“We took the opportunity to speak to Erol Mintaş, founder and artistic director of the Academy of Moving People and Images (AMPI). The non-institutional academy, based in Helsinki, represents a commendable educational effort to make the film industry more inclusive. We found out more about the AMPI’s activities during our chat with the Kurdish filmmaker.” Davide Abbatescianni
This event looks at ‘Alternative Structures and Educational Models’ where Maryan Abdulkarim talks about pain and trauma as entertainment and what they teach us, and Ahmet Öğüt ‘The Silent University / Towards a Transversal Pedagogy’ as a case study.
As part of AMPI+ we organized a Dogme 95 workshop which focused on scriptwriting & directing led by Erol Mintas and cinematography & lighting led by Christopher L. Thomas. The workshop took place online and face to face training. In this workshop participants had the chance to develop their filmmaking skills under the Covid-19 circumstances by taking the Dogme-95 as an approach to explore and experiment with storytelling.
On March 25th, 26th and 27th, Academy of Moving People & Images co-organized a study trip to Vaasa to visit our collaborators at Filmverkstaden where AMPI participants learned about the process of working with analogue. Britt Al-Busultan shared with the participants their knowledge of workflow, possibilities, equipment and basic 16mm filmmaking.
The Academy of Moving People & Images announcing its third generation! AMPI’s third open call was launched on December 21st, 2020. The open call lasted until January 31st, 2021. We received many wonderful applications, we shortlisted 22 people for the interview and eventually chose 9 to participate in AMPI’s 2021 & 2022 program. We are
Zahrah Ehsan (b. 1988, in Dubai, UAE) is a visual artist and art educator from Lahore, Pakistan, and currently based in Espoo, Finland. In 2020, she completed a degree of Master of Arts in Visual Cultures, Curating and Contemporary Arts from Aalto University, Finland. She received her Bachelors of Fine Arts with Honours in 2012,