Masterclass by Petr Lom: How to Tell a Story

Masterclass by Petr Lom: How to Tell a Story

March 8, 2018
11:00 am - 2:00 pm


Masterclass by Petr Lom: How to Tell a Story

Petr Lom has been making award winning documentary films dedicated to injustice in different parts of the world for fifteen years.

His masterclass will discuss the challenges and dilemmas of human rights filmmaking and the challenges of storytelling: how to turn abstract issues into emotionally moving stories.  He will also talk about the the ethical and practical challenges of working in closed societies.

He has given master classes at CPHDOX Copenhagen, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Baptist University, One World Film Festival in Prague, Freedom Festival Malaysia, Darwin Film Festival Australia and University of Foreign Languages Yangon, Myanmar.


Petr Lom is a documentary filmmaker, currently reciding in The Netherlands. He has a PhD from Harvard University, USA and had a position as Associate Professor at The Central European University when he decided to become a filmmaker in 2003.


Burma Storybook (2017). Director, Cinematographer, Co-Editor.
Featurelength creative documentary about Burma’s transition from dictatorship told through Burmese poetry. IFFR Rotterdam world premiere. Cinema release, International broadcast and more than 35 festivals to date including: CPHDOX, Visions du Reel, Docaviv, One World Prague, Rejkavik, Rio, Hong Kong, HUMAN idff.

ANA ANA (“I am me” in Arabic) (2013). Director, Editor, Co-Producer.
Feature-length creative documentary about the inner world of four young Egyptian women. World Premiere IDFA 2013. Cinema Release, International broadcast and more than 40 film festivals.

Back to the Square (2012). Director, Cameraman, Editor, Co-Producer.
Feature-length documentary about injustice in post-revolutionary Egypt. World Premiere Rotterdam Film Festival 2012.

Letters to the President (2009)

You Cannot Hide from Allah (Short) (2007)

On a Tightrope (2007)

Frontline/World (TV Series documentary) (2004-2005)