.
Feature films:
2003  Crespià, the film not the village.
2006  Honor de cavalleria.
2008  El cant dels ocells.
2010  Els noms de Crist.
2011  El senyor ha fet en mi meravelles.
2013  Història de la meva mort. Castilian version: Historia de mi muerte.
2013  Els tres porquets.
2016  La muerte de Luis XIV.
2017  I’m an artist.
2019  Liberté.
2010  Pulgasari.
2011  Més enllà dels alps.
2006: V Barcelona Film Award for best new director, for Honor de cavalleria, and to the best film made in Catalan, for the same work.
2009: Gaudí Award for best film for El cant dels ocells.
2013: Golden Leopard Award at the Locarno Film Festival for Història de la meva mort.
2016: Jean Vigo Award for the film La Mort de Louis XIV.
2017: National Culture Prize.
2019: Special Jury Prize for his film Liberté at Cannes.


300€ (Workshop + full board and lodging in the Casa dos Muros + light snacks during the workshop)

280€ (Workshop + full board (without lodging) in the Casa dos Muros + light snacks during the workshop)


– Friday, November 20: Introduction and Workshop. 18:00 hrs – 21:00 hrs
– Saturday, November 21: Workshop. 10:00 hrs – 14:00 hrs / 16:00 hrs – 20:00 hrs
– Sunday, November 22: Workshop. 10:00 hrs – 14:00 hrs
We begin with dinner on Friday evening and finish with lunch on Sunday (both included).

Places are limited and will be filled strictly in order of registration.
Registration is open until the first day of the workshop.
The workshop will be given in Spanish.
We have a room specifically adapted to the requirements of the health authorities, among them, the reduction of capacity for conducting the workshops.

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