5-6 October London
About David Macmillan David is one of the most important sound department experts in the world, David won 3 Oscars for his work on The Right Stuff, Apollo 13, and [...]
4-5 May The King's College
Now with 20% Discount! About Laurence Bennett Laurence Bennett is a production designer with a lifelong achievement, recognition of his work has earned him an Oscar and BAFTA Nomination, as [...]
27-28 April The King's College
REGISTRATION PROCESS FOR THE WORKSHOP AT THE END OF THE PAGE ABOUT COLIN ARTHUR Colin Arthur is a living-legend of Special Effects! In the 1960’s he was to assistant Ray Harryhausen with [...]
What is FEST FILM LAB?
FEST FILM LAB is a structure of excellence in the teaching in the area of cinema and audiovisual. It is not just another institute for education and workshops, but a institute that presents regular workshops during the year and give the best worldwide professionals in this area.
FEST FILM LAB offers workshops that would change careers, real game changers, we never presented workshops with professionals that are not worldwide recognized and proved their skills in the industry. The project relies on a team that already brought to their projects names like Tom Stern, David Macmillan, Alex Rodriguez, Etgar Keret and many other names on Film industry. Our Goal and seal of guarantee is that any of the formation received in FEST FILM LAB, the content has a real value and will be recognized worldwide, and not just an unimportant line on a CV.
FEST FILM LAB is a department within FEST – Associação Cultural
FEST – Associação Cultural was established in 2004 in Espinho, Portugal. It is a non-profit NGO and develops it’s work on Film, media and education. The institution was created to improve the promotion, capacities and development of filmmakers from all around the world, focusing on new filmmakers.
Since 2004 the institution its events and reputation have grown immensely, claiming in a very short period a worldwide dimension. The institution has organized activities in several locations around the world, even though still maintaining its headquarters in Portugal. The initiatives organized by FEST – AC are now eagerly awaited by people in the five continents.
Some of the other main activities of the institution are:
FEST – New Directors | New Films Festival
FEST – New Directors | New Films Festival is a film festival going for the 9th edition and that includes an official short and feature film competition for new filmmakers. We offer awards to short films from filmmakers up to the age of 30 and to Features from Filmmakers who are on the first or second long feature, in categories such as fiction, Non-fiction, animation and experimental film. Alongside the competition we also have several retrospective and thematic screenings as well as special sessions where our partner schools from all over Europe screen their best work of the year. The festival also includes a series of activities to promote large scale networking opportunities.
FEST – Training Ground
FEST Training Ground is an educational event where new and upcoming filmmakers from all over the world gather in one week, to attend a deluxe training from workshops to master classes, lectured by some of the industry’s top experts with highly acknowledged achievements. The program approaches the key issues on film making, all from Script Writing, analysis of a specific style, technical disciplines such as sound editing, to theory and analysis of our current society. It is intended to be wide in activities so every participant can tailor make his/her experience according to his/her preferences. In the past we have brought to Portugal professionals such as Tom Stern (cinematographer of Clint Eastwood, nominated for Oscars), David Macmillan (winner of three Oscars in the area of sound), Eugenio Caballero (winner of the Oscar for Best Art Direction for Pan’s Labirinth), Eduardo Serra (Oscar nominated dop), Colin Arthur (renouwn special-effects expert), Etgar Keret (winner of the Golden Camera at Cannes), Scandar Copti (winner of the Golden Camera at Cannes), Alex Rodriguez (Oscar nominated editor of Children of Men and Y Tu Mamá También), Hervé Schneid (Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s editor), Larry Smith (cinematographer on Eyes Wide Shut), Christian Frei (winner of the Peabody Award), Chadi Zeneddine (director of Falling from Earth), Dome Karukoski (director of Home of the Dark Butterflies), Nancy Bishop (Emmy Award nominated casting director) and many others. The event is attended by hundreds of participants from all over the world.