Electronic News is an interdisciplinary and intercultural project on new media education, created together with DEKRA Hochschule für Medien in Berlin, the Academy of Art in Szczecin, and the University of Szczecin. This cooperation between students and lecturers have resulted in daily coverage of Szczecin European Film Festival ‘17, interviews, mini-reportages, and reviews published as a live blog ran by professionals. The young people participating in this project also take part in discussions on the place of new media in today’s world, they learn new methods of working as journalists in online press, and co-organise talks with filmmakers. The film festival thus becomes a “practical cultural laboratory.” The project’s international formula, encompassing participants from Poland and Germany and in conjunction with the high diversity of topics touched upon, is the perfect basis for shaping intercultural dialogue.
DEKRA Hochschule für Medien is a private university of applied sciences, offering Bachelor programmes in Media Management, Journalism and Television, and Film Studies. The university is open to creative, young people who are willing to show commitment and enjoy studying in a vibrant atmosphere. We are really happy and pleased to be in Szczecin again with a new group of young students. It was a great experience for previous years' teams and it’s going to be a great time with lots of work and fun!
Klaus Dörries was born in Düsseldorf, studies at the Berlin University of the Arts (Universität der Künste). He works as an independent publisher and director, and also as associate professor at DEKRA Hochschule für Medien, University of Applied Sciences in Berlin (faculties of film editing and post-production, and history of film). He also writes for the cultural section of Rias-TV.
Centrum Pomysłów Kreatywnych is a place where art and business meet. It combines 16 professional laboratories with the knowledge and creativity of professors and designers from the Academy of Art in Szczecin. The centre’s goal is to support companies and institutions by co-creating innovative solutions, renting laboratories, and assisting in the education of young designers studying at the Academy of Art in Szczecin.