ABOUT CINERGY PRAGUE
Cinergy Prague is an educational platform for the development of the talents and knowledge of young filmmakers and film professionals through a series of discussion panels and lectures on topics related to film-making or the work of foreign guests.
The purpose of the project is to create a regular series of master classes, seminars, discussion workshops, and screenings organized throughout the whole year, with the aim of sharing and exchanging experience through open dialogue, improving and refining film making, educating, and broadening film knowledge. We focus on feature films and audiovisual projects. In this context, we invite producers, directors, screenwriters, cinematographers, set designers, editors, or sound designers to share their experiences. The concept of Cinergy events is draught according to the focus of individual guests. We organize masterclasses, workshops, lectures, Q&As, film analysis, and film screenings.
The Cinergy project was created in 2015 as a kind of continuation of the idea behind the defunct Fresh Film Fest, a festival of student films and debuts when some of the organizing team (director Radka Weiserová, programmer Michal Hogenauer and head of production Natálie Krausová) drew on contacts and experiences garnered over several years to start the new project. From now on, the project will come under a newly formed entity, a registered company named ProCine, comprising Radka Weiserová, Michal Hogenauer and Karel Spěšný and alongside the Cinergy project, its aim is organizing activities in the AV field.
master-class / film screening
Gaspar Noé was born in Argentina in 1963 but he has lived in Paris since he was a child. He studied at Louis Lumière College, where he already began to shine with his short fiction films. It was his 40-minute film Carne, however, that first brought him acclaim. The film was continued as a full-length feature called I Stand Alone. His work is characterized by a sense of naturalism, the epicentre of which was the anal-rape scene in the controversial film Irreversible. Noé has won numerous awards at Cannes, as well as at other prestigious events.
master-class / film screening / lecture
The next guest of the educational platform Cinergy Prague is a french director and scriptwriter Claire Denis. She spent her childhood in colonial Africa. In her native France, she first studied economics but then moved to IDHEC film school, where she teaches today. She worked as assistant director for Jacques Rivette, Costa-Gavras, Wim Wenders, and Jim Jarmusch. She debuted in 1988 with the film Chocolate, which was screened in competition at Cannes.
master-class / film screening / lecture
The first guest of the project Cinergy in 2019 will be British film editor Joe Walker who is mainly known for his collaboration with two of the most prominent film directors of today - Steve McQueen and Denis Villeneuve. He worked as an editor on Hunger, Shame, 12 Years a Slave, Sicario, Arrival, or Blade Runner 2049 and his work has been appreciated and nominated with several major film awards. The master class will focus on his personal approach to film story, film rhythm, and sound landscape including practical film clips from several films.
online artist talk
Another guest of the education platform Cinergy was Manuel Alberto Claro is one of the most important and influential contemporary directors of photography. He is mainly known for his long-term collaboration with director Lars Von Trier – he was the DOP on his three latest films, Melancholia, Nymphomaniac, and The House That Jack Built.
film analysis / talk
Cinergy Praha and Prague Writers´ Festival invite you to the screening of the acclaimed film The Hours which will be attended by a very special guest – Michael Cunningham himself. Find out more about the way this Pulitzer Prize-winning book was adapted for the big screen with the best man for the job – the author of the novel who cooperated on the script as well.
master class / screening
Another Cinergy’s guest is the Danish director Lone Scherfig, author of the hit-comedy Italian for Beginners, the Academy Award-nominated feature film An Education, and the romantic drama One Day. Lone will present short excerpts from her films and talk about how she developed the stylistic concepts for these films depending on their stories and economy.
“Don’t look at them to learn from them. Look at them to see if it speaks to you. Even if you reject it, you have to know what you’re rejecting.”
Michal Hogenauer - info (at) cinergy.cz
Radka Weiserová - radka (at) cinergy.cz
Natálie Krausová - natalie (at) cinergy.cz
Kateřina Dvořáková - firstname.lastname@example.org
110 00 Prague 1