Sharpening the Gaze is a film criticism workshop of the Kino! Society for Expanding Film Culture, which now already traditionally also takes place at the Kino Otok – Isola Cinema international film festival and is thus also part of its 16th edition in Izola between 26 and 30 June 2020. At the Odeon Art Cinema and under the starry sky of Video on the Beach, senior high-school students and university students watch selected film treats and, in a relaxed festival atmosphere in the shade on the beach, conduct in-depth discussions of what they had seen, follow the festival guests and ask them questions, write texts and perfect them with the help of their two mentors – Dr Maja Krajnc, film theoretician and editor-in-chief of KINO!, and film theoretician Robert Kuret – while pleasantly camp at the festival (S)camp.
The final texts are published on the Sharpening the Gaze blog (in Slovenian) and some of them also in KINO! Magazine for Cinema and Cinematic Issues.