Critique Workshop: Styx and The Border Fence

The participants will view the films Styx by Wolfgang Fischer (2018, Germany, Austria) and The Border Fence by Nikolaus Geyrhalter (2018, Austria). They will examine the specifics of the documentary film and discuss the manipulations of perceived reality and compare, the two different approaches to the topic of migration. The participant will write short texts about both films and reflect upon different views of the films, as well as the political implications of the films. We will discuss whether the films speak for the migrants, are they able to speak for themselves and why this matters. We will also discuss how we can fit these two films into a wider context of documentaries with this type of subject.


Later on, the participants will write their own short reviews of the films, und the guidance of film critic Petra Meterc. Their texts will be assembled in a combined reflexion which will be published on the web page of the Festival of Migrant Film.


The workshop will take place in the afternoons during the festival, on June 17th, 18th and 19th in Kinodvor – City Cinema Cafe and Slovenian Cinematheque Cafe.


There is no participation fee; please send your applications to by June 14th.