Masterclass with Leo de Boer

The masterclass gives a practical insight into how to develop a documentary idea, from the synopsis / treatment to the scenario / filmplan.

About Leo de Boer
Leo de Boer was born in 1953 in the Netherlands. He studied History at the University of Amsterdam followed by four years at the Dutch Film Academy.
He has worked as film editor at NOS Dutch National Television, and is presently lecturer at the Utrecht School of the Arts (HKU).
He has also done documentary screenplay coaching at the IDFA workshop for docu-development. And from 2001 until present he was guest-lecturer (documentary) at VGIK-filmschool in Moscow, CEU in Budapest and the NFTVA in Amsterdam.
He is the screenwriter and director of several documentaries and feature films. His work includes TV-documentaries like The Road to Bresson, Angels of Death (awarded the Gouden Kalf (Dutch Academy Award) as the best documentary), Under Moscow, The Train to Grozny, Helene - A Woman Between Love and Art, and feature length documentaries like The Red Stuff, Closing in on Tanja and I Want my Money Back.
As an editor Leo de Boer’s work includes feature films like Twice a Woman and Madelief and documentaries like Birthplace Unknown and Procedure 769 as well as the award winning Isingiro Hospital.

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