John Burgan

John Burgan

Writer, director, editor & lecturer, Berlin (DE)

Born 1962 in London. 1981-84 English Language & Literature, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, then picture editor, BBC TV News, London. 1989-92 National Film & TV School, UK. Based in Berlin, Germany 1992-2006, then worked at the European Film College, Denmark 2006-8. Senior Lecturer at the University of South Wales 2010-15, currently Programme Leader, MA Documentary & Factual at Met Film School, Berlin. Active member of CILECT, co-organiser with Heidi Gronauer of "Teaching Documentary" conference (Cardiff 2014, Bolzano 2018). In Berlin from 2015, teaching filmmaking and working as a mentor in various European countries. 2005-18 Co-Host of The D-Word documentary community. Films as writer/director include MEMORY OF BERLIN (1998), BEHIND WORDS (2005), FRIENDLY ENEMY ALIEN (2006), POWER & PLACE (2010).

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